Cheap flights to San Francisco

Flights to San Francisco in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 7% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average priceC$ 652Average for round-trip flights in January 2022
Round-trip fromC$ 317From Toronto to San Francisco
One-way fromC$ 156One-way flight from Toronto to San Francisco (SFO)

Cheap flights to San Francisco in January, February 2022

The best prices found for SFO flights for January, February
27 Jan. - 7 Feb.
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Toronto Pearson Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

13h 21m
SFO

San Francisco

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

13h 04m
C$ 286

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

24 Jan. - 1 Feb.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

15h 15m
SFO

San Francisco

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

8h 07m
C$ 300

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

14 Feb. - 28 Feb.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

15h 14m
SFO

San Francisco

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

12h 49m
C$ 317

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

San Francisco 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco found for this year
27 Jan. - 7 Feb.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

13h 21m
SFO

San Francisco

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

13h 04m
C$ 286

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

24 Jan. - 1 Feb.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

15h 15m
SFO

San Francisco

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

8h 07m
C$ 300

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

14 Feb. - 28 Feb.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

15h 14m
SFO

San Francisco

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

12h 49m
C$ 317

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

Last minute flights to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco, departing today and this week
27 Jan. - 7 Feb.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

13h 21m
SFO

San Francisco

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

13h 04m
C$ 286

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

28 Jan. - 7 Feb.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

9h 33m
SFO

San Francisco

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

2 stops

14h 21m
C$ 389

Air Canada

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Deal found 19/1/22

29 Jan. - 7 Feb.
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Toronto Pearson Intl

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

18h 00m
SFO

San Francisco

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

2 stops

20h 15m
C$ 392

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

Can I fly to San Francisco from Canada right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Canada to San Francisco

Most visitors from Canada need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter San Francisco.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Canada are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

Can I fly back to Canada from San Francisco?

Returning to Canada from San Francisco

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Canada.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Canada.

What is the cheapest month to fly to San Francisco?

The cheapest ticket to San Francisco found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

C$ 427

February

C$ 440

March

C$ 490

April

C$ 471

May

C$ 451

June

C$ 499

July

C$ 524

August

C$ 507

September

C$ 435

October

C$ 456

November

C$ 515

December

C$ 547

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to San Francisco. Flying to San Francisco in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to San Francisco?

Average San Francisco flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

YTO - SFO

Price

C$ 427 - C$ 675

SFO

Temperature

11 - 17 °C

SFO

Precipitation

0 - 112 mm

The best time to fly to San Francisco is during February, but great deals can be found at other times. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to San Francisco then September is statistically the hottest. January is historically the period with most rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to San Francisco?

The price you pay for your flight to San Francisco may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 58 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to San Francisco?

Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to San Francisco. Flying on Sunday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to San Francisco?

At the moment, flights at noon are likely to offer the best value for money for your San Francisco trip. A flight in the evening will more often than not be of higher cost.

Overview

The view alone of the Golden Gate Bridge glinting in the sunlight makes catching a cheap flight to San Francisco worth it. A vibrant city made up of several distinct and inviting neighbourhoods, San Fran is renowned for its chilly summer fog, steep rolling hills, and eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture. North Beach is one of the most beloved neighbourhoods. Known for its cafe culture, it has everything that has made San Francisco famous: cable cars, roller-coaster-like streets, funky bars and bohemian life. Pacific Heights is swanky with elegant mansions; the Castro is known around the world as a centre for progressive gay culture; Chinatown is the largest of its kind that you will find without flying to Asia; and Haight-Ashbury, no longer the epicentre of hippie culture, still holds on to its laidback vibe even as its streets fill with exclusive boutiques and hip – though pricey – restaurants.

Culture buffs flying to San Francisco have endless venues and activities to choose from on their holidays. Located on a peninsula between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean, the city is home to the San Francisco Opera, the second-largest company in the United States. The Fillmore Auditorium, a historic music venue, gained fame in the 1960s, housing a stage where now-famous musicians such as Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane first performed and created what is known as the “San Francisco Sound.” The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is home to cherished 20th Century and contemporary works of art. The California Academy of Sciences, a natural history museum, also hosts the Morrison Planetarium and Steinhart Aquarium. San Francisco is home to great sports franchises such as the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL and two Major League Baseball teams: the Oakland A’s and the San Francisco Giants.

How long is the flight to San Francisco?

Flights to San Francisco, California from Canada range from about 2.5h-8h. Your precise flight time will depend on several factors, including your departure city and the length and number of any layovers. If you’re departing from as far west as Vancouver and are flying direct, you’ll enjoy a flight that is one the shorter end of the spectrum at just about two and a half hours. Conversely, if your departure city is as far east as Montreal and you do not book a direct flight, your flight time may be several hours.

Where can you get direct flights to San Francisco from?

You can book direct flights to San Francisco from several cities across Canada. If your departure city is Vancouver, you can choose from daily direct flights serviced by Air Canada, WestJet, and United Airlines. Air Canada and United Airlines also provide daily direct flights from Montreal and Toronto. If your flight is non-direct, you can expect to stopover in such common layover cities for this route like Chicago, Minneapolis, Calgary, and/or Denver.

How do you get from the San Francisco airport to the city centre?

When you fly into San Francisco, you’ll alight at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), which is about 25 km south of San Francisco city centre. To reach the city centre from the airport, you have several options. The fastest option, and most expensive, is to hail a taxi from one of the multiple taxi ranks outside the terminals. It will cost you about C$53, with a journey time of about 30 minutes. Another option is to take an Uber or Lyft ridesharing program, which will take about the same amount of time as a taxi but cost around C$35. A cheaper option is to utilize the local rapid transit system, BART, from the airport to your destination in the city centre. It will take around 45-60 minutes and cost about C$11.50. You can also take a shared shuttle service from the airport to San Francisco city centre, which takes about 45-75 minutes and cost about C$23.

What are some things to do in San Francisco?

San Francisco is located along the coastline of northern California, boasting beautiful natural scenery and thriving urban setting equally. It’s a city well-known for its rich culture and outstanding attractions, so there’s plenty to see and do when here for a visit. A visit to Fishermans’ Wharf is a must, San Francisco’s famous dock area loaded with boats, shops, and eateries. Along with nearby Pier 39 and Ghirardelli Square, it’s one of the most iconic spots in the city. Equally iconic is the Golden Gate Bridge. Get the best view of this massive red structure by spending time at scenic Golden Gate Park. Another great way to see the bridge is to book a bay cruise, which also affords you glimpses of infamous Alcatraz.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to San Francisco?

Canadian citizens travelling to San Francisco, California need a valid passport as with visiting any city in the United States, although is visa is not required for visits.

Getting around San Francisco

Renting a car in San Francisco is more trouble than it’s worth. The city is covered with steep hills and one-way streets, traffic backups can be a nightmare and parking is scarce and expensive. You’ll only need a car if you’re heading out of town. It’s easy to get around on foot and the public transportation system can get you anywhere else. San Francisco’s main transportation network is the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni). It has 100 bus lines with electric trolley buses and the famous historic cable cars. Riding one of the cable cars from the Nob Hill down to Fisherman’s Wharf is an integral part of the San Francisco tourist experience. Check out the Muni Passports that offer unlimited rides for several days. Biking is a popular way to get around, but you’ll have to steel yourself to get up and over some of the hills. The easiest way to get a cab is calling ahead or lining up for one at a hotel stand. To get out of the city, you can hop aboard the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), the fast and efficient subway linking the city to the East Bay. You can also catch one of the many ferries sailing for Sausalito, Larkspur and Tiburon.   

What is good to know if travelling to San Francisco?

  • Golden Gate Park, larger than Central Park in New York, is a wonderful green space. It boasts some major attractions such as the Japanese Tea Garden, the Music Concourse Area, the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum and the Academy of Sciences, one of the largest natural history museums in the world. 
  • San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum has more than 7,500 plant species. The National AIDS Memorial Grove was first envisioned in 1988 by a small group of San Franciscans who were looking for a way to express their grief at the deaths of so many family members and friends. Today, this serene space is a living tribute to all whose lives have been touched by AIDS.
  • A starter list of free attractions for those on a budget includes the Cable Car Museum; Creativity Explored; Musée Mécanique in Fisherman’s Wharf, home to one of the largest privately owned collection of coin-operated mechanical musical instruments and antique arcade machines in the world; Mission Dolores (although the suggested donation is $5), Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitors Centre; the Randall Museum (where children and adults can explore the creative aspects of art and science); galleries at the San Francisco Art Institute; the Wells Fargo Bank History Museum and the Tattoo Art Museum.
  • Alcatraz: more than just the prison where Al Capone and Robert Stroud and others languished, the island was the location of the first U.S. fort and lighthouse on the West Coast. Make reservations in advance, perhaps as you book your cheap flights to San Francisco, as tours fill up quickly. If visiting at the end of September, watch or join the Alcatraz Invitational Swim.
  • Wine country is just an hour or so from San Francisco. Most of California’s wineries are in Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley. Napa Valley has more wineries and attracts more tourists. Sonoma is lower key with family-run wineries.
  • Pick up a CityPass. For little more than $50 you get a book containing tickets to San Francisco’s greatest attractions, at savings of almost 50 per cent. It’s valid for nine days from the first day of use and contains admission tickets to the following attractions: Muni & Cable Car 7-Day Passport, California Academy of Sciences, Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure, Aquarium of the Bay and SF Museum of Modern Art.

San Francisco airport overview

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is located 13 miles (21 km) south of downtown San Francisco and is the largest airport in the Bay Area and the second-busiest airport in California.

Comprising four terminals – Terminals 1, 2, 3 and the International Terminal – that form a ring around a multi-story Domestic Airport parking garage, San Francisco International is easy to navigate. Terminals 1-3 handle all domestic flights, while the International Terminal mainly manages international flights. Customs, immigrations and baggage claims are generally fast; staff are friendly, signage is good and transport to and from the airport is excellent.  Delays are common, though, due to the region’s adverse weather patterns; however, there are plans to extend the runways in order to aid aircraft flying in low visibility conditions.

San Francisco International is clean and modern. With its newly revamped Terminal 2 housing an award-winning aviation museum and library, along with an extensive array of retail, dining, entertainment and health establishments, it is truly a world-class facility.

Flights to San Francisco International Airport comes from a number of destinations worldwide, including Toronto, Paris, Tokyo, London, Hong Kong, Seoul, Lima, Frankfurt, Singapore, San Salvador, Beijing, Mexico City, Sydney and Cancun, in addition to numerous domestic routes.

What airport do you fly into for flights to San Francisco?

For a flight to San Francisco, you will be flying into San Francisco. San Francisco (SFO) is just 19.0 km from the center of the city. San Francisco is the only San Francisco airport and it handles 2 daily flights from Toronto. 8 airlines have flights from Toronto to San Francisco on a regular basis.

How popular are flights to San Francisco (SFO) this year?

San Francisco has seen a 175% increase in demand for flights to the city compared to last year.