The cheapest times to fly from FRA to SFO are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 16th to June 3rd
  • October 29th 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 FRA to SFO is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1338 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $418 for Monday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Frankfurt (FRA) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $459 to $1107 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $476. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1229. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $753 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $570 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FRA to SFO flight.

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

FRA to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FRA to SFO flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Frankfurt. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below 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 to San Francisco, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Frankfurt. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $105 (14%) 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 $583. Return trip prices are from the SFO to FRA 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 FRA to SFO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 13 minutes may be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Paris (FRA > CDG > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $522
  • Average savings: $48 (8.42%)

See FRA to CPH flights

Hack #2: Copenhagen (FRA > CPH > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $525
  • Average savings: $46 (7.98%)

See FRA to CDG flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $525
  • Average savings: $45 (7.89%)

See FRA to ARN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 29 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5684 miles or 9147 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FRA to SFO flight is about 11 hour 13 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from FRA to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code FRA
Origination airport name Frankfurt Main Airport
City Frankfurt
Country Germany
Latitude 50
Longitude 8.6

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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