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Vancouver Intl to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 2h 26m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Vancouver Intl
Flight Price $221
Distance 801 miles
Airlines American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines

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Low Season:
October
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
8%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$275
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$254
or less (round trip)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $254 or less.
The cheapest flight from Vancouver Intl to San Francisco was found 89 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 30% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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How long does a flight from Vancouver Intl to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 2h 28m, covering a distance of 801 miles.
How many flights are there between Vancouver Intl and San Francisco?
There are 617 (nonstop) flights between Vancouver Intl and San Francisco per week, averaging 87 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Vancouver Intl to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($221), Delta ($223) and United Airlines ($262).
Do I need a passport to fly between Vancouver Intl and San Francisco?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Vancouver Intl and San Francisco?
Air New Zealand (22 times daily), Air Canada (13 times daily), United Airlines (13 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Vancouver Intl to San Francisco?
For Vancouver Intl to San Francisco, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Vancouver Intl, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
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Book cheap flights from Vancouver Intl to San Francisco (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Vancouver
$221
only
$221
Destination
San Francisco
$221
only
$221
Tue, Oct 1
YVR
Vancouver Intl
SFO
San Francisco
20h 17m
Thu, Oct 10
SFO
San Francisco
YVR
Vancouver Intl
14h 00m
Trip: 10 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 40,876 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
PHL
LHR
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Kept us waiting at gate for 5 hours, the boarded us, then canceled flight and asked us to deplane. Only gave one meal voucher for two days.

Cons: After 2 hours of delay, cancel the flight and allow people to get sleep and give vouchers for 3 square meals as appropriate.

JFK
MAD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Customer service was acceptable

Cons: Flights were cancelled and had to take another airline. Bags were also lost for 5 days!

SAT
ORD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Michael DJ was awesome! Made us laugh during the safety demonstration which was much appreciated on a long travel time home!

Cons: The descent down to the airport was rough. I felt it was done too quickly, caused a lot of pressure on my head and was very painful

DFW
MGM
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great Crew

Cons: Was a great flight

DFW
CLT
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Flight attendant Louis was great. He was very nice and friendly. Calmed me down when I was nervous about turbulent. Great staff overall!

Tue, Oct 22
YVR
Vancouver Intl
SFO
San Francisco
6h 09m
Sat, Oct 26
SFO
San Francisco
YVR
Vancouver Intl
4h 39m
Trip: 5 days
4.0OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.0 Okay
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
BOS
RDU
Okay 4.0

Cons: Better flight scheduling.

JFK
SYR
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Great flight but old regional jet

BNA
ATL
Okay 4.0

Pros: The crew was pleasant and helpful.

Cons: The plane was an outdated jalopy. I thought the exit doors were going to fly off. This was in vast contrast to the 737 plane that we had taken earlier in the day for a flight from BNA to ATL.

SFO
SEA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Smooth, efficient and timely.

Cons: Seats weren’t assigned until at the gate even though checked in 18 hours before. Bag drop was horrible. No self service. Was inline for about 45 minutes.

LGA
IAH
Excellent 8.3

Pros: There were a few hiccups with the overall flight process, but the crew was very friendly and informed everyone in a timely manner of the situation. There were also good snacks. Also, flexible baggage policy, which was great.

Cons: The boarding situation is odd and less organized or structured than any of the other airlines I've flown with.

Wed, Sep 11
YVR
Vancouver Intl
SFO
San Francisco
2h 32m
Tue, Sep 17
SFO
San Francisco
YVR
Vancouver Intl
2h 21m
Trip: 7 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 125 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.6
Food
6.5
YVR
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Purchased tickets 4 months before this flight for a departure time of 6:05pm. Tried to check in and check baggage at 9:30am but was turned away saying I could only check in 3 hrs prior to my flight. Came back at 3:00pm to check-in and they could not find my information. An hour later they find out that they cancelled the flight and moved my departure time to 8:25am for that day. They say they emailed 3 times in May but I never got it (I'm a bit crazy about my email staying clean) so they say it might have went in to my spam folder due to they types of emails they send to customers. They only kept repeating that they notified me so there is nothing they could do. I ended up going to Air Canada to get a flight to PHX the next day. No apology, no help, no hotel for the night...Terrible experience by United. They gave me a customer relations group contact information to follow up with for complaint but since they sent me the 3 emails in May about the change, they have no liability to fix the situation.

YVR
SFO
Okay 4.6

Cons: I am young but I am in heart failure and have an artificial heart. I had requested wheelchair service so I didn't overexert myself at the airport and was wheeled right up to the gate. There were two other older passengers in wheelchairs, one on either side of me. When it came time to pre-board flight attendants came up to both men and helped them on board. They ignored me. Then they announced regular boarding. I had to remove my bags from my lap and get up out of the chair and go to the gate to say I needed to preboard. The man looked annoyd and said they had announced it. When I explained how no one came to me but they did the others he said I could go now. I said I needed help with my bags and he acted VERY surly and put out. He did help me but I felt like they assumed because I was young I couldn't possibly be sick and treated me like a liar.

MSY
ORD
Good 7.2

Cons: Fruit & cheese tray unavailable

YVR
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was great

Cons: All good

YVR
SFO
Okay 4.0

Cons: Didn't fly this leg on United, but rather on Air Canada.

Sat, Oct 26
YVR
Vancouver Intl
SFO
San Francisco
6h 25m
Mon, Oct 28
SFO
San Francisco
YVR
Vancouver Intl
6h 20m
Trip: 3 days
4.0OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.0 Okay
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
RSW
ATL
Excellent 8.5

Cons: We always board with Sky Priority but the agent took us off the line until Comfort Plus boarded. It was embarrassing to my husband and myself.

SFO
JFK
Okay 5.6

Cons: The entire time there was a clogged bathroom smell coming in waves. The crew was forgetful of requests. Not a pleasant flight.

ATL
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Cons: No milk available.

FLL
ATL
Okay 4.3

Pros: The crew was light spirited. Took the angst out of the long stressful wait

Cons: Punctuality. Flight was 2 hours late

CVG
DEN
Good 7.6

Cons: Not really an experienced flyer. Overall the flight seemed good. No issues with airline or airport. Just don’t understand self-important people that feel compelled to push the overhead storage limits with their bags.

Wed, Nov 6
YVR
Vancouver Intl
SFO
San Francisco
4h 12m
Mon, Nov 11
SFO
San Francisco
YVR
Vancouver Intl
6h 13m
Trip: 6 days
4.0OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.0 Okay
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
JAX
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The where very helpful

Cons: Nothing

MOB
ATL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Left seven hours later than I anticipated Some passengers were rebooked on earlier flights while others told to go with same flight flying later Very very disorganized

TLH
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The flight was on time, with no unanticipated problems.

Cons: Traveling first class in the CRJ commuter planes is really just coach as it was 15 years ago.

FLL
ATL
Okay 4.3

Pros: The crew was light spirited. Took the angst out of the long stressful wait

Cons: Punctuality. Flight was 2 hours late

JFK
SYR
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Great flight but old regional jet

Wed, Sep 25
YVR
Vancouver Intl
SFO
San Francisco
2h 32m
Sun, Sep 29
SFO
San Francisco
YVR
Vancouver Intl
2h 27m
Trip: 5 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 125 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.6
Food
6.5
YVR
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: On time, pleasant crew

YVR
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Late flight and can't catch next flight on time:(

YVR
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: Not much to like about United these days, just basic cattle car service and nickel and dime you for everything.

Cons: Cramped seats, poor entertainment choices, basic uncomfortable seating.

YVR
SFO
Okay 4.6

Pros: At least the seats had power outlets.

Cons: Crew appeared to hate their jobs, only peanuts and water for a 2.5hr flight. Plane was good but united sucks.

YVR
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Good job.

Cons: Could not get movies to play on iPad or Mac book pro.

Wed, Dec 4
YVR
Vancouver Intl
SFO
San Francisco
5h 59m
Sat, Dec 7
SFO
San Francisco
YVR
Vancouver Intl
4h 18m
Trip: 4 days
4.0OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.0 Okay
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
ATL
PTY
Excellent 9.2

Cons: We ordered special meal, and it was even confirmed in the boarding pass but it was never delivered on board.... attendant said they did not get any special meal

MSP
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Boarded as soon as I arrived at the gate. Left and arrived on time. Happy, pleasant staff. Everything as expected or better.

Cons: Nothing, really.

ICN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent crew and clean aircraft

JFK
FCO
Good 7.6

Cons: Always need more room

SJU
ATL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Great comfortable seats

Cons: Crowds in airport

Thu, Feb 20
YVR
Vancouver Intl
SFO
San Francisco
4h 18m
Mon, Feb 24
SFO
San Francisco
YVR
Vancouver Intl
11h 10m
Trip: 5 days
4.0OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.0 Okay
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
ECP
ATL
Good 7.3

Cons: Cramped seats, rude flight attendant

JFK
SYR
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Great flight but old regional jet

ICN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent crew and clean aircraft

RSW
ATL
Excellent 8.5

Cons: We always board with Sky Priority but the agent took us off the line until Comfort Plus boarded. It was embarrassing to my husband and myself.

ATL
PTY
Excellent 9.2

Cons: We ordered special meal, and it was even confirmed in the boarding pass but it was never delivered on board.... attendant said they did not get any special meal

Sun, Dec 29
YVR
Vancouver Intl
SFO
San Francisco
2h 28m
Mon, Jan 6
SFO
San Francisco
YVR
Vancouver Intl
5h 54m
Trip: 9 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 125 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.6
Food
6.5
YVR
SFO
Good 7.5

Cons: Faster boarding

LAS
SFO
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: All I have to say is 2 HOURS LATE!

YVR
SFO
Good 7.2

Cons: there was no in-flight entertainment.

YVR
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: -Jolene at the United check in at the Vancouver airport loves to discriminate -No WiFi on a 5+ hour flight -Old clunky planes -Poor service overall -Noticed employees using their phones constantly instead of helping paying Customers

YVR
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Saw many backpacks inefficiently stored overhead, yet I was told to check in my carry on even though I had paid to upgrade my seat. Staff extremely unhelpful and clueless.

Wed, Aug 28
YVR
Vancouver Intl
SFO
San Francisco
5h 28m
Wed, Sep 4
SFO
San Francisco
YVR
Vancouver Intl
6h 19m
Trip: 8 days
4.0OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.0 Okay
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
LAX
OGG
Good 6.6

Cons: Delayed for an hour because of changing tire

ATL
PHL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was really nice.

Cons: My first flight was delay because of that I lost my second flight.

MCI
BOS
Okay 4.0

Cons: It was ridiculously cold for 2 1/2 hours. When my seat mate asked for a blanket, the stewardess said she only had one more - then walked off. For drinks, they skipped several people. I had to catch her eye to ask for one and then ask her to get my kids a drink in front of me.

ORF
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was great

Cons: All was great

JFK
AUS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was absolutely amazing!

Cons: Delta check in was HORRIBLE! I was charged for a bag check in and had to take my bag through security and they threw away my cologne and razors.

Wed, Jan 1
YVR
Vancouver Intl
SFO
San Francisco
2h 28m
Tue, Jan 7
SFO
San Francisco
YVR
Vancouver Intl
2h 13m
Trip: 7 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 125 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.6
Food
6.5
YVR
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Kayak was not aware that my flight was changed to another airline. Great notification!!!!!

YVR
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: We upgraded to business so it was great. Crew was especially attentive.

Cons: Couldn't recharge the iPhone. No plug.

YVR
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Cons: Plane had no entertainment

YVR
SFO
Okay 5.0

Pros: Gate Crew in YVR was very courteous

Cons: Deadheading pilots throwing large carry on in front rows but sitting in back rows. Really guys?

YVR
SFO
Okay 4.0

Cons: I arrived at YVR to check in for my flight at 4 pm. I was told they couldn't find me In the system anywhere and when they finally did find me they told me they had booked my seat onto another flight that didn't leave u til 6 pm and I would arrive home in San Diego at 10:40 pm. They refused to check my luggage because they said I had arrived too early. I wasn't too early for my originally scheduled flight! I now had to sit in the airport for 5 hours. I had to call home, arrange a sitter for my children whom I was suppose to see at 8:55 pm. They said there was nothing they could do about it.

Thu, Aug 29
YVR
Vancouver Intl
SFO
San Francisco
2h 31m
Mon, Sep 2
SFO
San Francisco
YVR
Vancouver Intl
2h 27m
Trip: 5 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 125 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.6
Food
6.5
LAS
SFO
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: All I have to say is 2 HOURS LATE!

YVR
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The flight attendants were really courteous and friendly.

Cons: There was not anything that I did not like

SFO
EWR
Good 6.6

Pros: Free snacks and water while we waited for delayed flight. Not the best snacks, but better than nothing

Cons: Flight delayed 2+ hours

YVR
SFO
Good 7.3

Cons: For an international flight, we had to pay for meals and for entertainment.

LEX
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Flight was canceled.

Sat, Aug 24
YVR
Vancouver Intl
SFO
San Francisco
5h 04m
Tue, Aug 27
SFO
San Francisco
YVR
Vancouver Intl
4h 17m
Trip: 4 days
4.0OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.0 Okay
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
SLC
BNA
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Crew was great, seats were comfy and the entertainment options were good.

Cons: Flight was delayed but it happens.

SDQ
ATL
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew was really nice

Cons: Since my first flight was delay I lost deje second one.

MCI
BOS
Okay 4.0

Cons: It was ridiculously cold for 2 1/2 hours. When my seat mate asked for a blanket, the stewardess said she only had one more - then walked off. For drinks, they skipped several people. I had to catch her eye to ask for one and then ask her to get my kids a drink in front of me.

BNA
ATL
Okay 4.0

Pros: The crew was pleasant and helpful.

Cons: The plane was an outdated jalopy. I thought the exit doors were going to fly off. This was in vast contrast to the 737 plane that we had taken earlier in the day for a flight from BNA to ATL.

DTW
ORD
Good 6.0

Pros: The fight was very professionally carried out.

Cons: The gate agent hurried ineffectively to board our slightly delayed flight (around 10 min). She left open the Priority Lane and boarded all pax there, having to step 4 steps to the left to scan every boarding pass.

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