The cheapest times to fly from SAT to PEK are

  • January 15th to April 1st (except the week of January 29th)
  • August 20th to December 9th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from SAT to PEK is mid October. Prices can be as high as $1693 for Saturday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $620 for Monday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Beijing

Flying from San Antonio, TX (SAT) to Beijing (PEK) will usually cost between $633 to $1546 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $647. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1540. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $893 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $977 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAT to PEK flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SAT to PEK route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

SAT to PEK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAT to PEK flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from San Antonio. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PEK, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SAT. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $113 (10%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1001. Return trip prices are from the PEK to SAT flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SAT to PEK can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 48 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SAT to PEK

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from SAT to PEK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Las Vegas, NV (SAT > LAS > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $762
  • Average savings: $216 (22.06%)

See SAT to LAS flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (SAT > LAX > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $775
  • Average savings: $202 (20.68%)

See SAT to LAX flights

Hack #3: Denver, CO (SAT > DEN > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $797
  • Average savings: $181 (18.47%)

See SAT to DEN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SAT to PEK? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 25 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Etihad, EVA Air, Finnair, Frontier, Hainan, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Capital International Airport to San Antonio International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7126 miles or 11468 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SAT to PEK?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAT to PEK flight is about 13 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between San Antonio, TX and Beijing?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 90 available flights from SAT to PEK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SAT
Origination airport name San Antonio International Airport
City San Antonio, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 29.5
Longitude -98.5

Return Airport

Destination code PEK
Destination airport name Capital International Airport
City Beijing
Country China
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 116.6


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