The cheapest times to fly from SFO to SBP are

  • January 1st to May 6th
  • May 21st to July 15th

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 SBP is mid June. Prices can be as high as $513 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $326 for Tuesday flights around mid June.


When to Fly to San Luis Obispo

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP) will usually cost between $334 to $354 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid June with an average ticket price of $331. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $394. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $63 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $347 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to SBP flight.

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

SFO to SBP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to SBP 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 $1.13, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $9 (3%) 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 $340. Return trip prices are from the SBP to SFO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SFO to SBP can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 20 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 SBP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from SBP
  • Usually 34.01% less expensive than SBP
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFO to BUR flights

Destination alternative #2: Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) in Fresno, CA

  • 118 miles (190 km) away from SBP
  • Usually 6.34% less expensive than SBP
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFO to FAT flights

Destination alternative #3: Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) in Santa Barbara, CA

  • 72 miles (116 km) away from SBP
  • Usually 5.76% less expensive than SBP
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFO to SBA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SFO to SBP? 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 San Luis County Regional Airport to San Francisco International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 191 miles or 307 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to SBP flight is about 1 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 48 available flights from SFO to SBP.


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 SBP
Destination airport name San Luis County Regional Airport
City San Luis Obispo, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 35.2
Longitude -120.6


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from SFO to SBP tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 23% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 53% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SBP heading for SFO about 6 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in San Luis Obispo, CA is about on time. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 6 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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