Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Sydney (SYD)

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The best prices from San Francisco to Sydney Kingsford Smith are usually found in August or February, booked 36 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Tuesday

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

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to SYD flight in 2021: compare San Francisco to Sydney flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Sydney.
SFO - SYD
Price
$823 - $1,566
SYD
Temperature
32 - 75.2 °F
SYD
Precipitation
3.3 - 6.3 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 36% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$823

From San Francisco to Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way from

$679

One-way flight from San Francisco to Sydney Kingsford Smith

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Sydney?

Thursday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from San Francisco to Sydney. 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 Sydney.

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

To save up to 12% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 35 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 Sydney from $1,032 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,101 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Flights from San Francisco to Sydney lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from San Francisco to Sydney in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $681.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Sydney (SFO - SYD)?

It’s typically best to fly out from San Francisco to Sydney at noon. Doing so could potentially save you 10% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Sydney in September, October 2021

The best prices found for SFO to SYD flights for September, October
31 Oct - 2 Mar
$5,397pp
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
31 Oct - 28 Feb
$5,400pp
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
31 Oct - 1 Mar
$5,402pp
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Sydney 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sydney from San Francisco found for this year
10 Dec - 29 Jan
$859pp
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
10 Dec - 28 Jan
$931pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
10 Dec - 29 Jan
$936pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Sydney from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Sydney direct flight deals
18 Feb - 27 Feb
$1,969pp
SFO
San Francisco
Qantas Airways
Non-Stop
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
12 Feb - 26 Feb
$9,714pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
8 Jan - 14 Jan
$10,774pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Kingsford Smith from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Sydney
9:15 am - 3:35 pm
Air Tahiti Nui
3 Stops
35h 20m
SFO - SYD
Air Tahiti Nui
$679
Fareboom
4:00 pm - 7:00 am
Fiji Airways
1 Stop
20h 00m
SFO - SYD
Fiji Airways
1:25 pm - 7:00 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
22h 35m
SFO - SYD
Multiple Airlines

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Sydney

What airports do I use to fly from San Francisco to Sydney?

Booking a flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) is your only option if you wish to fly from San Francisco to Sydney. On a typical day, there are 3 flights from San Francisco to Kingsford Smith, all of which are around 14h 35m for a nonstop flight. You can also purchase a plane ticket from 20 airlines when you book a flight from San Francisco to Sydney.

Which airlines flying from San Francisco to Sydney Kingsford Smith have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Qantas Airways, United Airlines, and Fiji Airways 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.

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

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Philippine Airlines is one of them. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from San Francisco to Sydney Kingsford Smith 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.

Are flight prices decreasing from San Francisco to Sydney 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 Sydney 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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Sydney for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Fiji Airways for just $859, but on average you can expect to pay $995.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Sydney for under $2,000 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 8 direct flights from San Francisco to Sydney under $2,000. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Sydney is less than $14,269.

How popular is this San Francisco to Sydney flight route?

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

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

Flying on Fiji Airways is currently your cheapest option to Sydney, with prices starting at $859. Fiji Airways is 13% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Sydney, Australia

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Sydney Kingsford Smith

Most visitors from San Francisco will not be allowed to enter Sydney Kingsford Smith.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Sydney Kingsford Smith.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Sydney Kingsford Smith.

Documents
Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.


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

Returning to San Francisco from Sydney Kingsford Smith

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

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Destination information for Sydney

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Sydney.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.38
Average temperature for September in Sydney
68.0 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Sydney
4.9 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Sydney

Top 10 airlines flying from San Francisco to Sydney Kingsford Smith

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Sydney 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%
American Airlines
$591 $1,065 No cancel fee 71%
China Eastern
$766 $1,072 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.

Hawaiian Airlines
$646 $1,192 No cancel fee 85%
China Southern
$678 $1,250 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$129 $1,280 No cancel fee N/A
Air Canada
$732 $1,294 No cancel fee 67%
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 $1,398 No cancel fee 72%
Philippine Airlines
$1,096 $1,429 No cancel fee 60%

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Sydney

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco towards Sydney.
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Midnight
6 AM
Noon
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Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco to Sydney
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Francisco to Sydney.
Sunday
3 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
3 daily flights
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