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

SFO — ATH
Oct 4 — Oct 111

The best prices from San Francisco to Athens Eleftherios V. are usually found in February or October, 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 2022: 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, 35% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 23% potential price drop
Round-trip from$600From San Francisco to Athens Eleftherios V.
One-way from$398One-way flight from San Francisco to Athens Eleftherios V.

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

Saturday 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 9% 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 $930, or $930 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 $776. 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 21% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Athens in September, October 2022

The best prices found for SFO to ATH flights for September, October
Oct 18 - Oct 27
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

18h 35m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

36h 50m
$592

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/28/22

Oct 31 - Nov 12
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

30h 30m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

31h 15m
$595

Scandinavian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/29/22

Oct 17 - Jan 10
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

20h 00m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

36h 21m
$596

ITA Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/29/22

San Francisco to Athens 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Athens from San Francisco found for this year
Nov 9 - Apr 19
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

25h 15m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

21h 05m
$565

Virgin Atlantic

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Oct 18 - Oct 27
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

18h 35m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

36h 50m
$592

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/28/22

Oct 31 - Nov 12
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

30h 30m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

31h 15m
$595

Scandinavian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/29/22

Cheap Air France flights from San Francisco to Athens

Oct 29 - Dec 11
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

33h 50m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

23h 14m
$626

Air France

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/26/22

Oct 7 - Oct 15
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

18h 30m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

37h 10m
$856

Air France

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Cheap KLM flights from San Francisco to Athens

Dec 5 - Mar 28
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

25h 04m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

21h 05m
$596

KLM

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/28/22

Nov 2 - Nov 9
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

25h 00m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

22h 34m
$603

KLM

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/26/22

Nov 21 - Nov 28
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

25h 15m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

29h 25m
$605

KLM

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Athens

Late deals on return flights to Athens from San Francisco, departing today and this week
Oct 4 - Oct 11
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

17h 14m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

20h 59m
$616

British Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/28/22

Oct 7 - Oct 24
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

18h 30m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

32h 50m
$627

Delta

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Oct 4 - Oct 27
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

36h 20m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

32h 05m
$628

KLM

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/28/22

One-way flights to Athens from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Athens
Feb 1
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

28h 35m
$271

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/29/22

Jan 29
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

30h 15m
$272

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/29/22

Oct 11
SFO

San Francisco

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

3 stops

27h 30m
$299

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/28/22

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 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 Virgin Atlantic for just $565, but on average you can expect to pay $594.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Athens for under $700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Athens within the next 7 days for less than $700.

How popular is this San Francisco to Athens flight route?

Flights from San Francisco to Athens Eleftherios V. have been viewed 33 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 Virgin Atlantic. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $565 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Scandinavian Airlines and ITA Airways, starting at $570 and $578 round-trip. You may be able to fly from San Francisco to Athens for 27% 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 $2,412, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $379. When looking at the most popular route, (San Francisco - Athens Eleftherios V.), you can expect to pay $565 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$424Average$565FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%COVID-19 safety
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IberiaCheapest$532Average$683FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%COVID-19 safety
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SWISSCheapest$555Average$753FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time79%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$569Average$709FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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LufthansaCheapest$577Average$930FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time76%COVID-19 safety
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Air CanadaCheapest$577Average$951FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time67%COVID-19 safety
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KLMCheapest$578Average$681FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$588Average$966FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$588Average$925FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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