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Sunny California beckons and if you're not the kind of hit the Hollywood scene of Los Angeles, San Francisco has your name on it. It's an artsy city with highly lauded restaurants and historic rides such as the San Fran tram.
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Flights from Melbourne to San Francisco
Qantas, Virgin Australia, United Airlines and Air New Zealand are popular airlines that fly from San Francisco from Melbourne. Only Qantas offers direct flights with all other flights commonly stopping in Los Angeles. To give you an idea of cost, here's what the average Australian pays for a return flight between Melbourne and San Fran.
Flights from Sydney to San Francisco
Qantas, Virgin Australia, United Airlines and Delta are popular airlines that fly between Sydney and San Francisco. Qantas and United both offer non-stop flights. Here's a breakdown of what you can expect to pay for your journey.
Flights from Perth to San Francisco
Virgin Australia, Hawaiian Airlines, Air New Zealand, United Airlines and Qantas Airlines are popular carriers that fly between Perth and San Francisco. Unfortunately none offer direct flights. Qantas and United are your best options for a short flight with one-stop flights available. Most others require at least two stops to get to San Francisco.
Flights from Brisbane to San Francisco
Brisbanites can fly to San Francisco on China Southern, Virgin Australia, Hawaiian Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qantas and United Airlines. The cheapest flights are often on China Southern or Philippine Airlines. These are all indirect flights.
San Francisco flight FAQs
Does Qantas fly to San Francisco? Qantas flies direct to San Francisco from Melbourne and Sydney only. It offers flights from all other major cities, however these are indirect and may also be codeshare flights.
Who flies to San Francisco? Qantas has direct flights from Australia to San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Other airlines that service SFO from Australia are Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, British Airways, Emirates, Air China, Hawaiian Airlines, Air New Zealand, Korean Air, Fiji Airways, Delta, Philippine Airlines, EVA Air, American Airlines, China Airlines, Air India, Air Canada, ANA, Japan Airlines, China Southern and Etihad Airways.
What are the closest airports to San Francisco? There are three major airports that serve the San Francisco Bay Area. The largest is San Francisco International Airport (SFO), which is the closest to the city centre and has the most international flights. Oakland International Airport (OAK) and San Jose International Airport (SJC) serve Oakland and San Jose respectively, which are also in the San Francisco Bay Area.
What airport transfer options are available? From SFO, taxis are available at the designated taxi areas outside each of the arrivals terminals. To get to the Rental Car Centre take the Blue Line on the AirTrain to the Rental Car Centre stop. Public transport includes the BART Rapid Rail, the Caltrain Commuter Rail and the SamTrans Bus. The BART takes you to the city centre in 30 minutes, the Caltrain connects SFO with other bay area counties and the SamTrans connects other counties to some areas of San Francisco. Private and shared transfers are also available. An Uber to the city centre will cost around US$24-$69.