The cheapest times to fly from SFO to YVR are
- January 1st to March 4th
- August 13th to December 16th (except the weeks of August 27th and November 19th)
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 YVR is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $455 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $240 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.
When to Fly to Vancouver
Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Vancouver (YVR) will usually cost between $253 to $378 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $248. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $385. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $137 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $300 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to YVR flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SFO to YVR route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SFO to YVR 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 $0.23, 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 $51 (16%) 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 $278. Return trip prices are from the YVR 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 YVR can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 25 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 YVR while comparing.
- 127 miles (204 km) away from YVR
- Usually 45.41% less expensive than YVR
- Nonstop flights available
- 98 miles (158 km) away from YVR
- Usually 38.90% less expensive than YVR
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SFO to YVR? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, Avianca, Delta, Emirates, Korean Air, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Vancouver International Airport to San Francisco International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 801 miles or 1289 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SFO to YVR?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to YVR flight is about 2 hour 25 minutes.
How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Vancouver?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 51 available flights from SFO to YVR.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||San Francisco International Airport|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Vancouver International Airport|
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