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Flight price $1,054
Airlines Fiji Airways, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand, China Eastern

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Looking for cheap airfare to San Francisco? 25% of our users found return tickets to San Francisco for the following prices or less: From Auckland Intl $1,034
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If you are travelling to Silicon Valley, flying to San Francisco Airport (SFO) has cheaper and more frequent flights from New Zealand than San Jose Airport (SJC). The distance from San Francisco Airport is approximately 44 km and can be driven in as little as 30 min.
San Francisco Airport can also be a good choice for international travellers journeying to Oakland, a city located directly across the San Francisco Bay. San Francisco Airport offers considerably cheaper flights than those to Oakland Airport (OAK), and you can travel between the cities by train in just 20 min.
There are no duty-free shops available within the arrivals area of San Francisco Airport. This means that you should do your shopping either as you leave New Zealand, or in transit if you have a layover before reaching San Francisco.

FAQs - booking San Francisco flights

How long is the flight to San Francisco?

Flights from Auckland 12h 27m

What is the cheapest flight to San Francisco?

The cheapest airline ticket to San Francisco from New Zealand in the last 72 hours was $1,054 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 $1,234 return.

Which airlines fly to San Francisco?

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.

Is there a train to the city from San Francisco Airport?

The Bay Area Rapid Transport (BART) links San Francisco Airport to the downtown district as well as Oakland. To reach the BART Airport Station, take the escalator up to the Departures Level and you will see signs to the BART entrance. A number of stations are located along Market Street which is San Francisco’s main thoroughfare, and can be reached with a one-way ticket that costs USD$8.65 (≈NZ$ 12.50).

How much will an Uber cost from San Francisco Airport to Levi’s Stadium?

If you are planning on attending a San Francisco 49ers game or have another event in mind, you can get an Uber there for USD$50 (≈NZ$ 73).

Can I have a shower when I land at San Francisco Airport?

Head to the Freshen Up store inside the International Terminal where you can enjoy a hot shower and wash away the stress of travel. A shower package can be purchased for US$25 (≈NZ$ 36.50) and includes soap, shampoo, shower shoes, a towel and access to hairdryers.

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Airports
Origin
Christchurch
$1,657
only
$1,657
Hamilton
$1,966
only
$1,966
Auckland
$1,054
only
$1,054
Wellington
$1,400
only
$1,400
Destination
San Francisco
$1,054
only
$1,054
Sat, 15 Feb
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
18h 10m
Sat, 29 Feb
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
17h 40m
$1,054
Trip: 15 days
7.7Good Show reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 980 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
BNE
NAN
Good 6.4

Pros: Very welcoming crew, kept us informed of any changes

Cons: The seats are old, no entertainment, really not the quality I expected for an international flight

HNL
NAN
Okay 5.2

Pros: The crew had a good attitude for the flight.

Cons: Felt like this being a 8 hour flight there would be some entertainment on the plane , just radio. Also there was no food options from what I saw available either.

LAX
NAN
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: I liked the complimententary pillows and blankets.

Cons: The crew was not friendly at all. I had to ask for snacks from the crew in the back of the plane. The seats were not comfortable and the entertainment was dated and old.

NAN
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Polite

Cons: More selections for movies . Fresh veggies or fruit in meals.

APW
HNL
Good 6.0

Pros: The crew was great. Food was good.

Cons: They SERIOUSLY need to update the entertainment on the plane. If everyone has to watch the same movie, which prehistoric in itself, can they at least make a recent movie and not one from the 80's??? They played 2 movies, both from the 80's!

Sun, 22 Dec
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
19h 44m
Mon, 6 Jan
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
16h 06m
$1,234
Trip: 16 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 4,790 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
PVG
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Fantastic crew members who were very helpful with our infant.

LAX
BNE
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The crew was nice, the movie selection was good.

Cons: More space in seats

SYD
SFO
Okay 4.6

Cons: 4 hr delay

SYD
ADL
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: I pay for the airspace above my seat - I didn't get it! Flight attendant obese and not me twice. QF need to lock their cattle class seat backs - insufficient seat pitch to allow leaning.

SFO
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing!

Cons: I was booked on flight QF 74 from San Francisco, connecting in Sydney (3 hour connection) to Queenstown, New Zealand. When I went to check in I was told that I needed a transit visa for Australia because of my Indian Passport. When I booked the flight back in September, it was not a requirement to have a transit Visa. I was told by the Qantas supervisor that this was a new requirement as of October for Indian and Chinese passport holders even with brief connections. 9 people were in a similar situation the day before and denied boarding. I understand that things change, but I am very disappointed in the service provided to me. Of course, they could not help me get an evisa for Australia, but they were not even willing to help me search for it rebook a Qantas flight connecting in a different city/country. They did not even connect me with online reservations directly to quickly do something to be able to continue on my journey. They only gave me a phone number to call and sent me away. I tried the number and was on hold for almost an hour. Luckily, my friends were on a different flight on Air New Zealand that had seats leaving in 2 hours, and I almost missed that waiting to talk to someone from Qantas. I booked a ticket with Air New Zealand (by talking to their checkin agent, who was able to connect me directly with a reservations agent via a direct line, which was something I was hoping Qantas would help me with at a bare minimum) and I was able to purchase a ticket for that Air NZ flight and continue on. I’m VERY disappointed in the way that I was treated and not provided with assistance in a timely manner. I would have almost missed that flight and have to miss out on pre-arranged travel plans losing out on an additional $2000 in tour / accommodation bookings.

Sun, 15 Mar
WLG
Wellington
SFO
San Francisco
32h 15m
Sat, 21 Mar
SFO
San Francisco
WLG
Wellington
17h 10m
$1,400
Trip: 7 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2,739 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LAX
LHR
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Food was delicious. They served dinner and breakfast. The flight was not crowded. I was able to sleep by stretching across 3 economy seats in my row.

Cons: It would be better if the armrests went up.

APW
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew were always friendly and just looks happy to do their job. Seat were comfortable enough for what I paid for

Cons: Breakfast

AKL
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The seats are comfortable enough even in the economy class. The crew is attentive. Entertainment is great, lots of movies and music.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew on air New Zealand was absolutely amazing. Amazing customer service, makes me always want to fly with air New Zealand.

Cons: I had no heads up that New Zealand required an app downloaded and a government check before you can travel to New Zealand. Because of this, I had to download the app at the airport, and because it can take up to 72 hours for the NZ gov to approve your app, I almost missed my flight. Would have appreciated 72 hours notice of this new rule.

BNE
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: Crew was okay. Nothing special but not bad.

Cons: The WiFi didn’t work! Don’t advertise it if it is not working. Even setting it up is far too much work/confusing.

Sun, 28 Jun
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
31h 30m
Sat, 18 Jul
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
33h 10m
$1,504
Trip: 21 days
6.7Good Show reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 6,617 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.1
KMG
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: China airline sucks, drop me off in the middle of nowhere wrong airport

LAX
PVG
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew was very helpful. Entertainment had a good variety.

Cons: The second leg of the flight from Shanghai to Bangkok felt like sitting on wooden chairs. Picking the type of food and not end up with allergy inducing food didn't seem like an option.

PVG
JFK
Good 7.6

Pros: Business class was comfy

Cons: Movie choices could be better

DPS
PVG
Good 7.3

Pros: Boarding and off boarding was very fast

Cons: Food options/quality

PVG
SFO
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: Seat uncomfortable, filthy restroom, disgusting smell and had not been clean, hand soap no refill, overall bad service.

Tue, 16 Jun
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
19h 40m
Thu, 13 Aug
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
19h 10m
$1,091
Trip: 59 days
7.7Good Show reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 980 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: A and A

NAN
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent crew

Cons: Excellent service

NAN
APW
Okay 5.6

Pros: The crew were welcoming, friendly, and accommodating.

Cons: The plane is old and had no screens, so there was no entertainment option.

NAN
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: Some crew members are excellent and some are flat.

Cons: Food is kind of bad

HNL
NAN
Okay 5.2

Pros: The crew had a good attitude for the flight.

Cons: Felt like this being a 8 hour flight there would be some entertainment on the plane , just radio. Also there was no food options from what I saw available either.

Wed, 1 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
19h 20m
Sat, 18 Apr
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
23h 15m
$1,389
Trip: 18 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 4,790 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX
BNE
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The crew was nice, the movie selection was good.

Cons: More space in seats

SYD
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew, comfort, snacks

Cons: When boarding stick to boarding from back to front, and stick to rows and not a free for all half way through

CHC
SYD
Okay 5.2

Cons: Airlines waste a lot of time and money preparing food that is mediocre at best. Just offering simple orange juice , tea coffee and a muffin to keep people going would be better as it's such a short flight.

MEL
LAX
Okay 4.0

Cons: The food service was not great. They should increase the frequency of meals. Got the worst seats both time. The seats are old and recliner doesn’t come forward as it should

LAX
MEL
Good 7.3

Cons: Plane needed updated, looked old and some seats had to be fixed mid flight

Sun, 19 Jan
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
12h 00m
Sat, 25 Jan
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
12h 55m
$1,481
Trip: 7 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 130 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Newer interior design, food was pretty good, entertainment system was touchscreen and had some nice new features, bathroom taps had a motion sensor (it's about time!), clean aircraft and modern led lighting.

Cons: We had seats right next to bathroom doors. The design should make sure there are no seats in that location.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew on air New Zealand was absolutely amazing. Amazing customer service, makes me always want to fly with air New Zealand.

Cons: I had no heads up that New Zealand required an app downloaded and a government check before you can travel to New Zealand. Because of this, I had to download the app at the airport, and because it can take up to 72 hours for the NZ gov to approve your app, I almost missed my flight. Would have appreciated 72 hours notice of this new rule.

AKL
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Great airline. Like all of them these days more room would be nice as would better vegetarian options. Friendly staff, they seem to care about the passenger rather than just being bossy about usually silly rules.

AKL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: free movies

Cons: plane was late. not your fault

LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything. Air NZ has the best Premium Economy class in the sky.

Cons: All good.

Thu, 26 Dec
CHC
Christchurch
SFO
San Francisco
33h 30m
Fri, 10 Jan
SFO
San Francisco
CHC
Christchurch
21h 25m
$1,657
Trip: 16 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2,739 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: One traveler was hit by car and injured prior to the trip. Could not get a refund from the airline.

LAX
AKL
Mediocre 2.4

Cons: The landing was poor , almost to a point of dangerous . Too much turbulence during flight. And the drops should have been avoidable

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Terrible service and all around outcome. Would not fly Air New Zealand again

SYD
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Breakfast was not tasty. Options could have been better.

AKL
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: crew were fantastic. stewardess called Stacy was wonderful; had to time to chat and sort out my diet problem (gluten free) in time for the return flight. i've flow on a variety of airlines over the years and, frankly, ANZ is by far the best for friendliness, efficiency and understanding. Big Thanks

Cons: Nothing

Fri, 20 Dec
WLG
Wellington
SFO
San Francisco
18h 45m
Sat, 4 Jan
SFO
San Francisco
WLG
Wellington
23h 10m
$1,712
Trip: 16 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2,739 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew member in my section was amazing, he went out of his way to greet each and everyone of us individually. The flight was comfortable, boarding a breeze and on time!

AKL
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The seats are comfortable enough even in the economy class. The crew is attentive. Entertainment is great, lots of movies and music.

BNE
AKL
Good 6.0

Pros: The crew was wonderful, very hospitable and friendly.

Cons: The seating in economy class is abysmal. The seats are extremely small and the rows are to close together. There is no leg room. The seat cushioning is almost nonexistent. It's like sitting and leaning back on a board. On this last trip I had a window seat. I'm 5'4" and 115 lbs.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Breakfast was not tasty. Options could have been better.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew was polite, efficient and prompt

Cons: The food quality needs improvement!

Fri, 17 Jan
CHC
Christchurch
SFO
San Francisco
20h 30m
Sun, 19 Jan
SFO
San Francisco
CHC
Christchurch
18h 50m
$1,713
Trip: 3 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2,739 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
CHC
AKL
Good 7.2

Cons: The snack were very simple. They don't communicate properly all the different snack options.

MEL
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was fine. the seats were not so comfortable in the economy.

Cons: More comfortable seats.

APW
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew were always friendly and just looks happy to do their job. Seat were comfortable enough for what I paid for

Cons: Breakfast

AKL
LAX
Okay 4.6

Cons: They were not able to seat me next to my partner despite us having booked/selected our seats 6 months in advance. Additionally, the check in process took forever and we had a bunch of issues getting on the flight

AKL
HKG
Good 7.3

Pros: The airline and staff appear to be friendly and efficient

Cons: Seating in economy is tight. You really cannot move without annoying the passengers on either side. This also makes eating difficult.

Sat, 15 Feb
HLZ
Hamilton
SFO
San Francisco
20h 10m
Sat, 29 Feb
SFO
San Francisco
HLZ
Hamilton
20h 50m
$1,966
Trip: 15 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2,739 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
CHC
AKL
Good 7.2

Cons: The snack were very simple. They don't communicate properly all the different snack options.

AKL
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: Their plane

Cons: Food

SFO
EUG
Good 6.0

Cons: It was the shortest flight of my itinerary. My last flight home. We sat on the plane for nearly 45 minutes before take off and it was late getting home. Totally ridiculous. Every flight in and out of Eugene is ridiculous like that

APW
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew were always friendly and just looks happy to do their job. Seat were comfortable enough for what I paid for

Cons: Breakfast

AKL
LAX
Okay 4.6

Cons: They were not able to seat me next to my partner despite us having booked/selected our seats 6 months in advance. Additionally, the check in process took forever and we had a bunch of issues getting on the flight

Wed, 4 Mar
HLZ
Hamilton
SFO
San Francisco
16h 30m
Sat, 21 Mar
SFO
San Francisco
HLZ
Hamilton
18h 20m
$2,096
Trip: 17 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2,739 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
CHC
AKL
Good 7.2

Cons: The snack were very simple. They don't communicate properly all the different snack options.

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Very nice services

AKL
CHC
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Easy flight.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Breakfast was not tasty. Options could have been better.

LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew member in my section was amazing, he went out of his way to greet each and everyone of us individually. The flight was comfortable, boarding a breeze and on time!

Wed, 1 Apr
HLZ
Hamilton
SFO
San Francisco
31h 10m
Sat, 18 Apr
SFO
San Francisco
HLZ
Hamilton
22h 40m
$2,166
Trip: 18 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2,739 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything. Air NZ has the best Premium Economy class in the sky.

Cons: All good.

AKL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Asked for an isle seat; was stuck in the middle. Way to long of a flight for that

MEL
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: I couldn’t get the seat to recline.

LAX
LHR
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Food was delicious. They served dinner and breakfast. The flight was not crowded. I was able to sleep by stretching across 3 economy seats in my row.

Cons: It would be better if the armrests went up.

TRG
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Super easy

Sun, 28 Jun
HLZ
Hamilton
SFO
San Francisco
19h 00m
Sat, 18 Jul
SFO
San Francisco
HLZ
Hamilton
21h 05m
$2,292
Trip: 21 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2,739 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LAX
AKL
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Non stop flight

Cons: Staff not wake me up even after requesting they not wake me up to force feed a meal.

MEL
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew, as always, was fantastic. Very helpful and always kind. The seats are comfortable enough, considering it was a long flight, and the excellent entertainment helped the time pass quickly.

LAX
LHR
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Food was delicious. They served dinner and breakfast. The flight was not crowded. I was able to sleep by stretching across 3 economy seats in my row.

Cons: It would be better if the armrests went up.

AKL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything.

Cons: Nothing.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew on air New Zealand was absolutely amazing. Amazing customer service, makes me always want to fly with air New Zealand.

Cons: I had no heads up that New Zealand required an app downloaded and a government check before you can travel to New Zealand. Because of this, I had to download the app at the airport, and because it can take up to 72 hours for the NZ gov to approve your app, I almost missed my flight. Would have appreciated 72 hours notice of this new rule.

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