The cheapest times to fly from SAT to DOY are

  • August 20th to September 30th (except the week of August 27th)

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 SAT to DOY is mid October. Prices can be as high as $4532 for Monday flights during mid August, or as low as $755 for Tuesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Dongying

Flying from San Antonio, TX (SAT) to Shandong (DOY) will usually cost between $856 to $3648 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $1306. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $2554. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1248 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1978 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAT to DOY flight.

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

SAT to DOY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAT to DOY flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from San Antonio. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DOY, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SAT. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Dongying, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to San Antonio. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $3062 (66%) 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 $1131. Return trip prices are from the DOY to SAT 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 SAT to DOY 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 58 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 SAT to DOY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Binhai Airport (TSN) in Tianjin

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from DOY
  • Usually 26.04% less expensive than DOY
  • 2-layover flights available

See SAT to TSN flights


Flight Hacking SAT to DOY

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 SAT to DOY — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Seattle, WA (SAT > SEA > DOY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1022
  • Average savings: $956 (48.33%)

See SAT to SEA flights

Hack #2: Beijing (SAT > PEK > DOY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1194
  • Average savings: $784 (39.64%)

See SAT to PEK flights

Hack #3: Portland, OR (SAT > PDX > DOY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1296
  • Average savings: $682 (34.48%)

See SAT to PDX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SAT to DOY? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Delta, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Dongying Shengli Airport to San Antonio International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7214 miles or 11610 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SAT to DOY?

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

How many flights go between San Antonio, TX and Shandong?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 3 available flights from SAT to DOY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SAT
Origination airport name San Antonio International Airport
City San Antonio, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 29.5
Longitude -98.5

Return Airport

Destination code DOY
Destination airport name Dongying Shengli Airport
City Shandong
Country China
Latitude 37.5
Longitude 118.8


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