The cheapest times to fly from GUW to SFO are

  • January 8th to April 1st (except the weeks of March 5th and March 19th)
  • April 9th to May 13th (except the week of April 16th)
  • June 4th to July 15th (except the weeks of June 18th and July 2nd)
  • October 8th to November 4th (except the week of October 22nd)

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 GUW to SFO is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $6721 for Friday flights during late November to early December, or as low as $956 for Tuesday flights around early to mid February.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Atyrau (GUW) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $1010 to $6402 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 $1145. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late November to early December, with an average price of $2876. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1732 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1515 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GUW to SFO flight.

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

GUW to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GUW to SFO flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Atyrau. 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 fly to SFO, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into GUW. 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 $4258 (68%) 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 $1235. Return trip prices are from the SFO to GUW 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 GUW 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 48 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Moscow (GUW > SVO > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $909
  • Average savings: $606 (40%)

See GUW to IST flights

Hack #2: Istanbul (GUW > IST > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1062
  • Average savings: $453 (29.9%)

See GUW to SVO flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1188
  • Average savings: $327 (21.58%)

See GUW to FRA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air France, American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6570 miles or 10573 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GUW to SFO flight is about 12 hour 48 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from GUW to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeGUW
Origination airport nameAtyrau Airport

Return Airport

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


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