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Flights from San Francisco to Shanghai, China Last modified: Dec 2, 2016 2:47 -05:00

San Francisco to Shanghai Last modified: Dec 2, 2016 2:47 -05:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've scanned 28,425,658,413 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Shanghai. China Southern & 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.

China Southern
SFOSHA
Sat 3/4
1 stop
SHASFO
Fri 3/17
1 stop
$547
Air China
SFOSHA
Tue 12/6
1 stop
SHASFO
Wed 12/14
1 stop
$556
United
SFOSHA
Mon 12/5
nonstop
SHASFO
Sat 12/10
nonstop
$573
China Eastern
SFOSHA
Fri 12/2
nonstop
SHASFO
Wed 12/7
nonstop
$584
Philippine
SFOSHA
Tue 3/14
1 stop
SHASFO
Tue 3/28
1 stop
$598
Air Canada
SFOSHA
Wed 2/8
1 stop
SHASFO
Mon 2/13
1 stop
$611

How Much is a Flight from San Francisco to Shanghai? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 $557.

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? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 $573 $556
7-14 days $992 $656
14-21 days $1,016 $956
21-30 days $583 $590
30-60 days $722 $553
60-90 days $722 $548
90+ days $722 $547

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Shanghai Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've examined 28,433,322,629 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
$573 $548 $573 $548 $553 $548 $553

Compare Flight Prices from San Francisco to Shanghai by Month Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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
December San Francisco Shanghai Air China 12/6/16 12/14/16 1 $556
January San Francisco Shanghai China Southern 1/27/17 2/11/17 2 $553
February San Francisco Shanghai China Southern 2/21/17 2/27/17 1 $548
March San Francisco Shanghai China Southern 3/4/17 3/17/17 1 $547
April San Francisco Shanghai China Southern 4/1/17 4/6/17 1 $548
May San Francisco Shanghai Philippine 5/2/17 5/9/17 1 $596
June San Francisco Shanghai Singapore 6/7/17 6/15/17 1 $878
July San Francisco Shanghai Philippine 7/21/17 8/9/17 1 $728

Cheap Last Minute Flights from San Francisco to Shanghai Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$656
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
$656 $1,296
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
$1,296 $590
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
$590 $793
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$793 $928
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$928

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from San Francisco to Shanghai Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 $636.

The average price for direct flights from San Francisco to Shanghai is $790.

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 13:20 14:50

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from San Francisco to Shanghai Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 $613.

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 43 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: Dec 2, 2016 2:47 -05:00Number of routes searched: 203Number of itineraries searched: 1,720,362

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 LAX
American DFW
American LGA
American MCO
American ORD
Air Canada YUL
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 KMG
China Eastern TAO
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 Last modified: Dec 2, 2016 2:47 -05:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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