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Fares from $295 One Way, $657 Round Trip from San Francisco to Frankfurt

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Route Information for Flights from San Francisco to Frankfurt

Origin Airport IATA CodeSJC
Destination Airport IATA CodeFRA
Distance5684 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAir Canada, Lufthansa, Air New Zealand, United Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival6:15PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival6:15PM UTC

Travel from San Francisco to Frankfurt

Germany's equivalent to Manhattan, Frankfurt is a bustling city filled with contradictions. You'll find skyscrapers towering over half-timbered houses and congested shopping areas hiding a cozy tavern. If you're traveling from San Francisco to Frankfurt, let Orbitz.com be your travel planner.

Flying Out of San Francisco

The San Francisco International Airport is located near the Highway 380 and Highway 101 junction, 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco. Ten airlines offer flights from San Francisco to Frankfurt, including Delta Airlines, Air France, American Airlines and United Airlines.

If you need to leave your car at the airport while you travel, the airport has two long-term parking options for international travelers. International garages A & G offer long-term parking for $28 per day. The long-term garage offers parking for $18 per day. Bay Area Rapid Transit, known as BART, runs from downtown San Francisco to the SFO BART Station in the International Terminal. You can take BART to the airport for between $7 and $8.50, depending on what part of San Francisco you're coming from. You can also take a taxicab to the airport for approximately $37.

If you want to grab a bite to eat before your flight, the airport has numerous dining options located in the International Terminal. Amoura Café serves deli-style sandwiches, salads and breakfast; Ebisu serves Japanese food; Lori's Diner serves breakfast, burgers and sandwiches and the Euro Café offers a variety of sweets.

Frankfurt, Germany

Over 2 million people reside in Frankfurt, making it the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany. It flanks both sides of the Main River, just southeast of the Taunus mountain range. The city is filled with shops, restaurants, and magnificent buildings, including Saint Bartholomew's Cathedral.

Experience Frankfurt

Flights arriving from San Francisco arrive at the Frankfurt Airport. The airport is located on Hugo-Eckner Ring 1, 7.5 miles from central Frankfurt. You can get from the airport to the city by taking a bus, train, taxicab or rental car. The train station is located in B Concourse of Terminal 1 on Level 0. Buses stop outside of both terminals at 10-minute intervals. Taxicabs are also available outside of the terminals 24 hours per day. Cab rides take between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on traffic and cost around $30. If you want your own transportation, you can reserve a rental car using Orbitz.com. The airport houses eight car-rental companies, including Avis, Budget and Alamo.

Frankfurt has a temperate, oceanic climate with warm summers and cold winters. Winter temperatures average in the mid-30s, and summer temperatures average in the 60s. The city has a variety of shopping districts. Hauptwache is located in the center of the city and features bookstores, clothing stores and cute boutiques. If you want to do some serious shopping, head to the Golden Mile. The pedestrian-only shopping district is filled with upscale shopping venues. History buffs will enjoy Altstadt. Known as Old Town, the area is filled with half-timbered houses and historic buildings dating back to the 15th century.

Plan a Trip to Frankfurt

With dozens of flight options available to people traveling from San Francisco to Frankfurt, it's easy to plan your trip. If you're looking for good deals on travel expenses, use Orbitz.com to plan your vacation. The website offers packages, designed to save you money, that include your flight, hotel room and rental car.

Flights from San Francisco to Frankfurt - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from San Francisco to Frankfurt?

Yes, you'll be happy to hear that you can jet straight from San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA-Frankfurt Intl.). Direct flights can be booked with United Airlines and Lufthansa.

What is the shortest flight from San Francisco to Frankfurt?

With the quickest possible flight time from San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA-Frankfurt Intl.) being 10 hours and 50 minutes, it's a good idea to have some in-flight survival tricks up your sleeve. Earplugs, a neck pillow and an eye-mask should be among the essentials that go into your carry-on.

What airlines fly from San Francisco to Frankfurt most frequently?

United Airlines (UA) is one of the airlines with the most flights from San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA-Frankfurt Intl.). It offers 44 services on this route each month. Taking off on a vacation is one of life's greatest pleasures, and this airline will get you where you need to go. Lufthansa (LH) will also take you to your destination in comfort and style. Offering 23 flights every month between San Francisco and Frankfurt, it's another quality airline to look into.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.