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

SFO — AMS
Feb 4 — Feb 111

The best prices from San Francisco to Amsterdam Schiphol are usually found in February or March, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Sunday or Tuesday and return on a Thursday

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 2023: compare San Francisco to Amsterdam flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Amsterdam.

SFO - AMS

Price

$549 - $1,334

AMS

Temperature

35.6 - 60.8 °F

AMS

Rainfall

1.2 - 3.9 inches

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 35% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 37% potential price drop
Round-trip from$549From San Francisco to Amsterdam Schiphol
One-way from$307One-way flight from San Francisco to Amsterdam Schiphol

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

Travelers have found that booking a Saturday departure is the best way to save up to 9% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

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 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 45% on flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 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 $1,109. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,392.

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 $433.

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 38% versus a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam in January, February 2023

The best prices found for SFO to AMS flights for January, February
Feb 27 - Mar 6
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

15h 20m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 55m
$517

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

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Deal found 1/28

Feb 27 - Mar 15
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

15h 20m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

30h 10m
$520

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/27

Jan 30 - Feb 4
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

14h 15m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 05m
$536

Scandinavian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/28

San Francisco to Amsterdam 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Amsterdam from San Francisco found for this year
Feb 27 - Mar 6
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

15h 20m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 55m
$517

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

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Deal found 1/28

Feb 27 - Mar 15
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

15h 20m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

30h 10m
$520

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

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Deal found 1/27

Jan 30 - Feb 4
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

14h 15m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 05m
$536

Scandinavian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/28

Cheap TAP AIR PORTUGAL flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam

Feb 27 - Mar 6
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

15h 20m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 55m
$517

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

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Deal found 1/28

Feb 27 - Mar 15
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

15h 20m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

30h 10m
$520

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

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Deal found 1/27

Feb 27 - Mar 15
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

15h 20m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

30h 10m
$552

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/27

  • One of the most popular airlines traveling from San Francisco to Amsterdam is TAP AIR PORTUGAL. Flights from TAP AIR PORTUGAL traveling this route typically cost $1,107.57 RT. This price is typically 47% more expensive than other airlines that offer San Francisco to Amsterdam flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was $599. The most popular departure airport in San Francisco when flying to Amsterdam is San Francisco Airport. The most popular airport to fly into when visiting Amsterdam is Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. When flying from San Francisco to Amsterdam, TAP AIR PORTUGAL flights are 7% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Cheap Scandinavian Airlines flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam

Feb 21 - Feb 27
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

14h 15m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 05m
$536

Scandinavian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/28

Apr 19 - May 3
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

14h 10m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 10m
$541

Scandinavian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/29

Feb 26 - Mar 28
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

14h 15m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 10m
$608

Scandinavian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/28

  • If you’re traveling from San Francisco to Amsterdam, one of the more common airlines traveling that route is Scandinavian Airlines. Flights from Scandinavian Airlines traveling this route typically cost $1,005.95 RT. This price is typically 53% more expensive than other airlines that offer San Francisco to Amsterdam flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was $580. When traveling from San Francisco to Amsterdam on Scandinavian Airlines, the most popular airport to depart from is San Francisco Airport and the most popular airport to arrive at is Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. When flying from San Francisco to Amsterdam, Scandinavian Airlines flights are 0% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Non-stop flights to Amsterdam from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Amsterdam direct flight deals
Mar 2 - Mar 9
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

Nonstop

10h 10m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

11h 00m
$623

Delta

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Deal found 1/29

Mar 2 - Mar 11
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

Nonstop

10h 10m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

11h 00m
$673

Delta

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Deal found 1/29

Mar 3 - Mar 12
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

Nonstop

10h 10m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

11h 00m
$723

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/29

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam

Late deals on return flights to Amsterdam from San Francisco, departing today and this week
Feb 6 - Feb 27
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

14h 15m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 05m
$536

Scandinavian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/29

Feb 6 - Feb 13
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

31h 15m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

31h 10m
$649

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/29

Feb 4 - Feb 11
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

13h 30m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

15h 05m
$658

Aer Lingus

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/27

One-way flights to Amsterdam from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam
Feb 27
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

2 stops

20h 25m
$258

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/28

Feb 27
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

2 stops

19h 00m
$262

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/29

Feb 27
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

15h 20m
$273

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/29

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Amsterdam

Delta
7.9
Good
2,024 reviews

Crew

8.5

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.2

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.0

Overall

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Boarding and sear assignments need smoother process. Sadly when Delta is short staffed everything becomes more uncomfortable

Delta
7.9
Good
2,024 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
2,024 reviews

Crew

8.5

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.2

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.0

Overall

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Boarding and sear assignments need smoother process. Sadly when Delta is short staffed everything becomes more uncomfortable

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,157 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
2,024 reviews

Crew

8.5

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.2

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.0

Overall

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Boarding and sear assignments need smoother process. Sadly when Delta is short staffed everything becomes more uncomfortable

KLM
7.5
Good
115 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
2,024 reviews

Crew

8.5

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.2

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.0

Overall

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Boarding and sear assignments need smoother process. Sadly when Delta is short staffed everything becomes more uncomfortable

American Airlines
7.4
Good
1,667 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
2,024 reviews

Crew

8.5

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.2

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.0

Overall

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Boarding and sear assignments need smoother process. Sadly when Delta is short staffed everything becomes more uncomfortable

Turkish Airlines
7.3
Good
1,136 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
2,024 reviews

Crew

8.5

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.2

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.0

Overall

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Boarding and sear assignments need smoother process. Sadly when Delta is short staffed everything becomes more uncomfortable

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about San Francisco to Amsterdam flights.

What airports serve Amsterdam from San Francisco?

Flying from San Francisco to Amsterdam, Netherlands, requires you to board a plane from SFO or San Francisco International Airport, the second-largest airfield in California and the busiest in the San Francisco Bay Area. By passenger count, it is the seventh busiest airport in the US and 24th busiest in the world. To avoid road traffic from downtown San Francisco, board the AirTrain Red Line train at the BART station. This should take you 30min to get to SFO. You’ll alight at AMS or Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, commonly referred to as Schiphol Airport. Located in Haarlemmermeer, southwest of Amsterdam, AMS is the biggest airport in the Netherlands and one of the world's busiest. Its passenger terminal has three sections where you’ll find restaurants, baby care rooms, massage services, ATMs, and currency exchange services. Moving from Amsterdam Airport to the city center takes around 25min by Bus 397 or a taxi.

Which airlines fly directly from San Francisco to Amsterdam?

Nonstop flights that follow the route SFO – AMS are mostly provided by Delta and KLM airlines. Other airlines operating with one to three stops include Finnair, SWISS, Lufthansa, Air Europa, Air Canada, TAP Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, SAS, Aer Lingus, and Icelandair. Some flights served by Delta will have layovers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), or John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). When flying with Air Europa or Lufthansa, you might need to do a self-transfer during layovers.

What are the layover options between San Francisco and Amsterdam?

A few flights to Amsterdam from San Francisco stop at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD). The route SFO – FRA – MAD – AMS will take 34h 40min and you will pay less than most flights with a single connecting point. Stopping once at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) will save you time. The whole journey from SFO - SEA - AMS takes 12h 25min, but the airfare is slightly higher. On the other hand, making a layover at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) doesn’t change the price but takes 14h 45min to arrive in Amsterdam, hence an extra 2h 20m. Other layover options that don’t make a difference in ticket price include stopping at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) or Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). For these two instances, the trip will take you 14h 50min and 13h 25min, respectively.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from San Francisco to Amsterdam?

Netherlands is part of the Schengen region, so US citizens can enter Amsterdam for up to three months for business or tourism without a visa. But you must carry a valid US passport with a minimum validity of three months beyond your planned stay. Also, make sure you have a return ticket and enough funds to sustain you while in Amsterdam. However, if you’re flying to another Schengen country via Amsterdam, you may need to apply for a short-stay Schengen visa, which costs around $70 and is usually processed in approximately 14 days.

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 22 different airlines have flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Schiphol (AMS) on a regular basis. There are 3 flights 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 10m.

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

KLM, Scandinavian Airlines, 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 $600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam for under $600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on TAP AIR PORTUGAL for just $517, but on average you can expect to pay $590.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam under $700. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Amsterdam is less than $1,001.

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.

How popular is this San Francisco to Amsterdam flight route?

Within the past month, 29 users have taken a look at flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam Schiphol.

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

According to our current data, TAP AIR PORTUGAL ($517), Scandinavian Airlines ($536), and Virgin Atlantic ($588) offers the cheapest pricing from San Francisco to Amsterdam. Users have found that TAP AIR PORTUGAL is 40% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

$273 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from TAP AIR PORTUGAL. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Turkish Airlines and Scandinavian Airlines, with prices starting from $363 and $373, respectively.

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: American Airlines, Air Canada or Air France.

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

Consider Air France (70%), KLM (60%) or Virgin Atlantic (60%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from San Francisco to Amsterdam.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam?

On average you can expect to pay $2,975 for a flight from San Francisco to Amsterdam. The cheapest flight overall is $372 while the most popular route, (San Francisco - Amsterdam Schiphol) is currently priced at $517.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Amsterdam

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Top 10 airlines flying from San Francisco to Amsterdam

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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$13Average$21FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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Virgin AtlanticCheapest$379Average$671FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time72%COVID-19 safety
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TAP AIR PORTUGALCheapest$413Average$508FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Scandinavian AirlinesCheapest$418Average$578FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%COVID-19 safety
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British AirwaysCheapest$491Average$1,075FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time70%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$564Average$1,075FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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KLMCheapest$580Average$1,006FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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VuelingCheapest$595Average$680FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time88%COVID-19 safety
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LufthansaCheapest$597Average$1,123FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time76%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$599Average$1,108FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Amsterdam

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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
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