The cheapest times to fly from MED to SFO are

  • January 15th to May 20th
  • July 2nd to July 15th
  • September 10th to September 30th
  • late October to early November

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 MED to SFO is mid February. Prices can be as high as $2949 for Monday flights during mid to late August, or as low as $1270 for Tuesday flights around mid February.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Medina (MED) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $1271 to $1991 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $1270. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late August, with an average price of $2210. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $940 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1342 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MED to SFO flight.

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

MED to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MED to SFO flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Medina. 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 fly to SFO, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into MED. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to San Francisco, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Medina. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $68 (5%) 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 $1434. Return trip prices are from the SFO to MED 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 MED 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 15 hour 21 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Istanbul (MED > IST > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $874
  • Average savings: $468 (34.87%)

See MED to LHR flights

Hack #2: London (MED > LHR > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $999
  • Average savings: $343 (25.56%)

See MED to IST flights

Hack #3: Istanbul (MED > SAW > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1023
  • Average savings: $319 (23.77%)

See MED to SAW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 37 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, easyJet, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Eurowings, Finnair, Flybe, Gulf Air, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air UK, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, THAI, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Francisco International Airport to Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7985 miles or 12851 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MED to SFO flight is about 15 hour 21 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from MED to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMED
Origination airport namePrince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport
CountrySaudi Arabia

Return Airport

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


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