The cheapest times to fly from SFO to SYD are
- January 29th to March 25th
- April 30th to May 27th
- August 6th to December 2nd (except the weeks of September 17th, October 8th, October 15th, and November 19th)
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 SYD is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $1945 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $816 for Tuesday flights around late August to early September.
When to Fly to Sydney
Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Sydney (SYD) will usually cost between $854 to $1536 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $849. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1739. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $890 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1019 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to SYD flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SFO to SYD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SFO to SYD 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 $0.09, 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $108 (9%) 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 $1023. Return trip prices are from the SYD 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 SYD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 21 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Hacking SFO to SYD
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 SYD — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $1017
- Average savings: $2 (0.2%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SFO to SYD? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 33 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, AirAsia, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Avianca, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, Jetstar, Korean Air, LATAM, Malindo Air, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Scoot, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Sydney International Airport to San Francisco International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 7424 miles or 11948 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SFO to SYD?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to SYD flight is about 14 hour 21 minutes.
How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Sydney?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 91 available flights from SFO to SYD.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||San Francisco International Airport|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Sydney International Airport|
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