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Fares from $313 One Way, $654 Round Trip from Helsinki to San Francisco

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Route Information for Flights from Helsinki to San Francisco

Origin Airport IATA CodeHEL
Destination Airport IATA CodeSJC
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Fly from Helsinki to San Francisco

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

Finding flights from Helsinki shouldn't be a hassle. When you book with Orbitz.com, you can rest assured that you get the best price on your flight. Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, also known as Helsinki Airport, is the primary airport in the city. It is located just over 10 miles from downtown, so you can get there in 20 to 30 minutes when traffic cooperates. Air Berlin, Blue 1, and Finnair are a few of the companies that handle flights from the airport, and several charter companies operate private flights as well.

Parking at the Airport

Helsinki Airport has several secure indoor parking garages. You will pay around $50 to park your car for one week, and if your vacation goes longer, the lot will charge only $10-20 more for an additional week of parking. The AirPort Bus offers free transportation from the lots to the terminals.

Cabs and Buses

When you need to reduce your travel costs, consider using a cab. Cabs cost less than $20, and you can arrange for the driver to pick you up anywhere in Helsinki or the surrounding area. Public buses are also available for $5 or less. The bus makes regular stops at the airport and lets you off a few feet from the entrance. Five rental car companies serve travelers at Helsinki Airport too, and Orbitz.com can help you arrange for a car when you book your flight.

Enjoy a Meal

Twenty different restaurants and eateries operate within the Helsinki Airport. Starbucks, My City Helsinki, Jungle Juice Bar, and Cafe Picnic provide both quick meals and places to sit down and enjoy your meal. Café Picnic and Coffee Spoon are open 24 hours daily, so coffee and freshly baked goods are available at any time.. If you are ready to book your trip or need to find cheap flights from Helsinki, check out the great deals that Orbitz.com has to offer travelers.

San Francisco International Airport

The San Francisco International Airport is located on South Spruce Avenue, approximately 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco. Because the airport is one of the world's busiest airports, it houses numerous airline hubs. Air Berlin, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, US Airways, Asiana Airways and numerous other airlines offer flights to San Francisco. If you're traveling on a strict budget, you can find bargain prices on tickets by booking your flight through Orbitz.com.

Transportation From the Airport

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system runs from the San Francisco International Airport to downtown San Francisco, and tickets cost approximately $7. SamTrans Public Bus Services also runs between the airport and downtown. Bus stops are located at the baggage claim in Terminals 2 and 3, and at Courtyard A in the International Terminal. You can also use Orbitz.com to rent a car for the duration of your trip. The airport offers a free shuttle service to take passengers from the airport terminal to the rental car center.

Weather in San Francisco

San Francisco has temperatures that range from 46 to 69 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. The off-peak travel season runs from the beginning of December to the end of February. It rains more frequently during this time, but the temperature is still warm enough to tolerate the rain. If you book your trip through Orbitz.com during the off-peak travel season, you'll save money on your airline tickets.

Highlights and Attractions

Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower and Alcatraz are some major attractions in the San Francisco area. Orbitz.com does more than find you flights to San Francisco. The website has the information you need to plan your entire itinerary. You can purchase tickets to major attractions or make reservations to take a guided city tour.

Flights from Helsinki to San Francisco - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Helsinki to San Francisco?

Unfortunately, no. You'll have to swap planes if you want to fly from Helsinki (HEL-Vantaa) to San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.). Several carriers operate on this route with only one stopover, including Lufthansa, United Airlines and British Airways.

What is the shortest flight from Helsinki to San Francisco?

With the quickest flight time from Helsinki (HEL-Vantaa) to San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) being 11 hours and 50 minutes, you'll want to have some in-flight survival tricks in your repertoire. Earplugs, a neck pillow and an eye-mask should be among the basics that go into your carry-on bag.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to San Francisco?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to San Francisco have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to San Francisco with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to San Francisco without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.