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
50 - 87.8 °F
TYO
Rainfall
1.8 - 9.3 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

One-way from

$540

One-way flight from San Francisco to Tokyo

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 Tokyo?

Users have found that flying from San Francisco to Tokyo on a Friday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 45 days in advance, which can save you up to 29% on flights from San Francisco to Tokyo compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 45 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $642. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $865.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in July. For low rates, April can be a great choice for travel to Tokyo. Flights to Tokyo from San Francisco in April are about $629 on average during April, but can be found for as low as $341.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Tokyo (SFO - TYO)?

It’s optimal to fly from San Francisco to Tokyo at noon. By choosing this option you can save up to 35% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

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

The best prices found for SFO to TYO flights for May, June
16 Jun - 17 Jul
$946pp
SFO
San Francisco
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
HND
Tokyo Haneda
HND
Tokyo Haneda
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
7 Jun - 17 Jun
$947pp
SFO
San Francisco
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
HND
Tokyo Haneda
HND
Tokyo Haneda
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
10 Jun - 16 Aug
$947pp
SFO
San Francisco
SWISS
   
2 STOPS
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
SWISS
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Tokyo 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Tokyo from San Francisco found for this year
31 Oct - 20 Nov
$680pp
SFO
San Francisco
Philippine Airlines
 
1 STOP
HND
Tokyo Haneda
HND
Tokyo Haneda
Philippine Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
23 Nov - 28 Nov
$701pp
SFO
San Francisco
Philippine Airlines
 
1 STOP
HND
Tokyo Haneda
HND
Tokyo Haneda
Philippine Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
2 Nov - 16 Nov
$701pp
SFO
San Francisco
Philippine Airlines
 
1 STOP
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Philippine Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Tokyo from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Tokyo direct flight deals
18 Oct - 28 Oct
$992pp
SFO
San Francisco
ANA
Non-Stop
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
ANA
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
1 Nov - 16 Nov
$992pp
SFO
San Francisco
ANA
Non-Stop
HND
Tokyo Haneda
HND
Tokyo Haneda
ANA
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
14 Sep - 27 Sep
$1,011pp
SFO
San Francisco
ANA
Non-Stop
HND
Tokyo Haneda
HND
Tokyo Haneda
ANA
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
21 May - 30 May
$1,029pp
SFO
San Francisco
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
HND
Tokyo Haneda
HND
Tokyo Haneda
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
20 May - 5 Jun
$1,047pp
SFO
San Francisco
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
HND
Tokyo Haneda
HND
Tokyo Haneda
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
18 May - 4 Jun
$1,055pp
SFO
San Francisco
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
HND
Tokyo Haneda
HND
Tokyo Haneda
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Tokyo from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Tokyo
5:20 am - 1:10 pm
Hawaiian Airlines
1 Stop
15h 50m
SFO - HND
Hawaiian Airlines
$540
AirfareAssist
3:00 am - 11:35 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
40h 35m
SFO - NRT
Multiple Airlines
$557
Kiwi.com
2:00 am - 12:40 pm
Japan Airlines
1 Stop
18h 40m
SFO - NRT
Japan Airlines
$558
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

Are flight prices decreasing from San Francisco to Tokyo 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 Tokyo 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 Tokyo to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Philippine Airlines and Alaska 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.

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 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.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Tokyo for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Tokyo for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Philippine Airlines for just $680, but on average you can expect to pay $726.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Tokyo under $1,000. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Tokyo is less than $1,089.

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

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

Is San Francisco weather warmer or cooler than Tokyo?

Expect the weather to be around 88 °F on average in August. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Tokyo is generally hotter than in San Francisco.

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Tokyo?

For as low as $771, Philippine Airlines can have you in Tokyo from San Francisco in 20h 10m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Currently priced at $680, Philippine Airlines will fly you from San Francisco to Tokyo and back. In addition to Philippine Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Users have found that Philippine Airlines is 30% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Japan Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $526. Check flights for Hawaiian Airlines, as they currently have the next best price.

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 = ¥109
Average temperature for May in Tokyo
73.4 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Tokyo
5.9 ″

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%
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.

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.

Singapore Airlines
$513 $709 No cancel fee 81%
Delta
$97 $758 No cancel fee N/A
Aeromexico
$634 $762 No cancel fee N/A
Korean Air
$567 $876 No cancel fee 81%
EVA Air
$625 $887 No cancel fee 74%
China Airlines
$629 $905 No cancel fee 70%
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 45% of SFO to TYO departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 38% of SFO to TYO departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 17% 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
4 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
4 daily flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
4 daily flights
Saturday
5 daily flights
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