Flights from San Francisco to Chengdu

Selected fares from San Francisco to Chengdu

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
SFO CTU Tue, Sep 29 - Tue, Oct 6 $731
SFO CTU Thu, Jan 21 - Wed, Jan 27 $744
SFO CTU Thu, Jan 28 - Fri, Feb 5 $753
SFO CTU Tue, Sep 29 - Tue, Oct 6 $803
SFO CTU Wed, Sep 23 - Fri, Oct 2 $1,053
SFO CTU Thu, Jan 14 - Sat, Jan 23 $1,208
SFO CTU Wed, Sep 23 - Fri, Oct 2 $1,906
SFO CTU Thu, Jan 28 - Fri, Feb 5 $1,942
SFO CTU Thu, Jan 21 - Wed, Jan 27 $1,970
SFO CTU Wed, Sep 23 - Fri, Oct 2 $2,431

San Francisco and Chengdu airports and terminals

Airports in San Francisco CA, US

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    San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

    Distance from City Center: 11.9 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from SFO to CTU

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal I Air China, United Airlines
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Airports in Chengdu , CN

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    Chengdu Airport (CTU)

    Distance from City Center: 20.5 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from SFO to CTU

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 1 Air China, United Airlines
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June

Cheapest weekend flights in June from San Francisco to Chengdu

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Jun 13 San Francisco (SFO) Chengdu (CTU) Air China $2,302
Earn $23.02
Return Sun, Jun 14 Chengdu (CTU) San Francisco (SFO) Air China

Lowest roundtrip airfare in June from San Francisco to Chengdu

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jun 2 San Francisco (SFO) Chengdu (CTU) Air China $1,253
Earn $12.53
Return Mon, Jun 22 Chengdu (CTU) San Francisco (SFO) Air China
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July

Lowest roundtrip airfare in July from San Francisco to Chengdu

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jul 21 San Francisco (SFO) Chengdu (CTU) Air China $963
Earn $9.63
Return Mon, Aug 31 Chengdu (CTU) San Francisco (SFO) Air China
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August

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from San Francisco to Chengdu

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Aug 31 San Francisco (SFO) Chengdu (CTU) China Southern Airlines $731
Earn $7.31
Return Wed, Oct 28 Chengdu (CTU) San Francisco (SFO) China Southern Airlines

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Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Aug 31 San Francisco (SFO) Chengdu (CTU) China Southern Airlines $731
Earn $7.31
Return Mon, Sep 7 Chengdu (CTU) San Francisco (SFO) China Southern Airlines
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Flights to Chengdu

San Francisco International Airport Information

The San Francisco International Airport (Highway 101 near the junction of Highway 380) is the primary commercial passenger airport serving San Francisco and the surrounding areas. The airport hosts most international and domestic airlines offering cheap flights from San Francisco. You can also use Orbitz.com to book an alternate flight out of Oakland International Airport (1 Oakland Drive, Oakland) or San Jose International Airport (2065 Airport Boulevard, San Jose).

Parking at San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International's parking garages are a 10-minute walk or less from the gates, and there is free shuttle service from the long-term lots. Parking costs anywhere from $18 to $38 per day, depending on the option you choose. If you've used Orbitz.com to book your discount flights, you may have saved enough to justify spending the extra money to use the airport's valet parking service.

Ground Transportation Information

A taxi, limousine or shared-ride van to the airport will cost anywhere from $17 to $40. Factor in plenty of extra travel time for the 13-mile ride, as rush-hour traffic can be brutal. You can also use the public BART system or the SamTrans public bus service, both of which will cost you less than $10. Don't forget to use Orbitz.com before you leave to book a rental car in your destination city.

Restaurant Options at the Airport

The San Francisco airport has roughly 50 eateries where you can grab a coffee or have a light meal. Most of the restaurants and cafes are located within the terminals past the security checkpoint, but there are a few restaurants before you reach the security gates. Have a great flight to your final destination, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com the next time you're looking for cheap flights from San Francisco.

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

If you use Orbitz.com as your travel planner, you are sure to find flights to Chengdu that suit your budget and needs. Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, the largest aviation hub in central and western China, is located 16 kilometers southeast of the city. Numerous airlines, both domestic and international, service the airport, including Air China, China Express Airlines, Dragon Air, and many others.

Transportation from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

Plenty of transportation options can get you to the city from the airport. Fives buses run on a schedule from the airport's terminals to major points across the city. You can also take the Inter-city Train or Metro, which run at frequent intervals from the airport's terminals. If you travel with a group or prefer taxis to public transportation, you can pick up a taxicab just outside Terminal 1.

Weather in Chengdu

Summer in Chengdu begins in June and is usually hot, with an average high temperature of 82oF. Autumn lasts from October to November and is the best time of year to visit Chengdu. Winter is typically cold, damp, and grey, with little rainfall and temperatures ranging from the high 30s to the low 50s.

Major Attractions in Chengdu

History enthusiasts will have many things to see in this historic city, while animal lovers can see the giant pandas that made the city famous. From Sichuan Opera, the Leshan Giant Buddha, and Mount E'mei to different historical and natural sites, there are activities for everyone. Check for discount tickets on these attractions when you book your cheap flights to Chengdu with Orbitz.com.

Interesting facts about flights from San Francisco to Chengdu

    • 2 direct flights are operating from San Francisco to Chengdu today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 14h 15m.
    • Air China flight 7218 (1:25 PM GMT, Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Jet (210-250)) is today's earliest available flight from San Francisco to Chengdu.
    • Air China flight 7218 (1:25 PM GMT, Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Jet (210-250)) is today's latest available flight from San Francisco to Chengdu.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from San Francisco to Chengdu (Air China flight 7218, Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Jet (210-250)) takes 14h 15m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from San Francisco to Chengdu (Air China flight 7218, Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Jet (210-250)) takes 14h 15m.
    • Flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Chengdu Airport (CTU) are available for this route.

Flight schedule for flights from San Francisco to Chengdu on Sun, May 31, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
Air China/Air China CA7210/CA4536 SFO 1:25 PM CTU 12:10 AM 744/320 19hr 45min
China Eastern Airlines/Air China MU590/CA4536 SFO 12:00 PM CTU 12:10 AM 332/320 21hr 10min
United Airlines/Air China UA857/CA4536 SFO 1:25 PM CTU 12:10 AM 744/320 19hr 45min
Air China/China Eastern Airlines CA7210/MU5411 SFO 1:25 PM CTU 12:35 AM 744/320 20hr 10min
Delta Air Lines/Delta Air Lines DL6557/DL6573 SFO 12:00 PM CTU 12:35 AM 332/320 21hr 35min
China Eastern Airlines/China Eastern Airlines MU590/MU5411 SFO 12:00 PM CTU 12:35 AM 332/320 21hr 35min
United Airlines/China Eastern Airlines UA857/MU5411 SFO 1:25 PM CTU 12:35 AM 744/320 20hr 10min
American Airlines/Air China AA8931/CA6502 SFO 1:00 AM CTU 12:50 PM 773/320 20hr 50min
American Airlines/Cathay Pacific AA8931/CX5820 SFO 1:00 AM CTU 12:50 PM 773/320 20hr 50min
jetBlue/Air China B65301/CA6502 SFO 1:15 AM CTU 12:50 PM 77W/320 20hr 35min
jetBlue/Cathay Pacific B65301/CX5820 SFO 1:15 AM CTU 12:50 PM 77W/320 20hr 35min
Cathay Pacific/Air China CX873/CA6502 SFO 1:00 AM CTU 12:50 PM 77W/320 20hr 50min
Cathay Pacific/Cathay Pacific CX873/CX5820 SFO 1:00 AM CTU 12:50 PM 77W/320 20hr 50min