The cheapest times to fly from SJC to CGQ are

  • February 12th to April 29th (except the week of March 19th)
  • 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 SJC to CGQ is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $2353 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $513 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Changchun

Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Changchun (CGQ) will usually cost between $631 to $1512 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $619. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1576. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $957 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1025 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to CGQ flight.

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

SJC to CGQ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SJC to CGQ flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Jose. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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 Changchun, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to San Jose. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $210 (18%) 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 $1004. Return trip prices are from the CGQ to SJC 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 SJC to CGQ can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 43 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SJC to CGQ

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 SJC to CGQ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (SJC > LAX > CGQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $786
  • Average savings: $240 (23.37%)

See SJC to LAX flights

Hack #2: Seattle, WA (SJC > SEA > CGQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $979
  • Average savings: $46 (4.49%)

See SJC to SEA flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (SJC > SFO > CGQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $986
  • Average savings: $39 (3.8%)

See SJC to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SJC to CGQ? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, British Airways, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Longjia Airport to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5405 miles or 8698 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SJC to CGQ?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to CGQ flight is about 10 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between San Jose, CA and Changchun?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from SJC to CGQ.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SJC
Origination airport name Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
City San Jose, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.4
Longitude -121.9

Return Airport

Destination code CGQ
Destination airport name Longjia Airport
City Changchun
Country China
Latitude 44
Longitude 125.7


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