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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 think 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 $2,921 $1,964
7-14 days $656 $1,496
14-21 days $1,191 $1,375
21-30 days $3,133 $818
30-60 days $1,200 $751
60-90 days $879 $680
90+ days $600 $452

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
February San Francisco Shanghai All Nippon 2/16/20 3/5/20 1 $574
March San Francisco Shanghai Air Canada 3/31/20 4/6/20 1 $494
April San Francisco Shanghai Air China 4/21/20 4/28/20 1 $468
May San Francisco Shanghai Air China 5/3/20 5/10/20 1 $501
June San Francisco Shanghai Air Canada 6/1/20 6/4/20 1 $725
July San Francisco Shanghai Major Airlines 7/7/20 7/14/20 1 $670
August San Francisco Shanghai Air China 8/25/20 9/1/20 1 $492
September San Francisco Shanghai Air Canada 9/22/20 10/7/20 1 $490

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

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9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$674
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$674 $648
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$648 $664
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$664 $648
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$648 $772
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$772

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 $634.

The average price for direct flights from San Francisco to Shanghai is $729.

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 07:00 07:00
United 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 08:15 11:20

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 $430.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Shanghai is $633.

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 10 minutes.
Question: How far is Shanghai from San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from San Francisco to Shanghai is 6,133 miles (9,870 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.

Airlines in San Francisco flying to Shanghai Last modified: Jun 6, 2020 5:35 -04:00Number of routes searched: 0Number of itineraries searched: 0

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.

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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