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Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Shanghai, CN, China - SFO to SHA Last modified: Jul 28, 2016 2:32 AM

Popular flights from San Francisco to Shanghai Last modified: Jul 28, 2016 2:32 AM

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

United
SFOSHA
Thu 9/1
nonstop
SHASFO
Tue 9/6
nonstop
$525
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United
SFOSHA
Thu 9/1
nonstop
SHASFO
Wed 9/7
nonstop
$525
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United
SFOSHA
Thu 9/1
nonstop
SHASFO
Thu 9/8
nonstop
$525
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United
SFOSHA
Thu 9/1
nonstop
SHASFO
Fri 9/9
nonstop
$525
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United
SFOSHA
Thu 9/1
nonstop
SHASFO
Sat 9/10
nonstop
$525
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Air China
SFOSHA
Sat 9/3
nonstop
SHASFO
Tue 9/13
nonstop
$533
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Hainan
SFOSHA
Mon 9/19
1 stop
SHASFO
Fri 10/7
1 stop
$553
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Hainan
SFOSHA
Mon 9/26
1 stop
SHASFO
Fri 10/7
1 stop
$553
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Hainan
SFOSHA
Wed 9/28
1 stop
SHASFO
Mon 10/10
1 stop
$553
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Hainan
SFOSHA
Mon 10/3
1 stop
SHASFO
Fri 10/7
1 stop
$553
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Hainan
SFOSHA
Mon 10/3
1 stop
SHASFO
Mon 10/10
1 stop
$553
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China Southern
SFOSHA
Tue 9/13
1 stop
SHASFO
Mon 10/3
1 stop
$579
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China Southern
SFOSHA
Tue 9/13
2 stops
SHASFO
Mon 10/3
2 stops
$579
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China Southern
SFOSHA
Thu 9/15
2 stops
SHASFO
Wed 10/5
2 stops
$579
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China Southern
SFOSHA
Sat 9/17
2 stops
SHASFO
Mon 10/3
2 stops
$579
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China Southern
SFOSHA
Sat 9/17
2 stops
SHASFO
Fri 10/7
2 stops
$579
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American
SFOSHA
Thu 9/8
1 stop
SHASFO
Wed 9/21
1 stop
$587
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China Eastern
SFOSHA
Wed 8/24
nonstop
SHASFO
Tue 8/30
nonstop
$659
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China Eastern
SFOSHA
Wed 8/24
nonstop
SHASFO
Wed 9/7
nonstop
$659
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China Eastern
SFOSHA
Wed 8/24
nonstop
SHASFO
Thu 9/8
nonstop
$659
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China Eastern
SFOSHA
Thu 8/25
nonstop
SHASFO
Thu 9/1
nonstop
$659
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China Eastern
SFOSHA
Thu 8/25
nonstop
SHASFO
Fri 9/2
nonstop
$659
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Alaska
SFOSHA
Fri 8/5
2 stops
SHASFO
Tue 8/9
2 stops
$2,418
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How Much Does it Cost to Fly from San Francisco to Shanghai (SFO to SHA)?

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 $541.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from San Francisco to Shanghai (SFO to SHA)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane 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 discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from San Francisco to Shanghai

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from San Francisco to Shanghai should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $1,412 $1,085
7-14 days $993 $649
14-21 days $867 $649
21-30 days $629 $589
30-60 days $525 $527
60-90 days $575 $553
90+ days $575 $540

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Shanghai

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from San Francisco to Shanghai.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$553 $525 $539 $525 $539 $525 $575

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from San Francisco to Shanghai

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from San Francisco to Shanghai.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
July San Francisco Shanghai Air China 7/30/16 8/10/16 2 $1,143
August San Francisco Shanghai United 8/31/16 9/7/16 1 $539
September San Francisco Shanghai United 9/1/16 9/6/16 0 $525
October San Francisco Shanghai Hainan 10/3/16 10/7/16 1 $553
November San Francisco Shanghai United 11/18/16 11/20/16 1 $540
December San Francisco Shanghai Hainan 12/2/16 12/5/16 1 $553
January San Francisco Shanghai Air China 1/2/17 1/15/17 1 $579
February San Francisco Shanghai Air China 2/15/17 3/5/17 1 $579

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from San Francisco to Shanghai

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from San Francisco to Shanghai.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
$1,856
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$1,856 $1,856
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$1,856 $1,155
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$1,155 $718
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$718 $525
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$525
TIPSave $394 by flying into Hangzhou instead of Shanghai from San Francisco

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from San Francisco to Shanghai (SFO to SHA)

Your San Francisco to Shanghai flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing 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 $947.

The average price for non-stop flights from San Francisco to Shanghai is $789.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from San Francisco to Shanghai
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
China Eastern 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12:00 12:00
United 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13:50 13:50

San Francisco to Shanghai Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from San Francisco to Shanghai?
Answer: The average San Francisco to Shanghai flight time is 13 hours and 27 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between San Francisco and Shanghai?
Answer: The distance from San Francisco to Shanghai is 6135 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from San Francisco to Shanghai?
Answer: There are 14 direct flights from San Francisco to Shanghai.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from San Francisco to Shanghai?
Answer: United Airlines provides 50% 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 Flying from San Francisco to Shanghai (SFO to SHA) Number of flights searched: 876Last modified: Jul 28, 2016 2:32 AM

Below are the different airlines that fly from San Francisco to Shanghai with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from San Francisco to Shanghai.

San Francisco to Shanghai
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American DFW X X X X X X X
American PHX / LAX X X X X X X X
Air Canada YVR X X X X X X X
Air Canada YYC / YVR X X X X X X X
Air France CDG X X X X X X X
Air India DEL X X X
British Airways LHR X X X X X X
EVA Air TPE X X X X X X X
Air China PEK X X X X X X X
China Airlines TPE X X X X X X X
China Airlines TPE / KHH X X X X X X
Cathay HKG X X X X X X X
China Southern CAN X X X X X X X
Delta LAX X X X X X X X
Emirates DXB X X X X X X X
Etihad AUH X X X X X X X
JAL HND X X X X X X X
JAL HND / KIX X X X X X X X
Korean ICN X X X X X X X
KLM AMS X X X X X X X
Lufthansa MUC X X X X X X X
Swiss ZRH X X X X X X X
China Eastern - X X X X X X X
All Nippon NRT X X X X X X X
All Nippon NRT / NGO X X X X X X X
Asiana ICN X X X X X X X
Philippine MNL X X X X X X X
Qantas SYD X X X X X X
Singapore ICN / SIN X X X X X X X
Turkish IST X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United LAX X X X X X X X
Virgin Atlantic LHR X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in San Francisco and Shanghai, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Francisco to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Hawaiian, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $286
San Francisco to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $112

Cheap International Flights from San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Francisco to Seoul American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Korean, Asiana, Singapore, United, Virgin America $627
San Francisco to Tokyo American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, JAL, All Nippon, United, Virgin America, Island Air $721
San Francisco to Beijing Sichuan, American, Alaska, JetBlue, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United, Virgin America $445
San Francisco to Hong Kong American, Alaska, JetBlue, Cathay, Hawaiian, Hong Kong, Dragonair, Singapore, United $532
San Francisco to Hangzhou Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United $533
San Francisco to Taipei American, Mandarin, Alaska, JetBlue, EVA Air, China Airlines, Hawaiian, United $590
San Francisco to Nanjing American, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United $607
San Francisco to Bangkok American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Bangkok, Thai, United $647
San Francisco to Manila American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Philippine, United $599
San Francisco to Wuxi American, Air China, China Southern, Xiamen, China Eastern, United $1,274
San Francisco to London American, Air Berlin, Air France, Alaska, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, SATA, XL Airways, SAS, Brussels, Jetairfly, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, FlexFlight $734
San Francisco to Guangzhou Sichuan, American, Alaska, JetBlue, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United, Virgin America, Shenzhen $468
San Francisco to Delhi Jet Airways, American, Air India, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, United $695
San Francisco to Ningbo American, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United $649
San Francisco to Qingdao American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United $620
San Francisco to Paris American, Air Berlin, Air France, Alaska, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Air Malta, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, SATA, XL Airways, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America, FlexFlight $711
San Francisco to Wuhan Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United, Shenzhen $488
San Francisco to Okinawa American, Alaska, Hawaiian, JAL, All Nippon, United $1,092

Cheap International Flights to Shanghai - SHA

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Jose to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United $533
Sacramento to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United $881
Oakland to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United $738
Fresno to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Reno to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United $845
Monterey to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, China Eastern, United Check Dates
San Jose to Hangzhou American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United $689
San Jose to Tokyo American, Alaska, Hawaiian, JAL, All Nippon, United, Island Air $859
Oakland to Hangzhou American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United $1,230
Sacramento to Hangzhou American, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United $939
Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Shanghai, CN, China, from $525 Round trip from SFO to SHA