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How long is the flight to San Francisco?

Flights from Auckland 12h 38m

What is the cheapest flight to San Francisco?

The cheapest airline ticket to San Francisco from New Zealand in the last 72 hours was $1093 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 $1579 return.

Which airlines fly to San Francisco?

In general from New Zealand, Air Canada, Lufthansa and Air New Zealand fly the most to San Francisco. The most popular route is from Auckland, and Air Canada, Lufthansa & Air New Zealand 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
Christchurch
$1627
only
$1627
Queenstown
$1622
only
$1622
Auckland
$1093
only
$1093
Wellington
$1594
only
$1594
Destination
San Francisco
$1093
only
$1093
Tue, 15 Oct
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
19h 50m
Tue, 29 Oct
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
17h 40m
$1093
Trip: 15 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 894 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
SYD
Good 7.3

Cons: Older planes are very outdated.

NAN
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: I was excited to come back to the USA after a long vacation. When we arrived at the airport, the security started asking me questions immediately even before I checked in. They demanded I show them the ticket before it was even printed. When I explained that I was trying to check-in for the first time. They told me I was going to be reviewed upstairs and put a sticker in my passport. I proceeded to check in and just walked thru the normal security measures. After scanning my bags in security, I discovered there was no security meeting and proceeded to my gate. After the gate, everyone in line was subjected to a second security screen. This was a manual search and all articles were removed and repacked again. Then we proceeded to the plane entry where everyone needed to verify passport and ticket again. Later in the flight, I was having indigestion problem from my documented medical acid reflux problem and asked for a cup of water. He said sure and walked away. He never came back again.10 minutes later, I pressed the attendant call button again. 10 minutes later and no one came over. 15 minutes after that Albert came back over and said, "I see you have your call light on, please put your seat back up again." I can complied and he immediately turned off the light and walked away. 10 minutes later, Albert came by with the water cart and parked it right behind my seat. He proceeded to hand out water to everyone behind my seat. 30 minutes later the water cart arrived and I finally received my water (75 minutes after I asked!) Thanks Albert, I'll be following up with your management to see that disciplinary action is taken.

Cons: See above. The above problem caused me discomfort, pain, stress.

NAN
BNE
OK 4.0

Pros: The crew was nice.

Cons: Audio for in flight entertainment did not work midway through the movie. Video was unclear. Food was terrible.

SYD
NAN
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Good price but not too good services

Cons: Better service management to avoid delay flight. Invest in better quality seats for passengers plus better entertainment value to increase more passenger

NAN
SYD
Good 7.3

Cons: Business class is Not a business class seat On the new 737.

Wed, 9 Oct
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
35h 25m
Wed, 30 Oct
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
31h 40m
$1195
Trip: 22 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, 25 May
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
31h 19m
Sat, 1 Jun
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
26h 31m
$1512
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,156 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
HBA
Good 6.8

Pros: Crew were very good professional and provided good customer service.

SYD
AYQ
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Yogurt and breakfast muffin were a nice surprise on our 3 hour flight. Seat space was not too bad.

Cons: Would have liked an offer for more water.

HBA
MEL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Fast boarding. Efficient in flight service including a bev and energy bar.

Cons: Nothing.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Lovely crew

PER
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew fantastic Very comfortable

Fri, 26 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
16h 20m
Mon, 29 Apr
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
32h 45m
$1579
Trip: 4 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 6,220 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
OGG
LAX
OK 5.3

Cons: Make the movies free 7.99 is ridiculous Also no vegetarian meals is completely unacceptable!

LAX
HNL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew service was great!

Cons: There is no free entertainment options.

HNL
SAN
Good 6.6

Pros: Flight was smooth

Cons: Gates were switched several times and we left late

LIH
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: clean and friendly service

Cons: more padding for the seats

SFO
HNL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Good experience overall

Cons: Having to pay for in flight entertainment on domestic route and small seats

Tue, 16 Jul
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
28h 10m
Mon, 22 Jul
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
40h 20m
$1697
Trip: 7 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 5,657 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
SFO
HKG
Good 7.3

Cons: Icecream too hard

HKG
MNL
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: short haul business class seat very uncomfortablev- flight delayed as usul

HKG
MNL
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: flight delayed as usual

ZRH
HKG
OK 4.0

Cons: flight delayed as usual

HKG
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing crew. Very attentive and great service. Wonderful flat bed seats

Sat, 22 Jun
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
42h 30m
Wed, 17 Jul
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
30h 50m
$1719
Trip: 26 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,422 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent food and service.

SFO
SYD
Poor 0.0

Pros: I had to change flights to LA.

SYD
DFW
Good 7.6

Cons: Food. They ran out of the fruit plate and the other was inedible.

DFW
SYD
Good 7.3

Pros: Comfortable flight.

Cons: Food and entertainment options.

BNE
SYD
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew was good. Seats somehow seemed narrower than normal flights I have taken with Qantas. Sat in middle not even enough space to drink tea comfortably. Wouldn't want to be in that position for any longer flights.

Cons: As above

Sun, 30 Jun
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
12h 15m
Sun, 4 Aug
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
12h 55m
$1786
Trip: 36 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 122 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
NAN
AKL
OK 4.4

Cons: They need to bring around water more often. And actually offer it to people in the window seat.

AKL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Best airline I have ever flown on!!

Cons: Nothing

AKL
SFO
Excellent 9.6

Pros: - Not a full flight, so empty seat next to me - Great in-flight entertainment - Great staff service

LAX
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The plane was very comfortable, food was excellent and everything in worked well. Crew was very helpful and got you anything you needed.

AKL
BNE
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Very Slow meal service, had to ring for sparkling water when we had asked the attendant during the meal service. Took 20 minutes.

Fri, 19 Jul
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
19h 00m
Tue, 20 Aug
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
20h 45m
$1438
Trip: 33 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 2 Jul
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
19h 40m
Sat, 3 Aug
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
17h 40m
$1474
Trip: 33 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 894 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
CHC
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly people nice plane

LAX
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great hospitality

Cons: Food was mediocre

NAN
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I love that the planes are loaded from back to front!!! I wish airlines in the states will follow suit. It seems that this makes the most sense.

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.

SUV
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Good flight

Sat, 1 Jun
WLG
Wellington
SFO
San Francisco
27h 32m
Sat, 6 Jul
SFO
San Francisco
WLG
Wellington
28h 10m
$1594
Trip: 36 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,154 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
CNS
OK 5.6

Pros: Snack was good

Cons: Seats very uncomfortable and msny headrests would not stay in position making back of neck very uncomfortable. Also. Making passengers board via rear plane door and stairs where ramp to front plane door was used makes it much more difficult for seniors with carry on bag. Should use of front entra

KGI
PER
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Friendly helpful crew with a can do attitude.

BNE
DPS
Poor 0.0

Pros: Very rude. Not professional. Slow service

Cons: Should have more knowledge and give effecient service

BNE
HBA
Good 6.8

Pros: Crew were very good professional and provided good customer service.

SYD
BNE
Good 6.0

Cons: Planes could have been time Half way on the trip they cancel my plane had wait 4 hours late which means I had 12 hours fly from Tass to Towsviile

Sat, 17 Aug
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
SFO
San Francisco
36h 00m
Fri, 30 Aug
SFO
San Francisco
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
41h 35m
$1622
Trip: 14 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,156 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
PER
OK 5.0

Pros: Free wifi was good and worked more than expected

Cons: Seats very uncomfortable. Streaming entertainment to personal devices no good without charging outlets in seat

LAX
MEL
Good 7.3

Cons: Economy boarding was in just 2 batches with the front rows first. This results in a lot of standing waiting for people to get into their seats. Entertainment was ok but could have used a better selection of movies. I ended up watching movies I had seen before.

LAX
MEL
Good 7.6

Cons: Food could improve

MEL
SYD
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Free wifi

Cons: Not much

BNE
CNS
Excellent 8.4

Pros: Comfy for a cheap flight.

Tue, 18 Jun
CHC
Christchurch
SFO
San Francisco
19h 25m
Sat, 13 Jul
SFO
San Francisco
CHC
Christchurch
16h 15m
$1627
Trip: 26 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, 30 Jun
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
12h 15m
Tue, 30 Jul
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
13h 10m
$1894
Trip: 31 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 122 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
SFO
Good 6.3

Pros: The flight was pretty much a plain regional hopper. I got upgraded to first but honestly it didn't feel like a significantly different experience besides legroom

Cons: Flights was 2.5 hours late due to weather which was the biggest downer.

AKL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The boarding process was efficient and the seat was comfortable enough for coach class across the Pacific. It was a definite bonus not having someone in the middle seat. The food was quite good, and I appreciated the ability to get snacks throughout the flight. The crew was efficient, the IFE is very good, and the entire experience was very positive. I will continue to fly ANZ internationally as often as I can.

Cons: Nothing.

AKL
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Personal seat entertainment system, good choice movies& tv . My seat was comfy for coach, free wine was nice.

AKL
SFO
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The cabin crew was friendly, helpful and good humored. The in-flight video and audio choices were outstanding. Meals were good but not outstanding.

Cons: I suppose it is good marketing to make you walk past the amazing seats in business/premier class on your way past "Premium Economy" back to economy class on the Boeing 777 -- but it did make me wish I had a few thousand dollars to throw away on 13 hours of being pampered. Economy seats are pretty narrow. I am of average size and I was often bumping and being bumped by the passenger in the adjacent seat as well as by people walking up and down the aisle.

AKL
SFO
OK 5.6

Cons: It is a toss up which airline has more uncomfortable seats, you or United. Leg room is not great and some padding would be nice.

Sat, 27 Apr
CHC
Christchurch
SFO
San Francisco
26h 05m
Wed, 1 May
SFO
San Francisco
CHC
Christchurch
19h 30m
$2007
Trip: 5 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,422 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
OOL
Good 7.6

Pros: Quantas Entertainment app was great!

Cons: Quantas seems to have frequent gate changes. You have to pay attention. No WiFi in terminals despite posted signs.

BKK
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: Flight from Bangkok was delay and miss the connection flight.

CBR
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Lovely staff and great food

Cons: There was no in-seat entertainment and we weren’t advised of this in advance

DFW
CVG
Good 6.3

Cons: There was no organization for those of us that were moved to that flight. Shifted from 4 different lines and luggage was not sorted out after customs. Our luggage didn't make it on our flight since someone said since it said CVG, it would be fine. It wasn't.

JNB
SYD
Mediocre 2.5

Pros: NOTHING - THE TRIP WAS A NIGHTMARE AND I WILL NEVER TRAVEL WITH QANTAS AGAIN IF I CAN HELP IT. QANTAS WAS ALWAYS MY FIRST CHOICE BUT I WILL GO THE LONG WAY ROUND TO AVOID CREW & CONDITIONS LIKE THAT AGAIN. NO PILLOW,BLANKET OR TOILET PACK AND THEY RAN OUT OF FOOD. I WILL TELL EVERYONE ABOUT THIS!

Cons: Dark haired male crew member extremely rude except to two in row I58 & J58 who got 5 beers before departure,Food before everyone else, a gift pack from 1st class given before landing. I was refused extra bottled water. No entertainment the whole flight, Loud buzzing in galley 60H entire trip.

Mon, 23 Sep
CHC
Christchurch
SFO
San Francisco
20h 20m
Mon, 7 Oct
SFO
San Francisco
CHC
Christchurch
25h 25m
$1682
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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