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Flights from San Francisco to Shanghai, China Last modified: Sep 30, 2016 3:16 -04:00

San Francisco to Shanghai Last modified: Sep 30, 2016 3:16 -04:00

We've scanned 26,216,477,370 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Shanghai. American & Air China frequently offer the best deals on San Francisco to Shanghai flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

American
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Tue 11/8
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Sat 11/12
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Air China
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Sun 10/23
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United
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Sun 10/16
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JAL
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Sun 11/6
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Sun 11/20
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China Southern
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Thu 10/27
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Wed 11/2
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China Southern
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Thu 10/27
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China Southern
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Thu 10/27
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China Southern
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Thu 10/27
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Thu 11/3
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China Southern
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Wed 11/9
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Air Canada
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Mon 10/24
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Air Canada
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Wed 10/26
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Air Canada
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Thu 10/20
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Air Canada
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Thu 10/20
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Thu 10/27
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Air Canada
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Thu 10/20
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Sat 10/29
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China Eastern
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Tue 10/4
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Tue 10/11
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China Eastern
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Wed 10/19
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China Eastern
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Sun 10/16
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China Eastern
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Thu 10/20
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China Eastern
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Fri 10/21
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All Nippon
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Fri 11/25
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Wed 11/30
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$611
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All Nippon
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All Nippon
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All Nippon
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Mon 11/28
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All Nippon
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Asiana
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Asiana
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Asiana
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Asiana
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Asiana
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Philippine
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Tue 10/18
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Philippine
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Philippine
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Korean
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Korean
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Korean
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Korean
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Korean
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Mon 10/24
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China Airlines
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Wed 10/19
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China Airlines
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China Airlines
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China Airlines
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China Airlines
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EVA Air
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EVA Air
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EVA Air
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EVA Air
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EVA Air
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Singapore
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Singapore
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Singapore
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Singapore
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Singapore
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Cathay
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Sat 11/26
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Turkish
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Emirates
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Emirates
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Emirates
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Etihad
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Etihad
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Air France
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Air France
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Finnair
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Tue 12/13
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Fri 12/30
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Qatar
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Sun 11/6
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$1,643
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British Airways
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Wed 11/9
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$1,741
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British Airways
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Sun 11/20
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$1,741
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British Airways
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Wed 11/23
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British Airways
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Wed 11/16
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British Airways
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Wed 11/23
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KLM
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Lufthansa
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Mon 11/14
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Lufthansa
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Wed 11/9
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Lufthansa
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Wed 11/16
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Lufthansa
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Tue 11/15
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Tue 11/22
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Lufthansa
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Mon 11/28
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Virgin Atlantic
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Sun 11/20
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Qantas
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Tue 12/13
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Tue 12/20
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How Much is a Flight from San Francisco to Shanghai?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from San Francisco to Shanghai, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $483.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Shanghai?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we thinking FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from San Francisco to Shanghai based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from San Francisco to Shanghai?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from San Francisco to Shanghai.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $576 $481
7-14 days $584 $514
14-21 days $576 $481
21-30 days $576 $486
30-60 days $576 $479
60-90 days $576 $480
90+ days $676 $549

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Shanghai

We've examined 26,224,294,390 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from San Francisco to Shanghai is Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$480 $479 $481 $486 $481 $486 $486

Compare Flight Prices from San Francisco to Shanghai by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for San Francisco to Shanghai flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September San Francisco Shanghai American 9/30/16 10/12/16 1 $481
October San Francisco Shanghai American 10/4/16 10/11/16 1 $481
November San Francisco Shanghai American 11/8/16 11/12/16 1 $479
December San Francisco Shanghai American 12/5/16 12/20/16 1 $480
January San Francisco Shanghai China Southern 1/19/17 2/8/17 1 $549
February San Francisco Shanghai Air Canada 2/14/17 2/24/17 1 $576
March San Francisco Shanghai China Southern 3/29/17 4/3/17 2 $554
April San Francisco Shanghai China Southern 4/6/17 4/14/17 1 $549

Cheap Last Minute Flights from San Francisco to Shanghai

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from San Francisco to Shanghai. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$844
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$844 $514
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$514 $486
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$486 $486
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$486 $486
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from San Francisco to Shanghai

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from San Francisco to Shanghai is $598.

The average price for direct flights from San Francisco to Shanghai is $899.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from San Francisco to Shanghai.

Weekly Direct Flights from San Francisco to Shanghai - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
China Eastern 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12:00 12:00
United 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 13:35 15:55

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from San Francisco to Shanghai

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from San Francisco to Shanghai. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from San Francisco to Shanghai is not available.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Shanghai is $581.

San Francisco to Shanghai Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from San Francisco to Shanghai?
Answer: The average San Francisco to Shanghai flight time is 13 hours and 30 minutes.
Question: How far is Shanghai from San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from San Francisco to Shanghai is 6,135 miles (9,873 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from San Francisco to Shanghai?
Answer: There are 21 direct flights from San Francisco to Shanghai.
Question: What are the most popular San Francisco airlines for direct flights from San Francisco to Shanghai?
Answer: United Airlines provides 66% of the non-stop flights between San Francisco and Shanghai.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from San Francisco to Shanghai?
Answer: Los Angeles, CA

Airlines in San Francisco flying to Shanghai Last modified: Sep 30, 2016 3:16 -04:00Number of routes searched: 191Number of itineraries searched: 5,769,075

Wondering which airlines fly out of San Francisco to Shanghai? We've gathered the average price of San Francisco airlines with flights to Shanghai. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

San Francisco to Shanghai
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Air China -
Delta -
China Eastern -
United -
American DFW
American LAX
American ORD
Air Canada YVR
Air Canada YYZ
Air France CDG
Air India DEL
AeroMexico MEX
Finnair HEL
British Airways LHR
EVA Air TPE
Air China CKG
Air China CTU
Air China PEK
China Airlines TPE
Cathay HKG
China Southern CAN
China Southern WUH
Delta LAX
Delta ATL
Delta DTW
Delta JFK
Emirates DXB
Etihad AUH
Hainan PEK
JAL HND
Korean ICN
KLM AMS
Lufthansa FRA
Lufthansa MUC
Swiss ZRH
China Eastern TAO
China Eastern KMG
All Nippon HND
All Nippon KIX
All Nippon NRT
Air New Zealand AKL
Asiana ICN
Philippine MNL
Qantas SYD
Singapore SIN
Turkish IST
United EWR
United LAX
United ORD
Virgin Atlantic LHR

San Francisco to Shanghai Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in San Francisco and Shanghai. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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Cheap Domestic Flights from San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from San Francisco to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $267
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Delta, United, Virgin America $111

Cheap International Flights from San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from San Francisco to Seoul American, Air India, Finnair, JetBlue, British Airways, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Hawaiian, JAL, Korean, Lufthansa, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Qantas, Singapore, United $418
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo American, Air Canada, Air France, British Airways, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Etihad, Hawaiian, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Qantas, Qatar, Singapore, Turkish, United $449
Flights from San Francisco to Beijing American, Air Canada, Air France, British Airways, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Hawaiian, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Philippine, Qatar, Singapore, Turkish, United $473
Flights from San Francisco to Hong Kong American, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Finnair, JetBlue, British Airways, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Etihad, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, China Eastern, All Nippon, Austrian, Asiana, Philippine, Qantas, Qatar, Singapore, Turkish, United, Virgin Atlantic $522
Flights from San Francisco to Hangzhou American, Air France, EVA Air, Air China, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Lufthansa, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Qatar, United $496
Flights from San Francisco to Taipei Air Canada, Air France, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Philippine, Qantas, Singapore, Thai, Turkish, United $524
Flights from San Francisco to Nanjing Air China, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, JAL, Korean, Lufthansa, China Eastern, Asiana $584
Flights from San Francisco to Bangkok American, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Finnair, British Airways, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Hawaiian, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Austrian, Asiana, Philippine, Qantas, Qatar, Brussels, Singapore, Thai, Turkish, United, Srilankan, Vietnam $478
Flights from San Francisco to Manila Air France, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, JAL, Korean, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Philippine, Qantas, Qatar, Singapore, Turkish, United $467
Flights from San Francisco to Wuxi Air China, China Southern, China Eastern $803
Flights from San Francisco to London Jet Airways, American, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, AeroMexico, Finnair, British Airways, Delta, Aer Lingus, Emirates, Etihad, Iberia, JAL, KLM, Lufthansa, China Eastern, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Brussels, Turkish, Tap Portugal, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, WOW air $500
Flights from San Francisco to Guangzhou American, Air Canada, Air France, Finnair, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Hawaiian, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Qatar, Singapore, Thai, Turkish, United, Vietnam $521
Flights from San Francisco to Delhi Jet Airways, American, Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Finnair, British Airways, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Qatar, Singapore, Thai, Turkish, United, Virgin Atlantic $506
Flights from San Francisco to Ningbo Air China, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, China Eastern, United $599
Flights from San Francisco to Qingdao Air France, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, JAL, Korean, Lufthansa, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, United $533
Flights from San Francisco to Paris American, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, AeroMexico, Finnair, British Airways, Delta, Aer Lingus, Etihad, Iberia, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, China Eastern, XL Airways, SAS, Brussels, Turkish, United, Virgin Atlantic, WOW air $742
Flights from San Francisco to Wuhan Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, JAL, Korean, Lufthansa, China Eastern, All Nippon, Singapore, United $579
Flights from San Francisco to Okinawa American, Air Canada, Air France, British Airways, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, Delta, JAL, Korean, Lufthansa, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana $445

Cheap International Flights to Shanghai - SHA

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from San Jose to Shanghai American, Air Canada, Air France, British Airways, Air China, Cathay, Delta, Emirates, Hainan, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, All Nippon, Qatar, United $473
Flights from Sacramento to Shanghai American, AeroMexico, British Airways, China Airlines, Delta, JAL, Korean, China Eastern, All Nippon, United $866
Flights from Oakland to Shanghai American, Air France, AeroMexico, Delta, Etihad, Korean, China Eastern, Qatar $801
Flights from Fresno to Shanghai American, British Airways, Delta, JAL, Asiana, Qantas, United $707
Flights from Reno to Shanghai American, British Airways, Delta, JAL, Korean, Qatar, United $945
Flights from Monterey to Shanghai American, JAL, United $1,747
Flights from San Jose to Hangzhou American, Air China, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, All Nippon, United $483
Flights from San Jose to Tokyo American, Air Canada, Air France, British Airways, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Hawaiian, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, All Nippon, Qatar, United $610
Flights from Oakland to Hangzhou China Eastern $2,718
Flights from Sacramento to Hangzhou Delta, United $830
Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Shanghai