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Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 14h 00m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Sydney Kingsford Smith
Flight Price $625
Distance 7,425 miles
Airlines Fiji Airways, Virgin Australia, China Eastern, Qantas Airways

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Low Season:
March
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
11%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$1285
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$928
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Sydney to San Francisco

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $928 or less.
The cheapest flight from Sydney to San Francisco was found 84 days before departure, on average.
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Morning departure is around 5% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking Sydney to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Sydney to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 13h 20m, covering a distance of 7425 miles.
How many flights are there between Sydney and San Francisco?
There are 59 (nonstop) flights between Sydney and San Francisco per week, averaging 7 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Sydney to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Fiji Airways ($625), Virgin Australia ($681) and China Eastern ($745).
Do I need a passport to fly between Sydney and San Francisco?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Sydney and San Francisco?
American Airlines (1 times daily), Alaska Airlines (1 times daily), Qantas Airways (1 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Sydney to San Francisco?
For Sydney to San Francisco, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Sydney, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Sydney to San Francisco?
When flying out of Sydney you will be using Sydney Kingsford Smith, often referred to as Sydney Airport. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.

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Airports
Origin
Sydney
$625
only
$625
Destination
San Francisco
$625
only
$625
Sat, Oct 19
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
17h 05m
Tue, Oct 29
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
19h 55m
Trip: 11 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 904 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
VLI
Okay 4.6

Pros: The staff was all very nice and I always felt like they were doing their best to help. the situation seemed out of their control. It was nice of the airline to provide hotel and meal vouchers. (The meal vouchers didn't go very far at the Sheraton where all the food is very over priced.)

Cons: My flight was delayed 16 hours so I missed my entire trip to Fiji. This is devastating to me and I feel I should be compensated. Fiji Airways didn't notify me of the delay until I was already at the airport checking in so it wasted even more time and money. I bought this ticket because the flight time was convenient. Then it left at 3:55am which is the worst time to leave because I couldn't sleep beforehand and felt awful the whole evening and during the flight and after. To top it off the airline wouldn't check my bag through to my final destination. I was very unhappy with how this occurred.

AKL
NAN
Okay 5.3

Pros: We arrived safely

Cons: 90 minutes delay without information or appology.

NAN
BNE
Okay 4.0

Pros: The crew was nice.

Cons: Audio for in flight entertainment did not work midway through the movie. Video was unclear. Food was terrible.

LAX
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great hospitality

Cons: Food was mediocre

HNL
NAN
Good 7.2

Pros: Friendly helpful staff. Loved the leg from Nandi to Auckland.

Cons: Having to repack our bags when the total among the three of us flying was within limits. And then still having to pay an extra $60 US. when we didn't get it quite right by about 2 ks. However you did let my wife's wheelchair on without payment thanks for that. I am an ex pilot so it is difficult for your staff to try and explain weight ratios, and the dangers of extra weight.. Then being made to take 1 point something kilos into another lighter bag. However the staff were very good about it. not their fault that they find themselves having to talk through something that just doesn't ad up. However we enjoyed the flight, and the help we received transferring from a very late plane to one almost waiting in Fiji. :-)

Tue, May 28
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
19h 15m
Tue, Jun 11
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
17h 40m
Trip: 15 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,192 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
LAX
SYD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The crew was beyond amazing. Can’t say enough good things about the crew from the ticket agents to the flight attendants. Super helpful and friendly. The nearly 15 hour flight was surprisingly comfortable even in our economy seats.

Cons: The boarding process was kind of a nightmare. But this was not really the fault of the airline. LAX is just that way.

BNE
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Plenty of empty seats on the plane

BNE
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew were OK. I had no personal interactions. I found the seating uncomfortable and not what I had requested for medical issues.

Cons: The experience of economy x seemed the same as economy. My seat request did not happen.

LAX
YYZ
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Nothing the planes are old in comparison to others and the staff were woeful.

Cons: Everything but most of all your staff. Are they there to just collect a pension? More order takes and police then friendly staff serving clients.

AKL
BNE
Poor 0.0

Pros: Staffs were very rude. They are not professional. Slow service.bad impression

Tue, Sep 10
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
39h 30m
Mon, Sep 30
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
31h 35m
Trip: 21 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 6,222 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.1
PVG
HNL
Okay 4.8

Pros: Newer planes

Cons: Better foos stewards

KIX
PVG
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Weather delay ended in hours in line to transfer in Shanghai, complete with irate screaming customers. There was no organization whatsoever at the airport in Shanghai, so no one knew where to go or what to do. A 17 hour trip turned into a two day trip, with a 24 hour delay in Shanghai.

PVG
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Wonderful seat in first class. Good crew. On time departure and early arrival.

Cons: The food was skimpy and not interesting.

PVG
LAX
Okay 4.0

Pros: Plane was ok

Cons: Better customer service from airline employees

MNL
PVG
Okay 4.6

Cons: No wheel chair service in Shanghai. Bus service to and from the airline is terrible and untimely

Mon, May 20
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
13h 20m
Mon, Jun 10
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14h 40m
Trip: 22 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 171 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
SFO
Okay 5.3

Pros: Comfortable chairs.

Cons: With an almost 3 hour delay the lack of information from Qantas staff was infuriating and we were held in what felt like a ‘holding pen’

SYD
SFO
Okay 4.0

Pros: Nothing!

Cons: Entertainiment screen was not working properly. Bad food. I could not check in online. Okay customer service.

SYD
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: The crew on both legs of our flight were great and did their very best to take care of the customers even in poor circumstances.

Cons: Our original flight from Sydney to SFO was cancelled due to mechanical issues after boarding over an hour late and then sitting in our seats on the tarmac for over 3 hours. The flight was rebooked for the next day, but on a much older and far less comfortable plane. The plane had no room of any kind, especially for a taller person, and there was no choice but to put your seat back if the person in front of you had. The inflight entertainment was also far less advanced. After having such an excellent flight to Australia I was highly disappointed by the flight home. Other than putting us in a free hotel for the night and paying for taxi fares there was no compensation which cost me a full day of work.

SYD
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: enjoyed the newer planes

Cons: less use of single use plastics. air canada could become a pioneer and use compostavle plastics or better yet the new paper box water bottles!

SYD
SFO
Okay 4.0

Pros: good seat

Cons: rude crew and unsanitary bathroom

Sat, Sep 14
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
16h 45m
Sat, Nov 2
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
20h 05m
Trip: 50 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 904 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
VAV
NAN
Good 6.0

Cons: with 39 passengers on a 60 persons flight the following annoncement came up: we need 5 volunteers or we leave 524kg of baggage we have to leave here. Than the locals started to bribe the personel... we have no idea if and when our stuff arrives...

NAN
CHC
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Pleasant, fast, and efficient process

Cons: Leg space cramped for my tall husband

TBU
NAN
Okay 4.3

Cons: Flight was 4 hours late with no explanation

NAN
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We did not get any notice as we were in the flight from figi! When we arrived we were just told flight has been cancelled and we should make our own hotel arrangement as next available flight is tomorrow

SFO
NAN
Good 6.6

Cons: Small and bland food. Very limited entertainment. TV didnt work but they gave me an ipad.

Tue, Aug 6
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
17h 19m
Wed, Aug 14
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
18h 10m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,192 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was amazing. Seats were fairly comfortable.

MEL
ZQN
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: despite being an international flight, there was no charging station in the gate or on the plane the food was subpar to competing airlines that fly the same route serious lack of entertainment options again despite being an international flight

LAX
BNE
Good 6.0

Pros: They got me safely from lax to Brisbane.

Cons: A number of issues. Check in desk was seriously understaffed. No alcohol included with dinner in economy class. Vegan dinner consisted of boiled vegetables and rice. Seat was expectedly uncomfortable.

BNE
CNS
Good 7.6

Pros: fast boarding

Cons: Better Movies

AKL
BNE
Poor 0.0

Pros: Staffs were very rude. They are not professional. Slow service.bad impression

Sat, Nov 2
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
17h 20m
Sat, Nov 23
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
29h 50m
Trip: 22 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 904 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: great service and comfort for the price i paid. Staff friendly. My seat was close to the restroom.

Cons: movies were dated.

NAN
TBU
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The flight /services

Cons: Food was okay

NAN
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Nice crew. Newer airplane

NAN
TBU
Okay 5.3

Pros: Company in the plane Stewards were indeed what saved the whole ordeal with Fiji Airways for me.

Cons: Not leaving at the advertised time both from SFO and NAD Not having enough overhead space in the NAD to TBU flight.

NAN
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: The service and food

Cons: Plane seems dated

Tue, Jul 30
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
13h 20m
Tue, Sep 3
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14h 40m
Trip: 36 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 171 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
SFO
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The food

SYD
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: timely and comfortable

Cons: less use of plastic- why not be the first airline to use the new paper box water bottle? why do the blankets have to be wrapped in plastic. end use of single use plastics, be a pioneer :)

SYD
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: 13 hours might seem long but other carriers had longer flight times. Qantas was friendly and efficient. The flight itself was smooth. The B747-400 aircraft, while old, was comfortable. I slept for most of the flight with the help of some melatonin. The entertainment selection was good. The service was good. I would happily fly Qantas again on my next Australian adventure.

Cons: The headphone connection in my seat was wonky on both flights to and from SFO-SYD. It was the same aircraft.

SYD
SFO
Okay 4.3

Pros: The food was decent

Cons: The entertainment system didn't work or was buggy for the entire flight and while we got an apology, we got no other compensation. Also, with 2 hours left in the flight, the flight attendants loudly woke everyone up in the plane and forcefully raised everyone's seats, even if they were asleep, so that they could serve breakfast to everyone. That was an incredibly rude awakening.

SYD
SFO
Okay 5.3

Pros: Direct flight from Sydney to San Francisco. Good price, on sale.

Cons: Leg room okay unless person in front puts there seat back and then it is almost impossible to be comfortable, even if you put your seat back. Food distribution is done in mysterious ways. Movies were the same coming and going even though it was more than a month between flights.

Thu, Jun 6
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
26h 27m
Sat, Jun 8
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
23h 25m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,192 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
LAX
MEL
Okay 5.0

Pros: the crew was very helpful with my dietary

Cons: the seat cushion was so terrible I had to sit on a pillow for the whole flight. The power USB did not work in my seat for the duration of the flight. There was no wifi for the duration of the flight

LAX
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The seats were very comfortable and afforded plenty of leg room. I would recommend Virgin Australia

BNE
APW
Okay 4.0

Cons: An attendant working in the check-in was very rude. I was unable to check in using the kiosk so I requested assistance from an attendant near the kiosks.The attendant refused to assist me and told me to wait until the other attendant was free. That attendant then helped the white man next to me.

SYD
LAX
Good 6.0

Cons: The flight was delayed to the point where we missed out connecting flight. No reason for the delay given.

CNS
BNE
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Free WiFi and a snack of crackers and a dip.

Cons: All good!

Tue, Jul 23
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
17h 35m
Thu, Aug 1
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
21h 10m
Trip: 10 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 904 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Friendly crew. Cloth seats were pretty comfortable with adjustable wings on sides of headrest. Movies were mostly older and good PG at worst.

Cons: Cloth seats were pretty comfortable with adjustable wings on sides of headrest BUT very cramped in Basic Economy. I’m short and couldn’t even put my seat back for entire 11 hours because man behind me was so tall. Meals did not include any salad but did have small amount of veggies.

NAN
AKL
Good 6.6

Cons: No information around delayed flight. There were 4 delays..

AKL
NAN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The flight attendants were awesome. Super friendly. Was also a surprise that we received full meals. Would definitely fly again.

Cons: Planes seemed dated. Video equipment was in overhead bin.

NAN
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Ilana, the attendant at the check in was so amazing!!! She went out of her way to find our friend a seat close to us. We just loved everything and everyone about Fiji airways. THANK YOU!!

NAN
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: Economy seats were slightly better than most, but the configuration of the 2 seats was good 2 of us to have our own area. Food was good and unexpected for a 3 hr flight.

Cons: Movies/TV shows were limited compared to other airlines. I am taller so seating in any economy seat is cramped at best.

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