The cheapest times to fly from SFO to LBU are

  • March 19th to May 6th

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 LBU is mid March. Prices can be as high as $1499 for Thursday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $1341 for Tuesday flights around mid March.


When to Fly to Labuan

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Labuan (LBU) will usually cost between $1397 to $1499 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid March with an average ticket price of $1341. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $1499. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $158 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1499 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to LBU flight.

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

SFO to LBU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to LBU flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more 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 fly to LBU. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Labuan. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $59 (4%) 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 $1381. Return trip prices are from the LBU to SFO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SFO to LBU can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 50 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 LBU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) in Kota Kinabalu

  • 70 miles (113 km) away from LBU
  • Usually 36.22% less expensive than LBU
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to BKI flights


Flight Hacking SFO to LBU

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 LBU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kuala Lumpur (SFO > KUL > LBU)

  • Price for both tickets: $789
  • Average savings: $711 (47.4%)

See SFO to KUL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Emirates, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7700 miles or 12392 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to LBU flight is about 14 hour 50 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from SFO to LBU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSFO
Origination airport nameSan Francisco International Airport
CitySan Francisco, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeLBU
Destination airport nameLabuan Airport


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