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How to find the cheapest flight from
South Island (CHC) to San Francisco (SFO)

CHC - SFO
Price
$1,170 - $1,541
SFO
Temperature
15 - 25 °C
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 120 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 12% potential price drop

Average price

$1,397

Average for round-trip flights in January 2021

Round-trip from

$1,170

From South Island to San Francisco

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from South Island to San Francisco?

Flights from South Island to San Francisco are generally found to be more expensive on Thursday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to San Francisco.

How far in advance should I book a flight from South Island to San Francisco?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 14 days in advance to save up to 2% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 14 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from South Island to San Francisco 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,220, or $1,270 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from South Island to San Francisco?

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to San Francisco from South Island. Prices for August average $1,265 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $837. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of January. Opting for a August flight can save you 17% on your journey compared to booking in August

When is the cheapest time to fly from South Island to San Francisco (CHC - SFO)?

When flying from South Island to San Francisco, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight at midday, which can drop the price by up to 34% versus a flight in the afternoon.

South Island to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from South Island found for this year
15 May - 17 May
$1,502pp
CHC
Christchurch
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
13 Dec - 31 Dec
$1,558pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Air New Zealand
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
13 Dec - 31 Dec
$1,560pp
CHC
Christchurch
Air New Zealand
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about South Island to San Francisco flights.

Flight FAQs

From South Island to San Francisco

Can I find flights from South Island to San Francisco for under $1,530 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Island to San Francisco for under $1,530. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $1,502, but on average you can expect to pay $3,326.

Which airlines flying from Christchurch to San Francisco have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways, and Qantas Airways flying from Christchurch to San Francisco have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Are there direct flights from South Island to San Francisco for under $1,530 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from South Island to San Francisco, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Christchurch to San Francisco was viewed by 270 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in Christchurch or San Francisco?

In Christchurch, there will be less rainfall in Christchurch compared to San Francisco over the next 6 days.

Is Christchurch weather warmer or cooler than San Francisco?

With an average temperature of 25 °C, peak weather can be found in September. As a traveller, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in San Francisco are hotter than in Christchurch.

How long does is the flight from South Island to San Francisco?

Air New Zealand, United Airlines, and Singapore Airlines can get you from South Island to San Francisco in just under 16h 40m. Your travel time can differ by up to 12h 45m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from South Island to San Francisco return?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from South Island to San Francisco from $1,503 return. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Air New Zealand, from $2,734, and Singapore Airlines, from $4,284.

Alternative routes for South Island to San Francisco

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from South Island to San Francisco
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.72
Average temperature for January in San Francisco
15.0 °C
Avg rainfall for January in San Francisco
56.0 mm

Airports servicing Christchurch

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 4 airlines flying from South Island to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from South Island to San Francisco choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Fiji Airways
$641 $757 No cancel fee 74%
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Qantas Airways
$681 $907 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$675 $1,084 No cancel fee 78%
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United Airlines
$582 $1,215 No cancel fee 69%
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