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Cheap Flights from Shanghai to San Francisco, CA, United States - SHA to SFO Last modified: Jul 1, 2016 7:41 PM

Popular flights from Shanghai to San Francisco Last modified: Jul 1, 2016 7:41 PM

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.

Hainan
SHASFO
Sun 9/25
1 stop
SFOSHA
Sun 10/2
1 stop
CNY3,668
Select
China Southern
SHASFO
Mon 10/3
2 stops
SFOSHA
Thu 10/13
2 stops
CNY3,861
Select
China Southern
SHASFO
Wed 10/5
2 stops
SFOSHA
Thu 10/13
2 stops
CNY3,861
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China Southern
SHASFO
Wed 10/5
2 stops
SFOSHA
Thu 10/20
2 stops
CNY3,861
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China Southern
SHASFO
Fri 10/7
1 stop
SFOSHA
Tue 10/18
1 stop
CNY3,861
Select
China Southern
SHASFO
Fri 10/7
2 stops
SFOSHA
Tue 10/18
2 stops
CNY3,861
Select
American
SHASFO
Tue 10/11
1 stop
SFOSHA
Tue 10/25
1 stop
CNY4,778
Select
United
SHASFO
Wed 10/5
nonstop
SFOSHA
Thu 10/20
nonstop
CNY4,984
Select
United
SHASFO
Thu 10/6
nonstop
SFOSHA
Mon 10/17
nonstop
CNY4,984
Select
United
SHASFO
Fri 10/7
nonstop
SFOSHA
Tue 10/18
nonstop
CNY4,984
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United
SHASFO
Sun 10/9
nonstop
SFOSHA
Mon 10/17
nonstop
CNY4,984
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United
SHASFO
Mon 10/10
nonstop
SFOSHA
Thu 10/20
nonstop
CNY4,984
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China Eastern
SHASFO
Wed 10/5
nonstop
SFOSHA
Mon 10/17
nonstop
CNY5,004
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China Eastern
SHASFO
Wed 10/5
nonstop
SFOSHA
Thu 10/20
nonstop
CNY5,004
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China Eastern
SHASFO
Thu 10/6
nonstop
SFOSHA
Mon 10/17
nonstop
CNY5,004
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China Eastern
SHASFO
Thu 10/6
nonstop
SFOSHA
Fri 10/21
nonstop
CNY5,004
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China Eastern
SHASFO
Fri 10/7
nonstop
SFOSHA
Tue 10/18
nonstop
CNY5,004
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Air China
SHASFO
Tue 9/27
1 stop
SFOSHA
Tue 10/11
1 stop
CNY8,153
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Air China
SHASFO
Mon 10/3
2 stops
SFOSHA
Tue 10/11
2 stops
CNY8,153
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Air China
SHASFO
Mon 10/3
2 stops
SFOSHA
Thu 10/13
2 stops
CNY8,153
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Alaska
SHASFO
Sat 10/29
1 stop
SFOSHA
Sat 11/12
1 stop
CNY8,997
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Hawaiian
SHASFO
Thu 8/25
2 stops
SFOSHA
Sat 9/10
2 stops
CNY10,585
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Hawaiian
SHASFO
Sat 8/27
2 stops
SFOSHA
Sun 9/11
2 stops
CNY10,585
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How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Shanghai to San Francisco (SHA to SFO)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Shanghai to San Francisco, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be CNY4,206.

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

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Shanghai to San Francisco 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 Shanghai to San Francisco

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days CNY11,947 CNY8,472
7-14 days CNY9,987 CNY8,386
14-21 days CNY9,987 CNY8,884
21-30 days CNY10,698 CNY7,083
30-60 days CNY9,562 CNY6,505
60-90 days CNY7,083 CNY3,668
90+ days CNY4,984 CNY3,861

Cheapest Day To Fly from Shanghai to San Francisco

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
CNY4,259 CNY3,681 CNY4,758 CNY3,887 CNY5,482 CNY3,681 CNY3,668

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Shanghai to San Francisco

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
July Shanghai San Francisco Hainan 7/23/16 7/27/16 1 CNY7,083
August Shanghai San Francisco Hainan 8/29/16 9/18/16 2 CNY6,127
September Shanghai San Francisco Hainan 9/25/16 10/2/16 1 CNY3,668
October Shanghai San Francisco China Southern 10/3/16 10/13/16 2 CNY3,861
November Shanghai San Francisco China Southern 11/1/16 11/12/16 2 CNY3,861
December Shanghai San Francisco China Southern 12/13/16 12/27/16 1 CNY3,861
January Shanghai San Francisco China Southern 1/18/17 1/25/17 1 CNY4,459
February Shanghai San Francisco China Southern 2/4/17 2/18/17 2 CNY3,960

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

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 Shanghai to San Francisco.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
CNY15,216
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
CNY15,216 CNY10,698
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
CNY10,698 CNY9,987
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
CNY9,987 CNY11,528
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
CNY11,528 CNY12,419
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
CNY12,419

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

Your Shanghai to San Francisco 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 Shanghai to San Francisco is CNY8,346.

The average price for non-stop flights from Shanghai to San Francisco is CNY12,133.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Shanghai to San Francisco
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
China Eastern 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13:00 13:00
United 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12:10 12:10

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Shanghai to San Francisco (SHA to SFO)

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 Shanghai to San Francisco. 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 Shanghai to San Francisco is CNY6,778.

The average price for round trip flights from Shanghai to San Francisco is CNY8,346.

Shanghai to San Francisco Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Shanghai to San Francisco?
Answer: The average Shanghai to San Francisco flight time is 11 hours and 32 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Shanghai and San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from Shanghai to San Francisco is 9873 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Shanghai to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 14 direct flights from Shanghai to San Francisco.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Shanghai to San Francisco?
Answer: China Eastern Airlines provides 50% of the non-stop flights between Shanghai and San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Shanghai to San Francisco?
Answer: Los Angeles, CA

Airports for Your Route

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

Cheap International Flights from Shanghai - SHA

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Shanghai to Oakland American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United CNY6,671
Shanghai to Los Angeles Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United CNY4,040
Shanghai to San Jose American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United CNY3,668
Shanghai to Vancouver Sichuan, Air Canada, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, WestJet CNY4,153
Shanghai to Tokyo Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Jetstar Japan, Tianjin, Juneyao, Hainan, JAL, Vanilla, Xiamen, Peach, China Eastern, All Nippon, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY1,270
Shanghai to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, Shandong, United CNY4,685
Shanghai to Sacramento American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United CNY7,907
Shanghai to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United CNY4,439
Shanghai to Toronto Sichuan, Air Canada, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, WestJet CNY4,917
Shanghai to Bangkok Sichuan, Spring, Air China, China Southern, Thai AirAsia, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Capital Airlines, Xiamen, China Eastern, Orient Thai, Bangkok, Shandong, Thai, Srilankan, Mesaba, Xinhua, Shenzhen CNY1,635
Shanghai to San Diego American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United CNY4,598
Shanghai to London Sichuan, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, airBaltic, Air China, China Southern, Condor, Aer Lingus, Tianjin, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Xiamen, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic CNY4,426
Shanghai to Seattle Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United CNY3,117
Shanghai to Seoul Sichuan, Air Busan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Tianjin, Juneyao, Hainan, Korean, Xiamen, China Eastern, Asiana, Shandong, Eastar Jet, Shenzhen CNY1,821
Shanghai to Monterey American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United CNY7,422
Shanghai to Chicago American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United CNY4,372
Shanghai to Portland American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United CNY4,598
Shanghai to Manila Sichuan, Cebu Pacific, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Tianjin, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Philippine, Shandong, AirAsia Zest, Shenzhen CNY1,542
Shanghai to Fresno American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Shanghai to Taipei Sichuan, Mandarin, UNI Air, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, China Southern, Shanghai, TransAsia, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY1,356

Cheap International Flights to San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Hangzhou to San Francisco Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United CNY4,233
Nanjing to San Francisco Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United CNY4,233
Ningbo to San Francisco Sichuan, American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United CNY4,246
Wuxi to San Francisco Sichuan, American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Yiwu to San Francisco American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Changzhou to San Francisco Sichuan, American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Nanjing to Oakland American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United CNY4,950
Nanjing to San Jose American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United CNY4,233
Hangzhou to San Jose American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United CNY3,668
Nanjing to Los Angeles Sichuan, American, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United CNY3,947
Cheap Flights from Shanghai to San Francisco, CA, United States, from CNY3,668 Round trip from SHA to SFO