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Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Chengdu, CN, China - SFO to CTU

Popular flights from San Francisco to Chengdu

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 28, 2016 Sep 11, 2016 $670
Aug 28, 2016 Sep 15, 2016 $670
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 24, 2016 Jun 6, 2016 $1,347
China Eastern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 28, 2016 Sep 11, 2016 $805
China Southern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 10, 2016 May 24, 2016 $558
May 10, 2016 May 24, 2016 $558
Hainan Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 24, 2016 Sep 7, 2016 $820
Aug 28, 2016 Sep 11, 2016 $820
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 30, 2016 May 4, 2016 $587

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 $768.

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 $587 $597
7-14 days $1,087 $558
14-21 days $1,898 $699
21-30 days $1,894 $699
30-60 days $1,880 $1,022
60-90 days $1,678 $972
90+ days $1,327 $588

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
$720 $558 $790 $743 $1,019 $587 $959

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
April San Francisco Chengdu United 4/30/16 5/4/16 0 $587
May San Francisco Chengdu China Southern 5/10/16 5/24/16 1 $558
June San Francisco Chengdu Air China 6/29/16 7/13/16 1 $1,022
July San Francisco Chengdu Air China 7/5/16 7/19/16 1 $972
August San Francisco Chengdu Air China 8/28/16 9/11/16 1 $670
September San Francisco Chengdu China Southern 9/6/16 9/12/16 1 $588
October San Francisco Chengdu Air China 10/10/16 10/18/16 1 $670
November San Francisco Chengdu China Southern 11/19/16 11/27/16 2 $618

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 $1,160.

The average price for non-stop flights from San Francisco to Chengdu is $2,041.

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 13:20 13:20

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 $1,061.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Chengdu is $1,152.

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 16 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)

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 WUH 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 $260
San Francisco to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $135
San Francisco to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, United, Virgin America $172
San Francisco to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, United $248

Cheap International Flights from San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Francisco to Hong Kong American, Alaska, JetBlue, Cathay, Hawaiian, Hong Kong, Singapore, United, Great Lakes $668
San Francisco to Bangkok American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Bangkok, Thai, United $713
San Francisco to Beijing Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United, Virgin America, Shenzhen, Great Lakes $547
San Francisco to Shanghai Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United, Shenzhen, Great Lakes $474
San Francisco to Tokyo American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, JAL, All Nippon, United, Virgin America, Island Air $912
San Francisco to Chongqing Sichuan, American, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United $653
San Francisco to Delhi Jet Airways, American, Air India, Alaska, JetBlue, United, Great Lakes $836
San Francisco to London American, Air Berlin, Air France, Alaska, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, SATA, XL Airways, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, FlexFlight, Great Lakes $657
San Francisco to Seoul American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Korean, Asiana, Singapore, United, Virgin America $683
San Francisco to Guangzhou Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United, Shenzhen $587
San Francisco to Taipei American, Alaska, JetBlue, EVA Air, China Airlines, Hawaiian, United $706
San Francisco to Manila American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Philippine, United $621
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, Arkefly, Austrian, SATA, XL Airways, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America, FlexFlight $950
San Francisco to Mumbai Jet Airways, American, Air India, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, United, KLM*, Great Lakes $966
San Francisco to Mianyang Sichuan, American, Air China, China Southern, Xiamen, China Eastern, United Check Dates
San Francisco to Kunming Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United $659
San Francisco to Hanoi American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, United, Vietnam $778
San Francisco to Singapore American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, SilkAir, Singapore, United $788
San Francisco to Ho Chi Minh City American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, United, Vietnam $666
San Francisco to Wuhan Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United $639
San Francisco to Kolkata Jet Airways, American, Air India, JetBlue, United $1,064
San Francisco to Xi'an Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United $558

Cheap International Flights to Chengdu - CTU

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Jose to Chengdu American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United $473
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 $910
Reno to Chengdu American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Chengdu, CN, China, from $558 Round trip from SFO to CTU