Cheap Flights from San Francisco International to Vancouver in 2019

Flight information San Francisco International to Vancouver

Cheapest roundtrip price last month


Non-stop airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 802 miles

2h 10min

Most popular airline last month

Air Canada

Vancouver International, Vancouver Coal Harbour and Vancouver Boundary Bay

3 airports

Explore Vancouver

Vancouver Hotels

The Westin Bayshore


Pan Pacific Vancouver


Flying from San Francisco International Airport to Vancouver provides you with a connection from one of America’s busiest cities to one of Canada’s most scenic cities. Make sure you plan ahead for your flight by getting to know details about San Francisco International, as well as some facts about your Vancouver destination

SFO-San Francisco International Airport

This airport is a major hub, and that means you should plan ahead to not only allow enough time to navigate to your terminal, but also to get through the TSA checks. Dues to the size, complexity and travel volume of SFO, arrive at least two hours before your departure.

Airlines/Direct Flights

Airlines that offer non-stop flights to Vancouver include United, WestJet, Alaska Airlines, Delta, Pacific Coastal Airlines, and Air Canada. American Airlines offers one-stop flights.

Vancouver flights leave from SFO’s International Terminal. The International Terminal has a connector walkway that provides access from Terminal 3. People making a connecting flight have to exit security and then go through security again for the flight to Vancouver.

Arrival Airports

You can fly to Vancouver Coal Harbour Airport, Vancouver Boundary Bay Airport, or Vancouver International Airport.

You are most likely to find flights to the international airport, and you will find yourself on Sea Island. Expect efficiency here, because this airport has won several international awards. You will be in Main Terminal, and specifically in the International Terminal.

ID Required

If you have a passport, it will help you get into Vancouver. However, you can provide alternate identification, such as a driver’s license or picture ID.

Destination Comparison

While San Francisco is a big city, full of ambitious people, cultural events and varied neighborhoods, Vancouver is cleaner, calmer and more nature-oriented.

Vancouver has more rainfall and snowfall than San Francisco, as well as higher average temperatures. However, San Francisco has more sunny days

Both cities are in the same time zone.

Cab Fare Comparisons

San Francisco cabs charge $3.50 for the first 1/5th mile, then $.55 for each additional 1/5th mile. Vancouver taxis charge $3.50 Canadian to start your trip, then charge $2.98 Canadian for each mile. These are basically equivalent rates.

Cost of Living/Visiting

Food will cost you 26% less in Vancouver. In fact, food, housing, clothing, and entertainment are all cheaper in Vancouver than they are in San Francisco. If you are vacationing, your American dollars will go much further in Vancouver than they would in San Francisco.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.