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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, 25% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price$1,172Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip from$1,227From Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Francisco
One-way from$14One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to San Francisco (SFO)

Cheap flights to San Francisco in September, October 2021

The best prices found for SFO flights for September, October
28 Oct - 4 Jan
$2,127pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
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1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
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1 STOP
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28 Oct - 4 Jan
$2,164pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
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2 STOPS
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SFO
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Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
28 Oct - 4 Jan
$2,315pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
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3 STOPS
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1 STOP
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San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco found for this year
7 Dec - 9 Dec
$1,228pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
7 Dec - 9 Dec
$1,269pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
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1 STOP
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2 STOPS
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7 Dec - 9 Dec
$1,317pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
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SFO
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3 STOPS
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Last minute flights to San Francisco

Late deals on return flights to San Francisco, departing today and this week
4 Oct - 3 Nov
$3,183pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
4 Oct - 3 Nov
$3,314pp
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2 STOPS
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3 STOPS
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COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Francisco

Can I fly to San Francisco from USA right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to San Francisco within the United States

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

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

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

Can I fly back to USA from San Francisco?

Returning to USA 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 USA.

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

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Cheapest prices for San Francisco flights by month

The cheapest ticket to San Francisco found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$1,017
February
$981
March
$938
April
$1,000
May
$977
June
$978
July
$1,029
August
$982
September
$1,067
October
$977
November
$1,019
December
$1,427
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to San Francisco is March. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to San Francisco Airport?

Average San Francisco flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
SYD - SFO
Price
$939 - $2,315
SFO
Temperature
15 - 25 °C
SFO
Precipitation
0 - 120 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.

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

For a flight to San Francisco, you will be flying into San Francisco. San Francisco (SFO) is just 19.0 km from the centre of the city.

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