San Francisco, in California, was established by a Spanish friar and developed due
to the Gold Rush of the 19th century. It boasts of a rich immigrant history. The
Chinatown, Japantown and the Mission District with its Hispanic identity, have
enriched San Francisco’s cultural tapestry. The Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Area
are picturesque sites, popular among tourists. Visit the Fisherman’s Wharf on Pier
39 - lined with seafood stalls and souvenir shops, it is a lively venue. You can
view the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, an erstwhile federal penitentiary from
here. The Painted Ladies on Alamo Square are a row of Victorian houses set against
the backdrop of San Francisco’s skyscrapers. This is a visual treat.
San Francisco is credited with the discovery of the sourdough bread. The Basque
migrants started making it here with natural yeasts. Visit the Boudin Bakery at
Union Square or on Pier 39 to sample some. The magical bread-making climate of San
Francisco makes it the Mecca of sourdough breads.
How to reach San Francisco from Melbourne
Several international airlines like Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines and JetStar
fly to San Francisco from Melbourne. The San Francisco International Airport
referred to as the ‘Gateway to the Pacific,’ serves the city. Domestic flights
connect San Francisco to the rest of America. The airport is about 21 km away from
Downtown. From the BART Station in the International Terminal, it takes about 30
minutes by train to reach the Civic Center Station in Downtown San Francisco. Taxis
are also available.
Best time to visit San Francisco
The best time to visit San Francisco is during the summer months of June, July and
August. The temperature stays around 20 degree Celsius during the day. However, fogs
descend upon the Bay Area from time to time. Summer festivals like ‘Dancing under
the Stars’ and the ‘Summer Sounds Concert Series’ are held at this time of the
On Singapore Airlines, internet connectivity is available on price-plans which are
either time-based or volume-based. On China Southern Airlines
you can pre-book special meals on certain routes. JAL Japan Airlines serves meals
which are carefully crafted with balanced flavours. Web check-in prior to your
departure for your international travel. Luggage allowances are determined by your
choice of carrier and destination. Special assistance is provided to wheelchair
passengers. Most international airlines offer lounge access to their First Class and
Business Class guests.
• Which airlines offer cheap air-tickets
to San Francisco?
China Southern Airlines and JetStar offer cheap air-tickets from Melbourne to San
• What is the time taken to reach San Francisco from
The average time taken to reach San Francisco from Melbourne is about 17
• What is the time difference between Melbourne and San
Melbourne is 19 hours ahead of San Francisco.
• What are the major layover airports for connecting flights from
Melbourne to San Francisco?
Los Angeles and Sydney are the major layover airports for connecting flights from
Melbourne to San Francisco.
• When is the first flight from Melbourne to San
The first flight for San Francisco from Melbourne departs at 12:05 AM, on Singapore Airlines
• When is the last flight from Melbourne to San
The last departure for San Francisco from Melbourn is at 11:40 PM, on Cathay
• What are the airport codes of Melbourne and San
The airport codes of the Tullamarine Melbourne Airport and the San Francisco
International Airport are MEL and SFO, respectively.
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on it. Hotel reservations and holiday packages booked through Yatra
make for seamless travel experiences. Check out the itineraries available on Yatra
to plan your days, from ahead of time. Book your holidays today! Happy travels to