The cheapest times to fly from SJZ to SFO are

  • January 8th to February 18th
  • April 23rd to July 29th (except the week of June 18th)

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 SJZ to SFO is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $5949 for Tuesday flights during mid October, or as low as $3124 for Sunday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Sao Jorge Island (SJZ) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $3129 to $5259 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $3124. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid October, with an average price of $5259. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2135 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $3884 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJZ to SFO flight.

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

SJZ to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SJZ to SFO flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from São Jorge Island. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.5, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SFO, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into SJZ. Tuesdays 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 $2257 (32%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $3520. Return trip prices are from the SFO to SJZ 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 SJZ to SFO can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 44 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SJZ 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 SJZ to SFO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (SJZ > BOS > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $996
  • Average savings: $2888 (74.36%)

See SJZ to TER flights

Hack #2: Lajes (SJZ > TER > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1495
  • Average savings: $2389 (61.51%)

See SJZ to BOS flights

Hack #3: Ponta Delgada (SJZ > PDL > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1599
  • Average savings: $2286 (58.84%)

See SJZ to PDL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Azores Airlines, Delta, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4861 miles or 7823 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJZ to SFO flight is about 9 hour 44 minutes.

How many flights go between Sao Jorge Island and San Francisco, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 32 available flights from SJZ to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SJZ
Origination airport name Sao Jorge Airport
City Sao Jorge Island
Country Portugal
Latitude 38.7
Longitude -28.2

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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