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Low season

February Best time to beat the crowds (17% less expensive on average)

High season

December Most popular time to fly (24% more expensive on average)

Average price of a return ticket

$469 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a return ticket

$276 or less

When to book flights from San Francisco to New York

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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 $234 or less.
  • The cheapest flight from San Francisco to New York was found, on average, 89 days before departure.
  • Book at least 3 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 February.
  • When passengers on flights from San Francisco to New York want to head to the airport in style, they often opt for a car service. San Francisco's Pleasant Limo has a wide variety of vehicles to meet your party's needs. The vehicles are clean and well maintained, the drivers are accommodating and will even highlighting points of interest along the route, plus your entire trip can be booked online.
  • If you are dropping off a rental car at San Francisco airport before your flight, the process could not be more straightforward. You drive to the Rental Car Center that is just southwest of the airport on highway 101 and, after dropping off your car, you can take the AirTrain Blue Line to all of the terminal buildings. The AirTrain is fully automated and runs 24 hours per day.
  • Passengers that are looking for something to eat before long flights from San Francisco to New York have a wealth of options at San Francisco Airport. The airport offers sushi at Tomokazu, classic burgers at the Burger Joint, top-flight wine, beer, and spirits at SF Uncork'd, and authentic Southwestern and Mexican fare at Urban Tortilla.
  • If you are planning on using frequent flyer points on flights from San Francisco to New York, remember that two of the biggest operators at San Francisco Airport, United, and American Airlines, reward travel based on zones. This means that the amount of points you will get will remain the same even if you cannot fly non-stop from your departure point to your destination.
  • If you have some time to kill before your flight, stop in at InMotion Entertainment in the International Terminal Hall at San Francisco Airport. InMotion has every everything a cross-country traveler would need like headphones, electronics, travel gear, and a whole host of travel accessories.

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