Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Kunming (KMG)

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The best prices from San Francisco to Kunming Changshui are usually found in November or September, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Tuesday and return on a Friday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to Kunming (KMG)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to KMG flight in 2021: compare San Francisco to Kunming flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Kunming.
How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco to Kunming?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 36% on flights from San Francisco to Kunming compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $580. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $657.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Kunming?

Users have found that flying from San Francisco to Kunming on a Saturday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Kunming (SFO - KMG)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from San Francisco to Kunming in the morning. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 34% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

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

November is one of the best times of the year to fly to Kunming from San Francisco. Prices for November average $700 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $405. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a November flight can save you 83% on your journey compared to booking in November

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Kunming

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from San Francisco to Kunming Changshui that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are China Eastern, China Southern, and Air China. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

How popular is this San Francisco to Kunming flight route?

The San Francisco to Kunming Changshui flight path was viewed by 82 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from San Francisco to Kunming?

When booking a flight from San Francisco to Kunming, you may want to consider flying on Air China, Cathay Pacific or China Southern as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Kunming?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $564. While the most popular route (San Francisco - Kunming Changshui) can be booked for $2,001 on average our data indicates $1,576 when flying from San Francisco to Kunming.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Kunming, China

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Kunming Changshui

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

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

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

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be presented upon arrival


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

Returning to San Francisco from Kunming Changshui

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

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

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Alternative routes for San Francisco to Kunming

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Destination information for Kunming

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Kunming.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ¥6.38
Average temperature for December in Kunming
60.8 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Kunming
0.8 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Kunming

Top 4 airlines flying from San Francisco to Kunming Changshui

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Kunming 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
China Southern
$381 $748 No cancel fee 69%
Air China
$425 $744 No cancel fee 67%
China Eastern
$452 $696 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.

Cathay Pacific
$609 $859 No cancel fee 72%
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