The cheapest times to fly from PBM to SFO are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • April 23rd to May 27th (except the week of May 14th)
  • October 15th to November 11th

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 PBM to SFO is late January. Prices can be as high as $3006 for Tuesday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $1006 for Thursday flights around late January.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Zanderij (PBM) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $1036 to $2729 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $1482. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $2311. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $830 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1921 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PBM to SFO flight.

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

PBM to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PBM to SFO flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Paramaribo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.25, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SFO, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into PBM. Tuesdays 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 $1601 (58%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1166. Return trip prices are from the SFO to PBM 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 PBM 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 9 hour 31 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Miami, FL (PBM > MIA > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $928
  • Average savings: $993 (51.69%)

See PBM to POS flights

Hack #2: Port of Spain (PBM > POS > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $975
  • Average savings: $947 (49.27%)

See PBM to MIA flights

Hack #3: Fort Lauderdale, FL (PBM > FLL > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1146
  • Average savings: $776 (40.37%)

See PBM to FLL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Caribbean Airlines, COPA, Delta, Surinam Airways, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Francisco International Airport to Johan A. Pengel International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4744 miles or 7635 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PBM to SFO flight is about 9 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Zanderij 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 PBM to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PBM
Origination airport name Johan A. Pengel International Airport
City Zanderij
Country Suriname
Latitude 5.5
Longitude -55.2

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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