The cheapest times to fly from TAC to SFO are

  • January 15th to February 25th
  • March 26th to July 15th (except the weeks of April 23rd, April 30th, and June 4th)
  • October 29th to November 25th (except the week of November 12th)

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 TAC to SFO is mid February. Prices can be as high as $4752 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $2047 for Tuesday flights around mid February.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Tacloban (TAC) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $2051 to $2804 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $2089. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $3178. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1088 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2155 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TAC to SFO flight.

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

TAC to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TAC to SFO flight is more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Tacloban City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is 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 $363 (14%) 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 $2121. Return trip prices are from the SFO to TAC 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 TAC 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 13 hour 28 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 TAC to SFO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from SFO
  • Usually 2.04% less expensive than SFO
  • 2-layover flights available

See TAC to SJC flights


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

Hack #1: Manila (TAC > MNL > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $731
  • Average savings: $1424 (66.08%)

See TAC to CRK flights

Hack #2: Luzon Island (TAC > CRK > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1005
  • Average savings: $1150 (53.36%)

See TAC to MNL flights

Hack #3: Singapore (TAC > SIN > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1042
  • Average savings: $1113 (51.65%)

See TAC to SIN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, ANA, JAL, Philippine Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Francisco International Airport to Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6932 miles or 11156 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TAC to SFO flight is about 13 hour 28 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from TAC to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeTAC
Origination airport nameDaniel Z. Romualdez Airport
Countrythe Philippines

Return Airport

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


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