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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 Saturday or Sunday and return on a Wednesday

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

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

$1,215

Average for round-trip flights in December 2020

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 Friday departure is the best way to save up to 26% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco to Chengdu?

To save on the cost of your flight from San Francisco to Chengdu, book at least 20 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 50% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $636 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,011.

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

February can be a great time to fly to Chengdu from San Francisco with a flight ticket averaging about $830. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $389. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of August.

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 50% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Chengdu in December, January 2021

The best prices found for SFO to CTU flights for December, January
2 Jan - 8 Jan
$1,822pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CTU
Chengdu
CTU
Chengdu
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
2 Jan - 8 Jan
$1,915pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CTU
Chengdu
CTU
Chengdu
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
2 Jan - 30 Jan
$1,963pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CTU
Chengdu
CTU
Chengdu
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Chengdu 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chengdu from San Francisco found for this year
9 Dec - 2 Apr
$2,218pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CTU
Chengdu
CTU
Chengdu
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
15 Dec - 23 Dec
$2,433pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CTU
Chengdu
CTU
Chengdu
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
15 Dec - 23 Dec
$2,444pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
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
9 Dec - 2 Apr
$2,218pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CTU
Chengdu
CTU
Chengdu
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
9 Dec - 2 Apr
$2,928pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CTU
Chengdu
CTU
Chengdu
Air China
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
9 Dec - 2 Apr
$3,463pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CTU
Chengdu
CTU
Chengdu
China Southern
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Chengdu from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Chengdu
3:20 am - 5:55 pm
Air Canada
2 Stops
22h 35m
SFO - CTU
Air Canada
$928
FlyFar
6:30 pm - 8:05 pm
Asiana Airlines
1 Stop
33h 35m
SFO - CTU
Asiana Airlines
$1,263
KAYAK
6:30 pm - 8:25 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
33h 55m
SFO - CTU
Multiple Airlines
$1,291
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about San Francisco to Chengdu flights.

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, China Eastern, and China Southern 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 $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Chengdu for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air China for just $614, but on average you can expect to pay $2,113.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Chengdu for under $600 on Cheapflights?

There are no nonstop flights from San Francisco to Chengdu, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

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

There are currently 3+ open flights from San Francisco to Chengdu within the next 7 days for less than $2,300.

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 less than in Chengdu. You can expect this to be the case over the next 14 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, Qatar Airways, and Air Canada can get you from San Francisco to Chengdu in just under 22h 05m. Your travel time can differ by up to 13h 10m. 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, Air China ($614), Qatar Airways ($1,991), and Major Airline ($2,551) offers the cheapest pricing from San Francisco to Chengdu. These flights start at 25% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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 Canada ($928) and Asiana Airlines ($1,149).

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Chengdu

Destination information for Chengdu

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from San Francisco to Chengdu
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ¥6.57
Average temperature for December in Chengdu
51.8 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Chengdu
0.6 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Chengdu

Top 6 airlines 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 N/A 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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