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Cheapest Flights to San Francisco

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San Francisco Flights

An eclectic hodgepodge of cultures, designs, personalities, and ideologies, San Francisco is a city that welcomes visitors from a variety of backgrounds. <br />Considering the vast variety of this city, it is certain that no matter where you go – from the mellow landscape of Haight to the colourful vibe of Castro-Noe Valley – you are certain to feel at home. <br />The city itself can be expensive, but since travellers from around the globe come to this city in droves, finding cheap flights to San Francisco is a simple task.

Best time to go to San Francisco

Peak Season:

San Francisco's peak season lands in June to September, and November. June through August can be both hot and humid, but this peculiar climate begins to dissipate in September, and by November, the city is a beautiful place to reside. <br />Despite occasional uncomfortable weather, tourists still gather in this destination in order to take part in the many events, like the LGBT parade in June, the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival in August, and the Festival of Lights in November.

Shoulder Season:

May and October are a mixed bag in terms of climate. Many tourists avoid the city during these times, making inexpensive flights to San Francisco easier to find. If you do not mind the erratic weather, this is an excellent time to play on Fisherman's Wharf, tour Alcatraz, or have dinner and a movie at the Foreign Cinema restaurant.

Off Season:

From December to April crowds thin out and the weather becomes exceedingly brisk and damp. Do not let the weather deter you, however, as this is a great time to take part in one of the many indoor activities, like catching a show at the Great American Music Hall or shopping at the Embarcadero Centre.

San Francisco Airport and Transfer Information

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Distance: 21km south to downtown

Samtrans buses are the most economical method of ground transport, but can take up to an hour to arrive in the city. Taxis are quicker, but can be very expensive. One option that is both quick and inexpensive is the BART Rapid Rail, which only takes around 30 minutes to arrive.

Online resources for your travel to San Francisco

The Safetravel website gives important local contact details, as well as travel and health warnings.

Best Flight Routes to and from San Francisco