From world-class wineries to boutique shops, outdoor adventures and a scenic harbourside, make the trip to Auckland, located in the Tasman Sea to discover how stunning the New Zealand city is. Auckland is a destination with a thriving food scene, beautiful natural escapes at its doorstep and super walkable streets to wander the days away.View our Auckland travel guide
Flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Auckland (AKL)
Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from San Francisco to Auckland
When to visit
The best time to visit Auckland is during the summer months, December to February with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 30°C. It's the perfect time to make the most of the outdoor adventures on offer, from ferry trips over to Waiheke Island. Auckland’s weather is pleasant year-round, there is no bad time for sightseeing. June to August are Auckland’s winter months, with August the best time for snow sports with temperatures ranging from 5°C to 18°C.
What is the main airport called?
Auckland Airport (AKL). Opens external site in a new windowThe airport is a major airline hub in New Zealand and there are many domestic and international destinations for visitors to continue on to. The airport is located near Mangere, 21 kilometres south of the Auckland city centre.
Arriving at Auckland Airport
The helpful and friendly Auckland Airport staff will greet you when you land and from there getting into the CBD is easy.
Getting into Auckland
Convenientl located between both Auckland city and Manukau city, there are a number of bus, shuttle, taxi and rideshare services which can pick you up from the terminal. Alternatively, you may wish to hire a car to explore the scenic destinations surrounding the city. It’s best to allow plenty of time when travelling to and from the airport to cater for any delays and ensure you arrive at least three hours before your international flight or one hour before your domestic flight.
Getting around Auckland
Getting around Auckland is easy and affordable, whether you’re using public transport, driving, catching taxis and transfers, joining a tour or even hiring a bike. To explore more of New Zealand is easy too, with a wide range of tours for any budget, plenty of motorhomes to rent, motorbike and car hire options.
Fly from San Francisco
We would like your journey from San Francisco to be as smooth as possible and the following information will help make that happen.
What is the main airport called?
San Francisco Airport (SFO)Opens external site in a new window is the main international airport serving the city of San Francisco, USA, being the largest airport in Northern California region and the second busiest after Los Angeles Airport. San Francisco Airport is located (21 km) south of downtown San Francisco, close to the cities of Millbrae and San Bruno. The airport has four terminals, the international terminal and three domestic terminals.
Passengers on Qantas flights from San Francisco are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
The benefits of flying Qantas
Fly with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey from take-off to touch down.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.
Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?
If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.
If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll contact anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.