The cheapest times to fly from SFO to MAU are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the weeks of January 8th and February 12th)
  • March 26th to July 22nd (except the weeks of April 2nd, April 9th, May 7th, and June 25th)
  • November 26th to December 16th

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 MAU is late January. Prices can be as high as $3771 for Wednesday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $1109 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Maupiti

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Maupiti (MAU) will usually cost between $1422 to $2569 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $1486. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $3014. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1528 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1693 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to MAU flight.

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

SFO to MAU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to MAU flight is 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 $0.25, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Maupiti, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to San Francisco. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $922 (32%) 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 $1453. Return trip prices are from the MAU 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 MAU can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 33 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 MAU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Huahine Fare Airport (HUH) in Huahine

  • 83 miles (134 km) away from MAU
  • Usually 11.85% less expensive than MAU
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to HUH flights

Destination alternative #2: Bora Bora Motu Mute Airport (BOB) in Bora Bora

  • 33 miles (53 km) away from MAU
  • Usually 11.55% less expensive than MAU
  • 2-layover flights available

See SFO to BOB flights

Destination alternative #3: Raiatea Uturoa Airport (RFP) in Raiatea

  • 56 miles (90 km) away from MAU
  • Usually 11.55% less expensive than MAU
  • 2-layover flights available

See SFO to RFP flights


Flight Hacking SFO to MAU

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 MAU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (SFO > LAX > MAU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1626
  • Average savings: $67 (3.93%)

See SFO to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, American, Delta, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Maupiti Fr. Polynesia Airport to San Francisco International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4208 miles or 6772 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to MAU flight is about 8 hour 33 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 34 available flights from SFO to MAU.


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 MAU
Destination airport name Maupiti Fr. Polynesia Airport
City Maupiti
Country French Polynesia
Latitude -16.4
Longitude -152.3


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