The cheapest times to fly from AKJ to SFO are

  • February 5th to April 1st
  • May 7th to June 10th
  • October 8th to December 9th

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 AKJ to SFO is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $2128 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $1124 for Monday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Asahikawa (AKJ) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $1157 to $1591 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $1160. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1573. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $413 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1296 can be considered a good price for a round-trip AKJ to SFO flight.

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

AKJ to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the AKJ to SFO flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Asahikawa. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SFO, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into AKJ. 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 $157 (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 $1244. Return trip prices are from the SFO to AKJ 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 AKJ 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 9 hour 28 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Tokyo (AKJ > HND > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1218
  • Average savings: $78 (6.02%)

See AKJ to ICN flights

Hack #2: Seoul (AKJ > ICN > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1223
  • Average savings: $73 (5.63%)

See AKJ to HND flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (AKJ > LAX > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1246
  • Average savings: $50 (3.86%)

See AKJ to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, Delta, EVA Air, Hawaiian, JAL, Korean Air, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4718 miles or 7593 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop AKJ to SFO flight is about 9 hour 28 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from AKJ to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code AKJ
Origination airport name Asahikawa Airport
City Asahikawa
Country Japan
Latitude 43.7
Longitude 142.4

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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