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Fly to Tahiti from San Francisco round trip from US$980 incl. taxes

Travel to Papeete, Tahiti and discover French Polynesia! Book your San Francisco - Papeete flight (SFO - PPT) with Air Tahiti Nui to enjoy the comfort of the leading carrier in French Polynesia, immersing yourself in the spirit of the islands as soon as you board.

Departure airport Destination airport Distance Flight duration
San Francisco

6 741 km 9h55m

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Your trip to Tahiti

With its codeshare partners, Air Tahiti Nui offers you flights from the San Francisco international airport (SFO) to Tahiti Faa’a - Papeete international airport (PPT). The first leg of your trip from SFO airport is served by Air Tahiti Nui’s partner, and the last leg to Papeete is served on Air Tahiti Nui’s Tahitian Dreamliner. 

Your flight from San Francisco to Papeete  (SFO - PPT) allows you to take a break between the hustle and bustle of a big city and the serenity of an island nestled in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. French Polynesia is the ideal place to relax and enjoy your stay in the peace and quiet of the islands. Between the sea and the mountains, nature will guide you throughout your activities:

  • The sea offers you all sorts of different options such as scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddle, surfing, or jet skiing...

  • The mountains, on the other hand, offer many beautiful hiking trails, in the heart of the lush vegetation, and breathtaking views.

  • In the air, skydiving, paragliding, or helicopter tours are excellent ways to see Tahiti and Moorea from a unique perspective!

To learn more about Polynesian history and culture, do not miss the museums, art and craft fairs, and shows.

A trip to Tahiti is also often a chance to travel to other islands. There are 118 of them in French Polynesia. Moorea is the closest, only about 30 minutes away by ferry. From Tahiti, you can also take a day trip to Tetiaroa, a preserved atoll that offers a completely different landscape from the mountainous islands like Tahiti or Moorea.

Check the price of our flights between the San Francisco (SFO) and Papeete Tahiti (PPT) airports to travel in the comfort of Air Tahiti Nui’s Tahitian Dreamliner, and stay informed of our special offers to book your flights at the best price. 

To travel to one of the many islands of Tahiti, you can also book flights with Air Tahiti Nui’s codeshare travel partner : flights to Bora Bora, Raiatea, Rangiroa or Huahine are available.

Best places to visit in Tahiti

In the islands of Tahiti, activities are centered on the sea, the mountains, and the Polynesian culture. After your flight from San Francisco to Papeete (SFO - PPT), take time to relax with a day at the beach. You will have the choice between white or black sand beaches. For the first option, choose a beach like Vaiava, located in Punaauia at PK 18. To admire the black volcanic sand, head to Pointe Venus in Mahina. Both beaches are less than an hour away from Papeete and offer a beautiful view of Moorea, Tahiti's sister island, which is particularly beautiful at sunset.

While traveling in Tahiti, it is impossible to miss the local market in Papeete. Stores and artisanal stands are open during the week, but it is the bustle of Sunday morning that best captures the soul of Papeete. Take the opportunity to taste the local products. You will find fresh fish, fruits and vegetables, Polynesian and Asian dishes, firi firi (fritters), pua'a roti (roasted pork), fruit juices, and pastries.

Take a day to drive around the island of Tahiti. Let yourself be surprised by the variety of landscapes and discover the islands must-see places: the beaches, the Musée de Tahiti et des îles, the Mara'a Caves, the Botanical Garden, the Taravao plateau, the Teahupo'o surf spot, the three waterfalls, the trou du souffleur, the Pointe Venus lighthouse... Tahiti is an amazing and fascinating island!

Enhance your SFO – PPT flight

For even more comfort aboard our Tahitian Dreamliners, choose to tailor your San Francisco – Papeete (SFO - PPT) flights with our A la Carte Services.

For example, try participating in the Maeva PlusGrade auction, our innovative service that allows you to choose the price of your upgrade! Bid at least 5 hours before the departure of your flight to Papeete operated by Air Tahiti Nui for a chance to travel in Moana Premium Economy or Poerava Business class.

Before you leave, organize your entire trip with us: choose your seats, book an extra baggage, ask for a free special meal adapted to your diet, or choose the Lounge Pass and Priority Pass for more comfort during your stopover before your connecting flight to Papeete.

Find all our Air Tahiti Nui A la Carte Services on our website and by contacting our sales agents.

To enjoy comfort options on your codeshare flight on the first leg of your SFO - PPT trip, please contact our partner airline.