Cheap flights from Brisbane to San Francisco

Flight information Brisbane to San Francisco International

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Average flight time, total distance 11390 kilometres

15h 49min

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San Francisco International

1 airport

Which airlines fly from Brisbane to San Francisco?

There are no direct flights to San Francisco, but many international airlines have flights with 1 or more stops along the route. The most popular are:

How do I save money on a flight to San Francisco?

One of the best ways to save money on your flights is to book in advance. Skyscanner Australia recommends that flights to San Francisco are booked 5 months in advance to save up to 10% on airfare. If you're flexible in your travel plans, you can also search for flights by the cheapest month.

Find out more about the best time to book flights from Australia.

Is there a time difference between Brisbane and San Francisco?

San Francisco is 17 hours behind Brisbane during Daylight Saving Time (mid-March to early November) and 18 hours behind the rest of the year.

What weather should you expect in San Francisco?

San Francisco's seasons are a little unusual, even for crossing the equator. The summer (June to August) tends to be cooler than the autumn (September to November) due to fog coming in from the ocean. November to January is the wettest period, but the rest of the year is mostly dry.

How expensive is San Francisco?

Dining out is more expensive in San Francisco than Brisbane, but there are plenty of budget-friendly options from fast food to ethnic takeaways.


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Departing from Brisbane

Brisbane Airport is the main airport serving Queensland and the 3rd busiest in Australia. It's located 12km from the city centre.

Flights to San Francisco depart from the International Terminal, which is housed in a separate building from the Domestic Terminal. A shuttle bus runs between the 2 terminals with a journey time of 10 minutes.

Departures are on the 3rd or 4th level of the terminal, depending on the airline you're flying with. While waiting for your departure, you can visit the shops, restaurants, lounges and other facilities and use the complimentary Wi-Fi.

Find out more about Brisbane Airport.

San Francisco arrivals

San Francisco International is the main airport serving the San Francisco Bay Area. Flights from Australia arrive at the International Terminal (Terminal 4).

The AirTrain connects all 4 airport terminals as well as rail and car rental services. While at the airport, passengers can withdraw and exchange US dollars, sample the food from some of the city's top restaurants and see the latest exhibits at the SFO Museum.

The airport is located 21km south of the city centre, which can be reached by BART rapid transit, Caltrain commuter rail, public bus or taxi.

Find out more about San Francisco Airport.

What ID do you need for this flight?

  • A valid passport with at least 1 blank page.

  • You need to have completed ESTA travel authorisation to enter the United States visa-free, or to have arranged another visa.

When should I arrive at the airport for my flight to San Francisco?

It's recommended that travellers to the United States check in 3 hours before their flight's departure, or as soon as the check-in counters open.

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Please note: all information is correct as of August, 2017.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.