The cheapest times to fly from DRS to SFO are

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • August 20th 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 DRS to SFO is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $1409 for Friday flights during late July, or as low as $435 for Wednesday flights around early to mid February.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Dresden (DRS) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $541 to $1317 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid February with an average ticket price of $581. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1312. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $731 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $854 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DRS to SFO flight.

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

DRS to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DRS to SFO flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Dresden. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SFO, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into DRS. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to San Francisco, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Dresden. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $160 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $794. Return trip prices are from the SFO to DRS 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 DRS 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 20 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Amsterdam (DRS > AMS > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $671
  • Average savings: $184 (21.49%)

See DRS to DUS flights

Hack #2: Dusseldorf (DRS > DUS > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $674
  • Average savings: $181 (21.14%)

See DRS to AMS flights

Hack #3: Frankfurt (DRS > FRA > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $705
  • Average savings: $149 (17.45%)

See DRS to FRA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Eurowings, Finnair, KLM, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5754 miles or 9260 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DRS to SFO flight is about 11 hour 20 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 38 available flights from DRS to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDRS
Origination airport nameDresden Airport

Return Airport

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


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