The cheapest times to fly from SJC to LHW are

  • January 22nd to April 22nd (except the weeks of January 29th, March 26th, and April 9th)
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the week of 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 SJC to LHW is early September. Prices can be as high as $6309 for Friday flights during late July, or as low as $523 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Lanzhou

Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Lanzhou (LHW) will usually cost between $635 to $2150 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $725. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $2921. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2196 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1192 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to LHW flight.

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

SJC to LHW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SJC to LHW 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 $0.11, 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $380 (26%) 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 $1128. Return trip prices are from the LHW 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 LHW 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 47 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SJC to LHW

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 LHW — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $897
  • Average savings: $295 (24.75%)

See SJC to LAX flights

Hack #2: Chengdu (SJC > CTU > LHW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1096
  • Average savings: $97 (8.1%)

See SJC to CTU flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1123
  • Average savings: $70 (5.83%)

See SJC to PEK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6559 miles or 10556 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to LHW flight is about 12 hour 47 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from SJC to LHW.


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 LHW
Destination airport name Zhongchuan Airport
City Lanzhou
Country China
Latitude 36.5
Longitude 103.6


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