The cheapest times to fly from SFO to WLG are

  • January 15th to February 25th
  • May 14th to June 17th
  • August 20th to December 9th (except the week of October 8th)

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 WLG is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $2085 for Friday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $844 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Wellington

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Wellington (WLG) will usually cost between $944 to $1778 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $928. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1780. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $852 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1177 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to WLG flight.

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

SFO to WLG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to WLG flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $114 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1157. Return trip prices are from the WLG 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 WLG can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 7 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SFO to WLG

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 WLG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Auckland (SFO > AKL > WLG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1060
  • Average savings: $118 (9.98%)

See SFO to AKL flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (SFO > LAX > WLG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1157
  • Average savings: $21 (1.74%)

See SFO to LAX flights

Hack #3: Christchurch (SFO > CHC > WLG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1159
  • Average savings: $19 (1.57%)

See SFO to CHC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, ANA, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, Lufthansa, Qantas, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6739 miles or 10845 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to WLG flight is about 13 hour 7 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 51 available flights from SFO to WLG.


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 WLG
Destination airport name Wellington International Airport
City Wellington
Country New Zealand
Latitude -41.3
Longitude 174.8


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