The cheapest times to fly from GIS to SFO are

  • January 22nd to March 18th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 30th to June 17th
  • July 16th to August 12th (except the week of July 30th)
  • October 15th to November 25th (except the week of 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 GIS to SFO is early June. Prices can be as high as $3227 for Monday flights during early to mid October, or as low as $858 for Tuesday flights around early June.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Gisborne (GIS) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $858 to $1954 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early June with an average ticket price of $858. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid October, with an average price of $2164. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1306 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1068 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GIS to SFO flight.

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

GIS to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GIS to SFO flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Gisborne. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, 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. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to San Francisco, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Gisborne. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $326 (20%) 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 $1030. Return trip prices are from the SFO to GIS 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 GIS 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 40 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Auckland (GIS > AKL > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $998
  • Average savings: $71 (6.6%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Delta, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6490 miles or 10445 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GIS to SFO flight is about 12 hour 40 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 4 available flights from GIS to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code GIS
Origination airport name Gisborne Airport
City Gisborne
Country New Zealand
Latitude -38.7
Longitude 178

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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