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Fares from $376 One Way, $871 Round Trip from San Francisco to Dakar

Prices starting at $871 for return flights and $376 for one-way flights to Dakar were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

More About Flying To Dakar from San Francisco

Route Information for Flights from San Francisco to Dakar

Origin Airport IATA CodeSJC
Destination Airport IATA CodeDKR
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Flying from San Francisco to Dakar

San Francisco International Airport Information

The San Francisco International Airport (Highway 101 near the junction of Highway 380) is the primary commercial passenger airport serving San Francisco and the surrounding areas. The airport hosts most international and domestic airlines offering cheap flights from San Francisco. You can also use Orbitz.com to book an alternate flight out of Oakland International Airport (1 Oakland Drive, Oakland) or San Jose International Airport (2065 Airport Boulevard, San Jose).

Parking at San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International's parking garages are a 10-minute walk or less from the gates, and there is free shuttle service from the long-term lots. Parking costs anywhere from $18 to $38 per day, depending on the option you choose. If you've used Orbitz.com to book your discount flights, you may have saved enough to justify spending the extra money to use the airport's valet parking service.

Ground Transportation Information

A taxi, limousine or shared-ride van to the airport will cost anywhere from $17 to $40. Factor in plenty of extra travel time for the 13-mile ride, as rush-hour traffic can be brutal. You can also use the public BART system or the SamTrans public bus service, both of which will cost you less than $10. Don't forget to use Orbitz.com before you leave to book a rental car in your destination city.

Restaurant Options at the Airport

The San Francisco airport has roughly 50 eateries where you can grab a coffee or have a light meal. Most of the restaurants and cafes are located within the terminals past the security checkpoint, but there are a few restaurants before you reach the security gates. Have a great flight to your final destination, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com the next time you're looking for cheap flights from San Francisco.

Dakar Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport Information

You will find cheap flights to Dakar by using Orbitz.com. Dakar Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport (DKR), located near Yoff Town and 10 miles to the northwest of Dakar, offers direct flights to 26 city destinations in the world. Among the airlines that fly to the airport are Air France, Lutfhansa, Iberia, Emirates, South African Airways and United Express.

Transportation from the Airport

You will find the taxi rank outside the arrivals hall, with the average cost for taxi services to downtown Dakar being 5,000 francs. The charges for cab services are negotiable, although they do not exceed 10,000 francs. If you prefer an alternative with a relatively low fare, use Bus Line 8 at a cost of 250 francs.

Dakar's Weather Information

Dakar experiences a semiarid climate, with a short rainy season and a long dry season. The rainy season stretches from June to September, with August registering an average of seven inches of rain. October, the hottest month, has an average high temperature of 83 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 72 degrees.

Popular Attractions in Dakar

Visit La Maison des Esclaves, which is a century-old building that was used as a processing spot for African slaves. Other sites that you should visit include the Sandaga, the IFAN Museum (African Arts Museum) and the Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine. The best time to visit Dakar is from November to February, as the weather is pleasantly warm. Use Orbitz.com to find cheap flights to Dakar.

Flights from San Francisco to Dakar - Frequently Asked Questions

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

Unfortunately, nonstop flights aren't an option from San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) to Dakar (DSS-Blaise Diagne Intl.). However, there are a number of carriers that operate on this route with only a single stopover, including Delta Air Lines, Air France and Turkish Airlines.

What is the shortest flight from San Francisco to Dakar?

Taking at least 13 hours and 12 minutes, the journey from San Francisco to Dakar is classed as a long-haul flight. Try to get some sleep on the plane to help ward off jet lag.

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

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 Dakar 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 Dakar with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Dakar 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.