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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High Season:
June
Most popular time to fly
20%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$990
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$672
or less (round trip)

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When looking for a cheap flight, consider that 25% of our users selected a flight on this route for $671 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Ho Chi Minh City was found 74 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 May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is September.
Morning departure is around 34% cheaper 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 Ho Chi Minh City Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Ho Chi Minh City take?
An average nonstop flight takes 21h 05m, covering a distance of 7828 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Ho Chi Minh City?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on China Southern ($450), Multiple Airlines ($468) and China Eastern ($475).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Ho Chi Minh City?
Yes.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to Ho Chi Minh City?
For San Francisco to Ho Chi Minh City, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Ho Chi Minh City back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from San Francisco to Ho Chi Minh City (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$450
only
$450
Destination
Ho Chi Minh City
$450
only
$450
Thu, Nov 30
SFO
SGN
34h 30m
Mon, Dec 25
SGN
SFO
41h 55m
Trip: 26 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 3587 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
CAN
SFO
Excellent 8.0

First, crew and service were wonderful. Business class food was very good. BUT on the SF/Guangzhou route, both ways, business class seat 14K did not work! These are 14 and 12 hour overnight flights and seat wouldn't even recline, forget laying flat! On the outbound flight I didn't realize until we took off. The crew tried to fix it and couldn't but gave me one of the crew seats in the back of business class. Not great to be separated from my husband for most of the flight, but I could sleep and was otherwise comfortable. Returning Guangzhou to SF, had the same seat. Checked it as soon as I boarded and it didn't work, again! This time they got ground crew to fix it before take off. It worked most of the flight, but once I put it up after laying flat for 8 hours, it stopped working. Would not move from a straight upright position. Ridiculous! SO check to make sure your seats work before you take off!!

BKK
CAN
Excellent 9.0

Was transferred to Thai Air as the plane was over sold.

LAX
CAN
Excellent 8.6

Love that everything is included. Food, drinks and entertainment. The crew were great and nothing was too much trouble.

Boarding of the A380 was ridiculous. We were lined up well ahead of boarding, then moved to another line, then moved again. Once we were lined up we had to stop and start, other people were pushed to the front again and again. This could have been solved by leaving one lane free for people sitting upstairs, or 'preferred' fliers. Instead everyone was pushed back and had to wait. I've never seen an aeroplane boarded so badly and we ended up being some of the last people on the plane. Badly organised and just plain awful.

HGH
CAN
Excellent 10.0

Long but very pleasant flight

GMP
PEK
Good 7.3

left on time and arrived a little early, lunch was served (food was not bad, but not super amazing)

no personalized entertainment system

Fri, Dec 1
SFO
SGN
37h 00m
Wed, Dec 20
SGN
SFO
23h 30m
Trip: 20 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jan 30
SFO
SGN
22h 10m
Mon, Feb 26
SGN
SFO
22h 20m
Trip: 28 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3881 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.7
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
LAX
PVG
Excellent 9.0

Lacked flavor... quantity was great

PVG
PEK
Okay 5.0

None

Food, dirty bathroom, smells badly and more

PVG
SZX
Excellent 9.0

Wondering if I can as a n the right flight out of PVG - luckily yes...

PVG
KIX
Okay 5.0

I missed my flight to Osaka, cause must claimed baggage, re-checked and immigration & security clearanced in at Pudong.

PVG
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Attendants tried to make a 10+ hour flight as comfortable as possible

N/A

Tue, Jan 9
SFO
SGN
31h 05m
Wed, Feb 21
SGN
SFO
41h 55m
Trip: 44 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 3587 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
JFK
CAN
Excellent 8.0

The food was better than expected. The service was good.

The plane temperature got steadily colder. Was a bit hard to handle.

GMP
PEK
Good 7.3

left on time and arrived a little early, lunch was served (food was not bad, but not super amazing)

no personalized entertainment system

LAX
CAN
Excellent 8.6

Love that everything is included. Food, drinks and entertainment. The crew were great and nothing was too much trouble.

Boarding of the A380 was ridiculous. We were lined up well ahead of boarding, then moved to another line, then moved again. Once we were lined up we had to stop and start, other people were pushed to the front again and again. This could have been solved by leaving one lane free for people sitting upstairs, or 'preferred' fliers. Instead everyone was pushed back and had to wait. I've never seen an aeroplane boarded so badly and we ended up being some of the last people on the plane. Badly organised and just plain awful.

CAN
SFO
Excellent 8.0

First, crew and service were wonderful. Business class food was very good. BUT on the SF/Guangzhou route, both ways, business class seat 14K did not work! These are 14 and 12 hour overnight flights and seat wouldn't even recline, forget laying flat! On the outbound flight I didn't realize until we took off. The crew tried to fix it and couldn't but gave me one of the crew seats in the back of business class. Not great to be separated from my husband for most of the flight, but I could sleep and was otherwise comfortable. Returning Guangzhou to SF, had the same seat. Checked it as soon as I boarded and it didn't work, again! This time they got ground crew to fix it before take off. It worked most of the flight, but once I put it up after laying flat for 8 hours, it stopped working. Would not move from a straight upright position. Ridiculous! SO check to make sure your seats work before you take off!!

CAN
SGN
Excellent 9.0

Crew were lovely. Plane was barely loaded so my husband was able to switch seats to sit next to me. Pleasant flight.

One movie for everyone and it was a stupid movie. Not sure why my husband wasn't automatically seated with me since the plane was barely half full.

Thu, Jan 11
SFO
SGN
45h 30m
Sun, Jan 28
SGN
SFO
21h 15m
Trip: 18 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Jan 11
SFO
SGN
31h 05m
Sun, Jan 28
SGN
SFO
17h 30m
Trip: 18 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 3587 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
HAN
CAN
Excellent 8.0

On time departures and arrival

The food not enough to eat

CAN
SGN
Excellent 9.0

Crew were lovely. Plane was barely loaded so my husband was able to switch seats to sit next to me. Pleasant flight.

One movie for everyone and it was a stupid movie. Not sure why my husband wasn't automatically seated with me since the plane was barely half full.

CAN
LAX
Okay 4.0

Cheap

Food too little

HGH
CAN
Excellent 10.0

Long but very pleasant flight

GMP
PEK
Good 7.3

left on time and arrived a little early, lunch was served (food was not bad, but not super amazing)

no personalized entertainment system

Sat, Dec 2
SFO
SGN
36h 20m
Fri, Dec 15
SGN
SFO
32h 15m
Trip: 14 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3881 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.7
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
PEK
SHA
Okay 4.0

They would not accomidate a flight change after I was delayed in an accident getting to the airport. One desk said there was a seat on the earlier flight and sent me out of the gate area to the front of the airport. When I got there a few minutes later they said no there is no seat. I was upset because I had to wait 6 hours now and go back through security again. I asked to speak to a supervisor. They pertended not to understand. I was persistant and then they siad oh here is a seat on the 1:00 flight. Then he goes do you want window or aisle. If there was no seats whey do I have a choice?

PVG
PEK
Okay 5.0

None

Food, dirty bathroom, smells badly and more

PVG
KIX
Okay 5.0

I missed my flight to Osaka, cause must claimed baggage, re-checked and immigration & security clearanced in at Pudong.

HKG
PVG
Good 6.3

The flight was delayed for almost an hour but I think the flight attendants did a good job on letting the flyers know what was going on.

PVG
SZX
Excellent 9.0

Wondering if I can as a n the right flight out of PVG - luckily yes...

Wed, Jan 17
SFO
SGN
37h 00m
Wed, Jan 31
SGN
SFO
23h 30m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Jan 13
SFO
SGN
21h 30m
Fri, Jan 26
SGN
SFO
34h 15m
Trip: 14 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 3587 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
CAN
JFK
Okay 4.0

The flight attendants are good, but the check in crew needs to be more friendly and helpful, with the growing economy boom in china, we will have an increase in tourist to China which cause the air line to be packed, so they need to be much more helpful when attending customers!

JFK
CAN
Excellent 8.0

The food was better than expected. The service was good.

The plane temperature got steadily colder. Was a bit hard to handle.

GMP
PEK
Good 7.3

left on time and arrived a little early, lunch was served (food was not bad, but not super amazing)

no personalized entertainment system

CAN
SGN
Excellent 9.0

Crew were lovely. Plane was barely loaded so my husband was able to switch seats to sit next to me. Pleasant flight.

One movie for everyone and it was a stupid movie. Not sure why my husband wasn't automatically seated with me since the plane was barely half full.

BKK
CAN
Excellent 9.0

Was transferred to Thai Air as the plane was over sold.

Sat, Nov 25
SFO
SGN
36h 20m
Sun, Dec 10
SGN
SFO
22h 20m
Trip: 16 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3881 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.7
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
PVG
SFO
Good 7.6

Everything about our flight went very well, and most were better than expected. The crew were very helpful. Our seats had plenty of room in economy. This were done very efficiently and with concern for value. The entertainment system was super.

Our Vegan meals were rather tasteless and uninteresting.

PVG
PEK
Okay 5.0

None

Food, dirty bathroom, smells badly and more

TAO
ICN
Good 7.3

Crew seemed friendly.

Boarding was delayed 30 min. The attendant who spoke to me, spoke in clear English. The one giving the announcement, her pronunciation was not completely clear. For a routine speech like that, it should be well-rehearsed and clear.

NGO
PVG
Good 6.3

Everything about our flight went very well, and most were better than expected. The crew were very helpful. Our seats had plenty of room in economy. This were done very efficiently and with concern for value.

Our Vegan meals were rather tasteless and uninteresting. The only entertainment was what we brought with us and overhead monitors.

PVG
SZX
Excellent 9.0

Wondering if I can as a n the right flight out of PVG - luckily yes...

Mon, Jan 29
SFO
SGN
37h 00m
Mon, Mar 12
SGN
SFO
41h 55m
Trip: 42 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jan 22
SFO
SGN
35h 45m
Wed, Jan 31
SGN
SFO
17h 30m
Trip: 10 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 3587 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
BKK
CAN
Excellent 9.0

Was transferred to Thai Air as the plane was over sold.

CAN
LAX
Okay 4.0

Cheap

Food too little

LAX
CAN
Excellent 8.6

Love that everything is included. Food, drinks and entertainment. The crew were great and nothing was too much trouble.

Boarding of the A380 was ridiculous. We were lined up well ahead of boarding, then moved to another line, then moved again. Once we were lined up we had to stop and start, other people were pushed to the front again and again. This could have been solved by leaving one lane free for people sitting upstairs, or 'preferred' fliers. Instead everyone was pushed back and had to wait. I've never seen an aeroplane boarded so badly and we ended up being some of the last people on the plane. Badly organised and just plain awful.

GMP
PEK
Good 7.3

left on time and arrived a little early, lunch was served (food was not bad, but not super amazing)

no personalized entertainment system

CAN
JFK
Okay 4.0

The flight attendants are good, but the check in crew needs to be more friendly and helpful, with the growing economy boom in china, we will have an increase in tourist to China which cause the air line to be packed, so they need to be much more helpful when attending customers!

Wed, Nov 22
SFO
SGN
22h 10m
Fri, Dec 1
SGN
SFO
32h 15m
Trip: 10 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3881 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.7
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
PVG
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Attendants tried to make a 10+ hour flight as comfortable as possible

N/A

JFK
PVG
Okay 5.3

None

Food, seat, bathroom and smells badly, stinks,

PEK
SHA
Okay 4.0

They would not accomidate a flight change after I was delayed in an accident getting to the airport. One desk said there was a seat on the earlier flight and sent me out of the gate area to the front of the airport. When I got there a few minutes later they said no there is no seat. I was upset because I had to wait 6 hours now and go back through security again. I asked to speak to a supervisor. They pertended not to understand. I was persistant and then they siad oh here is a seat on the 1:00 flight. Then he goes do you want window or aisle. If there was no seats whey do I have a choice?

PVG
SZX
Excellent 9.0

Wondering if I can as a n the right flight out of PVG - luckily yes...

HKG
PVG
Good 6.3

The flight was delayed for almost an hour but I think the flight attendants did a good job on letting the flyers know what was going on.

Thu, Feb 1
SFO
SGN
45h 30m
Wed, Mar 14
SGN
SFO
23h 30m
Trip: 41 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jan 30
SFO
SGN
21h 30m
Wed, Mar 14
SGN
SFO
34h 15m
Trip: 43 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 3587 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
HAN
CAN
Excellent 8.0

On time departures and arrival

The food not enough to eat

BKK
CAN
Excellent 9.0

Was transferred to Thai Air as the plane was over sold.

JFK
CAN
Excellent 8.0

The food was better than expected. The service was good.

The plane temperature got steadily colder. Was a bit hard to handle.

LAX
CAN
Excellent 8.6

Love that everything is included. Food, drinks and entertainment. The crew were great and nothing was too much trouble.

Boarding of the A380 was ridiculous. We were lined up well ahead of boarding, then moved to another line, then moved again. Once we were lined up we had to stop and start, other people were pushed to the front again and again. This could have been solved by leaving one lane free for people sitting upstairs, or 'preferred' fliers. Instead everyone was pushed back and had to wait. I've never seen an aeroplane boarded so badly and we ended up being some of the last people on the plane. Badly organised and just plain awful.

CAN
LAX
Okay 4.0

Cheap

Food too little

Thu, Nov 23
SFO
SGN
22h 10m
Fri, Dec 1
SGN
SFO
32h 15m
Trip: 9 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3881 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.7
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
LAX
PVG
Excellent 9.0

Lacked flavor... quantity was great

PVG
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Attendants tried to make a 10+ hour flight as comfortable as possible

N/A

HKG
PVG
Good 6.3

The flight was delayed for almost an hour but I think the flight attendants did a good job on letting the flyers know what was going on.

PVG
SFO
Good 7.6

Everything about our flight went very well, and most were better than expected. The crew were very helpful. Our seats had plenty of room in economy. This were done very efficiently and with concern for value. The entertainment system was super.

Our Vegan meals were rather tasteless and uninteresting.

NGO
PVG
Good 6.3

Everything about our flight went very well, and most were better than expected. The crew were very helpful. Our seats had plenty of room in economy. This were done very efficiently and with concern for value.

Our Vegan meals were rather tasteless and uninteresting. The only entertainment was what we brought with us and overhead monitors.

Mon, Mar 19
SFO
SGN
38h 00m
Mon, May 7
SGN
SFO
38h 00m
Trip: 50 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Feb 1
SFO
SGN
21h 30m
Wed, Mar 14
SGN
SFO
23h 30m
Trip: 41 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 3587 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
BKK
CAN
Excellent 9.0

Was transferred to Thai Air as the plane was over sold.

HGH
CAN
Excellent 10.0

Long but very pleasant flight

CAN
JFK
Okay 4.0

The flight attendants are good, but the check in crew needs to be more friendly and helpful, with the growing economy boom in china, we will have an increase in tourist to China which cause the air line to be packed, so they need to be much more helpful when attending customers!

HAN
CAN
Excellent 8.0

On time departures and arrival

The food not enough to eat

LAX
CAN
Excellent 8.6

Love that everything is included. Food, drinks and entertainment. The crew were great and nothing was too much trouble.

Boarding of the A380 was ridiculous. We were lined up well ahead of boarding, then moved to another line, then moved again. Once we were lined up we had to stop and start, other people were pushed to the front again and again. This could have been solved by leaving one lane free for people sitting upstairs, or 'preferred' fliers. Instead everyone was pushed back and had to wait. I've never seen an aeroplane boarded so badly and we ended up being some of the last people on the plane. Badly organised and just plain awful.

Fri, Nov 24
SFO
SGN
22h 10m
Wed, Dec 20
SGN
SFO
32h 15m
Trip: 27 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3881 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.7
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
PVG
KIX
Okay 5.0

I missed my flight to Osaka, cause must claimed baggage, re-checked and immigration & security clearanced in at Pudong.

TAO
ICN
Good 7.3

Crew seemed friendly.

Boarding was delayed 30 min. The attendant who spoke to me, spoke in clear English. The one giving the announcement, her pronunciation was not completely clear. For a routine speech like that, it should be well-rehearsed and clear.

LAX
PVG
Excellent 9.0

Lacked flavor... quantity was great

PVG
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Attendants tried to make a 10+ hour flight as comfortable as possible

N/A

PVG
PEK
Okay 5.0

None

Food, dirty bathroom, smells badly and more

Wed, Apr 18
SFO
SGN
21h 05m
Tue, May 15
SGN
SFO
28h 20m
Trip: 28 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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