The cheapest times to fly from SHM to SFO are

  • January 15th to June 17th (except the weeks of February 12th, April 23rd, and April 30th)
  • August 27th to October 7th

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 SHM to SFO is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $2664 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $1112 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Nanki Shirahama (SHM) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $1205 to $1985 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $1165. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $2241. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1076 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1352 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SHM to SFO flight.

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

SHM to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SHM to SFO flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Shirahama. 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. Saturdays 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 $292 (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 $1350. Return trip prices are from the SFO to SHM 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 SHM to SFO can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 45 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SHM to SFO

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 SHM to SFO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Tokyo (SHM > HND > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1065
  • Average savings: $287 (21.23%)

See SHM to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (SHM > LAX > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1242
  • Average savings: $110 (8.14%)

See SHM to HND flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, ANA, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, Hawaiian, JAL, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5427 miles or 8734 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SHM to SFO flight is about 10 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Nanki Shirahama and San Francisco, CA?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SHM
Origination airport name Nanki Shirahama Airport
City Nanki Shirahama
Country Japan
Latitude 33.7
Longitude 135.4

Return Airport

Destination code SFO
Destination airport name San Francisco International Airport
City San Francisco, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -122.4


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