The cheapest times to fly from HIJ to SFO are

  • January 8th to April 22nd (except the week of March 19th)
  • May 7th to May 20th
  • August 27th to October 7th
  • October 29th 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 HIJ to SFO is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $2678 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $1029 for Thursday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Hiroshima (HIJ) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $1132 to $1752 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 $1154. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $2136. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $982 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1353 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HIJ to SFO flight.

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

HIJ to SFO Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SFO, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into HIJ. Saturdays 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 $176 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1336. Return trip prices are from the SFO to HIJ 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 HIJ 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 10 hour 53 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 HIJ 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 2.62% less expensive than SFO
  • 1-layover flights available

See HIJ to SJC flights


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

Hack #1: Shanghai (HIJ > PVG > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1098
  • Average savings: $255 (18.85%)

See HIJ to OKA flights

Hack #2: Okinawa (HIJ > OKA > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1145
  • Average savings: $208 (15.38%)

See HIJ to PVG flights

Hack #3: Tokyo (HIJ > HND > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1157
  • Average savings: $196 (14.45%)

See HIJ to HND flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, Hawaiian, JAL, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5503 miles or 8856 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HIJ to SFO flight is about 10 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Hiroshima 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 HIJ to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code HIJ
Origination airport name Hiroshima Airport
City Hiroshima
Country Japan
Latitude 34.4
Longitude 132.9

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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