Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to New Zealand

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

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to AKL flight in 2022: compare San Francisco to New Zealand flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in New Zealand.
What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to New Zealand?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, May can be a great choice for travel to New Zealand. Flights to New Zealand from San Francisco in May are about $980 on average during May, but can be found for as low as $703.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to New Zealand (SFO - NZ)?

When flying from San Francisco to New Zealand, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from San Francisco to New Zealand at least 56 days early can save you up to 10% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 56 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from San Francisco to New Zealand for as little as $1,018 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $1,020 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to New Zealand in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SFO to New Zealand flights for May, June
1 Jun - 1 Dec
$1,019pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
1 Jun - 1 Dec
$1,085pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
1 Jun - 1 Dec
$1,095pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to New Zealand 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to New Zealand from San Francisco found for this year
6 Sep - 17 Sep
$826pp
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
6 Dec - 13 Dec
$830pp
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
27 Oct - 22 Nov
$833pp
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to New Zealand from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to New Zealand direct flight deals
31 Oct - 22 Nov
$974pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air New Zealand
Non-Stop
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
31 Oct - 22 Nov
$977pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air New Zealand
Non-Stop
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
15 Nov - 21 Nov
$979pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air New Zealand
Non-Stop
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to New Zealand

Late deals on round-trip flights to New Zealand from San Francisco, departing today and this week
1 Jun - 1 Dec
$1,019pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
1 Jun - 1 Dec
$1,085pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
1 Jun - 1 Dec
$1,095pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to New Zealand from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to New Zealand
11:35 am - 12:45 pm
Air New Zealand
1 Stop
28h 10m
SFO - AKL
Air New Zealand
$609
mytrip.com
4:20 pm - 1:45 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
37h 25m
SFO - AKL
Multiple Airlines
$619
FlightNetwork
7:00 pm - 7:40 am
Fiji Airways
1 Stop
17h 40m
SFO - AKL
Fiji Airways
$620
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to New Zealand

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

Located just 11.8 mi from the city center, San Francisco (SFO) is the airport most travelers will use when flying to New Zealand from San Francisco.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from San Francisco to New Zealand that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways, and United Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to New Zealand for under $900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to New Zealand for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Fiji Airways for just $826, but on average you can expect to pay $878.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to New Zealand for under $1,000 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to New Zealand under $1,000. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to New Zealand is less than $1,031.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to New Zealand for under $1,100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to New Zealand within the next 7 days for less than $1,100.

How popular is this San Francisco to New Zealand flight route?

The San Francisco to New Zealand flight path was viewed by 25 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to New Zealand?

The cheapest flight price from San Francisco to New Zealand is $497. On average you can expect to pay $6,200. The most popular route, (San Francisco - Auckland Intl), can usually be booked for $826.

What are the most reliable airlines from San Francisco to New Zealand?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from San Francisco to New Zealand consider choosing Air New Zealand (62%), Alaska Airlines (43%) or Air Canada (43%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the most popular routes from San Francisco to New Zealand?

The most popular route from San Francisco to New Zealand is San Francisco - Auckland Intl. You may also consider San Francisco - Christchurch or San Francisco - Queenstown Intl.

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

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

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for New Zealand

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to New Zealand

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 48 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to New Zealand.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering New Zealand.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher - Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.

Online Travel Declaration - Complete the Travel Declaration process to obtain a Travel Pass prior to arrival in New Zealand.


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

Returning to San Francisco from New Zealand

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Zealand 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 New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

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Destination points for flights from San Francisco to New Zealand

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Destination information for New Zealand

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to New Zealand.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.56
Flight duration from SFO to New Zealand
12h 38m

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing

Christchurch (CHC)
Chatham Islands (CHT)
Dunedin (DUD)
Great Barrier Island (GBZ)
Gisborne (GIS)

Top 10 airlines flying from San Francisco to New Zealand

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to New Zealand 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
Juneyao Airlines
$10 $15 No cancel fee 66%

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

United Airlines
$509 $1,523 No cancel fee 69%
China Southern
$632 $1,003 No cancel fee 69%
Fiji Airways
$708 $847 No cancel fee 74%
Virgin Australia
$739 $824 No cancel fee 80%
American Airlines
$761 $1,193 No cancel fee 71%
China Eastern
$897 $1,048 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.

Air New Zealand
$983 $1,312 No cancel fee 78%
Qantas Airways
$1,126 $2,184 No cancel fee 74%
China Airlines
$1,173 $1,734 No cancel fee 70%
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