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The above table shows fares charged by leading carriers for New York City to San Francisco flights. The fares are historical (date and time mentioned), non-warranted and subject to change. The cost of plane tickets to San Francisco from New York City is inclusive of the base fare, fuel surcharges, airline/airport taxes, and our service fee.

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Airports in New York City

1. John F. Kennedy International Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK) is the primary international airport serving New York City. Popularly, the airport is referred to as Kennedy Airport, JFK Airport, New York-JFK, or simply JFK or Kennedy. The airport is part of New York City borough of Queens and is 16 miles (30 km) southeast of Midtown Manhattan.

Airlines operating departure flights to San Francisco from JFK

  • Jetblue Airways
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines

These airlines operate flights individually or with the help of the members present in their alliance. Hence, you can see aircrafts of Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Qantas Airways, Korean Air, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Jet Airways,  Japan Airlines, Delta Air Lines, British Airways and TAP Portugal operational on the route. Cheapfaremart may help you to get cheap flights from New York to San Francisco with your favorite carrier.

2. LaGuardia Airport

LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA) is the nearest airport from the center of New York City. The airport is located in the northern part of the New York City borough of Queens in the United States.

The airport ranks as the third busiest airport in New York City after John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. LaGuardia Airport covers 680 acres (280 ha). The airport has got 4 terminals – A, B, C and D.

Airlines operating departure flights to San Francisco from LGA

  • American Airlines
  • AeroMexico
  • Delta Air Lines
  • WestJet Airlines

3. Newark Liberty International Airport (13 miles/21 km from NYC)

Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA: EWR, ICAO: KEWR, FAA LID: EWR), originally Newark Metropolitan Airport and later Newark International Airport, is one of the major airports of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and is located in the U.S. state of New Jersey.

Airlines operating nonstop flights from EWR to San Francisco

  • Alaska Airlines
  • Jetblue Airways
  • United Airlines

Airports in San Francisco

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

San Francisco International Airport (IATA: SFO, ICAO: KSFO) is an international airport. Its location is 13 miles (21 km) south of downtown San Francisco, California, near Millbrae and San Bruno in unincorporated San Mateo County. SFO is a major gateway to Europe and Asia and connects all major cities in North America.

How Long is the Flight to San Francisco from New York?

The flight distance between San Francisco and New York is 2,572 miles/4139 km, which an airplane covers in around 5 hours and 43 minutes. The distance and time might vary a bit between different airports have been shared.


Flight Distance

Flight Time

Flight from JFK to  SFO

2,586 miles/4162 km

5 hours 46 minutes

Flight from LGA to SFO

2,580 miles/4152 km

5 hours, 40 minutes

Flights from EWR to SFO

2,565 miles/4128 km

5 hours 42 minutes

Note: The flight time and distance might differ from airlines to airlines based on speed of their airplanes and the route they take. Moreover, the time is only the time spent in air. It excludes the time spent during take-off and landing to the right terminal. Connecting flights have their layover too. So, keep all aspects in mind when you plan your travel.

How to Book Cheap Flights from New York to San Francisco?

Booking a cheap flight to San Francisco from NYC is just all about time management. As rule of thumb following practices can make a difference to your savings.

  • Be flexible

If you are thinking of a holiday trip to San Francisco, departing on a weekday could be a money saver. Further, pick a redeye flight from NYC to San Francisco, which departs late-night or early morning as not many travelers prefer to travel during this time.

  • Skip peak season

From April to September, the dry months are crowded and so is the competition to book flight, hotels, cars, etc. Beat inflation by planning your trip early or delaying it until fall arrives. However, mind festivities like Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.

  •  Fly with budget airlines

Availability of low-cost carriers like WestJet helps you save on your flight ticket purchase. Your savings increases further with flight discounts offered by Cheapfaremart.

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