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Flight price $961
Airlines Hawaiian Airlines, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, Delta

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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 $1,395
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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

What is the cheapest flight to San Francisco?

The cheapest airline ticket to San Francisco from New Zealand in the last 72 hours was $961 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 $1,010 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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Book Cheap San Francisco Plane Tickets

(Return)
Airports
Origin
Christchurch
$1,562
only
$1,562
Auckland
$961
only
$961
Wellington
$1,434
only
$1,434
Destination
San Francisco
$961
only
$961
Wed, 20 Nov
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
18h 10m
Sat, 30 Nov
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
17h 30m
Trip: 11 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 6,573 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.8
HNL
BOS
Okay 4.0

Pros: Crew was great

Cons: Leave on time

HNL
LAX
Okay 4.3

Pros: Crew was good.

Cons: Customer Affairs Office needs to understand their role or they should eliminate it as it reflects poorly on the company. In short, they suck.

LIH
OAK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The food, seat comfort, entertainment system and departure on time with an early arrival. I had lost my family heirloom money clip in the seat. The crew sent the flight agent Justin back to meet me at the gate and he went in and looked twice finding it on the second trip in.

LAX
LIH
Okay 5.6

Cons: The seats and the flight entertainment.

OGG
SAN
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Left late

Wed, 4 Mar
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
19h 15m
Wed, 11 Mar
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
19h 20m
Trip: 7 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,722 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.

ZQN
BNE
Good 7.3

Pros: Entertainment was very good. Crew was professional and efficient.

Cons: The seat had no lower back support and was really uncomfortable.

SFO
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The service was friendly and attentive, the food was good, the legroom was amazingly good for coach, and there were lots of good movies available. Really great all the way around.

Cons: For such a long trans-oceanic flight, I am used to the cabin crew coming around with drinks on a regular basis to keep people hydrated. That didn't really happen on this flight; I had to get up twice and walk to where the crew were hanging out (in a closed-curtain area) and ask for water.

SYD
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was very courteous and considerate.

Cons: Food quality could be improved.

BNE
LAX
Okay 5.3

Pros: The crew for Qantas is normally pretty damn good. This trip was no exception.

Cons: The plane had a mechanical issue. The plane had sat on the ground for over 12 hours according to flightaware. They didn’t try to work on the mechanics issue till about an hour or two before boarding. This delay caused a lot of issues for so many passengers trying to make connecting flights.

Wed, 4 Dec
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
12h 15m
Fri, 6 Dec
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
39h 00m
$1,308
Trip: 3 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 128 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LHR
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew was polite, efficient and prompt

Cons: The food quality needs improvement!

AKL
SFO
Okay 5.3

Cons: If the customer is given the option of special meal - 1. the special meal should be what one selects. I selected Hindu meal as per option and was being served Veg Jain Meal. 2. Should be made available. Though I booked the flight for both me and my wife and the special meal request was for both, the wrong Veg meal was made available only to my wife. Something is not right with their system. One you serve what you make us select and then the system is recording only for one passenger.

AKL
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Great food and crew

Cons: Seat comfort , WiFi

AKL
SFO
Okay 5.3

Cons: Seat assignment wasn't registered in the system and even though we bought the ticket together we couldn't get seats together - had to pay for premium seats. That's the first time ever I don't get assigned a seat with my travel companion. #MAJORFAIL

AKL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Great flight. Would have been nice to have on board wifi.

Sat, 11 Apr
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
30h 55m
Sat, 2 May
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
38h 10m
$1,716
Trip: 22 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 6,089 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
EWR
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The entertainment system has huge offerings.

Cons: The food could be better.

HKG
CDG
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Love it

HKG
NRT
Good 6.0

Pros: The departure and arrival times were good in order to sleep the night, and wake up in Tokyo refreshed. Cabin crew were fairly friendly, but not the Cathay of a few years ago.

Cons: NONE of the business class center seats would recline. This meant in order to recline and get some rest, the crew had to dismantle your seat and release the locks manually. This meant the seat was in that position until time to land. So I had to make a choice to sleep or eat, horrible for CX.

YVR
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: crew was excellent

Cons: seat was better this flight.

SEA
HKG
Okay 5.5

Pros: Check in counter was helpful and friendly

Cons: Better enforcement of 1 carry on @ 7kg. Saw some people with a carry on luggage, a fully stuffed backpack and a reuseable bag... 3 bags??!!!

Thu, 26 Dec
CHC
Christchurch
SFO
San Francisco
33h 50m
Fri, 10 Jan
SFO
San Francisco
CHC
Christchurch
69h 53m
$1,938
Trip: 16 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 26,883 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
RDU
DTW
Good 6.0

Cons: Delays both in DETROIT and a huge delay in Shanghai.

DTW
PHX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was a safe journey good rest and a very smooth operation

Cons: More vegan options

SEA
DEN
Okay 5.0

Cons: My flight was delayed almost 3 hours. Not good. Once in the air it was fine.

JFK
SAO
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Im paid for confort. But give a economic. Maybe mix with golairline.

TYS
ATL
Good 6.0

Cons: Had to check my bag yet others brought on two bin sized pieces. Had to get seat assignment at the gate and rep was rather abrupt with instructions. Smell of fuel in the cabin. In last row which was uncomfortable

Wed, 30 Oct
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
42h 10m
Wed, 6 Nov
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
40h 10m
$1,010
Trip: 8 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 6,573 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.8
HNL
LGB
Good 6.8

Cons: Luggage lost .... and no food for vegetarians, only meat. I will be calling HA when I return from my cruise to enter a complaint.

SAN
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Honestly, this was my first time flying with Hawaiian Airlines and I was very impressed with the overall professionalism and how thorough the staff was in making sure everyone had their seatbelts on when necessary. They were also very kind and friendly.

OGG
OAK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Nice, friendly & informative

Cons: Honolulu cookies!

KOA
HNL
Okay 5.6

Cons: Getting out on time, coordinating with BOS international terminal staff

LIH
HNL
Good 7.0

Pros: Short flight.

Cons: Boarding process was slow.

Sat, 23 Nov
AKL
Auckland Intl
SFO
San Francisco
19h 35m
Mon, 2 Dec
SFO
San Francisco
AKL
Auckland Intl
19h 20m
$1,036
Trip: 10 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,722 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
DFW
Okay 4.0

Cons: The food was terrible. Why can’t you just serve a regular plain meal. Why try to be fancy with all these nasty sauces. Give me a regular sandwich for lunch and some simple pasta or something. The only things edible was the fruit.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: First rate crew, friendly and professional through the long flight. The food was excellent and the crew offered snacks and drinks between meals. I paid the extra to sit in a section upstairs that I was able to get up and move around frequently.

Cons: It’s a long flight but that can’t be helped. Economy seats are really cramped and so I paid $190 for more leg room on the way back. Would highly recommend. I wouldn’t sit right next to the bathroom again. (Check seat guru first) Also wasn’t able to check in with my mobile phone. Had to go through the line.

BNE
LAX
Okay 5.3

Cons: Our original flight was cancelled and we were not notified by justfly. Just fly also accepted the flights on our behalf so it mean we couldn't chose the new flights

DRW
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: Wifi was horrible. Selection of movies was weak.

ZQN
BNE
Good 7.3

Pros: Entertainment was very good. Crew was professional and efficient.

Cons: The seat had no lower back support and was really uncomfortable.

Mon, 13 Jan
WLG
Wellington
SFO
San Francisco
59h 10m
Mon, 27 Jan
SFO
San Francisco
WLG
Wellington
24h 30m
$1,434
Trip: 15 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,671 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
WLG
BNE
Good 7.0

Pros: Crew were very helpful

Cons: First time travelling with the airline and wasn't aware of having to book things like food and entertainment. These things come standard with all other airlines I have flow with so was very surprised when finding out about it mid flight. Can't say I was very pleased but must say crew were very good

TRG
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Super easy

IAH
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Nothing

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

AKL
IAH
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Food was delicious and warm. Water was provided throughout the flight. Entertainment was excellent.

Cons: There were large black box type items underneath certain seats which impacted personal item stowage and leg room.

Sat, 19 Oct
CHC
Christchurch
SFO
San Francisco
23h 00m
Sat, 16 Nov
SFO
San Francisco
CHC
Christchurch
21h 00m
$1,562
Trip: 29 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,671 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: Crew was amazing, very attentive.

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

RAR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The plane was great!

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything

Cons: More food would have been better

LHR
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Air NZ sent my mom away when she arrived to board the plane because she could not hear well. This resulted in a 68 year old women spending the night at Heathrow. No apologies, no upgrades, nothing. Air New Zealand is a heartless discount airline. Terrible experience. Avoid.

Cons: Air NZ sent my mom away when she arrived to board the plane because she could not hear well. This resulted in a 68 year old women spending the night at Heathrow. No apologies, no upgrades, nothing. Air New Zealand is a heartless discount airline. Terrible experience. Avoid.

Wed, 15 Jan
CHC
Christchurch
SFO
San Francisco
31h 25m
Sun, 19 Jan
SFO
San Francisco
CHC
Christchurch
18h 50m
$1,565
Trip: 5 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,671 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
TRG
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Super easy

LHR
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Entertainment and service was outstanding.

Cons: I could have used more leg room.

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Had to cancel trip because a passenger was hit by a car one week before the trip. Refused a refund by the airline.

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.

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.

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