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Low Season:
August
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
19%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$2217
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$2217
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Sydney Kingsford Smith

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Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Sydney Kingsford Smith was found 85 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 26% 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 Sydney Kingsford Smith Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Sydney Kingsford Smith take?
An average nonstop flight takes 27h 40m, covering a distance of 7425 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Sydney Kingsford Smith?
There are 69 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Sydney Kingsford Smith per week, averaging 9 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Sydney Kingsford Smith?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on China Eastern ($553) and Multiple Airlines ($707)
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Sydney Kingsford Smith?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Sydney Kingsford Smith?
American Airlines (3 times daily), Qantas Airways (3 times daily), Lufthansa (1 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to Sydney Kingsford Smith?
For San Francisco to Sydney Kingsford Smith, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from San Francisco to Sydney Kingsford Smith (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$553
only
$553
Destination
Sydney
$553
only
$553
Tue, Jan 2
SFO
SYD
51h 35m
Tue, Jan 23
SYD
SFO
65h 40m
Trip: 22 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3918 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
PVG
HKG
Okay 5.3

Comfortable enough flight. Crew was okay.

Booked a speciality meal but they weren’t able to provide for all meal services. Why bother offering then?!

ORD
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

Tickets should be printed for all the flights, instead of having to go to the ticket counter each time. Luggage needs to be shipped all the way through. People need better English proficiency, they were useless.

ORD
PVG
Excellent 9.0

Better than expected. Crew was very friendly and attentive. Great value business class!

OKA
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Fast, easy and comfortable.

No internet acces in Shanghai.

JFK
PVG
Okay 5.3

Decent in-flight entertainment and comfortable enough. Crew was okay.

Booked a speciality meal but they weren’t able to provide for all meal services. Why bother offering then?! Link to view connections, etc, didn’t work...would’ve been useful to review that info before landing. Online check-in didn’t work even though email notification was sent the day prior to the flight.

Sun, Mar 11
SFO
SYD
54h 10m
Thu, Mar 22
SYD
SFO
52h 40m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Jan 11
SFO
SYD
51h 35m
Tue, Jan 23
SYD
SFO
65h 40m
Trip: 13 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3918 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
LAX
PVG
Good 6.6

Good food and servir of the crew.

Problems to check in, long lines to aboard.

JFK
PVG
Okay 5.3

Decent in-flight entertainment and comfortable enough. Crew was okay.

Booked a speciality meal but they weren’t able to provide for all meal services. Why bother offering then?! Link to view connections, etc, didn’t work...would’ve been useful to review that info before landing. Online check-in didn’t work even though email notification was sent the day prior to the flight.

OKA
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Fast, easy and comfortable.

No internet acces in Shanghai.

ORD
PVG
Excellent 9.0

Better than expected. Crew was very friendly and attentive. Great value business class!

LAX
PVG
Excellent 8.6

The movies and seats were amazing so it made the flight go by faster

None of the crew really spoke any English

Thu, Nov 30
SFO
SYD
51h 35m
Mon, Dec 18
SYD
SFO
41h 10m
Trip: 19 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3918 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
ORD
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

Tickets should be printed for all the flights, instead of having to go to the ticket counter each time. Luggage needs to be shipped all the way through. People need better English proficiency, they were useless.

PVG
HKG
Excellent 9.0

Flight on time and flight attendants are always very friendly S got to our destination safely.

PVG
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Good food. More comfortable the aboard.

LAX
PVG
Good 6.6

Good food and servir of the crew.

Problems to check in, long lines to aboard.

PVG
HKG
Okay 5.3

Comfortable enough flight. Crew was okay.

Booked a speciality meal but they weren’t able to provide for all meal services. Why bother offering then?!

Thu, Jan 18
SFO
SYD
51h 35m
Wed, Jan 31
SYD
SFO
41h 10m
Trip: 14 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3918 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
PVG
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Good food. More comfortable the aboard.

ORD
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

Tickets should be printed for all the flights, instead of having to go to the ticket counter each time. Luggage needs to be shipped all the way through. People need better English proficiency, they were useless.

LAX
PVG
Good 6.6

Good food and servir of the crew.

Problems to check in, long lines to aboard.

JFK
PVG
Okay 5.3

Decent in-flight entertainment and comfortable enough. Crew was okay.

Booked a speciality meal but they weren’t able to provide for all meal services. Why bother offering then?! Link to view connections, etc, didn’t work...would’ve been useful to review that info before landing. Online check-in didn’t work even though email notification was sent the day prior to the flight.

PVG
HKG
Excellent 9.0

Flight on time and flight attendants are always very friendly S got to our destination safely.

Thu, Apr 5
SFO
SYD
51h 05m
Tue, Apr 17
SYD
SFO
63h 35m
Trip: 13 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3918 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
PVG
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Good food. More comfortable the aboard.

PVG
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The tickets should be printed for all legs of the trip so i didn't have to wait in line for another ticket. The kiosks are confusing , people didn't know where to insert their passports.

ORD
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

Tickets should be printed for all the flights, instead of having to go to the ticket counter each time. Luggage needs to be shipped all the way through. People need better English proficiency, they were useless.

PVG
ICN
Mediocre 3.6

the plane was downgraded from airbus 330 to boeing 737

OKA
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Fast, easy and comfortable.

No internet acces in Shanghai.

Tue, May 1
SFO
SYD
51h 05m
Sat, May 12
SYD
SFO
64h 00m
Trip: 12 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3918 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
LAX
PVG
Excellent 8.6

The movies and seats were amazing so it made the flight go by faster

None of the crew really spoke any English

ORD
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

Tickets should be printed for all the flights, instead of having to go to the ticket counter each time. Luggage needs to be shipped all the way through. People need better English proficiency, they were useless.

PVG
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The tickets should be printed for all legs of the trip so i didn't have to wait in line for another ticket. The kiosks are confusing , people didn't know where to insert their passports.

LAX
PVG
Good 6.6

Good food and servir of the crew.

Problems to check in, long lines to aboard.

PVG
ICN
Mediocre 3.6

the plane was downgraded from airbus 330 to boeing 737

Thu, May 3
SFO
SYD
51h 05m
Sat, May 12
SYD
SFO
64h 00m
Trip: 10 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3918 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
OKA
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Fast, easy and comfortable.

No internet acces in Shanghai.

LAX
PVG
Good 6.6

Good food and servir of the crew.

Problems to check in, long lines to aboard.

PVG
HKG
Okay 5.3

Comfortable enough flight. Crew was okay.

Booked a speciality meal but they weren’t able to provide for all meal services. Why bother offering then?!

PVG
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The tickets should be printed for all legs of the trip so i didn't have to wait in line for another ticket. The kiosks are confusing , people didn't know where to insert their passports.

PVG
HKG
Excellent 8.3

Crew was very nice and attentive. Seat was OK

Mon, Apr 9
SFO
SYD
51h 30m
Wed, Apr 25
SYD
SFO
38h 45m
Trip: 17 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3918 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
PVG
HKG
Excellent 9.0

Flight on time and flight attendants are always very friendly S got to our destination safely.

PVG
HKG
Okay 5.3

Comfortable enough flight. Crew was okay.

Booked a speciality meal but they weren’t able to provide for all meal services. Why bother offering then?!

PVG
ICN
Mediocre 3.6

the plane was downgraded from airbus 330 to boeing 737

ORD
PVG
Excellent 9.0

Better than expected. Crew was very friendly and attentive. Great value business class!

JFK
PVG
Okay 5.3

Decent in-flight entertainment and comfortable enough. Crew was okay.

Booked a speciality meal but they weren’t able to provide for all meal services. Why bother offering then?! Link to view connections, etc, didn’t work...would’ve been useful to review that info before landing. Online check-in didn’t work even though email notification was sent the day prior to the flight.

Sat, Mar 17
SFO
SYD
75h 35m
Sun, Apr 1
SYD
SFO
53h 15m
Trip: 16 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3918 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
PVG
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The tickets should be printed for all legs of the trip so i didn't have to wait in line for another ticket. The kiosks are confusing , people didn't know where to insert their passports.

PVG
ICN
Mediocre 3.6

the plane was downgraded from airbus 330 to boeing 737

LAX
PVG
Excellent 8.6

The movies and seats were amazing so it made the flight go by faster

None of the crew really spoke any English

JFK
PVG
Okay 5.3

Decent in-flight entertainment and comfortable enough. Crew was okay.

Booked a speciality meal but they weren’t able to provide for all meal services. Why bother offering then?! Link to view connections, etc, didn’t work...would’ve been useful to review that info before landing. Online check-in didn’t work even though email notification was sent the day prior to the flight.

LAX
PVG
Good 6.6

Good food and servir of the crew.

Problems to check in, long lines to aboard.

Sat, Mar 24
SFO
SYD
73h 00m
Sun, Apr 8
SYD
SFO
53h 15m
Trip: 16 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3918 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
JFK
PVG
Okay 5.3

Decent in-flight entertainment and comfortable enough. Crew was okay.

Booked a speciality meal but they weren’t able to provide for all meal services. Why bother offering then?! Link to view connections, etc, didn’t work...would’ve been useful to review that info before landing. Online check-in didn’t work even though email notification was sent the day prior to the flight.

PVG
ICN
Mediocre 3.6

the plane was downgraded from airbus 330 to boeing 737

LAX
PVG
Good 6.6

Good food and servir of the crew.

Problems to check in, long lines to aboard.

LAX
PVG
Excellent 8.6

The movies and seats were amazing so it made the flight go by faster

None of the crew really spoke any English

PVG
HKG
Okay 5.3

Comfortable enough flight. Crew was okay.

Booked a speciality meal but they weren’t able to provide for all meal services. Why bother offering then?!

Tue, Mar 13
SFO
SYD
51h 35m
Wed, Mar 21
SYD
SFO
41h 10m
Trip: 9 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3918 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
OKA
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Fast, easy and comfortable.

No internet acces in Shanghai.

ORD
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

Tickets should be printed for all the flights, instead of having to go to the ticket counter each time. Luggage needs to be shipped all the way through. People need better English proficiency, they were useless.

PVG
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Good food. More comfortable the aboard.

PVG
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The tickets should be printed for all legs of the trip so i didn't have to wait in line for another ticket. The kiosks are confusing , people didn't know where to insert their passports.

JFK
PVG
Okay 5.3

Decent in-flight entertainment and comfortable enough. Crew was okay.

Booked a speciality meal but they weren’t able to provide for all meal services. Why bother offering then?! Link to view connections, etc, didn’t work...would’ve been useful to review that info before landing. Online check-in didn’t work even though email notification was sent the day prior to the flight.

Thu, Mar 15
SFO
SYD
51h 35m
Fri, Mar 23
SYD
SFO
31h 40m
Trip: 9 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3918 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
PVG
HKG
Excellent 8.3

Crew was very nice and attentive. Seat was OK

ORD
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

Tickets should be printed for all the flights, instead of having to go to the ticket counter each time. Luggage needs to be shipped all the way through. People need better English proficiency, they were useless.

PVG
HKG
Excellent 9.0

Flight on time and flight attendants are always very friendly S got to our destination safely.

OKA
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Fast, easy and comfortable.

No internet acces in Shanghai.

LAX
PVG
Excellent 8.6

The movies and seats were amazing so it made the flight go by faster

None of the crew really spoke any English

Thu, Mar 15
SFO
SYD
27h 40m
Mon, Apr 2
SYD
SFO
39h 30m
Trip: 19 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3918 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
ORD
PVG
Excellent 9.0

Better than expected. Crew was very friendly and attentive. Great value business class!

PVG
HKG
Excellent 9.0

Flight on time and flight attendants are always very friendly S got to our destination safely.

LAX
PVG
Good 6.6

Good food and servir of the crew.

Problems to check in, long lines to aboard.

JFK
PVG
Okay 5.3

Decent in-flight entertainment and comfortable enough. Crew was okay.

Booked a speciality meal but they weren’t able to provide for all meal services. Why bother offering then?! Link to view connections, etc, didn’t work...would’ve been useful to review that info before landing. Online check-in didn’t work even though email notification was sent the day prior to the flight.

ORD
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

Tickets should be printed for all the flights, instead of having to go to the ticket counter each time. Luggage needs to be shipped all the way through. People need better English proficiency, they were useless.

Mon, Mar 26
SFO
SYD
28h 00m
Mon, Apr 16
SYD
SFO
39h 30m
Trip: 22 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3918 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
PVG
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The tickets should be printed for all legs of the trip so i didn't have to wait in line for another ticket. The kiosks are confusing , people didn't know where to insert their passports.

PVG
HKG
Excellent 8.3

Crew was very nice and attentive. Seat was OK

PVG
HKG
Okay 5.3

Comfortable enough flight. Crew was okay.

Booked a speciality meal but they weren’t able to provide for all meal services. Why bother offering then?!

LAX
PVG
Excellent 8.6

The movies and seats were amazing so it made the flight go by faster

None of the crew really spoke any English

OKA
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Fast, easy and comfortable.

No internet acces in Shanghai.

Mon, Apr 2
SFO
SYD
31h 35m
Tue, Apr 17
SYD
SFO
39h 30m
Trip: 16 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3918 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
ORD
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

Tickets should be printed for all the flights, instead of having to go to the ticket counter each time. Luggage needs to be shipped all the way through. People need better English proficiency, they were useless.

PVG
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The tickets should be printed for all legs of the trip so i didn't have to wait in line for another ticket. The kiosks are confusing , people didn't know where to insert their passports.

OKA
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Fast, easy and comfortable.

No internet acces in Shanghai.

ORD
PVG
Excellent 9.0

Better than expected. Crew was very friendly and attentive. Great value business class!

PVG
HKG
Excellent 9.0

Flight on time and flight attendants are always very friendly S got to our destination safely.

Wed, Apr 4
SFO
SYD
31h 35m
Mon, Apr 23
SYD
SFO
39h 30m
Trip: 20 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3918 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
ORD
PVG
Excellent 9.0

Better than expected. Crew was very friendly and attentive. Great value business class!

LAX
PVG
Excellent 8.6

The movies and seats were amazing so it made the flight go by faster

None of the crew really spoke any English

LAX
PVG
Good 6.6

Good food and servir of the crew.

Problems to check in, long lines to aboard.

OKA
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Fast, easy and comfortable.

No internet acces in Shanghai.

PVG
HKG
Excellent 9.0

Flight on time and flight attendants are always very friendly S got to our destination safely.

Wed, Apr 11
SFO
SYD
28h 00m
Tue, May 1
SYD
SFO
39h 30m
Trip: 21 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3918 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
PVG
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Good food. More comfortable the aboard.

PVG
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The tickets should be printed for all legs of the trip so i didn't have to wait in line for another ticket. The kiosks are confusing , people didn't know where to insert their passports.

JFK
PVG
Okay 5.3

Decent in-flight entertainment and comfortable enough. Crew was okay.

Booked a speciality meal but they weren’t able to provide for all meal services. Why bother offering then?! Link to view connections, etc, didn’t work...would’ve been useful to review that info before landing. Online check-in didn’t work even though email notification was sent the day prior to the flight.

LAX
PVG
Good 6.6

Good food and servir of the crew.

Problems to check in, long lines to aboard.

OKA
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Fast, easy and comfortable.

No internet acces in Shanghai.

Mon, Apr 16
SFO
SYD
31h 35m
Wed, May 2
SYD
SFO
39h 30m
Trip: 17 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3918 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
PVG
HKG
Excellent 8.3

Crew was very nice and attentive. Seat was OK

PVG
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Good food. More comfortable the aboard.

PVG
ICN
Mediocre 3.6

the plane was downgraded from airbus 330 to boeing 737

PVG
ORD
Excellent 8.0

The tickets should be printed for all legs of the trip so i didn't have to wait in line for another ticket. The kiosks are confusing , people didn't know where to insert their passports.

ORD
PVG
Excellent 9.0

Better than expected. Crew was very friendly and attentive. Great value business class!

Thu, Mar 8
SFO
SYD
30h 35m
Mon, Mar 19
SYD
SFO
40h 30m
Trip: 11 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3918 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
PVG
HKG
Excellent 9.0

Flight on time and flight attendants are always very friendly S got to our destination safely.

LAX
PVG
Excellent 8.6

The movies and seats were amazing so it made the flight go by faster

None of the crew really spoke any English

ORD
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

Tickets should be printed for all the flights, instead of having to go to the ticket counter each time. Luggage needs to be shipped all the way through. People need better English proficiency, they were useless.

ORD
PVG
Excellent 9.0

Better than expected. Crew was very friendly and attentive. Great value business class!

JFK
PVG
Okay 5.3

Decent in-flight entertainment and comfortable enough. Crew was okay.

Booked a speciality meal but they weren’t able to provide for all meal services. Why bother offering then?! Link to view connections, etc, didn’t work...would’ve been useful to review that info before landing. Online check-in didn’t work even though email notification was sent the day prior to the flight.

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