The flight time from Tucson to San Francisco is 2 hours, 20 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves TUS Tucson, AZ 3 minutes early.
15 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 54 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SFO San Francisco, CA 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
73%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Tucson to San Francisco is 2 hours, 20 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 54 minutes.

The flight distance from Tucson to San Francisco is 751 Miles.

Reverse Journey

San Francisco to Tucson
2 hours, 7 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

United
2h 20m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

23

Distance

751 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun01234

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

United
23

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Tucson from San Francisco by plane?

The distance from Tucson to San Francisco by plane is 751 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Tucson to San Francisco?

The flight time from Tucson to San Francisco is 2 hours, 20 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 54 minutes. These numbers are averages.

What airlines fly from Tucson to San Francisco?

United is the only airline with direct flights from Tucson to San Francisco.

Does Southwest fly from Tucson to San Francisco?

Southwest does not fly from Tucson (TUS) to San Francisco (SFO). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

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 Tucson 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 114 minutes
Taxiing In 6 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 Tucson to San Francisco, United is 73% reliable, which means that United flights are on time 73% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 73% 24% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Tucson 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)
United 15 114 6 140

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
5pm 0.25
9am 0.01
7am 0.65
3pm 0
11am 0.06
8am 0.22
10am 0.25
6am 0.69
12pm 0.23
1pm 0.3
2pm 0.12
5am 0.25
6pm 0.21

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Tucson 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 68
February 86
March 128
April 120
May 124
June 96
July 90
August 93
September 89
October 97
November 110
December 120

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Tucson 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 3.38
Tuesday 3.33
Wednesday 3.35
Thursday 3.35
Friday 3.35
Saturday 3.35
Sunday 3.38

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 0

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)
5pm 16 113 5 135
9am 14 119 6 140
7am 17 113 6 141
3pm 51 117 12 180
11am 13 124 5 143
8am 16 120 8 148
10am 17 116 5 141
6am 14 113 8 144
12pm 14 115 4 135
1pm 15 109 5 131
2pm 17 117 4 140
5am 15 115 6 143
6pm 15 117 5 140
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.