The cheapest times to fly from BFL to SFO are
- August 6th to March 11th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, December 24th, and January 15th)
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 BFL to SFO is early to mid December. Prices can be as high as $522 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $339 for Saturday flights around early to mid December.
When to Fly to San Francisco
Flying from Bakersfield, CA (BFL) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $339 to $378 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid December with an average ticket price of $339. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $396. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $57 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $352 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BFL to SFO flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the BFL to SFO route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the BFL to SFO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Bakersfield. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.92, which is above average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Saturday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $15 (4%) 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 $342. Return trip prices are from the SFO to BFL 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 BFL 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 25 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from BFL to SFO? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from San Francisco International Airport to Meadows Field Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 238 miles or 383 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from BFL to SFO?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop BFL to SFO flight is about 1 hour 25 minutes.
How many flights go between Bakersfield, CA and San Francisco, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 56 available flights from BFL to SFO.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Meadows Field 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 BFL to SFO tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 6% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 77% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SFO heading for BFL about 1 minutes early. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in San Francisco, CA is about 12 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- SkyWest: 1 minutes early
- Some airlines not reporting
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