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The cheapest airline ticket to San Francisco from New Zealand in the last 72 hours was $964 return on the route Auckland to San Francisco. The most popular route is Auckland to San Francisco and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $1414 return.

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In general from New Zealand, Lufthansa, Air New Zealand and United Airlines fly the most to San Francisco. The most popular route is from Auckland, and Lufthansa, Air New Zealand & United Airlines fly this route the most.

How far is San Francisco airport from central San Francisco?

San Francisco Airport is 19 kilometres from the centre of San Francisco. View on map.

What is the name of San Francisco’s airport?

San Francisco is served by San Francisco Airport, also commonly referred to as San Francisco, San Francisco Intl. The airport code is SFO.

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(Return)
Airports
Origin
Nelson
$2184
only
$2184
Blenheim
$2184
only
$2184
Christchurch
$1564
only
$1564
Queenstown
$1043
only
$1043
Auckland
$964
only
$964
Wellington
$989
only
$989
Destination
San Francisco
$964
only
$964
Thu, 8 Aug
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
23h 50m
Tue, 13 Aug
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
21h 10m
Trip: 6 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,236 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
HKG
MEL
OK 5.0

Pros: ENTERTAINMENT. ONE STAFF MEMBER DID HER BEST TO LOOK AFTER ME DUE TO THE TERRIBLE SEATING ISSUES.

Cons: I REQUESTED AND WAS GIVEN A WINDOW EXIT SEAT AS I AM TALL. THE SEAT HAD NO WINDOW AND HAD A HUGE EXIT BARRIER IN FRONT OF ME SO IT WAS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. THE STAFF TOLD ME I HAD TO PUT MY SHOES BACK ON BECAUSE I WAS IN AN EXIT ROW. A DIFFERENT STAFF MEMBER SAID IT DIDNT MATTER

SYD
PER
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything - no crew or pilots so delayed. Then engineers on the plane so delayed. No in flight entertainment as broken - plane appeared to be from the 90s as no way to charge devices. Over 2 hours late and the plane was so old we felt like we were going to break up on landing. Terrible experience

SYD
WGA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The seats had more room than the bigger planes. We were offered a very nice sandwich for lunch There was cool air pumped around the plane from the moment we boarded

Cons: This flight was pleasant, so nothing to worry about.

SYD
CGK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The service and flight as total.

Cons: No issues.

BNE
SYD
Good 7.6

Pros: The plane was on time. There was cool air circulating from the moment we boarded The breakfast, which consisted of cereal, milk and a small muesli bar was good. Sky News was played on the drop down screen

Cons: The seats are cramped with very little arm room.

Tue, 30 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
19h 40m
Thu, 2 May
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
31h 15m
$1089
Trip: 3 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 867 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
LAX
NAN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: My flight to Los Angeles was great comfortable seats and the food was very good

Cons: Unfortunately my flight from Los Angeles to Christchurch was cancelled the plane had a mishap on the runway colliding with another plain so was booked on an Air New Zealand flight back to Auckland the following night it was good of Fiji air to put me up in the Crowne Plaza near airport lovely hotel

NAN
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Nike complaints good food everything was on time

Cons: Everything was fine

NAN
TBU
OK 5.3

Pros: Company in the plane Stewards were indeed what saved the whole ordeal with Fiji Airways for me.

Cons: Not leaving at the advertised time both from SFO and NAD Not having enough overhead space in the NAD to TBU flight.

NAN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Slow.

NAN
APW
Good 6.4

Cons: Boarding a bit chaotic

Tue, 9 Jul
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
31h 30m
Tue, 13 Aug
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
33h 10m
$1454
Trip: 36 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 5,871 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.0
LAX
NKG
OK 5.0

Cons: We have to claim the baggage outside and then come back to check in and get the new ticket to Bangkok again it’s terrible

YVR
NKG
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Flight was comfortable and we were well looked after by the crew. Several meals and beverage services throughout the flight.

Cons: N/a

SFO
PVG
Excellent 9.3

Pros: all the crew are amazing.. it was good ,most of all safe sound

Cons: just wanna about the night kit. like toothbrush and toothpaste ,eye masks . the rest are better..

PVG
DEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Wonderful service. Comfortable flight. Boarded on time. Food was good and entertainment was good

DEL
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Left the airport on time, arrived on time, good flight, good service onboard.

Sat, 23 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
24h 45m
Sat, 13 Apr
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
18h 50m
Trip: 22 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,236 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Very good airlines

HBA
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great food, great service!

Cons:

SIN
BNE
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The braised beef dinner was excellent, the crew were really helpful and the entertainment good. Arrived early as well.Qantas seems to have great pilots as very little in the way of bumpiness on landing. So well done guys.

Cons: Nothing much. I have long legs so it's hard to get comfortable enough to sleep.

LAX
SYD
Good 7.3

Pros: Price.

Cons: Entertainment system was old and slow. So-so food. Air New Zealand was better than Quantas for similar journey at same week of year and about the same price.

PER
MEL
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Online check in

Cons: Boarding was slow and disorganised, food was cold and tasteless (chicken noodle) not helped that I had to wait for cutlery to be able to eat it

Mon, 11 Mar
WLG
Wellington
SFO
San Francisco
26h 30m
Mon, 18 Mar
SFO
San Francisco
WLG
Wellington
32h 30m
Trip: 8 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,236 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX
SYD
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The movie selection was broad and current.

Cons: There were plenty of movies to watch, but having more would be awesome!

SYD
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Very good airlines

OOL
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything went well. boarding and check in.

Cons: Seat spacing: way too close in economy. When person in front puts seat back, could not stand up to get out of seat. Got leg cramps trying to shuffle out sideways stooped over row of seats in front and rear hitting faces of occupants in my row. Refuse to fly on this airline any more until reasonable seat spacing is provided for price paid. Don't like standing up the whole flight because one cannot get into or out of seat.

MEL
LAX
OK 5.0

Pros: New plane

Cons: Everything else

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Generous & kind flight crew, lots of in-flight entertainment, and a smooth and timely flight.

Tue, 12 Mar
NSN
Nelson
SFO
San Francisco
16h 30m
Sat, 16 Mar
SFO
San Francisco
NSN
Nelson
17h 55m
$2184
Trip: 5 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,369 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
AKL
OK 4.3

Pros: We liked that we got to watch some entertainment for an economy seat.

Cons: The check in process was a disaster- and none of the crew knew what they were doing. They were very unhelpful and on topof that kayak did not let us know there would be a $160 fee if we did not order a seat with a baggage. It was not clear on the third party site. It was a very costly for us, a couple who is on a budget. i book From kayak all the time, and know exactly when I am booking an economy ticket vs a more upgrade. We had to pay an unexpected $320 on the day of flight. It was ridiculous and while we were boarding the flight attendants held us up again bc we had not paid the fee. But we tried to pay the fee at the front desk the first time and then we paid it at the gate and then boarded last on the plane. It was awful. The staff did not know anything and we were not treated great. Super unprofessional and disappointed at Kayak for not laying out all the costs ahead of me.

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: trivia was fun

AKL
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Pinot noir

Cons: No temp control, a little stuffy

AKL
YVR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Good food

Cons: Why so cold in the cabin!

WLG
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Punctual flight, great boarding and great baggage service.

Cons: Bag drop could be improved with more personnel to help.

Thu, 8 Aug
WLG
Wellington
SFO
San Francisco
20h 15m
Tue, 13 Aug
SFO
San Francisco
WLG
Wellington
21h 30m
Trip: 6 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,236 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
PER
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: Overall a good flight

Cons: Initial checkin/boarding in Perth was quite long and everyone was fairly irritated by the lack of employees working. Wait time for check in was approx 45 min. Automated systems weren’t working.

SYD
WGA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The seats had more room than the bigger planes. We were offered a very nice sandwich for lunch There was cool air pumped around the plane from the moment we boarded

Cons: This flight was pleasant, so nothing to worry about.

BME
PER
Good 7.0

Cons: We came from a week of 45° heat to air conditioning with misting capability, very impressive, loved it. But l got very cold, my own fault didn't a ask for a blanket quick enough.

LAX
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Too dark to see to get into my carryon and then lost something out of it but couldn’t see it

SYD
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Very good airlines

Sat, 4 May
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
24h 25m
Fri, 31 May
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
21h 10m
$1039
Trip: 28 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,236 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
BNE
CHC
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Almost everything.

Cons: Flying on 8 Jan is a time when there a lot of holiday makers heading home or perhaps just going on holiday. Lots of young children and a baby crying right behind me wasn't the most relaxing but I realise that nothing can be done about that.

CHC
BNE
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Very smooth, on time boarding. Food quality

Cons: The food is served on a tiny tray that only has room for the hot dish. Other items are piled on top. Recipe for items being dropped, getting crumbs everywhere and generally less comfortable eating experirnce. And stop using plastic cutlery!

AKL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything was great

Cons: Slightly more legroom

MEL
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: Plane was old seats are not what you expect for the cost and being supposedly business class

MEL
LAX
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Not a lot to like. Some flight attendants were nice. Others not so much.

Cons: Filthy toilets at the beginning of the flight. If they were ever cleaned they didn’t get behind the toilet or the walls. The walls stained with something dripping. Paint peeling in toilet. No room at all. I am small and with seat in front pushed back I couldn’t move.

Thu, 28 Feb
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
52h 20m
Thu, 7 Mar
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
19h 10m
$1414
Trip: 8 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 867 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Overall it went quickly.

Cons: It was little disorganized at the gate, there were several crying babies, and someone was throwing up behind me.

SFO
NAN
Good 7.0

Pros: Very nice crew and stylish pillows

Cons: Food was bland

NAN
AKL
Good 6.6

Cons: No information around delayed flight. There were 4 delays..

LAX
NAN
Good 7.3

Pros: The crew were very friendly and professional. Economy seats were slightly better than most, but the configuration of the 2 seats was good 2 of us to have our own area. Food was good.

Cons: Boarding was hectic and unorganized, but functional. Movies/TV shows were limited compared to other airlines. I am taller so seating in any economy seat is cramped at best.

NAN
SUV
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It was a pleasant and short trip from Nadi to Suva.

Cons: No complaints.

Sat, 4 May
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
SFO
San Francisco
19h 55m
Sat, 18 May
SFO
San Francisco
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
25h 25m
$1043
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,236 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
DRW
ADL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Smooth boarding. Left on time. Uneventful flight (good). Arrived ahead of time

Cons: Only had overhead video displays, not individual ones in the back of the seat, so no choice of entertainment. No matter, I read a book!

MEL
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: Plane was old seats are not what you expect for the cost and being supposedly business class

ZQN
SYD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Good food and snacks. Great boarding and off boarding experience. Appreciated the help by Qantas ground crew who helped me with my wheelchair in Sydney.

Cons: Small, uncomfortable economy seating. Crew came by infrequently but were attentive when they came.

LAX
AKL
Good 6.3

Cons: Baby stroller was sent to baggage claim. I had to walk with small baby and a bunch of bags through all steps instead of using the stroller.

SYD
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Very good airlines

Tue, 12 Mar
BHE
Blenheim
SFO
San Francisco
17h 05m
Sat, 16 Mar
SFO
San Francisco
BHE
Blenheim
18h 20m
$2184
Trip: 5 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,369 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
AKL
OK 5.3

Cons: There was only approximately 13 inches for the aisle between seat sections. It was mostly women with big wide hips who kept me awake most of the 12 hour and 34 minute flight, as they brushed my shoulder disturbing my ability to rest.

AKL
SFO
Good 7.0

Pros: The seat next to me was empty so it was much more comfortable than the flight out. Movies were great

Cons: The food, economy has no room.

ADL
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Fast transit connections in Auckland, Good times for departure/arrival

Cons: When I booked I chose seats, then the aircraft changed and I ended up with the family split. It would have been nice if they had at least sent an email giving me a chance to select new seats

HNL
AKL
OK 5.3

Pros: The sky couch is always very nice.

Cons: We told the crew the water tasted funny, like dirt, they said it was fine, just had lemon in it. Pretty sure we know the difference between lemon and dirt taste.

AKL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nice seats in Business

Cons: 2 hour delay

Thu, 4 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
18h 15m
Tue, 9 Apr
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
17h 40m
$1471
Trip: 6 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,236 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Very good airlines

SYD
LAX
OK 5.6

Pros: Boarding was quick.

Cons: Flight was not comfortable, when seats are pushed back, there is no leg room left. Entertainment system and contents both were poor. Flight delayed by 4 hours.

LAX
AKL
Good 6.3

Cons: Baby stroller was sent to baggage claim. I had to walk with small baby and a bunch of bags through all steps instead of using the stroller.

SYD
PER
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything - no crew or pilots so delayed. Then engineers on the plane so delayed. No in flight entertainment as broken - plane appeared to be from the 90s as no way to charge devices. Over 2 hours late and the plane was so old we felt like we were going to break up on landing. Terrible experience

LAX
SYD
Good 7.3

Pros: Price.

Cons: Entertainment system was old and slow. So-so food. Air New Zealand was better than Quantas for similar journey at same week of year and about the same price.

Thu, 4 Apr
CHC
Christchurch
SFO
San Francisco
27h 05m
Tue, 9 Apr
SFO
San Francisco
CHC
Christchurch
16h 15m
$1564
Trip: 6 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,236 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
MEL
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Lots of movies and TV to watch. Meals were decent. Good attendants.

Cons: A little tight seats. The attendents were slow to clean up after meals.

HVB
BNE
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Service fantastic

Cons: Food was a bit ordinary but on a short flight understandable

LAX
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The friendly crew, space for my legs and the food.

Cons: The entertainment gadget was faulty.

HKG
MEL
OK 5.0

Pros: ENTERTAINMENT. ONE STAFF MEMBER DID HER BEST TO LOOK AFTER ME DUE TO THE TERRIBLE SEATING ISSUES.

Cons: I REQUESTED AND WAS GIVEN A WINDOW EXIT SEAT AS I AM TALL. THE SEAT HAD NO WINDOW AND HAD A HUGE EXIT BARRIER IN FRONT OF ME SO IT WAS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. THE STAFF TOLD ME I HAD TO PUT MY SHOES BACK ON BECAUSE I WAS IN AN EXIT ROW. A DIFFERENT STAFF MEMBER SAID IT DIDNT MATTER

LAX
SYD
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The movie selection was broad and current.

Cons: There were plenty of movies to watch, but having more would be awesome!

Mon, 29 Apr
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
SFO
San Francisco
26h 15m
Fri, 17 May
SFO
San Francisco
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
25h 25m
$1870
Trip: 19 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,236 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
DFW
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Best food and flight service EVER. Loved the net leg rests, pillows, blankets, entertainment selections

Cons: Seat arms didn't fold completely back between seats.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Lots of movies and TV to watch. Meals were decent. Good attendants.

Cons: A little tight seats. The attendents were slow to clean up after meals.

HKG
MEL
OK 5.0

Pros: ENTERTAINMENT. ONE STAFF MEMBER DID HER BEST TO LOOK AFTER ME DUE TO THE TERRIBLE SEATING ISSUES.

Cons: I REQUESTED AND WAS GIVEN A WINDOW EXIT SEAT AS I AM TALL. THE SEAT HAD NO WINDOW AND HAD A HUGE EXIT BARRIER IN FRONT OF ME SO IT WAS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. THE STAFF TOLD ME I HAD TO PUT MY SHOES BACK ON BECAUSE I WAS IN AN EXIT ROW. A DIFFERENT STAFF MEMBER SAID IT DIDNT MATTER

SYD
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: Food was surprisingly good and generous. Also nice to have snacks and small soft drinks available in the back at any time. The entertainment system had a good collection of movies.

Cons: Seats should have a USB port for charging devices. Podcast selection was poor on the entertainment system and usually only had one or two episodes. Because podcasts are often free (or can be licensed cheaply) and require little storage, system should have last 20 episodes of the best 100 podcasts.

LAX
SYD
Good 7.3

Pros: Price.

Cons: Entertainment system was old and slow. So-so food. Air New Zealand was better than Quantas for similar journey at same week of year and about the same price.

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