The cheapest times to fly from SJC to MIG are

  • January 15th to April 22nd
  • August 20th to November 18th (except the week of October 22nd)

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 MIG is early September. Prices can be as high as $3238 for Thursday flights during early May, or as low as $708 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Mianyang

Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Mianyang (MIG) will usually cost between $775 to $1897 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 $968. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $2543. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1576 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1334 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to MIG flight.

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

SJC to MIG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SJC to MIG 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 fly to MIG, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SJC. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Mianyang, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to San Jose. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $177 (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 $1294. Return trip prices are from the MIG 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 MIG can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 14 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 SJC to MIG while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Shuangliu Airport (CTU) in Chengdu

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from MIG
  • Usually 40.89% less expensive than MIG
  • 1-layover flights available

See SJC to CTU flights


Flight Hacking SJC to MIG

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 MIG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Beijing (SJC > PEK > MIG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1046
  • Average savings: $288 (21.59%)

See SJC to PEK flights

Hack #2: Shanghai (SJC > PVG > MIG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1139
  • Average savings: $195 (14.62%)

See SJC to PVG flights

Hack #3: Guangzhou (SJC > CAN > MIG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1234
  • Average savings: $101 (7.53%)

See SJC to CAN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 28 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, China Southern, Condor, Delta, Finnair, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, United, Virgin Atlantic, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6809 miles or 10958 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to MIG flight is about 13 hour 14 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from SJC to MIG.


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 MIG
Destination airport name Mianyang Airport
City Mianyang
Country China
Latitude 31.4
Longitude 104.7


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