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

SFO — AMS
May 21 — May 281

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

How to find the cheapest flight from San Francisco to Amsterdam

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to AMS flight in 2022: 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

Rainfall

1.2 - 3.9 inches

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 21% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 20% potential price drop
Round-trip from$654From San Francisco to Amsterdam Schiphol
One-way from$315One-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 Wednesday departure is the best way to save up to 21% 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 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 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.

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 29% versus a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SFO to AMS flights for May, June
Jun 15 - Sep 20
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

34h 00m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

32h 30m
$706

Scandinavian Airlines

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Deal found 5/13/22

Jun 15 - Sep 20
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

34h 00m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

27h 00m
$707

Scandinavian Airlines

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Deal found 5/15/22

Jun 15 - Sep 20
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

34h 00m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

28h 15m
$710

Scandinavian Airlines

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Deal found 5/13/22

San Francisco to Amsterdam 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Amsterdam from San Francisco found for this year
Dec 1 - Dec 8
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

15h 20m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 55m
$401

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

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Deal found 5/13/22

Dec 1 - Dec 8
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

15h 20m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 55m
$402

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

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Deal found 5/14/22

Nov 24 - Dec 4
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

15h 20m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

34h 15m
$404

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

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Deal found 5/15/22

Cheap Scandinavian Airlines flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam

Sep 28 - Oct 17
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

34h 00m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

27h 00m
$432

Scandinavian Airlines

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Deal found 5/15/22

Sep 7 - Sep 21
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

12h 45m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 20m
$434

Scandinavian Airlines

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Deal found 5/14/22

Sep 20 - Sep 25
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

18h 10m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

27h 00m
$435

Scandinavian Airlines

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Deal found 5/13/22

Non-stop flights to Amsterdam from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Amsterdam direct flight deals
Sep 20 - Oct 3
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

Nonstop

10h 30m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

11h 00m
$700

Lufthansa

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Deal found 5/15/22

Sep 7 - Sep 28
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

Nonstop

10h 30m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

11h 00m
$701

Lufthansa

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Deal found 5/13/22

Sep 5 - Sep 27
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

Nonstop

10h 20m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

10h 55m
$708

KLM

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Deal found 5/14/22

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam

Late deals on return flights to Amsterdam from San Francisco, departing today and this week
May 22 - Jun 5
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

15h 35m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

27h 00m
$714

Scandinavian Airlines

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Deal found 5/14/22

May 22 - Jun 5
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

15h 35m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

29h 40m
$715

Scandinavian Airlines

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May 23 - Jun 12
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

32h 20m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

29h 40m
$723

Scandinavian Airlines

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Deal found 5/13/22

One-way flights to Amsterdam Schiphol from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam
Sep 4
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

2 stops

42h 00m
$310

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 5/15/22

Sep 4
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

3 stops

53h 20m
$311

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 5/15/22

Sep 6
SFO

San Francisco

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

12h 45m
$315

Scandinavian Airlines

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Deal found 5/13/22

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 23 different airlines have flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Schiphol (AMS) on a regular basis. There are 6 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 15m.

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

KLM, Delta, 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 Scandinavian Airlines for just $432, but on average you can expect to pay $448.

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 $793.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Amsterdam for under $800?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam within the next 7 days for less than $800.

How popular is this San Francisco to Amsterdam flight route?

Within the past month, 37 users have taken a look at flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam Schiphol.

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

According to our current data, Scandinavian Airlines ($432), offers the cheapest pricing from San Francisco to Amsterdam. Users have found that Scandinavian Airlines is 46% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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 Canada (72%), LOT (72%) or United Airlines (72%) 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 $2,973 for a flight from San Francisco to Amsterdam. The cheapest flight overall is $314 while the most popular route, (San Francisco - Amsterdam Schiphol) is currently priced at $434.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Amsterdam

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Top 5 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$12Average$21FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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Virgin AtlanticCheapest$301Average$582FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time72%COVID-19 safety
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British AirwaysCheapest$305Average$775FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time70%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$306Average$541FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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TAP AIR PORTUGALCheapest$336Average$470FlexibilityNo 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

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