Flights from San Francisco to Boston, United States

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San Francisco to Boston Last modified: Jan 22, 2024 8:24 -05:00

We've scanned 115,678,683 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Boston. Alaska & JetBlue frequently offer the best deals to Boston flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Alaska
SFOBOS
Fri 2/9
nonstop
BOSSFO
Wed 2/21
nonstop
$179
JetBlue
SFOBOS
Fri 2/9
nonstop
BOSSFO
Wed 2/21
nonstop
$179
Major Airlines
SFOBOS
Sat 2/10
nonstop
BOSSFO
Tue 2/13
nonstop
$179
United
SFOBOS
Fri 2/9
nonstop
BOSSFO
Mon 2/12
nonstop
$203
American
SFOBOS
Sun 2/4
1 stop
BOSSFO
Fri 2/9
1 stop
$243
Multiple Airlines
SFOBOS
Fri 1/26
nonstop
BOSSFO
Sun 2/11
nonstop
$432

How Much is a Flight from San Francisco to Boston?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from San Francisco to Boston, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $179.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Boston?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from San Francisco to Boston based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from San Francisco to Boston?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from San Francisco to Boston.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $294 $303
7-14 days $188 $197
14-21 days $179 $188
21-30 days $179 $188
30-60 days $179 $188
60-90 days $197 $206
90+ days $225 $230

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Boston

We've examined 231,357,366 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from San Francisco to Boston is Sunday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$179$179$179$179$179 $179

Cheap Last Minute Flights from San Francisco to Boston

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from San Francisco to Boston. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$312
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$312 $197
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$197 $179
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$179 $179
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$179 $179
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
$179

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from San Francisco to Boston

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from San Francisco to Boston is $226.

The average price for direct flights from San Francisco to Boston is $216.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from San Francisco to Boston.

Weekly Direct Flights from San Francisco to Boston - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Major Airlines 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 07:30 07:30
United 7 7 7 7 7 5 7 01:00 18:45

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from San Francisco to Boston

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from San Francisco to Boston. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from San Francisco to Boston is $145.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Boston is $216.

San Francisco to Boston Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from San Francisco to Boston?
Answer: The average San Francisco to Boston flight time is 5 hours and 38 minutes.
Question: How far is Boston from San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from San Francisco to Boston is 2,697 miles (4,340 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from San Francisco to Boston?
Answer: There are 54 direct flights from San Francisco to Boston.
Question: What are the most popular San Francisco airlines for direct flights from San Francisco to Boston?
Answer: United Airlines provides 87% of the non-stop flights between San Francisco and Boston.

San Francisco to Boston Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in San Francisco and Boston. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Boston