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The cheapest times to fly from SFO to MKY are

  • January 29th to May 6th
  • August 6th to September 9th
  • October 15th to December 2nd

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 MKY is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $3201 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1085 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.

 

When to Fly to Mackay

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Mackay (MKY) will usually cost between $1177 to $2496 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $1155. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3036. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1881 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1701 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to MKY flight.

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

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SFO to MKY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to MKY 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 $0.15, which is far below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $225 (12%) 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 $1626. Return trip prices are from the MKY 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 MKY can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 37 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 MKY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Proserpine Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP) in Proserpine

  • 62 miles (100 km) away from MKY
  • Usually 0.76% less expensive than MKY
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to PPP flights

 

Flight Hacking SFO to MKY

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 MKY — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Brisbane (SFO > BNE > MKY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1174
  • Average savings: $527 (30.96%)

See SFO to BNE flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, Delta, Hawaiian, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7016 miles or 11291 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to MKY flight is about 13 hour 37 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from SFO to MKY.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeSFO
Origination airport nameSan Francisco International Airport
CitySan Francisco, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude37.6
Longitude-122.4

Return Airport

Destination codeMKY
Destination airport nameMackay Airport
CityMackay
CountryAustralia
Latitude-21.2
Longitude149.2

 

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