The flight time from San Francisco to Newark is 5 hours, 18 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SFO San Francisco, CA 1 minute early.
22 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 47 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives EWR Newark, NJ 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Virgin America

Reverse Journey

Newark to San Francisco
6 hours, 14 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Virgin America
5h 16m
5h 19m
5h 22m
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



2565 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 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 22 minutes
In the Air 287 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Newark 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 10 minutes. For example, from San Francisco to Newark, Virgin America is 70% reliable, which means that Virgin America flights are on time 70% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 81% 18% 1%
Virgin America 70% 28% 2%
Alaska 68% 32% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between San Francisco and Newark, 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 18 289 7 316
United 23 286 8 319
Alaska 18 295 7 322

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
0am 0.69
6am 0.96
7am 0.89
8am 1.17
9am 2.08
10am 1.05
11am 1
12pm 0.55
1pm 0.68
2pm 1.24
3pm 0.92
4pm 0.57
5pm 0.83
9pm 1.86
10pm 0.98
11pm 0.72

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco to Newark 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 389
February 375
March 453
April 505
May 544
June 535
July 525
August 549
September 496
October 523
November 523
December 517

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco to Newark 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 16.8
Tuesday 16.7
Wednesday 16.8
Thursday 17.1
Friday 17
Saturday 13.1
Sunday 16.6

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 89
Virgin America 21
Alaska 4

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
0am 17 285 9 313
6am 28 288 7 324
7am 19 291 8 322
8am 23 289 8 321
9am 22 291 8 324
10am 27 291 10 330
11am 27 285 11 325
12pm 24 291 9 327
1pm 24 288 9 321
2pm 20 289 7 319
3pm 19 286 7 314
4pm 21 284 6 314
5pm 18 283 6 308
9pm 18 285 6 310
10pm 26 275 7 311
11pm 19 288 8 317
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.