The cheapest times to fly from RGI to SFO are

  • April 16th to May 6th
  • October 15th to November 4th
  • November 19th to March 18th (except the weeks of December 10th and January 1st)

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 RGI to SFO is early August. Prices can be as high as $6352 for Sunday flights during mid November, or as low as $800 for Thursday flights around early August.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Tuamoto Islands (RGI) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $1013 to $2947 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early August with an average ticket price of $1972. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid November, with an average price of $3529. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1557 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2884 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RGI to SFO flight.

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

RGI to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RGI to SFO flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Rangiroa. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.45, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SFO, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into RGI. Sundays 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 $1197 (40%) 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 $1233. Return trip prices are from the SFO to RGI 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 RGI 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 8 hour 9 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 RGI 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 0.38% less expensive than SFO
  • 2-layover flights available

See RGI to SJC flights


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

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (RGI > LAX > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1641
  • Average savings: $1243 (43.1%)

See RGI to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui, Aircalin, Alaska, American, Delta, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3986 miles or 6415 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RGI to SFO flight is about 8 hour 9 minutes.

How many flights go between Tuamoto Islands and San Francisco, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from RGI to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RGI
Origination airport name Rangiroa Airport
City Tuamoto Islands
Country French Polynesia
Latitude -15
Longitude -147.7

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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