Flights from San Francisco to Washington, United States

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San Francisco to Washington, District of Columbia Last modified: Feb 5, 2023 18:01 -05:00

We've scanned 2,136 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Washington, District of Columbia. 00 & !! frequently offer the best deals to Washington, District of Columbia flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

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SFOWAS
Wed 2/22
nonstop
WASSFO
Sat 2/25
nonstop
$159
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SFOWAS
Wed 3/1
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WASSFO
Fri 3/3
nonstop
$215

How Much is a Flight from San Francisco to Washington, District of Columbia?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from San Francisco to Washington, District of Columbia, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $189.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Washington, District of Columbia?

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 Washington, District of Columbia 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 Washington, District of Columbia?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from San Francisco to Washington, District of Columbia.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $160 $874
7-14 days $170 $758
14-21 days $159 $518
21-30 days $160 $518
30-60 days $408 $240
60-90 days $169 $479
90+ days $266 $392

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Washington, District of Columbia

We've examined 4,272 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 Washington, District of Columbia is Wednesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$201$160$159$160$216$170$252

Compare Flight Prices from San Francisco to Washington, District of Columbia by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for San Francisco to Washington, District of Columbia flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
February San Francisco Washington, District of Columbia 00 2/22/23 2/25/23 0 $159
March San Francisco Washington, District of Columbia 00 3/1/23 3/4/23 0 $160
April San Francisco Washington, District of Columbia 00 4/19/23 4/24/23 0 $358
May San Francisco Washington, District of Columbia 00 5/2/23 5/9/23 0 $169
June San Francisco Washington, District of Columbia 00 6/7/23 6/13/23 0 $266
July San Francisco Washington, District of Columbia 00 7/18/23 7/25/23 0 $328
August San Francisco Washington, District of Columbia 00 8/3/23 8/6/23 0 $336
September San Francisco Washington, District of Columbia 00 9/30/23 10/7/23 0 $350

Cheap Last Minute Flights from San Francisco to Washington, District of Columbia

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$216
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$216 $225
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$225 $160
26 27 28 1 2 3 4
$198

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from San Francisco to Washington, District of Columbia

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 Washington, District of Columbia is $392.

The average price for direct flights from San Francisco to Washington, District of Columbia is $371.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from San Francisco to Washington, District of Columbia.

Weekly Direct Flights from San Francisco to Washington, District of Columbia - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
United 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 02:45 18:00

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from San Francisco to Washington, District of Columbia

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 Washington, District of Columbia. 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 Washington, District of Columbia is $49.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Washington, District of Columbia is $312.

San Francisco to Washington, District of Columbia Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from San Francisco to Washington, District of Columbia?
Answer: The average San Francisco to Washington, District of Columbia flight time is 5 hours and 7 minutes.
Question: How far is Washington, District of Columbia from San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from San Francisco to Washington, District of Columbia is 2,412 miles (3,881 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from San Francisco to Washington, District of Columbia?
Answer: There are 55 direct flights from San Francisco to Washington, District of Columbia.
Question: What are the most popular San Francisco airlines for direct flights from San Francisco to Washington, District of Columbia?
Answer: United Airlines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between San Francisco and Washington, District of Columbia.

San Francisco to Washington, District of Columbia Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in San Francisco and Washington, District of Columbia. 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 Washington, District of Columbia