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Low Season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High Season:
July
Most popular time to fly
16%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$1285
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$777
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Frankfurt am Main to San Francisco

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Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $776 or less.
The cheapest flight from Frankfurt am Main to San Francisco was found 71 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 78% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Frankfurt am Main to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Frankfurt am Main to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 13h 40m, covering a distance of 5685 miles.
How many flights are there between Frankfurt am Main and San Francisco?
There are 98 (nonstop) flights between Frankfurt am Main and San Francisco per week, averaging 14 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Frankfurt am Main to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on WOW air ($452), Multiple Airlines ($542) and Condor ($564).
Do I need a passport to fly between Frankfurt am Main and San Francisco?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Frankfurt am Main and San Francisco?
Lufthansa (3 times daily), Air New Zealand (2 times daily), United (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Frankfurt am Main to San Francisco?
For Frankfurt am Main to San Francisco, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Frankfurt am Main, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Monday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Frankfurt am Main to San Francisco (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Frankfurt am Main
$452
only
$452
Destination
San Francisco
$452
only
$452
Fri, Dec 1
FRA
SFO
14h 55m
Tue, Dec 5
SFO
FRA
14h 20m
Trip: 5 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 1066 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.7
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
4.2
Food
4.7
BWI
KEF
Excellent 10.0

Crews are helpful and friendly! Great price, half of my flights were on brand new equipment! Highly recommend this airline!

YYZ
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing at all

Service there carryon system

TLV
KEF
Okay 4.0

Flight was cheap and the crew were friendly.

So uncomfortable, little leg room, you have to pay for water. No free entertainment provided.

DUB
KEF
Excellent 10.0

very nice flight attendents

KEF
ORD
Excellent 8.0

Very helpful staff at Reykavik

very thin hard purple seats were very uncomfortable.

Thu, Feb 1
FRA
SFO
40h 28m
Mon, Feb 5
SFO
FRA
29h 55m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Feb 12
FRA
SFO
17h 02m
Mon, Feb 19
SFO
FRA
21h 20m
Trip: 8 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 623 reviews
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
5.8
Food
6.3
SEA
FRA
Okay 5.6

Decent food and had USB plugs to keep phone charged

Unpleasant staff

SDQ
SJO
Excellent 9.0

I found the flight, plane and crew to be very well planned and presented. Food was much better than expected. Ok I expected pretzels... thanks for a good trip!

SDQ
FRA
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Carrier at origin Transcaribbean which kyak booked me on left when it decided to without any notification as to why it was delaying. They made us go through security and sit in the gate until almost an hour after it's original departure time. No announcements. The plane sat on the tarmac in front of us the entire time. Most likely they wanted to only make one flight instead of multiple flights to save themselves. Instead of arriving with 2hrs to make my connection to frankfurt I arrived with less than 30 mins even after I rushed to get to their check in point.

SEA
FRA
Good 7.0

The new airplane and everything went very smooth and on time

MUC
SEA
Mediocre 3.3

Frankfurt was a mess. The gate wasn't announced till shortly before boarding. The gate had it's own security line which was inefficient. Plane ended up leaving an hour late because >100 people were still stuck in security. No vegetarian options for food.

Thu, Feb 15
FRA
SFO
17h 50m
Sun, Mar 4
SFO
FRA
18h 50m
Trip: 18 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 16627 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
TIA
IST
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable, great food, awesome crew! I love that they have a great variety of entertainment material.

BUD
IST
Mediocre 3.3

They stole Items from my bag

FCO
IST
Excellent 9.3

Everything good

All good

IST
YUL
Excellent 10.0

Good. Staff were courteous

TIA
IST
Excellent 10.0

Good service and very smooth flight

Fri, May 11
FRA
SFO
13h 40m
Sun, May 27
SFO
FRA
13h 45m
Trip: 17 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 1066 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.7
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
4.2
Food
4.7
TLV
KEF
Okay 4.0

Flight was cheap and the crew were friendly.

So uncomfortable, little leg room, you have to pay for water. No free entertainment provided.

DUB
KEF
Excellent 10.0

very nice flight attendents

KEF
BOS
Good 6.0

They boarded us through the gate and then we just waited on the walkway to the airplane since they weren't letting anyone in. Very frustrating. Flight was delayed.

BWI
KEF
Excellent 10.0

Crews are helpful and friendly! Great price, half of my flights were on brand new equipment! Highly recommend this airline!

BOS
KEF
Excellent 8.0

Good crew

First leg was 1 hr late

Fri, Apr 27
FRA
SFO
14h 45m
Sat, May 19
SFO
FRA
13h 45m
Trip: 23 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 1066 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.7
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
4.2
Food
4.7
EWR
KEF
Okay 5.3

I liked the price of the flight... round trip to Iceland from NYC $300 not bad

Boarding process is unorganized in both Newark and Keflavik airports. Offer water!!!

KEF
BOS
Good 6.0

They boarded us through the gate and then we just waited on the walkway to the airplane since they weren't letting anyone in. Very frustrating. Flight was delayed.

KEF
ORD
Excellent 10.0

How do you indicate that you had no food or entertainment.

No running track. Kidding. Long sits are tough on all. How about a mid flight exercise program? Thanks. Will fly again. Have told many of our good experience.

FRA
KEF
Excellent 8.0

Excellent value for the price. Very democratic, none of the Senator class bullshit. You are honest about what the money buys and what it doesn't.

Seat was not terrifically comfortable, but I have had worse.

KEF
FRA
Mediocre 2.0

No much

Terrible service

Tue, Jan 30
FRA
SFO
35h 37m
Mon, Feb 5
SFO
FRA
29h 55m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jan 29
FRA
SFO
15h 51m
Mon, Feb 5
SFO
FRA
16h 35m
Trip: 8 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 623 reviews
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
5.8
Food
6.3
SDQ
FRA
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Carrier at origin Transcaribbean which kyak booked me on left when it decided to without any notification as to why it was delaying. They made us go through security and sit in the gate until almost an hour after it's original departure time. No announcements. The plane sat on the tarmac in front of us the entire time. Most likely they wanted to only make one flight instead of multiple flights to save themselves. Instead of arriving with 2hrs to make my connection to frankfurt I arrived with less than 30 mins even after I rushed to get to their check in point.

SEA
FRA
Good 6.3

Everything was rather fine

Lack of possibility to conect personal device such as laptop.

MUC
SEA
Mediocre 3.3

Frankfurt was a mess. The gate wasn't announced till shortly before boarding. The gate had it's own security line which was inefficient. Plane ended up leaving an hour late because >100 people were still stuck in security. No vegetarian options for food.

FRA
SEA
Good 6.3

The online entertainment has a nice variety of interesting shows, including documentaries. My seat was comfortable with good leg room, but only because I got lucky when I asked for an exit row seat while checking in. The regular economy seats are extremely narrow and uncomfortable with almost no leg room (and I am only average in heigh). Taller people sitting in regular aisle seats are hanging their legs out into the aisle throughout the flight because they have to for any kind of reasonable comfort.

Somehow the airline should tell passengers that they are going to have to go through a(mother) strict security process before getting on the plane in Frankfurt to the U.S. We all stood in line for close to an hour in a very hot area of the airport to go through full-on security - water gets thrown out, shoes off, laptops out - the whole works, again. I had already gone through this kind of security in Vienna for the Vienna-Frankfurt leg of my trip. I had no idea this was going to be required and had planned to use my time in Frankfurt to relax and get something to eat. Instead it was spent standing in a surprise security line that moved extremely slowly. Not a fun way to spend the time before getting on an 11-hour flight. If they are going to require that security they should have many more lines available so that it moves at a reasonable pace.

SDQ
SJO
Excellent 9.0

I found the flight, plane and crew to be very well planned and presented. Food was much better than expected. Ok I expected pretzels... thanks for a good trip!

Mon, Apr 30
FRA
SFO
14h 45m
Sat, May 19
SFO
FRA
13h 45m
Trip: 20 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 1066 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.7
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
4.2
Food
4.7
BOS
KEF
Excellent 8.0

cheap and clean with efficiency.

No TV game or movie.

EWR
KEF
Okay 5.3

I liked the price of the flight... round trip to Iceland from NYC $300 not bad

Boarding process is unorganized in both Newark and Keflavik airports. Offer water!!!

KEF
ORD
Excellent 10.0

How do you indicate that you had no food or entertainment.

No running track. Kidding. Long sits are tough on all. How about a mid flight exercise program? Thanks. Will fly again. Have told many of our good experience.

DUB
KEF
Excellent 10.0

very nice flight attendents

KEF
BOS
Good 6.0

They boarded us through the gate and then we just waited on the walkway to the airplane since they weren't letting anyone in. Very frustrating. Flight was delayed.

Fri, Feb 16
FRA
SFO
17h 50m
Sun, Mar 4
SFO
FRA
31h 20m
Trip: 17 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 16627 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
IAD
IST
Mediocre 2.0

Treated very poorly no hotel stay in the airport for 24 hour

Nothing

IST
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Not enough bathrooms. Very long lines to go to the bathroom.

FCO
IST
Excellent 9.3

Everything good

All good

IST
OTP
Excellent 10.0

Awesome

IST
YUL
Excellent 10.0

Good. Staff were courteous

Thu, Feb 1
FRA
SFO
39h 38m
Mon, Feb 26
SFO
FRA
30h 25m
Trip: 26 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jan 29
FRA
SFO
17h 00m
Mon, Feb 5
SFO
FRA
17h 35m
Trip: 8 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 623 reviews
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
5.8
Food
6.3
SDQ
FRA
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Carrier at origin Transcaribbean which kyak booked me on left when it decided to without any notification as to why it was delaying. They made us go through security and sit in the gate until almost an hour after it's original departure time. No announcements. The plane sat on the tarmac in front of us the entire time. Most likely they wanted to only make one flight instead of multiple flights to save themselves. Instead of arriving with 2hrs to make my connection to frankfurt I arrived with less than 30 mins even after I rushed to get to their check in point.

SEA
FRA
Excellent 8.3

Are meal portions smaller or have I gotten hungrier?

MUC
SEA
Mediocre 3.3

Frankfurt was a mess. The gate wasn't announced till shortly before boarding. The gate had it's own security line which was inefficient. Plane ended up leaving an hour late because >100 people were still stuck in security. No vegetarian options for food.

SDQ
SJO
Excellent 9.0

I found the flight, plane and crew to be very well planned and presented. Food was much better than expected. Ok I expected pretzels... thanks for a good trip!

SEA
FRA
Good 7.0

The new airplane and everything went very smooth and on time

Mon, May 14
FRA
SFO
13h 40m
Mon, May 28
SFO
FRA
13h 45m
Trip: 15 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 1066 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.7
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
4.2
Food
4.7
KEF
ORD
Excellent 8.0

Very helpful staff at Reykavik

very thin hard purple seats were very uncomfortable.

BWI
KEF
Excellent 10.0

Crews are helpful and friendly! Great price, half of my flights were on brand new equipment! Highly recommend this airline!

YYZ
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing at all

Service there carryon system

TLV
KEF
Okay 4.0

Flight was cheap and the crew were friendly.

So uncomfortable, little leg room, you have to pay for water. No free entertainment provided.

KEF
ORD
Excellent 10.0

How do you indicate that you had no food or entertainment.

No running track. Kidding. Long sits are tough on all. How about a mid flight exercise program? Thanks. Will fly again. Have told many of our good experience.

Sat, Mar 3
FRA
SFO
34h 45m
Fri, Mar 16
SFO
FRA
34h 40m
Trip: 13 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 16627 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
TIA
IST
Excellent 10.0

Good service and very smooth flight

TIA
IST
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable, great food, awesome crew! I love that they have a great variety of entertainment material.

IST
YUL
Excellent 10.0

Good. Staff were courteous

FCO
IST
Excellent 9.3

Everything good

All good

IST
OTP
Excellent 10.0

Awesome

Thu, Feb 1
FRA
SFO
40h 28m
Tue, Feb 6
SFO
FRA
23h 45m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, May 6
FRA
SFO
13h 40m
Sun, May 27
SFO
FRA
13h 45m
Trip: 22 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 1066 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.7
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
4.2
Food
4.7
EWR
KEF
Okay 5.3

I liked the price of the flight... round trip to Iceland from NYC $300 not bad

Boarding process is unorganized in both Newark and Keflavik airports. Offer water!!!

YYZ
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing at all

Service there carryon system

BOS
KEF
Excellent 8.0

Good crew

First leg was 1 hr late

FRA
KEF
Excellent 8.0

Excellent value for the price. Very democratic, none of the Senator class bullshit. You are honest about what the money buys and what it doesn't.

Seat was not terrifically comfortable, but I have had worse.

KEF
ORD
Excellent 8.0

Very helpful staff at Reykavik

very thin hard purple seats were very uncomfortable.

Mon, May 14
FRA
SFO
30h 20m
Thu, May 31
SFO
FRA
18h 05m
Trip: 18 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 16627 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
IST
YUL
Excellent 10.0

Good. Staff were courteous

IST
LHE
Good 7.6

Reaction of crew to passengers call needed improvement.

IST
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable, great food, awesome crew! I love that they have a great variety of entertainment material.

IST
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Not enough bathrooms. Very long lines to go to the bathroom.

MRS
IST
Excellent 10.0

I like the food and movies

Nothing

Mon, Jan 29
FRA
SFO
15h 51m
Thu, Feb 1
SFO
FRA
15h 10m
Trip: 4 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 623 reviews
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
5.8
Food
6.3
SDQ
FRA
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Carrier at origin Transcaribbean which kyak booked me on left when it decided to without any notification as to why it was delaying. They made us go through security and sit in the gate until almost an hour after it's original departure time. No announcements. The plane sat on the tarmac in front of us the entire time. Most likely they wanted to only make one flight instead of multiple flights to save themselves. Instead of arriving with 2hrs to make my connection to frankfurt I arrived with less than 30 mins even after I rushed to get to their check in point.

SEA
FRA
Good 7.0

The new airplane and everything went very smooth and on time

FRA
SEA
Good 6.3

The online entertainment has a nice variety of interesting shows, including documentaries. My seat was comfortable with good leg room, but only because I got lucky when I asked for an exit row seat while checking in. The regular economy seats are extremely narrow and uncomfortable with almost no leg room (and I am only average in heigh). Taller people sitting in regular aisle seats are hanging their legs out into the aisle throughout the flight because they have to for any kind of reasonable comfort.

Somehow the airline should tell passengers that they are going to have to go through a(mother) strict security process before getting on the plane in Frankfurt to the U.S. We all stood in line for close to an hour in a very hot area of the airport to go through full-on security - water gets thrown out, shoes off, laptops out - the whole works, again. I had already gone through this kind of security in Vienna for the Vienna-Frankfurt leg of my trip. I had no idea this was going to be required and had planned to use my time in Frankfurt to relax and get something to eat. Instead it was spent standing in a surprise security line that moved extremely slowly. Not a fun way to spend the time before getting on an 11-hour flight. If they are going to require that security they should have many more lines available so that it moves at a reasonable pace.

SEA
FRA
Good 6.3

Everything was rather fine

Lack of possibility to conect personal device such as laptop.

SJO
FRA
Excellent 9.0

Getting off the plain in Dominican Republic and having to pass through migration control there!!

Tue, Jan 30
FRA
SFO
35h 37m
Mon, Feb 19
SFO
FRA
29h 55m
Trip: 21 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, May 16
FRA
SFO
18h 15m
Wed, Jun 13
SFO
FRA
18h 05m
Trip: 29 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 16627 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
IAD
IST
Mediocre 2.0

Treated very poorly no hotel stay in the airport for 24 hour

Nothing

EBB
IST
Excellent 10.0

Late flight While in transit. They wouldn't pay for my meal in Istanbul because my overlay was 3 hrs

IST
OTP
Excellent 10.0

Awesome

IST
LHE
Good 7.6

Reaction of crew to passengers call needed improvement.

IST
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Not enough bathrooms. Very long lines to go to the bathroom.

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