Star Alliance member TAP is currently selling cheap business class tickets from Spain to San Francisco. The lowest prices are available at €1,397 with departure from Madrid when buying tickets from an OTA. TAP charges roughly €100 more on their website. As usual, you can also add a free stopover in Lisbon in either direction.
While TAP has the cheapest offer, you can currently find flights from Barcelona and Madrid to San Francisco with all alliances for less than €1,600.
Our calendar displays all flight dates for €1,500 or less. Simply select your preferred destination and dates, and we’ll redirect you to Skyscanner, where you’ll find the cheapest online travel agency. You can also be redirected to TAP’s booking site, though the price is roughly €100 higher there.
We have limited the displayed dates to connections with less than 22 hours of travel time. You have an easier time finding tickets at the lowest price if you are willing to spend more time in Lisbon.
TAP uses its new Airbus A330-900neo for these long-haul flights, equipped with a business class that’s had many positive reviews.
Not too long ago, TAP’s Executive Class was infamously subpar. By now, however, all planes have been equipped with new seats that can be converted into fully flat beds and offer quite a high comfort. The service is also said to be very friendly.
Search & Book
This deal has no sales or travel period. A minimum stay requirement of 5 days (or a Saturday) applies. You can find cheap tickets from January 2024 through April 2024. A blackout period applies for the first two weeks of the new year.
To find your preferred travel dates, we would advise using Google Flights (instructions). You can find the cheapest prices on our Travel-Dealz flight search. Booking on TAP’s website is roughly €100 more expensive.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.
This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.
The tickets are issued in booking class J, so the roundtrip, e.g. from Madrid, should get you:
- 28,700 Miles on Hainan Fortune Wings Club
- 25,072 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 23,948 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 23,948 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 23,948 Award Miles + 11,974 Tier Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 23,948 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 23,948 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 23,948 Miles on Egyptair Plus
- 20,356 Miles on Azul TodoAzul
- 17,962 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 17,962 Award Miles on Emirates Skywards
- 17,962 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
- 15,566 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 14,968 Award Miles + 2,132 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 14,968 Miles on Asiana Club
- 14,968 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 14,968 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 14,968 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 14,968 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
Hotel prices in San Francisco usually start at roughly €90-155, depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:
Information & Tips for San Francisco
The city on the Pacific coast in California captivates with unique buildings like the Golden Gate Bridge but also with the serenity, enlightenment and cultural diversity of the population.
Best Time to Visit
Temperatures in San Francisco are quite warm and moderate all year round. But in winter you have to expect to get more rain. The best months for traveling are April to October.
Top 3 Sights
Golden Gate Bridge: There are only a few buildings that say ‘USA’ as much as the bridge that connects with San Francisco to Sausalito. You can pass the bridge either by car, on foot or by bike. The latter is highly recommended because it is somewhat tricky to get on the bridge by foot. When planning your trip, you should always check the weather forecast, as the bridge is often covered in thick fog. This might be great for taking spectacular pictures of the bridge, but passing it could be rather disappointing due to the limited visibility.
Alcatraz Island: You can reach the legendary prison island, on which Al Capone was imprisoned, by ferry. You can book tickets on the official website. Attention: Other sites that also offer tickets are only re-sellers who charge excessive prices. It is worth to book the tickets in advance because especially during high season the ferry can be full due to the limited number of seats.
Fisherman’s Wharf: An excellent place to start your visit to San Francisco. This old part of town – once the Little Italy of San Francisco – is famous for its shops, restaurants and the beautiful atmosphere by the water. It’s a nice place to walk around and get a taste of the city. It’s also a starting point for tours with spectacular views of the city.
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Information & Tips for USA
The USA offers many sights, natural wonders and cultural significance. Thanks to numerous airlines offering flights across the Atlantic, it is always pretty inexpensive to get there. Alternatively, you can also cross the Atlantic by boat.
Immigration, ESTA & Visa Requirements
The USA has one of the strictest entry regulations in the world. Most EU citizens, among others, are lucky to be able to participate in the so-called Visa Waiver Program. If you get an electronic entry permit (ESTA) for approximately €20, you don’t need a visa for entry.
The Best Time to Visit
Due to its sheer size, the perfect time to visit the USA varies greatly from region to region. In winter, Florida is very popular due to the mild temperatures. In the summer the West and East Coasts are flooded by tourists which drives up the prices for hotels and flights and during the Indian Summer in late autumn New England is a very popular destination. The hurricane season between July and September can be dangerous in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Florida and the southern states are regularly struck by these tropical storms. Blizzards occur from the East Coast to the Midwest during the winter months and regularly put air traffic and public life on hold.
The US dollar is widely used throughout the world and accepted as a currency in most tourist hotspots worldwide. That being said, carrying cash isn’t necessary in the US, all you need is a credit card! These are very common in the USA and are accepted pretty much everywhere without any issues. If you already have a credit card in your wallet, you should make sure that it does not charge a foreign currency fee if possible. Carrying a few dollars in cash doesn’t hurt though. You might need cash e.g. for the bus ticket if you want to buy it directly from the driver. Most of the time you even have to give exact change.
Finding the Best eSIM Plan
We’ve compared various eSIM providers, such as Knowroaming and Ubigi. To see which plan is best for your travel needs, and which network offers the best coverage, feel free to read our detailed guide:
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