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

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

How to find the cheapest flight from San Francisco to Athens

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to ATH flight in 2022: compare San Francisco to Athens flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Athens.

SFO - ATH

Price

$748 - $1,172

ATH

Temperature

50 - 82.4 °F

ATH

Precipitation

0.2 - 2.5 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 12% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$748

From San Francisco to Athens Eleftherios V.

One-way from

$346

One-way flight from San Francisco to Athens Eleftherios V.

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

Friday 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 18% 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 $909, or $950 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 $851. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $602. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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 morning. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 8% on your trip compared to booking a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Athens in January, February 2022

The best prices found for SFO to ATH flights for January, February
Feb 17 - Feb 21
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

15h 50m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 00m
$503

Lufthansa

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Deal found 1/22/22

Feb 19 - Feb 26
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

21h 45m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 00m
$516

Lufthansa

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Deal found 1/20/22

Feb 6 - Feb 13
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

34h 20m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 55m
$517

SWISS

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Deal found 1/22/22

San Francisco to Athens 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Athens from San Francisco found for this year
Mar 4 - Apr 4
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

22h 35m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

34h 45m
$462

SAS

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Deal found 1/21/22

Sep 10 - Sep 24
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

34h 35m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

26h 05m
$465

SAS

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Deal found 1/22/22

Apr 2 - Apr 11
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

34h 35m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

34h 45m
$468

SAS

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Deal found 1/22/22

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Athens

Late deals on return flights to Athens from San Francisco, departing today and this week
Feb 1 - Feb 8
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

28h 05m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

29h 00m
$567

Turkish Airlines

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Deal found 1/21/22

Feb 1 - Feb 8
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

16h 30m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 25m
$568

Turkish Airlines

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Deal found 1/20/22

Feb 1 - Feb 8
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

19h 05m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

19h 59m
$597

Lufthansa

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Deal found 1/21/22

One-way flights to Athens Eleftherios V. from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Athens
Mar 28
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

40h 05m
$251

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/20/22

Mar 12
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

37h 50m
$260

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/20/22

May 2
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

40h 05m
$274

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/20/22

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 Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, and British Airways 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 $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Athens for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on SAS for just $462, but on average you can expect to pay $486.

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 94 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 SAS. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $462 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Air Canada and Lufthansa, starting at $490 and $503 round-trip. You may be able to fly from San Francisco to Athens for 45% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

Consider Major Airline, 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 $1,534, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $403. When looking at the most popular route, (San Francisco - Athens Eleftherios V.), you can expect to pay $462 for that flight.

Can I fly to Athens Eleftherios V. from San Francisco right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Athens Eleftherios V.

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for rt-pcr (naat) and 24 hours antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Athens Eleftherios V..

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Athens Eleftherios V..

Documents
Passenger Locator Form - ALL TRAVELLERS ARE OBLIGED TO COMPLETE THEIR PASSENGER LOCATOR FORM (PLF) BEFORE ENTERING THE COUNTRY


Can I fly back to San Francisco from Athens Eleftherios V.?

Returning to San Francisco from Athens Eleftherios V.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Athens Eleftherios V. must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Athens Eleftherios V. are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

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
SAS
Cheapest$499
Average$1,168
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time77%
COVID-19 safety
British Airways
Cheapest$548
Average$906
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time70%
COVID-19 safety
KLM
Cheapest$553
Average$1,056
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
SWISS
Cheapest$601
Average$947
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time79%
COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
Cheapest$646
Average$1,205
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time71%
COVID-19 safety
Turkish Airlines
Cheapest$652
Average$993
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time77%
COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
Cheapest$706
Average$1,295
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Finnair
Cheapest$722
Average$760
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time76%
COVID-19 safety
Lufthansa
Cheapest$729
Average$1,205
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time76%
COVID-19 safety
Air Canada
Cheapest$732
Average$1,106
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety