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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
May
Most popular time to fly
10%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$505
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$382
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Raleigh-Durham

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
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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 $381 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Raleigh-Durham was found 25 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 April, May and June. The cheapest month to fly is September.
Morning departure is around 4% more expensive 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 Raleigh-Durham Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Raleigh-Durham take?
An average nonstop flight takes 5h 00m, covering a distance of 2395 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Raleigh-Durham?
There are 107 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Raleigh-Durham per week, averaging 14 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Raleigh-Durham?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($196) and Multiple Airlines ($280)
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Raleigh-Durham?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Raleigh-Durham?
United (5 times daily), Alaska Airlines (4 times daily), Virgin America (4 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to Raleigh-Durham?
For San Francisco to Raleigh-Durham, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Raleigh-Durham back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Monday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$196
only
$196
Destination
Raleigh
$196
only
$196
Wed, Feb 21
SFO
RDU
7h 31m
Wed, Feb 28
RDU
SFO
14h 09m
Trip: 8 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PHL
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

Its a scam! They act like they are giving you a break by having you buy cheap flights but in reality it costs more than a bit more expensive flight. I had to pay $45.00 each bag no matter if it was checked or carry-on. In total round trip I paid $180.00 extra just for my husbands carry-on as well as mine. Must add that our flights together cost 286.00. We should of went with American Airlines. On top of that we couldn't select our own seat if so, we had to pay extra, so we had to sit separated from each other. It was ridiculous! Never Again with this company!!!!!

MSY
PVD
Excellent 8.0

The price!

DEN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Website would not let me check in the day before or the morning or my flight. There was an error every time and I almost got to the end once. I could not change the time of my transportation and arrived 10 minutes past the check in deadline (an hour prior to the flight taking off). I was refused access to the flight and offered a flight 5 hours later. The staff was rude and not helpful. I had heard negative things about Frontier and now I know why.

MKE
TPA
Good 6.6

2nd row had plenty of leg room, nice new jet, Nice flight attendants, smooth flight, on time, made it to my destination safe. Successful flight! TSA Pre-chek was nice.

Idiot in front of me reclined his seat. Plane didn't get catered overnight. Water only.

IAD
LAS
Good 6.3

They gave me and someone else the same seat luckily it wasn’t a packed flight and was able to move to a row that was empty

Fri, Jan 19
SFO
RDU
7h 31m
Mon, Jan 22
RDU
SFO
6h 10m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Feb 19
SFO
RDU
11h 46m
Wed, Feb 28
RDU
SFO
14h 09m
Trip: 10 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
LAS
IAD
Good 6.3

The staff on the flight was awesome, very helpful and kind to my friend who is terrified to fly. We were even ahead of schedule.

To pay for a carry on item is just crazy to me... not to mention you have to pay for beverages and snacks. All you are given is water.

MSY
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Great crew great flight

Nothing, everything was awesome. Crazy to believe this was a 19 dollar flight

TYS
MCO
Okay 5.0

Great people

The plane wasn’t very clean

DEN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Website would not let me check in the day before or the morning or my flight. There was an error every time and I almost got to the end once. I could not change the time of my transportation and arrived 10 minutes past the check in deadline (an hour prior to the flight taking off). I was refused access to the flight and offered a flight 5 hours later. The staff was rude and not helpful. I had heard negative things about Frontier and now I know why.

PHL
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

Its a scam! They act like they are giving you a break by having you buy cheap flights but in reality it costs more than a bit more expensive flight. I had to pay $45.00 each bag no matter if it was checked or carry-on. In total round trip I paid $180.00 extra just for my husbands carry-on as well as mine. Must add that our flights together cost 286.00. We should of went with American Airlines. On top of that we couldn't select our own seat if so, we had to pay extra, so we had to sit separated from each other. It was ridiculous! Never Again with this company!!!!!

Sat, Feb 24
SFO
RDU
7h 31m
Wed, Feb 28
RDU
SFO
14h 09m
Trip: 5 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MKE
TPA
Good 6.6

2nd row had plenty of leg room, nice new jet, Nice flight attendants, smooth flight, on time, made it to my destination safe. Successful flight! TSA Pre-chek was nice.

Idiot in front of me reclined his seat. Plane didn't get catered overnight. Water only.

PHL
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

Its a scam! They act like they are giving you a break by having you buy cheap flights but in reality it costs more than a bit more expensive flight. I had to pay $45.00 each bag no matter if it was checked or carry-on. In total round trip I paid $180.00 extra just for my husbands carry-on as well as mine. Must add that our flights together cost 286.00. We should of went with American Airlines. On top of that we couldn't select our own seat if so, we had to pay extra, so we had to sit separated from each other. It was ridiculous! Never Again with this company!!!!!

LAS
IAD
Good 6.3

The staff on the flight was awesome, very helpful and kind to my friend who is terrified to fly. We were even ahead of schedule.

To pay for a carry on item is just crazy to me... not to mention you have to pay for beverages and snacks. All you are given is water.

MSY
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Great crew great flight

Nothing, everything was awesome. Crazy to believe this was a 19 dollar flight

ATL
DEN
Mediocre 3.6

The price was good, and it was a non stop flight.

The crew was rude and the seats didn't recline.

Sat, Feb 3
SFO
RDU
7h 31m
Wed, Feb 7
RDU
SFO
8h 05m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Feb 5
SFO
RDU
11h 46m
Wed, Feb 14
RDU
SFO
14h 09m
Trip: 10 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
AUS
LAS
Excellent 8.0

Efficient

N/a

DEN
MKE
Good 6.6

Direct flight from Denver to Milwaukee. Didn't have to wait on tarmac so that was a plus.

Have to pay for every little thring down to the peanuts

MSY
PVD
Excellent 8.0

The price!

IAD
LAS
Good 6.3

They gave me and someone else the same seat luckily it wasn’t a packed flight and was able to move to a row that was empty

LAS
IAD
Good 6.3

The staff on the flight was awesome, very helpful and kind to my friend who is terrified to fly. We were even ahead of schedule.

To pay for a carry on item is just crazy to me... not to mention you have to pay for beverages and snacks. All you are given is water.

Wed, Feb 21
SFO
RDU
7h 31m
Thu, Mar 1
RDU
SFO
14h 13m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 7
SFO
RDU
11h 46m
Wed, Feb 14
RDU
SFO
14h 09m
Trip: 8 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MSY
PVD
Excellent 8.0

The price!

IAD
LAS
Good 6.3

They gave me and someone else the same seat luckily it wasn’t a packed flight and was able to move to a row that was empty

MKE
TPA
Good 6.6

2nd row had plenty of leg room, nice new jet, Nice flight attendants, smooth flight, on time, made it to my destination safe. Successful flight! TSA Pre-chek was nice.

Idiot in front of me reclined his seat. Plane didn't get catered overnight. Water only.

TYS
MCO
Okay 5.0

Great people

The plane wasn’t very clean

DEN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Website would not let me check in the day before or the morning or my flight. There was an error every time and I almost got to the end once. I could not change the time of my transportation and arrived 10 minutes past the check in deadline (an hour prior to the flight taking off). I was refused access to the flight and offered a flight 5 hours later. The staff was rude and not helpful. I had heard negative things about Frontier and now I know why.

Fri, Jan 5
SFO
RDU
7h 31m
Mon, Jan 8
RDU
SFO
8h 08m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jan 22
SFO
RDU
11h 45m
Wed, Jan 24
RDU
SFO
14h 09m
Trip: 3 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
AUS
LAS
Excellent 8.0

Efficient

N/a

MSY
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Great crew great flight

Nothing, everything was awesome. Crazy to believe this was a 19 dollar flight

TYS
MCO
Okay 5.0

Great people

The plane wasn’t very clean

DEN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Website would not let me check in the day before or the morning or my flight. There was an error every time and I almost got to the end once. I could not change the time of my transportation and arrived 10 minutes past the check in deadline (an hour prior to the flight taking off). I was refused access to the flight and offered a flight 5 hours later. The staff was rude and not helpful. I had heard negative things about Frontier and now I know why.

DEN
MKE
Good 6.6

Direct flight from Denver to Milwaukee. Didn't have to wait on tarmac so that was a plus.

Have to pay for every little thring down to the peanuts

Wed, Mar 28
SFO
RDU
11h 43m
Tue, Apr 10
RDU
SFO
20h 05m
Trip: 14 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jan 5
SFO
RDU
7h 31m
Mon, Jan 8
RDU
SFO
14h 09m
Trip: 4 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
TYS
MCO
Okay 5.0

Great people

The plane wasn’t very clean

IAD
LAS
Good 6.3

They gave me and someone else the same seat luckily it wasn’t a packed flight and was able to move to a row that was empty

DEN
MKE
Good 6.6

Direct flight from Denver to Milwaukee. Didn't have to wait on tarmac so that was a plus.

Have to pay for every little thring down to the peanuts

SJU
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Fast luggage checking

No cash accepted for overweight baggage

PHL
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

Its a scam! They act like they are giving you a break by having you buy cheap flights but in reality it costs more than a bit more expensive flight. I had to pay $45.00 each bag no matter if it was checked or carry-on. In total round trip I paid $180.00 extra just for my husbands carry-on as well as mine. Must add that our flights together cost 286.00. We should of went with American Airlines. On top of that we couldn't select our own seat if so, we had to pay extra, so we had to sit separated from each other. It was ridiculous! Never Again with this company!!!!!

Fri, Jan 5
SFO
RDU
7h 31m
Mon, Jan 22
RDU
SFO
7h 44m
Trip: 18 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Apr 7
SFO
RDU
7h 28m
Sat, Apr 14
RDU
SFO
14h 14m
Trip: 8 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Website would not let me check in the day before or the morning or my flight. There was an error every time and I almost got to the end once. I could not change the time of my transportation and arrived 10 minutes past the check in deadline (an hour prior to the flight taking off). I was refused access to the flight and offered a flight 5 hours later. The staff was rude and not helpful. I had heard negative things about Frontier and now I know why.

MSY
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Great crew great flight

Nothing, everything was awesome. Crazy to believe this was a 19 dollar flight

LAS
IAD
Good 6.3

The staff on the flight was awesome, very helpful and kind to my friend who is terrified to fly. We were even ahead of schedule.

To pay for a carry on item is just crazy to me... not to mention you have to pay for beverages and snacks. All you are given is water.

AUS
LAS
Excellent 8.0

Efficient

N/a

DEN
MKE
Good 6.6

Direct flight from Denver to Milwaukee. Didn't have to wait on tarmac so that was a plus.

Have to pay for every little thring down to the peanuts

Wed, Jan 10
SFO
RDU
7h 31m
Mon, Jan 22
RDU
SFO
8h 10m
Trip: 13 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jan 5
SFO
RDU
7h 31m
Tue, Jan 23
RDU
SFO
10h 26m
Trip: 19 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
LAS
IAD
Good 6.3

The staff on the flight was awesome, very helpful and kind to my friend who is terrified to fly. We were even ahead of schedule.

To pay for a carry on item is just crazy to me... not to mention you have to pay for beverages and snacks. All you are given is water.

AUS
LAS
Excellent 8.0

Efficient

N/a

DEN
MKE
Good 6.6

Direct flight from Denver to Milwaukee. Didn't have to wait on tarmac so that was a plus.

Have to pay for every little thring down to the peanuts

SJU
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Fast luggage checking

No cash accepted for overweight baggage

MKE
TPA
Good 6.6

2nd row had plenty of leg room, nice new jet, Nice flight attendants, smooth flight, on time, made it to my destination safe. Successful flight! TSA Pre-chek was nice.

Idiot in front of me reclined his seat. Plane didn't get catered overnight. Water only.

Sat, Jan 13
SFO
RDU
11h 45m
Fri, Jan 19
RDU
SFO
6h 10m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jan 10
SFO
RDU
7h 31m
Tue, Feb 27
RDU
SFO
20h 03m
Trip: 49 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
MSY
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Great crew great flight

Nothing, everything was awesome. Crazy to believe this was a 19 dollar flight

PHL
MCO
Mediocre 2.3

Its a scam! They act like they are giving you a break by having you buy cheap flights but in reality it costs more than a bit more expensive flight. I had to pay $45.00 each bag no matter if it was checked or carry-on. In total round trip I paid $180.00 extra just for my husbands carry-on as well as mine. Must add that our flights together cost 286.00. We should of went with American Airlines. On top of that we couldn't select our own seat if so, we had to pay extra, so we had to sit separated from each other. It was ridiculous! Never Again with this company!!!!!

TYS
MCO
Okay 5.0

Great people

The plane wasn’t very clean

DEN
MKE
Good 6.6

Direct flight from Denver to Milwaukee. Didn't have to wait on tarmac so that was a plus.

Have to pay for every little thring down to the peanuts

ATL
DEN
Mediocre 3.6

The price was good, and it was a non stop flight.

The crew was rude and the seats didn't recline.

Sun, Jan 14
SFO
RDU
5h 00m
Tue, Jan 30
RDU
SFO
10h 26m
Trip: 17 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jan 12
SFO
RDU
7h 31m
Tue, Feb 27
RDU
SFO
20h 03m
Trip: 47 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 33270 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
IAD
LAS
Good 6.3

They gave me and someone else the same seat luckily it wasn’t a packed flight and was able to move to a row that was empty

SJU
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Fast luggage checking

No cash accepted for overweight baggage

AUS
LAS
Excellent 8.0

Efficient

N/a

MSY
PVD
Excellent 8.0

The price!

MKE
TPA
Good 6.6

2nd row had plenty of leg room, nice new jet, Nice flight attendants, smooth flight, on time, made it to my destination safe. Successful flight! TSA Pre-chek was nice.

Idiot in front of me reclined his seat. Plane didn't get catered overnight. Water only.

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