The cheapest times to fly from SFO to BOB are

  • January 1st to May 13th
  • September 24th to October 14th (except the week of October 1st)
  • 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 BOB is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $3192 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $968 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Bora Bora

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Bora Bora (BOB) will usually cost between $1059 to $2173 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1246. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2167. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $921 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1497 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to BOB flight.

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

SFO to BOB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to BOB flight is slightly 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 $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to BOB, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into SFO. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Bora Bora, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to San Francisco. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1114 (38%) 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 $1259. Return trip prices are from the BOB 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 BOB can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 32 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 BOB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Temae Airport (MOZ) in Moorea Island

  • 149 miles (240 km) away from BOB
  • Usually 14.46% less expensive than BOB
  • 2-layover flights available

See SFO to MOZ flights

Destination alternative #2: Huahine Fare Airport (HUH) in Huahine

  • 51 miles (82 km) away from BOB
  • Usually 0.33% less expensive than BOB
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to HUH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Air Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Bora Bora Motu Mute Airport to San Francisco International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4194 miles or 6750 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to BOB flight is about 8 hour 32 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 37 available flights from SFO to BOB.


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 BOB
Destination airport name Bora Bora Motu Mute Airport
City Bora Bora
Country French Polynesia
Latitude -16.4
Longitude -151.8


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