The cheapest times to fly from DLC to SFO are

  • February 5th to May 27th
  • September 3rd to November 25th (except the weeks of September 24th, October 1st, and November 12th)

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 DLC to SFO is early to mid April. Prices can be as high as $1656 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $545 for Wednesday flights around early to mid April.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Dalian (DLC) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $607 to $1249 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid April with an average ticket price of $647. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1375. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $728 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $743 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DLC to SFO flight.

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

DLC to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DLC to SFO flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Dalian. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SFO, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into DLC. Fridays 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 $98 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $824. Return trip prices are from the SFO to DLC 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 DLC to SFO can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 22 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DLC to SFO? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 27 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Hainan, Hawaiian, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, SWISS, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Francisco International Airport to Zhoushuizi Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5769 miles or 9284 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DLC to SFO?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DLC to SFO flight is about 11 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Dalian and San Francisco, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 79 available flights from DLC to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DLC
Origination airport name Zhoushuizi Airport
City Dalian
Country China
Latitude 39
Longitude 121.5

Return Airport

Destination code SFO
Destination airport name San Francisco International Airport
City San Francisco, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -122.4


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