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Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Chengdu, CN, China - SFO to CTU Last modified: May 27, 2016 7:44 PM

Popular flights from San Francisco to Chengdu Last modified: May 27, 2016 7:44 PM

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Air China
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 25, 2016 Sep 1, 2016 $580
Aug 30, 2016 Sep 8, 2016 $580
Sep 1, 2016 Sep 15, 2016 $580
Sep 5, 2016 Sep 21, 2016 $580
Sep 6, 2016 Sep 12, 2016 $580
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 20, 2016 Oct 6, 2016 $635
China Eastern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 1, 2016 Sep 15, 2016 $665
Sep 2, 2016 Sep 12, 2016 $665
Sep 6, 2016 Sep 12, 2016 $665
China Southern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 20, 2016 Oct 6, 2016 $566
Hainan Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 20, 2016 Oct 6, 2016 $580
Hawaiian Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 26, 2016 Jul 9, 2016 $1,858
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 4, 2016 Jul 11, 2016 $866
Jul 6, 2016 Jul 11, 2016 $866

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from San Francisco to Chengdu (SFO to CTU)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from San Francisco to Chengdu, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $817.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from San Francisco to Chengdu (SFO to CTU)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from San Francisco to Chengdu based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from San Francisco to Chengdu

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from San Francisco to Chengdu should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $1,136 $1,120
7-14 days $1,136 $1,120
14-21 days $1,236 $1,133
21-30 days $1,311 $1,120
30-60 days $866 $850
60-90 days $936 $580
90+ days $1,216 $575

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Chengdu

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from San Francisco to Chengdu.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$850 $850 $831 $580 $850 $872 $886

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from San Francisco to Chengdu

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from San Francisco to Chengdu.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May San Francisco Chengdu American 5/30/16 6/6/16 2 $884
June San Francisco Chengdu American 6/6/16 6/20/16 2 $957
July San Francisco Chengdu Hainan 7/6/16 7/11/16 2 $831
August San Francisco Chengdu Air China 8/25/16 9/1/16 1 $580
September San Francisco Chengdu China Southern 9/20/16 10/6/16 2 $566
October San Francisco Chengdu China Southern 10/25/16 11/11/16 2 $566
November San Francisco Chengdu China Southern 11/1/16 11/10/16 2 $570
December San Francisco Chengdu American 12/23/16 1/8/17 2 $1,182

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from San Francisco to Chengdu

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from San Francisco to Chengdu.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$1,186
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$1,186 $1,532
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$1,532 $1,311
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$1,311 $1,680
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$1,680
TIPSave $49 by flying into Chongqing instead of Chengdu from San Francisco

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from San Francisco to Chengdu (SFO to CTU)

Your San Francisco to Chengdu flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from San Francisco to Chengdu is $1,033.

The average price for non-stop flights from San Francisco to Chengdu is $1,680.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from San Francisco to Chengdu.

Nonstop Flight Details from San Francisco to Chengdu
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
United 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 13:25 13:25

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from San Francisco to Chengdu (SFO to CTU)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from San Francisco to Chengdu. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from San Francisco to Chengdu is $1,011.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Chengdu is $1,027.

San Francisco to Chengdu Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from San Francisco to Chengdu?
Answer: The average San Francisco to Chengdu flight time is 14 hours and 15 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between San Francisco and Chengdu?
Answer: The distance from San Francisco to Chengdu is 6853 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from San Francisco to Chengdu?
Answer: There are 4 direct flights from San Francisco to Chengdu.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from San Francisco to Chengdu?
Answer: United Airlines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between San Francisco and Chengdu.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from San Francisco to Chengdu?
Answer: Taipei, TW

Airlines Flying from San Francisco to Chengdu (SFO to CTU) Number of flights searched: 494Last modified: May 27, 2016 7:44 PM

Below are the different airlines that fly from San Francisco to Chengdu with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from San Francisco to Chengdu.

San Francisco to Chengdu
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
British Airways LHR X X X X X
EVA Air TPE X X X X X X
Air China PEK X X X X X X X
China Airlines TPE X X
China Southern CAN X X X X X X X
Etihad AUH X X X X X X X
KLM AMS X X X
China Eastern PVG X X X X X X X
China Eastern PVG / WUH X X X X X X X
All Nippon NRT X X X X X X X
Asiana ICN X X X X X X X
United - X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in San Francisco and Chengdu, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Francisco to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $337
San Francisco to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $132
San Francisco to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, United, Virgin America $203
San Francisco to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, United $208

Cheap International Flights from San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Francisco to Hong Kong American, Alaska, JetBlue, Cathay, Hawaiian, Hong Kong, Dragonair, Singapore, United $664
San Francisco to Bangkok American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Bangkok, Thai, United $714
San Francisco to Beijing American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United, Virgin America, Shenzhen $536
San Francisco to Shanghai Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United, Shenzhen $553
San Francisco to Tokyo American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, JAL, All Nippon, United, Virgin America, Island Air $923
San Francisco to Chongqing Sichuan, American, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United, Shenzhen $726
San Francisco to Delhi Jet Airways, American, Air India, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, United $807
San Francisco to London American, Air Berlin, Air France, Alaska, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, SATA, XL Airways, SAS, Brussels, Jetairfly, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, FlexFlight, Great Lakes $976
San Francisco to Seoul American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Korean, Asiana, Singapore, United, Virgin America $750
San Francisco to Guangzhou Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United, Shenzhen $580
San Francisco to Taipei American, Alaska, EVA Air, China Airlines, Hawaiian, United $753
San Francisco to Manila American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Philippine, United $550
San Francisco to Paris American, Air Berlin, Air France, Alaska, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, OpenSkies, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Air Malta, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, SATA, XL Airways, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America, FlexFlight $808
San Francisco to Mumbai Jet Airways, American, Air India, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, United $798
San Francisco to Mianyang Sichuan, American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United Check Dates
San Francisco to Kunming Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United, Shenzhen $605
San Francisco to Hanoi American, Alaska, Hawaiian, United, Vietnam $593
San Francisco to Singapore American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, SilkAir, Singapore, United $776
San Francisco to Ho Chi Minh City American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, United, Vietnam $571
San Francisco to Wuhan Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United, Shenzhen $580
San Francisco to Kolkata Jet Airways, American, Air India, JetBlue, United $958
San Francisco to Xi'an Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United, Shenzhen $580

Cheap International Flights to Chengdu - CTU

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Jose to Chengdu American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United $546
Sacramento to Chengdu American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Oakland to Chengdu American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United $1,143
Reno to Chengdu American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United, Shenzhen Check Dates
Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Chengdu, CN, China, from $566 Round trip from SFO to CTU