Cheap flights from San Diego (SAN) to Shanghai from $433

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 5/11. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
SAN — SHA
abr. 16 — abr. 231

The best prices from San Diego to Shanghai are usually found in August or September, booked 51 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Monday

Cheap flight deals from San Diego to Shanghai

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from San Diego (SAN) to Shanghai (CN2). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated abril 11, 2024.

Popular in

April

Cheapest in

August

Round-trip from

$1,258

One-way from

$905
High demand for flights, 39% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 29% potential price drop
From San Diego to Shanghai
One-way flight from San Diego to Shanghai

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Diego to Shanghai?

Friday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from San Diego to Shanghai. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Shanghai.

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Diego to Shanghai?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 59 days in advance, which can save you up to 20% on flights from San Diego to Shanghai compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 59 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $1,572. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,572.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Diego to Shanghai?

Flights from San Diego to Shanghai lean towards being more expensive in February. Prices are generally better when you fly from San Diego to Shanghai in January, with the cheapest ticket starting at $1,383.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Diego to Shanghai (SAN - SHA)?

It’s typically best to fly out from San Diego to Shanghai at noon. Doing so could potentially save you 51% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap Air China flights from San Diego to Shanghai

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Air China for the route between San Diego and Shanghai. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,194,136 searches. Data last updated abril 11, 2024.
Check out some of the cheapest Air China flights we've come across from San Diego to Shanghai. It's recommended that users confirm their flight details before booking.
vie. 9/208:50 pmSAN - SHA
2 stops22h 10mAir China
dom. 10/610:30 pmSHA - SAN
2 stops40h 29mAir China
Deal found 4/10$2,063
jue. 9/198:50 pmSAN - SHA
2 stops22h 10mAir China
sáb. 10/510:30 pmSHA - SAN
2 stops36h 20mAir China
Deal found 4/10$2,113
vie. 9/208:50 pmSAN - SHA
2 stops22h 10mAir China
sáb. 10/510:30 pmSHA - SAN
2 stops36h 20mAir China
Deal found 4/10$2,137
lun. 4/298:47 pmSAN - SHA
2 stops22h 13mAir China
jue. 6/135:30 pmSHA - SAN
2 stops21h 22mAir China
Deal found 4/10$2,178
lun. 4/298:47 pmSAN - SHA
2 stops22h 13mAir China
sáb. 6/1510:30 pmSHA - SAN
2 stops34h 22mAir China
Deal found 4/10$2,326
mié. 5/2210:14 amSAN - SHA
2 stops20h 36mAir China
mié. 6/510:30 pmSHA - SAN
2 stops40h 22mAir China
Deal found 4/10$2,354
dom. 4/2810:25 amSAN - SHA
2 stops21h 15mAir China
jue. 6/135:30 pmSHA - SAN
2 stops21h 22mAir China
Deal found 4/10$2,569
sáb. 4/2710:20 amSAN - SHA
2 stops20h 30mAir China
jue. 6/135:30 pmSHA - SAN
2 stops21h 22mAir China
Deal found 4/10$3,593
vie. 9/208:50 pmSAN - SHA
2 stops22h 10mAir China
sáb. 10/58:55 amSHA - SAN
2 stops21h 04mAir China
Deal found 4/10$7,055

Cheap ANA flights from San Diego to Shanghai

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by ANA for the route between San Diego and Shanghai. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,194,136 searches. Data last updated abril 11, 2024.
Some of the best deals we've found on ANA flights traveling from San Diego to Shanghai. Deals frequently update to provide users with more options.
mié. 5/18:47 pmSAN - PVG
2 stops32h 53mANA
dom. 5/51:35 amPVG - SAN
2 stops37h 06mANA
Deal found 4/10$1,463
mar. 4/238:47 pmSAN - SHA
2 stops24h 28mANA
mié. 6/121:35 pmSHA - SAN
2 stops25h 17mANA
Deal found 4/11$1,588
sáb. 4/278:47 pmSAN - SHA
2 stops24h 28mANA
lun. 6/171:35 pmSHA - SAN
2 stops25h 17mANA
Deal found 4/10$1,641
lun. 6/311:06 amSAN - PVG
2 stops22h 29mANA
mié. 6/51:35 amPVG - SAN
2 stops37h 17mANA
Deal found 4/10$1,962

Cheap San Diego to Shanghai flights in April & May 2024

Find cheap flight options from San Diego to Shanghai specifically for the months of April and May 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,194,136 searches. Prices were last updated on abril 11, 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals on flights from San Diego to Shanghai in 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
mié. 5/151:05 pmSAN - PVG
1 stop21h 20mMultiple Airlines
mié. 6/122:05 amPVG - SAN
2 stops28h 32mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/10$1,165
dom. 4/281:05 pmSAN - PVG
1 stop20h 45mMultiple Airlines
lun. 6/102:05 amPVG - SAN
2 stops31h 14mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/10$1,183
dom. 4/281:05 pmSAN - PVG
1 stop20h 45mMultiple Airlines
mar. 6/112:25 amPVG - SAN
2 stops28h 12mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/10$1,193
mar. 4/231:05 pmSAN - PVG
1 stop21h 20mMultiple Airlines
mar. 6/112:25 amPVG - SAN
2 stops30h 44mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/11$1,194
mié. 4/246:05 pmSAN - PVG
2 stops34h 30mChina Airlines
mié. 5/812:05 pmPVG - SAN
2 stops36h 47mChina Airlines
Deal found 4/10$1,202
mar. 4/236:05 pmSAN - PVG
2 stops33h 30mChina Airlines
mié. 6/1212:05 pmPVG - SAN
2 stops20h 43mChina Airlines
Deal found 4/11$1,233
mar. 4/236:05 pmSAN - PVG
2 stops49h 45mMultiple Airlines
mar. 6/112:25 amPVG - SAN
2 stops28h 12mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/11$1,234
sáb. 4/276:05 pmSAN - PVG
2 stops57h 30mChina Airlines
jue. 6/1312:05 pmPVG - SAN
2 stops36h 45mChina Airlines
Deal found 4/10$1,235
dom. 4/281:05 pmSAN - PVG
1 stop20h 45mMultiple Airlines
jue. 6/132:25 amPVG - SAN
2 stops28h 12mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/10$1,243

San Diego to Shanghai 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between San Diego and Shanghai in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,194,136 searches. Data last updated abril 11, 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals on flights from San Diego to Shanghai in 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
mié. 5/151:05 pmSAN - PVG
1 stop21h 20mMultiple Airlines
mié. 6/122:05 amPVG - SAN
2 stops28h 32mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/10$1,165
dom. 4/281:05 pmSAN - PVG
1 stop20h 45mMultiple Airlines
lun. 6/102:05 amPVG - SAN
2 stops31h 14mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/10$1,183
dom. 4/281:05 pmSAN - PVG
1 stop20h 45mMultiple Airlines
mar. 6/112:25 amPVG - SAN
2 stops28h 12mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/10$1,193
mar. 4/231:05 pmSAN - PVG
1 stop21h 20mMultiple Airlines
mar. 6/112:25 amPVG - SAN
2 stops30h 44mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/11$1,194
mié. 4/246:05 pmSAN - PVG
2 stops34h 30mChina Airlines
mié. 5/812:05 pmPVG - SAN
2 stops36h 47mChina Airlines
Deal found 4/10$1,202
jue. 10/176:00 pmSAN - PVG
2 stops49h 50mChina Airlines
mié. 10/3012:05 pmPVG - SAN
2 stops25h 56mChina Airlines
Deal found 4/10$1,224
jue. 10/246:00 pmSAN - PVG
2 stops49h 50mChina Airlines
lun. 11/117:50 pmPVG - SAN
2 stops37h 23mChina Airlines
Deal found 4/10$1,231
mar. 4/236:05 pmSAN - PVG
2 stops33h 30mChina Airlines
mié. 6/1212:05 pmPVG - SAN
2 stops20h 43mChina Airlines
Deal found 4/11$1,233
mar. 4/236:05 pmSAN - PVG
2 stops49h 45mMultiple Airlines
mar. 6/112:25 amPVG - SAN
2 stops28h 12mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/11$1,234

One-way flights to Shanghai from San Diego

Search for one-way flight options from San Diego to Shanghai. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,194,136 searches. Data last updated abril 11, 2024.
Take a look at some of the one-way flights we've detected from San Diego to Shanghai. Those needing a return flight from San Diego to Shanghai can use the search form above.
sáb. 5/114:05 pmSAN - PVG
3 stops53h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/10$433
sáb. 5/114:05 pmSAN - PVG
2 stops41h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/10$435
dom. 5/1210:04 amSAN - PVG
3 stops59h 51mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/10$499
sáb. 5/114:05 pmSAN - SHA
3 stops55h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/10$504
sáb. 4/204:05 pmSAN - PVG
2 stops54h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/10$506
sáb. 5/114:05 pmSAN - SHA
2 stops58h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/10$509
sáb. 4/204:05 pmSAN - PVG
3 stops55h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/10$511
lun. 5/134:23 pmSAN - PVG
2 stops41h 27mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/10$562
lun. 5/138:26 pmSAN - PVG
3 stops37h 24mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 4/10$565

Find flights from San Diego to Shanghai within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from San Diego to Shanghai that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,194,136 searches. Data last updated abril 11, 2024.

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$1,165 - $1,675

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San DiegoShanghai Pu Dong

SAN - PVG

SANPVG

San Diego

mié. 5/15

1 stop21h 20m

Shanghai Pu Dong

mié. 6/12

2 stops28h 32m

$1,165

San DiegoShanghai Pu Dong

SAN - PVG

SANPVG

San Diego

mié. 4/24

2 stops34h 30m

Shanghai Pu Dong

mié. 5/8

2 stops36h 47m

$1,202

San DiegoShanghai Pu Dong

SAN - PVG

SANPVG

San Diego

mié. 4/24

1 stop19h 50m

Shanghai Pu Dong

lun. 5/13

1 stop19h 24m

$1,422

San DiegoShanghai Pu Dong

SAN - PVG

SANPVG

San Diego

mié. 5/1

2 stops32h 53m

Shanghai Pu Dong

dom. 5/5

2 stops37h 06m

$1,463

San DiegoShanghai Pu Dong

SAN - PVG

SANPVG

San Diego

lun. 10/7

2 stops42h 35m

Shanghai Pu Dong

lun. 10/21

2 stops33h 42m

$1,502

San DiegoShanghai Pu Dong

SAN - PVG

SANPVG

San Diego

mar. 10/8

1 stop31h 30m

Shanghai Pu Dong

mar. 10/22

2 stops30h 35m

$1,609

San DiegoShanghai Pu Dong

SAN - PVG

SANPVG

San Diego

lun. 10/7

2 stops24h 15m

Shanghai Pu Dong

mié. 10/23

2 stops21h 26m

$1,621

San DiegoShanghai Pu Dong

SAN - PVG

SANPVG

San Diego

mié. 4/24

2 stops28h 50m

Shanghai Pu Dong

mié. 5/8

1 stop19h 51m

$1,632

San DiegoShanghai Pu Dong

SAN - PVG

SANPVG

San Diego

jue. 9/19

1 stop20h 15m

Shanghai Pu Dong

dom. 10/6

1 stop16h 04m

$1,675

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 4/10

When is the best time to book a flight from San Diego to Shanghai?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from San Diego to Shanghai. Price data was last updated on January 28, 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight from San Diego to Shanghai, you should look to book at least 50 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from San Diego to Shanghai?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from San Diego to Shanghai. Price data was last updated on April 7, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their San Diego to Shanghai flight should consider departing on Wednesday afternoons when fares are most often at their lowest. Saturday evenings flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Shanghai by month

Plan your trip from San Diego to Shanghai by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from San Diego to Shanghai is currently $503 while a round-trip flight costs $1,477. Price data was last updated on April 7, 2024.

Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from San Diego to Shanghai (average of $1,220). Flying from San Diego to Shanghai in July is currently the most expensive (average of $2,035). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

$1,259

February

$1,220

March

$1,238

April

$1,355

May

$1,617

June

$1,981

July

$2,035

August

$1,694

September

$1,421

October

$1,580

November

$1,554

December

$1,753

Temperature and rainfall in Shanghai by month

Plan your trip to Shanghai by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

SHA

Temperature

39.2 - 82.4 °F

Reviews of airlines servicing Shanghai

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Shanghai. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Shanghai. Reviews last updated abril 11, 2024.
Peruse reviews from past customers who have flown with Air China, ANA and China Eastern from San Diego to Shanghai to help guide your decision. You can also see how each airline stacks up in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.5
Very good
957 reviews

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.6

Overall

8.5

Crew

8.8

Food

7.8

Comfort

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

They’re so kind and professional on ANA, I ordered a special meal and they were lovely throughout. Always kind and efficient, felt cared for in the sky

8.5
Very good
957 reviews
8.5
Very good
957 reviews

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.6

Overall

8.5

Crew

8.8

Food

7.8

Comfort

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

They’re so kind and professional on ANA, I ordered a special meal and they were lovely throughout. Always kind and efficient, felt cared for in the sky

8.4
Very good
622 reviews
8.5
Very good
957 reviews

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.6

Overall

8.5

Crew

8.8

Food

7.8

Comfort

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

They’re so kind and professional on ANA, I ordered a special meal and they were lovely throughout. Always kind and efficient, felt cared for in the sky

8.3
Very good
1,475 reviews
8.5
Very good
957 reviews

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.6

Overall

8.5

Crew

8.8

Food

7.8

Comfort

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

They’re so kind and professional on ANA, I ordered a special meal and they were lovely throughout. Always kind and efficient, felt cared for in the sky

8.3
Very good
982 reviews
8.5
Very good
957 reviews

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.6

Overall

8.5

Crew

8.8

Food

7.8

Comfort

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

They’re so kind and professional on ANA, I ordered a special meal and they were lovely throughout. Always kind and efficient, felt cared for in the sky

8.3
Very good
1,492 reviews
8.5
Very good
957 reviews

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.6

Overall

8.5

Crew

8.8

Food

7.8

Comfort

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

They’re so kind and professional on ANA, I ordered a special meal and they were lovely throughout. Always kind and efficient, felt cared for in the sky

Related info for your journey

Find useful and relevant information for your journey from San Diego to Shanghai. Access travel guides, tips, and recommendations to enhance your travel experience. Get information about local attractions, weather, transportation options, and more.
  • What airport do you fly from for flights from San Diego to Shanghai?

    San Diego (SAN), located 2.6 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly out of when you book flights from San Diego to Shanghai. 6 airlines have flights from San Diego to Shanghai on a regular basis. Booking flights from San Diego to Shanghai should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 0 outbound flights to Shanghai per day.

  • Can I find flights from San Diego to Shanghai for under $1,200 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from San Diego to Shanghai for under $1,200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,165, but on average you can expect to pay $1,239.

  • What is the cheapest airline to fly from San Diego to Shanghai round-trip?

    According to our current data, China Airlines ($1,202), offers the cheapest pricing from San Diego to Shanghai. You may be able to fly from San Diego to Shanghai for 36% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

  • What are the cheapest airlines to fly from San Diego to Shanghai one-way?

    $905 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Cathay Pacific. You may also be able to find cheap deals on ANA and American Airlines, with prices starting from $906 and $993, respectively.

  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from San Diego to Shanghai?

  • What does SAN to SHA mean?

    SAN and SHA are unique codes to identify airports used in the aviation industry. They are defined by IATA (International Air Transport Association) and are commonly called IATA codes. SAN to SHA refers to a flight route from San Diego Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport. This flight route has multiple associated airports, so we think it might be helpful to learn the name and codes of them as well. They are Shanghai Pu Dong Airport (PVG), Hangzhou Airport (HGH), Wuxi Airport (WUX), Nantong Airport (NTG), Suzhou Airport (SZV).

  • Can I find deals for flights from San Diego to Shanghai that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from San Diego to Shanghai with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from San Diego to Shanghai that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on San Diego to Shanghai flights, Cheapflights offers vacation packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from San Diego to Shanghai?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to see available direct flights.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from San Diego to Shanghai?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from San Diego to Shanghai by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from San Diego to Shanghai that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines do offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from San Diego to Shanghai?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on San Diego to Shanghai flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the San Diego to Shanghai flight deals updated?

    The San Diego to Shanghai flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 4/11.

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Top 6 airlines flying from San Diego to Shanghai

Discover the top 6 airlines that operate flights from San Diego to Shanghai. Compare their services, reliability, and customer satisfaction ratings to choose the airline that best suits your travel preferences and needs. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,194,136 searches. Data last updated abril 11, 2024.
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China AirlinesCheapest$1,159Average$1,444FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time70%
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Air CanadaCheapest$1,217Average$2,153FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time67%
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China EasternCheapest$1,258Average$1,426FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%
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ANACheapest$1,392Average$1,619FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%
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United AirlinesCheapest$1,614Average$1,923FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
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DeltaCheapest$1,615Average$1,856FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
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