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 late.
18 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 49 minutes in the air
9 minutes taxiing in
Arrives EWR Newark, NJ 2 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
77%
Virgin
77%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Time By Airline ?

Virgin
5h 14m
United
5h 19m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h4h5h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Reverse Journey

6 hours, 5 minutes

Flights Per Week

122

Distance

2565 Miles

Flights By Month ?

JFMAMJJASOND0200400600

Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun051015

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

United
103
Virgin
19

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 late
Taxi Out Time 18 minutes
In the Air 289 minutes
Taxiing In 9 minutes
Arrives Newark 2 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 is 77% reliable, which means that Virgin flights are on time 77% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Virgin 77% 22% 1%
United 77% 22% 1%

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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Virgin 13 293 8 314
United 19 288 10 319

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 0.32
6am 1.06
7am 1.22
8am 2.05
9am 1.18
10am 1.03
11am 1.16
12pm 0.85
1pm 1.2
2pm 1.46
3pm 0.78
4pm 0.71
5pm 0.33
8pm 0.58
9pm 1.63
10pm 0.67
11pm 1.11

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 371
February 374
March 470
April 508
May 555
June 588
July 594
August 624
September 574
October 624
November 557
December 491

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 18.5
Tuesday 18
Wednesday 18.5
Thursday 18.5
Friday 18.3
Saturday 13.4
Sunday 16.5

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 103
Virgin 19

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)
0am 15 286 10 311
6am 20 291 9 320
7am 18 292 10 321
8am 17 293 9 320
9am 21 288 10 320
10am 18 289 12 325
11am 23 289 12 327
12pm 20 290 11 323
1pm 19 287 11 320
2pm 16 290 8 317
3pm 18 287 9 315
4pm 17 286 9 313
5pm 18 286 8 314
8pm 18 284 8 311
9pm 16 287 8 312
10pm 20 285 9 314
11pm 16 288 9 314
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.