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Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to China

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco to China?

To save on the cost of your flight from San Francisco to China, book at least 48 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 40% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $809 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $916.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to China?

April can be a great time to fly to China from San Francisco with a flight ticket averaging about $765. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as $479. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of July.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to China (SFO - CN)?

When flying from San Francisco to China, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to China in January, February 2022

The best prices found for SFO to China flights for January, February
Feb 19 - Feb 25
SFO

San Francisco

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

54h 59m
PEK

Beijing Capital

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

41h 43m
$1,260

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/25/22

Feb 23 - Apr 13
SFO

San Francisco

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

61h 00m
PEK

Beijing Capital

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

23h 51m
$1,291

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/26/22

Feb 4 - Mar 23
SFO

San Francisco

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

20h 45m
PEK

Beijing Capital

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

23h 56m
$1,499

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/25/22

San Francisco to China 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to China from San Francisco found for this year
Aug 1 - Aug 31
SFO

San Francisco

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

1 stop

26h 05m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

25h 25m
$834

EVA Air

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Deal found 1/25/22

May 11 - May 26
SFO

San Francisco

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

1 stop

20h 05m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

18h 00m
$848

EVA Air

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Deal found 1/24/22

Apr 3 - Apr 11
SFO

San Francisco

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

1 stop

20h 20m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 50m
$851

EVA Air

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Deal found 1/26/22

Non-stop flights to China from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to China direct flight deals
Apr 19 - May 15
SFO

San Francisco

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

Nonstop

13h 05m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

11h 15m
$4,157

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/27/22

Apr 8 - Jul 29
SFO

San Francisco

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

Nonstop

13h 05m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

11h 25m
$5,157

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/27/22

Apr 22 - Jun 27
SFO

San Francisco

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

Nonstop

13h 05m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

11h 25m
$5,657

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/27/22

Last minute flights from San Francisco to China

Late deals on return flights to China from San Francisco, departing today and this week
Feb 4 - Mar 23
SFO

San Francisco

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

20h 45m
PEK

Beijing Capital

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

23h 56m
$1,499

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/25/22

Feb 4 - Mar 23
SFO

San Francisco

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

20h 45m
PEK

Beijing Capital

SFO

San Francisco

3 stops

35h 51m
$1,644

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/25/22

Feb 1 - Mar 2
SFO

San Francisco

PEK

Beijing Capital

2 stops

20h 45m
PEK

Beijing Capital

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

23h 28m
$2,066

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/24/22

One-way flights to China from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to China
Jun 15
SFO

San Francisco

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

3 stops

51h 05m
$568

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/26/22

Jun 8
SFO

San Francisco

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

3 stops

51h 05m
$570

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/26/22

Jun 8
SFO

San Francisco

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

3 stops

51h 05m
$572

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/27/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about San Francisco to China flights.

What airport do you fly from for flights from San Francisco to China?

For a flight from San Francisco to China, you will be flying from San Francisco. San Francisco (SFO) is just 11.8 mi from the center of the city.

Which airlines flying from San Francisco to China have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from San Francisco to China have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. China Southern, Air China, and United Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like China Southern with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to China for under $900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to China for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on EVA Air for just $848, but on average you can expect to pay $915.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to China for under $4,200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to China under $4,200. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to China is less than $8,105.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to China for under $1,500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to China within the next 7 days for less than $1,500.

What are the most popular routes from San Francisco to China?

When deciding which route to take from San Francisco to China consider San Francisco - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl, San Francisco - Shanghai Pu Dong or San Francisco - Beijing Capital as they are the most popular.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from San Francisco to China?

The most popular airlines flying from San Francisco to China are Major Airline, American Airlines and Air Canada. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to China?

The cheapest flight price from San Francisco to China is $513. On average you can expect to pay $1,491. The most popular route, (San Francisco - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl), can usually be booked for $951.

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 24 hours before departing to San Francisco.

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

Top 10 airlines flying from San Francisco to China

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to China choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
China Southern
Cheapest$333
Average$672
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
Cheapest$338
Average$933
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time71%
COVID-19 safety
Air China
Cheapest$399
Average$708
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
Hong Kong Airlines
Cheapest$403
Average$680
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time65%
COVID-19 safety
China Eastern
Cheapest$420
Average$744
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time62%
COVID-19 safety
China Airlines
Cheapest$432
Average$1,096
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time70%
COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
Cheapest$435
Average$983
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Delta
Cheapest$438
Average$864
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
Air Canada
Cheapest$439
Average$756
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
Hainan Airlines
Cheapest$449
Average$675
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time61%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to China

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