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Information for flights to San Francisco from Melbourne & other airports

Avg. flight duration 14h 57m
Flights arrive in San Francisco
Flights depart from Melbourne & other airports
Flight price $849
Distance 12,654 km
Airlines Air New Zealand, China Eastern, Qantas Airways

Good to know

Low season:
October
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
13%
expected price increase
Average price:
$1222
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$845
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Melbourne & other airports to San Francisco

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $845 or less.
The cheapest flight from Melbourne & other airports to San Francisco was found, on average, 83 days before departure.
Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 13% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Flights to San Francisco from Melbourne & other airports

How long does a flight from Melbourne & other airports to San Francisco take?
An average non-stop flight takes 14h 20m, covering a distance of 12654 km.
How many flights are there between Melbourne & other airports and San Francisco?
There are 7 (non-stop) flights between Melbourne & other airports and San Francisco per week, averaging 0 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Melbourne & other airports to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Air New Zealand ($849), China Eastern ($989) and Multiple Airlines ($1119).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Melbourne & other airports and San Francisco?
Qantas Airways (1 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Melbourne & other airports to San Francisco?
For Melbourne & other airports to San Francisco, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Melbourne & other airports, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Melbourne to San Francisco?
When flying out of Melbourne you will be using Melbourne & other airports, often referred to as Melbourne Airport. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.

Book cheap flights from Melbourne & other airports to San Francisco (return)

Airports
Origin
Melbourne
$849
only
$849
Destination
San Francisco
$849
only
$849
Wed., 6 Feb.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
35h 05m
Sun., 10 Feb.
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
20h 05m
Trip: 5 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,291 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
IAH
AKL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Everyone was very nice, food was good, movie choice was great

Cons: Would have liked a more comfortable seat. Couldn’t sleep well

AKL
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Pinot noir

Cons: No temp control, a little stuffy

AKL
LAX
Good 6.6

Cons: Our family nearly missed the trip due to delayed from Melbourne

AKL
SFO
Good 7.0

Pros: The seat next to me was empty so it was much more comfortable than the flight out. Movies were great

Cons: The food, economy has no room.

YVR
AKL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Best inflight experience on economy!

Wed., 27 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
30h 40m
Thu., 4 Apr.
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
31h 40m
Trip: 9 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 5,685 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.5
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.0
JFK
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The actual flight was really fantastic, food was warm, flight was relatively comfortable/smooth, entertainment at least for me was good, since they had a decent amount of Japanese music to choose from, and the attendants were friendly and nice. Everything was 100% on time as well. I could complain more about tiny tiny things, but for $500 I felt I got a lot better service than United on an equivalent route.

Cons: Seats were slightly stiff, but not too bad. Only bigger issue was upon boarding all the people lined up in a 100+ yard line and caused a bit of commotion instead of waiting for their seat numbers to be called and forming a small normal line. This is in no way the airline's fault, and they tried to make it work in spite of the people doing it, but as a Westerner this was confusing.

PVG
JFK
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Flight attendants are excellent, polite, warm and professional.

DYG
PVG
Excellent 8.3

Pros: On time!

JFK
PVG
OK 5.0

Pros: Food

Cons: No entrance forms for foreigners to fill before landing. Shocking to learn that A black guy found "dead" in the middle of the flight, probably due to heart attack China Eastern web site is horrible as it only allows passengers who bought their tickets DIRECTLY from their web site to access booking managing like seat choice and printing boarding pass. If you bought tickets from travel agents like Justfly.com, forget to use China Eastern web site to manage your booking, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE

JFK
PVG
Good 6.6

Pros: Price of biz class is attractive but it’s good and entertainment could be better for western travelers

Cons: Limited Western food menu in box class with many choices not available Eggs were like cement Most flight crew speak limited English and hard to understand

Sat., 26 Jan.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
25h 25m
Mon., 4 Feb.
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
29h 15m
$1119
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun., 16 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
14h 20m
Thu., 3 Jan.
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
15h 35m
$1659
Trip: 19 days
9.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
DFW
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: We DIDN"T GET TO FLY TO SYDNEY. We were re-routed to SAN FRAN, then to Melbourne! WE MISSED TWO DAYS of our trip!!

PER
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: Overall a good flight

Cons: Initial checkin/boarding in Perth was quite long and everyone was fairly irritated by the lack of employees working. Wait time for check in was approx 45 min. Automated systems weren’t working.

LAX
SYD
Good 7.3

Pros: Price.

Cons: Entertainment system was old and slow. So-so food. Air New Zealand was better than Quantas for similar journey at same week of year and about the same price.

SYD
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Ran out of fruit for breakfast

MEL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The 787 dreamliner does an excellent job flying, with reduced cabin noise.

Cons: The passengers with a small child behind us were very noisy and bumping/pushing into our seat-backs way too much. The boarding was a bit chaotic. Defining the boarding sequence based on row numbers should help.

Wed., 1 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
39h 30m
Wed., 29 May
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
28h 00m
$1089
Trip: 29 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 5,685 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.5
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.0
PVG
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Boarding was very easy. The flight was on time, and the crew was very attentive and friendly. The food was good. Plenty of entertainment to keep me busy on the 12 hours flight. I was very surprised considering how low the price of the ticket was.

PVG
JFK
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Flight attendants are excellent, polite, warm and professional.

TYN
PVG
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Didn’t provide convenience to parents with baby/toddler to checkin and boarding.

Cons: Flight attendants are excellent, polite, warm, professional.

PVG
TPE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Flight went smooth, was on time, no issues. Meal had pretty good cake. In flight entertainment has a good amount of Japanese pop, too.

Cons: Minor gate change, not a big deal. Really not to much to complain about.

JFK
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The actual flight was really fantastic, food was warm, flight was relatively comfortable/smooth, entertainment at least for me was good, since they had a decent amount of Japanese music to choose from, and the attendants were friendly and nice. Everything was 100% on time as well. I could complain more about tiny tiny things, but for $500 I felt I got a lot better service than United on an equivalent route.

Cons: Seats were slightly stiff, but not too bad. Only bigger issue was upon boarding all the people lined up in a 100+ yard line and caused a bit of commotion instead of waiting for their seat numbers to be called and forming a small normal line. This is in no way the airline's fault, and they tried to make it work in spite of the people doing it, but as a Westerner this was confusing.

Sat., 1 Jun.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
29h 00m
Thu., 13 Jun.
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
31h 40m
$1159
Trip: 13 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 5,685 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.5
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.0
PVG
JFK
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Flight attendants are excellent, polite, warm and professional.

JFK
PVG
Good 6.6

Pros: Price of biz class is attractive but it’s good and entertainment could be better for western travelers

Cons: Limited Western food menu in box class with many choices not available Eggs were like cement Most flight crew speak limited English and hard to understand

TYN
PVG
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Didn’t provide convenience to parents with baby/toddler to checkin and boarding.

Cons: Flight attendants are excellent, polite, warm, professional.

PVG
CEB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Superb Pilot we had a very nice flight. All the negative reviews i read was Deleted on my mind ‘coz we just had a wonderful experience with our flight. ‘Will definitely fly with you guys again. Congratulations China Eastern!

JFK
PVG
OK 5.0

Pros: Food

Cons: No entrance forms for foreigners to fill before landing. Shocking to learn that A black guy found "dead" in the middle of the flight, probably due to heart attack China Eastern web site is horrible as it only allows passengers who bought their tickets DIRECTLY from their web site to access booking managing like seat choice and printing boarding pass. If you bought tickets from travel agents like Justfly.com, forget to use China Eastern web site to manage your booking, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE

Wed., 19 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
14h 20m
Sun., 6 Jan.
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
15h 35m
$1771
Trip: 19 days
9.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX
SYD
Good 7.3

Pros: Price.

Cons: Entertainment system was old and slow. So-so food. Air New Zealand was better than Quantas for similar journey at same week of year and about the same price.

DFW
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: We DIDN"T GET TO FLY TO SYDNEY. We were re-routed to SAN FRAN, then to Melbourne! WE MISSED TWO DAYS of our trip!!

SYD
DFW
Good 6.0

Cons: Seating space was horrible! The seat in front of me, when reclined, was IN MY LAP! Headphones were bad. This LONG flight left A LOT to be desired!

PER
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: Overall a good flight

Cons: Initial checkin/boarding in Perth was quite long and everyone was fairly irritated by the lack of employees working. Wait time for check in was approx 45 min. Automated systems weren’t working.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Great crew and good was good

Cons: A bit of turbulence during the flight

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