The cheapest times to fly from SFO to AMS are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • September 24th to December 9th

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 AMS is early February. Prices can be as high as $1347 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $500 for Tuesday flights around early February.


When to Fly to Amsterdam

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Amsterdam (AMS) will usually cost between $531 to $1064 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early February with an average ticket price of $570. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1124. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $554 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $666 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to AMS flight.

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

SFO to AMS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to AMS 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 $0.08, 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. Fridays 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 $95 (12%) 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 $666. Return trip prices are from the AMS 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 AMS can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 48 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from SFO to AMS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Brussels National Airport (BRU) in Brussels

  • 98 miles (158 km) away from AMS
  • Usually 12.32% less expensive than AMS
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to BRU flights


Flight Hacking SFO to AMS

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 AMS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (SFO > LGW > AMS)

  • Price for both tickets: $502
  • Average savings: $164 (24.64%)

See SFO to LGW flights

Hack #2: London (SFO > LHR > AMS)

  • Price for both tickets: $522
  • Average savings: $144 (21.64%)

See SFO to LHR flights

Hack #3: London (SFO > LCY > AMS)

  • Price for both tickets: $594
  • Average savings: $72 (10.82%)

See SFO to LCY flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 35 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Air New Zealand, Air Transat, Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, easyJet, Finnair, Flybe, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, Level, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air International, Norwegian Air UK, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5458 miles or 8784 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to AMS flight is about 10 hour 48 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 87 available flights from SFO to AMS.


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 AMS
Destination airport name Schiphol Airport
City Amsterdam
Country the Netherlands
Latitude 52.3
Longitude 4.8


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