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What is the cheapest flight to San Francisco?

The cheapest airline ticket to San Francisco from New Zealand in the last 72 hours was $947 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 $1451 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.

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(Return)
Airports
Origin
Blenheim
$2229
only
$2229
Christchurch
$1353
only
$1353
Auckland
$947
only
$947
Wellington
$1412
only
$1412
Destination
San Francisco
$947
only
$947
Sun, 10 Feb
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
19h 20m
Tue, 26 Feb
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
16h 05m
Trip: 17 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5,907 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
OAK
HNL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Easy flight out of Oakland. Lucky the flight wasn’t full so had plenty of room for carryon. Landed at gate close to baggage claim area so that was plus too.

Cons: Entertainment options - didn’t download app because of bad reviews and didn’t want to watch old movies or pay for recent ones. Got a little bored mid way through. Would download movies for Netflix next time.

HNL
SAN
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Lots of leg room!

Cons: Did not like having to pay for movies

SEA
OGG
OK 5.6

Pros: Airline serves food without charging.

Cons: Have to pay for all movies and TV shows. Too many announcements.

OGG
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very friendly attendants, ran on time, comfortable, cute safety videos.

OGG
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Timely and inexpensive

Wed, 13 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
26h 50m
Sat, 30 Mar
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
24h 10m
$1037
Trip: 18 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,101 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
BNE
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: everything about he flight was perfect

SYD
DFW
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: - There was a massive line for boarding and it took a while. We ended up leaving a little late because of it. - The crew overlooked the row I was in a few times. We had to call for assistance to get rubbish removed. - One of the toilets didn't have running water in the basin from the second hour of the flight onwards. - The galley in the back was locked for most of the trip. - The food wasn't cooked properly. - Everyone was asked if they wanted a drink with my meal except for me.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

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

SYD
DFW
Good 6.0

Cons: Seating space was horrible! The seat in front of me, when reclined, was IN MY LAP! Headphones were bad. This LONG flight left A LOT to be desired!

SYD
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Food was delicious and service excellent

Cons: Slow customs in Honolulu

Thu, 13 Jun
CHC
Christchurch
SFO
San Francisco
19h 40m
Thu, 25 Jul
SFO
San Francisco
CHC
Christchurch
18h 15m
$1353
Trip: 43 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 832 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Friendly efficient crew. Clean modern Airbus aircraft and no delays.

Cons: Food was limited and not great.

NAN
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: 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 and unexpected for a 3 hr flight.

Cons: Movies/TV shows were limited compared to other airlines. I am taller so seating in any economy seat is cramped at best.

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.

SFO
NAN
Good 6.6

Cons: Small and bland food. Very limited entertainment. TV didnt work but they gave me an ipad.

NAN
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service is nice. Very friendly. Food is good.

Tue, 14 May
WLG
Wellington
SFO
San Francisco
38h 35m
Fri, 24 May
SFO
San Francisco
WLG
Wellington
34h 15m
$1412
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, 19 Jan
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
19h 15m
Mon, 28 Jan
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
39h 00m
Trip: 10 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5,907 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
HNL
SAN
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Lots of leg room!

Cons: Did not like having to pay for movies

HNL
SMF
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Long TSA lines causing me to be late to my plane

LIH
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Should have free entertainment on a 4-6 hr flight

Cons: Nothing to watch unless pay a fee.

SFO
HNL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: My surfboard bag was ripped and all straps were broken and was then patched up with duct tape!!! What the F#€*?!! It looked like it fell off the plane and was run over. Plus my bike box was torn to bits and patched with duct tape and was cut open by someone’s knife, I ended up loosing bike parts because of this. Horrible bag handling by the crew!! This was all noticed when I picked up my bags in Auckland

LAX
OGG
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The crew!

Cons: The seats seemed smaller than normal. And it was almost a 6 hour flight and there were no free movies or tv. Kind of a bummer.

Thu, 7 Feb
BHE
Blenheim
SFO
San Francisco
19h 05m
Sun, 10 Feb
SFO
San Francisco
BHE
Blenheim
20h 20m
$2229
Trip: 4 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,293 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
CHC
AKL
Good 6.0

Cons: $80 baggage fees for luggage over 7 kg. I wasn’t aware of high price and luggage weight restriction until I was at airport

AKL
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Pinot noir

Cons: No temp control, a little stuffy

SFO
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: Crew did a very good job

Cons: Trip was the roughest I have ever been on for virtually the entire time. Could not sleep. Business class cabin was also had the most noise of any front of airplane experience I have had.

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.

SFO
AKL
Good 6.3

Pros: entertainment

Cons: economy has NO room, couldnt bend down to get anything out of my bag below the seat unless my face was in the lap of the person next to me

Tue, 11 Jun
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
19h 50m
Tue, 9 Jul
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
17h 40m
$1394
Trip: 29 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 832 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
CHC
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Pleasant, fast, and efficient process

Cons: Leg space cramped for my tall husband

SFO
NAN
Good 6.6

Cons: Small and bland food. Very limited entertainment. TV didnt work but they gave me an ipad.

SYD
NAN
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: I have been traveling at least 4 times in a year for last 20 years. I never had such a worst staff specially the Msnager of Fiji airline ground staff at Sydney airport named Christopher. Such a rude ignorant person. The amount of luggage including baby stroller I traveled from Los Angeles to Nadi. Nadi to Sydney was perfectly fine. When I checkin from Sydney to los angles, the Fiji manager said you have to pay for stroller. I said I came all the way from Los Angeles to Sydney like that and I even showed the tags too, Christopher said Sydney has different policy. I left the stroller to him and Saud to him keep it for your kids and came back home without baby stroller.

Cons: Worst Fiji ground staff at Sydney airport

AKL
NAN
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: I arrived in transit from another flight, no representation to make check in. I needed to wait for gate to open before I could check in. then there was no time for the airline to recover my Bag. Do no us this airline in transit

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.

Tue, 19 Feb
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
31h 50m
Thu, 14 Mar
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
19h 10m
$1409
Trip: 23 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 832 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: 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 and unexpected for a 3 hr flight.

Cons: Movies/TV shows were limited compared to other airlines. I am taller so seating in any economy seat is cramped at best.

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.

NAN
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service is nice. Very friendly. Food is good.

SFO
NAN
Good 6.6

Cons: Small and bland food. Very limited entertainment. TV didnt work but they gave me an ipad.

SYD
NAN
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: I have been traveling at least 4 times in a year for last 20 years. I never had such a worst staff specially the Msnager of Fiji airline ground staff at Sydney airport named Christopher. Such a rude ignorant person. The amount of luggage including baby stroller I traveled from Los Angeles to Nadi. Nadi to Sydney was perfectly fine. When I checkin from Sydney to los angles, the Fiji manager said you have to pay for stroller. I said I came all the way from Los Angeles to Sydney like that and I even showed the tags too, Christopher said Sydney has different policy. I left the stroller to him and Saud to him keep it for your kids and came back home without baby stroller.

Cons: Worst Fiji ground staff at Sydney airport

Fri, 21 Dec
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
27h 05m
Thu, 24 Jan
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
16h 05m
$1451
Trip: 35 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5,907 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
HNL
LAX
OK 4.6

Cons: Flight delay and old aircraft.

OGG
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Timely and inexpensive

OAK
HNL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Easy flight out of Oakland. Lucky the flight wasn’t full so had plenty of room for carryon. Landed at gate close to baggage claim area so that was plus too.

Cons: Entertainment options - didn’t download app because of bad reviews and didn’t want to watch old movies or pay for recent ones. Got a little bored mid way through. Would download movies for Netflix next time.

HNL
SMF
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Long TSA lines causing me to be late to my plane

LAX
OGG
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The crew!

Cons: The seats seemed smaller than normal. And it was almost a 6 hour flight and there were no free movies or tv. Kind of a bummer.

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