Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Helsinki (HEL)

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The best prices from San Francisco to Helsinki-Vantaa are usually found in January or November, booked 57 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Tuesday and return on a Wednesday

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

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to HEL flight in 2022: compare San Francisco to Helsinki flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Helsinki.
SFO - HEL
Price
$533 - $994
HEL
Temperature
21.2 - 60.8 °F
HEL
Rainfall
1.2 - 2.8 inches

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 21% potential price rise

Cheapest in

January

Best time to find cheap flights, 32% potential price drop

Average price

$792

Average for round-trip flights in May 2022

Round-trip from

$533

From San Francisco to Helsinki-Vantaa

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco to Helsinki?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 57 days in advance to save up to 57% 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 57 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 Helsinki 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $935, or $1,297 for flights within the next 24 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Helsinki (SFO - HEL)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from San Francisco to Helsinki is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the evening tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 21% on airfare.

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

Departing on a Wednesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 25% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

The best prices found for SFO to HEL flights for May, June
12 Jun - 2 Nov
$816pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
HEL
Helsinki-Vantaa
HEL
Helsinki-Vantaa
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
12 Jun - 16 Nov
$817pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
HEL
Helsinki-Vantaa
HEL
Helsinki-Vantaa
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
23 May - 19 Oct
$832pp
SFO
San Francisco
Scandinavian Airlines
 
1 STOP
HEL
Helsinki-Vantaa
HEL
Helsinki-Vantaa
Scandinavian Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Helsinki 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Helsinki from San Francisco found for this year
21 Nov - 24 Nov
$394pp
SFO
San Francisco
Scandinavian Airlines
 
1 STOP
HEL
Helsinki-Vantaa
HEL
Helsinki-Vantaa
Scandinavian Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
11 Nov - 18 Nov
$468pp
SFO
San Francisco
Scandinavian Airlines
 
1 STOP
HEL
Helsinki-Vantaa
HEL
Helsinki-Vantaa
Scandinavian Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
22 Nov - 9 Mar
$473pp
SFO
San Francisco
Scandinavian Airlines
 
1 STOP
HEL
Helsinki-Vantaa
HEL
Helsinki-Vantaa
Scandinavian Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Helsinki

Late deals on round-trip flights to Helsinki from San Francisco, departing today and this week
24 May - 19 Oct
$902pp
SFO
San Francisco
Scandinavian Airlines
 
1 STOP
HEL
Helsinki-Vantaa
HEL
Helsinki-Vantaa
Scandinavian Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
24 May - 16 Oct
$938pp
SFO
San Francisco
Scandinavian Airlines
 
1 STOP
HEL
Helsinki-Vantaa
HEL
Helsinki-Vantaa
Scandinavian Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
24 May - 18 Oct
$941pp
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
HEL
Helsinki-Vantaa
HEL
Helsinki-Vantaa
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Helsinki-Vantaa from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Helsinki
2:15 pm - 1:55 pm
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
37h 40m
SFO - HEL
Turkish Airlines
$691
oojo
9:00 am - 1:55 pm
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
18h 55m
SFO - HEL
Turkish Airlines
$770
JustFly
9:00 am - 1:55 pm
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
18h 55m
SFO - HEL
Turkish Airlines
$777
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Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">San Francisco</span> to <span class="emphasized">Helsinki</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Helsinki

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

American Airlines, Lufthansa, and Finnair 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 Helsinki for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Helsinki for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Scandinavian Airlines for just $468, but on average you can expect to pay $643.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Helsinki for under $1,000?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Helsinki within the next 7 days for less than $1,000.

How popular is this San Francisco to Helsinki flight route?

This flight path from San Francisco to Helsinki-Vantaa was viewed by 12 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

Flying on Scandinavian Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Helsinki, with prices starting at $468. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by American Airlines and Lufthansa, with the lowest prices starting at $738 and $751, respectively. These flights start at 40% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

Consider American Airlines, Air France or Finnair when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from San Francisco to Helsinki.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Helsinki?

Looking for the cheapest flight from San Francisco to Helsinki? While on average our users pay $4,303, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $547. The most popular route (San Francisco - Helsinki-Vantaa), is priced around $394.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Helsinki, Finland

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Helsinki from San Francisco?

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Helsinki-Vantaa

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

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 72 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Helsinki-Vantaa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Helsinki-Vantaa.

Do I need a test to fly back to San Francisco from Helsinki?

Returning to San Francisco from Helsinki-Vantaa

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Helsinki-Vantaa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Helsinki-Vantaa are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

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Alternative routes for San Francisco to Helsinki

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

Destination information for Helsinki

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Helsinki.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = €0.96
Average temperature for May in Helsinki
51.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Helsinki
1.2 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Helsinki

Top 10 airlines flying from San Francisco to Helsinki-Vantaa

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Helsinki 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
Air France
$392 $631 No cancel fee 77%
Scandinavian Airlines
$419 $831 No cancel fee 77%
Iberia
$441 $1,218 No cancel fee 77%
Norwegian
$449 $766 No cancel fee 74%
KLM
$480 $1,093 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$501 $970 No cancel fee N/A
Lufthansa
$534 $1,019 No cancel fee 76%
United Airlines
$534 $1,082 No cancel fee 69%
Finnair
$643 $1,039 No cancel fee 76%
American Airlines
$649 $1,052 No cancel fee 71%
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