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Low Season:
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High Season:
June
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12%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$446
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$296
or less (round trip)

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The cheapest flight from San Francisco to New York John F Kennedy Intl was found 26 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 16% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking San Francisco to New York John F Kennedy Intl Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to New York John F Kennedy Intl take?
An average nonstop flight takes 5h 20m, covering a distance of 2580 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and New York John F Kennedy Intl?
There are 1,487 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and New York John F Kennedy Intl per week, averaging 220 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to New York John F Kennedy Intl?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on JetBlue ($221), Virgin America ($222) and Multiple Airlines ($224).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and New York John F Kennedy Intl?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and New York John F Kennedy Intl?
Alaska Airlines (19 times daily), Virgin America (16 times daily), Delta (15 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to New York John F Kennedy Intl?
For San Francisco to New York John F Kennedy Intl, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from New York John F Kennedy Intl back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from San Francisco to New York John F Kennedy Intl (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$221
only
$221
Destination
New York
$221
only
$221
Tue, Feb 6
SFO
JFK
5h 25m
Wed, Feb 7
JFK
SFO
6h 40m
Trip: 2 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 84 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.0

On time clean plane and terminal baggage came quickly

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

SFO organization and signs

SFO
JFK
Okay 5.3

Three hour delay

SFO
JFK
Good 6.0

nighttime packs were nice for the trip, but some people aren't going to sleep on the flight.

No new movies or list of movies that were provided in a pamphlet for both September and October coming back from West Coast. Lack of attendants offering beverages or snacks throughout 6-hour flight after an hour delay to board and take off. They also didn't do any trash collecting the entire flight.

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

MAJOR MULTIPLE DELAYS. UNABLE TO MOVE FLIGHT TO ACCOMMODATE MY SCHEDULE

Tue, Mar 27
SFO
JFK
5h 43m
Tue, Apr 3
JFK
SFO
6h 41m
Trip: 8 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 484 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.3

I liked the movie selection, both new and classic. Th

The temperature was too high.

SFO
JFK
Okay 5.0

No food given on a 6 hour flight? Hope I never get diabetes or have a child and actually need it.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

People keep their promises ( I ask for a seat change, they delivered). Check in is smooth, in spite of long lines. The cabin staff is polite and efficient.

They serve prosecco!

SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

Seats are still uncomfortable but at least this one reclined. Entertainment is good. The booze didn't run out this time because I ordered it together. Crew was as usual, amazing.

seat cushion is still uncomfortable. No video flt safety announcement, which I really enjoy.

SFO
JFK
Okay 4.3

Smooth flight

Crummy WiFi for 40 bucks and no headsets avail so if you have Bluetooth or new iPhone mini USB you can’t use their entertainment.

Fri, Apr 20
SFO
JFK
5h 45m
Thu, May 10
JFK
SFO
6h 41m
Trip: 21 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Mar 14
SFO
JFK
5h 20m
Wed, Apr 4
JFK
SFO
6h 25m
Trip: 22 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 49 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.6

Excellent trip. Provided ample food snacks and drinks.

SFO
JFK
Good 6.3

Delta was smart with boarding early once they realized everyone had cleared security. Flight took off on-time and arrived early. The crew was excellent and exuded energy although it was the end of the day.

I ordered a special asian vegetarian meal and it was just plain horrible. I had to settle for the cookie. It's nice that they serve a complimentary meal on the red eye flight but the quality of the food was bad. Entertainment options were also limited although they had some recent box office entries from last year. The leg room also wasn't great but that's expected in economy I guess.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.3

Comfort and boarding

Delay and food

SFO
JFK
Good 6.6

the meal was OK and they served ice cream midway between SFO and JFK.

Late departure. Long delay getting to the get because of congestion at Terminal 4.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Free meals! Free snacks! Free movies! Comfortable seats and friendly flight attendants!

Tue, Jan 23
SFO
JFK
10h 59m
Tue, Jan 30
JFK
SFO
20h 59m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Feb 6
SFO
JFK
5h 25m
Wed, Feb 7
JFK
SFO
6h 40m
Trip: 2 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 84 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
SFO
JFK
Okay 5.3

Three hour delay

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

inflight entertainment free wifi

delayed flight

SFO
JFK
Good 6.0

nighttime packs were nice for the trip, but some people aren't going to sleep on the flight.

No new movies or list of movies that were provided in a pamphlet for both September and October coming back from West Coast. Lack of attendants offering beverages or snacks throughout 6-hour flight after an hour delay to board and take off. They also didn't do any trash collecting the entire flight.

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing. Whole experience is nerve racking

Do not sell this ticket to anyone. Bags are lost. Still locating luggage. Crew at SFO of jet blue told me bags are checked all the way to Madrid and guess what no. They are still in NY and still trying to locate. Every one is finger pointing at each other and denying responsibility and I am getting penalized. Big MESS

SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.0

On time clean plane and terminal baggage came quickly

Wed, Mar 7
SFO
JFK
5h 30m
Thu, Mar 8
JFK
SFO
6h 47m
Trip: 2 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 484 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
SFO
JFK
Okay 4.3

Smooth flight

Crummy WiFi for 40 bucks and no headsets avail so if you have Bluetooth or new iPhone mini USB you can’t use their entertainment.

SFO
JFK
Okay 5.3

Plane was very dirty

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.3

I liked the movie selection, both new and classic. Th

The temperature was too high.

SFO
JFK
Okay 5.0

No food given on a 6 hour flight? Hope I never get diabetes or have a child and actually need it.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

Except we were provided with very little to drink during a transcontinental trip. I suppose I could have rung for the flight staff, but I'm used to drinks that are more plentiful or served more than once at the beginning of the flight.

Tue, Feb 6
SFO
JFK
5h 26m
Tue, Feb 27
JFK
SFO
6h 39m
Trip: 22 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, May 16
SFO
JFK
5h 20m
Wed, May 30
JFK
SFO
6h 25m
Trip: 15 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 49 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SFO
JFK
Good 7.2

The service was fine. I slept the entire flight.

I was not impress with the breakfast since I do not eat yogurt. It is a good thing i am not a breafast eater normally because I would have been hungry.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

On flight entertainment has improved greatly. There are so many choices to keep you entertained. I forgot how long I was on the plane.

Plane food was not good. The crew were not as friendly, almost exhausted. There was one woman who was not sensitive or compassionate to my fellow seat mate. He was an older man who needed extra assistance. From the look of her face she didn't feel like helping him... as simple as helping him pour ice into his cup. Instead I helped my fellow neighbor. She might not feel comfortable helping a senior citizen but don't be so loud or make a face of disgust.

SFO
JFK
Good 6.6

the meal was OK and they served ice cream midway between SFO and JFK.

Late departure. Long delay getting to the get because of congestion at Terminal 4.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

As of April, they have free small meals. We had a turkey sandwich which was filling. Later came a snack, just enough to tide one over until finding dinner.

Seats still cramped.

SFO
JFK
Okay 5.3

Delayed 2 hrs

Tue, Feb 20
SFO
JFK
5h 22m
Wed, Feb 21
JFK
SFO
6h 50m
Trip: 2 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 84 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

MAJOR MULTIPLE DELAYS. UNABLE TO MOVE FLIGHT TO ACCOMMODATE MY SCHEDULE

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Those jetblue flights have leg room even in economy. I'm 6'3. I'm thankful.

N/A

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

SFO organization and signs

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Courteous an professional flight team. Comfortable seats.

SFO
JFK
Good 6.0

nighttime packs were nice for the trip, but some people aren't going to sleep on the flight.

No new movies or list of movies that were provided in a pamphlet for both September and October coming back from West Coast. Lack of attendants offering beverages or snacks throughout 6-hour flight after an hour delay to board and take off. They also didn't do any trash collecting the entire flight.

Wed, Feb 7
SFO
JFK
5h 26m
Tue, Feb 27
JFK
SFO
6h 39m
Trip: 21 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Feb 10
SFO
JFK
5h 30m
Tue, Mar 13
JFK
SFO
6h 30m
Trip: 31 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 484 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

People keep their promises ( I ask for a seat change, they delivered). Check in is smooth, in spite of long lines. The cabin staff is polite and efficient.

They serve prosecco!

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.6

Loved the lighting! Just a wonderfully different vibe.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.0

Not even snacks :(

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.3

I liked the movie selection, both new and classic. Th

The temperature was too high.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.0

All the staff went out of their way to be cheerful and helpful. Great selection of movies

No real negatives, just the typical economy experience

Wed, May 30
SFO
JFK
5h 20m
Wed, Jun 6
JFK
SFO
6h 25m
Trip: 8 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 49 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Due to strong tailwinds, the flight arrived nearly an hour earlier.

SFO
JFK
Good 6.3

Delta was smart with boarding early once they realized everyone had cleared security. Flight took off on-time and arrived early. The crew was excellent and exuded energy although it was the end of the day.

I ordered a special asian vegetarian meal and it was just plain horrible. I had to settle for the cookie. It's nice that they serve a complimentary meal on the red eye flight but the quality of the food was bad. Entertainment options were also limited although they had some recent box office entries from last year. The leg room also wasn't great but that's expected in economy I guess.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

As of April, they have free small meals. We had a turkey sandwich which was filling. Later came a snack, just enough to tide one over until finding dinner.

Seats still cramped.

SFO
JFK
Good 6.8

Entertainment. Large overhead compartments. Clean.

The temperature in the plane was too hot and made for a very uncomfortable flight. The individual air conditioner spewed out hot air. My kids and I took off as much clothing as possible and still remained hot. We were putting ice on our wrist to try to cool down! I sat with my hand against the window to capture some cool air. We were in Row 37. I am not sure if we were in a hot seat or if the other passengers experienced the same.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.6

Excellent trip. Provided ample food snacks and drinks.

Tue, Feb 20
SFO
JFK
5h 22m
Wed, Feb 21
JFK
SFO
6h 50m
Trip: 2 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 84 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

Crew was very hospitable

The headphone jack wasn’t working properly, sound was muffled and fuzzy. Couldn’t enjoy any entertainment provided. The flight was full so I couldn’t ask for another seat either.

SFO
JFK
Okay 5.3

Three hour delay

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

MAJOR MULTIPLE DELAYS. UNABLE TO MOVE FLIGHT TO ACCOMMODATE MY SCHEDULE

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Those jetblue flights have leg room even in economy. I'm 6'3. I'm thankful.

N/A

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing. Whole experience is nerve racking

Do not sell this ticket to anyone. Bags are lost. Still locating luggage. Crew at SFO of jet blue told me bags are checked all the way to Madrid and guess what no. They are still in NY and still trying to locate. Every one is finger pointing at each other and denying responsibility and I am getting penalized. Big MESS

Tue, Feb 13
SFO
JFK
5h 24m
Tue, Mar 13
JFK
SFO
6h 30m
Trip: 28 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 484 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
SFO
JFK
Okay 5.0

No food given on a 6 hour flight? Hope I never get diabetes or have a child and actually need it.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.6

Loved the lighting! Just a wonderfully different vibe.

SFO
JFK
Okay 4.3

Smooth flight

Crummy WiFi for 40 bucks and no headsets avail so if you have Bluetooth or new iPhone mini USB you can’t use their entertainment.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

People keep their promises ( I ask for a seat change, they delivered). Check in is smooth, in spite of long lines. The cabin staff is polite and efficient.

They serve prosecco!

SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

Seats are still uncomfortable but at least this one reclined. Entertainment is good. The booze didn't run out this time because I ordered it together. Crew was as usual, amazing.

seat cushion is still uncomfortable. No video flt safety announcement, which I really enjoy.

Sat, Feb 17
SFO
JFK
5h 22m
Sat, Mar 24
JFK
SFO
6h 25m
Trip: 35 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jun 5
SFO
JFK
5h 20m
Tue, Jun 12
JFK
SFO
6h 25m
Trip: 8 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 49 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.6

Excellent trip. Provided ample food snacks and drinks.

SFO
JFK
Okay 5.3

Delayed 2 hrs

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Due to strong tailwinds, the flight arrived nearly an hour earlier.

SFO
JFK
Good 6.8

Entertainment. Large overhead compartments. Clean.

The temperature in the plane was too hot and made for a very uncomfortable flight. The individual air conditioner spewed out hot air. My kids and I took off as much clothing as possible and still remained hot. We were putting ice on our wrist to try to cool down! I sat with my hand against the window to capture some cool air. We were in Row 37. I am not sure if we were in a hot seat or if the other passengers experienced the same.

SFO
JFK
Good 6.3

Delta was smart with boarding early once they realized everyone had cleared security. Flight took off on-time and arrived early. The crew was excellent and exuded energy although it was the end of the day.

I ordered a special asian vegetarian meal and it was just plain horrible. I had to settle for the cookie. It's nice that they serve a complimentary meal on the red eye flight but the quality of the food was bad. Entertainment options were also limited although they had some recent box office entries from last year. The leg room also wasn't great but that's expected in economy I guess.

Tue, Feb 27
SFO
JFK
5h 30m
Wed, Feb 28
JFK
SFO
6h 43m
Trip: 2 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 84 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

inflight entertainment free wifi

delayed flight

SFO
JFK
Okay 5.3

Three hour delay

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Those jetblue flights have leg room even in economy. I'm 6'3. I'm thankful.

N/A

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

SFO organization and signs

SFO
JFK
Good 6.0

nighttime packs were nice for the trip, but some people aren't going to sleep on the flight.

No new movies or list of movies that were provided in a pamphlet for both September and October coming back from West Coast. Lack of attendants offering beverages or snacks throughout 6-hour flight after an hour delay to board and take off. They also didn't do any trash collecting the entire flight.

Wed, Feb 14
SFO
JFK
5h 23m
Tue, Mar 13
JFK
SFO
6h 30m
Trip: 27 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 484 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
SFO
JFK
Okay 5.0

No food given on a 6 hour flight? Hope I never get diabetes or have a child and actually need it.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.6

Loved the lighting! Just a wonderfully different vibe.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

Except we were provided with very little to drink during a transcontinental trip. I suppose I could have rung for the flight staff, but I'm used to drinks that are more plentiful or served more than once at the beginning of the flight.

SFO
JFK
Okay 4.3

Smooth flight

Crummy WiFi for 40 bucks and no headsets avail so if you have Bluetooth or new iPhone mini USB you can’t use their entertainment.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.0

All the staff went out of their way to be cheerful and helpful. Great selection of movies

No real negatives, just the typical economy experience

Tue, Feb 20
SFO
JFK
5h 23m
Wed, Mar 7
JFK
SFO
6h 39m
Trip: 16 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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San Francisco to New York John F Kennedy Intl Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 6h 01m
Flights Arrive in New York John F Kennedy Intl
Flights Depart from San Francisco
Flight Price $221
Distance 2580 miles
Airlines JetBlue, Virgin America, Delta, Major Airline