The cheapest times to fly from DSS to SFO are

  • January 15th to March 25th (except the week of March 12th)
  • May 7th to June 3rd
  • September 3rd to December 9th (except the weeks of October 22nd and November 12th)

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 DSS to SFO is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $2316 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $1084 for Sunday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Dakar Thies (DSS) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $1400 to $1984 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $1424. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2035. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $611 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1569 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DSS to SFO flight.

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

DSS to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DSS to SFO flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Dakar. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SFO, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into DSS. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to San Francisco, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Dakar. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $259 (15%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1565. Return trip prices are from the SFO to DSS 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 DSS 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 12 hour 31 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 DSS 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 0.32% less expensive than SFO
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSS to SJC flights


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

Hack #1: Barcelona (DSS > BCN > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $886
  • Average savings: $684 (43.56%)

See DSS to CDG flights

Hack #2: Paris (DSS > CDG > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $956
  • Average savings: $613 (39.07%)

See DSS to BCN flights

Hack #3: Milan (DSS > MXP > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $964
  • Average savings: $606 (38.59%)

See DSS to MXP flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air Italy, Alaska, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Royal Air Maroc, Singapore Airlines, South African, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6406 miles or 10309 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DSS to SFO flight is about 12 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Dakar Thies and San Francisco, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from DSS to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDSS
Origination airport nameBlaise Diagne International Airport
CityDakar Thies

Return Airport

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


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