Cheap Flights from San Francisco to New York

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You may check San Francisco to New York City (NYC) flights with multiple carriers. The fares are round-trip, non-warranted and subject to change as they are based on historical data (date and time mentioned). The cost of each plane ticket to New York City from San Francisco from is inclusive of the base fare, fuel surcharges, airline/airport taxes, and our service fee.

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By default, our flight engine displays results for Saver or Economy flights from SFO to NYC. To search business class or first class flights from SFO to NYC, select the respective travel category from Cabin-type drop-down. Read the difference between business class and first-class flight if you want to know about the additional comfort you get by spending more with a first class flight. No budget carriers operate on this route.

Airports in San Francisco

1. 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.

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.

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.

3. Newark Liberty International Airport

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 San Francisco to EWR New Jersey

  • Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines is a major American airline with OTP (On-Time-Performance) rating of 4 out of 5. The airlines ranks as the fifth-largest airline in the United States. It has its headquarters in SeaTac, Washington, within the Seattle metropolitan area of the state of Washington. The airlines has its hub at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Portland International Airport (PDX), Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

Alaska Airlines is not a member of any of the three major airline alliances. However, it has codeshare agreements with 17 airlines, including member airlines of Oneworld, SkyTeam, Star Alliance, and unaffiliated airlines.

  • Jetblue Airways

JetBlue Airways is an American low cost carrier with its headquarters in New York City and main base at John F. Kennedy International Airport. It is the sixth-largest airline in the United States. However, the airlines doesn’t have a healthy on-time performance record. It earned 2 star ratings out of 5 (JUNE ’17 – MAY ’18)

JetBlue is not a member of any of the three major airline alliances. However, it has codeshare agreements with 21 airlines, including member airlines of oneworld, SkyTeam, Star Alliance, and unaffiliated airlines.

  • United Airlines

United Airlines is a major American airline headquartered at Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois. United maintains a dominant position by offering domestic as well as international flights to destinations in the Asia-Pacific region. O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Denver International Airport (DEN), George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) are hub for the airline.

United is a founding member of the Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance with a total of 28 member airlines. Regional service is operated by independent carriers under the brand name United Express.

Airlines operating nonstop flights from San Francisco to JFK NYC

  • Alaska Airlines
  • Jetblue Airways

Airlines operating nonstop flights from San Francisco to LGA NYC

No carriers operate nonstop flights from San Francisco to LGA. While booking a flight ticket with a connecting flight make sure you check the layover airport and time.

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

The flight distance between New York and San Francisco 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 Flight Distance Flight Time
Flight from SFO to JFK 2,586 miles/4162 km  4 hours 58 minutes
Flight from SFO to EWR 2,565 miles/4128 km 4 hours, 54 minutes
Flights from SFO to LGA 2,580 miles/4152 km 5 hours 40 minutes

Note: The flight time and distance might differ from airlines to airlines based on the speed of the aircraft and the route it takes. Also note, San Francisco is 3 hours behind New York.

How to Book Cheap Flights to New York from SFO?

Booking a cheap flight to NYC from SFO is all about valuing time. As a rule of thumb, depart on a time that is less-competitive when fewer travelers would love to travel.

1. Be flexible

If you are thinking of a vacation to New York, departing on a weekday saves money on flight and hotel bookings. Double your savings by choosing a redeye flight to NYC.

2. 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.

3. Fly with budget airlines

No budget airlines fly from SFO to NYC. It’s important you book your flight ticket at least 21 days in advance to avoid end up paying more for a last minute flight to NYC.