The cheapest times to fly from SFO to TLQ are

  • January 15th to April 22nd (except the week of March 19th)
  • August 20th to December 9th (except the weeks of September 24th, November 5th, and November 19th)

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 TLQ is late October. Prices can be as high as $5808 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $991 for Monday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Turpan

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Turpan (TLQ) will usually cost between $1292 to $4264 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $1567. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2524. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $958 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1700 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to TLQ flight.

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

SFO to TLQ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to TLQ flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Turpan, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to San Francisco. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1383 (44%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1443. Return trip prices are from the TLQ 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 TLQ can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 43 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 TLQ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Diwopu Airport (URC) in Urumqi

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from TLQ
  • Usually 37.38% less expensive than TLQ
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to URC flights


Flight Hacking SFO to TLQ

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 TLQ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Xi’an (SFO > XIY > TLQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1325
  • Average savings: $376 (22.09%)

See SFO to XIY flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (SFO > LAX > TLQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1694
  • Average savings: $7 (0.38%)

See SFO to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6523 miles or 10498 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to TLQ flight is about 12 hour 43 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from SFO to TLQ.


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 TLQ
Destination airport name Turpan Jiaohe Airport
City Turpan
Country China
Latitude 43
Longitude 89.1


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