The cheapest times to fly from KMG to SFO are

  • February 12th to April 22nd
  • August 27th to December 31st (except the weeks of December 3rd and December 10th)

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 KMG to SFO is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $1555 for Friday flights during late July, or as low as $431 for Thursday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Kunming (KMG) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $445 to $1123 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $478. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1383. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $905 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $659 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KMG to SFO flight.

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

KMG to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KMG to SFO flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Kunming. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $115 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $672. Return trip prices are from the SFO to KMG 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 KMG 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 13 hour 58 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from KMG 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, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Hainan, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qantas, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United, Vietnam Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7212 miles or 11607 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KMG to SFO flight is about 13 hour 58 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 76 available flights from KMG to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code KMG
Origination airport name Wujiaba Airport
City Kunming
Country China
Latitude 25
Longitude 102.7

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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