The cheapest times to fly from SFO to AER are

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • April 2nd to May 20th (except the week of April 23rd)
  • September 10th to December 16th (except the weeks of September 17th, October 29th, and November 19th)

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 SFO to AER is early December. Prices can be as high as $4142 for Thursday flights during early August, or as low as $943 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Sochi

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Adler/Sochi (AER) will usually cost between $969 to $1694 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $982. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1756. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $774 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1129 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to AER flight.

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

SFO to AER Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to AER flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Sochi, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to San Francisco. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $184 (14%) 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 $1151. Return trip prices are from the AER to SFO 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 SFO to AER can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 5 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 SFO to AER while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Pashkovskiy Airport (KRR) in Krasnodar

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from AER
  • Usually 18.33% less expensive than AER
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to KRR flights


Flight Hacking SFO to AER

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 SFO to AER — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Moscow (SFO > DME > AER)

  • Price for both tickets: $938
  • Average savings: $192 (16.96%)

See SFO to DME flights

Hack #2: Moscow (SFO > SVO > AER)

  • Price for both tickets: $958
  • Average savings: $172 (15.19%)

See SFO to SVO flights

Hack #3: Moscow (SFO > VKO > AER)

  • Price for both tickets: $985
  • Average savings: $144 (12.75%)

See SFO to VKO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, British Airways, Delta, El Al, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Adler/Sochi Airport to San Francisco International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6725 miles or 10823 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to AER flight is about 13 hour 5 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Adler/Sochi?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from SFO to AER.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeAER
Destination airport nameAdler/Sochi Airport


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