The cheapest times to fly from SFO to PHX are
- January 1st to February 25th
- August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, December 17th, and December 24th)
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 PHX is early December. Prices can be as high as $577 for Sunday flights during mid May, or as low as $192 for Tuesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Phoenix
Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Phoenix, AZ (PHX) will usually cost between $192 to $297 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $196. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $306. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $110 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $224 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to PHX flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SFO to PHX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SFO to PHX 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 $0.21, which is 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 $34 (14%) 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 $213. Return trip prices are from the PHX 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 PHX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 9 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SFO to PHX? 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 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to San Francisco International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 650 miles or 1046 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SFO to PHX?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to PHX flight is about 2 hour 9 minutes.
How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Phoenix, AZ?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from SFO to PHX.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||San Francisco International Airport|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from SFO to PHX tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 26% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 21% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PHX heading for SFO about 9 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Phoenix, AZ is about 3 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 9 minutes late
- American: 11 minutes late
- SkyWest: 4 minutes late
- United: 11 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
Please note that while we’ve worked hard to analyzed tens of millions of flights to get you this data, we do not calculate current live prices or guarantee pricing. Please see our partners using the links above for current offers.