The cheapest times to fly from SFO to AKN are

  • January 8th to May 6th (except the weeks of February 26th and March 12th)
  • September 10th to November 18th

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 AKN is late April. Prices can be as high as $1438 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $804 for Tuesday flights around late April.


When to Fly to King Salmon

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to King Salmon, AK (AKN) will usually cost between $817 to $1068 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late April with an average ticket price of $814. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1160. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $346 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $882 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to AKN flight.

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

SFO to AKN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to AKN flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $66 (7%) 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 $865. Return trip prices are from the AKN 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 AKN can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 46 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SFO to AKN

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 AKN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Anchorage, AK (SFO > ANC > AKN)

  • Price for both tickets: $763
  • Average savings: $119 (13.49%)

See SFO to ANC flights

Hack #2: Seattle, WA (SFO > SEA > AKN)

  • Price for both tickets: $836
  • Average savings: $47 (5.27%)

See SFO to SEA flights

Hack #3: Fairbanks, AK (SFO > FAI > AKN)

  • Price for both tickets: $876
  • Average savings: $7 (0.74%)

See SFO to FAI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Ravn Alaska, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2106 miles or 3389 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to AKN flight is about 4 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and King Salmon, AK?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from SFO to AKN.


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 AKN
Destination airport name King Salmon Airport
City King Salmon, AK
Country the United States
Latitude 58.7
Longitude -156.6


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