The cheapest times to fly from DOY to SFO are

  • August 27th to October 21st (except the weeks of September 17th and September 24th)

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 DOY to SFO is mid October. Prices can be as high as $2662 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $577 for Monday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Shandong (DOY) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $631 to $2441 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 $1079. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1957. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $878 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1427 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DOY to SFO flight.

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

DOY to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DOY to SFO flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Dongying. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to San Francisco, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Dongying. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $2211 (61%) 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 $930. Return trip prices are from the SFO to DOY 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 DOY 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 41 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 DOY to SFO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in Oakland, CA

  • 11 miles (18 km) away from SFO
  • Usually 47.51% less expensive than SFO
  • 1-layover flights available

See DOY to OAK flights

Destination alternative #2: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from SFO
  • Usually 42.12% less expensive than SFO
  • 1-layover flights available

See DOY to SJC flights


Flight Hacking DOY to SFO

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 DOY to SFO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Beijing (DOY > PEK > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $822
  • Average savings: $605 (42.4%)

See DOY to PDX flights

Hack #2: Portland, OR (DOY > PDX > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $971
  • Average savings: $456 (31.96%)

See DOY to PEK flights

Hack #3: Denver, CO (DOY > DEN > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1010
  • Average savings: $418 (29.26%)

See DOY to DEN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Alaska, American, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Frontier, Hainan, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5945 miles or 9568 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DOY to SFO flight is about 11 hour 41 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from DOY to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DOY
Origination airport name Dongying Shengli Airport
City Shandong
Country China
Latitude 37.5
Longitude 118.8

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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