The cheapest times to fly from SFO to OAX are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • May 21st to July 22nd (except the week of June 18th)
  • August 13th to October 21st (except the week of August 27th)

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 OAX is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1217 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $411 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Oaxaca

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Oaxaca (OAX) will usually cost between $480 to $713 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $436. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $821. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $385 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $520 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to OAX flight.

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

SFO to OAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to OAX flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less 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 fly to OAX, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SFO. Sundays 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 $49 (8%) 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 $521. Return trip prices are from the OAX 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 OAX can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 47 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SFO to OAX

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 OAX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Guadalajara (SFO > GDL > OAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $391
  • Average savings: $129 (24.74%)

See SFO to GDL flights

Hack #2: Mexico City (SFO > MEX > OAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $430
  • Average savings: $90 (17.32%)

See SFO to MEX flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (SFO > LAX > OAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $472
  • Average savings: $48 (9.14%)

See SFO to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, InterJet, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2110 miles or 3396 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to OAX flight is about 4 hour 47 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from SFO to OAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeOAX
Destination airport nameXoxocotlan International Airport


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