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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.
ZA1 - SFO
Price
R13 842 - R17 138
SFO
Temperature
11 - 17 °C
SFO
Precipitation
0 - 112 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

€13 842

From Johannesburg to San Francisco

One-way from

R8 934

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?

Users have found that flying from Johannesburg to San Francisco on a Thursday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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 R15 363 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as R16 094.

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

Flights from Johannesburg to San Francisco lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Johannesburg to San Francisco in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at R12 276.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to San Francisco (ZA1 - 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 September, October 2021

The best prices found for JNB to SFO flights in September, October
24 Oct - 31 Oct
R12 037pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
24 Oct - 31 Oct
R12 112pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
British Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
7 Oct - 22 Oct
R12 276pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Johannesburg to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Johannesburg found for this year
21 Nov - 4 Dec
R11 560pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21 Nov - 6 Dec
R11 843pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
20 Nov - 4 Dec
R11 903pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to San Francisco from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to San Francisco
16:10 - 10:55
American Airlines
1 stop
27h 45m
JNB - SFO
American Airlines
R8 934
15:25 - 11:50
SWISS
1 stop
29h 25m
JNB - SFO
SWISS
R9 979
swiss
16:00 - 13:32
United Airlines
2 stops
30h 32m
JNB - SFO
United Airlines
R10 083
United

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Johannesburg</span> to <span class="emphasized">San Francisco</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Johannesburg to San Francisco

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 13 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 Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, and United Airlines flying from Johannesburg to San Francisco have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to San Francisco for under R11 000 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to San Francisco for under R11 000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Atlantic for just R10 903, but on average you can expect to pay R12 007.

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 return?

Currently priced at R10 903, Virgin Atlantic will fly you from Johannesburg to San Francisco and back. In addition to Virgin Atlantic, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from British Airways and Qatar Airways - these airlines can fly you to your destination from R11 560 and R12 276, respectively. Users have found that Virgin Atlantic is 29% 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 934 on American Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include British Airways from R8 949 and SWISS from R9 979 one-way.

What are the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to San Francisco?

While on average a flight from Johannesburg to San Francisco is generally R29 060, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is R11 226. When looking at the most popular route, (Johannesburg OR Tambo - San Francisco), you can expect to pay R10 903 for that flight.

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 Air Canada, Air France or Alitalia as they are the most popular for this route.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Francisco, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to San Francisco from Johannesburg?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Johannesburg to San Francisco

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

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

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

Do I need a test to fly back to Johannesburg from San Francisco?

Returning to Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg.

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

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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 September in San Francisco
25.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in San Francisco
3.0 mm

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Airports servicing San Francisco

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
Delta
R11 456 R18 055 No cancel fee N/A
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Virgin Atlantic
R11 517 R14 451 No cancel fee 72%
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Turkish Airlines
R12 461 R13 618 No cancel fee 77%
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British Airways
R13 010 R15 670 No cancel fee 70%
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Air France
R13 378 R15 294 No cancel fee 77%
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Emirates
R13 407 R15 864 No cancel fee 75%
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KLM
R13 877 R17 341 No cancel fee 75%
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United Airlines
R15 246 R17 968 No cancel fee 69%
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Cathay Pacific
R15 630 R17 832 No cancel fee 72%
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Lufthansa
R15 889 R19 118 No cancel fee 76%
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