The cheapest times to fly from SFO to PEN are
- February 5th to May 6th
- August 20th to November 18th (except the week of October 1st)
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 PEN is late October. Prices can be as high as $1606 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $673 for Thursday flights around late October.
When to Fly to Penang
Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Bayan Lepas (PEN) will usually cost between $709 to $1081 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $713. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1428. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $715 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $789 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to PEN flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SFO to PEN route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SFO to PEN flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PEN, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into SFO. Saturdays 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 $62 (7%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $812. Return trip prices are from the PEN to SFO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from SFO to PEN can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 6 minutes may not be realistic.
Flight Hacking SFO to PEN
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 PEN — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $756
- Average savings: $33 (4.19%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SFO to PEN? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 25 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Garuda Indonesia, JAL, KLM, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, THAI, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Penang International Airport to San Francisco International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 8399 miles or 13517 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SFO to PEN?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to PEN flight is about 16 hour 6 minutes.
How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Bayan Lepas?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 79 available flights from SFO to PEN.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||San Francisco International Airport|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Penang International Airport|
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