The cheapest times to fly from DLC to SJC are

  • February 5th to April 15th (except the weeks of March 12th and April 2nd)
  • June 4th to July 1st (except the week of June 18th)
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

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 SJC is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $2086 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $571 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to San Jose

Flying from Dalian (DLC) to San Jose, CA (SJC) will usually cost between $635 to $1506 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $631. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1636. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1005 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1033 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DLC to SJC flight.

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

DLC to SJC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DLC to SJC flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Dalian. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to San Jose, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Dalian. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $144 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $961. Return trip prices are from the SJC 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 SJC 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 25 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from DLC to SJC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, CA

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from SJC
  • Usually 28.12% less expensive than SJC
  • 1-layover flights available

See DLC to SFO flights

Destination alternative #2: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in Sacramento, CA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from SJC
  • Usually 6.58% less expensive than SJC
  • 2-layover flights available

See DLC to SMF flights


Flight Hacking DLC to SJC

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 DLC to SJC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Seattle, WA (DLC > SEA > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $904
  • Average savings: $129 (12.49%)

See DLC to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (DLC > LAX > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $906
  • Average savings: $128 (12.34%)

See DLC to SEA flights

Hack #3: Beijing (DLC > PEK > SJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $964
  • Average savings: $69 (6.68%)

See DLC to PEK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, British Airways, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, JAL, Korean Air, Shenzhen, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport to Zhoushuizi Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5799 miles or 9333 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DLC to SJC flight is about 11 hour 25 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from DLC to SJC.


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 SJC
Destination airport name Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
City San Jose, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.4
Longitude -121.9


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