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Flights depart from South Africa
Flight price R13637
Airlines Delta, Emirates, KLM

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Looking for cheap airfare to San Francisco? 25% of our users found return tickets to San Francisco for the following prices or less: From Cape Town Intl R14072, from Johannesburg OR Tambo R14404
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What is the cheapest flight to San Francisco?

The cheapest airline ticket to San Francisco from South Africa in the last 72 hours was R13637 return on the route Johannesburg to San Francisco. The most popular route is Cape Town to San Francisco and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was R17420 return.

How far is San Francisco airport from central San Francisco?

San Francisco Airport is 19 kilometres from the centre of San Francisco. View on map.

What is the name of San Francisco’s airport?

San Francisco is served by San Francisco Airport, also commonly referred to as San Francisco, San Francisco Intl. The airport code is SFO.

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(Return)
Airports
Origin
Cape Town
R15651
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R15651
Johannesburg
R13637
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R13637
Destination
San Francisco
R13637
only
R13637
Fri, Aug 30
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SFO
San Francisco
26h 19m
Sun, Sep 8
SFO
San Francisco
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22h 40m
R13637
Trip: 10 days
7,9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,9 Good
Based on 24 794 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,7
Food
7,5
ATL
ILM
Excellent 8,6

Cons: No wifi

JFK
SFO
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Service by crew. I was flying economy but it was par to business class.

MEX
LAX
Good 6,6

Pros: The entertainment system was good and they had free text messaging through the plane’s wifi network.

Cons: The plane stank. I was 3/4 in the back of the plane and there was a strong pee odor.

MSP
BOS
Good 7,3

Pros: individual TVs

Cons: it would be great if you could not use all those one-use plastic cups. waste is a real issue in the US and the solution is using re-usable items like washable cups. Unboarding was a nightmare and it started to get really hot waiting to get off.

DTW
MSP
Excellent 10,0

Pros: It was quick

Cons: The head sets cost $2 There wasn’t food served It was very cramped.

Fri, Oct 4
CPT
Cape Town Intl
SFO
San Francisco
33h 55m
Mon, Oct 14
SFO
San Francisco
CPT
Cape Town Intl
39h 00m
R15651
Trip: 11 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 13 972 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
DXB
EDI
Excellent 8,3

Cons: The bread buns were cold. Better if they were served hot

PER
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The crew were attentive and friendly.

DXB
EDI
Excellent 9,0

Cons: Emirates are a quality airline unlike BA and KLM.

LHR
DXB
OK 5,6

Cons: Improve cabin comfortable

DXB
JFK
OK 5,6

Pros: The crew was forgetful and would always pass by me when it was time to serve

Cons: I don't know, maybe it I took another carrier

Sun, Sep 1
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SFO
San Francisco
45h 35m
Tue, Sep 10
SFO
San Francisco
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22h 25m
R15737
Trip: 10 days
7,7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,7 Good
Based on 3 101 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
7,9
Comfort
7,6
Crew
8,4
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
BLL
AMS
Good 6,8

Pros: It was all fine

Cons: Really was unsure of why I had to purchase a ticket as I was able to pick my own on the way to Billund

AMS
EDI
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Good beverage service.

Cons: Over an hour delayj for departure.

BRS
AMS
Good 6,6

Cons: Late departure. Rush to connect.

AMS
DMM
Good 7,6

Cons: Entertainment

NBO
AMS
Good 6,6

Pros: The crew was great but the seat wasn't as comfortable and didn't have much leg room.

Fri, Oct 4
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SFO
San Francisco
26h 24m
Mon, Oct 14
SFO
San Francisco
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
26h 35m
R13637
Trip: 11 days
7,9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,9 Good
Based on 24 794 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,7
Food
7,5
AMS
JFK
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: Seat was uncomfortable and hard as a rock, confined and tight.

Cons: a new plane with more space and bigger seats, better service at T4 at arrivals, that place is a zoo

ATL
ECP
Excellent 9,0

Pros: Quick flight

Cons: I wish there was a way to access the delta movies in small planes that don’t have seat back entertainment

IAH
ATL
Excellent 9,2

Pros: New plane, video in every seat

Cons: Organizing boarding better. Confusion in rules.

SLC
SAN
Excellent 8,0

Cons: There was a lot of turbulence and people screaming in fear, it always makes me feel better when the crew says something reassuring to make people less anxious.

MEX
JFK
OK 4,3

Pros: The crew was extremely rude. They did not come to collect trash and so all passengers were left holding their coffee/ tea: beverages during bumpy landing.

Cons: Attendants were rude. I didnt understand why. Also, I purchased a window seat but there was no window in my row. I spent the majority of the flight feeling ill.

Sat, Jun 1
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SFO
San Francisco
27h 50m
Thu, Jun 6
SFO
San Francisco
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
27h 45m
R16183
Trip: 6 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 13 972 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
GIG
EZE
Excellent 9,0

Pros: Not really Seat cushion hard .

Cons: Boarding disorganised..little management of the process

DXB
ISB
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Good crew, comfy seats and good food and entertaning

Cons: The boarding was terrible -lots of pushing and shoving

CAI
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: all is good

Cons: n/a

IST
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Great airline, great staff.

DXB
ORD
OK 4,3

Pros: Entertainment was exhaustive and entertaining

Cons: Service was very poor. They missed servicing drinks when I was watching movie. Didn’t ask me. There was NO air freshener sprayed in this long flight. Overall service was very poor especially on my side of service at 32F.

Fri, May 31
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SFO
San Francisco
27h 50m
Sat, Jun 15
SFO
San Francisco
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
27h 45m
R16413
Trip: 16 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 13 972 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
LHR
DXB
OK 5,6

Cons: Improve cabin comfortable

DXB
BRU
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Great crew, good legroom and comfortable seat

BKK
SYD
Mediocre 3,3

Cons: Stuff not helpful, rude and not helping at all despite us being with a baby

TUN
DXB
Good 7,6

Pros: ICE program and WiFi made the trip comfortable.

Cons: Depending on the plane, you may not get comfortable seats and have difficulty using the touchscreen. The cabin crew is a bit slow in responding to requests and show attitude.

DXB
LOS
Good 7,6

Pros: The comfort, crew and entertainment.

Cons: The boarding.

Fri, Jul 5
CPT
Cape Town Intl
SFO
San Francisco
28h 40m
Sat, Jul 27
SFO
San Francisco
CPT
Cape Town Intl
39h 00m
R17420
Trip: 23 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 13 972 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
DXB
LOS
Good 7,6

Pros: The comfort, crew and entertainment.

Cons: The boarding.

KUL
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Flew airbus 380 all the way and it was super comfortable!

IAH
DXB
Excellent 9,0

Pros: Today amazingly the service was too good, the hostesses were coming forward and asking if we needed something and making the journey comfortable.

Cons: Was nicr

JFK
MXP
Mediocre 2,6

Cons: In

CPT
DXB
Good 6,3

Pros: Since not enough room in "What could have been better". For as long as my second flight was, from Dubai to Boston, the seats in coach were criminal!!! Way to narrow, especially if sitting next to a large person. Not nearly enough distance to seat in front of you, can't even bend over to reach some-

Cons: thing on the floor. The seats do NOT recline enough to be able to relax & get shuteye. It would have been really nice to have a footrest of some type, even busses have those! I am a small person, 5'1'' and 110 lb. Consider not having such a huge gap between 1st class and economy. Way over crowded.

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