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Flights to San Francisco in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 5% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceR14 290Average for round-trip flights in October 2021
Round-trip fromR10 588From Johannesburg to San Francisco
One-way fromR148One-way flight from Johannesburg to San Francisco (SFO)

Cheap flights to San Francisco in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SFO flights for October, November
10 Nov - 21 Nov
R11 625pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
British Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22 Nov - 12 Jan
R12 069pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
10 Nov - 24 Nov
R12 143pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco found for this year
10 Nov - 21 Nov
R11 625pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
British Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
3 Dec - 3 Jan
R12 039pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22 Nov - 14 Jan
R12 069pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to San Francisco from USA right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to San Francisco within the United States

Most visitors from USA will not be allowed to enter San Francisco.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from USA must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from USA are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

Can I fly back to USA from San Francisco?

Returning to USA from San Francisco

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to USA.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering USA.

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Cheapest prices for San Francisco flights by month

The cheapest ticket to San Francisco found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
R14 690
February
R13 727
March
R15 549
April
R15 090
May
R14 290
June
R15 934
July
R16 423
August
R16 201
September
R15 342
October
R14 083
November
R14 349
December
R16 467
Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to San Francisco. Flying to San Francisco in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to San Francisco Airport?

Average San Francisco flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
ZA1 - SFO
Price
R13 729 - R18 596
SFO
Temperature
15 - 25 °C
SFO
Precipitation
0 - 120 mm
The best time to fly to San Francisco is during June, but great deals can be found at other times. September sees the temperatures in San Francisco peak to their warmest. December tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to San Francisco?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to San Francisco, you should look to book at least 20 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to San Francisco?

At the moment, Monday is the most economical day to take a flight to San Francisco. Friday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to San Francisco?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting San Francisco. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the afternoon as these tend to have higher demand.

San Francisco sits on a peninsula, surrounded by San Francisco Bay on the east side and the Pacific Ocean on the west, a compact city composed of several distinct neighbourhoods. Millions of travellers take cheap flights to San Francisco each year to see its iconic landmarks – the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Haight-Ashbury, Alcatraz – ride a cable car along California Street or saunter through the colourful Chinatowns (there are two).

North Beach is one of San Francisco’s best-loved neighbourhoods. Famous for its cafe culture, it has everything that has made the city famous – cable cars, corkscrew-like streets and bohemian bars.

Pacific Heights boasts those elegant mansions and Nob Hill and Russian Hill are ritzy. The Castro is renowned worldwide as a gay hotspot. Chinatown is a riot of colours, sights, sounds and mouthwatering food.

Haight-Ashbury may no longer be the hippie culture capital, but it has kept its laidback vibe even if its stores are more high-end than tie-dyed.

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San Francisco climate

San Francisco has a Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters, but, as it’s surrounded by water on three sides, it’s cooler than you’d expect a Californian city to be. Average summer temps are 21 degrees Celsius and the winter temps hover about the 15-degree mark. March-May is spring; June through August summer; September to November autumn (San Francisco gets a wonderful late burst of sun) and December to February is winter when most rain falls.

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When is the best time to fly to San Francisco?

Peak Season: 

Most travellers jet in on their cheap flights to San Francisco during the summer months. Summer days can be chilly and foggy however. Thank the city’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean for the fog. 

Off Season: 

December to February is the “rainy season” when you can expect light rain showers, torrential downpours and everything in between. 

Shoulder Season: 

April, September-November. are shoulder season months.

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Getting around San Francisco

San Francisco has its share of hills, but the best way to see it is to walk it.

Driving around San Francisco can be a frustrating business and parking spaces seem to be in extremely high demand too. Public transport is fantastic. San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) extends across most of the tourist areas. BART is the regional metro and Caltrain offers fast commuter rail service.

The historic street cars and cable cars are a tourist must-do. Cable cars go to the most popular tourist destinations. The city bus system (Muni) is comprehensive but avoid rush-hours when the buses are packed.

If you’re bound for Fisherman’s Wharf, the Ferry Building or Union Square, take the “F” Line Trolley. It runs on Market Street and The Embarcadero from the Castro district to Fisherman’s Wharf.

Renting a bike is a wonderful way to see San Francisco. Bike rentals start about $20 per day.

 

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What airport do you fly into for flights to San Francisco?

Most people fly into San Francisco (SFO) if they book a flight to San Francisco. San Francisco is conveniently located just 19,0 km from San Francisco’s city centre.

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