The cheapest times to fly from BUF to SFO are
- January 8th to March 4th
- April 23rd to May 6th
- August 13th to November 18th
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 BUF to SFO is early December. Prices can be as high as $1163 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $309 for Tuesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to San Francisco
Flying from Buffalo, NY (BUF) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $318 to $578 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 $328. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $589. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $262 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $375 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BUF to SFO flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the BUF to SFO route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the BUF to SFO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Buffalo. 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 $121 (25%) 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 $357. Return trip prices are from the SFO to BUF 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 BUF to SFO can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 8 minutes may not be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from BUF to SFO? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from San Francisco International Airport to Buffalo Niagara International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2303 miles or 3706 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from BUF to SFO?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop BUF to SFO flight is about 5 hour 8 minutes.
How many flights go between Buffalo, NY and San Francisco, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 78 available flights from BUF to SFO.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Buffalo Niagara International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||San Francisco International Airport|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Country||the United States|
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