The cheapest times to fly from SFO to FRA are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 13th
  • October 1st to December 9th

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 FRA is mid November. Prices can be as high as $1315 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $491 for Monday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Frankfurt

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Frankfurt (FRA) will usually cost between $508 to $1082 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $537. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1160. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $622 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $670 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to FRA flight.

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

SFO to FRA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to FRA 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 $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Frankfurt, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to San Francisco. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $105 (14%) 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 $675. Return trip prices are from the FRA 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 FRA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 13 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from SFO to FRA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Luxembourg Airport (LUX) in Luxembourg

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from FRA
  • Usually 1.64% less expensive than FRA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to LUX flights


Flight Hacking SFO to FRA

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 FRA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (SFO > LHR > FRA)

  • Price for both tickets: $560
  • Average savings: $111 (16.49%)

See SFO to LHR flights

Hack #2: Paris (SFO > CDG > FRA)

  • Price for both tickets: $602
  • Average savings: $68 (10.15%)

See SFO to CDG flights

Hack #3: London (SFO > LGW > FRA)

  • Price for both tickets: $623
  • Average savings: $47 (7.01%)

See SFO to LGW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 29 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5684 miles or 9147 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to FRA flight is about 11 hour 13 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 99 available flights from SFO to FRA.


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 FRA
Destination airport name Frankfurt Main Airport
City Frankfurt
Country Germany
Latitude 50
Longitude 8.6


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