The cheapest times to fly from SFO to NPL are

  • February 12th to June 24th
  • October 22nd to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 NPL is late May. Prices can be as high as $2915 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $844 for Tuesday flights around late May.


When to Fly to New Plymouth

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to New Plymouth (NPL) will usually cost between $944 to $2413 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $936. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2638. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1702 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1425 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to NPL flight.

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

SFO to NPL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to NPL 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 $0.13, 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 to New Plymouth, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to San Francisco. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $186 (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 $1433. Return trip prices are from the NPL 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 NPL 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 57 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 NPL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Auckland International Airport (AKL) in Auckland

  • 142 miles (229 km) away from NPL
  • Usually 30.46% less expensive than NPL
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFO to AKL flights

Destination alternative #2: Taupo Airport (TUO) in Taupo

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from NPL
  • Usually 6.07% less expensive than NPL
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to TUO flights


Flight Hacking SFO to NPL

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 NPL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Auckland (SFO > AKL > NPL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1047
  • Average savings: $378 (26.53%)

See SFO to AKL flights

Hack #2: Christchurch (SFO > CHC > NPL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1213
  • Average savings: $212 (14.88%)

See SFO to CHC flights

Hack #3: Wellington (SFO > WLG > NPL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1236
  • Average savings: $189 (13.26%)

See SFO to WLG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Delta, EVA Air, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6650 miles or 10702 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to NPL flight is about 12 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and New Plymouth?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from SFO to NPL.


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 NPL
Destination airport name New Plymouth Airport
City New Plymouth
Country New Zealand
Latitude -39
Longitude 174.2


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