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Lowest round trip fares by airline from Washington and San Francisco

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Cheap flights from Washington to San Francisco

Cheap flights from Washington DC to San Francisco

Flying across the country to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is a long journey, but the atmosphere of this urban gateway to Northern California makes the trip well worth it. San Francisco is one of America’s most beautiful cities, and it’s definitely worth exploring. Starting at Union Square and working out to Marin and points beyond, the Bay Area tells a story unlike anywhere else in the United States.

Key Facts

The easiest way to get around the San Francisco area is by car, and the airport has an array of options to choose from for car rental. Once you’re on the road, Highway 101 north will take you into the city. The highway turns into Van Ness Avenue for a couple of miles in central San Francisco, but if you follow the signs you can take 101 all the way across the Golden Gate Bridge, and into fantastic Marin County. The marina in the city of Marin has some of the best crab legs on the West Coast, and the local beaches are secluded and quite beautiful.

Hints and Tips

The plane trip from Washington Dulles International (IAD) to SFO takes about five hours if you fly direct. From San Francisco you can easily travel by car to Santa Cruz, Napa Valley, Oakland, and Silicon Valley. Free parking around SFO is hard to find, but street side parking is widely available on Market Street in San Francisco, and from there you can easily catch a cable car up into the more walkable areas of the city.

Packages from Washington to San Francisco

Hotels in San Francisco

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Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf

Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf

2620 Jones Street, San Francisco
4.3 out of 5 (32 reviews)

Located in North Beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround, Fishermans Wharf Cable Car Turnaround, and Hyde Street ...

$161

$161
Fairmont San Francisco

Fairmont San Francisco

950 Mason Street Atop Nob Hill, San Francisco
5.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (12 reviews)

Fairmont San Francisco is located atop swanky Nob Hill, the only spot in the city where every cable car line intersects. Guests can hop a ride past the Cable ...

$199

$199
Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco

Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco

2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco
5.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (10 reviews)

A member of The Luxury Collection of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, this legendary 1909 hotel in downtown San Francisco is 1 block from the Financial District, ...

$167

$167
Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

333 O'Farrell St., San Francisco
4.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (51 reviews)

Iconic, AAA 4-Diamond hotel a few steps from Union Square, Cable Car station, theatre district, BART, Chinatown, SFMOMA, and Moscone Center. Upgraded rooms offer ...

$135

$135
Hotel Whitcomb

Hotel Whitcomb

1231 Market St, San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (84 reviews)

Located in the San Francisco theater district with a BART and MUNI station at its entrance, this downtown hotel is 6 blocks from Union Square and within a mile ...

$105

$105
The Park Central San Francisco

The Park Central San Francisco

50 3rd St, San Francisco
4.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (15 reviews)

Located in the heart of the South of Market district (SoMa), The Park Central San Francisco is across from Yerba Buena Gardens and close to the San Francisco ...

$113

$113
Chancellor Hotel on Union Square

Chancellor Hotel on Union Square

433 Powell St, San Francisco
3.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (6 reviews)

This historic 15-story hotel is on San Francisco's Powell Street Cable Car line. Union Square, Moscone Center, Chinatown, TransAmerica Tower, the Financial District, ...

$107

$107
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Fisherman's Wharf

Holiday Inn San Francisco-Fisherman's Wharf

1300 Columbus Ave, San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (51 reviews)

Located just 1 mile from Union Square, this Holiday Inn is within 2 blocks of Fisherman's Wharf and Ghirardelli Square.

$112

$112
Hotel Zoe San Francisco

Hotel Zoe San Francisco

425 North Point, San Francisco
4.5 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (22 reviews)

Hotel Zoe San Francisco is 2 blocks from Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, and the Alcatraz Island ferry.

$149

$149
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

1333 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame
4.2 out of 5 (21 reviews)

Built around a skylit open atrium, this 9-story hotel on San Francisco Bay features an onsite restaurant and is located 2.5 miles from the airport, 10 miles ...

$99

$99
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