Cheap flights from San Francisco to Shanghai from $564

Round-trip
1 adult
Economy
From?
To?
Sun 10/31
Sun 11/7

Travel Restriction Alert

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak may impact travel from San Francisco to Shanghai.
View current China travel restrictions

Flight information for San Francisco to Shanghai

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from San Francisco to Shanghai
Best Price Found$867The best flight deal from San Francisco to Shanghai found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $867
Fastest flight time13h 05mThe fastest flight from San Francisco to Shanghai takes 13h 05m
Direct flightsNoneThere are no direct flights from San Francisco to Shanghai. Popular non-direct routes for this connection are San Francisco Airport - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport and San Francisco Airport - Shanghai Pu Dong Airport.
Airports in Shanghai2 airportsThere are 2 airports near Shanghai: Shanghai Pu Dong (PVG), Shanghai Hongqiao Intl (SHA)

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

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 month to fly from San Francisco to Shanghai?

November

The cheapest time of year to fly to Shanghai from San Francisco is November. Most expensive is August

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

China Southern

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

What is the cheapest San Francisco to Shanghai flight route?

San Francisco - Shanghai Pu Dong

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

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

46 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from San Francisco to Shanghai is approximately 46 days to departure


Easily compare round-trip flights from San Francisco to Shanghai

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 Shanghai by changing tabs
EVA Air
Jan 4
SFO7:05 pmSan Francisco
26h 20m
1 stop
PVG9:25 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Mar 3
PVG8:15 amShanghai Pu Dong
17h 35m
1 stop
SFO1:50 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Jan 5
SFO1:45 pmSan Francisco
25h 20m
2 stops
PVG3:05 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Mar 3
PVG8:15 amShanghai Pu Dong
17h 35m
1 stop
SFO1:50 amSan Francisco
EVA Air
Jan 4
SFO7:05 pmSan Francisco
20h 00m
1 stop
PVG3:05 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Mar 1
PVG8:15 amShanghai Pu Dong
17h 35m
1 stop
SFO1:50 amSan Francisco
EVA Air
Mar 8
SFO7:05 pmSan Francisco
20h 00m
1 stop
PVG3:05 pmShanghai Pu Dong
May 25
PVG9:10 amShanghai Pu Dong
18h 00m
1 stop
SFO3:10 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Mar 8
SFO1:25 pmSan Francisco
25h 40m
2 stops
PVG3:05 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Mar 29
PVG9:10 amShanghai Pu Dong
17h 50m
1 stop
SFO3:00 amSan Francisco
EVA Air
Jan 2
SFO7:05 pmSan Francisco
26h 20m
1 stop
PVG9:25 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Feb 17
PVG8:15 amShanghai Pu Dong
17h 35m
1 stop
SFO1:50 amSan Francisco

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

If you're looking for one-way flights from San Francisco to Shanghai, view some of our deals below provided by Air Canada and EVA Air
EVA Air
Jan 4
SFO7:05 pmSan Francisco
26h 20m
1 stop
PVG9:25 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Air Canada
Mar 30
SFO2:20 amSan Francisco
16h 45m
1 stop
PVG7:05 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
Dec 8
SFO2:00 amSan Francisco
34h 50m
2 stops
PVG12:50 pmShanghai Pu Dong

Search last-minute flights to Shanghai from San Francisco

Find and compare flight prices for your last-minute flight from San Francisco to Shanghai
Air Canada
Nov 1
SFO3:00 amSan Francisco
32h 40m
3 stops
PVG11:40 amShanghai Pu Dong
Jan 15
PVG6:00 amShanghai Pu Dong
24h 56m
2 stops
SFO6:56 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Nov 3
SFO4:15 pmSan Francisco
43h 25m
3 stops
PVG11:40 amShanghai Pu Dong
Nov 10
PVG6:00 amShanghai Pu Dong
20h 33m
2 stops
SFO2:33 amSan Francisco
China Southern
Nov 5
SFO2:46 pmSan Francisco
28h 09m
2 stops
PVG6:55 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Nov 19
PVG5:20 pmShanghai Pu Dong
39h 13m
2 stops
SFO8:33 amSan Francisco
Air Canada
Nov 1
SFO3:00 amSan Francisco
32h 40m
3 stops
PVG11:40 amShanghai Pu Dong
Jan 15
PVG6:00 amShanghai Pu Dong
38h 50m
3 stops
SFO8:50 pmSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Oct 31
SFO7:55 pmSan Francisco
28h 45m
2 stops
PVG12:40 amShanghai Pu Dong
Nov 20
PVG2:00 pmShanghai Pu Dong
18h 10m
1 stop
SFO8:10 amSan Francisco
United Airlines
Oct 31
SFO6:00 amSan Francisco
16h 00m
1 stop
PVG10:00 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Nov 7
PVG3:15 pmShanghai Pu Dong
13h 25m
1 stop
SFO4:40 amSan Francisco

Best airlines flying from San Francisco to Shanghai

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from San Francisco to Shanghai 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 $411
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 $427
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
Hong Kong Airlines
PriceFrom $436
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
Air Canada
PriceFrom $439
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.5
7.8

Boarding

7.3

Comfort

8.1

Crew

7.4

Entertainment

6.0

Food

Reviews

awesome

1 / 10
Hainan Airlines
PriceFrom $449
Free Cancellation
Rating
0.0
Delta
PriceFrom $453
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.2
8.2

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.3

Crew

8.1

Entertainment

8.0

Food

Reviews

Great

1 / 10
United Airlines
PriceFrom $526
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.9
7.3

Boarding

6.7

Comfort

7.5

Crew

6.7

Entertainment

6.2

Food

Reviews

Basic economy experience needs to be at least on par with other airlines. Gate agent was rude and singled us out to step aside. Bags were lost despite paying for then, and claim agent told me it was because I was basic economy.

1 / 10

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

    Some of our partner airlines flying from San Francisco to Shanghai are adopting new policies due to the global impact of COVID-19. Some of the airlines that may be waiving their cancellation fees are United Airlines, China Eastern, and Air China. You can search for the full list of airlines like United Airlines that are offering this flexibility.

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

    Airlines such as Philippine Airlines have taken additional precautions to make sure you’re safer while traveling. Airlines flying from San Francisco to Shanghai are working to protect travelers. Some of these new policies include temperature checks, pre-flight testing, sanitization of key touchpoints, as well as mask requirements when onboard. Some airlines have even implemented socially distanced seating for a limited time. Policies will vary by airline.

  • How far is San Francisco to Shanghai by plane?

    The straight-line distance from San Francisco to Shanghai is 6133.8 mi. In terms of flight time, this usually takes a little over 19h 30m.


Can I fly to Shanghai from San Francisco right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Shanghai

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

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

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

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be presented upon arrival


Can I fly back to San Francisco from Shanghai?

Returning to San Francisco from Shanghai

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

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

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

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Shanghai

Compare alternative flights to and from nearby airports and cities to discover the best prices and most convenient flight times
Los Angeles to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time13h 50m
Cheapest price$872
Oakland, California to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time30h 20m
Cheapest price$994
San Jose to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time29h 05m
Cheapest price$1,162
San Diego to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time25h 35m
Cheapest price$1,354

Similar San Francisco to Shanghai flights

Flexible with your destination? Broaden your search and find flights similar to your San Francisco to Shanghai route