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Flights arrive in San Francisco
Flights depart from Sydney Kingsford Smith
Flight price $819
Distance 11,949 km
Airlines Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways, Philippine Airlines, China Eastern

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Low season:
October
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
15%
expected price increase
Average price:
$1570
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$914
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Francisco

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $913 or less.
The cheapest flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Francisco was found, on average, 46 days before departure.
Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 3% 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 Sydney Kingsford Smith

How long does a flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Francisco take?
An average non-stop flight takes 18h 00m, covering a distance of 11949 km.
How many flights are there between Sydney Kingsford Smith and San Francisco?
There are 47 (non-stop) flights between Sydney Kingsford Smith and San Francisco per week, averaging 6 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 Air New Zealand ($819), Fiji Airways ($856) and Philippine Airlines ($891).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Sydney Kingsford Smith and San Francisco?
American Airlines (1 times daily), Qantas Airways (1 times daily), Lufthansa (1 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, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Sydney Kingsford Smith, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Sydney to San Francisco?
When flying out of Sydney you will be using Sydney Kingsford Smith, often referred to as Sydney Airport. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.

Book cheap flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Francisco (return)

Airports
Origin
Sydney
$819
only
$819
Destination
San Francisco
$819
only
$819
Tue., 22 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
18h 00m
Tue., 26 Feb.
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
21h 45m
Trip: 36 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SFO
AKL
Good 6.3

Pros: entertainment

Cons: economy has NO room, couldnt bend down to get anything out of my bag below the seat unless my face was in the lap of the person next to me

SFO
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: Crew did a very good job

Cons: Trip was the roughest I have ever been on for virtually the entire time. Could not sleep. Business class cabin was also had the most noise of any front of airplane experience I have had.

AKL
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service and biz check in

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: trivia was fun

YVR
AKL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Best inflight experience on economy!

Sat., 16 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
25h 30m
Sat., 30 Mar.
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
19h 55m
Trip: 15 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 832 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: Economy seats were slightly better than most, but the configuration of the 2 seats was good 2 of us to have our own area. Food was good and unexpected for a 3 hr flight.

Cons: Movies/TV shows were limited compared to other airlines. I am taller so seating in any economy seat is cramped at best.

SYD
NAN
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: I have been traveling at least 4 times in a year for last 20 years. I never had such a worst staff specially the Msnager of Fiji airline ground staff at Sydney airport named Christopher. Such a rude ignorant person. The amount of luggage including baby stroller I traveled from Los Angeles to Nadi. Nadi to Sydney was perfectly fine. When I checkin from Sydney to los angles, the Fiji manager said you have to pay for stroller. I said I came all the way from Los Angeles to Sydney like that and I even showed the tags too, Christopher said Sydney has different policy. I left the stroller to him and Saud to him keep it for your kids and came back home without baby stroller.

Cons: Worst Fiji ground staff at Sydney airport

NAN
CHC
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Pleasant, fast, and efficient process

Cons: Leg space cramped for my tall husband

NAN
BNE
OK 4.0

Pros: The crew was nice.

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

NAN
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Friendly efficient crew. Clean modern Airbus aircraft and no delays.

Cons: Food was limited and not great.

Wed., 17 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
23h 45m
Tue., 7 May
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
39h 50m
Trip: 21 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 2,228 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.7
Food
7.0
MNL
GUM
Good 7.0

Pros: One of the smoothest landings I’ve ever extin my life! The food was excellent- all our children ate from 17 down to 2. We were provided blankets and pillows (which you sometimes can’t get on other airlines). Would fly with them again for sure - great budget airline

Cons: We had about a 35 minute wait once on the plane before we could take off. Not sure why it took so long (other than they said we were number 7 for takeoff). Also once we went through airport security and sat around we had to go through security again before getting to our waiting area (or hold area) but we had to throw out our water. Not sure why seeing as we purchased the water in the airport.

MNL
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Business class from Bangkok to San Francisco was good overall, especially for $1400 one way. Food was not very good for business class, was more in line with JAL, EVA, Korean or ANA econo class but again, for the price, no complaints. Great friendly service, quick boarding. Priority Pass didn't have a lounge in Manila but thankfully, Philippines Air had their own lounge with great food and drinks for 1st Class and Business class ticket holders. Plane from Manila to SFO was older, screen way too far away, not even reachable without getting out of the seat. Business class seats don't quite lay flat but no complaints for the price. Would fly with them again!

MNL
YYZ
Good 7.0

Pros: No delays. Reached destination an hour early. Food was very good.

Cons: My main issue is with the payment confusion between vayama and philippine airlines (unknown outstanding balance came out after managing my booking) which caused major hassle because both parties couldn't help me even after several calls/emails. Actually, another vayama-Philippine airlines passenger reached out to me after she experienced the same situation. Baggage allowance very strict. Would prefer more asian entertainment content.

MNL
JFK
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The TV has a great interface with a vast selection of movies, TV, and music. It'd be nice if the hour-long music stations had the songs listed.

Cons: They could have served drinks a couple more times

SIN
MNL
Good 7.0

Pros: Everything was smooth - no issues or delays. Food was great Would fly with them again for short distances.

Cons: Apparently if you book with a third party booking Philippine Airlines does not provide you with meal or hotel voucher in Manila for long layover (22 hours). Had I booked directly through them they would have provided meals/hotel for the night. Instead we had to get two rooms for our family of 6. For this, I wouldn’t recommend them (if using third party booking).

Fri., 28 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
31h 20m
Wed., 9 Jan.
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
27h 00m
$1563
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
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.

DYG
PVG
Excellent 8.3

Pros: On time!

PVG
JFK
Excellent 9.3

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

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.

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.

Tue., 19 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
18h 00m
Fri., 1 Mar.
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
17h 45m
Trip: 11 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
CHC
AKL
Good 6.0

Cons: $80 baggage fees for luggage over 7 kg. I wasn’t aware of high price and luggage weight restriction until I was at airport

SFO
AKL
Good 6.3

Pros: entertainment

Cons: economy has NO room, couldnt bend down to get anything out of my bag below the seat unless my face was in the lap of the person next to me

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: trivia was fun

HNL
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service and food choices. Seating and the mattress for bed.

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

Tue., 7 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
30h 35m
Sat., 11 May
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
26h 45m
Trip: 5 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 2,228 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.7
Food
7.0
MNL
SGN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Well organize & very courteous..

Cons: So far no complaint

MNL
PVG
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Services

Cons: Nothing

MNL
GUM
Good 7.0

Pros: One of the smoothest landings I’ve ever extin my life! The food was excellent- all our children ate from 17 down to 2. We were provided blankets and pillows (which you sometimes can’t get on other airlines). Would fly with them again for sure - great budget airline

Cons: We had about a 35 minute wait once on the plane before we could take off. Not sure why it took so long (other than they said we were number 7 for takeoff). Also once we went through airport security and sat around we had to go through security again before getting to our waiting area (or hold area) but we had to throw out our water. Not sure why seeing as we purchased the water in the airport.

MNL
SIN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The flight was underbooked so I had a row to myself. That always makes a happy flight.

BKK
MNL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Business class from Bangkok to San Francisco was good overall, especially for $1400 one way. Food was not very good for business class, was more in line with JAL, EVA, Korean or ANA econo class but again, for the price, no complaints. Great friendly service, quick boarding. Priority Pass didn't have a lounge in Manila but thankfully, Philippines Air had their own lounge with great food and drinks for 1st Class and Business class ticket holders. Plane from BKK to Manila was NICE and comfy, all latest technology with beautiful fully adjustable chairs that lay flat. Would fly with them again!

Sat., 29 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
23h 45m
Sat., 20 Jul.
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
27h 45m
$1588
Trip: 22 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 2,228 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.7
Food
7.0
MNL
JFK
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The TV has a great interface with a vast selection of movies, TV, and music. It'd be nice if the hour-long music stations had the songs listed.

Cons: They could have served drinks a couple more times

CRK
CGY
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Im comfortable

Cons: The food

MNL
YYZ
Good 7.0

Pros: No delays. Reached destination an hour early. Food was very good.

Cons: My main issue is with the payment confusion between vayama and philippine airlines (unknown outstanding balance came out after managing my booking) which caused major hassle because both parties couldn't help me even after several calls/emails. Actually, another vayama-Philippine airlines passenger reached out to me after she experienced the same situation. Baggage allowance very strict. Would prefer more asian entertainment content.

MNL
GUM
Good 7.0

Pros: One of the smoothest landings I’ve ever extin my life! The food was excellent- all our children ate from 17 down to 2. We were provided blankets and pillows (which you sometimes can’t get on other airlines). Would fly with them again for sure - great budget airline

Cons: We had about a 35 minute wait once on the plane before we could take off. Not sure why it took so long (other than they said we were number 7 for takeoff). Also once we went through airport security and sat around we had to go through security again before getting to our waiting area (or hold area) but we had to throw out our water. Not sure why seeing as we purchased the water in the airport.

MNL
PVG
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Services

Cons: Nothing

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