The cheapest times to fly from DFW to SFO are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 9th to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 11th (except the week of October 8th)

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 DFW to SFO is early November. Prices can be as high as $644 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $192 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $192 to $339 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $200. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $330. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $129 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $224 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DFW to SFO flight.

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

DFW to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DFW to SFO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Dallas. 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 $55 (20%) 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 $214. Return trip prices are from the SFO to DFW 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 DFW to SFO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 37 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Frontier, Qantas, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Francisco International Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1461 miles or 2351 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DFW to SFO flight is about 3 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and San Francisco, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 52 available flights from DFW to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DFW
Origination airport name Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
City Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 32.9
Longitude -97

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 DFW 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 11% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SFO heading for DFW about 20 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in San Francisco, CA is about 11 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 25 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 10 minutes late
  • United: 12 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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