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Low season

AugustBest time to beat the crowds with an average 55% drop in price.

High season

JuneMost popular time to fly with an average 42% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$238(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$196or less

Good deal one-way

$125or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $125 or less one-way and $196 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Sacramento 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 August.
  • Morning departure is around 22% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 3 airlines serving San Francisco to Sacramento Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,416 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "WIFI was not working"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "Snacks could have been better"

Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "More room"

Cons: "No worthy"

Cons: "the new saver fare option sucks, it makes travel more stressful and very undignified"

Cons: "I was not notified that my card was declined and this caused a ton of delays"

Cons: "Landing can be better."

Cons: "The plane was amazingly cramped."

Cons: "Free food and blankets"

Pros: "How smooth and orderly the whole trip went"
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "No snacks :("

Cons: "Delay taking off and delay arriving to gate due to scheduling."

Cons: "It is much better now"

Cons: "Extra leg space"

Pros: "Arrival was early"
Cons: "More sandwiches selections"

Pros: "Yes."
Cons: "Yes"

Cons: "Nothing, all was perfect!"

Cons: "Delay Part not available"

Pros: "Awesome staff and plane. I Miss virgin!! well done to Alaska for keeping the spirit alive."

Pros: "Que aparte de la bebida sirvan un sanduche o algo para comer"

Cons: "Boarding via bus to plane. Delays due to mechanical issues at both departure and arrival. Staying on the plane while maintenance is performed. No complimentary snacks or drinks after losing value on ticket price."

Pros: "Fast!"

Pros: "Perfect trip no complaints!"
Cons: "I liked all of it"

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."

Pros: "Easy and simple."
Cons: "Waiting to be boarded."

Cons: "You are no different then other airlines. Nothing sets you apart."

Cons: "Snacks were meh"

Pros: "Tv"
Cons: "No food"

Pros: "The plane was late. I was tired"

Cons: "I forgot my headphones. $3 to borrow a pair from virgin?"

Pros: "Had my bags in an incredible 10 minutes"

Pros: "Arrived earlier. Good accommodations."

Pros: "The fruit and cheese plate had a generous amount of cheese."

Pros: "No delays"
Cons: "nothing to speak of"

Pros: "Prompt boarding"
Cons: "Sitting on the plane for 1.5 hours prior to departure because the plane was too light. This should be something that is determined prior to boarding the plane."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Free baggage check and upgraded to "Premium" class was an awesome surprise!"
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "the meanest most rude racist hostess ever! her insinuations and degrading way of speaking to me left me speechless. i will file a format complaint and might even take it further."

Pros: "Never flew out of Sac Airport or Alaska Airlines before. So easy on every level. And Alaska Airlines also offer you snacks. Yes folks, real editable snacks that i enjoyed. Thank uoi for a wonderful experience!!"
Cons: "Nothing. No one bad thing i could note"

Pros: "I was checking in in a fluster and trying to attach my bag tags. A agent came over and helped me (for some reason I had taken the entire sticky back off ha!) and then he took my bag for me right from the kiosk. I was super impressed"

Cons: "needed more water"

Cons: "almost 5 hr delay, Really!"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "They overbooked and we're asking people to change flights"

Cons: "The diy watch movies on my own device wouldn't load. More frequent trash pick up."

Pros: "Play more Christmas carol during Christmas season"

Cons: "If United can serve more than orange juice or water, so can you"

Pros: "I arrived early"

Pros: "Flight departed on time. Good seat pitch in economy. Food and beverages included and tasted good surprisingly. Crew were helpful and efficient. Plenty of entertainment options for film, TV and music."
Cons: "Do not like the process of boarding by group number. Another way of squeezing money out of the consumer. Also causes chaos when trying to board. Seats too narrow in economy especially if your broad shouldered."

Cons: "I was flying with Air Canada. The UI for watching movies was not good, it had a hard time to respond to the inputs. It was also hard to move the videos forward to the part I needed. Plus, the audio wasn't working well with my own earphones."

Pros: "Movie selection"
Cons: "More drink service"

Cons: "No Wi-Fi but swayback said Wi-Fi"

Pros: "That the flight wasn't any longer than it was"
Cons: "A bit hot n stuffy"

Pros: "Love the ability to watch films on my device by way of United WiFi"
Cons: "Better snacks"

Cons: "To actually be on it would’ve been awesome"

Cons: "The unplanned layover in HNL was very poorly handled."

Pros: "yes"
Cons: "the plane's seating"

Cons: "Another airport would be better, no extra charges for bags would be even better!"

Pros: "Better staff"
Cons: "Still terrible"

Cons: "Overall good thanks"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I missed my sister graduating because of avianca"

Pros: "Boarding, service, staff attitudes, on time and deplaning"

Cons: "Staff kinda rude"

Pros: "o k trip"
Cons: "nothing"

Cons: "So uncomfortable."

Pros: "SFO-SYD was great. My luggage was left behind in SYD when I landed QZN!!! Not amused!"
Cons: "Them losing my luggage!"

Cons: "Again United ugh! They took us to the gate where we had a 4 hour layover. We watched an emergency happening at the gate (not their fault) which caused delays at that gate. When it was getting close to the time for our flight and they were still boarding an earlier flight, I checked with them to see if ours would be delayed. They had changed the gate without making an announcement. We had to get ourselves to the new gate with barely time to spare. They never turned the seatbelt light off for the trip so we could not use the restroom"

Pros: "Arrived a little early!"
Cons: "7/8 size Brazilian airplane."

Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Boarded on the tarmac when it was cold and windy and in no particular order so it was a long time standing in the cold"

Pros: "nothing"

Pros: "The Boeing 787 plane was very nice. The window shading control is unique!"
Cons: "Thanks United for keeping my diet in check."

Pros: "Every day they take more away from us....the paying customer. ALL major carriers are becoming LCC ( low cost carriers ). Are there no real domestic airlines left. I REALLY miss Continental."
Cons: "I used to enjoy flying. Now I dtead it. There is NOTHING to look forward to. These days you get to pick lhe lesser of all evils. Is there an airline out there that REALLY wants me as a customer???"

Pros: "On time , and good service"
Cons: "Na"

Pros: "Crewq"

Pros: "Staff was nice!"
Cons: "I didn't like the luggage restrictions associated with our tickets."

Cons: "Yyyy Ggggggggggffggvfggggdswfgggfffffrffgfggggfffff"

Pros: "Nothing delay"
Cons: "Mahor delay and tarmac issue refund immideate"

Pros: "Quick flight, beautiful day, interesting company sitting next to me very pleasant flight."
Cons: "The flight was overbooked and they were offering vouchers for later flights, wasn't a bad thing, though, I'd have done it."

Cons: "On board service!!!!!"

Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "Little delay"

Cons: "Flight cancelled with no eta for replacement."

Pros: "Easy quick boarding - attendants seemed to watch and keep the misc items from going into the overhead."
Cons: "Being woken up to see if I wanted water or food"

Cons: "Long delay in San Francisco"

Cons: "United Express (Skywest Airlines in the SFO area) is simply unreliable. This time the flight was 3 hours late. With United Express (Skywest), the only thing you can count on are cancellations and delays."

Pros: "okay"
Cons: "okay because it was short"

Cons: "They cancelled the flight and we took a small bus instead. It took over 2 hours after the flight was cancelled for us to be on a bus to make the 90 min drive to Sacramento. Horrible, I wish I would have paid for a bus ticket instead of paying for a flight."

Pros: "The stewardess miss polanxo was great"

Pros: "None"
Cons: "-It said you can watch the movie using your personal device using WIFI; 99% the WIFI will drop or not working at all."

Cons: "My itinerary had to completely change."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "6 hour delay in SFO is apparently not unusual. Gate agent tells us that they will always bump that flight for other western regional airport since SMF doesn't have a curfew. United could care less and not transparent. And then they have the gull to tell us it was weather related. There was no bad weather anywhere in the western US that day! I tracked the plane backwards online and it never left Cali all day. United lies to shift blame away from their decision to screw all those on that flight. Advise: If you have this connection skip it, rent a car in SFO and drive to SMF. You will be to the good many hours."

Pros: "Movies were ok."
Cons: "Openly rude, almost argumentative staff. I was afraid to talk back because the last thing I want is any accusation of bad behavior on an airplane. But if this were a restaurant, the customers would get up and leave without eating. I've never had this experience on China Airlines or Japan Air. I will never use UA again."

Cons: "Seat could not recline, voucher was only a small fraction of the ticket fare that I paid. This is a business class seat."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Over a hour late leaving San Francisco"

Cons: "Delayed departure, changed gate."

Pros: "My overall experience was excellent except for your new food policy. Meals should included! I am handicapped and asked for help boarding and getting to flights! I was helped by your caring and very curtitious staff! Thank you for your help."

Cons: "United lost one of our baggage"

Pros: "Flight attendants didn't fret too much over passengers swapping seats to be close to traveling companions, though it did cause a delay in take-off, along with an equipment malfunction."
Cons: "On previous flights, attendants would strictly monitor the one personal item and one carry on rule. It didn't happen this time causing several people to have to check bags."

Pros: "more assistance to passengers!!"
Cons: "back up plans!food for passengers specially for the kid!"

Cons: "No wifi, no tvs or media, all food and drinks are for-pay"

Cons: "Negative leg room, Hugh bag fees that were not stated in the original purchase"

Cons: "we waited 2.5 hours for the baggage claim."

Cons: "Unexplained delay is not ok."

Cons: "No coffee was available"

Cons: "Late.. U had to purchase everything"

Cons: "SFO->MCO: 2.3 hours delay, departed at 1:30AM MCO->SFO: >4 hours delay, arrived at SFO at 1:30AM"

Cons: "It was seriously delayed"

Pros: "Nothing. Will not fly Frontier again."
Cons: "EVERYTHING."

Pros: "Did not travel due to weather"
Cons: "Didn't travel due to weather"

Cons: "None"

Pros: "The referee was delayed by over 4 hours due to avoidable maintenance issues. Not acceptable!"

Pros: "Actually not much. The cost is ridiculous and not enough leg room. I waited quite awhile for wheelchair assistance. However the two men who took care of me were great. One in San Francisco and one in Cincinnati."

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."

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: "Cheap"
Cons: "Seat cannot be declined! Plane also made an awful noise when taking off and landing!"

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: "Quick efficient"
Cons: "Legroom"

Pros: "Absolutely nothing to like about frontier. You get worse than you pay for with frontier."

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

Pros: "It was fun and playful!!! Never had such an amazing trip back to Houston."

Pros: "stewardess was nice"
Cons: "late arrival in Denver, then, "not enough staff "to unload us and get us into the terminal-waited in plan almost an hour . 1 hour Late takeoff from Denver. plane seat does not recline, tight I wont take frontier again"

Cons: "We were left on the tarmac for 100 minutes after landing. Given No information; not allowed to get up for the bathroom. Terrible."

Pros: "The competence of the on board personnel."
Cons: "The lack of communication with passengers at the gate."

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

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "Upgraded us!"
Cons: "Told us the Wrong carrosol for our baggage."

Cons: "Horrible costumer service, charge $40 for a carry on"

Pros: "Boarding was quick"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "A little noisy"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "3 hours of delay, no respect and appreciation of the wait."

Cons: "bag fees and slow boarding"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "everything"

Cons: "Not worth an upgrade. Took over an hour for bags in baggage claim."

Pros: "attendants were helpful and friendly"
Cons: "would like some reading materials since they don't have entertainment anymore."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Every thing went wrong with the airline. They have no character"

Cons: "dirty"

Cons: "Terrible service"

Cons: "40 USD carry-on fee or 30 USD check-in baggage fee not included in the ticket. The plane had things left by previous pessengers (napkins, tickets). Everything on board charges. Not a happy experience. I felt like I was being robbed. Hope that no one will ever be cheated by Frontier thereafter."

Cons: "Fronteir's cabin is pretty bare bones. Plus they lost my luggage. Having no jacket on a freezing night in Denver was brutal."

Cons: "Great experience but for the exorbitant bag check rates"

Cons: "Lots of delays"

Pros: "I was easliy checked in"
Cons: "It was more then an hr late The plabe shook all the ride long It felt terribly unstable"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Baggage ripped off.. Im never riding this plane ever.."

Pros: "Nothing... Charging for baggage overshadowed everything I canceled the return and Booked on southwest. This is an dishonest, tricky, unethical company."

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