The cheapest times to fly from FLL to SFO are
- January 8th to March 4th (except the week of February 5th)
- April 16th to May 6th
- August 13th 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 FLL to SFO is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $955 for Sunday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $247 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.
When to Fly to San Francisco
Flying from Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $262 to $522 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 $269. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $493. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $225 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $318 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FLL to SFO flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the FLL to SFO route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the FLL to SFO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Fort Lauderdale. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, 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 $150 (34%) 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 $287. Return trip prices are from the SFO to FLL 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 FLL 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 37 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from FLL 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, Silver Airways, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from San Francisco International Airport to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2579 miles or 4150 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from FLL to SFO?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop FLL to SFO flight is about 5 hour 37 minutes.
How many flights go between Fort Lauderdale, FL and San Francisco, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 123 available flights from FLL to SFO.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport|
|City||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|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 FLL to SFO tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 27% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 34% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SFO heading for FLL about 7 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in San Francisco, CA is about 2 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- United: 1 minutes late
- JetBlue: 11 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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