The cheapest times to fly from MCY to SFO are

  • February 5th to March 25th
  • April 23rd to May 20th
  • July 16th to September 9th
  • October 8th to November 25th

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 MCY to SFO is mid October. Prices can be as high as $2362 for Sunday flights during early January, or as low as $823 for Tuesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Maroochydore (MCY) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $1044 to $1838 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $1030. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2183. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1153 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1255 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MCY to SFO flight.

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

MCY to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MCY to SFO flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Sunshine Coast Regional. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SFO, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into MCY. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to San Francisco, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Sunshine Coast Regional. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $135 (8%) 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 $1259. Return trip prices are from the SFO to MCY 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 MCY 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 13 hour 39 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Sydney (MCY > SYD > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $900
  • Average savings: $355 (28.29%)

See MCY to MEL flights

Hack #2: Melbourne (MCY > MEL > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1007
  • Average savings: $249 (19.8%)

See MCY to SYD flights

Hack #3: Brisbane (MCY > BNE > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1206
  • Average savings: $50 (3.94%)

See MCY to BNE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Hong Kong Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7038 miles or 11327 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MCY to SFO flight is about 13 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Maroochydore 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 MCY to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MCY
Origination airport name Sunshine Coast Airport
City Maroochydore
Country Australia
Latitude -26.6
Longitude 153.1

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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