The cheapest times to fly from BNK to SFO are

  • January 22nd to March 25th
  • April 30th to May 20th
  • July 30th to September 16th
  • October 8th to November 25th

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 BNK to SFO is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $2325 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $851 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Ballina (BNK) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $889 to $1811 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $981. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2148. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1167 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1206 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BNK to SFO flight.

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

BNK to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BNK to SFO flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Ballina. 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 $237 (14%) 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 $1132. Return trip prices are from the SFO to BNK 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 BNK 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 46 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Sydney (BNK > SYD > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $884
  • Average savings: $322 (26.71%)

See BNK to MEL flights

Hack #2: Melbourne (BNK > MEL > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1016
  • Average savings: $190 (15.76%)

See BNK to SYD flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1203
  • Average savings: $3 (0.25%)

See BNK to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Delta, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Francisco International Airport to Ballina Byron Gateway Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7106 miles or 11436 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BNK to SFO flight is about 13 hour 46 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 6 available flights from BNK to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BNK
Origination airport name Ballina Byron Gateway Airport
City Ballina
Country Australia
Latitude -28.8
Longitude 153.6

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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