The cheapest times to fly from BTJ to SFO are

  • January 15th to May 13th (except the week of March 12th)
  • July 2nd to July 29th

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 BTJ to SFO is late July. Prices can be as high as $9093 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $3899 for Saturday flights around late July.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Banda Aceh (BTJ) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $5177 to $7461 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late July with an average ticket price of $5389. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $8468. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3079 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $6145 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BTJ to SFO flight.

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

BTJ to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BTJ to SFO flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Banda Aceh. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.44, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SFO, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into BTJ. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to San Francisco, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Banda Aceh. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1090 (17%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $4949. Return trip prices are from the SFO to BTJ 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 BTJ to SFO can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 27 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Kuala Lumpur (BTJ > KUL > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $856
  • Average savings: $5289 (86.07%)

See BTJ to PEN flights

Hack #2: Bayan Lepas (BTJ > PEN > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1038
  • Average savings: $5107 (83.11%)

See BTJ to KUL flights

Hack #3: Jakarta (BTJ > CGK > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1095
  • Average savings: $5051 (82.19%)

See BTJ to CGK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Francisco International Airport to Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8590 miles or 13824 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BTJ to SFO flight is about 16 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between Banda Aceh and San Francisco, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 25 available flights from BTJ to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeBTJ
Origination airport nameSultan Iskandar Muda Airport
CityBanda Aceh

Return Airport

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


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