The cheapest times to fly from SAN to TNA are

  • February 5th to May 20th (except the week of February 19th)
  • 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 SAN to TNA is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $5766 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $514 for Tuesday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Jinan

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Jinan (TNA) will usually cost between $514 to $1538 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 $535. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2234. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1699 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $884 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to TNA flight.

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

SAN to TNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to TNA flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from San Diego. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to TNA, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SAN. 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 $440 (30%) 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 $760. Return trip prices are from the TNA to SAN 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 SAN to TNA 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 39 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SAN to TNA

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 SAN to TNA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (SAN > LAX > TNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $819
  • Average savings: $66 (7.41%)

See SAN to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SAN to TNA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Alaska, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, JAL, Korean Air, Shandong, Sichuan Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Yaoqiang Airport to San Diego International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6484 miles or 10435 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SAN to TNA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to TNA flight is about 12 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between San Diego, CA and Jinan?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from SAN to TNA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSAN
Origination airport nameSan Diego International Airport
CitySan Diego, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeTNA
Destination airport nameYaoqiang Airport


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