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San Francisco to Newark Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 5h 58m
Flights Arrive in Newark
Flights Depart from San Francisco
Flight Price $253
Distance 2,560 miles
Airlines United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta, JetBlue

Good to Know

Low Season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
November
Most popular time to fly
7%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$380
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$257
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Newark

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Average price per month
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Top Tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $257 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Newark was found 83 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 October, November and December. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 7% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking San Francisco to Newark Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Newark take?
An average nonstop flight takes 5h 10m, covering a distance of 2560 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Newark?
There are 1,061 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Newark per week, averaging 155 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Newark?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on United Airlines ($253), Alaska Airlines ($253) and Delta ($280).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Newark?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Newark?
United Airlines (41 times daily), Air New Zealand (36 times daily), Alaska Airlines (16 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to Newark?
For San Francisco to Newark, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Newark back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Friday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from San Francisco to Newark (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$253
only
$253
Destination
Newark
$253
only
$253
Sat, Feb 2
SFO
San Francisco
EWR
Newark
5h 10m
Tue, Feb 5
EWR
Newark
SFO
San Francisco
6h 45m
Trip: 4 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 243 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SFO
EWR
Okay 5.6

Cons: Wifi costs $20 and didn't work - it took over 20 minutes to load a single web page

SFO
EWR
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: United once again shows it’s disdain for customer service and any sort of quality in their product. I don’t think I’ve had flight attendants who were less caring of providing anything more than what David Spade and Chris Farley provided in Black Sheep - “show em an instructional video and throw a bag of peanuts at em and we’ll be there in no time”. United is quickly becoming the - even more so underwhelming - Greyhound of the skies

SFO
EWR
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Staff was nice.

SFO
EWR
Okay 5.0

Pros: Flight arrived early, crew was friendly, breakfast was included as well as nice energy bar. Frequent beverage service.

Cons: Narrow seats, insufficient legroom despite purchasing economy plus seating, insufficient overhead storage, cabin noise, long boarding line despite purchasing premier access. No USB power connection. Insufficient reading lights. Nonstop screaming brat.

SFO
EWR
Okay 4.6

Pros: Seat was comfortable

Cons: Food was abominable. Service was someone just doing their job

Wed, Feb 13
SFO
San Francisco
EWR
Newark
5h 15m
Wed, Feb 20
EWR
Newark
SFO
San Francisco
6h 55m
Trip: 8 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SFO
EWR
Okay 5.6

Cons: Seat was broken and would not recline so incredibly uncomfortable for red eye. I was freezing (though I’m often more chilly than others). Not great food options.

SFO
EWR
Good 7.0

Pros: Tv

Cons: No food

LAX
LAS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The entire experience of the flight was wonderful. The boarding, the crew, the drivers, the ride... just really all excellently well done. Great Flight!

Cons: Those video.screens are.Super Bright. Like Crazy Super Bright.

SFO
EWR
Good 6.0

Pros: The plane felt and looked clean. Crew members decent.

Cons: My chair was broken and did not recline. Crew member apologized and said they would make a note of it. Also, the flight does not serve a single complimentary snack. Not a single peanut in a 5+ hour flight from California to New Jersey.

SFO
EWR
Okay 5.0

Cons: They lost my luggage and caught us at Newark airport for around 2 hours and did not pay back. They gave us a cheap coupon with limited duration. Plus, they broke my luggage and never paid back.

Thu, Dec 13
SFO
San Francisco
EWR
Newark
7h 36m
Mon, Dec 17
EWR
Newark
SFO
San Francisco
8h 47m
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 21,570 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
PHL
BOS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: This was my daughter’s first solo travel home from college. She said the staff was helpful and kind. She loved that the flight was not over crowded. It was a smooth flight.

Cons: Only negative thing she could say was her flight was delayed an hour. But that isn’t terrible considering all the holiday travelers.

DTW
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very comfortable, great entertainment selection

PBI
LGA
Good 6.3

Pros: Flight timing and gate arrival

Cons: Boarding

MSP
CVG
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Delra was very accommodating to get us on a later flight today due to a medical emergency the previous day. Thank you Delta, especially for your understanding.

MYR
ATL
Excellent 9.5

Pros: Everything went smoothly

Cons: ???

Sat, Mar 2
SFO
San Francisco
EWR
Newark
5h 15m
Tue, Mar 5
EWR
Newark
SFO
San Francisco
6h 45m
Trip: 4 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SFO
EWR
Good 6.3

Pros: Crew was nice

SFO
EWR
Okay 5.0

Cons: They lost my luggage and caught us at Newark airport for around 2 hours and did not pay back. They gave us a cheap coupon with limited duration. Plus, they broke my luggage and never paid back.

SFO
EWR
Okay 5.0

Cons: Babies in the same row of seat, fussing on descent, gives me a headache.

SFO
EWR
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Courteous crew, quick boarding and roght time flight

Cons: No free snacks for a six jour flight. Restrooms were too small.

SFO
EWR
Good 7.0

Pros: Leg space was good

Cons: The economy should also be provided lunch. There is no use for entertainment without headphones. They should provide

Tue, Dec 11
SFO
San Francisco
EWR
Newark
5h 12m
Wed, Dec 12
EWR
Newark
SFO
San Francisco
6h 18m
Trip: 2 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 243 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SFO
EWR
Okay 5.0

Pros: Flight arrived early, crew was friendly, breakfast was included as well as nice energy bar. Frequent beverage service.

Cons: Narrow seats, insufficient legroom despite purchasing economy plus seating, insufficient overhead storage, cabin noise, long boarding line despite purchasing premier access. No USB power connection. Insufficient reading lights. Nonstop screaming brat.

SFO
EWR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The flight was great. I was in premium economy.

Cons: the Wi-Fi failed and I paied $25.

SFO
EWR
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: United flight delayed and caused me to have to change my connecting fight. Then that flight was delayed causing an extremely late arrival into Ithaca. Last time I flew United I said NEVER again. After this last delay, I will NEVER fly United again!

SFO
EWR
Good 7.2

Pros: Good selection of films as usual.

Cons: I had to put up with *loud* banter from 2 flight attendants at the back of the plane throughout the entire flight, which was freakin' annoying to say the least. I'm NOT interested which pilot or male attendant you find cute or want to make out with. You also really shouldn't laugh at passengers' faces after telling them to resume their seat to the upright position. A real shame since their performance "on the floor" was perfect.

SFO
EWR
Okay 4.0

Pros: Crew was friendly and efficient.

Tue, Apr 2
SFO
San Francisco
EWR
Newark
5h 30m
Wed, Apr 3
EWR
Newark
SFO
San Francisco
6h 30m
Trip: 2 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SFO
EWR
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Courteous crew, quick boarding and roght time flight

Cons: No free snacks for a six jour flight. Restrooms were too small.

SFO
EWR
Good 6.3

Pros: Crew was nice

SFO
EWR
Good 7.0

Pros: Tv

Cons: No food

SFO
EWR
Good 6.0

Pros: The plane felt and looked clean. Crew members decent.

Cons: My chair was broken and did not recline. Crew member apologized and said they would make a note of it. Also, the flight does not serve a single complimentary snack. Not a single peanut in a 5+ hour flight from California to New Jersey.

SFO
EWR
Okay 5.0

Cons: They lost my luggage and caught us at Newark airport for around 2 hours and did not pay back. They gave us a cheap coupon with limited duration. Plus, they broke my luggage and never paid back.

Fri, Feb 15
SFO
San Francisco
EWR
Newark
10h 49m
Sat, Feb 23
EWR
Newark
SFO
San Francisco
9h 14m
Trip: 9 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 21,570 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
DEN
DTW
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly cabin crew. Early am departure. On board entertainment is a great selection of movies/TV etc. Clean aircraft. Comfortable seating. Great flight.

PHL
BOS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: This was my daughter’s first solo travel home from college. She said the staff was helpful and kind. She loved that the flight was not over crowded. It was a smooth flight.

Cons: Only negative thing she could say was her flight was delayed an hour. But that isn’t terrible considering all the holiday travelers.

JFK
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Delta cramps people into these planes and forces you to put your bags under a seat because they stuff at the overhead spaces. They nickel and dime you for every single thing. There was even one person I saw who had to pay for his headphones to listen to the onboard entertainment. I think Delta should quit being so cheap with the profits they make and give it back to your flying customers. It borders on gouging.

Cons: Delta cramps people into these planes and forces you to put your bags under a seat because they stuff at the overhead spaces. They nickel and dime you for every single thing. There was even one person I saw who had to pay for his headphones to listen to the onboard entertainment. I think Delta should quit being so cheap with the profits they make and give it back to your flying customers. It borders on gouging.

DTW
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very comfortable, great entertainment selection

MSP
CVG
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Delra was very accommodating to get us on a later flight today due to a medical emergency the previous day. Thank you Delta, especially for your understanding.

Tue, Dec 4
SFO
San Francisco
EWR
Newark
5h 18m
Sun, Dec 9
EWR
Newark
SFO
San Francisco
6h 37m
Trip: 6 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 243 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SFO
EWR
Okay 5.0

Pros: Flight arrived early, crew was friendly, breakfast was included as well as nice energy bar. Frequent beverage service.

Cons: Narrow seats, insufficient legroom despite purchasing economy plus seating, insufficient overhead storage, cabin noise, long boarding line despite purchasing premier access. No USB power connection. Insufficient reading lights. Nonstop screaming brat.

SFO
EWR
Okay 4.0

Pros: Crew was friendly and efficient.

SFO
EWR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The flight was great. I was in premium economy.

Cons: the Wi-Fi failed and I paied $25.

SFO
EWR
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: United once again shows it’s disdain for customer service and any sort of quality in their product. I don’t think I’ve had flight attendants who were less caring of providing anything more than what David Spade and Chris Farley provided in Black Sheep - “show em an instructional video and throw a bag of peanuts at em and we’ll be there in no time”. United is quickly becoming the - even more so underwhelming - Greyhound of the skies

SFO
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great flight

Cons: All good

Wed, May 1
SFO
San Francisco
EWR
Newark
5h 30m
Tue, May 7
EWR
Newark
SFO
San Francisco
6h 20m
Trip: 7 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
LAX
LAS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The entire experience of the flight was wonderful. The boarding, the crew, the drivers, the ride... just really all excellently well done. Great Flight!

Cons: Those video.screens are.Super Bright. Like Crazy Super Bright.

SFO
EWR
Okay 5.0

Cons: They lost my luggage and caught us at Newark airport for around 2 hours and did not pay back. They gave us a cheap coupon with limited duration. Plus, they broke my luggage and never paid back.

SFO
EWR
Good 7.0

Pros: Tv

Cons: No food

SFO
EWR
Okay 5.6

Cons: Seat was broken and would not recline so incredibly uncomfortable for red eye. I was freezing (though I’m often more chilly than others). Not great food options.

SFO
EWR
Good 7.0

Pros: Leg space was good

Cons: The economy should also be provided lunch. There is no use for entertainment without headphones. They should provide

Tue, Apr 2
SFO
San Francisco
EWR
Newark
5h 35m
Thu, Apr 4
EWR
Newark
SFO
San Francisco
6h 35m
Trip: 3 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SFO
EWR
Good 7.0

Pros: Tv

Cons: No food

SFO
EWR
Good 6.3

Pros: Crew was nice

SFO
EWR
Okay 5.6

Cons: Seat was broken and would not recline so incredibly uncomfortable for red eye. I was freezing (though I’m often more chilly than others). Not great food options.

SFO
EWR
Okay 5.0

Cons: Babies in the same row of seat, fussing on descent, gives me a headache.

SFO
EWR
Good 7.0

Pros: Leg space was good

Cons: The economy should also be provided lunch. There is no use for entertainment without headphones. They should provide

Thu, Mar 28
SFO
San Francisco
EWR
Newark
5h 35m
Mon, Apr 8
EWR
Newark
SFO
San Francisco
6h 11m
Trip: 12 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SFO
EWR
Okay 5.0

Cons: They lost my luggage and caught us at Newark airport for around 2 hours and did not pay back. They gave us a cheap coupon with limited duration. Plus, they broke my luggage and never paid back.

SFO
EWR
Okay 5.6

Cons: Seat was broken and would not recline so incredibly uncomfortable for red eye. I was freezing (though I’m often more chilly than others). Not great food options.

SFO
EWR
Good 7.0

Pros: Leg space was good

Cons: The economy should also be provided lunch. There is no use for entertainment without headphones. They should provide

SFO
EWR
Good 7.0

Pros: Tv

Cons: No food

SFO
EWR
Okay 5.0

Cons: Babies in the same row of seat, fussing on descent, gives me a headache.

Wed, Nov 28
SFO
San Francisco
EWR
Newark
5h 12m
Tue, Dec 11
EWR
Newark
SFO
San Francisco
6h 45m
Trip: 14 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 243 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SFO
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great flight

Cons: All good

SFO
EWR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The flight was great. I was in premium economy.

Cons: the Wi-Fi failed and I paied $25.

SFO
EWR
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: The flight was late and the reading light for my seat was burned out.

Cons: I would not not fly on United again even if it was Free!

SFO
EWR
Okay 4.6

Pros: Seat was comfortable

Cons: Food was abominable. Service was someone just doing their job

SFO
EWR
Good 7.2

Pros: Good selection of films as usual.

Cons: I had to put up with *loud* banter from 2 flight attendants at the back of the plane throughout the entire flight, which was freakin' annoying to say the least. I'm NOT interested which pilot or male attendant you find cute or want to make out with. You also really shouldn't laugh at passengers' faces after telling them to resume their seat to the upright position. A real shame since their performance "on the floor" was perfect.

Thu, Nov 22
SFO
San Francisco
EWR
Newark
9h 16m
Mon, Nov 26
EWR
Newark
SFO
San Francisco
6h 42m
Trip: 5 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 14,608 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
CHS
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Personnel were great, flight left on time and arrived early! The rratings for food and entertainment do not apply, since I was not offered either. This was fine with me on the short flight.

Cons: No complaints

PAP
JFK
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The space was okay, leg room

BOS
SAN
Excellent 9.6

Pros: I love everything about my flight experience with JetBlue. The spacious cabin seating, tasty snacks, wicked friendly crew. On-time departures and arrivals.

Cons: The entertainment was surprisingly lacking, but there was DirectTV showing MNF and I had a bunch of entertainment options on my personal device so no big.

MCO
DCA
Good 7.3

Pros: The flight was very nice.

Cons: The 3.5hr delay. Beginning to wonder if delays are a bug or a feature.

MCO
PVD
Okay 4.0

Pros: Everyone was very curteous

Cons: My flight was to leave at 9:00 pm and did not leave until 10:45. I did not arrive until 1:30 am in Providence. I am handicapped and found this very difficult for me. There was no explanation as to why. My family was extremely concerned for me

Thu, Nov 29
SFO
San Francisco
EWR
Newark
5h 13m
Wed, Dec 5
EWR
Newark
SFO
San Francisco
6h 51m
Trip: 7 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 243 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
SFO
EWR
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: The flight was late and the reading light for my seat was burned out.

Cons: I would not not fly on United again even if it was Free!

SFO
EWR
Good 7.2

Pros: Good selection of films as usual.

Cons: I had to put up with *loud* banter from 2 flight attendants at the back of the plane throughout the entire flight, which was freakin' annoying to say the least. I'm NOT interested which pilot or male attendant you find cute or want to make out with. You also really shouldn't laugh at passengers' faces after telling them to resume their seat to the upright position. A real shame since their performance "on the floor" was perfect.

SFO
EWR
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: United flight delayed and caused me to have to change my connecting fight. Then that flight was delayed causing an extremely late arrival into Ithaca. Last time I flew United I said NEVER again. After this last delay, I will NEVER fly United again!

SFO
EWR
Okay 4.0

Pros: Crew was friendly and efficient.

SFO
EWR
Good 6.0

Pros: The flight attendants were surprisingly courteous.

Cons: The “new” boarding process was a disaster.

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