The cheapest times to fly from MEM to SFO are
- January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 5th)
- July 9th to July 22nd
- August 6th to November 18th
- December 3rd to December 23rd (except the week of December 10th)
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 MEM to SFO is early September. Prices can be as high as $998 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $300 for Tuesday flights around early September.
When to Fly to San Francisco
Flying from Memphis, TN (MEM) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $311 to $535 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $349. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $522. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $173 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $408 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEM to SFO flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MEM to SFO route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the MEM to SFO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Memphis. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, 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 $139 (29%) 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 $343. Return trip prices are from the SFO to MEM 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 MEM 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 4 hour 14 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 MEM to SFO while comparing.
- 30 miles (48 km) away from SFO
- Usually 3.68% less expensive than SFO
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from MEM to SFO? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Qantas, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from San Francisco International Airport to Memphis International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1803 miles or 2902 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from MEM to SFO?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEM to SFO flight is about 4 hour 14 minutes.
How many flights go between Memphis, TN and San Francisco, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 65 available flights from MEM to SFO.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Memphis International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||San Francisco International Airport|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Country||the United States|
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