The cheapest times to fly from SJC to DLC are

  • February 12th to April 22nd (except the week of February 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 DLC is late September. Prices can be as high as $2370 for Monday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $514 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Dalian

Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Dalian (DLC) will usually cost between $573 to $1520 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $763. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $1578. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $815 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1131 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to DLC flight.

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

SJC to DLC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SJC to DLC flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as 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. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Dalian, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to San Jose. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $144 (12%) 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 $1084. Return trip prices are from the DLC 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 DLC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 25 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SJC to DLC

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 DLC — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $768
  • Average savings: $364 (32.14%)

See SJC to LAX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $910
  • Average savings: $221 (19.54%)

See SJC to SEA flights

Hack #3: Beijing (SJC > PEK > DLC)

  • Price for both tickets: $920
  • Average savings: $211 (18.66%)

See SJC to PEK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 25 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, ANA, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Finnair, Hainan, Iberia, Icelandair, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Norwegian, SAS, Shenzhen, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Wideroe, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5799 miles or 9333 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to DLC flight is about 11 hour 25 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from SJC to DLC.


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 DLC
Destination airport name Zhoushuizi Airport
City Dalian
Country China
Latitude 39
Longitude 121.5


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