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Flight Information to Paris from San Francisco, CA

distanceDistance5551 miles (8953 km)
durationAverage flight duration35 h 55 min
priceAverage plane ticket price$420 (€340)
changesDirect flightYes

Flights from San Francisco, CA to Paris cover the 5551 miles (8953 km) long route taking on average 35 h 55 min with our travel partners like. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this trip for as low as $318 (€258), but the average price of plane tickets is $420 (€340).

Flights from San Francisco to Paris

Paris in the spring might have attracted the attention of the songwriters but the French capital also has its charms in summer, fall and winter. It's a perennial favorite city break destination for American visitors, drawn by the romance of Montmartre, the art treasures of the Louvre and the superb gastronomy on show in every side street brasserie. Californian vacationers and business travelers can book a direct flight from San Francisco to Paris with US and eurosopean airlines, including a low cost option. Flight times to the French capital are a little over ten hours and 30 minutes, with routes to two Paris airports. All journeys from San Francisco involve overnight travel to Paris, with a choice of afternoon or evening takeoff times. Several airlines offer indirect flights with a layover en route in the US or eurosope. These services have longer journey times but increase the daily flight options from San Francisco to Paris.

Which airlines travel from San Francisco to Paris?

eurosopean and US airlines team up in codeshare partnerships to offer daily direct flights from San Francisco to Paris. United Airlines, in partnership with German national carrier Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines, provides daily direct flights to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport. Delta Airlines operates a codeshare daily service with French national airline Air France from the Californian city to Charles De Gaulle. Budget carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle provides direct flights from San Francisco to Charles De Gaulle twice a week. Air Caraibes, in partnership with French Bee, has direct flights to Paris  Orly Airport from San Francisco, also twice a week. Indirect connections with one change en route include Icelandair flights to Paris Charles De Gaulle via Reykjavik, United Airlines flights via Newark Liberty International Airport, and  Delta and Air France routes via Los Angeles International Airport.

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Paris?

The quickest direct flight from San Francisco to Paris is the United Airlines service taking ten hours and 35 minutes to complete the 5576 mile (8974 kilometer) trip east across the Atlantic to Charles De Gaulle Airport. Other direct flights to Paris take between five and 20 minutes longer. The quickest indirect flight from San Francisco to Paris is an Icelandair connection via Reykjavik, taking 1three hours total journey time. United Airlines routes via Newark take ten minutes longer and the quickest Delta Air Lines and Air France services via Los Angeles take 1three hours and 22 minutes to reach Paris.

How many flights are there from San Francisco to Paris?

There are two daily direct flights from San Francisco to Paris on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays and three on all other days. The budget airline Norwegian Air Shuttle flies direct to Charles De Gaulle Airport on Wednesdays and Sundays, while Air Caraibes and French Bee offer their direct flight from San Francisco to Paris Orly on Thursdays and Saturdays. All flights to Charles De Gaulle depart in the afternoon, while services to Paris Orly take off in the evening. with all flights involving overnight travel. There are also more than 20 daily indirect connections from San Francisco to Paris, with one change in transit and departure times including morning, afternoon and evening takeoff options.    

What are the departure and arrival airports from San Francisco to Paris?

Departure Airport: San Francisco International Airport lies about 13 miles (22 kilometers) south of the city center, with public transit transfers available on BART light rail services and SamTrans buses taking 15-30 minutes to reach the airport. Facilities at the terminal include long and short stay parking lots, currency exchange bureaux, ATMs, luggage storage, business lounges, a medical clinic and free WiFi.  Dining options include international restaurants, an organic cafe, taco house, bakery, pub, cocktail bar and coffee shops. Duty free shopping malls offer cosmetics, jewelers, Californian wine specialty stores, gadget stores and designer fashion boutiques.

Arrival Airport: Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport is located in Roissy 15 miles (23 kilometers) northeast of central Paris, with SNCF main line trains and RER line B suburban services taking 20-30 minutes to get downtown.  Paris Orly Airport is located eight miles (13 kilometers) south of the city, with Orlyval shuttle services providing connections to the Antony RER rail station for transfers downtown in 20-30 minutes. Both airports have car rental agencies, business lounges, currency exchange bureaux, ATMs and free WiFi. Dining facilities include brasseries and bistros, fast food outlets, coffee bars and wine bars. Duty free shopping malls feature perfumiers, luxury brand fashion boutiques, gourmet French wine and food stores, bookstores and newsstands.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel by plane from San Francisco, CA, USA to Paris, France?

Travel between San Francisco, CA, USA and Paris, France by plane is: Partially open.

Can I enter France from USA?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United States

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from San Francisco, CA?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

All travelers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 10/22/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your flight to Paris from San Francisco, CA as this information can change.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Paris, France to San Francisco, CA, USA?

The restriction level for your return flight to San Francisco, CA, USA from Paris is: Restricted.

Is my return flight into San Francisco, CA from Paris restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in USA from Paris?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior to boarding for air passengers 2 years of age or older
  • Unvaccinated travellers are recommended to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days; take a COVID-19 test 3 days after arriving. If test is positive arrivals need to self-isolate until fully recovered
  • Vaccinated travellers are recommended to get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel; self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if symptoms develop

What are the safety rules to follow in San Francisco, CA, USA?

The government of USA has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask required: Recommended

Last checked on 10/19/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight to San Francisco, CA from Paris closer to your date of departure here here.

What is the price of the cheapest flight from San Francisco, CA to Paris?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap San Francisco, CA to Paris flights for as little as $318 (€258)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a flight ticket to Paris from San Francisco, CA?
If you are looking to buy your plane ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the San Francisco, CA to Paris flight to cost on average $420 (€340)  one way.
How far is Paris from San Francisco, CA by plane?
The San Francisco, CA to Paris flight distance is approximately 5551 miles (8953 km).
What is the San Francisco, CA to Paris flight travel time?
While the time it takes to travel 5551 miles (8953 km) to Paris from San Francisco, CA can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the San Francisco, CA to Paris flight journey time is on average 35 h 55 min.
When does the first flight depart from San Francisco, CA to Paris? When does the last flight depart from San Francisco, CA to Paris?
The first San Francisco, CA to Paris flight departs at 11: 20 PM   and the last flight from San Francisco, CA to Paris leaves at 11: 20 PM. Check out the most up-to-date flight schedule from San Francisco, CA to Paris on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I buy plane tickets from San Francisco, CA to Paris for the best deals?
If you purchase a plane ticket from San Francisco, CA to Paris within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $420 (€340) one way. However, we recommend booking your flight in advance to get access to the best prices. Plane tickets between San Francisco, CA and Paris are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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