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Travelers usually depart from Philadelphia International, Philadelphia, PA - 30th Street, Philadelphia, PA Greyhound Terminal, Ardmore, PA station, or Philadelphia, PA - Market Street bus stop when they travel from Philadelphia to San Francisco. Book your trip to arrive at San Francisco International, San Francisco, CA Bus Stop, San Francisco, CA - Salesforce Plaza, 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, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, and Spirit Airlines. Philadelphia and San Francisco have 389 direct flights per week. When you arrive at San Francisco, consider visiting Alcatraz, Big Sur, and Golden Gate Bridge.

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NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
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Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
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Most travelers from Philadelphia, PHL can enter San Francisco, SFO.

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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 Orlando, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Denver, Miami, Tampa, San Juan, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Dallas, Fort Myers, Charlotte, Austin, San Diego, Nashville, Houston, Jacksonville, Phoenix, Fort Lauderdale, Chicago.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Francisco?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Francisco and Las Vegas, Denver, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Austin, London, Paris, New York, Barcelona, Rome, Orlando, Mexico City, New Orleans, Amsterdam, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Houston, Dallas, Lisbon.
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.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Philadelphia and San Francisco?
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