Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Australia

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

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to SYD flight in 2021: compare San Francisco to Australia flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Australia.
How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco to Australia?

To save up to 14% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from San Francisco to Australia from $1,179 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,248 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of July. Prices to Australia from San Francisco average $1,017. You can even find prices in July for less than $1,017, as users have found deals to Australia from as low as $635. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Australia from San Francisco. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 32%.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Australia in May, June 2021

The best prices found for SFO to Australia flights for May, June
30 Jun - 26 Nov
$1,314pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
30 Jun - 29 Nov
$1,428pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
30 Jun - 27 Nov
$1,441pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Australia 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Australia from San Francisco found for this year
1 Nov - 17 Nov
$753pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
9 Nov - 17 Nov
$795pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
2 Nov - 22 Nov
$796pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Australia from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Australia direct flight deals
15 May - 15 Jun
$3,425pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Avianca
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
13 May - 12 Jun
$3,436pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Avianca
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
10 Jun - 15 Jun
$3,454pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Avianca
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Australia

Late deals on round-trip flights to Australia from San Francisco, departing today and this week
15 May - 29 Nov
$1,590pp
SFO
San Francisco
Japan Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
15 May - 29 Nov
$1,596pp
SFO
San Francisco
Japan Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Japan Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
16 May - 29 Nov
$1,646pp
SFO
San Francisco
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Australia from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Australia
7:00 pm - 8:30 am
Fiji Airways
1 Stop
20h 30m
SFO - MEL
Fiji Airways
$519
Priceline
7:00 pm - 6:35 am
Fiji Airways
1 Stop
18h 35m
SFO - BNE
Fiji Airways
$545
Priceline
7:00 pm - 5:55 pm
Fiji Airways
1 Stop
29h 55m
SFO - SYD
Fiji Airways
$596
KAYAK

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Australia

Are flight prices decreasing from San Francisco to Australia due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both San Francisco and Australia for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from San Francisco to Australia to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Philippine Airlines, Delta, and Alaska Airlines are some of the many airlines that have done so. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from San Francisco to Australia are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Qantas Airways, United Airlines, and Air New Zealand flying from San Francisco to Australia have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

What airport do you fly from for flights from San Francisco to Australia?

If you book a flight to Australia from San Francisco, you will be flying from San Francisco, which is the city’s only airport. San Francisco (SFO) is located 11.8 mi from the center of San Francisco.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Australia for under $800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Australia for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $753, but on average you can expect to pay $983.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Australia for under $3,500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Australia under $3,500. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Australia is less than $3,507.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Australia for under $1,600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Australia within the next 7 days for less than $1,600.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 112 users have taken a look at flights from San Francisco to Australia.

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

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

What are the most popular routes from San Francisco to Australia?

The most popular route from San Francisco to Australia is San Francisco - Sydney Kingsford Smith. You may also consider San Francisco - Melbourne or San Francisco - Perth.

What are the cheapest Flights from San Francisco to Australia?

On average you can expect to pay $2,155 for a flight from San Francisco to Australia. The cheapest flight overall is $376 while the most popular route, (San Francisco - Sydney Kingsford Smith) is currently priced at $814.

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

Before booking your flight to Australia from San Francisco, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: United Airlines (85%), Air New Zealand (85%), Lufthansa( 85%).

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Australia?

Departing from San Francisco to Australia will take you 17h 25m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Our cheapest airline available from San Francisco to Australia is Fiji Airways. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $877 on this airline.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Fiji Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $519.

Destination information for Australia

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Australia.
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Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 10 airlines flying from San Francisco to Australia

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Australia choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Alaska Airlines
$98 $129 No cancel fee 75%
China Eastern
$603 $927 No cancel fee 62%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by China Eastern. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

EVA Air
$845 $988 No cancel fee 74%
Delta
$98 $1,063 No cancel fee N/A
Air Canada
$651 $1,170 No cancel fee 67%
Hawaiian Airlines
$646 $1,241 No cancel fee 85%
Asiana Airlines
$893 $1,304 No cancel fee 76%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Asiana Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Cathay Pacific
$875 $1,348 No cancel fee 72%
Philippine Airlines
$1,096 $1,429 No cancel fee 60%
China Southern
$678 $1,496 No cancel fee 69%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by China Southern. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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