Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Munich to San Francisco
Air Canada, United Airlines and Lufthansa have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Munich to San Francisco. Confirm policies on booking site.
Most visitors from Munich will not be allowed to enter San Francisco. Citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States, certain family members, and other individuals who meet specified exceptions, will be allowed to enter the United States.
Please find all the exceptions in the last proclamations.
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Visitors from Munich are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.
Visitors from Munich must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Francisco.
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Masks: Recommended in public spaces and public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
An average nonstop flight takes 17h 55m, covering a distance of 5864 miles.
There are 27 (nonstop) flights between Munich and San Francisco per week, averaging 3 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets to San Francisco from Munich were found on Vueling ($244) and Multiple Airlines ($330), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on TAP AIR PORTUGAL ($309) and Vueling ($418).
Air Canada flies 9 times weekly (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday), Lufthansa flies 9 times weekly (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday), United Airlines flies 9 times weekly (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday).
From Munich to San Francisco, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Munich , the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Munich you will be using Munich Franz Josef Strauss, often referred to as Munich Airport. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "It was on time and everything went well"
Cons: "They could have offered more water"
Cons: "30 min late, exaggerated extra charge for a small suitcase, food was a dry sandwich."
Cons: "The flight was delayed. Food is miserable."
Pros: "New plane, great seating."
Cons: "Food should be tastier and boarding should be more efficient and on time."
Pros: "Tap crew is very nice."
Cons: "No turbulence"
Pros: "The new A330-Neo is a lot more comfortable than any other recent airplanes. Loved the space between seats and entertainment is outstanding too. Food was very good and the crew exceptionally friendly."
Cons: "Nothing to complain about. Everything was outstanding."
Pros: "seat was very comfortable with good leg room. Crew was very polite"
Cons: "coming thru the cabin for garbage pickup more often"
Pros: "I liked that pillows, blankets and headphones were provided."
Cons: "Boarding was a cluster (mainly because the lines were unorganized)."
Pros: "Crew was very good. Seats were spacious. Plenty of entertainment."
Cons: "More frequent snacks."
Cons: "Real time information about departure and gate info for delayed flight would have been helpful"
Cons: "Somehow, ticket was not being accepted to board on TAP's flight. Crew had to manually check it"
Cons: "Not cancelling it"
Cons: "Aircraft left an hour late after rushing us through the terminal. The cabin was freezing, the food was bad. 13 hours was a very long time."
Cons: "TAP was late getting the first flight out, offered almost no help and almost left 22 people stranded in Portugal and tried to get us to pay for a new flight at our own expense. Customer service was terrible. Multiple people in line said they had been stranded in Portugal by TAP airlines before."
Pros: "The crew was kind and the flight ok. They wanted to charge me 120.00 USD for my one bag checked ONE WAY. 240.00 USD round trip for one checked bag!!!!! On their website it clearly states one free checked bag for ALL FLIGHTS xcept “discount” fares. No way to prove I purchased “basic”"
Cons: "They lied. The website does not clearly state that you will be CHARGED FOR CHECKED BAGS. Warning!!"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "A modern airplane properly equipped with padded seats and provisioned with quality food. Charging outlets!!"
Cons: "Seats do not recline on this plane."
Pros: "First time flying with TAP PORTUGAL and it was a great experience"
Pros: "Overhead luggage space"
Pros: "I loved how the entertainment was complimentary and there was a wide selection of movies, TV shows and music. I’m used to having one or maybe two movies to choose from but TAP has an entire movie library on the back of each seat. I watched 3 new releases on my 7.5 hour flight. The food was also tasty and I technically had two meals. Great job, TAP!"
Cons: "The only thing that could be improved is the boarding process in the Lisbon airport. The boarding time for the flight was one hour before takeoff and the gate area was too small to hold the total number of people taking the flight. We also didn’t board until 30 min before the flight so passengers were waiting in one big crowd because it was impossible to find a seat or to even form clear lines for boarding."
Pros: "the food was excellent. I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. Nice to have blanket and pillow provided."
Cons: "leg room was about average, but still tight. Very few airlines provide enough leg room these days."
Pros: "Everything from the custumer service, flight departure on time"
Cons: "Long waiting time for my connection flight but i booked it that way"
Pros: "Big plane. Breakfast snack was a nice surprise, didn’t expect that on an intra-European flight"
Cons: "Boarding started a bit late, didn’t like the bussing on the airport. Entertainment minimal (then again, it was an intra-European flight ...)"
Pros: "All except for service to handicapped."
Cons: "I mad reservation listing that I needed wheel chair assistance due to walking limitations. Upon flight arrival no service was provided not was it provided on my return trip."
Pros: "Seats were nice in the front half of the plane."
Cons: "Checked bag costs are 90USD which is way to high. No meal selection. One choice offered and it was a weird flavor."
Pros: "The extra room and comfort the business class provides"
Cons: "The business class cabins are not up-to-date and state of the art. The seats are not comfortable. On my outbound flight, the seat did not fully lay flat. The electrical outlet was old and worn out and ended up not charging my devices because it was too loose. They need to install USB outlets like everybody else. Needs more luxury like others in business class"
Pros: "Shorter time over Atlantic. Very gentle staff. Good food and service. And I will visit Lisbon next time"
Cons: "Boarding from a bus at the main TAP airport for so many travellers and a long trip. Hei! Is not an economy charter!"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "The food was only for meat eaters and not very Good. Would have liked a vegetarian option."
Cons: "Plane too small and doesn’t have the thing to charge my phone"
Cons: "When I booked the ticker online I was informed that I can take up to 23kg luggage, but when I checked in, I had to pay over $120 per person for luggage...I was very disappointed with th ideas treatment"
Cons: "Rock hard seats. Surly stewardess. Mediocre to poor food."
Pros: "Luckily had a 4 seater row for us 2 only."
Cons: "Delayed 3 hours leaving Lisbon due to mechanical failure. As a hub more planes should be readily available."
Cons: "Some delays at the airport but service is excellent."
Pros: "There was great entertainment on the first flight"
Pros: "Flight attendants were very kind to all passengers."
Cons: "Although the flight crew was patient and kind, considering it was a late flight that arrived in Dakar around 2 am, it would've been helpful for them to assist talking with the passengers that were inconsiderate and unreasonably loud throughout the whole flight. Majority of the passengers were trying to sleep or enjoy their flight, which was difficult due to this situation. Additionally, the children of this family continued to kick seats and even stood during landing, and were yelled at by another passenger. I understand that the flight attendants can't see everything that happens, but the noise level was unacceptable."
Pros: "The crew were iincredibly professional yet friendly Very human - at leat the flight attendant that took care of my area Enjoyed the dinner found my 11D seat to be very spacious!"
Pros: "Friendly crew. Good info on delay"
Cons: "No offer of coffee in businesss when woke up. Still 35-40 before landing"
Pros: "The plane was new, clean, and spacious. The staff was mostly helpful and friendly,"
Cons: "Short flight so no entertainment or drink/food."
Cons: "Very poor check in!! We checked two bags when we went to the desk to get our boarding passes.....then when we were boarding the plane, I went through without a problem but my wife was flagged. we were informed that we now had to pay for our checked bags..both of us even though I had already been cleared. 70 dollars was needed...and so with our flight ready to leave we had to just about run 250 meters and then back 250 meters to catch our flight....we are in our 60's!!!!!. If we had to pay we should have been told at check in! and to make matters worse both of our checked bags are carryon size...we only checked them because we thought it would be convenient. Given that it was not our mistake that bag fee should have been waived....very poor customer service to people who have flown TAP many times........"
Cons: "We had to pay for a check in luggage fee. Then flight was delayed for about an hour. The gate number change so we had to keep on checking to see what gate it was to be. They keeping on changing the delayed time so it end up being nearly two hours before we got on the plane. I was very disappointed that we didn't get where we needed to be on time. Our hour and 45 minute flight end up just wasting time waiting for the plane. They could of at least refund our check in bag fee for the inconvenient."
Pros: "The crew."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and check-in was uneventful. A group of us traveled from MXP to EWR via LIS. Excellent ride on each leg."
Cons: "I love the flight attendants uniform. The ticket agent allowed me to change my seat to the exit row with no extra charge. Some of my group was charged for overweight bags and others weren't. A little inconsistent."
Pros: "lots of food and drink"
Pros: "Efficient boarding. Very friendly crew. Coach seating comfortable and roomy."
Pros: "arrived on time"
Cons: "baggage fee for 1 checked bag"
Cons: "Seats were extremely uncomfortable"
Pros: "This is the third time I fly with TAP and they are always late. Plane seats have zero legroom. TAP staff are not friendly and seem uncaring for the most part. If possible, I will not fly that airline again."
Cons: "My TAP flight from Lisbon to Madeira island was 2 hours late arriving so I lost all of my flight connections back to Boston and San Francisco. I was stuck in Lisbon Portugal for one extra day - was told to get out of the airport, then asked a bunch of people what to do, finally got in a very long line of people within a very hectic and loud airport full of travelers. 60+ people in a line being helped by only 2 rude counter staff. I waited in TAP member services line for 2 hrs and 30 minutes. They gave me a voucher to a motel and a taxi cab where I would have to spend the night. On my way back, I was diverted form Boston to Miami and the whole ordeal was unpleasant. It seems like TAP staff doesn't care about inconveniencing passengers. I overhead a conversation between a young 30+ year old TAP male staff wearing a dark blue sweater and dark blue pants belittling a British woman passenger. While waiting in line I was surprised to see how rude the counter TAP staff were to passengers who were frustrated that they lost their flight connections because of the TAP plane's late arrival. IF possible, I would never fly TAP again."
Pros: "Flight was very good and comfortable."
Cons: "My luggage did not arrive to the final destination."
Pros: "Latency is a big problem with TAP. Had two flights and bothe were late with very unpleasant Result for me, missed next flight."
Pros: "Price was very reasonable and they allowed us a carry-on item."
Cons: "Our original flight was cancelled at the last minute. And we were lucky enough to get on a flight that fit our schedule. But it was very fortunate. We might have had larger issues. Some of the other passengers appeared to have had difficulty with their flight arrangements."
Cons: "This sucked."
Pros: "Staff was friendly and happy."
Cons: "Seats are not the most comfortable."
Pros: "Flight reservation was cancelled at airport - gate agents could not allow us to board. We were told reservation had been cancelled."
Cons: "Refused to sell ticket from start or at least receive a cancellation ticket for the flight"
Cons: "1 hour delay leaving from Berlin plus 1 hour wait for the luggage in Barcelona"
Pros: "Nothing wouldn’t fly with them again"
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "The flight was delayed."
Cons: "For the price it's OK, its a low budget airline."
Cons: "A bit late getting underway but flight crew courteous, plane clean, deboarding efficient. Overall, reasonably comfortable efficient budget airline"
Cons: "Didn’t take the flight"
Pros: "Clean, refurbished aircraft."
Cons: "Ground crew opened my checked in bag and stole a $800.00 watch. As a seasoned traveler, I know you should never carry valuables in your checked in luggage. However, this was never the intention, I had planned to take my small bag with me but last minute Vueling offered to check it in for free, since the flight was full. I should have never agreed."
Pros: "QUICK ON TIME"
Cons: "Long delay"
Pros: "Assigned exit seats to us"
Cons: "Rude staff, grabbed my shoulder to ask a question instead of just asking verbally, not allowing us to bring carry on bag, etc."
Cons: "Late flight. Delay not announced. Late luggage too"
Pros: "The seats are good"
Cons: "They keep revising the plane departure time on their website/app but refused to announce changes in the terminal. Kayak sent me 10 updates about the scheduled departure. The airport had the initial one and no more"
Cons: "On arriving two hours early to my flight I was told that I was being put on standby because the flight was full. Not sure how I got bumped from a flight that I bought a ticket for 3 weeks ago? Upon waiting at the gate I came to realise that 17 other people had also been bumped. How does an airline overbook a flight that much? We were led to the baggage claim and told to pick up our bags to be rechecked- then the flight attendants disappeared, giving us no further direction as to where to go or what to do. My bags did not arrive on the carousel, either did anyone else’s that had been bumped. We walked up to the check in desk only to be told to consult the baggage service desk downstairs. Upon doing that we were told to go back to the check in desk. After going to the check in desk again we were told to go to the customer service desk. After doing that and waiting another half hour, we were given new tickets and told that our baggage had left on our original flight and would be waiting for us in Barcelona once we got there. Our compensation for all of this hassle was only a free meal from the restaurant. When we went to the restaurant we were told that we were only allowed one of the cold sandwiches and a small drink. Absolutely appalling as we were starving and exhausted. All of the flights were also delayed, however all the boards continued to say they were ‘on time’. The board for the flight we eventually took said we were ‘on time’ despite the fact we were still standing at the gate at the time we were supposed to depart. After arriving on a flight 5 hours later than we should have arrived, We were then told by the baggage desk that the luggage had not arrived in Barcelona and were instead back in Paris. So the staff in Paris blatantly lied just to get us to leave them alone. No apology was offered at any point of this whole ordeal, no compensation other than a sandwich and a bottle of water, and i’m now left with absolutely nothing but the clothes on my back. Not even a complimentary toothbrush which has been given to me along with toiletries and a t-shirt the last time my bags were delayed. Absolutely appalling from all aspects of this whole company. I am sorry to say I’ve already booked my return flight, however after that flight I am never flying Vuelig again!"
Cons: "Check-in process was a nightmare not well coordinated and took forever"
Pros: "Crew was nice and welcoming"
Cons: "Plane took off an hr later, not many vegetarian or vegan meals to choose from, my legs didn’t fit in my seating area..."
Cons: "Cancel connecting flight without offering alternatives on the same day. Confirmed another flight a week later of the intent flight without my consent. Had to rebook connecting flight a day earlier of the intent departure date, losing a day stay in B&B, and expense on transport due to different airports."
Cons: "Had trouble with tickets everywhere and I have no luggage now"
Cons: "Had to wait on crowded bus for 20+ minutes and we were not told why."
Pros: "Crew. Extra leg room on first leg."
Pros: "Price Allocated more leg room On time departure"
Pros: "Early take off and arrival."
Cons: "As with any other budget airlines, tight spaces."
Pros: "Made it to a new country safe and sound. Was nervous at first but relaxed once everything started going."
Pros: "I was super tired and fell sound asleep before we even took off. When I woke up they were providing beverage service and the attendant was so sweet and quietly asked if I felt okay. I found that to be so sweet and like they were genuinely concerned."
Pros: "crew was friendly and timely ..providing regular snack/beverage service on a relatively short flight"
Cons: "beverage/snack service should be complimentary like itbia on most other flights"
Cons: "small plane delayed both ways no information as to why. Rude staff"
Cons: "Late boarding. But the crew was very nice and accommodating"
Cons: "Seats were so small we could hardly fit. Airplane was extremely hot inside. No leg room at all for 5he middle seat and window seat passengers."
Pros: "Plane smelled terrible.. nothing complimentary."
Cons: "50 mins delayed with no apology."
Pros: "Nothing good"
Cons: "Flight was delayed which meant I missed the event I was travelling for. No help from airline or any expression of sympathy for the situation, very awkward to deal with and no flexibility, no offer of refund or change of flight as no other was available with the airline, wouldn't book again"
Pros: "Nice big seats"
Cons: "No movies"
Cons: "it took over 55 minutes to check in, instead of having just a luggage drop off point. not sure why you would have people check in at home to have them stand in line for 55 minutes"
Pros: "Not one thing"
Cons: "The airline staff from check-in to dismissal were a big mess. No info, no help upon cancellation....Nothing."
Cons: "EXTREMELY cramped. Worst experience since Ryan Air."
Cons: "flight was delayed by 4 hours"
Pros: "On time, friendly service and ample room on the plane."
Cons: "I was ripped off! I booked a flight for 3 passengers and paid. An email came through requiring I add additional information for my two companions within 48 hours or their flight would be cancelled and NO refund. I have the app and requested text notification, whereby nothing came through. The flights were cx and I had to book 2 new ones or fly alone. When calling to dispute, I could only email. The phone number was not international. The email rely denied a refund. I requested to escalate the dispute but Wasnt ever connected to that individual. In Paris, I attempted to reach the claims dept and was told to email them or call customer service but don't speak Spanish so got no where. Out 267$."
Cons: "Plane never left. Bused us to Bilbao, missed our flight to Porto. Have to wait in Barcelona for hours. Flying us to Vigo, Spain then ground transportation to Porto., 11 hours later."
Cons: "Very old plane Late leaving Missed first landing and had to try again ( guess it was wind) Luggage 45 minutes"
Cons: "They overbooked the flight, had extremely rude staff, and we're not helpful at all. Will never fly with them again."
Pros: "Flight was cheap"
Cons: "Flight was delayed, then they de boarded at the wrong terminal and for 1hr didn't let us leave the terminal, then we had to go through security to leave the airport. Collosal fail!"
Cons: "The crew were very rude, there was no more overheard space in the cabin so two people in our party had to check their luggage, the washrooms at the rear of the plane were out of order and the they were out of three quarters of the food on the menu - effectively nothing to order!"
Pros: "Quick trip all went well"
Pros: "The price of the flight is pretty much all I liked about this experience."
Cons: "Couldn't use the app to check in. Crammed us onto a bus to take us out to the plane. This plane has the least amount of space of any carrier I've ever flown."
Pros: "We had to buy sth to eat or drink. It is better to serve 2-3 kind of hot drinks for free."
Airlines flying from Munich to San Francisco have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Munich to San Francisco
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Munich to San Francisco
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Munich to San Francisco
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Munich to San Francisco
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Munich to San Francisco