The cheapest times to fly from NGB to SFO are

  • February 5th to April 22nd
  • August 27th to December 2nd

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 NGB to SFO is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $1539 for Friday flights during late July, or as low as $483 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Ningbo (NGB) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $510 to $1240 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 $509. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1407. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $898 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $662 can be considered a good price for a round-trip NGB to SFO flight.

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

NGB to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the NGB to SFO flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Ningbo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to San Francisco, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Ningbo. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $76 (9%) 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 $707. Return trip prices are from the SFO to NGB 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 NGB 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 12 hour 10 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, American, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6215 miles or 10002 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop NGB to SFO flight is about 12 hour 10 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from NGB to SFO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeNGB
Origination airport nameLishe Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeSFO
Destination airport nameSan Francisco International Airport
CitySan Francisco, CA
Countrythe United States


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