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The cheapest times to fly from SFO to HNA are

  • January 15th to June 10th (except the weeks of January 29th, February 12th, March 5th, and April 16th)
  • July 2nd to July 15th
  • October 8th to December 2nd (except the week of November 19th)

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 HNA is early to mid May. Prices can be as high as $3143 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1155 for Monday flights around early to mid May.

 

When to Fly to Hanamaki

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Hanamaki (HNA) will usually cost between $1638 to $2416 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid May with an average ticket price of $1495. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2594. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1099 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2008 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to HNA flight.

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

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SFO to HNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to HNA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.25, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to HNA, and Sunday 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 $2563 (33%) 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 $1878. Return trip prices are from the HNA to SFO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SFO to HNA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 52 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 HNA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sendai Airport (SDJ) in Sendai

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from HNA
  • Usually 55.75% less expensive than HNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to SDJ flights

Destination alternative #2: Akita Airport (AXT) in Akita

  • 51 miles (82 km) away from HNA
  • Usually 39.77% less expensive than HNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to AXT flights

Destination alternative #3: Niigata Airport (KIJ) in Niigata

  • 149 miles (240 km) away from HNA
  • Usually 38.27% less expensive than HNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to KIJ flights

Destination alternative #4: Aomori Airport (AOJ) in Aomori

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from HNA
  • Usually 16.31% less expensive than HNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to AOJ flights

Destination alternative #5: Yamagata Airport (GAJ) in Yamagata

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from HNA
  • Usually 8.54% less expensive than HNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to GAJ flights

Destination alternative #6: Misawa AB Airport (MSJ) in Misawa

  • 89 miles (143 km) away from HNA
  • Usually 5.28% less expensive than HNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to MSJ flights

 

Flight Hacking SFO to HNA

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 HNA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Sapporo (SFO > CTS > HNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1137
  • Average savings: $872 (43.4%)

See SFO to CTS flights

Hack #2: Fukuoka (SFO > FUK > HNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1232
  • Average savings: $777 (38.67%)

See SFO to FUK flights

Hack #3: Taipei (SFO > TPE > HNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1267
  • Average savings: $741 (36.9%)

See SFO to TPE flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, China Airlines, China Eastern, EVA Air, Hawaiian, JAL, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4934 miles or 7940 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to HNA flight is about 9 hour 52 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from SFO to HNA.

 

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 HNA
Destination airport name Hanamaki Airport
City Hanamaki
Country Japan
Latitude 39.4
Longitude 141.1

 

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