The cheapest times to fly from ATL to SFO are
- January 8th to March 4th
- April 16th to May 6th
- August 6th to November 11th
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 ATL to SFO is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $827 for Sunday flights during mid May, or as low as $197 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.
When to Fly to San Francisco
Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $241 to $467 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $289. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $447. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $158 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $359 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to SFO flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ATL to SFO route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the ATL to SFO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Atlanta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $95 (23%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $315. Return trip prices are from the SFO to ATL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from ATL to SFO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 49 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from ATL to SFO? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from San Francisco International Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2134 miles or 3434 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from ATL to SFO?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to SFO flight is about 4 hour 49 minutes.
How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and San Francisco, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 58 available flights from ATL to SFO.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||San Francisco International Airport|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from ATL to SFO tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 40% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 7% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SFO heading for ATL about 19 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in San Francisco, CA is about 6 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 18 minutes late
- United: 23 minutes late
- Frontier: 26 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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