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Cheap flights from California to China

How far in advance should I book a flight from California to China?

To save up to 40% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 59 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from California to China from $602 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $719 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from California to China?

Flights from California to China lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from California to China in April, with the cheapest ticket starting at $390.

When is the cheapest time to fly from California to China (CA - CN)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from California to China as you normally would.

Cheap flights from California to China in January, February 2022

The best prices found for California to China flights for January, February
Feb 1 - Feb 20
LAX

Los Angeles

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

38h 10m
PEK

Beijing Capital

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

30h 38m
$1,145

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 24/1/22

Feb 19 - Feb 25
SFO

San Francisco

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

54h 59m
PEK

Beijing Capital

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

41h 43m
$1,260

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/1/22

Jan 26 - Feb 2
LAX

Los Angeles

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

37h 23m
PEK

Beijing Capital

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

21h 33m
$1,365

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/1/22

California to China 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to China from California found for this year
Aug 1 - Aug 31
SFO

San Francisco

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

1 stop

26h 05m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

25h 25m
$834

EVA Air

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Deal found 25/1/22

May 1 - Jun 30
SFO

San Francisco

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

1 stop

20h 05m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

18h 00m
$847

EVA Air

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Deal found 23/1/22

Apr 17 - Aug 25
SFO

San Francisco

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

1 stop

20h 20m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

15h 20m
$848

EVA Air

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Deal found 23/1/22

Non-stop flights to China from California

Save time with California to China direct flight deals
Jul 12 - Aug 23
SFO

San Francisco

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

Nonstop

12h 45m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

11h 25m
$3,743

United Airlines

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Deal found 24/1/22

May 23 - Jun 1
SFO

San Francisco

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

Nonstop

13h 05m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

11h 10m
$6,264

United Airlines

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Deal found 25/1/22

May 8 - May 21
LAX

Los Angeles

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

Nonstop

13h 50m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

11h 45m
$6,741

United Airlines

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Deal found 24/1/22

Last minute flights from California to China

Late deals on return flights to China from California, departing today and this week
Feb 1 - Feb 20
LAX

Los Angeles

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

38h 10m
PEK

Beijing Capital

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

30h 38m
$1,145

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 24/1/22

Feb 4 - Mar 23
SFO

San Francisco

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

20h 45m
PEK

Beijing Capital

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

23h 56m
$1,499

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/1/22

Feb 4 - Mar 23
SFO

San Francisco

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

20h 45m
PEK

Beijing Capital

SFO

San Francisco

3 stops

35h 51m
$1,644

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/1/22

One-way flights to China from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to China
May 10
SFO

San Francisco

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

1 stop

20h 05m
$576

EVA Air

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Deal found 23/1/22

Apr 3
SFO

San Francisco

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

1 stop

20h 20m
$584

EVA Air

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Deal found 25/1/22

May 11
SFO

San Francisco

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

1 stop

26h 25m
$596

EVA Air

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Deal found 23/1/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about California to China flights.

Which airlines flying from California to China have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

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

Can I find flights from California to China for under $900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to China for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on EVA Air for just $847, but on average you can expect to pay $903.

Are there nonstop flights from California to China for under $3,800 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to China under $3,800. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to China is less than $7,066.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to China for under $1,200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to China within the next 7 days for less than $1,200.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from California to China one-way?

$576 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from EVA Air. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Air Canada and China Airlines, with prices starting from $628 and $640, respectively.

Can I fly to China from California right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from California to China

Most visitors from California will not be allowed to enter China.

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from California are not required to quarantine after entering China.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be presented upon arrival


Can I fly back to California from China?

Returning to California from China

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from China must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to California.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from China are not required to quarantine after entering California.

Top 10 airlines flying from California to China

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to China choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Delta
Cheapest$264
Average$777
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
China Eastern
Cheapest$276
Average$760
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time62%
COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
Cheapest$295
Average$764
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time71%
COVID-19 safety
Hainan Airlines
Cheapest$295
Average$603
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time61%
COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
Cheapest$319
Average$867
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Air China
Cheapest$321
Average$691
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
Air Canada
Cheapest$333
Average$658
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
Sichuan Airlines
Cheapest$333
Average$535
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time63%
COVID-19 safety
XiamenAir
Cheapest$336
Average$604
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time49%
COVID-19 safety
Hong Kong Airlines
Cheapest$403
Average$692
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time65%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from California to China

See what time of day planes typically take off from California to China
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25%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
0%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
75%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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