The cheapest times to fly from SAF to SZX are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the week of October 8th)

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 SAF to SZX is late October. Prices can be as high as $3496 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $956 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Shenzhen

Flying from Santa Fe, NM (SAF) to Shenzhen (SZX) will usually cost between $1287 to $2323 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $1153. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $2430. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1277 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1618 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAF to SZX flight.

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

SAF to SZX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAF to SZX flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Santa Fe. 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 fly to SZX, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into SAF. 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 $133 (8%) 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 $1578. Return trip prices are from the SZX to SAF 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 SAF to SZX 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 44 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 SAF to SZX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) in Hong Kong

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from SZX
  • Usually 25.56% less expensive than SZX
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAF to HKG flights


Flight Hacking SAF to SZX

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 SAF to SZX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (SAF > LAX > SZX)

  • Price for both tickets: $855
  • Average savings: $763 (47.14%)

See SAF to LAX flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (SAF > SFO > SZX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1091
  • Average savings: $527 (32.58%)

See SAF to SFO flights

Hack #3: Seattle, WA (SAF > SEA > SZX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1093
  • Average savings: $525 (32.46%)

See SAF to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SAF to SZX? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, ANA, China Southern, Hainan, Shenzhen, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Bao’an International Airport to Santa Fe Municipal Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7639 miles or 12294 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SAF to SZX?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAF to SZX flight is about 14 hour 44 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Fe, NM and Shenzhen?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SAF
Origination airport name Santa Fe Municipal Airport
City Santa Fe, NM
Country the United States
Latitude 35.6
Longitude -106.1

Return Airport

Destination code SZX
Destination airport name Bao’an International Airport
City Shenzhen
Country China
Latitude 22.6
Longitude 113.8


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