The cheapest times to fly from AKL to SFO are

  • January 15th to April 1st
  • May 14th to June 10th
  • August 20th to September 23rd
  • October 15th to December 2nd (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 AKL to SFO is late May. Prices can be as high as $1773 for Monday flights during early January, or as low as $738 for Thursday flights around late May.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Auckland (AKL) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $815 to $1197 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $842. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1460. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $619 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $933 can be considered a good price for a round-trip AKL to SFO flight.

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

AKL to SFO Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SFO, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into AKL. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to San Francisco, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Auckland. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $123 (11%) 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 $920. Return trip prices are from the SFO to AKL 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 AKL to SFO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 44 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, Korean Air, LATAM, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6529 miles or 10507 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop AKL to SFO flight is about 12 hour 44 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 57 available flights from AKL to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeAKL
Origination airport nameAuckland International Airport
CountryNew Zealand

Return Airport

Destination codeSFO
Destination airport nameSan Francisco International Airport
CitySan Francisco, CA
Countrythe United States


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