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The cheapest times to fly from LGA to SFO are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • 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 LGA to SFO is late January. Prices can be as high as $1017 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $265 for Tuesday flights around late January.

 

When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from New York, NY (LGA) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $278 to $542 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $278. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $512. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $234 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $353 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LGA to SFO flight.

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

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LGA to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LGA to SFO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, 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 $118 (27%) 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 $321. Return trip prices are from the SFO to LGA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from LGA 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 37 minutes may not be realistic.

 

Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from LGA to SFO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in Sacramento, CA

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SFO
  • Usually 5.39% less expensive than SFO
  • 1-layover flights available

See LGA to SMF flights

Destination alternative #2: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from SFO
  • Usually 3.40% less expensive than SFO
  • 1-layover flights available

See LGA to SJC flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Francisco International Airport to LaGuardia Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2573 miles or 4141 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGA to SFO flight is about 5 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and San Francisco, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 75 available flights from LGA to SFO.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code LGA
Origination airport name LaGuardia Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.8
Longitude -73.9

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

 

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