Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Qingdao (TAO)

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The best prices from San Francisco to Qingdao are usually found in April or September, booked 52 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Friday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to Qingdao (TAO)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to TAO flight in 2021: compare San Francisco to Qingdao flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Qingdao.
SFO - TAO
Price
$478 - $1,327
TAO
Temperature
32 - 77 °F
TAO
Precipitation
0.4 - 6.3 inches

Popular in

August

High demand for flights, 44% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 35% potential price drop

Average price

$1,265

Average for round-trip flights in December 2021

Round-trip from

$478

From San Francisco to Qingdao

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Qingdao?

April is one of the best times of the year to fly to Qingdao from San Francisco. Prices for April average $737 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $434. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of August. Opting for a April flight can save you 80% on your journey compared to booking in April

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Qingdao (SFO - TAO)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from San Francisco to Qingdao is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the morning could potentially save you up to 45% on airfare.

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

Tuesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 53%.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 52 days in advance, which can save you up to 66% on flights from San Francisco to Qingdao compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 52 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 $747. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $887.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Qingdao in December, January 2022

The best prices found for SFO to TAO flights for December, January
19 Jan - 2 Feb
$6,688pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
TAO
Qingdao
TAO
Qingdao
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
19 Jan - 2 Feb
$7,761pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
TAO
Qingdao
TAO
Qingdao
Cathay Pacific
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
19 Jan - 2 Feb
$7,762pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
TAO
Qingdao
TAO
Qingdao
Cathay Pacific
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Qingdao from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Qingdao
12:26 pm - 6:10 am
China Southern
2 Stops
25h 44m
SFO - TAO
China Southern
$1,859
JustFly
4:55 am - 7:30 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
34h 35m
SFO - TAO
Multiple Airlines
$2,334
SmartFares
4:55 am - 7:30 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
34h 35m
SFO - TAO
Multiple Airlines
$2,783
SmartFares

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Qingdao

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

China Eastern, Air China, and Delta are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Qingdao for under $1,400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Qingdao for under $1,400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,388, but on average you can expect to pay $1,863.

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

Currently priced at $1,769, ANA will fly you from San Francisco to Qingdao and back. In addition to ANA, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Air Canada and China Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $1,877 and $2,049, respectively.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Qingdao?

The cheapest flight price from San Francisco to Qingdao is $686. On average you can expect to pay $1,254. The most popular route, (San Francisco - Qingdao), can usually be booked for $2,190.

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

Before booking your flight from San Francisco to Qingdao check out the most popular airlines for this route: Air China, Cathay Pacific or China Southern.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Qingdao, China

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Qingdao

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

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

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

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be presented upon arrival


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

Returning to San Francisco from Qingdao

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

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

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Destination information for Qingdao

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Qingdao.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ¥6.37
Average temperature for December in Qingdao
42.8 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Qingdao
0.6 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Qingdao

Top 5 airlines flying from San Francisco to Qingdao

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Qingdao 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
$408 $757 No cancel fee 67%
China Southern
$410 $930 No cancel fee 69%
China Eastern
$431 $737 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
$563 $915 No cancel fee 72%
Delta
$630 $849 No cancel fee N/A
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