The cheapest times to fly from SFO to NLK are

  • February 5th to April 1st
  • April 23rd to July 1st (except the week of June 4th)
  • July 23rd to September 16th (except the week of July 30th)
  • November 26th to December 9th

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 NLK is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $9734 for Sunday flights during mid to late September, or as low as $1565 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Norfolk Island

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Norfolk Island (NLK) will usually cost between $1746 to $8364 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 $1646. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late September, with an average price of $4525. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2879 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2049 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to NLK flight.

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

SFO to NLK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to NLK 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 $0.2, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Norfolk Island, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to San Francisco. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $3470 (39%) 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 $1994. Return trip prices are from the NLK 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 NLK can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 34 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SFO to NLK

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 NLK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Sydney (SFO > SYD > NLK)

  • Price for both tickets: $1545
  • Average savings: $504 (24.6%)

See SFO to SYD flights

Hack #2: Brisbane (SFO > BNE > NLK)

  • Price for both tickets: $1642
  • Average savings: $407 (19.86%)

See SFO to BNE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Avianca, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6439 miles or 10363 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to NLK flight is about 12 hour 34 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Norfolk Island?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 27 available flights from SFO to NLK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeNLK
Destination airport nameNorfolk Island Airport
CityNorfolk Island


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