The cheapest times to fly from BUD to SFO are

  • January 8th to April 29th
  • October 1st 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 BUD to SFO is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1171 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $519 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Budapest (BUD) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $520 to $924 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $536. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1021. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $485 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $669 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BUD to SFO flight.

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

BUD to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BUD to SFO flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Budapest. 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 fly to SFO, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into BUD. 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 $65 (9%) 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 $638. Return trip prices are from the SFO to BUD 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 BUD 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 11 hour 58 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Copenhagen (BUD > CPH > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $510
  • Average savings: $159 (23.77%)

See BUD to OSL flights

Hack #2: Oslo (BUD > OSL > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $513
  • Average savings: $157 (23.39%)

See BUD to CPH flights

Hack #3: Stockholm (BUD > ARN > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $515
  • Average savings: $154 (23.02%)

See BUD to ARN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 34 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, El Al, Emirates, Finnair, French bee, Frontier, Iberia, Icelandair, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air International, Norwegian Air UK, Qatar Airways, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, WestJet, Wizz Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Francisco International Airport to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6100 miles or 9817 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BUD to SFO flight is about 11 hour 58 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 65 available flights from BUD to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BUD
Origination airport name Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport
City Budapest
Country Hungary
Latitude 47.4
Longitude 19.3

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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