Flying to Super Bowl 50: Finding cheap fares

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DENVER -- If you’re planning to fly to the San Francisco Bay Area for Super Bowl 50, there are a few things to know before buying a ticket.

A flight will cost $300 to $500, if you're booking early.


There are three airports near Levi’s Stadium and the surrounding fan events.

San Francisco International Airport is 31 miles to Levi's Stadium and 14 miles to San Francisco.

San Jose International Airport is six miles to Levi's Stadium and 46 miles to San Francisco.

Oakland International Airport is 34 miles to Levi's Stadium and 21 miles to San Francisco.

(Map: Thinkstock / FOX31 Denver)
(Map: Thinkstock / FOX31 Denver)

Advice to save on airfare

The website FareCompare has offers a lot of tips, including:

  • Book flights early for cheapest tickets
  • Look at alternative airports (not the closest)
  • Be flexible with days (Friday and Monday flights often cost the most)

Last year, the Seattle Times brought up “hidden cities.” While airlines rules say you can’t do it, some travelers choose a cheaper flight to another city with a layover at the destination they really want. Flyers just get off at the layover and never complete the trip.

Consumer Reports offers some advice as well, including:

  • Look at low-cost carriers
  • Look for other savings, like flight and hotel packages

On Monday, JetBlue announced it was adding flights between Denver and San Francisco on Feb. 5 and Feb. 8.

The flights on Feb. 5 will be at 10:30 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. with the return flights at 9:45 a.m. and 5:20 p.m.

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