The cheapest times to fly from SFO to MQF are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the weeks of January 15th and February 12th)
  • March 26th to April 8th
  • May 14th to June 10th
  • August 6th to November 4th (except the week of August 20th)

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 MQF is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $9845 for Monday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $970 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Magnitogorsk

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Magnetiogorsk (MQF) will usually cost between $1040 to $8680 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1076. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $7338. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $6262 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2465 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to MQF flight.

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

SFO to MQF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to MQF 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

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays 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 $3393 (63%) 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 $1516. Return trip prices are from the MQF 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 MQF can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 3 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 MQF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ufa Airport (UFA) in Ufa

  • 142 miles (229 km) away from MQF
  • Usually 54.97% less expensive than MQF
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to UFA flights


Flight Hacking SFO to MQF

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 MQF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Moscow (SFO > SVO > MQF)

  • Price for both tickets: $1007
  • Average savings: $1458 (59.15%)

See SFO to SVO flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (SFO > LAX > MQF)

  • Price for both tickets: $1104
  • Average savings: $1362 (55.23%)

See SFO to LAX flights

Hack #3: San Jose, CA (SFO > SJC > MQF)

  • Price for both tickets: $1329
  • Average savings: $1136 (46.09%)

See SFO to SJC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, China Southern, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6147 miles or 9893 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to MQF flight is about 12 hour 3 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 3 available flights from SFO to MQF.


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 MQF
Destination airport name Magnitogorsk International Airport
City Magnetiogorsk
Country Russia
Latitude 53.4
Longitude 58.8


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