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Find cheap flights from San Francisco to Auckland from $660

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These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often from within our search results in flight searches from San Francisco to Auckland, as well as popular online travel agencies
These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often from within our search results in flight searches from San Francisco to Auckland, as well as popular online travel agencies
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Cheap flight deals from San Francisco to Auckland

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from San Francisco to Auckland that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
23:00 - 11:40SFO-AKL
17h 40m1 stop
14:30 - 13:25AKL-SFO
17h 55m1 stop
$1,411Fiji Airways
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Tue, 7 May - Sat, 25 May
23:35 - 14:00SFO-AKL
18h 25m1 stop
15:30 - 13:20AKL-SFO
17h 50m1 stop
$1,420Fiji Airways
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Thu, 14 Mar - Sat, 23 Mar
22:35 - 14:00SFO-AKL
18h 25m1 stop
17:50 - 13:45AKL-SFO
15h 55m1 stop
$1,427Fiji Airways
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Thu, 7 Mar - Tue, 12 Mar
09:10 - 21:20SFO-AKL
39h 10m2 stops
06:25 - 10:40AKL-SFO
24h 15m2 stops
$1,471
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Fri, 8 Mar - Tue, 12 Mar
09:10 - 21:20SFO-AKL
39h 10m2 stops
13:00 - 10:40AKL-SFO
17h 40m1 stop
$1,480
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Fri, 8 Mar - Tue, 12 Mar
07:10 - 21:20SFO-AKL
17h 10m1 stop
23:30 - 20:10AKL-SFO
17h 40m1 stop
$1,564Hawaiian Airlines
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Mon, 4 Mar - Thu, 7 Mar
09:10 - 21:20SFO-AKL
39h 10m2 stops
23:30 - 20:10AKL-SFO
40h 40m2 stops
$1,687Hawaiian Airlines
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Sun, 3 Mar - Sun, 10 Mar
23:55 - 09:10SFO-AKL
13h 15mdirect
14:50 - 07:00AKL-SFO
12h 10mdirect
$2,006United Airlines
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Tue, 19 Mar - Tue, 26 Mar
09:00 - 06:25SFO-AKL
25h 25m1 stop
14:50 - 07:00AKL-SFO
12h 10mdirect
$2,013United Airlines
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Tue, 19 Mar - Tue, 26 Mar
20:45 - 05:50SFO-AKL
13h 05mdirect
19:55 - 12:05AKL-SFO
12h 10mdirect
$2,061Air New Zealand
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Thu, 21 Mar - Thu, 28 Mar

Flights from San Francisco to Auckland - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from San Francisco to Auckland to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from San Francisco to Auckland?

The average price of all flights from San Francisco to Auckland clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
For San Francisco to Auckland, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Auckland back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Friday being the most expensive.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Auckland?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from San Francisco to Auckland, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from San Francisco to Auckland is August, where tickets cost $1,807 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and January, where the average cost of tickets is $2,724 and $2,657 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco to Auckland?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from San Francisco to Auckland, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from San Francisco to Auckland, you should book around 3 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 26 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Auckland?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 3 days, Hawaiian Airlines offered the best one-way deal for that route, at $885. KAYAK users also found San Francisco to Auckland return flights on Fiji Airways from $1,411 and on Hawaiian Airlines from $1,564.

Which airlines fly direct between San Francisco and Auckland?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from San Francisco to Auckland.
There are 2 airlines that fly direct from San Francisco to Auckland. They are Air New Zealand and United Airlines. The cheapest airline for this route is United Airlines, with the best one-way deal found costing $1,382. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at United Airlines.

How many flights are there between San Francisco and Auckland per day?

Each day, there are 3 direct flights that take off from San Francisco and land in Auckland, with an average flight time of 13h 11m. The most common departure time is 19:00 and most flights take off in the evening. Each week, there are 21 flights and there are the same amount of flights each day 3.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between San Francisco and Auckland?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 2 cabin class options for the route. These are Economy and Prem Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Auckland take?

The average direct flight takes 13h 05m, covering a distance of 16,901 km.

What’s the earliest departure time from San Francisco to Auckland?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from San Francisco at 19:45 and will be landing in Auckland at 05:50.

What’s the latest departure time from San Francisco to Auckland?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from San Francisco to Auckland jets off at 23:55 and lands at 09:10.

Good to know

Low season

May

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$660
Best time to beat the crowds (6% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (25% more expensive on average)
Flight from San Francisco to Auckland

When to book flights from San Francisco to Auckland

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from San Francisco to Auckland based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking flights from San Francisco to Auckland

  • Are there any services or facilities for families traveling at the San Francisco Airport?

    If you’re traveling with your family from San Francisco, especially kids, a few facilities that’ll please you include restaurants with special children’s menus, which you’ll find in different terminals. If you have an infant and you need accessories like diapers, formula, medicine, or earplugs for children, there are several terminals with shops that sell these items.

  • Which airline should I use if I want the quickest arrival in Auckland from San Francisco?

    You can find a nonstop flight by United Airlines. Or, you can take a flight with just one layover. Both Air New Zealand and Fiji Airways have a one-stop flight with a layover in Los Angeles and Nadi, respectively.

  • Is there a place to relax after my flight to the Auckland airport (AKL)?

    There are several restaurants, cafés, and bars where you can relax while you eat or drink. You will find eateries serving fast food like pizza and burgers, as well as restaurants serving Mexican food and bars that offer craft beer and wine.

  • Can I get Wi-Fi services at Auckland Airport?

    With a Wi-Fi-enabled device, you can use Wi-Fi at Auckland Airport (AKL) for free for up to about 2h or 1GB of data. You will need to register to access the internet by providing your email address. If you want to use the airport internet for more than 2h, you can pay a fee of around NZ$14.95 ($10.50)/hour for 6h or 4GB of data.

  • Does SFO Airport close at night?

    The airport is open 24h a day; however, from 10 pm to 6 am, only passengers with tickets are permitted to remain at the airport. That means that if your family members drop you off between those hours, they won’t be allowed inside. A few restaurants operate 24h a day, so look for these if you want to eat while you wait for your flight.

  • What is the cheapest flight from San Francisco to Auckland?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from San Francisco to Auckland was $408 for a one-way ticket and $872 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from San Francisco to Auckland?

    On your way to Auckland, you’ll fly out from San Francisco. You’ll be landing at Auckland Intl.

  • Which airlines offer Wi-Fi service onboard planes from San Francisco to Auckland?

    American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Qantas Airways offer inflight Wi-Fi service on the San Francisco to Auckland flight route.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from San Francisco to Auckland?

    The Boeing 777-300ER is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the San Francisco to Auckland flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from San Francisco to Auckland?

    Star Alliance, and SkyTeam are the airline alliances operating flights between San Francisco and Auckland, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from San Francisco to Auckland?

    There are direct flights from San Francisco to Auckland on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from San Francisco to Auckland, Air New Zealand or Hawaiian Airlines?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from San Francisco to Auckland are Air New Zealand and Hawaiian Airlines. With an average price for the route of $2,289 and an overall rating of 8.2, Air New Zealand is the most popular choice. Hawaiian Airlines is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $1,573 and an overall rating of 8.0.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from San Francisco to Auckland?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from San Francisco to Auckland.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from San Francisco to Auckland?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Auckland from San Francisco is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from San Francisco to Auckland?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Auckland with an airline and back to San Francisco with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from San Francisco to Auckland?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Auckland from San Francisco up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from San Francisco to Auckland

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $1,014 or less one-way and $1,754 or less round-trip.
  • If you want to avoid long lines when departing from San Francisco, sign up for the CLEAR program. Once you become a member, you’ll get a biometric card that gives you access to all Security lines at SFO terminals. CLEAR members can also use their fingertips and eyes as biometric forms of ID, which can help clear Security lines faster.
  • Once you get to Auckland Airport (AKL), there are several public transportation options to get you to the city, like the Auckland City Express, which operates every day from 6 am to 8 pm. The trip takes approx. 40-50min, but it might take longer during peak hours. Expect to pay around NZ$17 ($12) for a one-way trip. Tickets can be purchased online or at airport ticket kiosks.
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has many facilities that passengers can enjoy while they wait for their flight. Art is on display throughout the terminals, which can be both entertaining and educational. If you're sick, you’ll find that the SFO Medical Clinic provides urgent care and travel medicine for travelers.
  • If you’re looking for hotels near the Auckland airport, consider Novotel Auckland Airport, which is around 0.3 miles from the airport; ibis budget Auckland Airport, approx. 0.7 miles from the airport; and Heartland Hotel Auckland, 1.7 miles from the airport.
  • There are several taxi companies that can take you to your hotel. Alert Taxis and Auckland Co-op Taxi Society charge around NZ$5.6 ($4) per mile, while Cheap Cabs charges approx. NZ$4.9 ($3.47) per mile.
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Prefer to fly direct from San Francisco to Auckland Intl?

Find which airlines fly direct from San Francisco to Auckland Intl, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

San Francisco to Auckland Intl

Monday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, +2 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Tuesday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, +2 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Wednesday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, +2 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Thursday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, +2 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Friday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, +2 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Saturday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, +2 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Sunday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, +2 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +3 more

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Direct returns

Auckland Intl to San Francisco

Monday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, +2 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Tuesday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, +2 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Wednesday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, +2 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Thursday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, +2 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Friday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, +2 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Saturday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, +2 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +3 more

Sunday

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, +2 more

Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +3 more

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Top 4 airlines serving from San Francisco to Auckland

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from San Francisco to Auckland? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
8.2
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 741 reviews
80entertainment
88crew
83overall
77food
84boarding
81comfort
Airline reviews

United flight from SFO to PDX was cancelled. I will ask for a refund. Had to book on Alaska

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United flight from SFO to PDX was cancelled. I will ask for a refund. Had to book on Alaska

There was a snafu with confirming seats at check which left us in limbo for the second leg of our trip. I believe the ANZ app is not well integrated with the systems at the terminal resulting in this disconcerting error.

The pilot tried to make up for lost time due to delays that were out of her control. She communicated the issues openly and clearly and made every effort to do what she could to alleviate issues.

Flight attendants are always pleasant and helpful. Pilot kept us updated.

Just a hiccup being added to the NZ Traveller Declaration a bit late.

Boarding instructions on one leg of my journey were not well communicated at the gate (Melbourne to Auckland)

The only thing that was less than excellent was the food server at dinner. (I had the chicken.) It wasn't that it was poorly heated or in difficult-to-open containers; it was just that it had a very peculiar taste. And I use that to describe not just the main course but the dessert as well. Very odd flavours for what seemed to be a mainstream item. I did like that the airline offered us a free glass of wine. The breakfast omelette wasn't bad, although it was quite bland.

Pros: "Regional flight so only one cabin attendant. Pleasant and attentive."
Cons: "Wider seats but tha'ts the nature of smaller aircraft"
Pros: "I would have liked for them to refund my ticket even though I asked them to. They ignored my request and I didn't get to go on to the plane but I still paid for it."
Cons: "A refunded plane ticket or voucher would have been better."
Cons: "Waited 55 minutes for baggage claim in Auckland. No reason given. I expect better service from Air New Zealand even though I understand the baggage handler’s are different group"

Everything was great! And we truly mean it. We’ve had some mediocre flying experiences lately on Delta and Alaska. But this flight was excellent — kind staff, new plane, great entertainment system, clean/comfy seats, and the breakfast sandwich was actually awesome! 👏🏻

The flight was too short for food or entertainment which was no problem. You should have a Not Applicable item on this list.

Quick. Which is good. What could be better is size of 💺 seat.

They had me wait after everyone has boarded to assign a seat for me. WHY?! After about 10 min, they assigned me the last seat in the flight, all the way at end , 46 E or something like that. The food came ONCE, and after, we got some snacks during 12 hours flight. My tv had very poor volume and I was not able to see a movie properly. The staff was super grumpy and stiff and absolutely not welcoming, acting like they are doing US a favor to be there during the flight. Extremely disappointed. I have a flight on 02/22. I’m not looking forward 😩

The flight left over an hour late and sat on the runway another half an hour or so.

I appreciated the clean new plane with a charging port for every seat and a device support at eye level. It was nice to be offered a free cocktail with the tasty sandwich for a meal. I would like to note that the seating was very tight, though. There seemed to also be less room than usual under the seat in front of me to stow my personal item.

VERY short notice (<24 hours) flight delay by 6 hours. Had to reschedule and pay more to book with another airlines.

I’m satisfied with my flight with Hawaiian airlines from San Diego to Honolulu. Good experience!

They did not let me check in . Said I was 4 mins late.

My 1st class flight from Portland to Honolulu was excellent. Wonderful experience. Lihue to Maui to Portland was poor. Departing flight from Lihue was cancelled at the last minute. Rerouted through Maui to Portland, but no 1st class seats were available. Arrived Portland about 3 hours later than planned.

The flight attendants were extremely friendly and helpful. Everything ran on time. I highly recommend Fiji Airways.

The experience was lovely in every respect. The crews were delightful.

Very clean aircraft. Friendly staff. New plane. Food quality was good. Not my flavor but I saw the effort.

Fiji Business Class was value for money. Would do again for a long haul flight.

1.5Hrs to get from plane into terminal. Long wait. Flight to NZ 1 he late

Flight full. 'Volunteers' to check hand luggage. Checked hand luggage is lost

The part that really made for a poor trip was that we checked luggage, and it took 1.5 hrs. to get our luggage. This made it so we barely got to our next flight. We were the last ones on board.

Staff was very helpful, polite, efficient. Food was excellent. Business class seat very comfortable.

We recently flew on FIJI AIRLINES, what a breath of fresh air! From their customer service at the ticket counter/ Baggage check to the flight attendants on the plane! When I bought the tickets they were the least expensive too! I took a picture of one of the flight attendants scoop up a very fussy baby and walk her around the plane, to give her parents a break. I would love to submit, but don’t know how. Meals were great, also complimentary beer and wine was a pleasant surprise!

It was not at all clear when purchasing the tickets that checked baggage was not included and cost $540 per bag. That’s unacceptable. I see it was clear if booking direct through the airline and a different economy ticket could have been purchased that included baggage. Kayak linked to flight centre where it was not clear though and there was no option to purchase the baggage inclusive economy version.

More storage space and leg room, but all-in-all a wonderful experience.

Our flight was delayed many times throughout the day. The final delay was about 8 hours. I spent time in line to speak to someone at their understaffed desk, and also spent time waiting online and then chatting with a service rep. None of the United employees were any help at all. I desperately wanted to go get rest and possibly re-book my trip but I was denied any compensation or voucher for a hotel. I was repeatedly told it was not United's fault and therefore they had no compensation to offer. Overall, a cold and callous experience.

Paid WiFi was only available for a few minutes. Avoid at all costs.

Everything was great, only problem was that flights were delayed

Flight crew and pilots did great. Flight way delayed due to a part needing replacement. Based on what the pilot indicated- the maintenance crew could’ve resolved this more efficiently than replacing whole part- and taken less time

Pretty turbulent, but not anyone’s fault. They got us there. Impressed that they carried on with a drink service.

Please please take consideration when setting cabin temperature. The vents were not functional and it was over 70 degrees in the cabin during the winter months when most people are used to much cooler indoor temperatures. I was down to my white t-shirt and the sweat pants I wore from Auckland to San Francisco and was sweating profusely and there was NO VENT!

For a 17 hour flight, they kept us well feed. The music selection could be better curated. The entertainment selection was about what is expected. The crew was fantastic.

The best part was we weren’t too delayed. Seating space in economy is insulting and about as uncomfortable as one could expect before mutiny breaks out. Prep for landing happened well over 45 minutes before wheels down: no final garbage pickup and it interrupted those of us who needed tray tables down for dinner, etc.

United requires seat selection in order for those booking together to stay together.

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from San Francisco to Auckland found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
6/8Tue
2 stops
41h 47mSFO-AKL
$660
2/4Tue
2 stops
45h 25mSFO-AKL
$777
4/3Mon
1 stopHawaiian Airlines
17h 10mSFO-AKL
$885
2/4Tue
1 stopFiji Airways
18h 05mSFO-AKL
$908
14/5Tue
1 stopFiji Airways
17h 40mSFO-AKL
$940
21/3Thu
directAir New Zealand
13h 05mSFO-AKL
$1,126
6/6Thu
directAir New Zealand
13h 00mSFO-AKL
$1,176
24/3Sun
2 stopsHawaiian Airlines
40h 50mSFO-AKL
$1,197
23/3Sat
directUnited Airlines
13h 15mSFO-AKL
$1,377
24/3Sun
directUnited Airlines
13h 15mSFO-AKL
$1,380

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Last minute flights from San Francisco to Auckland

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from San Francisco to Auckland that are departing in the next 10 days.
24/2Sat
multi-stopHawaiian Airlines
17h 10mSFO-AKL
7/3Thu
multi-stopHawaiian Airlines
17h 40mAKL-SFO
$1,603
25/2Sun
multi-stopHawaiian Airlines
39h 10mSFO-AKL
27/2Tue
multi-stopHawaiian Airlines
18h 45mAKL-SFO
$1,650
24/2Sat
multi-stop
28h 00mSFO-AKL
7/3Thu
multi-stop
38h 29mAKL-SFO
$1,749
27/2Tue
multi-stop
24h 05mSFO-AKL
7/3Thu
multi-stop
18h 15mAKL-SFO
$1,754
27/2Tue
directAir New Zealand
13h 05mSFO-AKL
5/3Tue
directAir New Zealand
12h 10mAKL-SFO
$2,254
24/2Sat
directAir New Zealand
13h 25mSFO-AKL
26/2Mon
directAir New Zealand
12h 10mAKL-SFO
$2,335
27/2Tue
multi-stopFiji Airways
20h 40mSFO-AKL
5/3Tue
multi-stopFiji Airways
27h 09mAKL-SFO
$2,425
27/2Tue
multi-stopUnited Airlines
17h 55mSFO-AKL
7/3Thu
directUnited Airlines
12h 10mAKL-SFO
$2,498
26/2Mon
multi-stopFiji Airways
51h 55mSFO-AKL
2/3Sat
multi-stopFiji Airways
17h 50mAKL-SFO
$2,530
24/2Sat
multi-stopUnited Airlines
21h 55mSFO-AKL
26/2Mon
multi-stopUnited Airlines
25h 13mAKL-SFO
$3,161

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San Francisco - Auckland Flights

Departure:

San Francisco (SFO)United States

Destination:

Auckland (AKL)New Zealand

Return flight deals:

Auckland - San Francisco

Cabin classes:

$1,691

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