The cheapest times to fly from SFO to CAN are

  • January 22nd to April 1st (except the week of January 29th)
  • August 20th 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 SFO to CAN is early September. Prices can be as high as $1380 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $565 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Guangzhou

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Guangzhou (CAN) will usually cost between $568 to $1162 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $582. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1248. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $666 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $742 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to CAN flight.

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

SFO to CAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to CAN flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, 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 to Guangzhou, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to San Francisco. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $65 (7%) 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 $790. Return trip prices are from the CAN 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 CAN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 22 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from SFO to CAN while comparing.

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

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from CAN
  • Usually 20.70% less expensive than CAN
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFO to HKG flights


Flight Hacking SFO to CAN

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 CAN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (SFO > LAX > CAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $736
  • Average savings: $6 (0.74%)

See SFO to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 32 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, EVA Air, Finnair, Hainan, JAL, JetBlue, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Philippine Airlines, Qatar Airways, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, United, Vietnam Airlines, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6884 miles or 11079 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to CAN flight is about 13 hour 22 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 104 available flights from SFO to CAN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSFO
Origination airport nameSan Francisco International Airport
CitySan Francisco, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeCAN
Destination airport nameBaiyun International Airport


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