The cheapest times to fly from SZF to SFO are

  • January 15th to May 20th
  • October 22nd to November 25th (except the week of November 12th)

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 SZF to SFO is late March. Prices can be as high as $1667 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $842 for Tuesday flights around late March.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Samsun (SZF) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $842 to $1402 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late March with an average ticket price of $865. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $1407. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $541 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $952 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SZF to SFO flight.

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

SZF to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SZF to SFO flight is priced close to the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Samsun. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SFO, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into SZF. 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 $126 (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 $980. Return trip prices are from the SFO to SZF 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 SZF 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 13 hour 16 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SZF 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 SZF to SFO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Istanbul (SZF > IST > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $600
  • Average savings: $352 (36.97%)

See SZF to SAW flights

Hack #2: Istanbul (SZF > SAW > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $685
  • Average savings: $267 (28.05%)

See SZF to IST flights

Hack #3: Izmir (SZF > ADB > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $811
  • Average savings: $141 (14.81%)

See SZF to ADB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Air New Zealand, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6826 miles or 10985 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SZF to SFO flight is about 13 hour 16 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from SZF to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SZF
Origination airport name Carsamba Airport
City Samsun
Country Turkey
Latitude 41.3
Longitude 36.6

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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