The cheapest times to fly from SFO to AKL are

  • February 5th to March 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 30th to June 17th
  • August 13th to December 2nd (except the weeks of October 1st, October 8th, 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 AKL is early September. Prices can be as high as $1796 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $817 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Auckland

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Auckland (AKL) will usually cost between $836 to $1385 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $848. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1574. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $726 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $991 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to AKL flight.

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

SFO to AKL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to AKL flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to AKL, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into SFO. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Auckland, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to San Francisco. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $123 (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 $986. Return trip prices are from the AKL 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 AKL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 44 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 24 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, Korean Air, LATAM, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6529 miles or 10507 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to AKL flight is about 12 hour 44 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 77 available flights from SFO to AKL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SFO
Origination airport name San Francisco International Airport
City San Francisco, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -122.4

Return Airport

Destination code AKL
Destination airport name Auckland International Airport
City Auckland
Country New Zealand
Latitude -37
Longitude 174.8


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