The cheapest times to fly from SFO to PLO are

  • January 29th to May 6th
  • August 6th to September 9th
  • October 15th to December 2nd

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 PLO is mid August. Prices can be as high as $4259 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1175 for Sunday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Port Lincoln

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Port Lincoln (PLO) will usually cost between $1275 to $2708 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $1232. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3503. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2271 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1881 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to PLO flight.

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

SFO to PLO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to PLO 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 $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PLO, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SFO. Fridays 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 $177 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1836. Return trip prices are from the PLO 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 PLO can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 44 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SFO to PLO

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 PLO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Adelaide (SFO > ADL > PLO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1620
  • Average savings: $261 (13.88%)

See SFO to ADL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8196 miles or 13190 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to PLO flight is about 15 hour 44 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Port Lincoln?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 4 available flights from SFO to PLO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codePLO
Destination airport namePort Lincoln Airport
CityPort Lincoln


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