The cheapest times to fly from ATH to SFO are

  • October 22nd to April 29th (except the weeks of December 10th, January 1st, and April 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 ATH to SFO is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $1413 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $555 for Tuesday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Athens (ATH) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $611 to $1166 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $621. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1302. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $681 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $780 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATH to SFO flight.

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

ATH to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATH to SFO flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Athens. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, 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. 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 $88 (10%) 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 $773. Return trip prices are from the SFO to ATH 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 ATH 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 12 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Oslo (ATH > OSL > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $527
  • Average savings: $253 (32.39%)

See ATH to ARN flights

Hack #2: Stockholm (ATH > ARN > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $558
  • Average savings: $222 (28.48%)

See ATH to OSL flights

Hack #3: Copenhagen (ATH > CPH > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $568
  • Average savings: $212 (27.2%)

See ATH to CPH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 46 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Air Canada, Air France, Air Serbia, Air Transat, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, easyJet, EgyptAir, El Al, Emirates, Finnair, French bee, Frontier, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air International, Norwegian Air UK, Olympic, Pakistan, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Thomas Cook Airlines, TUI Airways, Turkish Airlines, United, WestJet, Wizz Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6791 miles or 10929 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATH to SFO flight is about 13 hour 12 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 70 available flights from ATH to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ATH
Origination airport name Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport
City Athens
Country Greece
Latitude 37.9
Longitude 23.9

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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