The cheapest times to fly from SFO to RFP are

  • January 1st to June 3rd (except the weeks of March 5th, May 7th, and May 21st)
  • September 3rd to September 30th (except the week of September 17th)
  • November 26th to December 16th

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 RFP is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $3928 for Sunday flights during early November, or as low as $992 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Raiatea

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Raiatea (RFP) will usually cost between $995 to $2311 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1201. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early November, with an average price of $2458. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1257 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1497 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to RFP flight.

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

SFO to RFP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to RFP flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to RFP, and Thursday 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 $1166 (42%) 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 $1224. Return trip prices are from the RFP 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 RFP can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 33 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 RFP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tahiti Faa’a Airport (PPT) in Papeete

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from RFP
  • Usually 33.83% less expensive than RFP
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFO to PPT flights

Destination alternative #2: Temae Airport (MOZ) in Moorea Island

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from RFP
  • Usually 14.46% less expensive than RFP
  • 2-layover flights available

See SFO to MOZ flights

Destination alternative #3: Huahine Fare Airport (HUH) in Huahine

  • 29 miles (47 km) away from RFP
  • Usually 0.33% less expensive than RFP
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to HUH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui, Aircalin, Alaska, American, Delta, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4203 miles or 6764 kilometers.

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

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

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from SFO to RFP.


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 RFP
Destination airport name Raiatea Uturoa Airport
City Raiatea
Country French Polynesia
Latitude -16.7
Longitude -151.5


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