Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from San Francisco to Raleigh
|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 23% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 28% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$383||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
Good deal one-way
United Airlines has waived its change and cancellation fees on flights from San Francisco to Raleigh. Confirm policy on booking site.
The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland, Brazil and South Africa in the past 14 days.
With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21);
There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces;
Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction;
B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities;
Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.
All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane.
Travelers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure.
Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel.
US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure.
Travelers arriving in New York State must complete the Traveler Health Form.
Travelers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the Massachusetts Health Form.
Travelers are advised to get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if they test negative, they must still stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected.
Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
All other info
Travelers are subject to COVID-19 measures set by the state/territory of their final destination. For more information go to CDC website.
There are currently 1,105 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in US and 0 deaths as of Mar 2 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
An average nonstop flight takes 11h 55m, covering a distance of 2394 miles.
There are 14 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Raleigh per week, averaging 2 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Frontier ($44) and Multiple Airlines ($66), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Frontier ($78) and Multiple Airlines ($139).
United Airlines (2 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
From San Francisco to Raleigh, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Raleigh back to San Francisco , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
When flying out of San Francisco you will be using San Francisco, often referred to as San Francisco Airport. You will be landing at Raleigh Raleigh-Durham, also known as Raleigh Airport.
KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from San Francisco to Raleigh.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Raleigh from San Francisco is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Raleigh with an airline and back to San Francisco with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Raleigh from San Francisco up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "The plane was dirty."
Cons: "You need to send an email check-in reminder"
Cons: "Very delayed leaving, delayed returning, and took 1-2 hours to get bags. So bad that random airport employees were apologizing on behalf of frontier."
Pros: "The staff was surprisingly welcoming for a budget airline. Everything went very smoothely and both my flights on this round trip arrived early. Well done!"
Pros: "not much"
Cons: "boarding process was a disaster. no one knew what they were doing. $30 for a carry? seriously? No free snack on the plane. Everything cost $5-$10... never again will i fly Frontier."
Cons: "comfort level"
Cons: "We sat on the tarmac for about 1.5 hours in Denver before we could leave the plane."
Cons: "4 hr delay due to personnel issues"
Pros: "Went well."
Cons: "Didn't offer free water."
Pros: "well managed boarding process."
Cons: "personal pain difficulty with cabin air pressure during descent. Unusual in my experience in planes this large. Occurs more often in smaller regional airplanes."
Cons: "I didn't to much enjoy that I had to pay $2 for a can of soda"
Cons: "Check in counter closes too early."
Pros: "not a hitch!"
Cons: "had to pay $40. to carryon suitcase"
Pros: "Trip to SF was good moderate crowding, but it was a red eye."
Cons: "Return trip was miserable. They had 4-5 babies crying the whole way. We were crammed in the plane like sardines."
Pros: "Lengthy delay with poor communication about the delay. Then delayed for an hour on the runway."
Cons: "everything costs money"
Cons: "Bathrooms were smelling very bad"
Cons: "Buy water"
Cons: "We boarded 30 minutes late and therefore took off and landed 30 minutes late without any acknowledgement whatsoever. It seemed almost nonchalant that everything was a half hour behind schedule, and there was no explanation. Not awesome."
Pros: "My seat mates left me alone"
Cons: "The faithfulness of the attendants. They were harsh."
Pros: "Quick efficient"
Cons: "Opened the check-in desk with only one agent just before 2 hours from the departure and the other agent came late Charged the carrying bag and normal seat"
Pros: "The price was right for this trip."
Cons: "No beverage service"
Pros: "cheap price"
Cons: "everything else"
Cons: "I had to pay $9 for 2 cans of soda and 2 small snacks. You could only pay be credit card and it had the option of leaving a tip! They charge too much for little things that other airlines include for free."
Pros: "The Price was awesome"
Cons: "Delays, late bags, poor service"
Cons: "Charged for every additional thing so the cost of the ticket was not true."
Pros: "Fast check in"
Pros: "Upgraded us!"
Cons: "Told us the Wrong carrosol for our baggage."
Pros: "Assigned seating"
Cons: "Nickle and dime you too much."
Cons: "Horrible costumer service, charge $40 for a carry on"
Pros: "people were nice"
Cons: "no free food. soda isn't free. no room and not comfortable"
Pros: "Boarding was quick"
Pros: "Nice and helpful employees, good experience"
Cons: "My name was spelled wrong, was busy 30 minutes on Denver airport to sort that our. Never received a artillery"
Cons: "Paying for seat selection"
Pros: "Everything was great !!!"
Pros: "Honestly, I can't think of one thing I really like. The restrooms were clean..."
Cons: "I felt the check in process on the website was misleading. I had to read multiple times for carrying on my bag, and ended up paying $30 because I thought if I didn't pay while checking in on line that I would end up paying $60 at the gate to carry on."
Cons: "They lost our bag"
Pros: "Love that there is a direct sfo to cvg!"
Pros: "Isle seat"
Cons: "All else"
Cons: "You have to pay to reserve a seat."
Pros: "Low price"
Cons: "Could not buy sandwich on plane. I was hungry all day."
Cons: "They tried to charge for overhead space."
Pros: "Easy to check in. Everyone very helpful and friendly."
Cons: "No criticisms"
Cons: "A little noisy"
Airlines flying from San Francisco to Raleigh have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from San Francisco to Raleigh
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from San Francisco to Raleigh
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from San Francisco to Raleigh
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from San Francisco to Raleigh
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from San Francisco to Raleigh