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
Precipitation
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

$453

Average for round-trip flights in September 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?

Flights from San Francisco to Chengdu are found to be more expensive on Thursday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Chengdu.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Chengdu?

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Chengdu from San Francisco. Users have commonly found prices around $827 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $375. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in July.

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

It’s optimal to fly from San Francisco to Chengdu at noon. By choosing this option you can save up to 27% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chengdu in September, October 2021

The best prices found for SFO to CTU flights for September, October
6 Oct - 22 Dec
$1,677pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CTU
Chengdu
CTU
Chengdu
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
6 Oct - 22 Dec
$1,740pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CTU
Chengdu
CTU
Chengdu
Cathay Pacific
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
6 Oct - 22 Dec
$2,054pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CTU
Chengdu
CTU
Chengdu
Cathay Pacific
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Chengdu 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chengdu from San Francisco found for this year
13 Nov - 22 Nov
$1,162pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CTU
Chengdu
CTU
Chengdu
EVA Air
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
13 Nov - 22 Nov
$1,227pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CTU
Chengdu
CTU
Chengdu
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
3 Nov - 30 Mar
$1,352pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CTU
Chengdu
CTU
Chengdu
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Chengdu

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chengdu from San Francisco, departing today and this week
28 Sep - 9 Nov
$2,270pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CTU
Chengdu
CTU
Chengdu
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
28 Sep - 5 Nov
$2,320pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CTU
Chengdu
CTU
Chengdu
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
28 Sep - 10 Nov
$3,417pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CTU
Chengdu
CTU
Chengdu
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Chengdu from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Chengdu
12:05 pm - 5:10 pm
Air Canada
2 Stops
37h 05m
SFO - CTU
Air Canada
9:45 am - 10:40 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
32h 55m
SFO - CTU
Multiple Airlines
$3,894
United
7:05 pm - 1:15 pm
EVA Air
1 Stop
26h 10m
SFO - CTU
EVA Air
$4,019
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Chengdu

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.

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.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Chengdu for under $1,200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Chengdu for under $1,200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,127, but on average you can expect to pay $1,540.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Chengdu for under $2,300?

There are currently 9+ open flights from San Francisco to Chengdu within the next 7 days for less than $2,300.

How popular is this San Francisco to Chengdu flight route?

This flight path from San Francisco to Chengdu was viewed by 41 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chengdu, China

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Chengdu from San Francisco?

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Chengdu

Most visitors from San Francisco will not be allowed to enter Chengdu.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Chengdu.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Chengdu.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be presented upon arrival


Do I need a test to fly back to San Francisco from Chengdu?

Returning to San Francisco from Chengdu

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chengdu must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chengdu are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

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Alternative routes for San Francisco to Chengdu

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

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 = ¥6.47
Average temperature for September in Chengdu
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Chengdu
3.3 ″

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%
Cathay Pacific
$603 $833 No cancel fee 72%
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