The cheapest times to fly from SCK to SFO are

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

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 SCK to SFO is late October. Prices can be as high as $1267 for Thursday flights during early August, or as low as $403 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Stockton, CA (SCK) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $419 to $523 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $413. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1267. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $855 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $493 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SCK to SFO flight.

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

SCK to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SCK to SFO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Stockton. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $4.7, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to San Francisco, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Stockton. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $21 (4%) 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 $475. Return trip prices are from the SFO to SCK 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 SCK 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 1 hour 6 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 SCK to SFO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from SFO
  • Usually 5.18% less expensive than SFO
  • 1-layover flights available

See SCK to SJC flights


Flight Hacking SCK to SFO

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from SCK to SFO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (SCK > LAX > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $342
  • Average savings: $151 (30.56%)

See SCK to LAX flights

Hack #2: San Diego, CA (SCK > SAN > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $370
  • Average savings: $123 (24.87%)

See SCK to SAN flights

Hack #3: Las Vegas, NV (SCK > LAS > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $381
  • Average savings: $112 (22.64%)

See SCK to LAS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 65 miles or 105 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SCK to SFO flight is about 1 hour 6 minutes.

How many flights go between Stockton, CA and San Francisco, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 52 available flights from SCK to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSCK
Origination airport nameStockton Metropolitan Airport
CityStockton, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


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