Cheap flights from San Francisco to South Africa

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The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak may impact travel from San Francisco to South Africa.
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Flight information for San Francisco to South Africa

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from San Francisco to South Africa
Best Price Found$806The best flight deal from San Francisco to South Africa found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $806
Fastest flight time25h 35mThe fastest flight from San Francisco to South Africa takes 25h 35m
Direct flightsNoneThere are no direct flights from San Francisco to South Africa. Popular non-direct routes for this connection are San Francisco Airport - Cape Town Intl Airport, San Francisco Airport - Sun City Pilansberg Airport and San Francisco Airport - Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport.

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from San Francisco to South Africa

Look no further. We've gone through all the searches for this route on momondo so you have the important information and insights to find the cheapest flight ticket for your trip

What is the cheapest airline that flies to South Africa from San Francisco?

Air France

Air France, American Airlines, and Brussels Airlines are the most popular carriers operating from San Francisco to South Africa

What is the cheapest San Francisco to South Africa flight route?

San Francisco - Johannesburg OR Tambo

Fly from San Francisco to Johannesburg OR Tambo for the best San Francisco - South Africa flight prices


Easily compare round-trip flights from San Francisco to South Africa

Below you can see the best fares for your round-trip flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from San Francisco to South Africa by changing tabs
Turkish Airlines
Nov 24
SFO1:15 pmSan Francisco
30h 55m
1 stop
JNB8:10 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
Dec 15
JNB2:20 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
25h 20m
1 stop
SFO3:40 pmSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Oct 30
SFO10:55 amSan Francisco
33h 30m
1 stop
JNB8:25 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
Nov 16
JNB2:40 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
44h 20m
2 stops
SFO11:00 amSan Francisco
Qatar Airways
Feb 2
SFO9:30 amSan Francisco
33h 10m
1 stop
JNB6:40 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
Feb 15
JNB8:40 amJohannesburg OR Tambo
32h 50m
1 stop
SFO5:30 pmSan Francisco
Kenya Airways
Feb 1
SFO4:00 pmSan Francisco
33h 20m
2 stops
JNB1:20 amJohannesburg OR Tambo
Feb 14
JNB8:15 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
45h 03m
2 stops
SFO5:18 pmSan Francisco
Emirates
Nov 30
SFO10:40 amSan Francisco
33h 15m
1 stop
JNB7:55 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
Dec 7
JNB1:50 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
27h 55m
1 stop
SFO5:45 pmSan Francisco
British Airways
Jan 19
SFO3:20 pmSan Francisco
35h 30m
2 stops
DUR2:50 amDurban King Shaka Intl
Jan 29
DUR10:00 amDurban King Shaka Intl
32h 55m
2 stops
SFO6:55 pmSan Francisco

Find the cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to South Africa

If you're looking for one-way flights from San Francisco to South Africa, view some of our deals below provided by British Airways, Ethiopian Air and SWISS
Turkish Airlines
Jan 5
SFO1:15 pmSan Francisco
30h 55m
1 stop
JNB8:10 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
Nov 12
SFO6:24 amSan Francisco
57h 41m
3 stops
JNB4:05 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
Nov 6
SFO1:10 pmSan Francisco
37h 25m
2 stops
CPT1:35 amCape Town Intl

Search last-minute flights to South Africa from San Francisco

Find and compare flight prices for your last-minute flight from San Francisco to South Africa
Turkish Airlines
Oct 25
SFO2:20 pmSan Francisco
32h 00m
1 stop
CPT10:20 pmCape Town Intl
Nov 1
CPT2:10 pmCape Town Intl
32h 25m
1 stop
SFO10:35 pmSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Oct 30
SFO10:55 amSan Francisco
33h 30m
1 stop
JNB8:25 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
Nov 16
JNB2:40 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
44h 20m
2 stops
SFO11:00 amSan Francisco
Qatar Airways
Oct 29
SFO12:00 pmSan Francisco
26h 55m
1 stop
JNB2:55 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
Nov 16
JNB8:40 amJohannesburg OR Tambo
32h 50m
1 stop
SFO5:30 pmSan Francisco
SWISS
Oct 30
SFO5:05 pmSan Francisco
28h 05m
1 stop
JNB9:10 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
Nov 17
JNB3:25 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
29h 25m
1 stop
SFO8:50 pmSan Francisco
United Airlines
Oct 29
SFO8:20 pmSan Francisco
33h 00m
2 stops
JNB5:20 amJohannesburg OR Tambo
Nov 17
JNB5:00 pmJohannesburg OR Tambo
23h 52m
1 stop
SFO4:52 pmSan Francisco
Lufthansa
Oct 25
SFO12:46 pmSan Francisco
56h 14m
2 stops
CPT9:00 pmCape Town Intl
Nov 1
CPT2:20 pmCape Town Intl
38h 07m
2 stops
SFO4:27 amSan Francisco

Best airlines flying from San Francisco to South Africa

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from San Francisco to South Africa with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
Air France
PriceFrom $647
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.8
7.9

Boarding

7.8

Comfort

8.3

Crew

7.2

Entertainment

7.8

Food

Reviews

Poor communication from boarding staff, airport staff not a clue. Communication on board was un decipherable and airline lost baggage.

1 / 9
SWISS
PriceFrom $696
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.5
8.7

Boarding

8.6

Comfort

8.9

Crew

8.0

Entertainment

8.4

Food

Reviews

Great flight

1 / 10
American Airlines
PriceFrom $700
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.2
7.4

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Flight attendant for first class is definitely not a morning person. Oh and the WiFi DID NOT WORK!

1 / 10
Lufthansa
PriceFrom $716
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.4
7.6

Boarding

7.5

Comfort

8.0

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

7.2

Food

Reviews

My luggage got delayed, trying to reach out the airline and no updates for me where my luggage is and when it will be delivered to me.

1 / 10
British Airways
PriceFrom $786
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.0
7.3

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

7.4

Crew

6.6

Entertainment

6.5

Food

Reviews

Delayed and heavy.

1 / 10
Turkish Airlines
PriceFrom $797
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.1
8.0

Boarding

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Crew

7.9

Entertainment

8.0

Food

Reviews

Pros: nothing.

Cons: everything.

1 / 10
Air Canada
PriceFrom $801
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.5
7.8

Boarding

7.3

Comfort

8.1

Crew

7.3

Entertainment

5.9

Food

Reviews

The food selection has been better in the past but due to Covid it is understandable. This particular flight did not have any entertainment and the Air Canada App did not work to access movies.

1 / 10
Delta
PriceFrom $817
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.2
8.2

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.3

Crew

8.1

Entertainment

8.0

Food

Reviews

Great

1 / 10
KLM
PriceFrom $827
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.9
8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.4

Crew

7.3

Entertainment

7.4

Food

Reviews

Great flight Will go again!

1 / 10
United Airlines
PriceFrom $845
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.9
7.3

Boarding

6.7

Comfort

7.5

Crew

6.7

Entertainment

6.2

Food

Reviews

Not because the flight is going to Africa we can’t get better service on board

1 / 10

  • Are airlines flying from San Francisco to South Africa offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

    Some of our partner airlines flying from San Francisco to South Africa are adopting new policies due to the global impact of COVID-19. Some of the airlines that may be waiving their cancellation fees are Lufthansa, Delta, and British Airways. You can search for the full list of airlines like Lufthansa that are offering this flexibility.


Can I fly to South Africa from San Francisco right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to South Africa

Most visitors from San Francisco need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter South Africa.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Can I fly back to San Francisco from South Africa?

Returning to San Francisco from South Africa

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

If you are planning to travel to South Africa at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to South Africa

Compare alternative flights to and from nearby airports and cities to discover the best prices and most convenient flight times
Los Angeles to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time31h 40m
Cheapest price$786
San Francisco to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time26h 04m
Cheapest price$835
Oakland, California to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time26h 25m
Cheapest price$885
Santa Ana to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time27h 35m
Cheapest price$890
San Diego to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time36h 30m
Cheapest price$930
San Jose to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time30h 53m
Cheapest price$994

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