Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Athens (ATH)

SFO — ATH
Feb 4 — Feb 111

The best prices from San Francisco to Athens Eleftherios V. are usually found in February or March, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Monday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Athens (ATH)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to ATH flight in 2023: compare San Francisco to Athens flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Athens.

SFO - ATH

Price

$600 - $1,193

ATH

Temperature

50 - 82.4 °F

ATH

Rainfall

0.2 - 2.5 inches

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 33% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 25% potential price drop
Round-trip from$600From San Francisco to Athens Eleftherios V.
One-way from$380One-way flight from San Francisco to Athens Eleftherios V.

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

Thursday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from San Francisco to Athens. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Athens.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 13% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 61 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from San Francisco to Athens 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $974, or $983 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

February can be a great time to fly to Athens from San Francisco with a flight ticket averaging about $795. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $563. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of July.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Athens (SFO - ATH)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from San Francisco to Athens in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 23% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

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

The best prices found for SFO to ATH flights for January, February
Feb 6 - Feb 12
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

40h 15m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

39h 57m
$547

ITA Airways

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Deal found 1/28

Feb 21 - Apr 5
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

15h 45m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

19h 00m
$549

KLM

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/29

Feb 12 - Feb 19
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

30h 45m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

39h 57m
$552

ITA Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/27

San Francisco to Athens 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Athens from San Francisco found for this year
Mar 21 - Apr 9
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

30h 20m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

31h 30m
$507

Scandinavian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/27

Sep 7 - Sep 21
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

23h 35m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 10m
$510

ITA Airways

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Deal found 1/30

Oct 11 - Oct 25
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

23h 35m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

35h 10m
$511

ITA Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/29

Cheap Scandinavian Airlines flights from San Francisco to Athens

Mar 21 - Apr 9
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

30h 20m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

31h 30m
$507

Scandinavian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/27

Mar 11 - Mar 20
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

36h 35m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

32h 45m
$527

Scandinavian Airlines

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Deal found 1/28

Mar 21 - Apr 10
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

30h 20m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

40h 05m
$536

Scandinavian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/29

Cheap British Airways flights from San Francisco to Athens

May 10 - May 24
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

18h 29m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

22h 04m
$530

British Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/29

Apr 19 - May 11
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

20h 40m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

22h 04m
$547

British Airways

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Deal found 1/28

Apr 22 - May 11
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

33h 10m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

22h 04m
$552

British Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/28

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Athens

Late deals on return flights to Athens from San Francisco, departing today and this week
Feb 6 - Feb 12
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

40h 15m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

39h 57m
$547

ITA Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/28

Feb 4 - Feb 12
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

41h 30m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

25h 20m
$557

ITA Airways

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Deal found 1/30

Feb 6 - Feb 12
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

34h 10m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

49h 20m
$558

ITA Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/30

One-way flights to Athens from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Athens
Mar 26
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

3 stops

43h 05m
$272

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/27

Mar 26
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

44h 45m
$301

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/27

Apr 24
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

3 stops

50h 39m
$303

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/28

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Athens

Delta
7.9
Good
2,013 reviews

Crew

8.5

Entertainment

7.8

Overall

7.9

Food

7.2

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I make a reservation and I have access to carry one bag on cabinets and one carry on bag, after I bought the reservation I called the airline to confirm and the answer was right I HAVE ACCESS TO CARRY ONE CARRY-ON BAG AND ONE IN STORE; at the time to checking in I get charged for $60 dollars on the flight going out and $30 dollars for the flight comes back. So I need the money back to my account for those changes thanks for the atención on this request

Delta
7.9
Good
2,013 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
2,013 reviews

Crew

8.5

Entertainment

7.8

Overall

7.9

Food

7.2

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I make a reservation and I have access to carry one bag on cabinets and one carry on bag, after I bought the reservation I called the airline to confirm and the answer was right I HAVE ACCESS TO CARRY ONE CARRY-ON BAG AND ONE IN STORE; at the time to checking in I get charged for $60 dollars on the flight going out and $30 dollars for the flight comes back. So I need the money back to my account for those changes thanks for the atención on this request

KLM
7.5
Good
116 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
2,013 reviews

Crew

8.5

Entertainment

7.8

Overall

7.9

Food

7.2

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I make a reservation and I have access to carry one bag on cabinets and one carry on bag, after I bought the reservation I called the airline to confirm and the answer was right I HAVE ACCESS TO CARRY ONE CARRY-ON BAG AND ONE IN STORE; at the time to checking in I get charged for $60 dollars on the flight going out and $30 dollars for the flight comes back. So I need the money back to my account for those changes thanks for the atención on this request

American Airlines
7.4
Good
1,667 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
2,013 reviews

Crew

8.5

Entertainment

7.8

Overall

7.9

Food

7.2

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I make a reservation and I have access to carry one bag on cabinets and one carry on bag, after I bought the reservation I called the airline to confirm and the answer was right I HAVE ACCESS TO CARRY ONE CARRY-ON BAG AND ONE IN STORE; at the time to checking in I get charged for $60 dollars on the flight going out and $30 dollars for the flight comes back. So I need the money back to my account for those changes thanks for the atención on this request

Turkish Airlines
7.3
Good
1,136 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
2,013 reviews

Crew

8.5

Entertainment

7.8

Overall

7.9

Food

7.2

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I make a reservation and I have access to carry one bag on cabinets and one carry on bag, after I bought the reservation I called the airline to confirm and the answer was right I HAVE ACCESS TO CARRY ONE CARRY-ON BAG AND ONE IN STORE; at the time to checking in I get charged for $60 dollars on the flight going out and $30 dollars for the flight comes back. So I need the money back to my account for those changes thanks for the atención on this request

Finnair
7.3
Good
193 reviews
Delta
7.9
Good
2,013 reviews

Crew

8.5

Entertainment

7.8

Overall

7.9

Food

7.2

Comfort

7.9

Boarding

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I make a reservation and I have access to carry one bag on cabinets and one carry on bag, after I bought the reservation I called the airline to confirm and the answer was right I HAVE ACCESS TO CARRY ONE CARRY-ON BAG AND ONE IN STORE; at the time to checking in I get charged for $60 dollars on the flight going out and $30 dollars for the flight comes back. So I need the money back to my account for those changes thanks for the atención on this request

Related info for your journey

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

What airports serve Athens from San Francisco?

For flights to Athens from San Francisco, you will be departing from the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). This airport sits about 12 miles to the south of the city center, and getting to the airport from the city is very easy on the BART trains that you can ride for about $10. When you arrive in Athens, you will be arriving at the Athens Eleftherios V. Airport (ATH). This airport is about 26 miles to the east of the city and you can get to the city on the Metro Line Number 3 for a fare of about 10€ ($12).

Which airlines fly directly from San Francisco to Athens?

While it is unfortunate that there are no direct flights between these two cities, there are still some great flight deals that you can find to get from San Francisco to Athens. Lufthansa Airlines, United Airlines, Air France, Swiss Airlines, American Airlines, and British Airways all offer one-stop flights between these two cities.

What are the layover options between San Francisco and Athens?

Given the large number of airlines that offer one-stop service between these two cities, there are also going to be a large number of layover airports. As an example, the one-stop offering on Lufthansa Airlines has a layover at Munich Franz Josef Strauss (MUC), while the one-stop offering on United Airlines also stops at the same airport. The one-stop flight on Air France has a layover at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and the one-stop flight on Swiss Airlines has a layover at Zurich (ZRH). If you are traveling on a one-stop flight on British Airways, there is a layover at Chicago O' Hare International Airport (ORD) and on American Airlines, you will have a layover at Philadelphia (PHL). All of these one-stop flights offer roughly the same fares but if you're looking for the cheapest fare, a good option is a two-stop flight on both Swiss Air and Vueling that has layovers at Zurich and Barcelona Barcelona-El Prat (BCN). Another two-stop option is on Iberia Airlines with stops at New York John F Kennedy Intl (JFK) and Madrid Barajas (MAD), although using the same airline for both legs will cost more in comparison. These two-stop routes will add about 7h to 10h of travel time compared to the quicker one-stop options.

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

For travelers that reside in the United States that are making the trip from San Francisco to Athens, you will need a valid passport. It is recommended that the passport is valid for at least 180 days beyond your departure from Greece. The passport must have one blank passport page per stamp. There is no visa required for any stay that is less than 90 days in Greece.

Which airlines flying from San Francisco to Athens Eleftherios V. have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like British Airways, Turkish Airlines, and Lufthansa flying from San Francisco to Athens Eleftherios V. have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Athens for under $600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Athens for under $600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Scandinavian Airlines for just $507, but on average you can expect to pay $543.

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

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

How popular is this San Francisco to Athens flight route?

Flights from San Francisco to Athens Eleftherios V. have been viewed 34 times in the past calendar month.

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

Our cheapest airline available from San Francisco to Athens is Scandinavian Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $507 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are British Airways and KLM, starting at $530 and $535 round-trip. You may be able to fly from San Francisco to Athens for 36% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

Consider Aegean Airlines, American Airlines or Air Canada when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from San Francisco to Athens.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Athens?

While on average a flight from San Francisco to Athens is generally $3,542, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $359. When looking at the most popular route, (San Francisco - Athens Eleftherios V.), you can expect to pay $507 for that flight.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Athens

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

Top 10 airlines flying from San Francisco to Athens

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Athens choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$13Average$20FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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Scandinavian AirlinesCheapest$450Average$555FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%COVID-19 safety
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ITA AirwaysCheapest$489Average$545FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%COVID-19 safety
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IberiaCheapest$510Average$689FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%COVID-19 safety
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KLMCheapest$535Average$638FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$536Average$726FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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SWISSCheapest$537Average$783FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time79%COVID-19 safety
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Air FranceCheapest$552Average$642FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$558Average$928FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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LufthansaCheapest$567Average$984FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time76%COVID-19 safety
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