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The cheapest times to fly from SFO to MRY are

  • July 30th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to February 11th

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 MRY is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $542 for Thursday flights during mid May, or as low as $274 for Tuesday flights around late August to early September.

 

When to Fly to Monterey

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Monterey, CA (MRY) will usually cost between $292 to $502 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $304. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $390. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $87 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $365 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to MRY flight.

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

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SFO to MRY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to MRY 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 $2.94, 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 Monterey, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to San Francisco. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $26 (7%) 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 $336. Return trip prices are from the MRY 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 MRY can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 7 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from SFO to MRY while comparing.

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

  • 54 miles (87 km) away from MRY
  • Usually 32.60% less expensive than MRY
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to SJC flights

Destination alternative #2: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in Sacramento, CA

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from MRY
  • Usually 28.49% less expensive than MRY
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFO to SMF flights

Destination alternative #3: Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa, CA

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from MRY
  • Usually 11.92% less expensive than MRY
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFO to STS flights

Destination alternative #4: Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) in Fresno, CA

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from MRY
  • Usually 10.96% less expensive than MRY
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFO to FAT flights

Destination alternative #5: San Luis County Regional Airport (SBP) in San Luis Obispo, CA

  • 115 miles (185 km) away from MRY
  • Usually 4.93% less expensive than MRY
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFO to SBP flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 77 miles or 124 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to MRY flight is about 1 hour 7 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from SFO to MRY.

 

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 MRY
Destination airport name Monterey Regional Airport
City Monterey, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 36.6
Longitude -121.8

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from SFO to MRY tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 30% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 38% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MRY heading for SFO about 24 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Monterey, CA is about 17 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 24 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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