The cheapest times to fly from SFO to HND are

  • January 8th to May 13th (except the weeks of January 22nd and March 12th)
  • September 17th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 1st and 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 HND is mid November. Prices can be as high as $1662 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $722 for Thursday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Tokyo

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Tokyo (HND) will usually cost between $769 to $1293 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 $785. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1432. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $647 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $905 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to HND flight.

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

SFO to HND Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to HND flight is priced close to the average and costs less than 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

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to HND, and Monday 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 $76 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $902. Return trip prices are from the HND 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 HND can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 15 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 HND while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Narita International Airport (NRT) in Tokyo

  • 37 miles (60 km) away from HND
  • Usually 7.51% less expensive than HND
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFO to NRT flights


Flight Hacking SFO to HND

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 HND — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $809
  • Average savings: $96 (10.61%)

See SFO to LAS flights

Hack #2: Hong Kong (SFO > HKG > HND)

  • Price for both tickets: $834
  • Average savings: $72 (7.9%)

See SFO to HKG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 25 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Finnair, Hainan, Hawaiian, JAL, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Philippine Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, THAI, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5148 miles or 8285 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to HND flight is about 10 hour 15 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 88 available flights from SFO to HND.


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 HND
Destination airport name Tokyo International Airport
City Tokyo
Country Japan
Latitude 35.6
Longitude 139.8


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