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Fares from $4,328 One Way, $4,328 Round Trip from San Francisco to Sydney

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Route Information for Flights from San Francisco to Sydney

Origin Airport IATA CodeSJC
Destination Airport IATA CodeSYD
Distance7424 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAir New Zealand, Lufthansa, United Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival10:05PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival10:05PM UTC

From San Francisco to Sydney

San Francisco is a beautiful and innovative city, but you may want to travel and experience new cultures. You can travel to Sydney, Australia for outdoor adventures and high-class cultural experiences. When you travel from San Francisco to Sydney, check out to get great deals on air tickets and more.

San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International Airport, located off the Bayshore Freeway, is about 20 minutes from the city center. Some of the airlines that service this airport include Delta, Frontier and Air New Zealand. The easiest way to get to the airport is to either drive your own car or take the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train. BART is a convenient way to get to and from the airport, and the fare usually costs under $10, which makes it the most economical option.

If you drive your own car, the long-term parking lot at the airport costs $18 per day. Short-term parking is $36 a day, and the daily parking lot costs $28 per day. Once you're at the airport, you can grab a bite to eat at Burger King, Starbucks, Subway or any of the other great restaurants in the terminals.

Sydney: Natural Beauty and Sophisticated Culture

Sydney, located in New South Wales, is on the eastern coast of Australia. The bustling city life mixes well with the beach atmosphere and other natural wonders. No matter what your interests, you're sure to find something to love in Sydney.

Sydney Airport and Beyond

Sydney Airport, located on Airport Drive, is only about 20 minutes from the city center. The airport offers many passenger services, including a bank, a post office and even a massage therapist. To get from the airport to your final destination, you can rent a car, hire a taxi or take the bus. Taxis can be expensive, costing between $50 and $165, depending on your destination. The bus is the least expensive option, costing between $2.10 and $7.50 per trip. Renting a car will give you the most flexibility and will cost you around $40 per day.

Sydney experiences winter from June to August, with average temperatures ranging from 47 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit. Average temperatures in summer, from December to February, range between 64 and 79 degrees Fahrenheit. Sydney experiences steady rainfall throughout the year, so you should pack an umbrella no matter when you go. Once you're there, you can take in the sights and sounds of the ocean at Sydney Harbor or see a show at the Sydney Opera House. Those interested in relaxing in the sun can visit Bondi Beach. No matter your preferences, you'll find something worthwhile in Sydney.

San Francisco to Sydney

Go from one coastal city to another when you travel from San Francisco to Sydney. While in Sidney, you can cuddle a koala at the zoo or visit an art gallery. Whatever you do when you get there, be sure to book your trip on They help you find great rates on international and domestic flights.

Flights from San Francisco to Sydney - Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, you can jet from San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) to Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) with United Airlines, the only carrier with nonstop services on this route.

What is the shortest flight from San Francisco to Sydney?

It takes a while to fly from San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) to Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) — in fact, 14 hours and 55 minutes at least. But your time in your seat doesn't have to be an ordeal. Be prepared and come with the essentials like some toiletries and a blanket.

What airlines fly from San Francisco (and vicinity) to Sydney (and vicinity) most frequently?

The carriers that fly frequently between San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) and Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) include United Airlines (UA). This popular option operates 30 flights on the route each month. Alternatively, lock in a seat with Qantas (QF). You'll have 10 monthly flights between San Francisco (and vicinity) and Sydney (and vicinity) to select from with this company.

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

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 Sydney 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 Sydney with flexible change policies?

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