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Flight Information to New York City from San Francisco, CA

distanceDistance2560 miles (4129 km)
durationAverage flight duration5 h 33 min
priceAverage plane ticket price$126 (€103)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesAlaska Airlines

Flights from San Francisco, CA to New York City cover the 2560 miles (4129 km) long route taking on average 5 h 33 min with our travel partners like Alaska Airlines. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this route for as low as $105 (€86), but the average price of plane tickets is $126 (€103).

Flights from San Francisco to New York. 

With an iconic bridge, multicultural population, bohemian arts scene and fierce urban pride, New York could almost be viewed as the East Coast mirror of San Francisco. Even if not sent there on business, Californian visitors make the trip to the Big Apple regularly, to catch a show, take a Staten Island ferry past Liberty or indulge in a little uptown shopping. Business or leisure travelers looking to book a flight from San Francisco to New York can choose from direct services seven days a week provided by four airlines flying into three New York airports. Frequent flights take off from  early morning to just after midnight with journey times to New York averaging around five hours and 30 minutes. With so many direct services, indirect flights from San Francisco are not usually a requirement, but there are several additional daily connections to New York requiring a short layover en route.

Which airlines travel from San Francisco to New York?

Four American airlines offer direct flights from San Francisco to a choice of New York airports. United Airlines flies direct daily from San Francisco to  Newark Liberty International Airport and LaGuardia. Alaska Airlines provides daily direct flights to John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark. Delta Airlines and American Airlines both offer daily direct flights to JFK Airport from San Francisco. Indirect connections are not often a consideration for travel to New York, but optional routes with one change in transit include Delta Airlines flights to Newark via Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Detroit, or United Airlines and American Airlines services to Newark via Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

How long is the flight from San Francisco to New York?

The fastest flight from San Francisco to New York is a late night United Airlines departure to Newark, taking five hours and four minutes to complete the 2572 mile (4139 kilometer) trip to the east coast. The quickest journeys to JFK Airport are some Delta Airlines flights taking five hours and 20 minutes. The United Airlines service from San Francisco LaGuardia Airport is the slowest direct option, taking seven hours and 44 minutes. The United Airlines flight to La Guardia via  Chicago is the fastest indirect flight from San Francisco to New York, taking six hours and 45 minutes total journey time coast to coast. All other indirect connections take upwards of seven hours to reach New York, depending on the route and length of layover.

How many flights are there from San Francisco to New York?

There are over 30 daily direct flights from San Francisco to New York with four airlines, seven days a week, Timetables begin early in the morning, with roughly two departures an hour for most of the day, Several flights depart from San Francisco around midnight for early morning arrival in New York. There are also about ten daily indirect flights from San Francisco with one change required in transit. For timetable purposes it should be noted that San Francisco time is three hours behind New York time.

What are the departure and arrival airports for flights from San Francisco to New York?

Departure Airport: San Francisco International Airport lies 13 miles (22 kilometers) south of the city center, with public transit transfers provided by  BART light rail services and SamTrans buses taking 15-30 minutes to reach the terminal. Facilities at the airport include long and short stay parking lots, ATMs, luggage storage desks, business lounges, a medical clinic and free WiFi.  Food court franchises include an organic diner,  taco house, pizzeria, Asian street food stalls, a pub, bakery and coffee shops. The shopping mall offers Californian gift stores,  cosmetics stands, jewelers, fashion boutiques, gadget stores and newsstands.

Arrival Airport:  New York's main flight hub, John F. Kennedy International Airport is located in Queens, 14 miles (20 kilometers) southeast of downtown Manhattan, with AirTrain shuttles providing links to nearby New York stations at Jamaica or Howard Beach for transfers downtown taking 45-60 minutes. LaGuardia Airport is also situated in Queens, eight miles (13 kilometers) east of Manhattan, with  MTA bus services making the 45 minute trip downtown from the terminal. Newark Liberty International Airport is  in New Jersey, around nine miles (15 kilometers) southwest of downtown New York, with rail connections on  Amtrak and NJ Transit services, taking 30 minutes to reach the city center All airports have car rental desks, luggage storage facilities,  ATMs, business lounges and free WiFi. Food courts include burger bars, pizzerias, noodle stands and coffee shops. Shopping malls offer designer brand fashions, gourmet food and wine stores, liquor outlets and newsstands.

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FAQs
How much do cheap flights from San Francisco, CA to New York City cost?
Omio customers have found cheap plane tickets from San Francisco, CA to New York City for as low as $105 (€86)  for the next 7 days.
What is the price of a flight ticket to New York City from San Francisco, CA?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $126 (€103)  for a flight ticket from San Francisco, CA to New York City.
How many miles is it from San Francisco, CA to New York City by flight?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from San Francisco, CA to New York City by plane to be approximately 2560 miles (4129 km).
How long is the plane ride from San Francisco, CA to New York City?
On average the San Francisco, CA to New York City flight travel time is 5 h 33 min  for the 2560 miles (4129 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
Which airlines can take me to New York City from San Francisco, CA?
For the best San Francisco, CA to New York City flight to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Alaska Airlines. However, it's always good to check all possible airlines with services between San Francisco, CA and New York City to compare what amenities they may offer.
What are the first and last departure flight times from San Francisco, CA to New York City?
The first San Francisco, CA to New York City flight departs at 6: 01 AM   and the last flight from San Francisco, CA to New York City leaves at 11: 30 PM. Check out the most up-to-date flight schedule from San Francisco, CA to New York City on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I purchase plane tickets to New York City from San Francisco, CA for the best deals?
If you buy the San Francisco, CA to New York City flight within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $126 (€103). However, booking your plane ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for flights between San Francisco, CA and New York City. Look out for plane tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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