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Private Flights to/from San Francisco, CA

Charter a private flight to the bay-side city of San Francisco using our private air charter service. The San Francisco Bay Area, once the focus of Spanish Missions and gold expeditions, is commonly known for its liberal lifestyle and the high-tech industry of Silicon Valley.

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We know it as one of the most popular destinations on the west coast for private charter flights. Whether flying private to the Bay Area for business, to tour the vineyards of Napa Valley, or to explore the landmarks around the city and relaxing at one of the beautiful resorts along the Pacific coastline, we can help arrange the right aircraft and flight itinerary that best suit your needs.

Cost to Charter a Private Jet in San Francisco, CA

The cost to charter a private flight to/from San Francisco, CA starts at around $2,000 an hour* in a turboprop, $5,000 an hour* in a light jet, $7,000 an hour* in a midsize jet, and $10,000 an hour* or more for a long range jet or VIP airliner.

Hourly Charter Rates in San Francisco, CA*
$1,000 – $2,000/hour
$1,500 – $2,800/hour
Very Light Jets (VLJ)
$2,500 – $3,200/hour
Light Jets
$3,500 – $4,800/hour
Super Light Jets
$4,250 – $5,250/hour
Midsize Jets
$4,800 – $6,000/hour
Super Midsize Jets
$6,000 – $7,500/hour
Heavy Jets
$8,500 – $10,500/hr
Long Range Jets
$12,000 – $15,000/hr
VIP Airliners
$18,000 – $30,000/hr

* Hourly charter rates in San Francisco, CA will vary depending on aircraft make, model and year, as well as amenities, routing, fuel prices, and scheduling/availability.

Private Airports in San Francisco & the Bay Area

The heart of the nation’s technology sector, the SF Bay Area is home to a variety of the world’s top tech companies, most notably around the South Bay in the region known as “Silicon Valley“.

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The Bay Area is also one of the most popular tourist destinations along the Pacific coast. In fact, the SF Bay tourism industry is stronger than its ever been, according to a report from Visit California, who recorded more than $33 billion spent by visitors in 2015, making it the largest regional contributor to California’s tourism revenue, with the state’s annual total coming in at $122 billion.

Between all of executive and luxury travel in and around San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, as well Napa, Sonoma, and Silicon Valley, there are a variety of private airports in SF available for your flight, including private terminals in the Bay Areas’s major commercial and private aviation airports. After arriving via private jet, quick helicopter transfers can be arranged for the fastest, most convenient travel across the Bay Area.

Need a short charter flight from one end of the bay to the other? We can arrange executive charters and leisure flights on turboprops and pistons that can arrive/depart using airfields in Palo Alto, Petaluma, and more. There also more than a dozen general and private airports available, allowing you to arrive/depart closer to your office, meeting, resort, or special event.

So which one is best suited for your flight? Let’s take a look at all of your options, starting with the international airports:

(KSFO, SFO) San Francisco International Airport – San Francisco, CA

  • Runway: 11,870 feet
  • FBO: Signature Flight Support SFO
  • Hours: 24hrs
  • Customs: Yes; (650) 624-7200

(KOAK, OAK) Oakland International Airport – Oakland, CA

  • Runway: 10,520 feet
  • FBO: KaiserAir | Signature Flight Support OAK
  • Hours: 24hrs
  • Customs: 12:00 – 14:00 & 17:00 – 01:00 LT; +1 650 624 7221

(KSJC, SJC) San Jose International Airport – San Jose, CA

  • Alias: Norman Y. Mineta International
  • Runway: 11,000 feet
  • FBO: Atlantic Aviation | Signature Flight Support SJC
  • Hours: 24hrs
  • Customs: Yes
Additional Airports

SF Bay Area Towered Airports for Private Flights

The following airports serve enough aircraft traffic to have an air traffic control tower on-site, and are assigned Class D airspace. Private jets can utilize any airport equipped with a runway measuring 5,000 feet or longer; for airports with shorter runways, clients can charter a piston or turboprop aircraft for their flight.

(KPAO, PAO) Palo Alto Airport – Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, CA

(KCCR, CCR) Concord/Buchanan Field Airport – Concord, Contra Costa County, CA

(KHWD, HWD) Hayward Executive Airport – Hayward, Alameda County, CA

(KLVK, LVK) Livermore Municipal Airport – Livermore, Alameda County, CA

(KAPC, APC) Napa County Airport – Napa, Napa County, CA

(KRHV, RHV) Reid-Hillview Airport – San Jose, Santa Clara County, CA

(KSQL, SQL) San Carlos Airport – San Carlos, San Mateo County, CA

(KSTS, STS) Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport – Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, CA

(KSCK, SCK) Stockton Metropolitan Airport – Stockton, San Joaquin County, CA

Non-Towered General Aviation Airfields in the SF Bay Area

The following airports do not have control towers but are listed as public-use, and are listed as Class E airspace for those with an FAA-published instrument approach procedure, or Class G airspace otherwise. Pilots must announce runway and airspace usage via radio.

(KDVO, DVO) Gnoss Field – Novato, Marin County, CA
Rwy: 3,300′

(KHAF, HAF) Half Moon Bay Airport – Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County, CA
Rwy: 5,000′ | FBO: 1 available

(KHES, HES) Healdsburg Municipal – Healdsburg, Sonoma County, CA
Rwy: 2,652′

(KCVH, CVH) Hollister Municipal – Hollister, San Benito County, CA
Rwy: 6,350′

(KVCB, VCB) Nut Tree Airport – Vacaville, Solano County, CA
Rwy: 4,700′

(KWVI, WVI) Watsonville Municipal – Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, CA
Rwy: 4,501′

(2O3) Angwin-Parrett Field – Angwin, Napa County, CA
Rwy: 3,217′

(C83) Byron Airport – Byron, Contra Costa County, CA
Rwy: 4,500′
FBO: 1 available

(O60) Cloverdale Municipal – Cloverdale, Sonoma County, CA
Rwy: 2,909′

(O69) Petaluma Municipal – Petaluma, Sonoma County, CA
Rwy: 3,602′

(O88) Rio Vista Municipal – Rio Vista, Solano County, CA
Rwy: 4,200′

(0Q9) Sonoma Skypark – Sonoma, Sonoma County, CA
Rwy: 2,480′

(0Q3) Sonoma Valley Airport – Sonoma, Sonoma County, CA
Rwy: 2,700′

(E16) San Martin Airport – San Martin, Santa Clara County, CA
Rwy: 3,100′

San Francisco Aircraft Rentals

Charter a private flight to San Francisco and gain access to aircraft rentals located around the world for your flight. Our global network of approved operators provide more than 10,000 planes you to choose from, and every aircraft is operated by FAR Part 135 or 121 (or foreign equivalent) air carriers and operators.

Charter a Phenom 100, Phenom 300, or Pilatus PC-12 for short flights within the Bay Area and along the West Coast; rent a Citation X, Gulfstream G280, or Legacy 500 for party flights to Las Vegas or business trips to Houston, Chicago, or Dallas; choose a Challenger 604, Falcon 2000/EX/LX/LXS, G4, G5, or any Global series long-range jet for intercontinental and transoceanic charters.

We also have access to regional and VIP airliners in a variety of configurations for executive and business groups, sports teams, special events, and more. Make sure to visit our aircraft gallery to see all of the private planes available for your trip. No matter what the reason you’re flying, our Jet Charter San Francisco team will provide a variety of private jet options based on the goals of your trip, with free quotes with the most competitive hourly rates.

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Visit the SF Bay Area

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Fly private to San Francisco, the city known as the gateway between the East and the West, and home to one of the largest metropolitan areas along the west coast of the United States.

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San Francisco is a major city along the West Coast, and it’s the crown jewel of the Bay Area. The city is renowned for its liberal community, steep hills, cable cars, Victorian architecture, scenic landscapes, summer fog, and incredible ethnic & cultural diversity. There are 11 official governmental districts in San Francisco, and each district features unique, distinct culture offerings.

Despite being huge in terms of things to do, the city itself is quite compact, situated at the tip of a peninsula between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific coast on a 7 square mile area – the city itself is only home to just over 800,000 residents, while the SF metropolitan area is home to over 7 million people.

Attractions & Activities

Hire a private plane for a charter flight to San Francisco, one of the most culturally diverse and liberal cities in the United States.

The iconic Golden Gate Bridge is an art-deco designed suspension bridge connecting San Francisco County to the North Bay area of California.

The bridge opened in 1937, and spans the Golden Gate Strait, a mile wide channel between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

If you have the chance, drive the Golden Gate Bridge over to Sausalito early in the morning, when the bridge is often cloaked entirely in fog, making the next suspended cable ahead barely visible.

Cable cars provide easy access around the city, and panoramic views reward those who take the climb up Coit Tower. The area surrounding Fisherman’s Wharf is home to some of the best marine cuisine on the Pacific Coast, and the area surrounding Pier 39 is covered in shops, bars, cafes, and even sea lions.

No matter what you decide to do after your private flight, our team is here to make sure you get there and comfortable and conveniently as possible.

From gourmet in-flight catering and luxury ground transportation, to any other requests or amenities you’d prefer – discuss your goals for your upcoming flight with one of our air charter brokers, and they’ll review all of the potential options for your trip.

Golden Gate Bridge

Fisherman’s Wharf

Alcatraz Island
(415) 561-4900

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon St
(415) 563-6504

Lombard Street
Lombard St

Lands End
680 Point Lobos Ave
(415) 426-5240

Golden Gate Park
(415) 831-2700

California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr
(415) 379-8000

Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave
(415) 864-6000

Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay is a seaside community on the peninsula of the Bay Area. When flying private to the Bay Area, one of the airport options available close by will be (HAF) Half Moon Bay Airport, located along the Pacific Coast about 20 miles south of SF.

Visitors to Half Moon Bay can choose from luxury hotels such as The Ritz-Carlton, Seal Cove and Oceano lining the beaches, perfect for unwinding along the coast. Golf is in full swing at Half Moon Bay Golf Links, and you can witness the migration of grey whales on a whale watching charter. If you’re here for the sights and sounds of the city, Half Moon Bay is only an hour drive from almost anywhere in the Bay Area.

Luxury Hotels

A private charter flight to San Francisco leaves you surrounded by a wealth of luxury resorts and five-star hotels that compliment your flight.

The majestic sea-side resort of the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay overlooks a pair of championship golf courses along the beautiful Pacific coastline. Panoramic views of the city and the Bay Bridge can be had from the W. The Omni is a five-star hotel is located near the Golden Gate Bridge and set in a historic bank building.

Occupying the top floors of a 48-story building, the Loews Regency is a luxury hotel centrally located in the financial district. Cross over the Golden Gate Bridge and stay on a former military base at the upscale Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito.

Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
1 Miramontes Point Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 712-7000

W San Francisco
181 3rd St
(415) 777-5300

The Omni
500 California St
(415) 677-9494

Loews Regency
222 Sansome St
(415) 276-9888

Four Seasons
757 Market St
(415) 633-3000

The St. Regis
125 3rd St
(415) 284-4000

Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point St D100
(415) 268-9900

Taj Campton Place
340 Stockton St
(415) 781-5555

The Ritz-Carlton
600 Stockton St
(415) 296-7465

The Inn Above Tide
30 El Portal, Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 332-9535

Cavallo Point Lodge
601 Murray Cir, Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 339-4700

Seal Cove Inn
221 Cypress Ave, Moss Beach, CA 94038
(650) 728-4114


The waterfront city of Sausalito is on the opposite end of the Golden Gate Bridge from SF. One of the more popular tourist activities while in town is to rent a bike and ride over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito.

If you arrive in time for lunch, make sure to head down Caledonia Street where all the best restaurants, cafes and shops are found. In fact, the town of Sausalito has more fine restaurants than one would expect from a town of its size. If you’re hungry for it, chances are there’s a Sausalitonian restaurant serving it up.

After you’ve filled up, head out to the Muir Woods National Monument, the world’s most-visited redwood park in the world featuring hiking trails around redwood tress up to 1,200 years old.

San Francisco Air Charter Advisors

Our company offers the highest standards in executive and leisure travel, and our team offers on-demand private jet charter service to/from San Francisco, CA. Working with our San Francisco Air Charter Advisors gives you instant access to thousands of private planes based in the Bay Area and around the world, and all of the aircraft we use for flights to the Bay Area are operated by FAR Part 135 or 121 (or foreign equivalent) air carriers.

Enjoy the comfort, convenience and peace of mind you get from working with an air charter broker you can trust, and we’ll become your solution for luxury air travel, aircraft acquisition and private jet management in San Francisco.

Call us at (888) 987-5387 for your upcoming flight. Our team is standing by to book your private jet, create its flight itinerary, arrange in-flight catering, luxury ground transportation, helicopter lifts and any other requests you may have – consider our San Francisco Jet Charter team your one-stop shop for all things private aviation in the Bay Area.