The cheapest times to fly from MQF to SFO are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of January 8th)
  • March 19th to April 29th
  • May 21st to June 3rd
  • October 8th to October 28th

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 MQF to SFO is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $8597 for Monday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $764 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Magnetiogorsk (MQF) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $892 to $6289 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $844. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $5057. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $4213 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1775 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MQF to SFO flight.

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

MQF to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MQF to SFO flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Magnitogorsk. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays 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 $3393 (63%) 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 $1309. Return trip prices are from the SFO to MQF 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 MQF to SFO can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 3 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 MQF 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 49.41% less expensive than SFO
  • Nonstop flights available

See MQF to SJC flights


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

Hack #1: Moscow (MQF > SVO > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $803
  • Average savings: $972 (54.76%)

See MQF to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (MQF > LAX > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $920
  • Average savings: $855 (48.17%)

See MQF to SVO flights

Hack #3: Adler/Sochi (MQF > AER > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1145
  • Average savings: $630 (35.49%)

See MQF to AER flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, British Airways, China Southern, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6147 miles or 9893 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MQF to SFO flight is about 12 hour 3 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 5 available flights from MQF to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MQF
Origination airport name Magnitogorsk International Airport
City Magnetiogorsk
Country Russia
Latitude 53.4
Longitude 58.8

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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