The cheapest times to fly from PAD to SFO are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • April 9th to May 27th
  • October 15th to December 9th

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 PAD to SFO is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $1637 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $689 for Tuesday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Paderborn (PAD) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $806 to $1368 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $815. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1445. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $630 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $972 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PAD to SFO flight.

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

PAD to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PAD to SFO flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Paderborn. 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 Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into PAD. 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 $157 (11%) 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 $999. Return trip prices are from the SFO to PAD 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 PAD 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 11 hour 3 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Frankfurt (PAD > FRA > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $699
  • Average savings: $274 (28.14%)

See PAD to AUS flights

Hack #2: Austin, TX (PAD > AUS > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $713
  • Average savings: $260 (26.7%)

See PAD to FRA flights

Hack #3: Munich (PAD > MUC > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $762
  • Average savings: $211 (21.66%)

See PAD to MUC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska, Condor, KLM, Lufthansa, SWISS, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Francisco International Airport to Paderborn/Lippstadt Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5598 miles or 9009 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PAD to SFO flight is about 11 hour 3 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from PAD to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codePAD
Origination airport namePaderborn/Lippstadt Airport

Return Airport

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


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