The cheapest times to fly from FTE to SFO are

  • January 22nd to June 17th (except the week of March 26th)
  • July 23rd 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 FTE to SFO is late April. Prices can be as high as $3298 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $1024 for Tuesday flights around late April.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from El Calafate (FTE) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $1132 to $2474 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late April with an average ticket price of $1166. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2779. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1613 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1508 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FTE to SFO flight.

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

FTE to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FTE to SFO flight is more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from El Calafate. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $306 (17%) 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 $1356. Return trip prices are from the SFO to FTE 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 FTE 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 13 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Buenos Aires (FTE > AEP > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1140
  • Average savings: $369 (24.44%)

See FTE to EZE flights

Hack #2: Ezeiza (FTE > EZE > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1214
  • Average savings: $294 (19.51%)

See FTE to AEP flights

Hack #3: Cordoba (FTE > COR > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1295
  • Average savings: $214 (14.16%)

See FTE to COR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Alaska, American, Delta, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6799 miles or 10942 kilometers.

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

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

How many flights go between El Calafate and San Francisco, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from FTE to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code FTE
Origination airport name El Calafate Airport
City El Calafate
Country Argentina
Latitude -50.3
Longitude -72.1

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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