The cheapest times to fly from SFO to PPT are

  • January 8th to June 3rd (except the week of May 14th)
  • September 3rd to September 30th (except the week of September 17th)
  • November 26th to December 9th

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 PPT is early February. Prices can be as high as $2454 for Monday flights during early August, or as low as $683 for Tuesday flights around early February.


When to Fly to Tahiti

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Papeete (PPT) will usually cost between $762 to $1762 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early February with an average ticket price of $816. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1743. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $927 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $991 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to PPT flight.

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

SFO to PPT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to PPT 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 $0.15, 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. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Tahiti, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to San Francisco. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $282 (24%) 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 $932. Return trip prices are from the PPT 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 PPT can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 33 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air France, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, American, Delta, Fiji Airways, French bee, Hawaiian, Qantas, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Tahiti Faa’a Airport to San Francisco International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4202 miles or 6762 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to PPT flight is about 8 hour 33 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 36 available flights from SFO to PPT.


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 PPT
Destination airport name Tahiti Faa’a Airport
City Papeete
Country French Polynesia
Latitude -17.6
Longitude -149.6


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