Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Chengdu (CTU)

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The best prices from San Francisco to Chengdu are usually found in February or September, booked 1 days in advance, depart on a Sunday or Thursday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to Chengdu (CTU)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to CTU flight in 2021: compare San Francisco to Chengdu flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chengdu.
SFO - CTU
Price
$441 - $2,226
CTU
Temperature
48.2 - 86 °F
CTU
Rainfall
0.4 - 8.1 inches

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 63% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 47% potential price drop

Average price

$1,028

Average for round-trip flights in May 2021

Round-trip from

$441

From San Francisco to Chengdu

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Chengdu?

Travelers have found that booking a Saturday departure is the best way to save up to 17% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Chengdu (SFO - CTU)?

It’s typically best to fly out from San Francisco to Chengdu at noon. Doing so could potentially save you 27% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chengdu in May, June 2021

The best prices found for SFO to CTU flights for May, June
8 May - 15 May
$1,489pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CTU
Chengdu
CTU
Chengdu
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
8 May - 15 May
$1,573pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CTU
Chengdu
CTU
Chengdu
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
8 May - 15 May
$1,593pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CTU
Chengdu
CTU
Chengdu
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Chengdu 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chengdu from San Francisco found for this year
19 Sep - 1 Mar
$826pp
SFO
San Francisco
China Airlines
 
1 STOP
CTU
Chengdu
CTU
Chengdu
China Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
19 Sep - 27 Feb
$864pp
SFO
San Francisco
China Airlines
 
1 STOP
CTU
Chengdu
CTU
Chengdu
China Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
24 Sep - 27 Feb
$902pp
SFO
San Francisco
China Airlines
 
1 STOP
CTU
Chengdu
CTU
Chengdu
China Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Chengdu from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Chengdu direct flight deals
13 Oct - 4 Mar
$9,021pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CTU
Chengdu
CTU
Chengdu
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Chengdu from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Chengdu
10:50 am - 7:35 am
Air China
1 Stop
29h 45m
SFO - CTU
Air China
$967
Expedia
9:05 pm - 8:00 am
China Airlines
1 Stop
19h 55m
SFO - CTU
China Airlines
$971
IEagle
9:45 pm - 4:50 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
40h 05m
SFO - CTU
Multiple Airlines
$980
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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Chengdu

Are flight prices decreasing from San Francisco to Chengdu due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both San Francisco and Chengdu for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Which airlines flying from San Francisco to Chengdu have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from San Francisco to Chengdu have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. United Airlines, Air China, and China Eastern are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like United Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Chengdu for under $900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Chengdu for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on China Airlines for just $826, but on average you can expect to pay $1,139.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Chengdu for under $9,100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 1 direct flight from San Francisco to Chengdu under $9,100. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Chengdu is less than $9,021.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from San Francisco to Chengdu have been viewed 41 times in the past calendar month.

Does it rain more in San Francisco or Chengdu?

Expected rainfall in San Francisco is more than in Chengdu. You can expect this to be the case over the next 7 days.

Is San Francisco weather warmer or cooler than Chengdu?

With an average temperature of 86 °F, peak weather can be found in July. As a traveler, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Chengdu are hotter than in San Francisco.

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Chengdu?

Air China, China Airlines, and Air Canada can get you from San Francisco to Chengdu in just under 17h 55m. Your travel time can differ by up to 6h 55m. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from San Francisco to Chengdu round-trip?

According to our current data, China Airlines ($826), EVA Air ($1,052), and Air China ($1,246) offers the cheapest pricing from San Francisco to Chengdu.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from San Francisco to Chengdu one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from San Francisco to Chengdu are Air China ($735) and China Airlines ($971).

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Destination information for Chengdu

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Chengdu.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ¥6.44
Average temperature for May in Chengdu
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Chengdu
2.3 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Chengdu

Top 6 airlines flying from San Francisco to Chengdu

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Chengdu choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Air China
$409 $671 No cancel fee 67%
China Eastern
$439 $683 No cancel fee 62%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by China Eastern. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Hong Kong Airlines
$523 $710 No cancel fee 65%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Hong Kong Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

United Airlines
$435 $760 No cancel fee 69%
China Southern
$384 $813 No cancel fee 69%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by China Southern. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Cathay Pacific
$603 $833 No cancel fee 72%
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