The cheapest times to fly from TSE to SFO are

  • January 15th to March 18th
  • June 11th to June 24th
  • August 13th to November 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 TSE to SFO is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $3198 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $761 for Wednesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Astana (TSE) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $999 to $1678 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $987. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1638. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $650 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1178 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TSE to SFO flight.

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

TSE to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TSE to SFO flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Nur-Sultan. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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 TSE. 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 $303 (20%) 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 $1102. Return trip prices are from the SFO to TSE 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 TSE 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 12 hour 14 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Paris (TSE > CDG > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $841
  • Average savings: $338 (28.65%)

See TSE to KBP flights

Hack #2: Kiev (TSE > KBP > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $849
  • Average savings: $329 (27.93%)

See TSE to CDG flights

Hack #3: Istanbul (TSE > IST > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $868
  • Average savings: $310 (26.32%)

See TSE to IST flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 24 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Alaska, American, Asiana, Austrian, Belavia, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Emirates, Finnair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, S7, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6254 miles or 10065 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TSE to SFO flight is about 12 hour 14 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 51 available flights from TSE to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeTSE
Origination airport nameNursultan Nazarbayev International Airport

Return Airport

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


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