The cheapest times to fly from TAP to SFO are

  • January 15th to March 11th
  • April 23rd to May 13th (except the week of April 30th)
  • July 30th 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 TAP to SFO is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $1239 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $534 for Wednesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Tapachula (TAP) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $556 to $841 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 $558. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1030. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $472 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $575 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TAP to SFO flight.

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

TAP to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TAP to SFO flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Tapachula. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SFO, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into TAP. 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 $93 (14%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $589. Return trip prices are from the SFO to TAP 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 TAP 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 5 hour 20 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 TAP to SFO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in Oakland, CA

  • 11 miles (18 km) away from SFO
  • Usually 16.87% less expensive than SFO
  • 1-layover flights available

See TAP to OAK flights

Destination alternative #2: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in Sacramento, CA

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from SFO
  • Usually 7.30% less expensive than SFO
  • 1-layover flights available

See TAP to SMF flights


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

Hack #1: Guadalajara (TAP > GDL > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $424
  • Average savings: $152 (26.35%)

See TAP to MEX flights

Hack #2: Mexico City (TAP > MEX > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $441
  • Average savings: $134 (23.3%)

See TAP to GDL flights

Hack #3: Las Vegas, NV (TAP > LAS > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $551
  • Average savings: $24 (4.17%)

See TAP to LAS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Alaska, COPA, Delta, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2418 miles or 3891 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TAP to SFO flight is about 5 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between Tapachula 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 TAP to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code TAP
Origination airport name Tapachula International Airport
City Tapachula
Country Mexico
Latitude 14.8
Longitude -92.4

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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