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How to find the cheapest flight from
Sydney (SYD) to San Francisco (SFO)

All the information you need to plan the best SYD to SFO flight in 2021: compare Sydney to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.
SYD - SFO
Price
$630 - $1,239
SFO
Temperature
11 - 17 °C
SFO
Precipitation
0 - 112 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 36% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 20% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$843

From Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Francisco

One-way from

$755

One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Francisco

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Sydney to San Francisco?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, March can be a great choice for travel to San Francisco. Flights to San Francisco from Sydney in March are about $1,060 on average during March, but can be found for as low as $735.

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Sydney to San Francisco?

Flying to your destination on a Thursday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to San Francisco. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Sydney to San Francisco (SYD - SFO)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Sydney to San Francisco is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the morning could potentially save you up to 18% on airfare.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Sydney to San Francisco?

To save up to 5% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Sydney to San Francisco from $1,095 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,100 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

Cheap flights from Sydney to San Francisco in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SYD to SFO flights in October, November
28 Oct - 4 Nov
$1,279pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
United Airlines
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
24 Oct - 31 Oct
$1,281pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
United Airlines
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
24 Oct - 1 Nov
$1,283pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Sydney found for this year
14 Dec - 11 Feb
$1,244pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
25 Dec - 6 Jan
$1,245pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
16 Dec - 13 Jan
$1,248pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Direct flights to San Francisco from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to San Francisco direct flight deals
4 Apr - 24 Apr
$2,134pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
6 Apr - 23 Apr
$2,154pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1 Mar - 31 Mar
$2,323pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Lufthansa
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last-minute flights from Sydney to San Francisco

Late deals on return flights to San Francisco from Sydney, departing today and this week
2 Nov - 6 Nov
$1,279pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
United Airlines
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
30 Oct - 7 Nov
$1,281pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
31 Oct - 1 Nov
$1,289pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to San Francisco from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to San Francisco
16:40 - 17:15
Hawaiian Airlines
2 stops
19h 35m
SYD - SFO
Hawaiian Airlines
$755
Hawaiian Airlines
09:00 - 06:45
Fiji Airways
1 stop
16h 45m
SYD - SFO
Fiji Airways
11:45 - 18:10
Cathay Pacific
1 stop
24h 25m
SYD - SFO
Cathay Pacific
$1,054
Cathay Pacific

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Sydney</span> to <span class="emphasized">San Francisco</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Sydney to San Francisco

What airports do I use to fly from Sydney to San Francisco?

If you wish to fly to San Francisco from Sydney, then you need to book flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Francisco. There are 4 flights from Kingsford Smith (SYD) to San Francisco (SFO) per day to choose from. Flights to San Francisco from Kingsford Smith are available from 19 different airlines, which means you should have some options if you want to compare airfare deals. 13h 20m is how long a nonstop flight from Sydney to San Francisco typically takes.

Which airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Francisco have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

United Airlines, Qantas Airways, and Air New Zealand are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Francisco to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Philippine Airlines to help keep travellers safe while flying. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitising their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially-distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travellers safer while flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Francisco. Policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Sydney to San Francisco for under $1,300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to San Francisco for under $1,300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Fiji Airways for just $1,230, but on average you can expect to pay $1,261.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to San Francisco for under $2,200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Sydney to San Francisco under $2,200. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to San Francisco is less than $2,443.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to San Francisco for under $1,300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Sydney to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than $1,300.

How popular is this Sydney to San Francisco flight route?

This flight path from Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Francisco was viewed by 5,128 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Sydney to San Francisco return?

Our cheapest airline available from Sydney to San Francisco is Fiji Airways. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $1,230 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Japan Airlines, starting at $1,307.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Sydney to San Francisco one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Hawaiian Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $755. Users have also found prices from $813 and $1,027 on Fiji Airways and Cathay Pacific, respectively.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Sydney to San Francisco?

The most popular airlines flying from Sydney to San Francisco are American Airlines, Air Canada and Alaska Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from Sydney to San Francisco?

Consider Avianca (95%), Air New Zealand (95%) or Lufthansa (95%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Sydney to San Francisco.

What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to San Francisco?

On average you can expect to pay $2,296 for a flight from Sydney to San Francisco. The cheapest flight overall is $492 while the most popular route, (Sydney Kingsford Smith - San Francisco) is currently priced at $1,230.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Francisco, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to San Francisco from Sydney?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Francisco

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

Do I need a test to fly back to Sydney from San Francisco?

Returning to Sydney Kingsford Smith 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 Sydney Kingsford Smith.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Sydney Kingsford Smith.

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Alternative routes for Sydney to San Francisco

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Sydney to San Francisco.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.75
Average temperature for October in San Francisco
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in San Francisco
30.0 mm

Airports servicing Sydney

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 10 airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Sydney to San Francisco choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
$697 $1,044 No cancel fee 78%
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Fiji Airways
$735 $971 No cancel fee 74%
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Philippine Airlines
$765 $913 No cancel fee 60%
Search Philippine Airlines flights
Hawaiian Airlines
$806 $1,269 No cancel fee 85%
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Air Canada
$807 $1,110 No cancel fee 67%
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China Southern
$817 $1,109 No cancel fee 69%
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United Airlines
$848 $1,214 No cancel fee 69%
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Virgin Australia
$848 $1,241 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$883 $1,401 No cancel fee 74%
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Lufthansa
$883 $1,349 No cancel fee 76%
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Hourly flight availability from Sydney to San Francisco

See what time of day planes typically take off from Sydney towards San Francisco.
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Weekly flight availability
from Sydney to San Francisco
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Sydney to San Francisco.
Sunday
4 daily flights
Monday
4 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
4 daily flights
Thursday
4 daily flights
Friday
4 daily flights
Saturday
4 daily flights
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