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C$ 108 Find cheap flights from New York John F Kennedy Airport to San Francisco

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from John F Kennedy Intl to San Francisco departing on 24/8. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap flight deals from John F Kennedy Intl to San Francisco (JFK-SFO)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from John F Kennedy Intl to San Francisco 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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6:59 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.JFK-SFO
6h 41mdirect
12:55 p.m. - 9:20 p.m.SFO-JFK
5h 25mdirect
C$ 228JetBlue
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Tue, 12 Nov - Tue, 12 Nov
6:59 p.m. - 10:29 p.m.JFK-SFO
6h 30mdirect
11:00 p.m. - 7:29 a.m.SFO-JFK
5h 29mdirect
C$ 237Alaska Airlines
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Sat, 7 Sep - Wed, 11 Sep
6:59 p.m. - 10:29 p.m.JFK-SFO
6h 30mdirect
1:16 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.SFO-JFK
5h 44mdirect
C$ 242Alaska Airlines
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Wed, 18 Sep - Sat, 21 Sep
8:25 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.JFK-SFO
6h 34mdirect
8:40 p.m. - 5:08 a.m.SFO-JFK
5h 28mdirect
C$ 252JetBlue
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Mon, 26 Aug - Mon, 7 Oct
8:25 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.JFK-SFO
6h 34mdirect
8:40 p.m. - 5:08 a.m.SFO-JFK
5h 28mdirect
C$ 267JetBlue
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Fri, 30 Aug - Sat, 7 Sep
9:40 p.m. - 1:19 a.m.JFK-SFO
6h 39mdirect
9:00 p.m. - 5:32 a.m.SFO-JFK
5h 32mdirect
C$ 269Delta
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Tue, 20 Aug - Wed, 2 Oct
8:25 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.JFK-SFO
6h 34mdirect
3:00 p.m. - 11:36 p.m.SFO-JFK
5h 36mdirect
C$ 285JetBlue
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Sat, 31 Aug - Fri, 6 Sep
9:40 p.m. - 1:19 a.m.JFK-SFO
6h 39mdirect
6:59 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.SFO-JFK
16h 36m1 stop
C$ 308Delta
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Thu, 29 Aug - Fri, 6 Sep
6:30 a.m. - 9:51 a.m.JFK-SFO
6h 21mdirect
10:33 p.m. - 7:10 a.m.SFO-JFK
5h 37mdirect
C$ 497American Airlines
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Wed, 2 Oct - Tue, 15 Oct
5:11 p.m. - 10:36 p.m.JFK-SFO
8h 25m1 stop
1:14 p.m. - 9:59 p.m.SFO-JFK
5h 45mdirect
C$ 499American Airlines
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Mon, 5 Aug - Tue, 6 Aug

Flights from John F Kennedy Intl to San Francisco - Travel Insights & Trends

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

What is the cheapest month to fly from New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport to San Francisco?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport to San Francisco, 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 New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport to San Francisco is September, where tickets cost C$ 408 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are June and May, where the average cost of tickets is C$ 760 and C$ 658 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport to San Francisco?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport to San Francisco, 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 New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport to San Francisco, you should book around 2 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 174 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from New York John F Kennedy Airport to San Francisco?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 3 days, Frontier offered the best one-way deal for that route, at C$ 108. KAYAK users also found New York John F Kennedy Airport to San Francisco round-trip flights on JetBlue from C$ 228 and on Alaska Airlines from C$ 237.

Which airlines fly most frequently between New York John F Kennedy Airport and San Francisco?

New York John F Kennedy Airport and San Francisco are connected by different airlines. The airlines that fly that route the most regularly are Delta (47 flights per week), JetBlue (33 flights per week), and Alaska Airlines (28 flights per week).

Which airlines fly direct between New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport and San Francisco?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport to San Francisco.
There are 4 airlines that fly direct from New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport to San Francisco. They are: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and JetBlue. The cheapest price of all airlines flying this route was found with Alaska Airlines at C$ 314. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Alaska Airlines.

How many flights are there between New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport and San Francisco per day?

Each day, there are between 15 and 20 nonstop flights that take off from New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport and land in San Francisco, with an average flight time of 6h 28m. The most common departure time is 8:00 p.m. and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 135 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 New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport and San Francisco?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 3 cabin class options for the route. These are Business, Economy and Prem Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from New York John F Kennedy Airport to San Francisco take?

The average direct flight takes 6h 09m, covering a distance of 6,677 km.

What’s the earliest departure time from New York John F Kennedy Airport to San Francisco?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport at 6:15 am and will be landing in San Francisco at 9:35 am.

What’s the latest departure time from New York John F Kennedy Airport to San Francisco?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport to San Francisco jets off at 9:40 pm and lands at 1:19 am.

Good to know

Low season

January

High season

August

Cheapest flight

C$ 108
Best time to beat the crowds (14% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (7% more expensive on average)
Flight from New York John F Kennedy Airport to San Francisco

When to book flights from John F Kennedy Intl to San Francisco

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from John F Kennedy Intl to San Francisco based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated round-trip price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or round-trips 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 New York John F Kennedy Airport to San Francisco flights

  • Where can I eat at the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)?

    There is a food court in Terminal 1 with a McDonald's, a pizzeria, and a Chinese restaurant. In Terminal 5, there is a food hall with a Caribbean restaurant, a burger joint, and a cheesesteak eatery. There are also food courts in Terminal 7 and Terminal 8. Near these terminals, you can grab a quick bite at the donut shop or a meal at a sit-down steakhouse.

  • How can I get from the San Francisco Airport (SFO) into the heart of the city?

    Once you've collected your bags in baggage claim, follow the signs to the ground transportation area. At this airport level, you can catch BART, a rail system that goes from the airport to both downtown San Francisco and downtown Oakland. You can also access a commuter rail and public bus that goes into the city.

  • Where is passenger drop-off at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)?

    Because of heavy traffic, passengers cannot be dropped off at the terminal (unless you are disabled). Instead, passengers should be dropped off in the Kiss & Fly parking lot at the JFK AirTrain Boulevard Station. Once you have your bags and say goodbye, simply hop on the AirTrain to get to your departing gate.

  • Is there a bank or an ATM at JFK and/or San Francisco Airports?

    There are several ATMs around JFK. This includes Terminal 1 (close to the food court), 2, 4 (in the retail hall), 5, and 7 (by the food court). At the San Francisco Airport, there are ATMs in Terminal 3 near the baggage claim area.

  • What is the cheapest flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport to San Francisco?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport to San Francisco was C$ 79 for a one-way ticket and C$ 167 for a round-trip.

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

    All the following airlines offer inflight Wi-Fi service on the New York John F Kennedy Airport to San Francisco flight route: JetBlue, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta, Japan Airlines, and Frontier.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from New York John F Kennedy Airport to San Francisco?

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

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from New York John F Kennedy Airport to San Francisco?

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

  • On which days can I fly direct from New York John F Kennedy Airport to San Francisco?

    There are direct flights from New York John F Kennedy Airport to San Francisco on a daily basis.

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

    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 New York John F Kennedy Airport to San Francisco.

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

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

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

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

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

    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 San Francisco from New York John F Kennedy Airport up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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KAYAK’s top tips for finding a cheap flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport to San Francisco

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for C$ 346 or less one-way and C$ 548 or less round-trip.
  • If you have a red-eye flight going from New York JFK to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), you should consider booking a room at the TWA Hotel at JFK Airport. This is a fun airport with lots of amenities including a rooftop pool, a restaurant, bar, fitness center, and roller rink. For convenience, you can get dropped off at the hotel, stay the night, and catch the AirTrain in the morning for an easy departure.
  • Most flights are nonstop between JFK and SFO. If you have to transfer planes, it will likely be in San Diego, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Dallas, or Miami. These layovers are as short as 30min and as long as about 3h.
  • Both JFK and SFO have AirTrain systems. These people mover systems take passengers all around the airport. They stop at all the terminals, parking lots, rental car centers, garages, and ground transportation areas. You can catch these people movers every few minutes.
  • There are a variety of amenities and things to do at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). In Terminal 3 and throughout the airport, there are museum displays that include science, culture, history, and art exhibits. There is also a yoga room for relaxation and an observation deck where you can watch planes.
  • Luggage carts are available for rent at the JFK Airport. If you need one, the cart concessions are in the pre-security check area. At the San Francisco Airport, you can also rent a trolley cart. Look for them by baggage claim or close to the terminals.
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Flights from John F Kennedy Intl to San Francisco: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who flew the route from John F Kennedy Intl to San Francisco 
Verified travelerFlew with Alaska AirlinesJun. 2024
SFO is one of the most convenient and pleasant airports. When flying Alaska Air make sure to bring your food and a larger water bottle that usual (you get only two drink services (one small cup each) for a 6 hour flight.
Verified travelerFlew with Alaska AirlinesJul. 2024
provide crew with more training on how to offer help to passengers
FainaFlew with Alaska AirlinesMar. 2024
It would be nice to have TV with long flight
Verified travelerFlew with Alaska AirlinesMay 2024
The airport food was limited and expensive. Best to bring a sandwich from outside…

Prefer to fly non-stop from New York John F Kennedy Airport to San Francisco?

Find which airlines fly direct from New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport to San Francisco Airport, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Nonstop departures

New York John F Kennedy Intl 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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Nonstop returns

San Francisco to New York John F Kennedy Intl

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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Top airline flying from John F Kennedy Intl to San Francisco

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from New York to San Francisco. 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 John F Kennedy Intl to San Francisco? 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 9383 reviews
7.2Entertainment
8.6Crew
7.9Comfort
8.2Boarding
7.2Food
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The boarding took an extremely long time, we were taxiing for over an hour, there was no WiFi on the flight, there were many sick people coughing and sneezing without masks and when we got to the gate it took an extra 30 minutes for the crew to open the door because the crew was at the wrong gate.

2.0 MediocreDanielle, Jul. 2024EWR - SFO
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The boarding took an extremely long time, we were taxiing for over an hour, there was no WiFi on the flight, there were many sick people coughing and sneezing without masks and when we got to the gate it took an extra 30 minutes for the crew to open the door because the crew was at the wrong gate.

The issue was not alaska airlines. The ticket you printed was innacurate.

Seat 6F was very good, but had loud engine noise

first class on these new Boeings is horrible, absolutely not worth the money, its bad. I need to find a IAD to SFO with an Airbus like Virgin used to have, that was the best ever. I am now only looking for flights with an Airbus

It was prompt. The only problem was that there are electric outlets at the seats, but they're on a slant, so my computer charger just fell out if I wasn't holding it. Flight attendants were fabulous.

Everything went smoothly, with the exception of a two-hour delay on the return flight, which wasn't the airline's responsibility.

extremely bad. crew at the gate and in flight unprofessional, unfriendly , refusing to offer any help

Glad to have more leg room. There were four restrooms, which was great and they were in decent conditions. Very impressed.

They serve these supposedly healthy pretzels that are very bland. Also, two of the three flight attendants were sort of irritable and not very pleasant. Looks like they’ve been doing the job too long but the one lady who happened to be the oldest was very nice.at 1 point I had my foot out on the aisle briefly, and one of the attendants actually reprimanded me with a mini lecture about how she could’ve tripped and spilled drinks, it’s like I don’t need a lecture just tell me to be careful

We seniors had requested for wheelchair assistance at San Diego which was provided very late. However the two wheelchair assistance persons though came late, managed well and we could board the flight in time.

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from New York to San Francisco found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
24/8Sat
1 stopFrontier
7h 54mJFK-SFO
C$ 108
27/8Tue
directJetBlue
6h 20mJFK-SFO
C$ 118
22/8Thu
directAlaska Airlines
6h 30mJFK-SFO
C$ 122
23/8Fri
directDelta
6h 49mJFK-SFO
C$ 135
4/9Wed
directDelta
6h 23mJFK-SFO
C$ 155
4/9Wed
1 stopAlaska Airlines
8h 43mJFK-SFO
C$ 174
16/12Mon
1 stopSun Country Air
8h 35mJFK-SFO
C$ 243
6/8Tue
1 stopAmerican Airlines
8h 24mJFK-SFO
C$ 256
1/1Wed
1 stopSun Country Air
14h 13mJFK-SFO
C$ 271
7/8Wed
2 stopsAmerican Airlines
11h 14mJFK-SFO
C$ 420

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Last minute flights from John F Kennedy Intl to San Francisco

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from New York to San Francisco that are departing in the next 10 days.
23/7Tue
directAlaska Airlines
6h 13mJFK-SFO
30/7Tue
directAlaska Airlines
5h 45mSFO-JFK
C$ 605
23/7Tue
multi-stopAlaska Airlines
8h 40mJFK-SFO
30/7Tue
directAlaska Airlines
5h 45mSFO-JFK
C$ 617
23/7Tue
multi-stopSun Country Air
27h 40mJFK-SFO
29/7Mon
multi-stopSun Country Air
7h 39mSFO-JFK
C$ 636
23/7Tue
multi-stopSun Country Air
8h 21mJFK-SFO
31/7Wed
multi-stopSun Country Air
13h 11mSFO-JFK
C$ 670
23/7Tue
multi-stopSun Country Air
27h 40mJFK-SFO
30/7Tue
multi-stopSun Country Air
13h 46mSFO-JFK
C$ 677
23/7Tue
multi-stopSun Country Air
8h 21mJFK-SFO
1/8Thu
multi-stopSun Country Air
7h 39mSFO-JFK
C$ 684
23/7Tue
multi-stopDelta
11h 39mJFK-SFO
31/7Wed
directDelta
5h 57mSFO-JFK
C$ 741
23/7Tue
directDelta
6h 43mJFK-SFO
26/7Fri
directDelta
5h 47mSFO-JFK
C$ 776
22/7Mon
multi-stopJetBlue
9h 46mJFK-SFO
1/8Thu
directJetBlue
5h 43mSFO-JFK
C$ 833
22/7Mon
directJetBlue
6h 34mJFK-SFO
3/8Sat
directJetBlue
5h 19mSFO-JFK
C$ 836

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New York John F Kennedy Airport - San Francisco Flights

Departure:

New York John F Kennedy Airport (JFK)United States

Destination:

San Francisco (SFO)United States

Return flight deals:

San Francisco - New York John F Kennedy Airport

Cabin classes:

C$ 2,136
C$ 1,174
C$ 394

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