The cheapest times to fly from LBF to SFO are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 2nd to May 27th (except the week of May 14th)
  • early August
  • October 15th 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 LBF to SFO is early November. Prices can be as high as $677 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $346 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from North Platte, NE (LBF) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $346 to $530 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 $346. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $452. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $106 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $371 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LBF to SFO flight.

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

LBF to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LBF to SFO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from North Platte. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is 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 $113 (24%) 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 $350. Return trip prices are from the SFO to LBF 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 LBF 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 3 hour 6 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Francisco International Airport to North Platte Regional Lee Bird Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1180 miles or 1899 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LBF to SFO flight is about 3 hour 6 minutes.

How many flights go between North Platte, NE and San Francisco, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from LBF to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLBF
Origination airport nameNorth Platte Regional Lee Bird Field Airport
CityNorth Platte, NE
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSFO
Destination airport nameSan Francisco International Airport
CitySan Francisco, CA
Countrythe United States


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