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Travelers usually depart from Philadelphia International, Philadelphia, PA - 30th Street, Philadelphia, PA Greyhound Terminal, Philadelphia, PA - Market Street bus stop, or Ardmore, PA station when they travel from Philadelphia to San Francisco. Book your trip to arrive at San Francisco International, San Francisco, CA - Salesforce Plaza, San Francisco, CA Bus Stop, San Francisco, CA Train Station, or San Francisco, CA - Fisherman’s Wharf. The distance between Philadelphia and San Francisco is 4053 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Spirit Airlines. Philadelphia and San Francisco have 384 direct flights per week. When you arrive at San Francisco, consider visiting Golden Gate Bridge, Big Sur, and Alcatraz.

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United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
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Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
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Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
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United States COVID-19 travel restrictions

Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in United States – 12/2022
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Most travelers from Philadelphia, PHL can enter San Francisco, SFO.

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  • Proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result is not required
  • Quarantine is not required

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Philadelphia to San Francisco?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Philadelphia and San Francisco takes around 6.4 hours.
What is the flight distance between Philadelphia and San Francisco?
The flight distance between Philadelphia and San Francisco is 4053 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Philadelphia and San Francisco?
Several carriers operate flights between Philadelphia and San Francisco. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include American Airlines, United Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Philadelphia?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Philadelphia and London, Manchester, San Juan, Las Vegas, Dublin, Orlando, Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, New Orleans, New York, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Charlotte, Tampa, Detroit, Seattle, Boston, Austin, Minneapolis.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Francisco?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Francisco and London, Dublin, Manchester, Manila, Athens, Tallinn, New Delhi, Las Vegas, Edinburgh, Denpasar, Bengaluru, Riga, Chennai, Atlanta, Bangkok, Washington, D.C., Hyderabad, Los Angeles, New York, Detroit.
Which airports are there in Philadelphia?
Philadelphia is mainly served by Philadelphia International. But there are other airports nearby, including Wings Field.
What airports are near Philadelphia?
The main airport in Philadelphia is Philadelphia International. It is also served by John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, Baltimore–Washington International, Washington Dulles International, LaGuardia, Ronald Reagan Washington National, New York Stewart International Airport, Trenton–Mercer, Long Island MacArthur, Harrisburg International.
What airports are near San Francisco?
The main airport in San Francisco is San Francisco International. It is also served by San Francisco International, Sacramento International, Oakland International, San Jose International, Stockton Metropolitan, Monterey Regional, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County, Merced Regional, Buchanan Field.
What buses and trains depart from Philadelphia?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Philadelphia, including Amtrak train.
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