Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Tokyo (TYO)

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The best prices from San Francisco to Tokyo are usually found in August or February, booked 51 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

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

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to TYO flight in 2021: compare San Francisco to Tokyo flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Tokyo.
SFO - TYO
Price
$830 - $1,363
TYO
Temperature
42.8 - 80.6 °F
TYO
Precipitation
2 - 8.3 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$830

From San Francisco to Tokyo (TYO)

One-way from

$333

One-way flight from San Francisco to Tokyo (TYO)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Tokyo (SFO - TYO)?

It’s typically best to fly out from San Francisco to Tokyo at noon. Doing so could potentially save you 35% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to Tokyo from San Francisco average $976. You can even find prices in August for less than $976, as users have found deals to Tokyo from as low as $684. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Tokyo from San Francisco. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 39%.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 28% by booking at least 52 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from San Francisco to Tokyo within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $1,228.

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

Travelers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 14% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Tokyo in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SFO to TYO flights for October, November
10 Nov - 17 Nov
$600pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
17 Nov - 27 Jan
$671pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
11 Nov - 15 Nov
$684pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Tokyo 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Tokyo from San Francisco found for this year
10 Nov - 17 Nov
$600pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
17 Nov - 27 Jan
$671pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
11 Nov - 15 Nov
$684pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Tokyo from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Tokyo direct flight deals
1 Mar - 16 Mar
$1,359pp
SFO
San Francisco
Japan Airlines
Non-Stop
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Japan Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
23 Feb - 9 Mar
$1,361pp
SFO
San Francisco
Japan Airlines
Non-Stop
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Japan Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
5 Apr - 20 Apr
$1,363pp
SFO
San Francisco
Japan Airlines
Non-Stop
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Japan Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Tokyo

Late deals on round-trip flights to Tokyo from San Francisco, departing today and this week
4 Nov - 13 Nov
$741pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
3 Nov - 8 Nov
$768pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
3 Nov - 24 Nov
$801pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Tokyo from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Tokyo
6:40 am - 8:15 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
32h 35m
SFO - NRT
Multiple Airlines
$333
Kiwi.com
2:00 am - 8:15 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
37h 15m
SFO - NRT
Multiple Airlines
$344
Kiwi.com
2:00 am - 8:15 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
37h 15m
SFO - NRT
Multiple Airlines
$384
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Tokyo

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

San Francisco (SFO) is the airport you will fly out of if you book a flight from San Francisco to Tokyo. You should not have trouble finding flights to Tokyo from San Francisco; the airport handles an average of 4 outbound flights to Tokyo per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 22 airlines have flights from the San Francisco airport to Tokyo. It is only a 11.8 mi journey to San Francisco (SFO) from San Francisco’s city center.

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

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

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

New policies can now be found on Philippine Airlines to help keep travelers safe while flying. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from San Francisco to Tokyo 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.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Tokyo for under $600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Tokyo for under $600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $600, but on average you can expect to pay $648.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Tokyo for under $1,400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Tokyo under $1,400. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Tokyo is less than $1,414.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Tokyo for under $800?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Tokyo within the next 7 days for less than $800.

What days are nonstop flights available from San Francisco to Tokyo?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Monday.

How many flights depart from San Francisco to Tokyo on average per day?

1 flight departure from San Francisco to Tokyo per day on average.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Tokyo?

The cheapest flight price from San Francisco to Tokyo is $345. On average you can expect to pay $1,782. The most popular route, (San Francisco - Tokyo Narita), can usually be booked for $616.

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

Before booking your flight to Tokyo from San Francisco, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: American Airlines (97%), Japan Airlines (97%), Thai Airways( 88%).

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

Before booking your flight from San Francisco to Tokyo check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, American Airlines or Air Canada.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Tokyo, Japan

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Tokyo

Most visitors from San Francisco will not be allowed to enter Tokyo.

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

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

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

Returning to San Francisco from Tokyo

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

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

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Destination information for Tokyo

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Tokyo.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ¥114
Average temperature for October in Tokyo
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Tokyo
9.3 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Tokyo

Tokyo Haneda (HND)

Top 10 airlines flying from San Francisco to Tokyo

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo 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
$97 $145 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$97 $758 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$129 $1,040 No cancel fee 71%
China Eastern
$487 $686 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 Canada
$505 $1,159 No cancel fee 67%
Singapore Airlines
$513 $709 No cancel fee 81%
Air China
$514 $655 No cancel fee 67%
Hong Kong Airlines
$520 $702 No cancel fee 65%

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

Korean Air
$567 $876 No cancel fee 81%
Cathay Pacific
$573 $963 No cancel fee 72%

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Tokyo

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco towards Tokyo.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 80% of SFO to TYO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 20% of SFO to TYO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 0% of SFO to TYO departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of SFO to TYO departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco to Tokyo
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Francisco to Tokyo.
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
7 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
6 daily flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
4 daily flights
Saturday
6 daily flights
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