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Low season

August Best time to beat the crowds with an average 23% drop in price.

High season

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

$257 or less

Good deal one-way

$158 or less

When to book flights from San Francisco to Raleigh

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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 $158 or less one-way and $257 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Raleigh was found 36 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 November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is August.
  • Morning departure is around 32% 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

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Top airline flying San Francisco to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

5.7
Frontier
Overall score based on 39,509 reviews
6.4
Boarding
5.4
Comfort
6.8
Crew
4.6
Entertainment
4.7
Food
Airline 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: "All"

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."

Pros: "price"
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: "Legroom"

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: "Nothing"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delays, late bags, poor service"

Cons: "Charged for every additional thing so the cost of the ticket was not true."

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "Fast check in"
Cons: "Outdated"

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"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Nice and helpful employees, good experience"
Cons: "Nothing"

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"

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COVID-19 information

Safety measures for airlines flying from San Francisco to Raleigh

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