The cheapest times to fly from SFO to CTG are

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • August 13th to November 18th

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 CTG is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1247 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $482 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Cartagena

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Cartagena (CTG) will usually cost between $543 to $862 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $542. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1099. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $557 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $662 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to CTG flight.

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

SFO to CTG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to CTG flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 (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 $640. Return trip prices are from the CTG 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 CTG can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 12 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 CTG while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Simon Bolivar Airport (SMR) in Santa Marta

  • 99 miles (159 km) away from CTG
  • Usually 0.53% less expensive than CTG
  • 2-layover flights available

See SFO to SMR flights


Flight Hacking SFO to CTG

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 CTG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Bogota (SFO > BOG > CTG)

  • Price for both tickets: $642
  • Average savings: $21 (3.1%)

See SFO to BOG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, InterJet, JetBlue, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3452 miles or 5555 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to CTG flight is about 7 hour 12 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 81 available flights from SFO to CTG.


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 CTG
Destination airport name Rafael Nunez Airport
City Cartagena
Country Colombia
Latitude 10.4
Longitude -75.5


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