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Compare Cheap Brisbane to San Francisco Flights
Book return flights from Brisbane to San Francisco and discover the iconic City by the Bay. San Francisco is one of North America's top destinations and is known for its diverse culture, delicious food and beautiful scenery. With a non-stop flight time of 16 hours 6 minutes from Brisbane to San Francisco, it's an excellent trip for travelling Aussie families, couples or solo travellers. Feast to your heart's content at one of the 4,500 restaurants, explore a haunted prison, visit world-class museums and snap a picture in front of the famous "painted ladies".
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The best time to visit San Francisco
The best time to visit San Francisco is during its two shoulder seasons. From March to May and September to November, the city empties out and temperatures are mild. If you're travelling to the Bay Area on a budget, plan your trip for the city's winter months. Hotels slash their prices to make up for the seasonal lull, and you'll have an easier time finding cheap flights from Brisbane to San Francisco. From June to August, tourists flock to the city to soak up the good weather and legendary festivals. Book your flights and hotel room well in advance to miss the seasonal price kick.
Departing From Brisbane
Brisbane Airport (BNE) is the main international airport in Brisbane. It runs connecting flights from BNE to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) with major airlines such as Qantas and Air New Zealand. Other airlines such as United and Alaska Airlines also run routes between the two cities with layovers in Los Angeles and Honolulu.
Getting to Brisbane Airport
One of the fastest and most convenient ways to get to Brisbane Airport is with the Airtrain. It runs every 15 minutes from 5:04 am to 10:04 pm and has a 20-minute journey time. If you want to get to BNE as cheaply as possible, hop on board one of the TransLink buses. Route 569 and 590 will drop you straight off at the departure terminals. If you’re travelling with big bags, request a ride with Uber. A trip from the CBD will cost around $33 AUD.
Parking at Brisbane Airport
Brisbane Airport has a variety of parking options to suit all kinds of budgets. Whether you're going to San Francisco for the week or a month, there are affordable long-term spots that are close to the terminal building.
Where to Park at Brisbane Airport
Park Long: For international trips, park your vehicle in the Park Long lot. It’s located on Levels 5-9 in P1 and it’s the closest option to the departure terminals. A seven-day trip will cost $155 AUD. Airpark: If you want to leave your car here, you have to make an online booking. It’s Brisbane Airport’s budget parking lot and is a great option for long-term travellers wanting all the convenience without the high price tag. ` Park Valet: Save time at the airport and drop off your car at the valet parking on Level 1 of the International Terminal car park. Book online to save with online specials and prices.
Arriving in San Francisco
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is one of the largest airports in California and the second busiest in the state. It's a hub for United Airlines and Alaska Airlines and is the only airport in the area that handles international flights from Brisbane.
How to Get from San Francisco International Airport to Your San Francisco Hotel or Accommodation
San Francisco International Airport is located 21 kilometres from downtown San Francisco. The fastest way to get into the city centre is with Uber or Lyft. Both ride-sharing services are safe, reliable and inexpensive. A ride from SFO will take 30 minutes and cost a minimum of $25 USD ($34.64 AUD). An affordable and easy way to get to downtown San Francisco is with the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). It's a train that runs from the airport to various stations within the city. A one-way trip takes between 45 to 60 minutes and only costs $8.65 USD ($11.99 AUD). If you have quite a few bags with you and you're travelling in a large group, take a SuperShuttle from SFO. It's a cheaper alternative to Uber but will take longer as the van drops off passengers at individual destinations. Trips can last up to 75 minutes and cost $17 USD ($24 AUD) per person.
Things to do in San Francisco
Visit the Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic USA landmark. Head to Nob Hill for some of the best views and stay for sunset to watch the structure light up the night's sky.
Go on a Street Art Tour
The Mission Street neighbourhood is full of vibrant pieces of art. Colourful tapestries and graffiti decorated alleyways, walls and parking lots. Start in Balmy Alley and work your way down to Osage Alley.
Take a Night Tour at Alcatraz
Alcatraz is America's most notorious and haunted prison. Sign up for a night tour and keep your eyes peeled for the ghosts of famous inmates like Al Capone.