The cheapest times to fly from UTT to SFO are

  • January 15th to March 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to July 22nd (except the week of June 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 UTT to SFO is late January. Prices can be as high as $4577 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $1243 for Monday flights around late January.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Mthatha (UTT) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $1244 to $2418 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $1266. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2680. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1414 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1436 can be considered a good price for a round-trip UTT to SFO flight.

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

UTT to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the UTT to SFO flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Mthatha. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday 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 $509 (27%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1447. Return trip prices are from the SFO to UTT 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 UTT 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 20 hour 19 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 UTT 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 1.81% less expensive than SFO
  • 2-layover flights available

See UTT to SJC flights


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

Hack #1: New York, NY (UTT > JFK > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1212
  • Average savings: $225 (15.63%)

See UTT to JNB flights

Hack #2: Johannesburg (UTT > JNB > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1214
  • Average savings: $223 (15.49%)

See UTT to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alaska, American, British Airways, Delta, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, South African, SWISS, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10743 miles or 17289 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop UTT to SFO flight is about 20 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between Mthatha 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 UTT to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code UTT
Origination airport name Mthatha Airport
City Mthatha
Country South Africa
Latitude -31.5
Longitude 28.7

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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