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The cheapest times to fly from SBP to SFO are

  • January 8th to May 6th
  • May 21st to July 22nd

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 SBP to SFO is late June. Prices can be as high as $513 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $326 for Tuesday flights around late June.

 

When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $334 to $354 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late June with an average ticket price of $331. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $394. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $63 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $347 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBP to SFO flight.

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

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SBP to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SBP to SFO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Luis Obispo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.13, which is above 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 $9 (3%) 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 $340. Return trip prices are from the SFO to SBP 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 SBP to SFO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 20 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from SBP to SFO while comparing.

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

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SFO
  • Usually 7.64% less expensive than SFO
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBP 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 6.34% less expensive than SFO
  • 1-layover flights available

See SBP to SJC flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 191 miles or 307 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SBP to SFO flight is about 1 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between San Luis Obispo, CA and San Francisco, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from SBP to SFO.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeSBP
Origination airport nameSan Luis County Regional Airport
CitySan Luis Obispo, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude35.2
Longitude-120.6

Return Airport

Destination codeSFO
Destination airport nameSan Francisco International Airport
CitySan Francisco, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude37.6
Longitude-122.4

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from SBP 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 57% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SFO heading for SBP about 16 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in San Francisco, CA is about 13 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 16 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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