The cheapest times to fly from SFO to SCC are

  • January 8th to March 11th (except the week of February 26th)
  • April 2nd to April 22nd
  • August 6th to November 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 SCC is late January. Prices can be as high as $1892 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $1195 for Monday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Prudhoe Bay

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Deadhorse, AK (SCC) will usually cost between $1233 to $1488 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $1235. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1663. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $428 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1318 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to SCC flight.

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

SFO to SCC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to SCC flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.34, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SCC, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SFO. 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 $51 (4%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1322. Return trip prices are from the SCC 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 SCC 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 23 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SFO to SCC

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from SFO to SCC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Anchorage, AK (SFO > ANC > SCC)

  • Price for both tickets: $922
  • Average savings: $396 (30.05%)

See SFO to ANC flights

Hack #2: Fairbanks, AK (SFO > FAI > SCC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1083
  • Average savings: $235 (17.83%)

See SFO to FAI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2444 miles or 3933 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to SCC flight is about 5 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Deadhorse, AK?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from SFO to SCC.


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 SCC
Destination airport name Deadhorse Airport
City Deadhorse, AK
Country the United States
Latitude 70.2
Longitude -148.5


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