The cheapest times to fly from EWR to SFO are
- January 8th to April 1st (except the week of March 19th)
- April 16th to May 6th
- August 27th 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 EWR to SFO is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $968 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $250 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.
When to Fly to San Francisco
Flying from Newark, NJ (EWR) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $250 to $462 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $250. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $488. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $238 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $282 can be considered a good price for a round-trip EWR to SFO flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the EWR to SFO route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the EWR to SFO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Newark. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, 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 $80 (22%) 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 $278. Return trip prices are from the SFO to EWR 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 EWR to SFO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 35 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from EWR to SFO? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from San Francisco International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2559 miles or 4118 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from EWR to SFO?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop EWR to SFO flight is about 5 hour 35 minutes.
How many flights go between Newark, NJ and San Francisco, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from EWR to SFO.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Newark Liberty 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 EWR to SFO tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 43% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 13% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SFO heading for EWR about 36 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in San Francisco, CA is about 25 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- United: 39 minutes late
- Alaska: 19 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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