The cheapest times to fly from YCU to SFO are

  • January 29th to March 18th (except the week of March 5th)
  • April 2nd to April 29th
  • October 15th to December 31st

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 YCU to SFO is mid February. Prices can be as high as $4741 for Saturday flights during early to mid October, or as low as $1022 for Friday flights around mid February.


When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Yuncheng (YCU) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $1061 to $2783 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $1444. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid October, with an average price of $3943. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2499 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1805 can be considered a good price for a round-trip YCU to SFO flight.

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

YCU to SFO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the YCU to SFO flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Yuncheng. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SFO, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into YCU. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to San Francisco, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Yuncheng. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $581 (24%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1708. Return trip prices are from the SFO to YCU 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 YCU to SFO 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 25 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking YCU to SFO

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 YCU to SFO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Beijing (YCU > PEK > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $883
  • Average savings: $922 (51.08%)

See YCU to PVG flights

Hack #2: Shanghai (YCU > PVG > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $929
  • Average savings: $876 (48.53%)

See YCU to PEK flights

Hack #3: Tianjin (YCU > TSN > SFO)

  • Price for both tickets: $955
  • Average savings: $850 (47.09%)

See YCU to TSN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from YCU to SFO? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Asiana, China Eastern, China Southern, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Francisco International Airport to Yuncheng Guangong Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6356 miles or 10229 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from YCU to SFO?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop YCU to SFO flight is about 12 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Yuncheng and San Francisco, CA?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeYCU
Origination airport nameYuncheng Guangong Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeSFO
Destination airport nameSan Francisco International Airport
CitySan Francisco, CA
Countrythe United States


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