The flight time from Burbank to San Francisco is 1 hour, 17 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves BUR Burbank, CA 1 minute early.
15 minutes taxiing out
55 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SFO San Francisco, CA 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Southwest
73%
United
68%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Burbank to San Francisco is 1 hour, 17 minutes. The time spent in the air is 55 minutes.

The flight distance from Burbank to San Francisco is 326 Miles.

Reverse Journey

San Francisco to Burbank
1 hour, 12 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
1h 12m
United
1h 22m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m 45m1h1h 15m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

71

Distance

326 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0510

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

United
39
Southwest
32

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Burbank from San Francisco by plane?

The distance from Burbank to San Francisco by plane is 326 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Burbank to San Francisco?

The flight time from Burbank to San Francisco is 1 hour, 17 minutes. The time spent in the air is 55 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 12 minutes, and United the slowest taking 1 hour, 22 minutes.

What airlines fly from Burbank to San Francisco?

United and Southwest are the airlines with direct flights from Burbank to San Francisco.

Does Southwest fly from Burbank to San Francisco?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Burbank (BUR) to San Francisco (SFO). On average, they have 32 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Burbank 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 55 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives San Francisco 5 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Burbank to San Francisco, Southwest is 73% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 73% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Southwest 73% 21% 6%
United 68% 26% 6%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Burbank and San Francisco, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Southwest 12 54 6 72
United 17 56 5 82

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
1pm 0.19
8pm 1.2
9am 0.7
8am 0.42
3pm 0.45
7pm 0.44
4pm 0.92
11am 0.49
10am 0.44
7am 1.22
5pm 0.82
6am 0.07
12pm 0.19
9pm 0.46
6pm 0.52
2pm 1.07

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Burbank to San Francisco that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 283
February 264
March 310
April 299
May 313
June 321
July 333
August 344
September 297
October 329
November 313
December 310

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Burbank to San Francisco that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 11.02
Tuesday 10.83
Wednesday 10.67
Thursday 10.81
Friday 10.81
Saturday 7.08
Sunday 10.25

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
United 1
Southwest 1

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
1pm 13 53 6 73
8pm 15 56 5 78
9am 18 56 6 85
8am 13 54 5 74
3pm 16 55 4 77
7pm 11 53 6 71
4pm 14 55 5 76
11am 14 55 5 76
10am 15 56 6 80
7am 16 55 7 85
5pm 14 55 5 76
6am 16 56 9 98
12pm 12 52 6 72
9pm 10 53 6 71
6pm 16 56 5 79
2pm 16 55 5 77
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.