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Tampa to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 5h 32m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Tampa
Flight Price $245
Distance 2,389 miles
Airlines Frontier, JetBlue, United, Delta, Alaska Airlines

Good to Know

Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
November
Most popular time to fly
10%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$390
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$343
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Tampa to San Francisco

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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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 $342 or less.
The cheapest flight from Tampa to San Francisco 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 October, November and December. The cheapest month to fly is September.
Morning departure is around 2% 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 Tampa to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Tampa to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 6h 06m, covering a distance of 2389 miles.
How many flights are there between Tampa and San Francisco?
There are 43 (nonstop) flights between Tampa and San Francisco per week, averaging 6 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Tampa to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($245), Frontier ($245) and JetBlue ($323).
Do I need a passport to fly between Tampa and San Francisco?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Tampa and San Francisco?
United (3 times daily), Air New Zealand (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Tampa to San Francisco?
For Tampa to San Francisco, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Tampa, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Monday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Tampa
$245
only
$245
Destination
San Francisco
$245
only
$245
Tue, Oct 16
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
15h 04m
Tue, Oct 23
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
11h 53m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jan 23
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
14h 42m
Tue, Jan 29
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
15h 50m
Trip: 7 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 35,467 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DFW
DEN
Okay 5.0

Sardine-like seating

DEN
BNA
Mediocre 2.0

Service was horrible! I originally had a 3 hour layover before my connecting flight which was delayed several times for various reasons which I know can be uncontrollable at times. Once I landed I only had 10 minutes to make it to my next flight in which I asked one of the flight attendants if I could move to the front of the aircraft to try and catch it and she did not allow me to do so and that they had to offload the plane “front to back.” I have seen multiple other airlines that allowed people trying to get to their next flight front-loaded off the aircraft. Once I found I missed my flight I was told that I would have to wait until midnight to fly to Orlando and then fly to my final destination (Nashville) at 6 am the next morning. I asked the attendant if they were able to provide a hotel or at the very least a meal but that wasn’t the case. I understand that things happen that delay flights but I would think this airline would be able to help their customers any way they can and that definitely was not the case! I will never fly Frontier ever again.

PDX
DEN
Mediocre 2.6

Nothing

Poor and confusing nternet communication for flight changes, delays and checki-in capibility, prior to flight. Obtaining bording passes. Ticket purchase stated $148.00 price charged sraref $191.00. My frequent flyer account locked and then when I did get help my prior air miles were set back to zero. Upon arrival to Denver faulty equipment delayed disembarking for 25 mins. Excessive bag expenses and seats do not recline,

ORD
LAS
Excellent 8.0

The flight and comfort of the airline

The people just that were on the plane

OMA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

The flight attendants were amazing!

Wed, Feb 20
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
13h 58m
Sat, Mar 2
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
10h 41m
Trip: 11 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 13,383 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.8
SJC
LGB
Excellent 10.0

Crew did a great job overall. They were fast and friendly. We got out 15 minuets early too. Nice job!!

JFK
FLL
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

More than 2 hours delayed. Bags took forever to come out. Not flying in jetblue anymore

LAS
LGB
Excellent 10.0

Crew was friendly and offered refreshments and snacks

BOS
PIT
Excellent 10.0

Two seats on plane Love love love NO MIDDLE SEAT

Nothing

RIC
FLL
Excellent 10.0

Crew was friendly. TV was great. And hot coffee from Dunkinl Donuts.

Mid flight you started to smell the restroom. Hope my flight home I won't be near the restroom.

Fri, Jan 18
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
6h 06m
Sat, Jan 19
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
4h 58m
Trip: 2 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
DEN
NRT
Good 6.6

Flight was comfortable despite long distance

Food service could have been better timed as we had breakfast around noon local time

MCO
SFO
Okay 4.6

Easy boarding and crew kind of ok.

There is a toilet for the main cabin right behind row 5. The door was constantly banging due to a long flight from Orlando to SFO 5hrs 23 mins. Very old uncomfortable first class seats with very little reclining due to the toilet being so close. Not good!!! No real entertainment unless you brought it with you. If this is the standard of United first class now think I will give it a miss in the future.

TXL
EWR
Good 7.6

Entertainment console was defective

TPA
SFO
Mediocre 3.0

Flight was ahead of schedule.

No free entertainment, everything possible is a paid extra. The outbound segment of this flight was over 2 hours late with drinks service that took over 2 hours to complete their first run - completely incompetent. Avoid United, especially now.

PHX
IAD
Okay 5.3

We took off on time and landed early.

This new Basic Economy is really awful. You have to check any carry on and you cannot pick a seat. I’m 6’3” and to be stuck in a window seat with two next to me is painful. There is absolutely no leg room if you’re over 5’10.

Mon, Mar 11
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
7h 59m
Mon, Mar 25
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
7h 29m
Trip: 15 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,439 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
BRU
ATL
Excellent 9.3

The check in was well staffed and went smoothly and easily. Loved the large movie selection and picture quality.

LGA
DCA
Good 7.3

There was no rhyme nor reason for who boarded first

ATL
GPT
Good 6.0

fast flight

Wi-fi sucks

ATL
ORF
Okay 4.6

Free movies available in flight

Airplane temp never comfortable Airline staff not friendly Wheelchair service terrible

ICN
ATL
Okay 4.3

Free movies available in-flight

temperature during flight. Freezing then hot, freezing then hot and never a comfortable temp. Food was terrible. Entrees were flavorless and smelled terrible. Time they served food made no sense at all either. Within the hour of getting on the plane, they served a meal which made no sense because most folks ate before getting on the plane. Stewardesses were not friendly (only 1 made me feel valued and welcomed)

Thu, Dec 6
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
10h 02m
Sun, Dec 9
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
25h 52m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Sep 28
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
13h 21m
Mon, Oct 1
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
12h 30m
Trip: 4 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 23,538 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SFO
HNL
Good 6.0

The flight attendants were really great and nice.

That I’m still stuck on this damn plane and we landed 30 minutes ago.

ORD
PDX
Excellent 10.0

I missed my initial flight to Portland and people with Alaska immediately booked me for the next flight out. It was incredibly reassuring to have their help and patience. Even when there was a mixup with seating, the stewardesses took care of me and made sure I had a seat. Thank you Alaska, you made it right.

PDX
SAN
Excellent 10.0

It was on time!!!!

LAX
DAL
Excellent 10.0

I would definitely fly Alaska airlines again!

SFO
BNA
Excellent 8.0

Boarding was very easy and crew was very attentive.

Seats were not soft enough and my TV screen sound would not work.

Wed, Nov 28
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
30h 33m
Mon, Dec 3
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
17h 37m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Dec 1
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
14h 54m
Sat, Dec 8
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
10h 26m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 35,467 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
AUS
PDX
Mediocre 2.0

Bad!

This is really weird. First of all, I booked the flight without paying attention that I was redirected to a flight booking website called Kiwi!!! I wouldn’t even recommend that you guys co-work with this kiwi website. I booked the flight with 20 hours layover, fine, I wanted to, to save money. But I have done math wrong and I realized I have to be on Portland by Sunday not Monday. So I go ahead and try to do manage booking and just change the date! I did but their portal just made me pay for 250 or something I don’t remember for the flight from Charlotte to Portland and I thought they will reimburse me part of original flight price after deducting any fees. But No it’s like nothing really happened and the most ridiculous and unprofessional thing they do is someone can’t reach out to any representative for this company. At all. It’s like they know, they are messed up so they avoid being on calls! How bad this is. Even when I get a number for them it’s not even free call it’s an international number. And after all of these, I get notifications from kayak, I don’t even know why. If kayak is stating that it’s nit responsible for any issues that could happen between a customer and any page he/she got redirected to, so why am I even getting notifications now? If you can really discuss and solve this out for me with the least I can get from this website called kiwi, I would appreciate it. Otherwise, I’m not even using either. Thanks It’s me Muhammad - 9893957358

MCO
DEN
Mediocre 3.3

Nothing

The seats were so in comfortable and made my back hurt

OMA
DEN
Excellent 10.0

The flight attendants were amazing!

DEN
SNA
Excellent 9.2

FAST BOARDING. NICE AND COLD FLIGHT.

BAD QUALITY COFFEE.

DEN
ALB
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Poor food choices, beverage purchaces mandatory, seats do not recline, excessive Frontier credit card sales pitch and most of all, expectation of gratuity for services.

Wed, Oct 31
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
23h 30m
Thu, Nov 8
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
18h 41m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Nov 29
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
27h 43m
Mon, Dec 3
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
24h 12m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Oct 17
TPA
Tampa
SFO
San Francisco
34h 15m
Mon, Oct 22
SFO
San Francisco
TPA
Tampa
19h 08m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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