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The cheapest times to fly from SFO to LGA are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • August 6th 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 SFO to LGA is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1012 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $265 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.

 

When to Fly to New York

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to New York, NY (LGA) will usually cost between $278 to $557 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $278. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $566. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $288 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $350 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to LGA flight.

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

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SFO to LGA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to LGA 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 $0.08, 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 $118 (27%) 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 $321. Return trip prices are from the LGA to SFO 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 SFO to LGA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 37 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 SFO to LGA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ

  • 17 miles (27 km) away from LGA
  • Usually 20.03% less expensive than LGA
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFO to EWR flights

Destination alternative #2: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 11 miles (18 km) away from LGA
  • Usually 19.17% less expensive than LGA
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFO to JFK flights

Destination alternative #3: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from LGA
  • Usually 6.44% less expensive than LGA
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFO to PHL flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2573 miles or 4141 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to LGA flight is about 5 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and New York, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 119 available flights from SFO to LGA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code SFO
Origination airport name San Francisco International Airport
City San Francisco, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -122.4

Return Airport

Destination code LGA
Destination airport name LaGuardia Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.8
Longitude -73.9

 

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