San Francisco Airport (SFO)
Flights from Australia to San Francisco will disembark at San Francisco International Airport.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is situated south of the city. The airport opened in 1927 and was awarded Best International Airport in 2008 by Skytrax.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to San Francisco International Airport. Book your San Francisco Airport accommodation.
Getting to San Francisco
There are many airlines that offer flights to San Francisco from Australia. Direct flights from Sydney take around 13 hours and 30 minutes. Flights from Melbourne via Auckland or Los Angeles take between 19 and 24 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Perth via Sydney take between 19 and 20 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Brisbane via Honolulu or Los Angeles take between 19 and 22 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to San Francisco
Airlines that offer cheap flights to San Francisco from Australia include:
For more on San Francisco holidays check out our San Francisco travel guide or view our range of San Francisco holiday packages that include flights, accommodation and often other extras like tours or car hire.
Known for its liberal, relaxed attitude, San Francisco offers many iconic attractions that demand attention. Spanning the golden gates, the Golden Gate Bridge is immediately recognisable, the historic cable cars effortlessly traverse the steep incline and Alcatraz, an island prison is worthy of exploration. Lombard Street has been immortalised in many television programs and films owing to its incredible steepness and eight hairpin turns. Bordering the Alamo Square Park are the Painted Ladies, a row of Victorian houses painted to perfection.
The city boasts a great variety of San Francisco accommodation located within a range of unique neighbourhoods. On Fisherman's Wharf, admire the sea lions as they bask in sun, play mah-jong in Chinatown or check out the Castro, the centre of the city's gay and lesbian community. Wander San Francisco's commercial centre, Union Square or unlock the city's best kept secrets on a San Francisco tour.
Museum enthusiasts will appreciate the contemporary art works at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and enjoy wandering through the European antiquities in the Palace of the Legion of Honor. Kids will love learning about the world around us at the Morrison Planetarium and marvel at the marine wonders that call the Steinhart Aquarium home. You can explore these sights and more with our cheap flights to San Francisco.