Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Amsterdam (AMS)

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The best prices from San Francisco to Amsterdam Schiphol are usually found in February or January, booked 42 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to Amsterdam (AMS)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to AMS flight in 2021: compare San Francisco to Amsterdam flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Amsterdam.
SFO - AMS
Price
$654 - $1,027
AMS
Temperature
35.6 - 60.8 °F
AMS
Precipitation
1.2 - 3.9 inches

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 21% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

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

Round-trip from

$654

From San Francisco to Amsterdam Schiphol

One-way from

$315

One-way flight from San Francisco to Amsterdam Schiphol

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Amsterdam (SFO - AMS)?

When flying from San Francisco to Amsterdam, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 30% versus a flight at noon.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 41 days in advance, which can save you up to 24% on flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 41 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $863. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $999.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Amsterdam?

Travelers have found that booking a Sunday departure is the best way to save up to 14% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Amsterdam?

Flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam lean towards being more expensive in July. Prices are generally better when you fly from San Francisco to Amsterdam in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $543.

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

The best prices found for SFO to AMS flights for October, November
8 Nov - 4 Dec
$490pp
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
29 Nov - 9 Dec
$507pp
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
8 Nov - 4 Dec
$527pp
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Amsterdam 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Amsterdam from San Francisco found for this year
8 Nov - 4 Dec
$490pp
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
29 Nov - 9 Dec
$507pp
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
10 Dec - 24 Jan
$512pp
SFO
San Francisco
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Amsterdam from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Amsterdam direct flight deals
23 Mar - 30 Mar
$537pp
SFO
San Francisco
KLM
Non-Stop
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
KLM
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
10 Dec - 24 Jan
$542pp
SFO
San Francisco
KLM
Non-Stop
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
KLM
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
21 Apr - 9 May
$547pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam

Late deals on round-trip flights to Amsterdam from San Francisco, departing today and this week
1 Nov - 8 Nov
$581pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
4 Nov - 11 Nov
$610pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
1 Nov - 10 Nov
$612pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Schiphol from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam
4:30 pm - 7:05 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
17h 35m
SFO - AMS
Multiple Airlines
$315
Combigo
2:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
18h 30m
SFO - AMS
Multiple Airlines
$363
Combigo
1:15 pm - 5:35 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
31h 20m
SFO - AMS
Turkish Airlines
$421
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Amsterdam

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

You will need to book a flight from San Francisco to Amsterdam Schiphol if you want to fly from San Francisco to Amsterdam. At least 19 different airlines have flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Schiphol (AMS) on a regular basis. There is 1 flight to Amsterdam from the San Francisco airport per day. If you manage to book one that is nonstop, then you can expect the flight time from SFO to AMS to be around 10h 15m.

Which airlines flying from San Francisco to Amsterdam Schiphol have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

KLM, Lufthansa, and United Airlines 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.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on SAS for just $404, but on average you can expect to pay $502.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam for under $600 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam under $600. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Amsterdam is less than $713.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Amsterdam for under $600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam within the next 7 days for less than $600.

What days are nonstop flights available from San Francisco to Amsterdam?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Friday.

How popular is this San Francisco to Amsterdam flight route?

Within the past month, 143 users have taken a look at flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam Schiphol.

How many flights depart from San Francisco to Amsterdam on average per day?

Travelers can expect 4 flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam on average per day.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Amsterdam?

Departing from San Francisco to Amsterdam will take you 13h 10m. There are 5489 mi between San Francisco and Amsterdam. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from San Francisco to Amsterdam round-trip?

According to our current data, SAS ($404), TAP AIR PORTUGAL ($463), and Virgin Atlantic ($510) offers the cheapest pricing from San Francisco to Amsterdam. Users have found that SAS is 50% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

Consider KLM (88%), Air France (88%) or Delta (88%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from San Francisco to Amsterdam.

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

Before booking your flight from San Francisco to Amsterdam check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, American Airlines or Air Canada.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam?

On average you can expect to pay $1,823 for a flight from San Francisco to Amsterdam. The cheapest flight overall is $243 while the most popular route, (San Francisco - Amsterdam Schiphol) is currently priced at $463.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Amsterdam Schiphol

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 48 for rt-pcr (naat) and 24 antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Amsterdam Schiphol.

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

Documents
Health Declaration Form - All travelers aged 13 years and older are required to fill out a health declaration before departure to the Netherlands.

Quarantine Form - Travelers from Philippines, Afghanistan, Anguilla, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eswatini, Fiji, French Polynesia, Georgia, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Kosovo, Lesotho, Malaysia, Martinique, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nepal, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Thailand, U.S. Virgin Islands, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela are required to fill out a quarantine declaration form before departure to the Netherlands.

COVID-19 Access Pass - Travelers are required to present a COVID-19 access pass to enter restaurants, bars, concerts, cinemas, etc. Travelers may download the CoronaCheck app and use it as a COVID-19 access pass after uploading documents on it such as a negative COVID-19 test result, proof of vaccination, or proof of recovery. This requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 13.


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

Returning to San Francisco from Amsterdam Schiphol

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

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

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Alternative routes for San Francisco to Amsterdam

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

Destination information for Amsterdam

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Amsterdam.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = €0.86
Flight duration from SFO to AMS
10h 40m
Average temperature for October in Amsterdam
57.2 °F

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Amsterdam

Top 10 airlines flying from San Francisco to Amsterdam Schiphol

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Amsterdam 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
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
$294 $680 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$307 $809 No cancel fee 71%
Finnair
$425 $593 No cancel fee 76%
Air Canada
$450 $931 No cancel fee 67%
British Airways
$480 $779 No cancel fee 70%
Icelandair
$494 $834 No cancel fee 76%
SAS
$495 $780 No cancel fee 77%
KLM
$519 $1,116 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$541 $1,266 No cancel fee 69%
Aer Lingus
$558 $828 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Amsterdam

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco towards Amsterdam.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 100% of SFO to AMS departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 0% of SFO to AMS departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 0% of SFO to AMS departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of SFO to AMS departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco to Amsterdam
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Francisco to Amsterdam.
Sunday
0 flights
Monday
4 daily flights
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
0 flights
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
4 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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