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Johannesburg (JNB) to San Francisco (SFO)

All the information you need to plan the best JNB to SFO flight in 2021: compare Johannesburg to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.
JNB - SFO
Price
R13 290 - R16 455
SFO
Temperature
15 - 25 °C
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 120 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 10% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 10% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R13 290

From Johannesburg to San Francisco

One-way from

R8 764

One-way flight from Johannesburg to San Francisco

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Johannesburg to San Francisco?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Sunday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Johannesburg to San Francisco?

To save on the cost of your flight from Johannesburg to San Francisco, book at least 20 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 5% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from R14 751 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as R15 452.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Johannesburg to San Francisco?

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to San Francisco from Johannesburg. Users have commonly found prices around R14 753 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R11 786. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to San Francisco (JNB - SFO)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Johannesburg to San Francisco at midday. Doing so could potentially save you 7% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to San Francisco in June, July 2021

The best prices found for JNB to SFO flights in June, July
3 Jul - 15 Jul
R11 672pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
2 Jul - 15 Jul
R11 829pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
2 Jul - 12 Jul
R11 972pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Johannesburg to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Johannesburg found for this year
3 Jul - 15 Jul
R11 672pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
2 Jul - 15 Jul
R11 829pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
2 Jul - 12 Jul
R11 972pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last-minute flights from Johannesburg to San Francisco

Late deals on return flights to San Francisco from Johannesburg, departing today and this week
1 Jul - 10 Jul
R15 595pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Air France
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1 Jul - 10 Jul
R15 681pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Air France
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1 Jul - 10 Jul
R22 641pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to San Francisco from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to San Francisco
9:50 - 9:35
Qatar Airways
1 stop
32h 45m
JNB - SFO
Qatar Airways
R8 765
travelstart.co.za
15:25 - 11:50
SWISS
1 stop
29h 25m
JNB - SFO
SWISS
R9 825
swiss
15:00 - 11:50
Lufthansa
1 stop
29h 50m
JNB - SFO
Lufthansa
R10 397
Lufthansa

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Flight FAQs

From Johannesburg to San Francisco

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to San Francisco for under R12 889 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to San Francisco for under R12 889. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Turkish Airlines for just R11 672, but on average you can expect to pay R12 903.

Which airlines flying from Johannesburg OR Tambo to San Francisco have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, and United Airlines flying from Johannesburg OR Tambo to San Francisco have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Are there direct flights from Johannesburg to San Francisco for under R11 457 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Johannesburg to San Francisco, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to San Francisco for under R15 753?

There are currently 5+ open flights from Johannesburg to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than R15 753.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo to San Francisco have been viewed 1 604 times in the past calendar month.

Does it rain more in Johannesburg or San Francisco?

When travelling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Johannesburg is roughly similar to San Francisco. You can assume this to be the case over the next 3 days.

Is Johannesburg weather warmer or cooler than San Francisco?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 26 °C range in January. The weather in San Francisco is generally colder than Johannesburg's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long does is the flight from Johannesburg to San Francisco?

For as low as R12 073, American Airlines can have you in San Francisco from Johannesburg in 25h 40m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Johannesburg to San Francisco return?

Turkish Airlines, at R11 672, was found to be the cheapest airline from Johannesburg to San Francisco.Alternate airlines flying return to your destination include British Airways and American Airlines. These flights start at 20% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Johannesburg to San Francisco one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Qatar Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R8 765. Users have also found prices from R9 825 and R10 068 on Qatar Airways and SWISS, respectively.

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Johannesburg to San Francisco.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = $0,07
Average temperature for June in San Francisco
23.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in San Francisco
1.0 mm

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Top 10 airlines flying from Johannesburg to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Johannesburg to San Francisco choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Turkish Airlines
R835 R913 No cancel fee 77%
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Virgin Atlantic
R772 R969 No cancel fee 72%
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Air France
R897 R1 025 No cancel fee 77%
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British Airways
R872 R1 051 No cancel fee 70%
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Emirates
R899 R1 064 No cancel fee 75%
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KLM
R930 R1 163 No cancel fee 75%
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Cathay Pacific
R1 048 R1 196 No cancel fee 72%
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United Airlines
R1 022 R1 205 No cancel fee 69%
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Delta
R768 R1 210 No cancel fee N/A
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Lufthansa
R1 065 R1 282 No cancel fee 76%
Search Lufthansa flights
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