The cheapest times to fly from SFO to CME are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • July 30th to November 18th (except the week of October 22nd)

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 CME is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1065 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $437 for Wednesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Ciudad del Carmen

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Ciudad del Carmen (CME) will usually cost between $544 to $754 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $504. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $898. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $394 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $590 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to CME flight.

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

SFO to CME Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to CME flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CME, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SFO. Sundays 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 $79 (12%) 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 $575. Return trip prices are from the CME 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 CME can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 3 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 CME while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: C. P. A. Carlos Rovirosa International Airport (VSA) in Villahermosa

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from CME
  • Usually 10.08% less expensive than CME
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to VSA flights

Destination alternative #2: Ingeniero Alberto Acuna Ongay International Airport (CPE) in Campeche

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from CME
  • Usually 2.54% less expensive than CME
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to CPE flights


Flight Hacking SFO to CME

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 CME — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Mexico City (SFO > MEX > CME)

  • Price for both tickets: $481
  • Average savings: $110 (18.56%)

See SFO to MEX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, American, COPA, Delta, InterJet, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ciudad del Carmen International Airport to San Francisco International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2260 miles or 3637 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to CME flight is about 5 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Ciudad del Carmen?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from SFO to CME.


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 CME
Destination airport name Ciudad del Carmen International Airport
City Ciudad del Carmen
Country Mexico
Latitude 18.7
Longitude -91.8


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