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Fares from $264 One Way, $440 Round Trip from Frankfurt to San Francisco

Prices starting at $440 for return flights and $264 for one-way flights to San Francisco were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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More About Flying To San Francisco from Frankfurt

Flights from Frankfurt to San Francisco - Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there are two airlines that offer nonstop flights from Frankfurt Airport (FRA-Frankfurt Intl.) to San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.). Track down an amazing fare and take to the skies with Lufthansa or United Airlines.

What is the shortest flight from Frankfurt to San Francisco?

It takes a long time to fly between Frankfurt and San Francisco — in fact, 11 hours and 15 minutes at least. But your time in your seat doesn't need to be difficult. Be prepared and pack the essentials like toiletries and an eye mask.

What airlines fly from Frankfurt to San Francisco most frequently?

Lufthansa (LH) is one of the airlines with the most flights from Frankfurt Airport (FRA-Frankfurt Intl.) to San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.). It offers 30 flights on this route every month. Escaping on vacation is one of life's greatest pleasures, and this carrier will get you where you need to go. If you can't find the right flight for you there, take a look at the airfares with United Airlines (UA). This carrier is a fantastic alternative and offers 30 flights between Frankfurt and San Francisco every month.

Route Information for Flights from Frankfurt to San Francisco

Origin Airport IATA CodeFRA
Destination Airport IATA CodeSJC
Distance5684 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAir Canada, Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, United Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival11:25PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival11:25PM UTC

Flights Review

May 16, 2018

The ventilation on the long segment from Frankfurt to San Jose was very poor. The flight was warm and we felt stuffy at times. The smell of the food can bother those with sensitive noses.

Traveling from Frankfurt to San Francisco

Getting to Frankfurt's Airport

Located approximately 12 miles from downtown at Hugo Eckener Ring in Frankfurt, Germany, the Rhein-Main-Flughafen is a major international airport with connections to over 110 countries. Using Orbitz.com, travelers can find cheap flights from Frankfurt available through most major domestic and international airlines. The popular carrier, Lufthansa, makes their home here, and shares Terminal 1 with Star Alliance and their affiliates. Terminal 2 is served by Oneworld and SkyTeam partners, including Delta Air Lines, British Airways, Air France and Qantas Airways.

Parking at Flughafen

With help from Orbitz.com, the best deals on parking and transportation can be found at Flughafen. Parking directly at the terminals costs from €2.50 for 30 minutes to €25.00 for a full day. Pull in, park and pay at the end of your stay. Discount holiday parking with a free shuttle to the terminals costs approximately €64.00 each week. Specialty business rates for secure, extra-wide slots and car maintenance can be discussed with the airport on an individual basis.

Transportation to and From Frankfurt's Airport

A number of car rental companies service Flughafen, including Alamo, Avis, Budget and Europcar. Travelers can use Orbitz.com to search for the best car rental prices. Airlines and hotels regularly offer free shuttles to and from the airport to various locations around the city. Taxi, bus and rail service can be purchased, as well, ranging from an economical city pass to more expensive single rides.

Restaurants Near Flughafen

Both terminals have their own restaurants where passengers can grab a bite to eat. From low-cost options like Burger King and Asia Snack Box to more traditional dining like Cotidiano and Chillers, visitors to Franfurt can get their first taste of the city before they even pick up their bags. Along with finding cheap flights from Frankfurt, Orbitz.com can help travelers discover the best places to eat near the airport.

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.

^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.