The cheapest times to fly from SJC to YIH are

  • January 1st to April 29th
  • May 14th to May 27th
  • late September
  • October 22nd to April 29th (except the weeks of November 5th, November 19th, December 17th, and December 24th)

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 YIH is late September. Prices can be as high as $4149 for Wednesday flights during early August, or as low as $701 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Yichang

Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Yichang (YIH) will usually cost between $944 to $3368 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 $945. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2513. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1568 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1347 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to YIH flight.

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

SJC to YIH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SJC to YIH 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 $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to YIH, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into SJC. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Yichang, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to San Jose. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $685 (33%) 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 $1220. Return trip prices are from the YIH 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 YIH 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 53 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SJC to YIH

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 YIH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Shanghai (SJC > PVG > YIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $970
  • Average savings: $377 (27.99%)

See SJC to PVG flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (SJC > LAX > YIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $972
  • Average savings: $375 (27.84%)

See SJC to LAX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1036
  • Average savings: $311 (23.09%)

See SJC to PEK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, ANA, China Southern, Delta, Frontier, Hainan, JAL, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6612 miles or 10641 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to YIH flight is about 12 hour 53 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from SJC to YIH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSJC
Origination airport nameNorman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
CitySan Jose, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeYIH
Destination airport nameYichang Sanxia Airport


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