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The cheapest times to fly from SEA to SFO are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • May 21st to June 17th
  • August 13th 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 SEA to SFO is late October. Prices can be as high as $530 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $127 for Tuesday flights around late October.

 

When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Seattle, WA (SEA) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $137 to $217 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 $133. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $242. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $109 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $164 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SEA to SFO flight.

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

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SEA to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SEA to SFO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Seattle. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, 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 to San Francisco, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Seattle. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $23 (13%) 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 $156. Return trip prices are from the SFO to SEA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SEA 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 12 minutes may be realistic.

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Frontier, JetBlue, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Francisco International Airport to Seattle/Tacoma International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 679 miles or 1093 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SEA to SFO flight is about 2 hour 12 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 45 available flights from SEA to SFO.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeSEA
Origination airport nameSeattle/Tacoma International Airport
CitySeattle, WA
Countrythe United States
Latitude47.5
Longitude-122.3

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 SEA to SFO tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 31% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 24% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SFO heading for SEA about 9 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in San Francisco, CA is about 1 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 10 minutes late
  • United: 9 minutes late
  • Alaska: 9 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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