The cheapest times to fly from HNA to SFO are

  • March 26th to April 22nd (except the week of April 9th)
  • May 7th to June 3rd (except the week of May 21st)
  • November 12th to March 4th (except the week of December 24th)

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 HNA to SFO is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $8545 for Saturday flights during early to mid October, or as low as $1968 for Sunday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Hanamaki (HNA) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $2059 to $8542 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 $4529. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid October, with an average price of $7966. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3437 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $6737 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HNA to SFO flight.

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

HNA to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HNA to SFO flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Hanamaki. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.85, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SFO, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into HNA. 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 $2563 (33%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2881. Return trip prices are from the SFO to HNA 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 HNA 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 9 hour 52 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Fukuoka (HNA > FUK > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1274
  • Average savings: $5463 (81.09%)

See HNA to CTS flights

Hack #2: Sapporo (HNA > CTS > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1502
  • Average savings: $5235 (77.71%)

See HNA to FUK flights

Hack #3: Osaka (HNA > ITM > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1527
  • Average savings: $5210 (77.33%)

See HNA to ITM flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, China Airlines, China Eastern, Hawaiian, JAL, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4934 miles or 7940 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HNA to SFO flight is about 9 hour 52 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from HNA to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code HNA
Origination airport name Hanamaki Airport
City Hanamaki
Country Japan
Latitude 39.4
Longitude 141.1

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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