The cheapest times to fly from SFO to BAV are

  • March 19th to May 27th
  • July 2nd to October 21st

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 SFO to BAV is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $3149 for Monday flights during late December, or as low as $709 for Thursday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Baotou

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Baotou (BAV) will usually cost between $820 to $2488 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $793. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2181. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1388 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1280 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to BAV flight.

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

SFO to BAV Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to BAV flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays 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 $726 (41%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1030. Return trip prices are from the BAV to SFO 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 SFO to BAV can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 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 SFO to BAV while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Baita Airport (HET) in Hohhot

  • 98 miles (158 km) away from BAV
  • Usually 24.61% less expensive than BAV
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to HET flights


Flight Hacking SFO to BAV

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 SFO to BAV — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Beijing (SFO > PEK > BAV)

  • Price for both tickets: $867
  • Average savings: $413 (32.25%)

See SFO to PEK flights

Hack #2: Shanghai (SFO > PVG > BAV)

  • Price for both tickets: $1100
  • Average savings: $181 (14.1%)

See SFO to PVG flights

Hack #3: Shenyang (SFO > SHE > BAV)

  • Price for both tickets: $1136
  • Average savings: $145 (11.29%)

See SFO to SHE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Asiana, China Eastern, China Southern, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6100 miles or 9817 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to BAV flight is about 11 hour 58 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from SFO to BAV.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SFO
Origination airport name San Francisco International Airport
City San Francisco, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -122.4

Return Airport

Destination code BAV
Destination airport name Baotou Airport
City Baotou
Country China
Latitude 40.6
Longitude 110


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