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Flights arrive in San Francisco
Flights depart from Sydney Kingsford Smith
Flight price $855
Distance 11,949 km
Airlines China Eastern, Fiji Airways, Air New Zealand

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Low season:
August
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
19%
expected price increase
Average price:
$1454
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$1237
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Francisco

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Flight prices as travel date approaches
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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 $1237 or less.
The cheapest flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Francisco was found, on average, 47 days before departure.
Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 6% more expensive 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 Sydney Kingsford Smith

How long does a flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Francisco take?
An average non-stop flight takes 18h 05m, covering a distance of 11949 km.
How many flights are there between Sydney Kingsford Smith and San Francisco?
There are 119 (non-stop) flights between Sydney Kingsford Smith and San Francisco per week, averaging 16 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on China Eastern ($855), Fiji Airways ($869) and Air New Zealand ($1034).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Sydney Kingsford Smith and San Francisco?
American Airlines (4 times daily), Qantas Airways (4 times daily), Lufthansa (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Francisco?
For Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Francisco, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Sydney Kingsford Smith, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Sunday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Sydney
$855
only
$855
Destination
San Francisco
$855
only
$855
Thu., 18 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
65h 40m
Thu., 25 Oct.
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
49h 00m
Trip: 8 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 5,371 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.5
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.2
Food
6.0
HNL
PVG
Excellent 9.6

All is good. Check in great. Boarding great.

Don't like crew pulling out my charge cords or ear phone jack so early into the landing process.

ORD
PVG
OK 5.6

Nice new airframe, for what that's worth. Staff are attentive, friendly.

Atrocious legroom & my legs are NOT long; like being in a stress position entire haul. BRUTAL. Flown many airlines to SEA, this was so bad it shocked me. The food (every 'meal' was poor, gross all-around but the "bacon & eggs" ....the egg didn't taste like real egg, bacon left raw. Inedible. The one exception was the chicken breast, that was actually a good standard... but they never have enough for everyone, and the rest of the meal was inedible. Almost no snacks offered, variety of drinks non-existent.

PVG
SIN
Excellent 9.3

Full plane yet service went well.

Pulling out of charge cords and ear phone so early in the landing process. Both time 30 minutes before landing. Should do landing check closer to touchdown.

LAX
NKG
Mediocre 3.6

The flight is not too busy

I have to checked my all suitcase out and re-check in again even thought I am transfer. This is horrible!! Nobody informed me, I have to go back to customs and get my suitcase.

SFO
PVG
Excellent 8.0

On time flights

All was good

Sat., 10 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
24h 15m
Sat., 24 Nov.
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
29h 15m
Trip: 15 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 812 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
BNE
OK 4.0

The crew was nice.

Audio for in flight entertainment did not work midway through the movie. Video was unclear. Food was terrible.

SFO
NAN
Good 6.6

Small and bland food. Very limited entertainment. TV didnt work but they gave me an ipad.

NAN
HNL
Excellent 9.6

crew very helpful

larger meal would be niice

NAN
TBU
Excellent 9.0

The flight /services

Food was okay

NAN
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Service is nice. Very friendly. Food is good.

Fri., 12 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
18h 05m
Sat., 27 Oct.
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
17h 55m
$1034
Trip: 16 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
BNE
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Good seats great staff

Paying for movies not impressed

DUD
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Good seat, very pleasant crew.

No entertainment so can't score that. Basic snacks

AKL
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

Constant threats about weight of carryons & then didn’t check or weigh anything

SYD
ZQN
OK 5.3

Baggage made it all the way to Queenstown from Perth

Check -in staff said that there were no seats available in emergency exit rows so put us in the row in front. We couldn't recline and thete were several seats empty in the emergency exit row behind us.

AKL
IAH
OK 5.3

5 hours late. Had to go to work on 2 hours sleep

Sat., 16 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
25h 15m
Thu., 28 Feb.
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
20h 00m
Trip: 13 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 812 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
HNL
Excellent 9.6

crew very helpful

larger meal would be niice

NAN
TBU
Excellent 9.0

The flight /services

Food was okay

AKL
NAN
Mediocre 2.6

I arrived in transit from another flight, no representation to make check in. I needed to wait for gate to open before I could check in. then there was no time for the airline to recover my Bag. Do no us this airline in transit

NAN
LAX
Good 6.0

I was excited to come back to the USA after a long vacation. When we arrived at the airport, the security started asking me questions immediately even before I checked in. They demanded I show them the ticket before it was even printed. When I explained that I was trying to check-in for the first time. They told me I was going to be reviewed upstairs and put a sticker in my passport. I proceeded to check in and just walked thru the normal security measures. After scanning my bags in security, I discovered there was no security meeting and proceeded to my gate. After the gate, everyone in line was subjected to a second security screen. This was a manual search and all articles were removed and repacked again. Then we proceeded to the plane entry where everyone needed to verify passport and ticket again. Later in the flight, I was having indigestion problem from my documented medical acid reflux problem and asked for a cup of water. He said sure and walked away. He never came back again.10 minutes later, I pressed the attendant call button again. 10 minutes later and no one came over. 15 minutes after that Albert came back over and said, "I see you have your call light on, please put your seat back up again." I can complied and he immediately turned off the light and walked away. 10 minutes later, Albert came by with the water cart and parked it right behind my seat. He proceeded to hand out water to everyone behind my seat. 30 minutes later the water cart arrived and I finally received my water (75 minutes after I asked!) Thanks Albert, I'll be following up with your management to see that disciplinary action is taken.

See above. The above problem caused me discomfort, pain, stress.

HNL
NAN
Good 7.2

Friendly helpful staff. Loved the leg from Nandi to Auckland.

Having to repack our bags when the total among the three of us flying was within limits. And then still having to pay an extra $60 US. when we didn't get it quite right by about 2 ks. However you did let my wife's wheelchair on without payment thanks for that. I am an ex pilot so it is difficult for your staff to try and explain weight ratios, and the dangers of extra weight.. Then being made to take 1 point something kilos into another lighter bag. However the staff were very good about it. not their fault that they find themselves having to talk through something that just doesn't ad up. However we enjoyed the flight, and the help we received transferring from a very late plane to one almost waiting in Fiji. :-)

Thu., 7 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
40h 30m
Thu., 11 Apr.
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
28h 00m
Trip: 35 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 5,371 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.5
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.2
Food
6.0
PVG
SGN
OK 5.3

Friendly staff

Taking a bus to the plane

SIN
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

Poor costumer service

I miss the fly from New York to China and after I was not aloud to you my ticket what was round trip to go back to New York and I was not given back even 1$ back fro that ticket

PVG
SIN
Excellent 9.3

Full plane yet service went well.

Pulling out of charge cords and ear phone so early in the landing process. Both time 30 minutes before landing. Should do landing check closer to touchdown.

PVG
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Very comfortable seat in the exit row and entertainment to choose from offered a wide variety of current and older movies, I was very impressed and will for sure book through China Eastern for my next flight to Hong Kong next month

Breakfast was a bit bland but nothing bad

SFO
PVG
Excellent 8.0

On time flights

All was good

Thu., 27 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
65h 40m
Tue., 2 Oct.
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
73h 50m
$1072
Trip: 6 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 5,371 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.5
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.2
Food
6.0
PVG
SIN
Excellent 9.3

Full plane yet service went well.

Pulling out of charge cords and ear phone so early in the landing process. Both time 30 minutes before landing. Should do landing check closer to touchdown.

ORD
PVG
OK 5.6

Nice new airframe, for what that's worth. Staff are attentive, friendly.

Atrocious legroom & my legs are NOT long; like being in a stress position entire haul. BRUTAL. Flown many airlines to SEA, this was so bad it shocked me. The food (every 'meal' was poor, gross all-around but the "bacon & eggs" ....the egg didn't taste like real egg, bacon left raw. Inedible. The one exception was the chicken breast, that was actually a good standard... but they never have enough for everyone, and the rest of the meal was inedible. Almost no snacks offered, variety of drinks non-existent.

PVG
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Very comfortable seat in the exit row and entertainment to choose from offered a wide variety of current and older movies, I was very impressed and will for sure book through China Eastern for my next flight to Hong Kong next month

Breakfast was a bit bland but nothing bad

PVG
SFO
OK 4.6

Turbulent flight

HNL
PVG
Excellent 9.6

All is good. Check in great. Boarding great.

Don't like crew pulling out my charge cords or ear phone jack so early into the landing process.

Fri., 4 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
31h 20m
Fri., 11 Jan.
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
30h 35m
$1651
Trip: 8 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 5,371 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.5
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.2
Food
6.0
LAX
NKG
Mediocre 3.6

The flight is not too busy

I have to checked my all suitcase out and re-check in again even thought I am transfer. This is horrible!! Nobody informed me, I have to go back to customs and get my suitcase.

SIN
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

Poor costumer service

I miss the fly from New York to China and after I was not aloud to you my ticket what was round trip to go back to New York and I was not given back even 1$ back fro that ticket

REP
PVG
Excellent 8.0

New planes

Entertainment selection, regular food and beverages

HNL
PVG
Excellent 9.6

All is good. Check in great. Boarding great.

Don't like crew pulling out my charge cords or ear phone jack so early into the landing process.

HKG
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Check in and boarding was very efficient and timely

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