Cheap Flights from San Francisco International to New York in 2019
Flight information San Francisco International to New York
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Average flight time, total distance 2568 miles
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New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, New York LaGuardia and Stewart International
From one cultural icon to the next, with all of America in between: to go the distance between San Francisco and New York, you will need to cover around 2,500 miles. If you’re on a direct flight, the journey will take about six hours.
Making your way to San Francisco International Airport
Big and busy but user-friendly, San Francisco’s airport is located 13 miles from downtown. If you’re driving, you can make the trip in anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes. If you’d like to avoid that guessing game, public transportation is a reasonable option. Just take the BART train to its SFO stop. Several public bus routes also link to the airport from locations throughout San Francisco, though they can be a bit trickier to manage with luggage.
There are four terminals in the airport, all of which are linked by the handy AirTrain people mover, which also has stops connecting it to the rental car facility, parking garages, and the BART Station. The AirTrain is free and runs 24/7.
SFO is a well-connected airport, with free WiFi, laptop charging stations and conference rooms. And if you need a pick-me-up, keep your eyes open for the “wag brigade” of friendly trained dogs who roam the terminals with their handlers, looking for cuddles.
Arriving in New York
In a city this big and bursting with life, it’s hard to pin down just a handful of must-see attractions and experiences. “Seeing the sights” on a good-old-fashioned open-top bus has a lot to be said for it: embrace the kitsch and take in the most iconic wonders of the city in one go. Most let you hop on and off and wander as the spirit moves you, and that’s one of the ways to get the most out of your visit.
Parcel out an afternoon for at least one of the incredible museums. The MET has seemingly endless hallways of treasures where you could lose yourself for a lifetime, and the Museum of Natural History makes a kid of everyone who walks through the doors.
Just about every corner of New York is packed with restaurants and shops ranging from the highbrow to the hipster to the mom-and-pop.. If the weather is nice, hop on a train to Brooklyn for a visit to Prospect Park or the Botanical Gardens: both are as beautiful as their Manhattan counterparts, but with less crowds. It’s incredibly refreshing to soak in a bit of natural beauty in the middle of all that concrete.
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