The cheapest times to fly from SFO to BCN are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 SFO to BCN is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $1081 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $322 for Thursday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Barcelona

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Barcelona (BCN) will usually cost between $364 to $834 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $379. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $822. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $443 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $529 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to BCN flight.

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

SFO to BCN Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $116 (19%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $462. Return trip prices are from the BCN to SFO 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 SFO to BCN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 42 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking SFO to BCN

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 SFO to BCN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (SFO > LGW > BCN)

  • Price for both tickets: $497
  • Average savings: $32 (6.05%)

See SFO to LGW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 34 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, easyJet, Finnair, Frontier, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air International, Norwegian Air UK, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5955 miles or 9584 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to BCN flight is about 11 hour 42 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 83 available flights from SFO to BCN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code BCN
Destination airport name Barcelona Airport
City Barcelona
Country Spain
Latitude 41.3
Longitude 2.1


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