The cheapest times to fly from SFO to CGH are

  • January 15th to April 1st (except the weeks of February 12th, February 19th, and February 26th)
  • April 16th to May 6th (except the week of April 23rd)
  • May 21st to June 10th
  • August 13th to November 18th (except the weeks of October 15th and November 5th)

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 CGH is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $2799 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $979 for Monday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to São Paulo

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Sao Paulo (CGH) will usually cost between $998 to $1671 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $1027. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $1760. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $733 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1151 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to CGH flight.

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

SFO to CGH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to CGH flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CGH, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SFO. Saturdays 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 $163 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1176. Return trip prices are from the CGH 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 CGH can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 38 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 CGH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Guarulhos Gov Andre Franco Montoro Airport (GRU) in Sao Paulo

  • 18 miles (29 km) away from CGH
  • Usually 14.34% less expensive than CGH
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to GRU flights


Flight Hacking SFO to CGH

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 CGH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Las Vegas, NV (SFO > LAS > CGH)

  • Price for both tickets: $995
  • Average savings: $157 (13.6%)

See SFO to LAS flights

Hack #2: Miami, FL (SFO > MIA > CGH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1032
  • Average savings: $120 (10.38%)

See SFO to MIA flights

Hack #3: Brasilia (SFO > BSB > CGH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1041
  • Average savings: $111 (9.6%)

See SFO to BSB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Avianca, Azul, COPA, Delta, Gol, JetBlue, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6477 miles or 10424 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to CGH flight is about 12 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Sao Paulo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from SFO to CGH.


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 CGH
Destination airport name Congonhas Airport
City Sao Paulo
Country Brazil
Latitude -23.6
Longitude -46.7


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