The cheapest times to fly from SFO to TSV are

  • February 5th to May 13th
  • 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 TSV is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $3209 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1078 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Townsville

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Townsville (TSV) will usually cost between $1168 to $2541 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $1146. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3021. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1875 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1705 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to TSV flight.

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

SFO to TSV Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to TSV flight is 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 $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to TSV, 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 $233 (13%) 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 $1623. Return trip prices are from the TSV 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 TSV can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 42 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 TSV while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Proserpine Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP) in Proserpine

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from TSV
  • Usually 1.03% less expensive than TSV
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to PPP flights


Flight Hacking SFO to TSV

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 TSV — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Brisbane (SFO > BNE > TSV)

  • Price for both tickets: $1186
  • Average savings: $520 (30.47%)

See SFO to BNE flights

Hack #2: Sydney (SFO > SYD > TSV)

  • Price for both tickets: $1226
  • Average savings: $480 (28.12%)

See SFO to SYD flights

Hack #3: Melbourne (SFO > MEL > TSV)

  • Price for both tickets: $1301
  • Average savings: $404 (23.7%)

See SFO to MEL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, Delta, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, Hong Kong Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7065 miles or 11370 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to TSV flight is about 13 hour 42 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from SFO to TSV.


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 TSV
Destination airport name Townsville Airport
City Townsville
Country Australia
Latitude -19.3
Longitude 146.8


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