The cheapest times to fly from SYD to SFO are

  • January 22nd to April 1st
  • April 23rd to June 17th
  • August 27th to September 9th
  • October 15th to November 25th

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 SYD to SFO is early March. Prices can be as high as $1745 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $630 for Tuesday flights around early March.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Sydney (SYD) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $649 to $1304 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early March with an average ticket price of $674. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1526. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $852 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $767 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SYD to SFO flight.

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

SYD to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SYD to SFO flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Sydney. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, 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 $786. Return trip prices are from the SFO to SYD 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 SYD to SFO 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 Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 32 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Avianca, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Frontier, Hawaiian, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, Jetstar, Korean Air, Malindo Air, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7424 miles or 11948 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SYD to SFO flight is about 14 hour 21 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 111 available flights from SYD to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSYD
Origination airport nameSydney International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeSFO
Destination airport nameSan Francisco International Airport
CitySan Francisco, CA
Countrythe United States


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