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Cheap flight deals from San Francisco to New York (SFO-NYC)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from San Francisco to New York that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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Condor
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Japan Airlines
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Icelandair
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Fiji Airways
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Air Serbia
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SFO-EWR
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Air New Zealand
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SFO-EWR
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EWR-SFO
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United Airlines
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SFO-JFK
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JFK-SFO
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Qantas Airways
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Iberia
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Korean Air
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SFO-EWR
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Brussels Airlines
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JFK-SFO
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Singapore Airlines
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Gulf Air
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American Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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SFO-JFK
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Air Europa
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SFO-EWR
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Austrian Airlines
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Air France
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Kenya Airways
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China Eastern
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SFO-EWR
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EWR-SFO
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Asiana Airlines
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SFO-EWR
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EWR-SFO
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Virgin Australia
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Aeromexico
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Alaska Airlines
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Royal Air Maroc
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JetBlue
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Etihad Airways
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LATAM Airlines
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China Southern
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SFO-JFK
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Finnair
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JFK-SFO
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Royal Jordanian
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JFK-SFO
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ITA Airways
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SFO-JFK
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JFK-SFO
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Hawaiian Airlines
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SFO-EWR
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EWR-SFO
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SFO-EWR
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EWR-SFO
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Lufthansa
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SFO-JFK
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JFK-SFO
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TAP AIR PORTUGAL
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SFO-JFK
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JFK-SFO
6h 32mdirect
Virgin Atlantic
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JFK-SFO
6h 43mdirect
British Airways
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Flights from San Francisco to New York - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from San Francisco to New York to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest San Francisco to New York flight route?

The cheapest price for flight routes found by users searching on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks for one-way flights from San Francisco to New York.
Our data shows that the cheapest route for a one-way flight from San Francisco to New York cost $380 and was between San Francisco and New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport. On average, the best prices are found if you fly from San Francisco to Newark Airport. The average price for a return flight for this route is $784.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to New York?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from San Francisco to New York, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from San Francisco to New York is February, where tickets cost $510 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are June and July, where the average cost of tickets is $904 and $797 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco to New York?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from San Francisco to New York, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from San Francisco to New York, you should book around 2 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 58 days before departure.

Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and New York?

San Francisco and New York are connected by different airlines. The airlines that fly that route the most regularly are United Airlines (63 flights per week), Delta (47 flights per week), and Alaska Airlines (42 flights per week).

How many flights are there between San Francisco and New York per day?

Each day, there are between 26 and 31 nonstop flights that take off from San Francisco and land in New York, with an average flight time of 5h 41m. The most common departure time is 07:00 and most flights take off in the morning, while the most flights land at New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport. Each week, there are 212 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Monday, when 15% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Saturday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between San Francisco and New York?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There is only one cabin class option available for the route, which is Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

What’s the earliest departure time from San Francisco to New York?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from San Francisco at 05:50 and will be landing in New York at 14:27.

What’s the latest departure time from San Francisco to New York?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from San Francisco to New York jets off at 23:40 and lands at 08:13.

Good to know

Low season

January

High season

June
Best time to beat the crowds (18% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (38% more expensive on average)

When to book flights from San Francisco to New York

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from San Francisco to New York based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking flights from San Francisco to New York

  • Can I take an Uber from downtown to San Francisco Airport?

    In general, a ride on Uber won’t cost you too much, but traffic conditions can affect the price. You can meet your driver on level 5 of the domestic terminal garage or curbside on the departures level of the international terminal.

  • What is the most convenient way to get from New York LaGuardia to Manhattan?

    By far the most convenient way is to travel by car service, especially if you have a lot of luggage or are traveling in a large party. Your driver will be waiting for you at baggage claim and will happily transport your party and all the luggage to the car.

  • What is the most cost-effective way to get from New York John F. Kennedy Intl. to Manhattan?

    The combination of the AirTrain and the NYC subway system is the most cost-effective way to make the trip. The AirTrain will cost a few dollars, and the journey on the subway will cost even less; but be forewarned that this may be a difficult journey if you have several bags to carry.

  • If money is no object, what is the most luxurious way to travel from John F. Kennedy Intl. to Manhattan?

    If you’re really looking to splurge, US Helicopter flies to and from John F. Kennedy Intl. from three locations in Manhattan at the Wall Street Heliport: E. 34th Street and W. 30th Street. The cost for this service is $159 per person but please note you will be limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per passenger.

  • Which airlines offer Wi-Fi service onboard planes from San Francisco to New York?

    JetBlue, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Iberia offer inflight Wi-Fi service on the San Francisco to New York flight route.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from San Francisco to New York?

    The Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the San Francisco to New York flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from San Francisco to New York?

    oneworld, SkyTeam, and Star Alliance are the airline alliances operating flights between San Francisco and New York, with oneworld being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from San Francisco to New York?

    There are direct flights from San Francisco to New York on a daily basis.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from San Francisco to New York?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from San Francisco to New York.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from San Francisco to New York?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to New York from San Francisco is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from San Francisco to New York?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to New York with an airline and back to San Francisco with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from San Francisco to New York?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to New York from San Francisco up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from San Francisco to New York

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $528 or less round-trip.
  • 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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Prefer to fly direct from San Francisco to New York?

Find which airlines fly direct from San Francisco to New York, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

San Francisco to New York

Monday

Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, +29 more

Aeromexico, Air Europa, +30 more

Tuesday

Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, +29 more

Aeromexico, Air Europa, +30 more

Wednesday

Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, +28 more

Aeromexico, Air Europa, +29 more

Thursday

Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, +30 more

Aeromexico, Air Europa, +31 more

Friday

Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, +29 more

Aeromexico, Air Europa, +30 more

Saturday

Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, +28 more

Aeromexico, Air Europa, +29 more

Sunday

Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, +29 more

Aeromexico, Air Europa, +30 more

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Direct returns

New York to San Francisco

Monday

Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, +30 more

Aeromexico, Air Europa, +31 more

Tuesday

Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, +31 more

Aeromexico, Air Europa, +32 more

Wednesday

Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, +30 more

Aeromexico, Air Europa, +31 more

Thursday

Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, +31 more

Aeromexico, Air Europa, +32 more

Friday

Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, +30 more

Aeromexico, Air Europa, +31 more

Saturday

Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, +31 more

Aeromexico, Air Europa, +32 more

Sunday

Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, +29 more

Aeromexico, Air Europa, +30 more

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Top airline flying from San Francisco to New York

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from San Francisco to New York. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from San Francisco to New York? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8.0
Alaska AirlinesOverall score based on 9367 reviews
7.2Food
7.9Comfort
8.2Boarding
8.6Crew
7.2Entertainment
Airline reviews

On time. Seats were comfortable. Staff was great. The plane was freezing cold! (And I prefer it to be cold, but it was freezing!) And they only offered water or juice. But overall, would fly again!

10.0 ExcellentAnonymous, Jul 2024SFO - LAS
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On time. Seats were comfortable. Staff was great. The plane was freezing cold! (And I prefer it to be cold, but it was freezing!) And they only offered water or juice. But overall, would fly again!

They had all the passengers running around the airport as they kept changing the gate (from B7 to C1 to B16). Then they were saying the flight would be delayed and then they immediately boarded it, almost standing passengers who'd wandered off thinking it was delayed.

Good and easy. Seats are a bit crammed and plane was small.

Be prepared for departure delays at SFO while the runways are under construction. No fault of the airlines, so be flexible. Alaska is my favorite air line but needs to pay flight attendants for all the time they're at work, not just when in the air.

Crew was great snacks could be approved upon. Healthier options

Everything was great but there were no entertainment options available.

Flight was delayed 2 hours. It was too cold inside the cabin. My seat mate had no jacket so she was shivering the entire flight. The stewardess says there’s no available blanket.

The plane had to sit on the tarmac for 45 minutes once it had landed. Not Alaska’s fault.

Flight was cancelled just before we boarded. I had to stayed an extra night in SF and arrived one day late. Also I had to flight back JFK and not Newark since they didn't have flight to Newark until very late the following day. A real bad experience on this flight. It took me 2 days to get back home.

The flight was delayed by more than two hours. A notification ahead of time would be most helpful.

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directCondor
5h 32mSFO-JFK
directJapan Airlines
5h 41mSFO-JFK
directIcelandair
5h 38mSFO-JFK
directLOT
5h 37mSFO-JFK
directFiji Airways
5h 45mSFO-JFK
directDelta
5h 37mSFO-JFK
directAir Serbia
5h 38mSFO-JFK
directSWISS
5h 37mSFO-EWR
directAir New Zealand
5h 29mSFO-EWR
directUnited Airlines
5h 29mSFO-EWR
directGOL
5h 43mSFO-JFK
directEL AL
5h 37mSFO-JFK
directQantas Airways
5h 43mSFO-JFK
directIberia
5h 43mSFO-JFK
directKorean Air
5h 51mSFO-JFK
directBrussels Airlines
5h 28mSFO-EWR
directSingapore Airlines
5h 37mSFO-JFK
directGulf Air
5h 43mSFO-JFK
directAmerican Airlines
5h 43mSFO-JFK
directKLM
5h 37mSFO-JFK
directQatar Airways
5h 40mSFO-JFK
directAir Europa
5h 37mSFO-JFK
directAustrian Airlines
5h 28mSFO-EWR
directAir France
5h 37mSFO-JFK
directKenya Airways
5h 50mSFO-JFK
directChina Eastern
6h 00mSFO-JFK
directAsiana Airlines
5h 33mSFO-EWR
directVirgin Australia
5h 29mSFO-EWR
directAeromexico
5h 37mSFO-JFK
directAlaska Airlines
5h 40mSFO-JFK
directRoyal Air Maroc
5h 37mSFO-JFK
directJetBlue
5h 37mSFO-JFK
directEtihad Airways
5h 23mSFO-JFK
directLATAM Airlines
5h 37mSFO-JFK
directChina Southern
5h 41mSFO-JFK
directFinnair
5h 42mSFO-JFK
directRoyal Jordanian
5h 42mSFO-JFK
directITA Airways
5h 37mSFO-JFK
directHawaiian Airlines
5h 37mSFO-JFK
directANA
5h 20mSFO-EWR
directLufthansa
5h 29mSFO-EWR
directTAP AIR PORTUGAL
5h 37mSFO-JFK
directVirgin Atlantic
5h 37mSFO-JFK
directBritish Airways
5h 43mSFO-JFK

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