The flight time from San Francisco to Austin is 3 hours, 25 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SFO San Francisco, CA 3 minutes early.
18 minutes taxiing out
3 hours in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives AUS Austin, TX 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Virgin America

Reverse Journey

Austin to San Francisco
3 hours, 47 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Virgin America
3h 22m
3h 23m
3h 25m
3h 25m
3h 37m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



1504 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Virgin America

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 San Francisco 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 18 minutes
In the Air 180 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives Austin 6 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 10 minutes. For example, from San Francisco to Austin, Virgin America is 81% reliable, which means that Virgin America flights are on time 81% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Southwest 96% 4% 0%
SkyWest 88% 11% 1%
United 85% 15% 0%
Virgin America 81% 18% 1%
Alaska 71% 29% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between San Francisco and Austin, 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
In the Air
Taxiing In
Virgin America 15 180 5 202
Alaska 19 177 6 203
Southwest 17 179 4 205
United 19 179 5 205
SkyWest 24 188 5 217

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
5am 0.11
7am 0.14
8am 0.5
9am 0.28
10am 0.53
11am 1.23
1pm 0.12
2pm 0.2
3pm 0.14
4pm 0.52
5pm 0.88
6pm 0.46
7pm 0.32
11pm 0.58

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco to Austin 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 150
February 135
March 172
April 212
May 226
June 205
July 207
August 210
September 173
October 179
November 168
December 177

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco to Austin 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 6.4
Tuesday 6.2
Wednesday 6.3
Thursday 6.5
Friday 6.3
Saturday 4.7
Sunday 6.1

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 23
Virgin America 11
SkyWest 5
Alaska 2
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
In the Air
Taxi In
5am 17 180 4 206
7am 20 187 5 216
8am 22 183 5 211
9am 23 182 5 212
10am 16 183 5 204
11am 23 178 5 207
1pm 20 180 5 206
2pm 23 186 5 217
3pm 18 181 5 203
4pm 18 180 5 206
5pm 15 179 5 200
6pm 16 180 5 204
7pm 16 177 5 200
11pm 18 176 6 201
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.