The cheapest times to fly from SFO to ATL are
- January 1st to March 4th
- August 6th to November 18th
- December 3rd to December 16th
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 SFO to ATL is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $833 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $197 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.
When to Fly to Atlanta
Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Atlanta, GA (ATL) will usually cost between $213 to $473 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $290. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $510. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $220 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $359 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to ATL flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SFO to ATL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SFO to ATL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, 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 $95 (23%) 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 $314. Return trip prices are from the ATL to SFO 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 SFO to ATL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 49 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SFO to ATL? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to San Francisco International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2134 miles or 3434 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SFO to ATL?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to ATL flight is about 4 hour 49 minutes.
How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Atlanta, GA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 73 available flights from SFO to ATL.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||San Francisco International Airport|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from SFO to ATL tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 28% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 14% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ATL heading for SFO about 9 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Atlanta, GA is about 4 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 6 minutes late
- United: 18 minutes late
- Frontier: 29 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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