The cheapest times to fly from SFO to PLQ are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • September 24th to December 16th (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 PLQ is early to mid March. Prices can be as high as $5490 for Friday flights during early July, or as low as $845 for Tuesday flights around early to mid March.


When to Fly to Palanga

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Palanga (PLQ) will usually cost between $900 to $3422 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid March with an average ticket price of $928. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early July, with an average price of $3578. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2650 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1024 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to PLQ flight.

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

SFO to PLQ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to PLQ flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, 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 Palanga, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to San Francisco. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $528 (28%) 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 $1213. Return trip prices are from the PLQ 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 PLQ can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 6 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 PLQ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Riga International Airport (RIX) in Riga

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from PLQ
  • Usually 20.75% less expensive than PLQ
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to RIX flights


Flight Hacking SFO to PLQ

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 PLQ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Oslo (SFO > OSL > PLQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $779
  • Average savings: $245 (23.93%)

See SFO to OSL flights

Hack #2: Copenhagen (SFO > CPH > PLQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $828
  • Average savings: $197 (19.19%)

See SFO to CPH flights

Hack #3: Riga (SFO > RIX > PLQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $916
  • Average savings: $109 (10.6%)

See SFO to RIX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Baltic, Air Canada, Air France, Air New Zealand, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5622 miles or 9048 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to PLQ flight is about 11 hour 6 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from SFO to PLQ.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codePLQ
Destination airport namePalanga International Airport


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