Cheap flights from San Francisco to China

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Flight information for San Francisco to China

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from San Francisco to China
Fastest flight time12h 40mThe fastest flight from San Francisco to China takes 12h 40m
Direct flightsNoneThere are no direct flights from San Francisco to China. Popular non-direct routes for this connection are San Francisco Airport - Beijing Capital Airport, San Francisco Airport - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport and San Francisco Airport - Shanghai Pu Dong Airport.

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

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 China from San Francisco?

Hainan Airlines

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

What is the cheapest San Francisco to China flight route?

San Francisco - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl

Fly from San Francisco to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl for the best San Francisco - China flight prices


Easily compare round-trip flights from San Francisco to China

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 San Francisco to China by changing tabs
Philippine Airlines
Mar 15
SFO6:30 pmSan Francisco
25h 25m
1 stop
PVG7:55 pmShanghai Pu Dong
May 1
PVG12:00 pmShanghai Pu Dong
18h 45m
1 stop
SFO6:45 amSan Francisco
Philippine Airlines
Mar 1
SFO4:30 pmSan Francisco
25h 25m
1 stop
PVG5:55 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Mar 31
PVG12:00 pmShanghai Pu Dong
18h 45m
1 stop
SFO6:45 amSan Francisco
Philippine Airlines
Mar 15
SFO6:30 pmSan Francisco
25h 25m
1 stop
PVG7:55 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Jul 29
PVG12:00 pmShanghai Pu Dong
18h 45m
1 stop
SFO6:45 amSan Francisco
Philippine Airlines
Feb 15
SFO4:30 pmSan Francisco
25h 25m
1 stop
PVG5:55 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Feb 25
PVG11:00 amShanghai Pu Dong
19h 30m
1 stop
SFO6:30 amSan Francisco
Philippine Airlines
Feb 17
SFO4:30 pmSan Francisco
25h 25m
1 stop
PVG5:55 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Feb 26
PVG11:00 amShanghai Pu Dong
18h 30m
1 stop
SFO5:30 amSan Francisco
EVA Air
Nov 2
SFO8:10 pmSan Francisco
20h 55m
1 stop
PVG5:05 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Feb 23
PVG8:15 amShanghai Pu Dong
17h 35m
1 stop
SFO1:50 amSan Francisco

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

If you're looking for one-way flights from San Francisco to China, view some of our deals below provided by EVA Air and Philippine Airlines
Philippine Airlines
Feb 8
SFO4:30 pmSan Francisco
22h 25m
1 stop
PEK2:55 pmBeijing Capital
Philippine Airlines
Feb 8
SFO4:30 pmSan Francisco
25h 25m
1 stop
PVG5:55 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Philippine Airlines
Feb 28
SFO4:30 pmSan Francisco
25h 25m
1 stop
PVG5:55 pmShanghai Pu Dong

Search last-minute flights to China from San Francisco

Find and compare flight prices for your last-minute flight from San Francisco to China
Multiple Airlines
Sep 28
SFO7:30 pmSan Francisco
27h 35m
2 stops
PVG11:05 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Nov 6
PVG8:15 amShanghai Pu Dong
41h 45m
2 stops
SFO1:00 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Sep 28
SFO7:30 pmSan Francisco
27h 35m
2 stops
PVG11:05 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Oct 21
PVG7:30 amShanghai Pu Dong
42h 30m
2 stops
SFO2:00 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Sep 24
SFO7:30 pmSan Francisco
27h 20m
2 stops
PVG10:50 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Nov 30
PVG11:10 amShanghai Pu Dong
37h 50m
2 stops
SFO1:00 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Sep 28
SFO7:30 pmSan Francisco
27h 35m
2 stops
PVG11:05 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Oct 19
PVG8:55 amShanghai Pu Dong
41h 05m
2 stops
SFO2:00 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Sep 28
SFO3:00 pmSan Francisco
37h 00m
2 stops
CTU4:00 amChengdu
Nov 9
CTU4:05 pmChengdu
38h 51m
3 stops
SFO6:56 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Sep 28
SFO3:00 pmSan Francisco
37h 00m
2 stops
CTU4:00 amChengdu
Nov 5
CTU5:05 pmChengdu
37h 51m
3 stops
SFO5:56 amSan Francisco

Best airlines flying from San Francisco to China

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from San Francisco to China with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
China Southern
PriceFrom $333
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 $338
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
Air China
PriceFrom $399
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
Hong Kong Airlines
PriceFrom $403
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
China Eastern
PriceFrom $420
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
China Airlines
PriceFrom $432
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.5
7.6

Boarding

7.4

Comfort

8.3

Crew

7.6

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Pros: Seat is comfortable.

Cons: Very nice airplane. Ride is comfortable. Processing in immigration is very fast. In 30min you are in the parking lot already.

1 / 10
United Airlines
PriceFrom $435
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.8
7.2

Boarding

6.6

Comfort

7.5

Crew

6.6

Entertainment

6.1

Food

Reviews

Pros: Everything! From ticketing agent to all the crew on our flight back were awesome. Thank you!

1 / 10
Delta
PriceFrom $438
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 Canada
PriceFrom $439
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.5
7.8

Boarding

7.3

Comfort

8.1

Crew

7.3

Entertainment

5.9

Food

Reviews

The food selection has been better in the past but due to Covid it is understandable. This particular flight did not have any entertainment and the Air Canada App did not work to access movies.

1 / 10
Asiana Airlines
PriceFrom $583
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

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

    Philippine Airlines has implemented additional safety measures to accommodate travelers. 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 San Francisco to China. Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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

    Due to the global impact of COVID-19, some of our airline partners operating flights from San Francisco to China, such as China Southern, Air China, and United Airlines may have put in place flexible cancellation policies. Use our site to search for all of the airlines offering this flexibility to you.


Can I fly to China from San Francisco right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to China

Most visitors from San Francisco will not be allowed to enter China.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to China.

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

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be presented upon arrival


Can I fly back to San Francisco from China?

Returning to San Francisco from China

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.

If you are planning to travel to China 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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