The cheapest times to fly from PAE to SFO are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to May 13th
  • August 20th 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 PAE to SFO is late September. Prices can be as high as $496 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $149 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Everett, WA (PAE) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $152 to $243 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $155. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $278. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $123 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $183 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PAE to SFO flight.

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

PAE to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PAE to SFO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Everett. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, 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. Fridays 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 $36 (18%) 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 $165. Return trip prices are from the SFO to PAE 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 PAE to SFO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 16 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, Delta, Fiji Airways, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 711 miles or 1144 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PAE to SFO flight is about 2 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Everett, WA and San Francisco, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 51 available flights from PAE to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codePAE
Origination airport nameSnohomish County Airport
CityEverett, WA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from PAE to SFO tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 22% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 48% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SFO heading for PAE about 11 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in San Francisco, CA is about 6 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 11 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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