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Sydney Kingsford Smith to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 14h 01m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Sydney Kingsford Smith
Flight Price $540
Distance 7,425 miles
Airlines Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways, Virgin Australia, Hawaiian Airlines, Qantas Airways

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High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
10%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$831
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$661
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 $661 or less.
The cheapest flight from Sydney to San Francisco was found 86 days before departure, on average.
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Morning departure is around 34% 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 141 (nonstop) flights between Sydney and San Francisco per week, averaging 19 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 Air New Zealand ($540), Fiji Airways ($563) and Virgin Australia ($609).
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 (3 times daily), Alaska Airlines (3 times daily), Qantas Airways (3 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 Monday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Sydney, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Friday 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
$540
only
$540
Destination
San Francisco
$540
only
$540
Sat, Jul 27
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
18h 05m
Wed, Aug 14
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
17h 50m
Trip: 19 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
ZQN
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Perfect flight. Delicious meals. Great crew.

AKL
YVR
Okay 5.0

Pros: flight crew are good, other general categories are average.

Cons: Boarding in both Sydney-Auckland & Auckland-Vancouver are disorganized. No clear indication of when & where to line up. No flight delay message to explain when boarding time was long overdue. In particular, for the Auckland - Vancouver flight, one ground staff was telling economy passengers (in rather rude express) they were in the wrong line except there was never announcement. Overall, disappointed.

AKL
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: This is an overnight red eye flight. There is not much to interact with crew or service. It is simply long with attempts to sleep.

BNE
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Quick and easy

CHC
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Entertainment and seat comfort

Thu, May 2
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
16h 35m
Thu, May 16
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
20h 25m
Trip: 15 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 877 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
LAX
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Had an extra seat to strech out.

NAN
LAX
Good 6.3

Cons: IF it weren’t for the freezing cabin temp, I wouldn’t have needed. blanket that smelled like everyone’s feet had been wrapped in it. The breakfast was lukewarm, and some parts were even still cold that should hve been hot.

NAN
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: I was excited to come back to the USA after a long vacation. When we arrived at the airport, the security started asking me questions immediately even before I checked in. They demanded I show them the ticket before it was even printed. When I explained that I was trying to check-in for the first time. They told me I was going to be reviewed upstairs and put a sticker in my passport. I proceeded to check in and just walked thru the normal security measures. After scanning my bags in security, I discovered there was no security meeting and proceeded to my gate. After the gate, everyone in line was subjected to a second security screen. This was a manual search and all articles were removed and repacked again. Then we proceeded to the plane entry where everyone needed to verify passport and ticket again. Later in the flight, I was having indigestion problem from my documented medical acid reflux problem and asked for a cup of water. He said sure and walked away. He never came back again.10 minutes later, I pressed the attendant call button again. 10 minutes later and no one came over. 15 minutes after that Albert came back over and said, "I see you have your call light on, please put your seat back up again." I can complied and he immediately turned off the light and walked away. 10 minutes later, Albert came by with the water cart and parked it right behind my seat. He proceeded to hand out water to everyone behind my seat. 30 minutes later the water cart arrived and I finally received my water (75 minutes after I asked!) Thanks Albert, I'll be following up with your management to see that disciplinary action is taken.

Cons: See above. The above problem caused me discomfort, pain, stress.

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!!

CHC
NAN
Okay 4.0

Pros: Comfort was decent.

Cons: Late due to crew.

Wed, Jun 12
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
25h 55m
Tue, Jun 18
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
20h 00m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,088 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
CNS
MEL
Okay 4.0

Pros: Felt Cheap

Cons: Felt Cheap. Not even an entertainment center and no one on flight could make the app download or work.

LAX
MEL
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Delayed Food Chair

BNE
CHC
Excellent 9.2

Pros: I’ve been on dozens of flights prior to this one, this is the first flight I’ve really enjoyed. The service was so good that I was smiling in my seat thinking how great this is. The food was delicious! And free! And very high quality. Coconut, pistachios, frittata, muesli, omelette. Amazing!

Cons: Best airline ever! Add movies though, everyone loves staring into lit screens while the world passes by them, quite literally in this case.

LAX
BNE
Good 7.0

Pros: I loved my seat that I paid extra for, that is until they moved two big men next to me.

Cons: Leave the seating the way it was.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: On time.

Tue, Sep 10
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
16h 25m
Mon, Sep 30
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
18h 25m
Trip: 21 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 6,140 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
HNL
SFO
Excellent 9.2

Pros: I appreciated that the meal was included.

Cons: I would have liked a chance to get a refill on my coffee but it seemed like the beverage cart only made rounds with coffee.

SAN
OGG
Good 6.6

Pros: Very spacious seats

Cons: Inflight entertainment was an additional cost, although it was stated that it was provided; in addition to using passenger’s handheld device rather than inflight screening.

OGG
SJC
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Rum punch and boarding was gread

Cons: I would have liked to purchase a Leo Hawaii experience in on the Maui end

SMF
HNL
Okay 5.2

Cons: Poor seat. 5 hour flight

SAN
OGG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Overall everything

Cons: N/A

Mon, Sep 2
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
13h 20m
Tue, Sep 3
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14h 40m
Trip: 2 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 161 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Normal economy seat. It seemed as if there was a little more leg room than normal. Crew was very courteous and accomodating.

Cons: Typical airline food. Nothing else to complain about.

SYD
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: Economy seats were comfy.

Cons: Food was terrible! Literally inedible.

SYD
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The food, movies and service.

SYD
SFO
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: My boyfriend and I paid extra to have our seats next to our friends and each other, and they messed up on all 4 flights we had. The first flight they couldn't even make it right and the service lady was very rude and not helpful. I hope I never have to use their service in the future. They should take a page from Alaska Airlines whose service is always amazing.

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.

Sat, Aug 10
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
20h 05m
Sat, Aug 31
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
19h 50m
Trip: 22 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
CHC
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Seats, food, entertainment

NAN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great pitch

Cons: All good: 777:300

AKL
DUD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Seat was comfortable (exit row) for a commuter jet.

CHC
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Entertainment and seat comfort

AKL
YVR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing airline and seem less travel

Fri, Aug 16
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
18h 05m
Sun, Sep 15
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
17h 50m
Trip: 31 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
ZQN
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Terrible customer service.

AKL
YVR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing airline and seem less travel

AKL
DUD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Seat was comfortable (exit row) for a commuter jet.

LAX
LHR
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew very friendly, nice airplane, clean

Cons: more room in economu

RAR
AKL
Okay 4.6

Cons: Due to limited internet in Rarotonga, we weren’t able to fully check in until we got to the counter. The flight in came with two checked bags and not our flight to Auckland. We were expected to pay a fee at the counter but was charged $170 for the counter checkin of one bag. This price was not listed or posted anywhere during the booking or via email for mobile check-in.

Wed, Jul 24
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
17h 28m
Sun, Aug 4
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
19h 00m
Trip: 12 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,088 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SIN
MEL
Okay 4.0

Cons: Seats were very tight

SYD
LST
Excellent 10.0

Pros: As usual, punctual flight with friendly crew.

ADL
MEL
Good 6.0

Pros: Crew was great as usual

Cons: 2 young women begind me loud all they way, kicking the back of the seat and thumping on tray table, screaming bloody murder children

MEL
SYD
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Free wifi

Cons: Not much

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.

Tue, Sep 3
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
18h 05m
Tue, Oct 22
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
17h 50m
Trip: 50 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
DUD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Air NZ is fantastic start to finish and airport security doesn’t make you take off your shoes in the airport. Flight was on time start to finish.

AKL
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I had to us the wheel chair And they were all GREAT I was by my self

Cons: Right now I can't think of any thing

SFO
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The seat was spacious and the crew was very nice!

Cons: Nothing

AKL
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I was disappointed that Air New Zealand charges US15 to reserve specific seats. For our party of 3, that would be US90 RT so I didn't do it. But at the gate I asked for window seats and the attendant gave us excellent seats at the front of the plane.

Cons: No issues that caused us any problems.

LAX
LHR
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Suuuppppeerrrr delayed and I didn’t feel that an empty middle seat to be considered business class on my2nd leg from London to Munich.

Thu, Mar 21
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
13h 30m
Sun, Mar 31
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14h 40m
Trip: 11 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 161 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The food, movies and service.

SYD
SFO
Okay 4.0

Pros: Entire flight there was no comfort- crew was brash and unfriendly -

SYD
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Flight was delayed by 5 hours. Qantas was not helpful in rebooking or any type of customer service. The food was awful and we spent an extra 24 hours of waiting/ travel time. Miserable end to a wonderful trip. Terrible!

SYD
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: We landed safely.

Cons: Crew spoke little English it seemed. Maybe they did not understand my American accent. They never acknowledged my requests and repeatedly would overlook me for drinks or food. When I would give them my order, they would diaappear, then reappear with the order wrong. On. Every. Single. Occasion.... They were rude and dismissive. Food was barely adequate of what I served.

SYD
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: Service was good

Cons: Delays are too often

Tue, Apr 2
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
17h 35m
Tue, Apr 16
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
20h 55m
Trip: 15 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 877 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
BNE
NAN
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Efficient crew and boarding.

Cons: Hard to see movies overhead due to brightness of cabin.

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. :-)

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...

SYD
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Can't beat that. Bigger seat, better leg room, comfortable seats.

Cons: None.

HNL
CXI
Excellent 8.0

Pros: In flight crew did an excellent job as well as the check in at Honolulu international airport except for that one lady with that birth mark on her face. She needs to cheer up more and be less grouchy

Cons: A little uncomfortable with seating space and leg room but most airlines share the similar seating space anyways. Food was okay

Fri, Apr 26
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
13h 20m
Sun, May 5
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14h 40m
Trip: 10 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 161 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Quite a bit of turbulence and I wish someone said it was normal I was worried the whole time

Cons: No dairy and gluten free option

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
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Tivi was broken

Cons: the crew gave me 50.00$ credit back to next fly I am very impress

SYD
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great service and comfort

SYD
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: on time

Cons: very rough ride

Mon, Jun 24
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
24h 30m
Tue, Jul 9
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
19h 55m
Trip: 16 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 877 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: Overall it went quickly.

Cons: It was little disorganized at the gate, there were several crying babies, and someone was throwing up behind me.

HNL
CXI
Excellent 8.0

Pros: In flight crew did an excellent job as well as the check in at Honolulu international airport except for that one lady with that birth mark on her face. She needs to cheer up more and be less grouchy

Cons: A little uncomfortable with seating space and leg room but most airlines share the similar seating space anyways. Food was okay

LAX
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great hospitality

Cons: Food was mediocre

NAN
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: I liked the music and movies

Cons: I was very close to my neighbor and didnt even feel comfortable to get up and go to the bathroom because I didn't want to wake him.

AKL
NAN
Okay 5.3

Pros: We arrived safely

Cons: 90 minutes delay without information or appology.

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