The cheapest times to fly from SFO to XMN are

  • January 8th to April 15th (except the weeks of January 15th, January 29th, March 12th, and March 26th)
  • 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 XMN is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $1481 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $470 for Monday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Xiamen

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Xiamen (XMN) will usually cost between $520 to $1293 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 $496. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1322. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $825 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $798 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to XMN flight.

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

SFO to XMN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to XMN 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

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to XMN, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SFO. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Xiamen, and Tuesdays are the most expensive days to return to San Francisco. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $100 (11%) 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 $775. Return trip prices are from the XMN 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 XMN can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 54 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 XMN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Changle Airport (FOC) in Fuzhou

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from XMN
  • Usually 5.64% less expensive than XMN
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to FOC flights


Flight Hacking SFO to XMN

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 XMN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Hong Kong (SFO > HKG > XMN)

  • Price for both tickets: $726
  • Average savings: $72 (9.02%)

See SFO to HKG flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $791
  • Average savings: $7 (0.88%)

See SFO to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 26 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Hainan, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Philippine Airlines, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6618 miles or 10651 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to XMN flight is about 12 hour 54 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 96 available flights from SFO to XMN.


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 XMN
Destination airport name Gaoqi Airport
City Xiamen
Country China
Latitude 24.5
Longitude 118.1


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