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Find cheap flights from Christchurch to San Francisco from $851

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 10/8. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often from within our search results in flight searches from Christchurch to San Francisco, as well as popular online travel agencies
These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often from within our search results in flight searches from Christchurch to San Francisco, as well as popular online travel agencies
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Cheap flight deals from Christchurch to San Francisco

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Christchurch to San Francisco that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
11:00 - 06:50CHC-SFO
14h 50m1 stop
22:50 - 10:25SFO-CHC
16h 35m1 stop
$1,348Air New Zealand
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za, 4 mei. - di, 21 mei.
07:05 - 06:50CHC-SFO
18h 45m2 stops
22:00 - 09:55SFO-CHC
16h 55m1 stop
$1,349Air New Zealand
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za, 4 mei. - di, 21 mei.
07:05 - 06:50CHC-SFO
18h 45m2 stops
17:55 - 09:55SFO-CHC
21h 00m2 stops
$1,359
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za, 4 mei. - di, 21 mei.
13:15 - 13:25CHC-SFO
19h 10m1 stop
23:35 - 12:15SFO-CHC
17h 40m1 stop
$1,403Fiji Airways
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do, 8 aug. - za, 31 aug.
13:15 - 13:25CHC-SFO
19h 10m1 stop
23:35 - 12:15SFO-CHC
17h 40m1 stop
$1,487Fiji Airways
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do, 27 jun. - za, 27 jul.
18:00 - 13:25CHC-SFO
38h 25m2 stops
23:35 - 12:15SFO-CHC
17h 40m1 stop
$1,558
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di, 23 jul. - di, 13 aug.
06:05 - 08:59CHC-SFO
21h 54m2 stops
18:30 - 23:55SFO-CHC
34h 25m2 stops
$1,707Qantas Airways
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do, 8 aug. - vr, 6 sep.
17:45 - 17:50CHC-SFO
19h 05m1 stop
18:30 - 23:55SFO-CHC
34h 25m2 stops
$1,708Qantas Airways
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do, 8 aug. - vr, 6 sep.
06:05 - 08:10CHC-SFO
21h 05m1 stop
22:00 - 09:55SFO-CHC
16h 55m1 stop
$1,788United Airlines
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ma, 5 aug. - di, 3 sep.
17:00 - 06:55CHC-SFO
32h 55m1 stop
22:00 - 10:25SFO-CHC
17h 25m1 stop
$1,806United Airlines
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zo, 11 aug. - ma, 2 sep.

Flights from Christchurch to San Francisco - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Christchurch to San Francisco to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Christchurch to San Francisco?

The average price of all flights from Christchurch to San Francisco clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
When flying from Christchurch to San Francisco, you should consider leaving on a Tuesday and avoid Sundays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to Christchurch, you’ll find the best rates on Mondays and the most expensive ones on Tuesdays.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Christchurch to San Francisco?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Christchurch to San Francisco, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Christchurch to San Francisco is October, where tickets cost $1,650 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are March and December, where the average cost of tickets is $2,113 and $2,058 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Christchurch to San Francisco?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Christchurch to San Francisco, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Christchurch to San Francisco, you should book around 4 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 27 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Christchurch to San Francisco?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 72 hours, the best return deals on flights connecting Christchurch to San Francisco were found on Air New Zealand ($1,348) and Fiji Airways ($1,403). Air Canada proposed the cheapest one-way flight at $851.

Which airlines fly direct between Christchurch and San Francisco?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Christchurch to San Francisco.
There is just one airline that flies from Christchurch to San Francisco direct and that is United Airlines. The best one-way deal found from United Airlines for the route is $1,435.

How many flights are there between Christchurch and San Francisco per day?

There is a maximum of 1 direct flight a day that takes off from Christchurch and lands in San Francisco, with an average flight time of 13h 05m. The most common departure time is 13:00 and most flights take off in the afternoon. Each week, there are 3 flights.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Christchurch and San Francisco?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 2 cabin class options for the route. These are Business and Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Christchurch to San Francisco take?

The average direct flight takes 14h 50m, covering a distance of 17,929 km.

What’s the earliest departure time from Christchurch to San Francisco?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Christchurch at 13:15 and will be landing in San Francisco at 06:20.

What’s the latest departure time from Christchurch to San Francisco?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Christchurch to San Francisco jets off at 14:15 and lands at 06:20.

Good to know

Low season

July

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$851
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 3% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly (11% more expensive on average)
Flight from Christchurch to San Francisco

When to book flights from Christchurch to San Francisco

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Christchurch to San Francisco based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking flights from Christchurch to San Francisco

  • What is the cheapest flight from Christchurch to San Francisco?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Christchurch to San Francisco was $526 for a one-way ticket and $833 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Christchurch to San Francisco?

    Christchurch and San Francisco are both served by 1 main airport. You will leave Christchurch from Christchurch and will be arriving at San Francisco.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Christchurch to San Francisco?

    The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Christchurch to San Francisco flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Christchurch to San Francisco?

    Star Alliance is the only airline alliance operating flights between Christchurch and San Francisco.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Christchurch to San Francisco?

    You can catch a direct flight from Christchurch to San Francisco on on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Christchurch to San Francisco, Air New Zealand or Fiji Airways?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Christchurch to San Francisco are Air New Zealand and Fiji Airways. With an average price for the route of $1,838 and an overall rating of 8.2, Air New Zealand is the most popular choice. Fiji Airways is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $1,299 and an overall rating of 7.9.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Christchurch to San Francisco?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Christchurch to San Francisco.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Christchurch to San Francisco?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to San Francisco from Christchurch is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Christchurch to San Francisco?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to San Francisco with an airline and back to Christchurch with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Christchurch to San Francisco?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to San Francisco from Christchurch up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from Christchurch to San Francisco

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $1,098 or less one-way and $1,672 or less round-trip.

Prefer to fly direct from Christchurch to San Francisco?

Find which airlines fly direct from Christchurch to San Francisco, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Christchurch to San Francisco

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, United Airlines

Air New Zealand, United Airlines

Friday

Air New Zealand, United Airlines

Air New Zealand, United Airlines

Sunday

Air New Zealand, United Airlines

Air New Zealand, United Airlines

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Direct returns

San Francisco to Christchurch

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, United Airlines

Air New Zealand, United Airlines

Friday

Air New Zealand, United Airlines

Air New Zealand, United Airlines

Sunday

Air New Zealand, United Airlines

Air New Zealand, United Airlines

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Top 4 airlines serving from Christchurch to San Francisco

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Christchurch to San Francisco? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
8.2
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 741 reviews
77food
80entertainment
84boarding
83overall
81comfort
88crew
Airline reviews

Couldn’t request a vegan meal somehow but I noticed other people getting them

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Couldn’t request a vegan meal somehow but I noticed other people getting them

United flight from SFO to PDX was cancelled. I will ask for a refund. Had to book on Alaska

Good food and entertainment options. Great Staff that were all welcoming and caregiving.

The recline on the seat in front of me came back so that I was staring at the top of the man’s head in front of me the whole trip. He refused to bring his seat back up twice every time he was instructed to do so and only relented when he had a tray of good in front of him. And then right back in my lap!!! Horrible man!! I complained to the staff multiple times, but no one would address the issue. Otherwise, it would have been a perfect flight.

Flight was canceled due to technical issue shortly before the check-in counters opened. Passengers were rebooked on a flight three days later. Request to be accommodated on Air Tahiti Nui could not be processed. Customer service sorted out the refund after calling and being put on hold for almost an hour.

Carring crew, nice ambiance of the cabin, comfortable beds, good food well served. We liked everything.

The pilot tried to make up for lost time due to delays that were out of her control. She communicated the issues openly and clearly and made every effort to do what she could to alleviate issues.

2 of the 6 economy toilets were out of order. Drinks were not offered often enough - you have to order on-screen, which is often unavailable. Snacks and Milo ran out very early. Crew was fine but I think there was a sticking issue

So here's the rub - my flight was booked through Chatdeal even though I bought it under the Kayak umbrella. All the return flights were theoretically through Air New Zealand, however except for the initial leg from New Zealand, they were all partnered flights. So when I arrived at the airport in New Zealand they could only issue me my ticket to Fiji. Once in Fiji I had to do some serious leg work and finagling to get my ticket to Los Angeles through Fiji Air. This included a monitored covid RAT that I wasn't aware I needed to do. So I gave the score I did because of the complexity and annoyance created in the process of getting a boarding pass for my Nadi-LA flight.

Flight attendants are always pleasant and helpful. Pilot kept us updated.

The flight attendants were extremely friendly and helpful. Everything ran on time. I highly recommend Fiji Airways.

The experience was lovely in every respect. The crews were delightful.

Very clean aircraft. Friendly staff. New plane. Food quality was good. Not my flavor but I saw the effort.

Fiji Business Class was value for money. Would do again for a long haul flight.

1.5Hrs to get from plane into terminal. Long wait. Flight to NZ 1 he late

Flight full. 'Volunteers' to check hand luggage. Checked hand luggage is lost

The part that really made for a poor trip was that we checked luggage, and it took 1.5 hrs. to get our luggage. This made it so we barely got to our next flight. We were the last ones on board.

Staff was very helpful, polite, efficient. Food was excellent. Business class seat very comfortable.

We recently flew on FIJI AIRLINES, what a breath of fresh air! From their customer service at the ticket counter/ Baggage check to the flight attendants on the plane! When I bought the tickets they were the least expensive too! I took a picture of one of the flight attendants scoop up a very fussy baby and walk her around the plane, to give her parents a break. I would love to submit, but don’t know how. Meals were great, also complimentary beer and wine was a pleasant surprise!

It was not at all clear when purchasing the tickets that checked baggage was not included and cost $540 per bag. That’s unacceptable. I see it was clear if booking direct through the airline and a different economy ticket could have been purchased that included baggage. Kayak linked to flight centre where it was not clear though and there was no option to purchase the baggage inclusive economy version.

Short flight. Needed a smart phone to watch any movie.

They actually held the plane for a few minutes and had someone at the escalators from Qantas checking to see if we were almost at the gate and radioed ahead to tell them that we were on our way. We called down to the person and gave her our names, coming as fast as we could.

First time flying in Qantas. There is zero WiFi on the flight to/from Australia. Crew was great both routes - very attentive, personalized service. Pleasant staff throughout.

After flying Quantas (Prem Econ - SYD-SFO) which was Spectacular, we boarded AA flight SFO/PHL.. Prem Econ was NOT available on this flight so we were stuck in Econ - even though we paid $2600 EACH/ONE WAY for this ticket. I even had to BUY extra legroom seats - this AT LEAST should have been included on the AA flight. There were no screens in seatbacks, forcing passengers to use phones for entertainment. No water bottles were provided - only cups of water. The Quantas flight was FAR superior to the AA flight - even though we purchased Prem Econ for the FULL trip....

The plane was new (<6mos old) and was very well appointed. Lots of places to store things/plenty of legroom/comfortable seats/great blankets and headsets. Food was very good too. And crew were all very friendly and accommodating. Great trip!

Overall a positive experience. As long as you are not connecting-I found the discount offered by Kayak and the customer service to be very good.

Meal definitely May be better as well as games (not at all) Flight attendants were ok- however cannot say that very friendly I loved that there was reasonably enough place for legs and third seats near us was not occupied

Seats to cramped. Food served needs better selection and more taste. Even though it was economy class a little upgrade in food would be a big plus in choosing Alaska Airlines again and more seat room. Thank You.

large seats was good. delayed flight, no food, no entertainment. plane was not cleaned, see rubbish from prior flights

Just to be clear, this was NOT QANTAS. It was American Airlines. Never flying with them again.

All went fine. Boarding was efficient, staff was really friendly, and we were kept up to date on any changes to our itinerary. My only note for improvement is that on this particular plane, the recline in economy class was negligible. I know it's a coach seat, but I had another UA flight (SFO to BWI) and the seat was more comfortable with better recline.

Really good experience with a redeye flight from SFO to BWI. Boarding was efficient, plane was comfortable and newer than others, lots of audio and video choices, and staff was great. I appreciate United's service.

United airline kept delaying our flight back to Phoenix for 8 hours before they cancelled it! If they know that we are not flying out for whatever the reason is, why did they keep lying to us for hours. We could find another flight earlier or even find a hotel with a shuttle. But cancellation at about midnight was not fun. We stayed in the airport all night till the following morning when we bought an Alaska tickets to go back to Phoenix. Total of 14 hours in the airport.

Poor seating comfort, seat cushion too thin, very uncomfortable. My luggage didi not make the flight due to equipment change. At least. United had it delivered the next day. I was without my toilet items for one day.

My experience is based on one crew member. I had found my seat and sat down but there was a gentleman to claimed to the flight attendant I was in his seat. She then came to me and curtly said, "I need your ticket!" No hi, no excuse me may I see your boarding pass? NOTHING! I was taken aback by her attitude and she repeated herself, "your ticket?!?!" I calmly responded with ok, here you go. Only to discover the gentleman was looking at the wrong boarding pass. She gave me back my ticket with no apology. She then was curt with another man who was putting his coat in the overhead bin, already helped by another flight attendant who said it was fine. She realizes it's ok and then asks him if he drinks. The look on the man's face was priceless. She said she was going to comp him drinks. He gets offered a comp drink for a coat as well as an apology, and I got no apology.

Liked Seat space in Premium Plus Disliked delay, poor management of boarding groups, missed meal at landing.

Flight cancelled because of the grounded 737s. United was good about it and got us onto a later Alaska Airlines flight to Oakland (not San Francisco as originally intended). Had to go through security again and my wife dropped her MacBook Pro, which broke, a $2,500 whoopsie. But we made it home.

temperature, temperature, temperature. it was hot as balls and everyone around me was complaining and constantly adjusting their vents

Delays, excuses, delays, and more delays. This company is BROKEN.

Horrible. Delayed on both planes several times. No attempt to fix it

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Christchurch to San Francisco found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
10/8za
2 stopsAir Canada
28h 38mCHC-SFO
$851
4/5za
2 stopsAir Canada
23h 50mCHC-SFO
$869
10/8za
1 stopAir New Zealand
35h 40mCHC-SFO
$880
30/4di
1 stopQantas Airways
19h 05mCHC-SFO
$882
7/8wo
1 stopUnited Airlines
21h 05mCHC-SFO
$883
13/8di
2 stops
23h 33mCHC-SFO
$888
30/4di
2 stopsQantas Airways
30h 55mCHC-SFO
$891
6/5ma
1 stopUnited Airlines
14h 50mCHC-SFO
$898
3/5vr
2 stopsAir New Zealand
17h 50mCHC-SFO
$901
10/8za
3 stops
38h 46mCHC-SFO
$980

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Christchurch - San Francisco Flights

Departure:

Christchurch (CHC)New Zealand

Destination:

San Francisco (SFO)United States

Return flight deals:

San Francisco - Christchurch

Cabin classes:

$4,614
$1,579