The cheapest times to fly from BHX to SFO are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 23rd to May 20th (except the week of May 7th)
  • September 10th to December 9th (except the weeks of September 17th and October 22nd)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from BHX to SFO is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1258 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $437 for Monday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Birmingham (BHX) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $437 to $1106 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $437. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1212. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $775 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $535 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BHX to SFO flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the BHX to SFO route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

BHX to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BHX to SFO flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Birmingham. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SFO, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into BHX. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $85 (10%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $583. Return trip prices are from the SFO to BHX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from BHX to SFO can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 28 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking BHX to SFO

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from BHX to SFO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Paris (BHX > CDG > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $525
  • Average savings: $10 (1.78%)

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Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BHX to SFO? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 24 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Baltic, Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Francisco International Airport to Birmingham Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5266 miles or 8475 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BHX to SFO?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BHX to SFO flight is about 10 hour 28 minutes.

How many flights go between Birmingham and San Francisco, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 65 available flights from BHX to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BHX
Origination airport name Birmingham Airport
City Birmingham
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 52.5
Longitude -1.7

Return Airport

Destination code SFO
Destination airport name San Francisco International Airport
City San Francisco, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -122.4


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