The cheapest times to fly from SFO to ASP are

  • January 29th to May 6th
  • August 6th to September 9th
  • October 15th to December 2nd

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 ASP is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $3404 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1186 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Alice Springs

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Alice Springs (ASP) will usually cost between $1293 to $2708 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $1303. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3194. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1891 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1834 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to ASP flight.

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

SFO to ASP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to ASP flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ASP, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into SFO. 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 $180 (9%) 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 $1774. Return trip prices are from the ASP 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 ASP can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 15 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SFO to ASP

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 ASP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Sydney (SFO > SYD > ASP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1471
  • Average savings: $363 (19.79%)

See SFO to SYD flights

Hack #2: Melbourne (SFO > MEL > ASP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1493
  • Average savings: $341 (18.59%)

See SFO to MEL flights

Hack #3: Brisbane (SFO > BNE > ASP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1506
  • Average savings: $328 (17.88%)

See SFO to BNE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Hawaiian, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7926 miles or 12756 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to ASP flight is about 15 hour 15 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Alice Springs?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from SFO to ASP.


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 ASP
Destination airport name Alice Springs Airport
City Alice Springs
Country Australia
Latitude -23.8
Longitude 133.9


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