The cheapest times to fly from GSP to TAO are

  • January 8th to April 29th (except the week of January 15th)
  • August 27th to September 30th
  • October 15th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 22nd and November 19th)

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 GSP to TAO is early September. Prices can be as high as $2797 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $1002 for Wednesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Qingdao

Flying from Greer, SC (GSP) to Qingdao (TAO) will usually cost between $1060 to $1822 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $1027. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $1991. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $965 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1145 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GSP to TAO flight.

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

GSP to TAO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GSP to TAO flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Greenville. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to TAO, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into GSP. 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 $253 (18%) 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 $1227. Return trip prices are from the TAO to GSP 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 GSP to TAO can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 8 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking GSP to TAO

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 GSP to TAO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (GSP > JFK > TAO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1065
  • Average savings: $80 (6.99%)

See GSP to JFK flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (GSP > LAX > TAO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1070
  • Average savings: $75 (6.55%)

See GSP to LAX flights

Hack #3: Vancouver (GSP > YVR > TAO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1106
  • Average savings: $39 (3.41%)

See GSP to YVR flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from GSP to TAO? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, ANA, Asiana, Delta, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Shandong, Shenzhen, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Liuting Airport to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7308 miles or 11761 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from GSP to TAO?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GSP to TAO flight is about 14 hour 8 minutes.

How many flights go between Greer, SC and Qingdao?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from GSP to TAO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code GSP
Origination airport name Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
City Greer, SC
Country the United States
Latitude 34.9
Longitude -82.2

Return Airport

Destination code TAO
Destination airport name Liuting Airport
City Qingdao
Country China
Latitude 36.3
Longitude 120.4


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