The cheapest times to fly from ROA to TAO are

  • January 8th to January 21st
  • February 5th to April 29th
  • August 27th to September 23rd
  • October 15th to December 9th

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 ROA to TAO is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $2777 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $1097 for Tuesday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Qingdao

Flying from Roanoke, VA (ROA) to Qingdao (TAO) will usually cost between $1351 to $2052 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late November to early December with an average ticket price of $1346. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $2155. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $809 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1532 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ROA to TAO flight.

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

ROA to TAO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ROA to TAO flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Roanoke. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $294 (17%) 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 $1519. Return trip prices are from the TAO to ROA 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 ROA 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 13 hour 55 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ROA 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 ROA to TAO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (ROA > LAX > TAO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1095
  • Average savings: $437 (28.52%)

See ROA to LAX flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (ROA > SFO > TAO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1165
  • Average savings: $367 (23.96%)

See ROA to SFO flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (ROA > JFK > TAO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1166
  • Average savings: $366 (23.89%)

See ROA to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ROA 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 Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Woodrum Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7187 miles or 11566 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ROA to TAO flight is about 13 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Roanoke, VA and Qingdao?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from ROA to TAO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ROA
Origination airport name Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Woodrum Field Airport
City Roanoke, VA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.3
Longitude -80

Return Airport

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


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