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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
July
Most popular time to fly
12%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$1078
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$717
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam Schiphol

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $716 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Amsterdam Schiphol was found 46 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 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 September.
Morning departure is around 70% 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 San Francisco to Amsterdam Schiphol Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Amsterdam Schiphol take?
An average nonstop flight takes 10h 15m, covering a distance of 5460 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Amsterdam Schiphol?
There are 93 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Amsterdam Schiphol per week, averaging 12 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam Schiphol?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on WOW air ($374), KLM ($519) and British Airways ($545).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Amsterdam Schiphol?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Amsterdam Schiphol?
KLM (3 times daily), Air France (3 times daily), Delta (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to Amsterdam Schiphol?
For San Francisco to Amsterdam Schiphol, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Amsterdam Schiphol back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$374
only
$374
Destination
Amsterdam
$374
only
$374
Thu, Apr 5
SFO
AMS
13h 55m
Wed, Apr 11
AMS
SFO
14h 55m
Trip: 7 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1370 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.1
Food
4.7
KEF
BWI
Excellent 8.0

Crew is always fantastic and helpful, even when dealing with grumpy entitled passengers who didn’t bother to read the airline details and are shocked when they discover nothing is free.

KEF really needs to enlarge their airport if they’re going to market tourism

FRA
KEF
Good 6.0

The on board crew was friendly

Flights were late. I also did not like that they charge for everything. Maybe that is how most airlines are now, but I found it irritating.

CDG
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

No luggage included.

SFO
KEF
Mediocre 2.3

We were not told we would have to land the air craft in Canada to refuel until we were taking off. This caused us to miss our connecting flight in Iceland and turned what should have been a 1 hour layover into a 24+ hour nightmare. Now, our return flight has been indefinitely delayed and we do not know when we can get home or how.

KEF
SXF
Okay 4.6

Disorganized and horribly untransparent. The flight left the airport more than an hour after we were supposed to, but we were given no updates. Instead, we stood in a hot tunnel for an hour, then in a hot shuttle, and then sat on the plane.

Fri, Mar 16
SFO
AMS
10h 15m
Mon, Mar 26
AMS
SFO
10h 55m
Trip: 11 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 26 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.4
SFO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

The flight was great.

LAX
AMS
Mediocre 2.0

My bagage broke

I paid extra fee for extra bagage which was tv and i paid insurance my tv broke and no one responces for it

SFO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Direct flight! Excellent service, good way to start trip!

SFO
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Taking off late caused me stress because I had transferring flight within less than two hours in transit originally. So we arrived later about 50 minutes so I had to manage my situation and find my next gate and be on time. And an other thing that I disliked was that I was allowed to have only one baggage which was very unusual for international flight between two countenances. And the crew was not polite enough so she made fun of my Cary-on. In short, I expected more from KLM which is famous for them being "Royal" but not acting as one of them.

SFO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Great crew service. Among the best ever.

Sun, Apr 8
SFO
AMS
13h 45m
Wed, Apr 18
AMS
SFO
26h 10m
Trip: 11 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 15463 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
ZRH
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Flight was onetime, food on the flight was for purchase but it was vert nice, boarding was onetime and smooth.

MAD
LHR
Okay 5.3

old plane, no entertainment, had to pay for non alcohol drinks

LHR
ORD
Excellent 9.3

I liked that the flight crew was super nice and helpful

It was a bit crammed

LHR
GVA
Okay 4.0

They lost my bag! I was waiting for this ski trip for a year, and they lost my snowboard bag. It is still in London and I'm at Avoriaz, waiting for a driver that god knows when will come.

LHR
BWI
Okay 4.0

Quick boarding

Service was poor, flight attendants were rude.

Wed, Jun 6
SFO
AMS
12h 45m
Wed, Jun 13
AMS
SFO
13h 55m
Trip: 8 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 6711 reviews
Overall
7.6
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.1
Entertainment
7.7
Food
6.3
BRU
KEF
Excellent 10.0

My exit aisle seat was just great, with no one on either side of me !!!!! Very kind airplane staff. I had a great sleep.

nothing

KEF
OSL
Excellent 8.0

We were ahead of schedule, which was nice

CDG
KEF
Excellent 9.3

Food options

ORD
KEF
Good 7.3

Friendly staff Good entertainment options USB at every seat

Food options very expensive

DEN
KEF
Okay 5.6

Entertainment...

Had a tray full of trash most of the way.. don’t they sell trash bags in Iceland?

Wed, Apr 25
SFO
AMS
38h 30m
Tue, May 1
AMS
SFO
34h 55m
Trip: 7 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 18051 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.9
FCO
IST
Excellent 9.0

Typical short business class. Quality was still nice. Room to spread out and crew was accommodating

No priority boarding for business. And still no beverage service before take off (alcohol).

SFO
IST
Excellent 9.6

The service, food,seats,crew,hot towel, slippers & more.

Nothing. Everything was great!

LAX
IST
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Nothing

IST
SFO
Good 7.3

The flight was on time, the food was good. Nice selection for onboard entertainment. The plane was very clean.

1. The boarding process at Istanbul airport was horrible. No one could speak or understand english. My father was on a wheelchair and he was the last one to be boarded on the plane! There was so much confusion - some people wanted me to go separately from him, others wanted him to walk down the stairs on his own, etc. etc. There were hardly any announcements for people with special needs. Generally they are allowed to board first as they need more time to settle. I could barely find overhead bin space for his stuff. 2. There were several remote controls broken on the plane. A lot of people had to suffer through a non working entertainment screen. 3. One of the hostess was hardly listening to anything I had to say. She seemed to be in so much of a hurry and had a very bad attitude.

ORD
IST
Excellent 10.0

2nd time with Turkish Airlines; no concerns. Everything handled timely and professionally.

Tue, Jul 3
SFO
AMS
18h 30m
Wed, Aug 1
AMS
SFO
29h 55m
Trip: 30 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Aug 5
SFO
AMS
10h 20m
Wed, Aug 22
AMS
SFO
10h 55m
Trip: 18 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16124 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
LAX
IND
Excellent 10.0

The comfort, space, quiet, snacks

CUN
ATL
Good 7.0

Staff was friendly. Flight was smooth.

Media kept freezing. They had to reboot the system several times.

ATL
TGU
Mediocre 2.0

The service was horribly they dilate my flight 24 hours and I lose my flight yesterday because from Washington to Atlanta the flight was late and from Atlanta to Tegucigalpa leave early

DEN
JFK
Good 6.3

Comfortable seats. Good entertainment

Going to Denver was delayed and now return trip delayed We were give 3 separate reasons. Poor communication. Just telling me a flight will be delayed is not communication. Lack of a free snack was disappointing. May have to rethink flying Delta next time.

EWR
DTW
Mediocre 3.3

I've always wanted to go to all five Manhattan boroughs in one day. Thanks to Delta, that happened.

The plane broke down as we were about to take off. Delta rebooked everyone on to new flights because it was pretty obvious that plane was not going to be fixed in time. The crew did their best given the situation. The situation was absolute bs though - we had to take a cab to JFK for our new flight and do the whole security thing again and all that annoying stuff. Thanks for wasting 8 hours of my life, Delta.

Sun, May 20
SFO
AMS
31h 20m
Tue, May 29
AMS
SFO
31h 45m
Trip: 10 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1370 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.1
Food
4.7
BOS
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

did'nt go because of flooding and u kept my money knowing it was'nt my fault i had to cancell trip, never again

CDG
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

No luggage included.

EWR
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

The plane did not arrive. Could not book for next days flight. Now they are not refunding...

KEF
SXF
Okay 4.6

Disorganized and horribly untransparent. The flight left the airport more than an hour after we were supposed to, but we were given no updates. Instead, we stood in a hot tunnel for an hour, then in a hot shuttle, and then sat on the plane.

KEF
LGW
Mediocre 2.0

WOW airlines canceled my flight and won't refund my money

WOW airlines canceled my flight and won't refund my money

Thu, Apr 26
SFO
AMS
20h 05m
Sat, May 5
AMS
SFO
31h 45m
Trip: 10 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1370 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.1
Food
4.7
KEF
SXF
Okay 4.6

Disorganized and horribly untransparent. The flight left the airport more than an hour after we were supposed to, but we were given no updates. Instead, we stood in a hot tunnel for an hour, then in a hot shuttle, and then sat on the plane.

SFO
KEF
Mediocre 2.3

We were not told we would have to land the air craft in Canada to refuel until we were taking off. This caused us to miss our connecting flight in Iceland and turned what should have been a 1 hour layover into a 24+ hour nightmare. Now, our return flight has been indefinitely delayed and we do not know when we can get home or how.

BOS
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

did'nt go because of flooding and u kept my money knowing it was'nt my fault i had to cancell trip, never again

FRA
KEF
Good 6.0

The on board crew was friendly

Flights were late. I also did not like that they charge for everything. Maybe that is how most airlines are now, but I found it irritating.

CDG
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

No luggage included.

Thu, Mar 15
SFO
AMS
15h 40m
Mon, Mar 26
AMS
SFO
10h 55m
Trip: 12 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 26 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.4
SFO
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Taking off late caused me stress because I had transferring flight within less than two hours in transit originally. So we arrived later about 50 minutes so I had to manage my situation and find my next gate and be on time. And an other thing that I disliked was that I was allowed to have only one baggage which was very unusual for international flight between two countenances. And the crew was not polite enough so she made fun of my Cary-on. In short, I expected more from KLM which is famous for them being "Royal" but not acting as one of them.

SFO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

From pre-boarding, to boarding, to the food, and the attentiveness, everything was top notch! The cleanliness of the plane was only topped by the friendliness of the crew.

The flight was marked at almost 11hrs but ended up being only 9...not a negative other than it meant not spending as much time on board!

SFO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Great crew service. Among the best ever.

SFO
AMS
Mediocre 2.0

Service from airline host Poorly maintained plane Bad food Old entertainment

SFO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Direct flight! Excellent service, good way to start trip!

Mon, May 14
SFO
AMS
31h 20m
Thu, May 24
AMS
SFO
31h 45m
Trip: 11 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1370 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.1
Food
4.7
KEF
SXF
Okay 4.6

Disorganized and horribly untransparent. The flight left the airport more than an hour after we were supposed to, but we were given no updates. Instead, we stood in a hot tunnel for an hour, then in a hot shuttle, and then sat on the plane.

EWR
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

The plane did not arrive. Could not book for next days flight. Now they are not refunding...

EWR
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

WOW airlines canceled my flight and won't refund my money

WOW airlines canceled my flight and won't refund my money

KEF
BWI
Excellent 8.0

Crew is always fantastic and helpful, even when dealing with grumpy entitled passengers who didn’t bother to read the airline details and are shocked when they discover nothing is free.

KEF really needs to enlarge their airport if they’re going to market tourism

BWI
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

Wow airlines is the worst Airline

Thu, Mar 8
SFO
AMS
10h 15m
Thu, Mar 15
AMS
SFO
11h 00m
Trip: 7 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 26 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.4
SFO
AMS
Okay 5.0

Crew was very helpful.food

Food was not upto the mark.

SFO
AMS
Okay 4.6

Boarding was very efficient.

Limited movie selection. Crew seemed stressed. Gave me wrong meal and then swaped for the right one. I asked for Diet Coke and was given white wine. Food quality was not good.

SFO
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Taking off late caused me stress because I had transferring flight within less than two hours in transit originally. So we arrived later about 50 minutes so I had to manage my situation and find my next gate and be on time. And an other thing that I disliked was that I was allowed to have only one baggage which was very unusual for international flight between two countenances. And the crew was not polite enough so she made fun of my Cary-on. In short, I expected more from KLM which is famous for them being "Royal" but not acting as one of them.

SFO
AMS
Good 6.6

Crew polite and efficient

No leg room. The box underneath the seat in front makes it impossible to stretch your legs. The arm rest lifts only to 45 degrees which is useless. No way to gain some lateral space there.

SFO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Direct flight! Excellent service, good way to start trip!

Sat, Mar 3
SFO
AMS
13h 55m
Wed, Mar 7
AMS
SFO
14h 45m
Trip: 5 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1370 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.1
Food
4.7
ORD
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing!

Everything! Flight was cancelled, only could get us on another flight 3 days later then that flight was delayed! Wth!

BOS
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

did'nt go because of flooding and u kept my money knowing it was'nt my fault i had to cancell trip, never again

KEF
LGW
Mediocre 2.0

WOW airlines canceled my flight and won't refund my money

WOW airlines canceled my flight and won't refund my money

CDG
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

No luggage included.

EWR
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

The plane did not arrive. Could not book for next days flight. Now they are not refunding...

Sun, Jun 17
SFO
AMS
31h 45m
Mon, Jul 2
AMS
SFO
26h 55m
Trip: 16 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jun 4
SFO
AMS
10h 20m
Wed, Jun 20
AMS
SFO
10h 55m
Trip: 17 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 26 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.4
SFO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

From pre-boarding, to boarding, to the food, and the attentiveness, everything was top notch! The cleanliness of the plane was only topped by the friendliness of the crew.

The flight was marked at almost 11hrs but ended up being only 9...not a negative other than it meant not spending as much time on board!

SFO
AMS
Mediocre 2.0

Service from airline host Poorly maintained plane Bad food Old entertainment

SFO
AMS
Okay 5.0

Crew was very helpful.food

Food was not upto the mark.

LAX
AMS
Mediocre 2.0

My bagage broke

I paid extra fee for extra bagage which was tv and i paid insurance my tv broke and no one responces for it

SFO
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Taking off late caused me stress because I had transferring flight within less than two hours in transit originally. So we arrived later about 50 minutes so I had to manage my situation and find my next gate and be on time. And an other thing that I disliked was that I was allowed to have only one baggage which was very unusual for international flight between two countenances. And the crew was not polite enough so she made fun of my Cary-on. In short, I expected more from KLM which is famous for them being "Royal" but not acting as one of them.

Wed, Jun 13
SFO
AMS
13h 35m
Mon, Jun 18
AMS
SFO
34h 10m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jul 2
SFO
AMS
10h 20m
Wed, Aug 1
AMS
SFO
18h 15m
Trip: 31 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 16124 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
BDL
CVG
Okay 4.0

Great pilot..

Jam packed too small and the lady flight attendant was to bossy and not that welcoming, she was more interested in being more of a drill sergeant than the comfort of the passengers

LAX
IND
Excellent 10.0

The comfort, space, quiet, snacks

DEN
JFK
Good 6.3

Comfortable seats. Good entertainment

Going to Denver was delayed and now return trip delayed We were give 3 separate reasons. Poor communication. Just telling me a flight will be delayed is not communication. Lack of a free snack was disappointing. May have to rethink flying Delta next time.

ATL
SLC
Excellent 10.0

Quick boarding for a big plane. Lots of room for overhead luggage. Two beverage services. Nice crew!

ATL
TGU
Mediocre 2.0

The service was horribly they dilate my flight 24 hours and I lose my flight yesterday because from Washington to Atlanta the flight was late and from Atlanta to Tegucigalpa leave early

Mon, Jul 30
SFO
AMS
10h 20m
Thu, Aug 16
AMS
SFO
10h 55m
Trip: 18 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 26 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.4
BCN
AMS
Excellent 9.3

The food was excelent

I have to pay to pay a little more confort

SFO
AMS
Okay 5.0

Crew was very helpful.food

Food was not upto the mark.

SFO
AMS
Good 7.3

Excellent service

Having to pay extra to pick a seat prior to check-in. I didn't, and got a decent seat anyway.

SFO
AMS
Good 6.6

Crew polite and efficient

No leg room. The box underneath the seat in front makes it impossible to stretch your legs. The arm rest lifts only to 45 degrees which is useless. No way to gain some lateral space there.

SFO
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Taking off late caused me stress because I had transferring flight within less than two hours in transit originally. So we arrived later about 50 minutes so I had to manage my situation and find my next gate and be on time. And an other thing that I disliked was that I was allowed to have only one baggage which was very unusual for international flight between two countenances. And the crew was not polite enough so she made fun of my Cary-on. In short, I expected more from KLM which is famous for them being "Royal" but not acting as one of them.

Fri, Jul 27
SFO
AMS
28h 30m
Tue, Aug 7
AMS
SFO
14h 55m
Trip: 12 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 15463 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
LHR
SEA
Excellent 8.6

The crew and the plan and the service were all top notch. However, their new policy as of 1/1/2018 in which they even charge for coffee and water seems very misplaced and excessive.

Their new policy as of 1/1/2018 in which they even charge for coffee and water on short flights (Madrid to London in this case) seems excessive, even in this day of ala carte flying. :-(

LHR
SJC
Excellent 9.6

The service was the best you could ask for

NO WIFI!!!

MAD
LHR
Okay 5.3

old plane, no entertainment, had to pay for non alcohol drinks

LHR
MIA
Excellent 9.6

Nice new plane, great flight staff, great entertainment

Checking in at the gate took a lot of time and no food or bathrooms available

LHR
ORD
Excellent 9.3

I liked that the flight crew was super nice and helpful

It was a bit crammed

Fri, Feb 23
SFO
AMS
24h 10m
Fri, Mar 2
AMS
SFO
20h 28m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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San Francisco to Amsterdam Schiphol Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 10h 37m
Flights Arrive in Amsterdam Schiphol
Flights Depart from San Francisco
Flight Price $374
Distance 5460 miles
Airlines WOW air, KLM, British Airways, Icelandair, Turkish Airlines, Delta
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