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.
19 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 47 minutes in the air
9 minutes taxiing in
Arrives EWR Newark, NJ 1 minute early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Time By Airline ?

5h 14m
5h 18m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Reverse Journey

6 hours, 11 minutes

Flights Per Week



2565 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


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 19 minutes
In the Air 287 minutes
Taxiing In 9 minutes
Arrives Newark 1 minute 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 67% reliable, which means that Virgin flights are on time 67% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 76% 23% 1%
Virgin 67% 32% 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
In the Air
Taxiing In
Virgin 14 289 8 314
United 20 286 10 318

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 0.48
6am 1.11
7am 1
8am 1.99
9am 1.73
10am 1.17
11am 1.32
12pm 0.84
1pm 0.93
2pm 1.52
3pm 0.67
4pm 0.75
5pm 0.36
8pm 0.72
9pm 1.49
10pm 0.64
11pm 1.2

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 473
February 399
March 491
April 540
May 585
June 535
July 594
August 624
September 574
October 624
November 557
December 548

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 18.9
Tuesday 17.9
Wednesday 18.7
Thursday 19.5
Friday 19.8
Saturday 13.8
Sunday 17.4

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 23

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 16 287 10 314
6am 22 289 9 321
7am 19 291 10 321
8am 18 290 9 319
9am 21 289 10 321
10am 20 288 11 326
11am 25 286 12 325
12pm 22 288 11 321
1pm 21 285 11 319
2pm 17 287 8 316
3pm 19 285 9 315
4pm 18 283 8 311
5pm 18 286 8 312
8pm 18 281 8 310
9pm 17 284 8 309
10pm 22 281 9 313
11pm 18 286 9 314
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.