The cheapest times to fly from SFO to YIW are

  • February 12th to April 22nd
  • August 20th to December 9th (except the week of October 15th)

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 YIW is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $1555 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $470 for Tuesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Yiwu

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Yiwu (YIW) will usually cost between $495 to $1290 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 $516. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1369. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $852 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $770 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to YIW flight.

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

SFO to YIW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to YIW 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 $0.08, 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Yiwu, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to San Francisco. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $129 (14%) 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 $770. Return trip prices are from the YIW 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 YIW 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 19 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 YIW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Xiaoshan Airport (HGH) in Hangzhou

  • 66 miles (106 km) away from YIW
  • Usually 11.05% less expensive than YIW
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to HGH flights

Destination alternative #2: Lishe Airport (NGB) in Ningbo

  • 92 miles (148 km) away from YIW
  • Usually 3.90% less expensive than YIW
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to NGB flights

Destination alternative #3: Longwan Airport (WNZ) in Wenzhou

  • 111 miles (179 km) away from YIW
  • Usually 3.57% less expensive than YIW
  • 1-layover flights available

See SFO to WNZ flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, American, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, KLM, Shenzhen, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6299 miles or 10137 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to YIW flight is about 12 hour 19 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from SFO to YIW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeYIW
Destination airport nameYiwu Airport


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