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How to find cheap flights to San Francisco?

The cheapest prices found with in the last 7 days for return flights were C$128 and C$38 for one-way flights to San Francisco for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply

Origin Destination Travel Dates Flights From*
LAX Oakland 23 Aug. - 29 Aug. C$128
SEA San Francisco 25 Aug. - 7 Sep. C$142
LAX San Francisco 23 Aug. - 29 Aug. C$143
ORD Oakland 5 Sep. - 11 Sep. C$170
SEA Oakland 13 Jul. - 21 Jul. C$188
LGA Oakland 15 Sep. - 20 Sep. C$277
ORD San Francisco 5 Sep. - 11 Sep. C$322
EWR San Francisco 15 Sep. - 20 Sep. C$330
BOS San Francisco 15 Jul. - 18 Jul. C$830
BOS San Jose 17 Jul. - 23 Jul. C$1,153
*Prices include taxes and fees

Your guide to flights to San Francisco, CA

Spirit Airlines, Alaska Airlines fly to San Francisco, so use Travelocity to search, find, and compare some truly tempting deals from the 4 airlines—that way you can be sure you’ve found the best deal for you. A flight to San Francisco CA currently costs between C$128 and C$1,153. Prices vary, but for the best fares, travel in July when prices are at their lowest.  

Top tips for finding cheap flights to San Francisco  

The cheapest flight for a round trip to San Francisco is currently C$128. When you search for flights to San Francisco, enter your preferred travel dates then click on ‘flexible dates’ to compare cheap flight tickets to San Francisco for nearby days.  The cheapest month to travel to San Francisco is August from our list of deals available.  

But if you’re flexible about when you travel, you can find great deals on flights across the year. If you’re planning a vacation, you can save more on Travelocity when you bundle flights with car rental and hotel bookings, too. Many airlines currently offer flexible booking options, so look for flights offering no change fees.   

How to cancel flights to San Francisco 

We know plans change, that’s why at Travelocity, we make it as easy as possible for you to cancel or amend your plane tickets. Go to My Trips, enter your itinerary number, then follow the instructions. Many airlines let you cancel flights online free of charge if you booked it in the last 24 hours. Visit Customer Service for more advice.  

Why you should book your flight to San Francisco with Travelocity 

We have top deals on plane tickets even for last minute flights to San Francisco, so you can simply type in your travel dates and compare our best prices. Booking with Travelocity means you get flexible cancellation options, 24/7 support, and, thanks to our Price Match Promise, if the airfare drops after you book, you can get a refund! Whether you’re planning a business trip, weekend getaway, or a family vacation—let Travelocity get you to San Francisco for less. 

Flights to San Francisco: Customer Reviews

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FAQs about San Francisco Flights

Can I catch a flight to San Francisco at the moment?

The Covid-19 Travel Advisor is a convenient place to find all the latest info about travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for passengers flying in to San Francisco.

Which airlines fly to San Francisco?

Arranging your flight to San Francisco? Currently, there are 10 airlines that frequent this city. Book a seat on one of these reputable carriers:

  • Southwest Airlines
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Delta
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I change my booking to a later date?

For more info about changing your flight to San Francisco, please visit our Customer Service Portal.

What airport is best to fly into San Francisco?

When looking up flights to and from San Francisco, consider all available options. With several airports to choose from, the price of your tickets may differ depending on which one you select. Here are the busiest:

  • San Jose, CA Airport (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) – 64 kilometers from downtown
  • OAK – 19 kilometers from downtown
  • San Carlos, CA Airport (SQL) – 35 kilometers from downtown
Where to stay in San Francisco

Vacationing in San Francisco is always a good idea, particularly when you have 3,775 exceptional accommodations to select from through Travelocity. The getaway of your dreams is yours in a couple of clicks!

After a long day of sightseeing, nothing beats returning to a luxury suite. The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square and the Villa Florence San Francisco on Union Square are some of our favorite luxury properties to check out here. On the other hand, you don't go on vacation to stay in your room all week. If you want a more economical option, try the Hotel Stratford or the Union Square Plaza Hotel.

There's nothing more exciting than being so close to a phenomenal sight. Luckily, the Hotel Zephyr San Francisco and the Wharf Inn are both within walking distance of Pier 39. Book now and secure your favorite one!

Places to visit in San Francisco

With a multitude of renowned attractions in San Francisco, it'd be sensible to take some comfy footwear. First and foremost on your list should be an outing to Lombard Street, and Pier 39. After that, you might want to crank up the pace a notch as you shouldn't leave without stopping by University of San Francisco, and Palace of Fine Arts.

Serious sightseers should check out Westfield San Francisco Centre, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Need more things to see in this bustling city? TransAmerica Pyramid, and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco will keep you busy.

Add a taste of the arts to your vacation by attending a play at Orpheum Theater. Like some more options? San Francisco City Hall will definitely be of interest to visitors fascinated by the history of the area. This civic building is well worth taking the time to see. But that's not all. You can't miss out on attending a concert at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium! Don't forget to buy your tickets in advance.

How to get through airport security fast when traveling to San Francisco

If you like the idea of spending more time at the airport bar and less time moving through security on your way to San Francisco, follow these practical tips:

  • Keep your boarding pass and travel ID somewhere handy. They'll be the first things you'll be told to produce by airport security personnel.
  • It's helpful to know that belts with metal buckles can set off the body scanner's alarms. If you're wearing one, you may be told to place it in a tray before continuing.
  • Everyday electronics such as laptops, tablets and phones are always put through the X-ray machine separately. Make sure they're within easy reach.
  • When it comes to flying with liquids or gels, each passenger is permitted a quart-sized clear zip-lock bag to store containers no larger than 3.4 ounces (161 kilometerslliliters).
  • Undo your shoelaces in preparation for entering the body scanner. Depending on what sort of shoes you're wearing, security may instruct you to take them off.
  • Pack any multi-tools or other pointy metal items in your checked luggage. Security personnel don't permit these in carry-on baggage.

Flights To San Francisco

From the hippies hanging out near Haight & Ashbury to the counter culture holding court in the Castro, San Francisco offers a glimpse into America that is as unique as Lombard Street is crooked. Flying into San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is exciting, especially if you catch a glimpse of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge before you land. Whether you are booking one of the cheapest flights to San Francisco, California, for business or to take advantage of one of many excellent San Francisco vacation packages available, flights to San Francisco can open the door to a fantastic urban adventure.

Transportation from SFO

Because there are so many ground transportation options at the airport, staying at one of the San Francisco airport hotels can make for an easy base from which to catch all the city's sights, especially if cheap airfare to San Francisco and budget options are your goal. Once you land, you can use the complimentary AirTrain people movers to get to the BART station for rail service to downtown, or ride them to the rental car center if you prefer the freedom of driving during your stay. For service to the wider San Mateo County area, Samtrans buses can be boarded in the domestic arrival and baggage claim areas. There are also taxis available outside all of the baggage claim areas, or you can use a rideshare app like Uber or Lyft to have a car meet you curbside. Once your San Francisco flight has landed and you check in at your hotel, it's time to explore!

Hotels Near SFO

There’s no denying it, as soon as you get out of the airport, you’re going to want to head to a pub for a pint of Anchor Steam, or make tracks to Tadich Grill for a bowl of their signature cioppino. But, you’ll probably want to drop your bags off at a nearby hotel in San Francisco to change out of your travel clothes and put on something more…Californian. Here are a few of our favorite hotels near SFO:

  • Parc 55 – This contemporary-cool property is located close to SFO as well as all of the downtown action. We recommend a room on an upper floor to take advantage of the expansive views of the city scape, bay, and Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Stanford Court – As one of the top luxury boutique hotels in the nation, you’ll be able to pamper yourself in posh comfort shortly after your arrival at this Nob Hill icon. In addition to upscale opulence, the Stanford Court offers state-of-the-art technologies like an electric car charging station, Google Glass Explorer programs, high-speed Wi-Fi, and a collection of computers and tablets for guests to borrow.
  • Hotel Whitcomb – This historic property once served as a City Hall after the 1906 earthquake. Today, it is one of the most preferred hotels in San Francisco. Foodies will love its proximity to Soma and Hayes Valley, and sports fans are a just a short walk to AT&T Park.
  • Hotel Nikko – This Asian-inspired hotel features a glass-enclosed indoor swimming pool, rooftop lounge, and exotic rental car service. So, even if you’re not a celebrity when you check in, you can live like one during your stay.

Things to Do Near SFO

You probably already have an itinerary planned out before you even book one of our San Francisco flight deals. But here are a few San Francisco treats close to the airport that you might want to consider adding to your list:

  • Pacific Coast Highway – There is no better way to refresh your soul after a long flight than a cruise along the California Coast on one of the most scenic stretches of blacktop on the planet. We suggest a convertible for this.
  • Muir Beach – If the spirit of the open road compels you, keep your foot on the gas and go past downtown, across the Golden Gate, and pull over at this secluded slice of sandy serenity.
  • Winchester Mystery House – Do your travel plans take you to the South Bay? If so, be sure to make a pit-stop at one of the most interesting architectural oddities in the country. The 6-acre property is part Victorian manor, part intricate maze, and 100 percent weird.

Experience San Francisco

Whether you want to dine at five-star restaurants downtown, belly up to the bar with the locals in the Mission District, bark at the seals along Fisherman's Wharf, or toss a Frisbee at Golden Gate Park, there's something for everyone to love in San Francisco. You can save gold rush worth of cash when you book a hotel and plane tickets to San Francisco at the same time. With Travelocity's help, you can leave your heart in San Francisco in no time at all!

How to find cheap flights

What is the best day to buy a plane ticket?

Airfares offered on Wednesdays tend to be the cheapest, according to flight demand on Travelocity.ca in 2020. Purchasing your airfares on a Thursday or Friday can also provide better value, however our advice if you’re looking to save money is to avoid booking on a Saturday. Our data shows, the start of the weekend has the highest ticket values on average, so keep this in mind if you’re browsing flight deals on a weekend.


What are the cheapest days to fly?

Frequent travellers may already know this, but earlier in the week is often the cheapest time to fly. Flights departing on a Tuesday are the cheapest of the week. Since weekend flights tend to be more popular, this causes the prices to rise which is why on average. Airfares booked on Travelocity.ca in 2020 were most expensive for Saturday departures.


How far in advance can you book a flight?

Here’s the deal: It is typically possible to start comparing international airfares on Travelocity.ca up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to our 2020 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 2 weeks to 3 months prior to their travel dates.


How can I save money on airline tickets?

We'll let you in on a secret...You can save big on flights if you mix and match your airlines and fare types. In fact, travellers who booked flights on Travelocity.ca in 2020 saved close to 60% when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.

*According to flight demand on Travelocity.ca from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.