Cheap flights from Shanghai to San Francisco

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Flight information for Shanghai to San Francisco

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from Shanghai to San Francisco
Best Price Found$1,388The best flight deal from Shanghai to San Francisco found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $1,388
Fastest flight time14h 0mThe fastest flight from Shanghai to San Francisco takes 14h 0m
Direct flightsNoneThere are no direct flights from Shanghai to San Francisco. Popular non-direct routes for this connection are Shanghai Pu Dong - San Francisco and Shanghai Hongqiao Intl - San Francisco.
Airports in San Francisco1 airportThere is 1 airport near San Francisco: San Francisco (SFO)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from Shanghai 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 month to fly from Shanghai to San Francisco?

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

What is the cheapest day to depart Shanghai for San Francisco?

Thursday
The cheapest day of the week is typically Thursday. The most expensive is typically Sunday

When is the cheapest time to fly from Shanghai to San Francisco?

in the evening
Shanghai to San Francisco flights are approximately 20% more expensive in the afternoon than in the evening

What is the cheapest Shanghai to San Francisco flight route?

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

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

40 days before
The cheapest time to buy a flight from Shanghai to San Francisco is approximately 40 days to departure
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Easily compare round-trip flights from Shanghai 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 Shanghai to San Francisco by changing tabs
Air China
Jul 2
SHA3:55 amShanghai Hongqiao Intl
19h 25m
1 stop
SFO11:20 pmSan Francisco
Aug 9
SFO10:50 amSan Francisco
16h 00m
1 stop
SHA2:50 amShanghai Hongqiao Intl
Multiple Airlines
Sep 2
SHA4:55 amShanghai Hongqiao Intl
25h 00m
2 stops
SFO5:55 amSan Francisco
Sep 20
SFO10:50 amSan Francisco
16h 50m
1 stop
SHA3:40 amShanghai Hongqiao Intl
Multiple Airlines
Sep 13
PVG6:15 amShanghai Pu Dong
21h 50m
2 stops
SFO4:05 amSan Francisco
Sep 14
SFO4:30 amSan Francisco
22h 30m
2 stops
PVG3:00 amShanghai Pu Dong

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

If you're looking for one-way flights from Shanghai to San Francisco, view some of our deals below provided by Japan Airlines
Japan Airlines
Oct 19
PVG5:00 amShanghai Pu Dong
15h 45m
1 stop
SFO8:45 pmSan Francisco
Japan Airlines
Oct 19
PVG9:15 amShanghai Pu Dong
21h 37m
2 stops
SFO6:52 amSan Francisco
Japan Airlines
Oct 22
PVG5:00 amShanghai Pu Dong
24h 22m
2 stops
SFO5:22 amSan Francisco

Best airlines flying from Shanghai to San Francisco

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from Shanghai to San Francisco with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
China Southern
PriceFrom $186
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

7.9

Crew

7.0

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Pros: Yes made sure mask was in place

Cons: No

1 / 10
Delta
PriceFrom $321
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.1
8.2

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.2

Crew

7.8

Entertainment

8.0

Food

Reviews

Cons: Wouldn't let us on the flight when there was plenty of time to get there. Manager was arrogant and slow - didn't care. Poor policies at that airport.

1 / 10
United Airlines
PriceFrom $348
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.8
7.2

Boarding

6.6

Comfort

7.5

Crew

6.6

Entertainment

6.0

Food

Reviews

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Very uncomfortable flight

1 / 10
Air China
PriceFrom $391
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
Cathay Pacific
PriceFrom $489
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.0
8.1

Boarding

7.9

Comfort

8.3

Crew

8.1

Entertainment

7.6

Food

Reviews

Pros: It was on time.

Cons: The extra leg room seats I purchased where not as advertised. There was an entire row on front of the that was not pictured on the web diagram.

1 / 10
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 $546
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
Korean Air
PriceFrom $598
Free Cancellation
Rating
9.4
9.9

Boarding

9.4

Comfort

9.9

Crew

8.9

Entertainment

9.3

Food

Reviews

Cons: Food

1 / 10
China Eastern
PriceFrom $598
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

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

Many airlines have put safety measures in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Two of the airlines doing this are Philippine Airlines and Delta. When flying from Shanghai to San Francisco, expect masks to be provided - they are required onboard. Aircrafts are also being cleaned thoroughly with enhanced products regularly. Additional policies include the installation of HEPA filters and pre-flight testing. Some airlines are even offering socially-distanced seating for a limited time. Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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

Some of our partner airlines flying from Shanghai to San Francisco 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.


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