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Origin
San Francisco
$548
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Destination
Sydney
$548
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$548
Tue, Oct 27
SFO
San Francisco Airport
SYD
Sydney Airport
17h 30m
Mon, Nov 9
SYD
Sydney Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
16h 54m
Trip: 14 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 184 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SFO
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing because this flight never happened.

SFO
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The service was friendly and attentive, the food was good, the legroom was amazingly good for coach, and there were lots of good movies available. Really great all the way around.

Cons: For such a long trans-oceanic flight, I am used to the cabin crew coming around with drinks on a regular basis to keep people hydrated. That didn't really happen on this flight; I had to get up twice and walk to where the crew were hanging out (in a closed-curtain area) and ask for water.

SFO
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Couldn't get on the flight, thanks to the airline counter person.

SFO
SYD
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: We were treated very rudely.

Cons: We were treated very rudely. We should’ve taken another airline

SFO
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Overall the flight was lovely. Flight crew was wonderful and I can’t say enough good things.

Tue, Jul 28
SFO
San Francisco Airport
SYD
Sydney Airport
19h 45m
Tue, Aug 11
SYD
Sydney Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
17h 30m
Trip: 15 days
7.8Good Show reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1,003 reviews
Overall
7.8
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.5
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.2
CXI
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew, food, drinks.

Cons: More in flight entertainment options like movies to choose from.

NAN
BNE
Good 6.6

Pros: Crews were wonderful. Seat space could be better.

Cons: Leaving on time could be better.

NAN
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Comfortable seats and great on board hospitality

Cons: Boarding in Nadi international airport for Fiji airways is boarding the passengers from the back of the aircraft first which was different for me

SYD
NAN
Good 7.6

Pros: Plane was nice, seats were very comfortable and staff were very friendly and attentive.

Cons: Boarding was chaotic

HNL
NAN
Okay 5.2

Pros: The crew had a good attitude for the flight.

Cons: Felt like this being a 8 hour flight there would be some entertainment on the plane , just radio. Also there was no food options from what I saw available either.

Mon, Aug 10
SFO
San Francisco Airport
SYD
Sydney Airport
19h 30m
Wed, Aug 19
SYD
Sydney Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
24h 35m
Trip: 10 days
8.4Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 6,806 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.8
HNL
ITO
Okay 4.6

Pros: The crew was ok the seats were not comfortable at all

OGG
SAN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: What a great flight! The crew, the food, the seats, the entertainment, EVERYTHING! Thank you!

SMF
HNL
Okay 4.3

Pros: Appreciate it was a direct flight. The crew was friendly. However on the return flight after my checked baggage with checked my electric Clippers were not return to buy bag. I wrote several emails and made several phone calls and received no response. I bought a replacement pair but they're not nearly as good. I'm very disappointed.

HNL
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Most everything!

Cons: Cabin was very cold!

SMF
OGG
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Crew was helpful and super friendly.

Cons: Breakfast sandwich needs to be better, not everyone likes pepper cheese.

Thu, Sep 17
SFO
San Francisco Airport
SYD
Sydney Airport
20h 15m
Sat, Sep 26
SYD
Sydney Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
24h 30m
Trip: 10 days
7.8Good Show reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1,003 reviews
Overall
7.8
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.5
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.2
NAN
BNE
Good 6.6

Pros: Crews were wonderful. Seat space could be better.

Cons: Leaving on time could be better.

SYD
NAN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Very smooth flight

Cons: No food options by row 29

NAN
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nice crew

Cons: More leg room and comfortable seats

NAN
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Comfortable seats and great on board hospitality

Cons: Boarding in Nadi international airport for Fiji airways is boarding the passengers from the back of the aircraft first which was different for me

NAN
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Great lounge, comfortable flight.

Cons: The business seat doesn't fold fully flat, but only about 160 degrees. They mixed up my drink in the morning and I got a cheap sugary fruit punch.

Tue, Sep 15
SFO
San Francisco Airport
SYD
Sydney Airport
19h 45m
Tue, Oct 6
SYD
Sydney Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
17h 30m
Trip: 22 days
7.8Good Show reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1,003 reviews
Overall
7.8
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.5
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.2
NAN
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Crew, food, service

Cons: Interior and entertainment system quite outdated. When trying to turn on the reading lights the ones above the seats before us would go on, not ours (21H was our seat, 20H light would turn on, not ours)

SYD
NAN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Very smooth flight

Cons: No food options by row 29

NAN
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: Some crew members are excellent and some are flat.

Cons: Food is kind of bad

NAN
LAX
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: The flight left on time

Cons: Not using Air Fiji.

LAX
NAN
Good 6.4

Pros: The staff was friendly and helpful.

Cons: LAX has to get its remodeling completed. Getting to Tom Bradley International terminal and taking the bus to our plane was not impressive. The food on Fiji Air is not good.

Wed, Jun 3
SFO
San Francisco Airport
SYD
Sydney Airport
14h 40m
Wed, Jun 10
SYD
Sydney Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
13h 25m
Trip: 8 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 184 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SFO
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Free checked Bags

Cons: If we could have a free select seat after booking.

SFO
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We did not get on our flight because we weren’t notified of the time change. Extremely dissatisfied with customer service and the overall airline.

SFO
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Overall everything was great, flights were on time, boarded efficiently, staff very friendly.

Cons: I think the service of offering passengers to order their food online prior to the flight is nice, but in practice is inefficient and frustrating at service time. We chose not to order in advance as we didn't know what we wanted. I was annoyed and frustrated to have to wait for the crew to go to and fro with meals and drinks to the pre-ordered customers before being offered our meal. I imagine that if the entire flight preordered their meal, it was also not work so well...

SFO
SYD
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The crew was amazing! Its amazing the difference in overall politeness of that australian based flight crew vs a US based crew. Every need, every question, every request answered with a smile.

SFO
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Pros: You have a good airline. It was clean and everyone was friendly all communication was good EXCEPT before I got to the airport I forgot my visa and thought all I’d have to do is call Qantas and they’d advise me.

Cons: Every time I’d call an 800 number I’d get someone in South Africa who was sooooo unhelpful. I’m sure she had her script but for heavensake all I needed to do was to go online and get a visa. And I saw someone in San Francisco at the ticket counter get a visa and yet I was told I wouldn’t be flying that night as I had forgotten to get a visa. No help at all !! I know I wasn’t the only person that ever got a visa. I was told to call my consulate. Clearly there was a simple way to get a visa and I was so freaked out until I figured it out myself. Made it so unpleasant.

Wed, Jun 3
SFO
San Francisco Airport
SYD
Sydney Airport
14h 40m
Wed, Jun 17
SYD
Sydney Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
13h 25m
Trip: 15 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 184 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SFO
SYD
Poor 0.0

Pros: I had to change flights to LA.

SFO
SYD
Excellent 9.0

Cons: I made the same flight last year on a newer plane. This time I missed having water bottles available at all times.

SFO
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Loved the crew, very friendly and helpful. Liked having my own tv screen on the back of the seat. Food was great.

Cons: Wish there was more leg room and ability to lie down. It was a 12-13 hour flight.

SFO
SYD
Okay 5.3

Pros: Such an arduous and indirect flight route and entertainment screen was non viable but always good to fly with Qantas!

SFO
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Free checked Bags

Cons: If we could have a free select seat after booking.

Thu, Aug 6
SFO
San Francisco Airport
SYD
Sydney Airport
14h 40m
Mon, Aug 10
SYD
Sydney Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
13h 25m
Trip: 5 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 184 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SFO
SYD
Good 6.6

Pros: Crew was great

Cons: Food was terrible (gave it 1 star because it showed up) and boarding was chaotic

SFO
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: As my partner and I got on board, flight attendants greeted us with a smile. Upon deplaning, each flight attendant we passed by said "thank you" for flying Qantas to Sydney

Cons: My partner and I wish we could check-in on the App instead of checking in for flight on the web site via laptop

SFO
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Flight attendants were very nice and helpful!

SFO
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great food and service, enjoyable flight home. Cabin was clean and seats as good as airlines are.

Cons: What horrible uniforms...... they are shockers.

SFO
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Great, attentive staff. Good selection for entertainment.

Cons: Food was great but service to middle row is awkward for a family of 4 when half get their food and the other half waits.

Sat, Oct 3
SFO
San Francisco Airport
SYD
Sydney Airport
14h 55m
Sun, Oct 11
SYD
Sydney Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
13h 40m
Trip: 9 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2,827 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Breakfast was not tasty. Options could have been better.

BNE
AKL
Okay 5.3

Pros: Entertainment and board WiFi excellent

Cons: Boarding was a surprise, at least 200 m walking in the light rain, no previous warning.

AUS
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: Crew was great, plane was modern and clean

Cons: We booked row 2 to be a quick entry/exit but they board this plane from the rear. No entertainment, so bring your own

ORD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: It was great. . .We thought a 16 hr flight would be gruling, but it was not at all!! Comfortable seats with plenty of room and lots of bathrooms. The flight attendants were awesome

SFO
AKL
Excellent 8.3

Cons: Great that they served two warm meals without extra charge? But the meals were quite bland, with little imagination.

Thu, Oct 1
SFO
San Francisco Airport
SYD
Sydney Airport
14h 55m
Mon, Oct 12
SYD
Sydney Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
13h 40m
Trip: 12 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 27,656 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.6
LOS
FRA
Good 6.0

Pros: Wide choice of movies and entertainment

Cons: Better menu options and in-flight service

ATL
FRA
Good 7.6

Pros: Very polite and helpful crew. Nice selection of movies in-flight

SMF
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Due to the corona19 virus I was not able to travel and the airline phone lines have been so busy that I’m not sure if I will be able to change my ticket.

LHR
YYZ
Good 7.3

Pros: quality of plane

Cons: check in takes 30 minutes since my visa was in old passport

SEA
FRA
Good 6.8

Pros: Lufthansa is a great airline.

Cons: Food was so hot that it was difficult to remove the packaging to be able to eat the pasta.... Desert was ok, brownie was real hard and too sweet....

Fri, Jul 3
SFO
San Francisco Airport
SYD
Sydney Airport
19h 50m
Sat, Jul 18
SYD
Sydney Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
38h 15m
Trip: 16 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2,827 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything.

Cons: Nothing.

MEL
WLG
Good 6.8

Cons: Please have the option to order Kosher meal!! The 1st air company that I use, that don’t offer this basic service!! Ridiculous!!

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Terrible service and all around outcome. Would not fly Air New Zealand again

AKL
ZQN
Poor 0.0

Pros: Hasn’t occurred yet

Cons: Hasn’t occurred yet

IAH
AKL
Poor 0.0

Pros: See previous notes.

Cons: See previous notes.

Mon, May 4
SFO
San Francisco Airport
SYD
Sydney Airport
15h 10m
Mon, May 18
SYD
Sydney Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
13h 40m
Trip: 15 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2,827 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SFO
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Don’t take it personally, the world economy collapsed and we couldn’t go because of the kung flu.

Cons: Could have done without the Chinese communist regime causing a world wide financial collapse, closing countries, stripping me of my rights to have a job, travel, assemble, support a free market economy, etc. So other than being thrust into a socialist nightmare and cancelling my years awaited vacation to to other side of the planet and never getting a chance to go to the airport or fly anywhere, things were great. I rate it one inflated nitrile glove

AKL
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The crew is consistently wonderful!

AKL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Pros: very comfortable reclining seats for sleeping. It was a lot of work for the attendants setting up each bed and then taking it apart. But for me, it was much more comfortable than the flight from SFO to ACK.

Cons: Movies did not change from November to December. I watched 3 on the way to NZ in Nov and they were still the only 3 to interest me on the return flight. Disappointed.

AKL
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Nicest crew on the planet. Restrooms stayed clean despite 12 hour flight

MEL
AKL
Good 6.6

Pros: I really liked how instructions were said clearly with visuals, in particular, the video at the start of the flight. It brought a sense of relief and wonder. I enjoyed the lunch I had too. The lamb curry is sublime. I would have it every day to be honest. I was also lucky that I had passengers who sat next to me, who were kind and lovely.

Cons: Only the take off from the flight. It made me dizzy and nautious.

Tue, Apr 14
SFO
San Francisco Airport
SYD
Sydney Airport
15h 10m
Tue, Apr 28
SYD
Sydney Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
13h 40m
$1013
Trip: 15 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2,827 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I like how everything went to be honest. No complaints :)

Cons: I enjoyed it all :)

LAX
RAR
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The crew was lovely

LAX
LHR
Good 6.6

Pros: Very helpful in getting on board luggage stowed, attractive interior

Cons: Scheduling was poor (turned up lighting far early than needed) and made too many and too loud of general announcements through the night for an overnight flight.

LAX
AKL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: the cushion to sleep on

Cons: the blanket

MEL
AKL
Good 6.6

Pros: Seat was too narrow

Cons: See above

Mon, Apr 27
SFO
San Francisco Airport
SYD
Sydney Airport
15h 10m
Mon, May 4
SYD
Sydney Airport
SFO
San Francisco Airport
13h 40m
$1013
Trip: 8 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2,827 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: great seats + wifi. Was treated like a human being.

AKL
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I like how everything went to be honest. No complaints :)

Cons: I enjoyed it all :)

AKL
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: We paid $400CAD as a OneUp bid to upgrade to Skycouch. We then saw there was a skycouch row free on the plane, and I appreciated that they gave the first choice of this row to paying customers. So we ended up with two skycouch rows, one per person. Was a dream flight, could not fault them.

AKL
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Well coordinated loading of plane. Good food service. Well informed..

Cons: Nothing..

MEL
AKL
Good 6.6

Pros: Seat was too narrow

Cons: See above

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Low season: February
High season: December
Average price: $1036
Good deal: $867

Best time to beat the crowds

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Most popular time to fly

21%

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  • The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Sydney was found 86 days before departure, on average.
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  • Morning departure is around 132% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for booking San Francisco to Sydney flights

Are flight prices cheaper from San Francisco to Sydney because of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Currently, KAYAK has observed decreased prices for several flights because of COVID-19. Unnecessary travel is not recommended at this time, and flights may be at risk of cancellation: please refer to local authorities in both San Francisco and Sydney for any travel warnings, and please check the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking your trip. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
How long does a flight from San Francisco to Sydney take?
An average nonstop flight takes 14h 40m, covering a distance of 7425 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Sydney?
There are 46 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Sydney per week, averaging 6 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Sydney?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Qantas Airways ($548), Fiji Airways ($593) and Hawaiian Airlines ($598).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Sydney?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Sydney?
American Airlines (2 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to Sydney?
For San Francisco to Sydney, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Sydney back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from San Francisco to Sydney?
When flying out of San Francisco you will be using San Francisco, often referred to as San Francisco Airport. You will be landing at Sydney Kingsford Smith, also known as Sydney Airport.
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