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Flights to San Francisco in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 20% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$1,747Average for return flights in December 2021
Return from$1,018From Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Francisco
One-way from$733One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to San Francisco (SFO)

Cheap flights to San Francisco in December, January 2021

The best prices found for SFO flights for December, January
16 Dec. - 28 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 25m
SFO

San Francisco

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

19h 30m
$1,308

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 8/12/21

26 Jan. - 6 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

34h 27m
SFO

San Francisco

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

33h 42m
$1,321

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 6/12/21

9 Dec. - 12 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 45m
SFO

San Francisco

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

44h 45m
$1,339

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 6/12/21

San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco found for this year
16 Dec. - 28 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 25m
SFO

San Francisco

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

19h 30m
$1,308

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 8/12/21

9 Dec. - 12 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 45m
SFO

San Francisco

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

44h 45m
$1,339

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 6/12/21

22 Dec. - 30 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

24h 51m
SFO

San Francisco

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

26h 20m
$1,373

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 8/12/21

Last minute flights to San Francisco

Late deals on return flights to San Francisco, departing today and this week
16 Dec. - 28 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 25m
SFO

San Francisco

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

19h 30m
$1,308

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 8/12/21

16 Dec. - 30 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 25m
SFO

San Francisco

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

20h 00m
$1,398

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 6/12/21

16 Dec. - 8 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 25m
SFO

San Francisco

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

20h 50m
$1,400

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 6/12/21

Can I fly to San Francisco from Australia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to San Francisco

Most visitors from Australia need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter San Francisco.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

Can I fly back to Australia from San Francisco?

Returning to Australia from San Francisco

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

What is the cheapest month to fly to San Francisco?

The cheapest ticket to San Francisco found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,043

February

$1,007

March

$963

April

$1,026

May

$1,002

June

$1,004

July

$1,056

August

$1,008

September

$1,095

October

$1,002

November

$1,046

December

$1,465

Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to San Francisco. Flying to San Francisco in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to San Francisco?

Average San Francisco flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

SYD - SFO

Price

$963 - $2,376

SFO

Temperature

11 - 17 °C

SFO

Precipitation

0 - 112 mm

Peak season:

Not only do millions of travellers take cheap flights to San Francisco each year for holidays, it is also a popular world-class convention and conference destination. Summer months (June to August) are the peak season for tourism and business travellers, so be prepared for hotels near top sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury and the colourful Chinatowns to be booked up early. The city comes alive in the warmer months with many festivals, street fairs and special events taking place. San Francisco has a Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters, but summer weather can be changeable, with fog, wind and cooler temperatures, so always bring extra layers and a light jacket.

Off season:

Winter (December to February) is the off season with winter temps hovering about the 15C mark, chill winds and more fog. Come armed with layers and wet weather gear too as the city gets everything from light rain showers, to torrential downpours. Some positive reasons to visit in winter are the ballet and opera seasons, you’ll find the cheapest flights to San Francisco and hotel rates are lower.

When is the best time to book a flight to San Francisco?

The best time to book flights to San Francisco is from September to November, when the city gets a late burst of sun, known as an ‘Indian Summer’, and the fog rolls away. This is the sweet spot for visiting as there are less tourists, better weather and good deals on hotels. Spring can also be a good time to visit before the peak season price hikes. Whale watchers will want to book flight tickets, as this is a popular activity at certain times of the year; for Grey Whales this is winter / spring, and for other whales; summer / autumn.

Which day is cheapest to fly to San Francisco?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to San Francisco. Friday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to San Francisco?

Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to San Francisco. Flights in the afternoon are usually the most expensive.

How long is the flight to San Francisco?

Flights from Sydney to San Francisco – 13 hours 40 minutes.

Flights from Melbourne to San Francisco – 16 hours.

Flights from Brisbane to San Francisco – 16 hours 05 minutes.

Flights from Perth to San Francisco – 19 hours 25 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to San Francisco?

Qantas and United Airlines operate regular direct flights to San Francisco from Sydney, or you can take a connecting flight from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with airlines such as Air New Zealand (via Auckland), Hawaiian Air (via Honolulu) or American Airlines (via Los Angeles).

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

After your flight lands at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), there are several options for getting to the city. There is a direct rail link to the city from the airport BART station on the Departures level of the International Terminal. SamTrans buses run regularly into downtown San Francisco or anywhere else you need to go. Shared shuttles are available and don’t need to be booked before 11pm, and taxi zones are on outside the arrivals building. For accessing other terminals, the AirTrain is a free people-mover that connects all four terminals. San Francisco’s historic streetcars and cable cars are a great way to see the city as they access the most popular tourist destinations.

What is good to know if travelling to San Francisco?

  • Feeling brave? San Francisco’s darker side can be discovered on a two hour creepy walking tour to lesser known parts of the city.
  • If you’ve got a boat fetish or just like being near the water, then you’ll want to stay at this Nautical themed hotel in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • Free city walking tours immediately made us feel a little richer in the pocket. Find out about the free walking tours in the USA, including San Francisco.

What airport do you fly into for flights to San Francisco?

Booking a flight to San Francisco (SFO) is your only option if you intend on flying to San Francisco. It is only a 19.0 km journey from San Francisco to San Francisco’s city centre. SFO handles an average of 4 flights per day from Sydney. You should also have a few airline options to choose from. 19 airlines have flights to San Francisco from Sydney.