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There are 6 ways to get from Malta to San Francisco Airport (SFO) by plane, bus, shuttle, train or subway

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Recommended option

Fly to San Francisco  •  17h 18m

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to San Francisco (SFO) MLA - SFO

$501 - $1,201

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Fly to San Jose  •  19h 3m

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to San Jose (SJC) MLA - SJC

$485 - $1,431

4 alternative options

Fly to Santa Rosa, bus  •  23h 20m

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Santa Rosa (STS) MLA - STS
  2. Take the bus from Sonoma County Airport to SFO - San Francisco Airport International

$637 - $1,843

Fly to Oakland  •  21h 5m

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Oakland (OAK) MLA - OAK

$568 - $1,423

Fly to Monterey, shuttle  •  23h 47m

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Monterey (MRY) MLA - MRY
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Monterey to San Francisco International Airport

$648 - $1,860

Fly to Sacramento, train, BART  •  24h 23m

  1. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Sacramento (SMF) MLA - SMF
  2. Take the train from Sacramento to Richmond
  3. Take the BART from Richmond to San Francisco International Airport

$587 - $1,354

Malta (MLA) to San Francisco (SFO) flights

The flight time between Malta (MLA) and San Francisco (SFO) is around 18h 45m and covers a distance of around 6699 miles. The fastest flight normally takes 15h 10m. Services are operated by Lufthansa, Air Malta, Air France and others. Typically 50 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
18h 45m
Fastest flight journey time:
15h 10m
Flight distance:
6699 miles
Flights per week:
50
Cheapest price:
$460
Carbon emissions:
2173 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:10
Last flight departs at:
19:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Malta (MLA) to San Francisco (SFO) flight schedules

Malta → United States
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International entry into United States from Malta

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Malta
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Allowed for: All visitors arriving by air. United States land borders are closed to non-essential travel

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited EU Schengen Area, Brazil, China, India, Iran, Ireland, South Africa and United Kingdom in the past 14 days. Mexico and Canada land borders are closed to non-essential travel

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Conditions of entry into United States from Malta

  • 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
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in United States

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Considerations leaving from Malta

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into United States from Malta is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in San Francisco Airport (SFO) is recommended.

The social distance requirement in San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Malta from United States.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Centers for Disease control and prevention (CDC).

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Malta to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to fly which costs €420 - €1100 and takes 17h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Malta to San Francisco Airport (SFO) is to fly which costs €420 - €1100 and takes 17h 18m.

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It is approximately 6695 miles to get from Malta to San Francisco Airport (SFO).

It takes approximately 17h 18m to get from Malta to San Francisco Airport (SFO), including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Malta Airport to San Francisco Airport. The quickest flight takes 15h 10m and has one stopover.

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San Francisco Airport (SFO) is 9h behind Malta. It is currently 7:55 AM in Malta and 10:55 PM in San Francisco Airport (SFO).

Air France, Air Malta, Air Canada and two other airlines offer flights from Malta Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are 426+ hotels available in San Francisco Airport (SFO). Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Malta to Malta Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs €1.

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Map of how to get from Malta to San Francisco Airport (SFO).
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  • Distance: 6694.8 miles
  • Duration: 17h 18m

What companies run services between Malta and San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA?

Lufthansa, Air Malta and three other airlines fly from Qormi to San Francisco Airport (SFO) every 4 hours.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Malta to San Francisco via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Malta to San Francisco via Frankfurt, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Malta to San Francisco via Frankfurt, Seattle
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Malta to Santa Rosa via Frankfurt, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
22h 39m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,800
Flights from Malta to Santa Rosa via Amsterdam Schiphol, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
21h 14m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,800
Flights from Malta to Santa Rosa via London Heathrow, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
21h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,800
Flights from Malta to Monterey via Frankfurt, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
17h 32m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,800
Flights from Malta to Monterey via Frankfurt, Denver
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,900
Flights from Malta to Monterey via Frankfurt, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
23h 14m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,800
Flights from Malta to Monterey via Paris CDG, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
17h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,600
Flights from Malta to Monterey via London Heathrow, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $1,900
Flights from Malta to Sacramento via Frankfurt, Denver
Ave. Duration
20h 18m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Malta to Sacramento via Newark
Ave. Duration
17h 18m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Malta to Sacramento via Frankfurt, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
22h 44m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Malta to Sacramento via Frankfurt, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
23h 43m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Malta to Sacramento via London Heathrow, Denver
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Malta to Sacramento via Munich, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19h 29m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,400
Flights from Malta to Sacramento via Rome, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
19h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Malta to San Francisco via Munich
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Malta to San Francisco via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Malta to San Francisco via Newark
Ave. Duration
17h 23m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Malta to San Francisco via Munich, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
18h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,300
Flights from Malta to Monterey via Frankfurt, Denver
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,900
Flights from Malta to Monterey via Frankfurt, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
23h 14m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,800
Flights from Malta to Monterey via Munich, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
20h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $1,800
Flights from Malta to Monterey via London Heathrow, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $1,900
Flights from Malta to Sacramento via Frankfurt, Denver
Ave. Duration
20h 18m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Malta to Sacramento via Frankfurt, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
22h 44m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Malta to Sacramento via Frankfurt, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
23h 43m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Malta to Sacramento via Munich, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Malta to Sacramento via London Heathrow, Denver
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Malta to Oakland via London Heathrow, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
17h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $1,500
Flights from Malta to Oakland via Frankfurt, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
18h 48m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,400
Flights from Malta to Oakland via Paris CDG, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
20h 3m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $1,500
Flights from Malta to Oakland via Munich, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Malta to Oakland via London Heathrow, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
19h 2m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Malta to Sacramento via Paris CDG, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $1,500
Flights from Malta to Sacramento via London Heathrow, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $1,500
Flights from Malta to Sacramento via Paris CDG, Seattle
Ave. Duration
18h 12m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $1,500
Flights from Malta to Sacramento via Frankfurt, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h 22m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Malta to Sacramento via Frankfurt, Seattle
Ave. Duration
18h 27m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Malta to Sacramento via Frankfurt, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Malta to Sacramento via London Heathrow, Seattle
Ave. Duration
18h 54m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $1,500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Malta to San Francisco via Frankfurt, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Malta to San Jose via Frankfurt, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,500
Flights from Malta to Monterey via Paris CDG, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
17h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,600
Flights from Malta to Monterey via London Heathrow, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $1,900
Flights from Malta to Sacramento via Frankfurt, Denver
Ave. Duration
20h 18m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Malta to Sacramento via Frankfurt, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
22h 44m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Malta to Sacramento via London Heathrow, Denver
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Malta to Sacramento via Munich, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19h 29m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,400
Flights from Malta to Sacramento via Rome, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
19h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Malta to Santa Rosa via Frankfurt, Seattle
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,800
Flights from Malta to Santa Rosa via Frankfurt, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,800
Flights from Malta to Santa Rosa via Munich, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $1,800
Flights from Malta to Santa Rosa via Paris CDG, Seattle
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,600
Flights from Malta to Santa Rosa via Paris CDG, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,700
Flights from Malta to Oakland via Frankfurt, Seattle
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Malta to San Francisco via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,700
Flights from Malta to Oakland via Paris CDG, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
19h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,000
Flights from Malta to Oakland via Munich, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Malta to Oakland via London Heathrow, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
19h 2m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Malta to Santa Rosa via Rome, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
22h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Flights from Malta to Oakland via Frankfurt, Seattle
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,400
Flights from Malta to Monterey via Rome, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
21h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Flights from Malta to Monterey via Madrid, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
23h 18m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Malta to Oakland via London Heathrow, Denver
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Malta to Oakland via London Heathrow, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Malta to Oakland via London Heathrow, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Malta to Oakland via Frankfurt, San Diego
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Malta to Oakland via Frankfurt, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h 31m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Malta to Oakland via Frankfurt, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,400
Flights from Malta to Oakland via Paris CDG, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,000
Flights from Malta to Oakland via Amsterdam Schiphol, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Malta to San Jose via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Malta to San Jose via London Heathrow, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
20h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Sacramento to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Richmond to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
bart.gov
Bus operators
Sonoma Airport Express
Phone
+1 707-837-8700
Email
info@airportexpressinc.com
Website
airportexpressinc.com
Bus from Sonoma County Airport to SFO - San Francisco Airport International
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$36 - $42
Schedules at
airportexpressinc.com
Book at
sae.betterez.com
Monterey Airbus
Phone
831-373-7777
Website
montereyairbus.com
Shuttle from Monterey to San Francisco International Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
montereyairbus.com
Online Discount
$50
Standard Rate
$55

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