The cheapest times to fly from YVR to SFO are
- January 8th to March 11th (except the week of February 12th)
- March 26th to April 8th
- August 13th to December 9th (except the week of August 20th)
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 YVR to SFO is late September. Prices can be as high as $409 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $226 for Tuesday flights around late September.
When to Fly to San Francisco
Flying from Vancouver (YVR) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $234 to $364 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $234. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $350. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $116 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $290 can be considered a good price for a round-trip YVR to SFO flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the YVR to SFO route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the YVR to SFO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Vancouver. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, 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 $263. Return trip prices are from the SFO to YVR 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 YVR to SFO 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 YVR to SFO while comparing.
- 86 miles (138 km) away from SFO
- Usually 8.64% less expensive than SFO
- Nonstop flights available
- 30 miles (48 km) away from SFO
- Usually 2.25% less expensive than SFO
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from YVR to SFO? 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 San Francisco International Airport to Vancouver International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 801 miles or 1289 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from YVR to SFO?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop YVR to SFO flight is about 2 hour 25 minutes.
How many flights go between Vancouver and San Francisco, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 38 available flights from YVR to SFO.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Vancouver International Airport|
|Destination airport name||San Francisco International Airport|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Country||the United States|
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