The cheapest times to fly from CIT to SFO are

  • January 15th to January 28th
  • March 26th to August 5th

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 CIT to SFO is early August. Prices can be as high as $8734 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $1068 for Monday flights around early August.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Shimkent (CIT) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $1197 to $8734 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early August with an average ticket price of $1425. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $5955. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $4530 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $4504 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CIT to SFO flight.

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

CIT to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CIT to SFO flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Shymkent. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.41, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday 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 $5492 (68%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2166. Return trip prices are from the SFO to CIT 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 CIT 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 13 hour 20 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 CIT 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 71.23% less expensive than SFO
  • 2-layover flights available

See CIT to SJC flights


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

Hack #1: Istanbul (CIT > IST > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $841
  • Average savings: $3663 (81.33%)

See CIT to SVO flights

Hack #2: Moscow (CIT > SVO > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1215
  • Average savings: $3289 (73.02%)

See CIT to IST flights

Hack #3: Astana (CIT > TSE > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1262
  • Average savings: $3242 (71.98%)

See CIT to TSE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air France, atlasglobal, Austrian, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6859 miles or 11038 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CIT to SFO flight is about 13 hour 20 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 1 available flights from CIT to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CIT
Origination airport name Shymkent Airport
City Shimkent
Country Kazakhstan
Latitude 42.4
Longitude 69.5

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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