The cheapest times to fly from SFO to AOR are

  • January 1st to May 6th (except the weeks of January 15th and March 19th)
  • October 15th to November 11th
  • November 26th to December 16th

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 AOR is late March. Prices can be as high as $12719 for Sunday flights during mid July, or as low as $1205 for Wednesday flights around late March.


When to Fly to Alor Setar

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Alor Setar (AOR) will usually cost between $2602 to $9715 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late March with an average ticket price of $3097. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $10372. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $7275 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $4136 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to AOR flight.

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

SFO to AOR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to AOR flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.31, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to AOR. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Alor Setar. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1423 (23%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $3348. Return trip prices are from the AOR to SFO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SFO to AOR can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 0 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 AOR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Penang International Airport (PEN) in Bayan Lepas

  • 62 miles (100 km) away from AOR
  • Usually 80.94% less expensive than AOR
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to PEN flights

Destination alternative #2: Langkawi International Airport (LGK) in Langkawi

  • 47 miles (76 km) away from AOR
  • Usually 70.25% less expensive than AOR
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to LGK flights

Destination alternative #3: Sultan Ismail Petra Airport (KBR) in Kota Bharu

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from AOR
  • Usually 68.33% less expensive than AOR
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to KBR flights

Destination alternative #4: Hat Yai International Airport (HDY) in Hat Yai

  • 51 miles (82 km) away from AOR
  • Usually 66.95% less expensive than AOR
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to HDY flights

Destination alternative #5: Ipoh Sultan Azlan Shah Airport (IPH) in Ipoh

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from AOR
  • Usually 58.01% less expensive than AOR
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to IPH flights


Flight Hacking SFO to AOR

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 AOR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kuala Lumpur (SFO > KUL > AOR)

  • Price for both tickets: $765
  • Average savings: $3371 (81.5%)

See SFO to KUL flights

Hack #2: Johor Bahru (SFO > JHB > AOR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1403
  • Average savings: $2733 (66.08%)

See SFO to JHB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: ANA, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Emirates, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Royal Brunei, Singapore Airlines, United, Vistara, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sultan Abdul Halim Airport to San Francisco International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8346 miles or 13432 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to AOR flight is about 16 hour 0 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Alor Setar?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 3 available flights from SFO to AOR.


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 AOR
Destination airport name Sultan Abdul Halim Airport
City Alor Setar
Country Malaysia
Latitude 6.2
Longitude 100.4


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