Cheap flights from Vancouver to San Francisco

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The best prices from Vancouver to San Francisco are usually found in July or August, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Wednesday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Vancouver (YVR) to San Francisco (SFO)

All the information you need to plan the best YVR to SFO flight in 2021: compare Vancouver to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.
8CA - SFO
Price
C$ 336 - C$ 444
SFO
Temperature
15 - 25 °C
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 120 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 13% potential price drop

Round-trip from

C$ 336

From Vancouver to San Francisco

One-way from

C$ 238

One-way flight from Vancouver to San Francisco

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Vancouver to San Francisco?

Saturday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Vancouver to San Francisco. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to San Francisco.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Vancouver to San Francisco?

Find a great deal and save up to 27% by booking at least 59 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Vancouver to San Francisco within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at C$ 688.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Vancouver to San Francisco?

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to San Francisco from Vancouver. Prices for August average C$ 613 per person but you can even find prices for as low as C$ 516. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 15% on your journey compared to booking in August

When is the cheapest time to fly from Vancouver to San Francisco (8CA - SFO)?

It’s optimal to fly from Vancouver to San Francisco in the afternoon. By choosing this option you can save up to 4% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Vancouver to San Francisco in July, August 2021

The best prices found for YVR to SFO flights for July, August
26 Aug - 15 Sep
C$ 353pp
YVR
Vancouver Intl
WestJet
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
WestJet
Direct
YVR
Vancouver Intl
26 Aug - 15 Sep
C$ 358pp
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Multiple Airlines
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
Direct
YVR
Vancouver Intl
26 Aug - 15 Sep
C$ 364pp
YVR
Vancouver Intl
WestJet
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
WestJet
   
2 STOPS
YVR
Vancouver Intl

Vancouver to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Vancouver found for this year
14 Nov - 15 Nov
C$ 233pp
YVR
Vancouver Intl
United Airlines
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
YVR
Vancouver Intl
24 Sep - 27 Sep
C$ 300pp
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Air Canada
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
Direct
YVR
Vancouver Intl
26 Nov - 29 Nov
C$ 312pp
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Air Canada
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
Direct
YVR
Vancouver Intl

Direct flights to San Francisco from Vancouver

Save time with Vancouver to San Francisco direct flight deals
24 Sep - 27 Sep
C$ 300pp
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Air Canada
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
Direct
YVR
Vancouver Intl
26 Nov - 29 Nov
C$ 312pp
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Air Canada
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
Direct
YVR
Vancouver Intl
3 Sep - 5 Sep
C$ 316pp
YVR
Vancouver Intl
WestJet
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
WestJet
Direct
YVR
Vancouver Intl

Last minute flights from Vancouver to San Francisco

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Francisco from Vancouver, departing today and this week
28 Jul - 1 Aug
C$ 460pp
YVR
Vancouver Intl
Air Canada
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
Direct
YVR
Vancouver Intl
29 Jul - 3 Aug
C$ 463pp
YVR
Vancouver Intl
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
YVR
Vancouver Intl
1 Aug - 11 Aug
C$ 469pp
YVR
Vancouver Intl
United Airlines
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Direct
YVR
Vancouver Intl

One-way flights to San Francisco from Vancouver

The cheapest one-way flights from Vancouver to San Francisco
3:55 p.m. - 6:22 p.m.
United Airlines
Direct
2h 27m
YVR - SFO
United Airlines
C$ 238
United
9:00 a.m. - 8:12 p.m.
American Airlines
1 stop
11h 12m
YVR - SFO
American Airlines
C$ 248
4:45 a.m. - 7:25 a.m.
Air Canada
Direct
2h 40m
YVR - SFO
Air Canada
C$ 256

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Vancouver</span> to <span class="emphasized">San Francisco</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Vancouver to San Francisco

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

If you book a flight to San Francisco from Vancouver, you will be flying to San Francisco, which is the city’s only airport. San Francisco (SFO) is located 19.0 km from the centre of San Francisco. There are 0 flights from Vancouver to San Francisco per day from 10 different airlines.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Vancouver to San Francisco to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Alaska Airlines to help keep travellers safe while flying. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially-distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travellers safer while flying from Vancouver to San Francisco. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Vancouver to San Francisco have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Air Canada, United Airlines, and Delta flying from Vancouver to San Francisco have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Vancouver to San Francisco for under C$ 253 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Vancouver to San Francisco for under C$ 253. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just C$ 233, but on average you can expect to pay C$ 324.

Are there direct flights from Vancouver to San Francisco for under C$ 379 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Vancouver to San Francisco under C$ 379. A good price for a direct flight from Vancouver to San Francisco is less than C$ 354.

Are there last-minute flights available from Vancouver to San Francisco for under C$ 506?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Vancouver to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than C$ 506.

Is Vancouver weather warmer or cooler than San Francisco?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 25 °C range in September. The weather in San Francisco is generally hotter than Vancouver's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long is the flight from Vancouver to San Francisco?

Airlines like United Airlines, Air Canada, and WestJet fly from Vancouver to San Francisco in about 2h 11m. The time it takes to get you to your destination is usually consistent. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Vancouver to San Francisco round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Vancouver to San Francisco is United Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as C$ 233 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Air Canada and WestJet, starting at C$ 297 and C$ 316 round-trip. Users have found that United Airlines is 39% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Vancouver to San Francisco one-way?

C$ 183 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from WestJet. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Air Canada and American Airlines, with prices starting from C$ 195 and C$ 217, respectively.

Alternative routes for Vancouver to San Francisco

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Vancouver to San Francisco.
Today's exchange rate
C$ 1 = $0.80
Flight duration
2h 23m
Average temperature for July in San Francisco
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for July in San Francisco
1.0 mm

Airports servicing Vancouver

Vancouver Intl (YVR)
Vancouver Coal Harbour (CXH)

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 8 airlines flying from Vancouver to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Vancouver to San Francisco choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Allegiant Air
C$ 105 C$ 168 No cancel fee 88%
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Alaska Airlines
C$ 126 C$ 285 No cancel fee 75%
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Delta
C$ 144 C$ 292 No cancel fee N/A
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WestJet
C$ 122 C$ 340 No cancel fee 60%
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American Airlines
C$ 158 C$ 344 No cancel fee 71%
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Air Canada
C$ 190 C$ 352 No cancel fee 67%
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United Airlines
C$ 220 C$ 376 No cancel fee 69%
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Air New Zealand
C$ 317 C$ 421 No cancel fee 78%
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Hourly flight availability from Vancouver to San Francisco

See what time of day planes typically take off from Vancouver towards San Francisco.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 44% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 28% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 27% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
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