Cheap flights from China to San Francisco

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Flight information for China to San Francisco

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from China to San Francisco
Fastest flight time10h 55mThe fastest flight from China to San Francisco takes 10h 55m
Direct flightsNoneThere are no direct flights from China to San Francisco. Popular non-direct routes for this connection are Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport - San Francisco Airport, Shanghai Pu Dong Airport - San Francisco Airport and Turpan Jiaohe Airport - San Francisco Airport.
Airports in San Francisco1 airportThere is 1 airport near San Francisco: San Francisco (SFO)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from China to San Francisco

Look no further. We've gone through all the searches for this route on momondo so you have the important information and insights to find the cheapest flight ticket for your trip

What is the cheapest airline that flies to San Francisco from China?

Air China

Air China, Asiana Airlines, and China Eastern are the most popular carriers operating from China to San Francisco

What is the cheapest China to San Francisco flight route?

Shanghai Pu Dong - San Francisco

Fly from Shanghai Pu Dong to San Francisco for the best China - San Francisco flight prices


Easily compare round-trip flights from China to San Francisco

Below you can see the best fares for your round-trip flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from China to San Francisco by changing tabs
Air Canada
Dec 8
PVG6:00 amShanghai Pu Dong
23h 06m
3 stops
SFO5:06 amSan Francisco
Mar 10
SFO3:20 amSan Francisco
15h 40m
1 stop
PVG7:00 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Air Canada
Dec 8
PVG6:00 amShanghai Pu Dong
21h 18m
2 stops
SFO3:18 amSan Francisco
Mar 10
SFO3:20 amSan Francisco
15h 40m
1 stop
PVG7:00 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Air Canada
Dec 15
PVG6:00 amShanghai Pu Dong
23h 06m
3 stops
SFO5:06 amSan Francisco
Mar 15
SFO9:05 amSan Francisco
35h 55m
2 stops
PVG9:00 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Air Canada
Dec 8
PVG6:00 amShanghai Pu Dong
23h 06m
3 stops
SFO5:06 amSan Francisco
Mar 17
SFO2:00 amSan Francisco
19h 00m
2 stops
PVG9:00 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Air Canada
Dec 15
PVG6:00 amShanghai Pu Dong
23h 06m
3 stops
SFO5:06 amSan Francisco
Mar 15
SFO2:20 amSan Francisco
18h 40m
1 stop
PVG9:00 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Air Canada
Dec 8
PVG6:00 amShanghai Pu Dong
21h 18m
2 stops
SFO3:18 amSan Francisco
Mar 17
SFO2:00 amSan Francisco
19h 00m
2 stops
PVG9:00 pmShanghai Pu Dong

Find the cheapest one-way flights from China to San Francisco

If you're looking for one-way flights from China to San Francisco, view some of our deals below provided by EVA Air and Japan Airlines
Japan Airlines
Jan 12
CAN9:35 amGuangzhou Baiyun
38h 57m
2 stops
SFO12:32 amSan Francisco
Japan Airlines
Feb 1
PEK6:20 amBeijing Capital
40h 54m
2 stops
SFO11:14 pmSan Francisco
Japan Airlines
Dec 3
PEK3:35 amBeijing Capital
46h 20m
2 stops
SFO1:55 amSan Francisco

Search last-minute flights to San Francisco from China

Find and compare flight prices for your last-minute flight from China to San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Oct 1
CAN6:15 amGuangzhou Baiyun
22h 15m
1 stop
SFO4:30 amSan Francisco
Nov 27
SFO7:05 pmSan Francisco
18h 10m
1 stop
CAN1:15 pmGuangzhou Baiyun
Multiple Airlines
Oct 4
PVG4:10 pmShanghai Pu Dong
14h 00m
1 stop
SFO6:10 amSan Francisco
Dec 5
SFO2:35 pmSan Francisco
43h 05m
3 stops
PVG9:40 amShanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
Oct 1
CAN10:55 amGuangzhou Baiyun
41h 15m
2 stops
SFO4:10 amSan Francisco
Nov 27
SFO7:05 pmSan Francisco
18h 10m
1 stop
CAN1:15 pmGuangzhou Baiyun
Multiple Airlines
Oct 1
CAN3:30 amGuangzhou Baiyun
53h 48m
3 stops
SFO9:18 amSan Francisco
Nov 27
SFO7:05 pmSan Francisco
18h 10m
1 stop
CAN1:15 pmGuangzhou Baiyun
Multiple Airlines
Oct 4
PVG4:10 pmShanghai Pu Dong
14h 00m
1 stop
SFO6:10 amSan Francisco
Dec 4
SFO7:05 pmSan Francisco
26h 20m
1 stop
PVG9:25 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Air Canada
Oct 1
PVG7:00 amShanghai Pu Dong
43h 45m
3 stops
SFO2:45 amSan Francisco
Oct 28
SFO3:15 amSan Francisco
32h 25m
3 stops
PVG11:40 amShanghai Pu Dong

Best airlines flying from China to San Francisco

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from China to San Francisco with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
China Southern
PriceFrom $187
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.9
7.0

Boarding

6.7

Comfort

7.7

Crew

7.2

Entertainment

6.3

Food

Reviews

Pros: The cabin crews professional, kind, and helpful attitude all the time during the flight.

Cons: 1- The boarding, was very late as well as the departure. 2- The captain’s departing and landing technique, I had a feeling the plane was going to dismantle due to his harsh landing!. 3- The food’s quality.

1 / 10
American Airlines
PriceFrom $195
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.2
7.4

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Flight attendant for first class is definitely not a morning person. Oh and the WiFi DID NOT WORK!

1 / 10
Delta
PriceFrom $321
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.3
8.3

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.4

Crew

8.1

Entertainment

8.1

Food

Reviews

Great

1 / 10
Air China
PriceFrom $328
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.0
7.2

Boarding

6.8

Comfort

7.2

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Pros: Food - Free dinners even for economy class. Entertainment - Every seat has a TV that offers multiple languages and tons of blockbuster movies from a variety of genres. They also offer many television shows in multiple languages and genres and video games. Roomy- The seats are as non-roomy as any airplane. However, the flight attendants don't give you any trouble when you want to just get up and walk around and talk to people. It gives the plane a roomy atmosphere. You can go to spacier sections of the plane to hang out.

1 / 10
China Eastern
PriceFrom $345
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.5
7.9

Boarding

7.4

Comfort

8.2

Crew

6.9

Entertainment

6.9

Food

Reviews

Pros: Standard flight

Cons: My connecting flights were terrible. I was kept at the airport on a layover to another city and they wouldn't let me board because they said my passport number was entered wrong on the reservation. This made no sense as I had gotten off another flight on my way back home. No one at the airport in Shanghai was helpful and it was really frustrating to think that I would be stuck in China. I was finally able to track down a international supervisor who was able to print out my boarding passes and let me board my flight. Unfortunately, another family with small kids were dealing with the same issue as me only their flight was leaving in 30 mins. I hope they were able to make their flight.

1 / 7
United Airlines
PriceFrom $348
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.8
7.2

Boarding

6.6

Comfort

7.5

Crew

6.6

Entertainment

6.1

Food

Reviews

Not because the flight is going to Africa we can’t get better service on board

1 / 10
Cathay Pacific
PriceFrom $395
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.1
8.2

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

8.4

Crew

8.2

Entertainment

7.8

Food

Reviews

Pros: H good

Cons: Good

1 / 10
Hainan Airlines
PriceFrom $483
Free Cancellation
Rating
0.0
Hong Kong Airlines
PriceFrom $541
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.7
8.0

Boarding

8.1

Comfort

7.4

Crew

7.5

Entertainment

7.2

Food

Reviews

Pros: Everything was fast, smooth and easy.

Cons: Hong Kong Air wouldn’t give me my boarding pass until I had booked an onward flight leaving Thailand. I wish I had foreseen this, it’s annoying having to book a flight in 5 minutes when you don’t know your travel plans.

1 / 7
Asiana Airlines
PriceFrom $551
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.5
8.7

Boarding

8.7

Comfort

8.7

Crew

8.5

Entertainment

8.1

Food

Reviews

Cons: The flight attendants would forget me when tending to everyone

1 / 5

  • Are airlines flying from China to San Francisco offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

    To ease the stress of booking flights, some of our airline partners flying from China to San Francisco are responding to the global pandemic. The following airlines may have a flexible cancellation policy to help accommodate travelers: United Airlines, Air China, and China Eastern.

  • Which airlines flying from China to San Francisco have COVID-19 safety policies in place?

    Airlines such as Philippine Airlines have taken additional precautions to make sure you’re safer while traveling. Usage of HEPA filters, scheduled sanitation, enhanced cleaning of aircrafts, pre-flight testing, and mask policies are some of the implemented practices made by airlines to help keep you safe as you depart from China to San Francisco. Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.


Can I fly to San Francisco from China right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from China to San Francisco

Most visitors from China need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter San Francisco.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from China must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from China are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

Can I fly back to China from San Francisco?

Returning to China from San Francisco

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to China.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering China.

If you are planning to travel to San Francisco at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

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