The cheapest times to fly from CBR to SFO are

  • January 22nd to March 25th (except the week of January 29th)
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • May 21st to June 17th (except the week of June 4th)
  • July 16th to September 2nd

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 CBR to SFO is mid October. Prices can be as high as $2232 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $848 for Tuesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Canberra (CBR) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $988 to $1729 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $995. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2039. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1045 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1190 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CBR to SFO flight.

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

CBR to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CBR to SFO flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Canberra. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, 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 CBR. 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 $140 (8%) 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 $1188. Return trip prices are from the SFO to CBR 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 CBR 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 14 hour 36 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from CBR to SFO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from SFO
  • Usually 3.11% less expensive than SFO
  • 2-layover flights available

See CBR to SJC flights


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

Hack #1: Melbourne (CBR > MEL > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $937
  • Average savings: $254 (21.3%)

See CBR to SYD flights

Hack #2: Sydney (CBR > SYD > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $947
  • Average savings: $244 (20.46%)

See CBR to MEL flights

Hack #3: Brisbane (CBR > BNE > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1017
  • Average savings: $174 (14.58%)

See CBR to BNE flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CBR 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 India, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, Lufthansa, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7570 miles or 12183 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CBR to SFO flight is about 14 hour 36 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 89 available flights from CBR to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CBR
Origination airport name Canberra Airport
City Canberra
Country Australia
Latitude -35.3
Longitude 149.2

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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