The cheapest times to fly from SFO to DEN are
- January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
- 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 DEN is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $685 for Sunday flights during mid May, or as low as $144 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.
When to Fly to Denver
Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Denver, CO (DEN) will usually cost between $159 to $373 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $150. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $373. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $223 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $246 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to DEN flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SFO to DEN route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SFO to DEN 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 $0.16, 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. 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 $74 (26%) 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 $214. Return trip prices are from the DEN 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 DEN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 43 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SFO to DEN? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Qantas, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Denver International Airport to San Francisco International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 965 miles or 1553 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SFO to DEN?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to DEN flight is about 2 hour 43 minutes.
How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Denver, CO?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 57 available flights from SFO to DEN.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||San Francisco International Airport|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Denver International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from SFO to DEN tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 37% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 12% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DEN heading for SFO about 17 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Denver, CO is about 16 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 10 minutes late
- United: 19 minutes late
- Frontier: 22 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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