Cheap flights from Johannesburg to San Francisco

JNB — SFO
Aug 17 — Aug 241
Return
1 adult
Economy
From?
To?
Wed 17/8
Wed 24/8

The best prices from Johannesburg to San Francisco are usually found in February or March, booked 53 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Tuesday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from Johannesburg to San Francisco (SFO)

All the information you need to plan the best ZA1 to SFO flight in 2022: compare Johannesburg to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.

JNB - SFO

Price

R654 - R1 273

SFO

Temperature

11 - 17 °C

SFO

Rainfall

0 - 112 mm

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 31% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 26% potential price drop
Round-trip fromR10 602From Johannesburg to San Francisco
One-way fromR8 997One-way flight from Johannesburg to San Francisco

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Johannesburg to San Francisco?

Thursday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Johannesburg to San Francisco. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to San Francisco.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 52 days in advance to save up to 26% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 52 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Johannesburg to San Francisco 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as R15 335, or R18 220 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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 337 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R9 499. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in July.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Johannesburg to San Francisco is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight at midday could potentially save you up to 7% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to San Francisco in August, September 2022

The best prices found for Johannesburg to SFO flights in August, September
Sep 7 - Nov 6
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

31h 25m
SFO

San Francisco

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

30h 10m
R15 140

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Sep 8 - Sep 11
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

26h 20m
SFO

San Francisco

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

31h 05m
R15 335

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Sep 6 - Nov 9
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

26h 20m
SFO

San Francisco

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

30h 00m
R15 692

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Johannesburg to San Francisco 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Johannesburg found for this year
Oct 13 - Dec 2
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

37h 49m
SFO

San Francisco

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

34h 06m
R14 654

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Oct 13 - Dec 2
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

36h 24m
SFO

San Francisco

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

27h 30m
R14 978

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Oct 13 - Dec 2
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

31h 25m
SFO

San Francisco

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

30h 10m
R15 124

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Cheap Qatar Airways flights from Johannesburg to San Francisco

Jan 23 - Feb 2
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

32h 50m
SFO

San Francisco

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

27h 30m
R13 957

Qatar Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Oct 14 - Dec 27
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

33h 00m
SFO

San Francisco

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

27h 30m
R16 875

Qatar Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/12/22

Oct 18 - Dec 26
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

33h 00m
SFO

San Francisco

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

27h 30m
R17 134

Qatar Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/12/22

Cheap British Airways flights from Johannesburg to San Francisco

Jan 23 - Feb 2
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

29h 53m
SFO

San Francisco

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

31h 05m
R15 627

British Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Sep 7 - Nov 6
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

30h 24m
SFO

San Francisco

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

27h 30m
R16 518

British Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Oct 17 - Dec 26
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

29h 20m
SFO

San Francisco

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

27h 30m
R16 615

British Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/12/22

Last-minute flights from Johannesburg to San Francisco

Late deals on return flights to San Francisco from Johannesburg, departing today and this week
Aug 18 - Sep 8
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

26h 30m
SFO

San Francisco

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

29h 30m
R26 212

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Aug 18 - Sep 15
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

26h 30m
SFO

San Francisco

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

28h 40m
R26 228

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Aug 20 - Sep 13
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

27h 55m
SFO

San Francisco

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

32h 05m
R26 455

British Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

One-way flights to San Francisco from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to San Francisco
Oct 9
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

37h 41m
R8 672

American Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Jan 17
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

32h 10m
R8 867

British Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Oct 5
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

27h 55m
R8 997

British Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/12/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Johannesburg to San Francisco flights.

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

San Francisco (SFO) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Johannesburg to San Francisco. You should not have trouble finding flights to San Francisco from Johannesburg; the airport handles an average of 0 inbound flights from Johannesburg per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 15 airlines have flights to the San Francisco airport from Johannesburg. It is only a 19,0 km journey from San Francisco (SFO) to San Francisco’s city centre.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Qatar Airways, British Airways, and Emirates flying from Johannesburg to San Francisco have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to San Francisco for under R14 000 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to San Francisco for under R14 000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R13 957, but on average you can expect to pay R15 432.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to San Francisco for under R26 300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than R26 300.

How popular is this Johannesburg to San Francisco flight route?

This flight path from Johannesburg to San Francisco was viewed by 1 604 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Johannesburg to San Francisco round-trip?

Currently priced at R13 957, Qatar Airways will fly you from Johannesburg to San Francisco and back. In addition to Qatar Airways, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from American Airlines and Turkish Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from R14 524 and R15 124, respectively. Users have found that Qatar Airways is 2% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as R8 672 on American Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include British Airways from R8 867 and Qatar Airways from R9 564 one-way.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Johannesburg to San Francisco?

When booking a flight from Johannesburg to San Francisco, you may want to consider flying on American Airlines, Air Canada or Air France as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to San Francisco?

While on average a flight from Johannesburg to San Francisco is generally R32 423, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is R14 312. When looking at the most popular route, (Johannesburg OR Tambo - San Francisco), you can expect to pay R15 124 for that flight.

Other flights to San Francisco

Alternative routes for Johannesburg to San Francisco

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.
Cape Town to Los Angelesfrom R12 068 pp
Durban to San Franciscofrom R13 487 pp
Cape Town to Santa Anafrom R17 646 pp
Durban to San Josefrom R19 100 pp
Cape Town to San Diegofrom R20 157 pp

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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Qatar AirwaysCheapestR9 428AverageR11 647FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time68%COVID-19 safety
Search Qatar Airways flights
EmiratesCheapestR10 977AverageR17 946FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
Search Emirates flights
Virgin AtlanticCheapestR11 594AverageR12 183FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time72%COVID-19 safety
Search Virgin Atlantic flights
British AirwaysCheapestR12 643AverageR14 691FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time70%COVID-19 safety
Search British Airways flights
Turkish AirlinesCheapestR12 828AverageR14 349FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%COVID-19 safety
Search Turkish Airlines flights
DeltaCheapestR13 080AverageR18 783FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
Search Delta flights
KLMCheapestR14 934AverageR18 093FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
Search KLM flights
SWISSCheapestR16 133AverageR18 225FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time79%COVID-19 safety
Search SWISS flights
United AirlinesCheapestR16 402AverageR16 881FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
Search United Airlines flights
Cathay PacificCheapestR16 986AverageR19 380FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time72%COVID-19 safety
Search Cathay Pacific flights