The cheapest times to fly from ACV to SFO are

  • January 1st to February 4th (except the week of January 8th)
  • February 19th to March 11th
  • May 21st to July 22nd (except the weeks of June 4th and June 18th)
  • August 13th to November 11th (except the week of October 1st)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ACV to SFO is early December. Prices can be as high as $551 for Wednesday flights during mid May, or as low as $359 for Saturday flights around early December.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Arcata/Eureka, CA (ACV) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $359 to $382 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $359. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $402. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $43 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $360 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ACV to SFO flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ACV to SFO route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ACV to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ACV to SFO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Arcata. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.9, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly to San Francisco, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Arcata. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $8 (2%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $361. Return trip prices are from the SFO to ACV flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ACV to SFO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 26 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ACV to SFO? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Francisco International Airport to California Redwood Coast Humboldt County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 250 miles or 402 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ACV to SFO?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ACV to SFO flight is about 1 hour 26 minutes.

How many flights go between Arcata/Eureka, CA and San Francisco, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 62 available flights from ACV to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ACV
Origination airport name California Redwood Coast Humboldt County Airport
City Arcata/Eureka, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 41
Longitude -124.1

Return Airport

Destination code SFO
Destination airport name San Francisco International Airport
City San Francisco, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -122.4


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from ACV to SFO tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 31% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 44% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SFO heading for ACV about 24 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in San Francisco, CA is about 20 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 24 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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