The cheapest times to fly from MPM to SFO are

  • January 15th to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 27th
  • October 8th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 15th, October 29th, November 12th, and November 26th)

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 MPM to SFO is mid January. Prices can be as high as $2311 for Thursday flights during early August, or as low as $1163 for Wednesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Maputo (MPM) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $1210 to $1866 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $1234. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2208. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $974 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1357 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MPM to SFO flight.

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

MPM to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MPM to SFO flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Maputo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to San Francisco, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Maputo. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $844 (30%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1293. Return trip prices are from the SFO to MPM 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 MPM 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 20 hour 21 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Johannesburg (MPM > JNB > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1281
  • Average savings: $76 (5.6%)

See MPM to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (MPM > JFK > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1348
  • Average savings: $9 (0.66%)

See MPM to JNB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air France, American, British Airways, Delta, Ethiopian, Kenya Airways, KLM, LAM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10764 miles or 17323 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MPM to SFO flight is about 20 hour 21 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from MPM to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMPM
Origination airport nameMaputo Airport

Return Airport

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


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