The cheapest times to fly from SZX to SAN are

  • February 5th to April 29th
  • June 4th to June 17th
  • October 8th to December 2nd

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 SZX to SAN is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $2088 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $579 for Wednesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to San Diego

Flying from Shenzhen (SZX) to San Diego, CA (SAN) will usually cost between $732 to $1445 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $579. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1782. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1203 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1040 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SZX to SAN flight.

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

SZX to SAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SZX to SAN flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Shenzhen. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SAN, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SZX. Saturdays 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 $202 (17%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $958. Return trip prices are from the SAN to SZX 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 SZX to SAN can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 12 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 SZX to SAN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from SAN
  • Usually 38.56% less expensive than SAN
  • Nonstop flights available

See SZX to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: Long Beach Airport (LGB) in Long Beach, CA

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from SAN
  • Usually 16.73% less expensive than SAN
  • 2-layover flights available

See SZX to LGB flights

Destination alternative #3: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from SAN
  • Usually 14.23% less expensive than SAN
  • 2-layover flights available

See SZX to BUR flights

Destination alternative #4: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from SAN
  • Usually 5.67% less expensive than SAN
  • 2-layover flights available

See SZX to SNA flights


Flight Hacking SZX to SAN

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 SZX to SAN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: San Francisco, CA (SZX > SFO > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $800
  • Average savings: $240 (23.08%)

See SZX to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (SZX > LAX > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $818
  • Average savings: $222 (21.35%)

See SZX to SFO flights

Hack #3: Seattle, WA (SZX > SEA > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $995
  • Average savings: $45 (4.33%)

See SZX to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SZX to SAN? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Shenzhen, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Diego International Airport to Bao’an International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7343 miles or 11817 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SZX to SAN?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SZX to SAN flight is about 14 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between Shenzhen and San Diego, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from SZX to SAN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SZX
Origination airport name Bao’an International Airport
City Shenzhen
Country China
Latitude 22.6
Longitude 113.8

Return Airport

Destination code SAN
Destination airport name San Diego International Airport
City San Diego, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 32.7
Longitude -117.2


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