Cheap Flights from San Francisco International to Vancouver International in 2019

Flight information San Francisco International to Vancouver International

Cheapest roundtrip price last month


Non-stop airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 1289 kilometers

2h 10min

Most popular airline last month

Air Canada

Vancouver International and Vancouver Boundary Bay

2 airports

Explore Vancouver

Vancouver Hotels

The Westin Bayshore


Pan Pacific Vancouver


Airlines that Fly from San Francisco to Vancouver

Sticking with the left-coast, best-coast travel route, it is a quick and most often direct flight from San Francisco International Airport to Vancouver International Airport. With a flight time averaging just over two hours, Canada's lush West coast is just a quick trip away. Six airlines offer flights from SFO to YVR, which include Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, United, and West Jet. Should you be flexible with both your flight path and dates, broaden your travel itinerary using Skyscanner's cheapest month search tool. Including layovers in Pheonix or Los Angeles will cut your cost in half, while only adding a few hours to your journey.

San Francisco Airport Information (SFO)

The thirteen kilometres from downtown San Francisco to SFO is easily covered using the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to the Garage G AirTrain/ BART station stop. This will connect you to the AirTrain, SFO's own in-airport transit system. Once inside the airport, the AirTrain will deliver you to your terminal; utilize this train over walking while SFO undergoes expansion and renovations to save your energy for landing in Canada. To add delight to the start of your journey, the WAG Brigade brings trained dogs to the terminal to make passenger travel more enjoyable. With two dozen dogs volunteering their tail wags and canine good cheer, SFO brings a unique charm to your next adventure. To add further distinction to this contemporary transit hub, SFO boasts an airport butler service, car washing while you are away, an express spa, museum exhibits, and a yoga room.

Landing at Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

YVR is as beautiful as it is efficient. This contemporary transit centre processes the majority of British Columbia's flights and offers a peek into the West Coast way of life along the way. Showcasing energy-efficient heating and cooling systems and tranquil aboriginal art, this modern airport smoothly combines state-of-the-art technologies with ancient Canadian roots. Flowing easily from your arrival gate to the exit, you are met with waterfalls and calming art installations along your path. To move beyond YVR into the heart of the mainland, slip onto the SkyTrain for the fastest route downtown, with a twenty-five minute travel time.

What to Do in Vancouver

Acclimatized to the cool breeze coming off the ocean in San Francisco, you are well-prepared for Vancouver's similar seasonal temperatures. Satiate your sushi cravings in British Columbia with some of the finest Japanese cuisine outside of Japan, or surprise your taste buds with renowned street-cart food, such as JapaDog's gourmet hot dogs with Japanese toppings. With hip and trendy neighborhoods such as Gastown adding to Vancouver's modern appeal, the city still showcases its hippie vibes with unique boho-style shops, craft brews, and organic eateries. Bike rentals are available downtown to cruise through the city on two-wheels, but if you would like to save your energy for walking Stanley Park or the Seawall instead, make use of the SkyTrain to get from point A to point B. After tackling the legendary Grouse Grind mountain hike or swimming at Kitsilano Beach, indulge in relaxing accommodations, easily found on Skyscanner's hotel search.

Attractions in Vancouver:

  • Celebration of Light fireworks display (August)
  • Vancouver Aquarium
  • Science World
  • Granville Island
  • English Bay/The Seawall
  • Theatre under the stars

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