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The cheapest times to fly from SFO to NAO are

  • February 12th to April 29th
  • August 20th to December 2nd (except the week of November 12th)

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 NAO is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $1808 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $782 for Wednesday flights around late August to early September.

 

When to Fly to Nanchong

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Nanchong (NAO) will usually cost between $940 to $1587 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 $855. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1672. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $816 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1208 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to NAO flight.

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

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SFO to NAO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to NAO 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 $0.11, which is far below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to NAO, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into SFO. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Nanchong, and Tuesdays are the most expensive days to return to San Francisco. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $238 (18%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1162. Return trip prices are from the NAO to SFO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SFO to NAO can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 10 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 NAO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Jiangbei Airport (CKG) in Chongqing

  • 82 miles (132 km) away from NAO
  • Usually 46.69% less expensive than NAO
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to CKG flights

Destination alternative #2: Shuangliu Airport (CTU) in Chengdu

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from NAO
  • Usually 44.99% less expensive than NAO
  • Nonstop flights available

See SFO to CTU flights

Destination alternative #3: Mianyang Airport (MIG) in Mianyang

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from NAO
  • Usually 4.88% less expensive than NAO
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to MIG flights

 

Flight Hacking SFO to NAO

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 NAO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Guangzhou (SFO > CAN > NAO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1127
  • Average savings: $82 (6.75%)

See SFO to CAN flights

Hack #2: Shenzhen (SFO > SZX > NAO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1190
  • Average savings: $18 (1.49%)

See SFO to SZX flights

Hack #3: Beijing (SFO > PEK > NAO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1193
  • Average savings: $16 (1.28%)

See SFO to PEK flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Frontier, Hainan, Shenzhen, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6768 miles or 10892 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to NAO flight is about 13 hour 10 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from SFO to NAO.

 

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 NAO
Destination airport name Nanchong Airport
City Nanchong
Country China
Latitude 30.8
Longitude 106.1

 

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