Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Shanghai from $390

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 2/27. 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.
SFO — SHA
feb. 25 — mar. 31

The best prices from San Francisco to Shanghai are usually found in September or November, booked 59 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Shanghai

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from San Francisco (SFO) 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 febrero 20, 2024.

Popular in

June

Cheapest in

September

Round-trip from

$1,330

One-way from

$390
High demand for flights, 24% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 23% potential price drop
From San Francisco to Shanghai
One-way flight from San Francisco to Shanghai

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

Flying to your destination on a Friday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Shanghai. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from San Francisco to Shanghai at least 57 days early can save you up to 48% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 57 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from San Francisco to Shanghai for as little as $1,586 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $1,993 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

September can be a great time to fly to Shanghai from San Francisco with a flight ticket averaging about $1,725. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of September for as cheap as $969. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Shanghai (SFO - SHA)?

It’s optimal to fly from San Francisco to Shanghai in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 36% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap ANA flights from San Francisco to Shanghai

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by ANA for the route between San Francisco 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 3,394,020 searches. Data last updated febrero 20, 2024.
Take a peek at the cheapest ANA flights we've detected traveling from San Francisco to Shanghai. Come back soon if you're not finding the exact deal you're looking for.
sáb. 4/271:45 amSFO - SHA
1 stop19h 30mANA
dom. 6/21:35 pmSHA - SFO
1 stop36h 00mANA
Deal found 2/20$994
lun. 3/181:20 amSFO - PVG
1 stop19h 55mANA
mar. 4/238:25 amPVG - SFO
1 stop17h 10mANA
Deal found 2/19$1,003
mié. 4/1010:35 amSFO - PVG
2 stops23h 00mANA
mié. 4/178:25 amPVG - SFO
1 stop23h 00mANA
Deal found 2/19$1,062
sáb. 4/131:45 amSFO - SHA
1 stop19h 30mANA
jue. 4/251:35 pmSHA - SFO
1 stop18h 00mANA
Deal found 2/18$1,066
mar. 5/712:59 pmSFO - PVG
2 stops20h 36mANA
mar. 5/288:25 amPVG - SFO
1 stop23h 00mANA
Deal found 2/18$1,070
vie. 3/110:47 amSFO - PVG
2 stops22h 28mANA
dom. 3/172:30 amPVG - SFO
1 stop28h 50mANA
Deal found 2/19$1,256
vie. 3/110:47 amSFO - PVG
2 stops22h 28mANA
dom. 4/71:35 amPVG - SFO
2 stops32h 12mANA
Deal found 2/19$1,266
vie. 3/110:47 amSFO - PVG
2 stops22h 28mANA
lun. 3/181:30 pmPVG - SFO
2 stops23h 23mANA
Deal found 2/19$1,276
dom. 2/2512:20 amSFO - PVG
1 stop32h 55mANA
mar. 3/262:30 amPVG - SFO
1 stop28h 50mANA
Deal found 2/19$1,297

Cheap Korean Air flights from San Francisco to Shanghai

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Korean Air for the route between San Francisco 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 3,394,020 searches. Data last updated febrero 20, 2024.
To aid your search, here are some of the cheapest Korean Air flights we've found from San Francisco to Shanghai. Make sure to examine the flight information before completing your reservation.
mié. 4/2411:50 pmSFO - SHA
1 stop26h 15mKorean Air
dom. 4/286:25 pmSHA - SFO
1 stop31h 15mKorean Air
Deal found 2/19$1,067
mar. 4/3012:40 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop16h 30mKorean Air
vie. 5/311:40 pmPVG - SFO
1 stop16h 00mKorean Air
Deal found 2/20$1,071
lun. 4/811:50 pmSFO - SHA
1 stop26h 15mKorean Air
mar. 4/306:25 pmSHA - SFO
1 stop31h 15mKorean Air
Deal found 2/19$1,084
mar. 4/2312:40 pmSFO - SHA
1 stop37h 25mKorean Air
mar. 5/146:25 pmSHA - SFO
1 stop35h 15mKorean Air
Deal found 2/19$1,085
vie. 4/1211:50 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop18h 50mKorean Air
dom. 5/51:40 pmPVG - SFO
1 stop36h 00mKorean Air
Deal found 2/19$1,106
vie. 4/511:50 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop18h 50mKorean Air
sáb. 5/181:40 pmPVG - SFO
1 stop36h 00mKorean Air
Deal found 2/19$1,108
vie. 4/512:40 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop16h 30mKorean Air
lun. 6/101:40 pmPVG - SFO
1 stop16h 00mKorean Air
Deal found 2/19$1,134
vie. 4/1211:50 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop18h 50mKorean Air
mar. 6/1111:10 amPVG - SFO
1 stop14h 30mKorean Air
Deal found 2/19$1,144
vie. 3/111:30 pmSFO - SHA
1 stop25h 40mKorean Air
dom. 4/76:25 pmSHA - SFO
2 stops42h 53mKorean Air
Deal found 2/19$1,768

Cheap San Francisco to Shanghai flights in February & March 2024

Find cheap flight options from San Francisco to Shanghai specifically for the months of February and March 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,394,020 searches. Prices were last updated on febrero 20, 2024.
These are some of the best deals we've found on flights to Shanghai in 2024 at this time. More deals are always being added, so be sure to check back regularly.
mié. 2/283:50 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop17h 20mMultiple Airlines
mar. 4/301:10 pmPVG - SFO
2 stops22h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/18$1,000
lun. 2/263:50 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop17h 20mMultiple Airlines
mar. 3/52:20 amPVG - SFO
1 stop27h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/19$1,001
lun. 3/181:20 amSFO - PVG
1 stop19h 55mANA
mar. 4/238:25 amPVG - SFO
1 stop17h 10mANA
Deal found 2/19$1,003
sáb. 3/910:55 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop27h 40mChina Airlines
mié. 4/1712:05 pmPVG - SFO
1 stop21h 55mChina Airlines
Deal found 2/19$1,004
mar. 2/273:50 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop17h 20mMultiple Airlines
mar. 3/58:05 amPVG - SFO
2 stops45h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/20$1,005
mié. 3/2011:55 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop19h 55mChina Airlines
mié. 4/177:50 pmPVG - SFO
1 stop15h 05mChina Airlines
Deal found 2/20$1,009
mié. 3/2011:55 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop19h 55mChina Airlines
mié. 4/177:50 pmPVG - SFO
1 stop15h 05mChina Airlines
Deal found 2/19$1,012
mié. 3/2011:55 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop19h 55mChina Airlines
mié. 4/247:50 pmPVG - SFO
1 stop15h 05mChina Airlines
Deal found 2/19$1,017
sáb. 2/243:50 pmSFO - PVG
2 stops30h 55mMultiple Airlines
mar. 3/52:20 amPVG - SFO
1 stop27h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/19$1,023

San Francisco to Shanghai 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between San Francisco and Shanghai in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,394,020 searches. Data last updated febrero 20, 2024.
These are some of the best deals we've found on flights to Shanghai in 2024 at this time. More deals are always being added, so be sure to check back regularly.
dom. 10/1311:50 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop23h 40mPhilippine Airlines
vie. 10/254:00 pmPVG - SFO
1 stop19h 50mPhilippine Airlines
Deal found 2/19$999
mié. 2/283:50 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop17h 20mMultiple Airlines
mar. 4/301:10 pmPVG - SFO
2 stops22h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/18$1,000
lun. 2/263:50 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop17h 20mMultiple Airlines
mar. 3/52:20 amPVG - SFO
1 stop27h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/19$1,001
lun. 3/181:20 amSFO - PVG
1 stop19h 55mANA
mar. 4/238:25 amPVG - SFO
1 stop17h 10mANA
Deal found 2/19$1,003
sáb. 3/910:55 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop27h 40mChina Airlines
mié. 4/1712:05 pmPVG - SFO
1 stop21h 55mChina Airlines
Deal found 2/19$1,004
jue. 10/1711:50 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop23h 40mPhilippine Airlines
mié. 11/204:00 pmPVG - SFO
1 stop19h 45mPhilippine Airlines
Deal found 2/19$1,005
jue. 8/2212:35 amSFO - PVG
1 stop25h 25mChina Southern
mié. 9/114:10 pmPVG - SFO
1 stop19h 05mChina Southern
Deal found 2/19$1,006
jue. 8/2212:35 amSFO - PVG
2 stops28h 55mChina Southern
mié. 9/114:10 pmPVG - SFO
1 stop19h 05mChina Southern
Deal found 2/19$1,010
mié. 4/1012:10 amSFO - PVG
1 stop19h 40mChina Airlines
jue. 6/137:50 pmPVG - SFO
1 stop15h 05mChina Airlines
Deal found 2/19$1,011

Non-stop flights to Shanghai from San Francisco

Discover non-stop flight options from San Francisco to Shanghai. Find direct flights with no layovers, providing a convenient travel experience. Explore non-stop flight options based on user searches, and compare prices and availability for your desired travel dates. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,394,020 searches. Data last updated febrero 20, 2024.
Consider booking one of these non-stop flights heading from San Francisco to Shanghai. Those looking to potentially save on 1 or 2-stop flights from San Francisco to Shanghai should utilize the search form at the the top of the page.
jue. 2/2912:15 pmSFO - PVG
Nonstop14h 20mUnited Airlines
jue. 3/2111:15 pmPVG - SFO
Nonstop11h 05mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/19$1,179
mar. 3/191:15 pmSFO - PVG
Nonstop14h 20mUnited Airlines
mié. 4/105:25 pmPVG - SFO
Nonstop11h 15mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/19$1,186
lun. 2/2612:15 pmSFO - PVG
Nonstop14h 20mUnited Airlines
mié. 3/2711:15 pmPVG - SFO
Nonstop11h 05mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/19$1,195
jue. 3/281:15 pmSFO - PVG
Nonstop14h 20mUnited Airlines
dom. 4/285:25 pmPVG - SFO
Nonstop11h 15mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/19$1,204
lun. 2/2612:15 pmSFO - PVG
Nonstop14h 20mUnited Airlines
dom. 4/215:25 pmPVG - SFO
Nonstop11h 15mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/20$1,220
dom. 2/2512:15 pmSFO - PVG
Nonstop14h 20mUnited Airlines
jue. 3/711:15 pmPVG - SFO
Nonstop11h 05mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/19$1,227
vie. 3/112:15 pmSFO - PVG
Nonstop14h 20mUnited Airlines
lun. 4/85:25 pmPVG - SFO
Nonstop11h 15mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/19$1,245
vie. 3/112:15 pmSFO - PVG
Nonstop14h 20mUnited Airlines
dom. 3/315:25 pmPVG - SFO
Nonstop11h 15mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/19$1,247
mar. 5/710:55 amSFO - PVG
Nonstop13h 30mUnited Airlines
jue. 5/305:25 pmPVG - SFO
Nonstop11h 35mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/19$1,350

San Francisco to Shanghai flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from San Francisco to Shanghai for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,394,020 searches. Data last updated febrero 20, 2024.
Users seeking a last-minute flight from San Francisco to Shanghai should consider booking one of these fares. Tip: verify your flight details before completing your reservation.
mié. 2/283:50 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop17h 20mMultiple Airlines
mar. 4/301:10 pmPVG - SFO
2 stops22h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/18$1,000
lun. 2/263:50 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop17h 20mMultiple Airlines
mar. 3/52:20 amPVG - SFO
1 stop27h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/19$1,001
lun. 2/263:50 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop17h 20mMultiple Airlines
vie. 3/11:40 pmPVG - SFO
2 stops26h 19mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/19$1,003
mar. 2/273:50 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop17h 20mMultiple Airlines
mar. 3/58:05 amPVG - SFO
2 stops45h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/20$1,005
lun. 2/263:50 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop17h 20mMultiple Airlines
lun. 3/42:20 amPVG - SFO
1 stop27h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/19$1,024
lun. 2/263:50 pmSFO - PVG
2 stops30h 55mMultiple Airlines
lun. 4/222:05 amPVG - SFO
1 stop27h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/20$1,028
lun. 2/2612:20 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop38h 05mEVA Air
dom. 4/2111:20 amPVG - SFO
1 stop34h 10mEVA Air
Deal found 2/20$1,029
lun. 2/263:50 pmSFO - PVG
2 stops30h 55mMultiple Airlines
dom. 3/32:20 amPVG - SFO
1 stop27h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/19$1,032
lun. 2/263:50 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop17h 20mMultiple Airlines
jue. 3/78:05 amPVG - SFO
2 stops21h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/19$1,036

One-way flights to Shanghai from San Francisco

Search for one-way flight options from San Francisco 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 3,394,020 searches. Data last updated febrero 20, 2024.
Some of the best available deals we've found on one-way flights from San Francisco to Shanghai. For those needing a return trip from San Francisco, there is a search form available above.
mar. 2/273:50 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop17h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/19$390
mar. 2/273:50 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop17h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/20$411
lun. 2/263:50 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop17h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/19$420
mar. 2/273:50 pmSFO - PVG
2 stops33h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/19$447
lun. 2/263:50 pmSFO - PVG
2 stops30h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/19$448
lun. 2/263:50 pmSFO - PVG
2 stops30h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/19$450
mar. 2/275:36 pmSFO - PVG
3 stops39h 34mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/19$474
lun. 2/263:50 pmSFO - SHA
2 stops50h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/19$511
mar. 4/234:55 pmSFO - PVG
1 stop16h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/19$534

Find flights from San Francisco to Shanghai within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from San Francisco 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 3,394,020 searches. Data last updated febrero 20, 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Fly to

Any airport

Budget

$994 - $1,247

Route

Depart

Return

Price

San FranciscoShanghai Hongqiao Intl

SFO - SHA

SFOSHA

San Francisco

sáb. 4/27

1 stop19h 30m

Shanghai Hongqiao Intl

dom. 6/2

1 stop36h 00m

$994

San FranciscoShanghai Pu Dong

SFO - PVG

SFOPVG

San Francisco

dom. 4/7

1 stop19h 40m

Shanghai Pu Dong

lun. 4/22

1 stop15h 05m

$999

San FranciscoShanghai Pu Dong

SFO - PVG

SFOPVG

San Francisco

mié. 2/28

1 stop17h 20m

Shanghai Pu Dong

mar. 4/30

2 stops22h 40m

$1,000

San FranciscoShanghai Pu Dong

SFO - PVG

SFOPVG

San Francisco

lun. 4/8

1 stop24h 30m

Shanghai Pu Dong

lun. 4/22

1 stop13h 50m

$1,017

San FranciscoShanghai Pu Dong

SFO - PVG

SFOPVG

San Francisco

mar. 3/5

1 stop29h 40m

Shanghai Pu Dong

mar. 4/30

1 stop23h 30m

$1,043

San FranciscoShanghai Hongqiao Intl

SFO - SHA

SFOSHA

San Francisco

mié. 4/24

1 stop26h 15m

Shanghai Hongqiao Intl

dom. 4/28

1 stop31h 15m

$1,067

San FranciscoShanghai Pu Dong

SFO - PVG

SFOPVG

San Francisco

sáb. 5/4

1 stop23h 40m

Shanghai Pu Dong

jue. 5/23

1 stop19h 50m

$1,110

San FranciscoShanghai Hongqiao Intl

SFO - SHA

SFOSHA

San Francisco

jue. 4/11

1 stop32h 25m

Shanghai Hongqiao Intl

vie. 5/10

1 stop35h 55m

$1,204

San FranciscoShanghai Hongqiao Intl

SFO - SHA

SFOSHA

San Francisco

mié. 4/17

1 stop17h 30m

Shanghai Hongqiao Intl

jue. 5/23

2 stops21h 21m

$1,247

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 2/20

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from San Francisco to Shanghai. Price data was last updated on January 28, 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight from San Francisco to Shanghai, you should look to book at least 59 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.
Search Deals

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

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Shanghai. Price data was last updated on February 18, 2024.
Morning
Noon
Afternoon
Evening
All times are departure.
Travelers seeking maximum savings on their San Francisco to Shanghai flight should consider departing on Monday evenings when fares are most often at their lowest. Friday afternoons flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
Search Deals

Average price of flights to Shanghai by month

Plan your trip from San Francisco to Shanghai by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from San Francisco to Shanghai is currently $454 while a round-trip flight costs $1,076. Price data was last updated on February 18, 2024.

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from San Francisco to Shanghai (average of $1,260). Flying from San Francisco to Shanghai in June is currently the most expensive (average of $2,130). 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

$1,260

February

$1,371

March

$1,359

April

$1,548

May

$1,695

June

$2,130

July

$2,012

August

$1,694

September

$1,420

October

$1,569

November

$1,547

December

$1,748

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 febrero 20, 2024.
Get a feel of what it's like to fly with ANA, Korean Air and Japan Airlines from San Francisco to Shanghai by reading reviews from past customers. 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
4 reviews

Entertainment

8.5

Boarding

9.0

Overall

8.5

Crew

9.0

Comfort

8.5

Food

9.0

Reviews

1 / 1

Pros: It was a newer model of the plane that I flew out with and it showed. Excellent interior, food was better than the previous flight. Very comfortable and functional for each individual . Crew were fantastic in there dealings with the passengers Overall a very pleasant experienceCons: The inflight entertainment was not as good as I expected. To the extent there wasn’t anything that I wanted to watch as I’d seen the only 2 films that I wanted to watch in my previous long haul leg. TV series were severely lacking in choice as was the latest movies.

8.5
Very good
4 reviews
8.5
Very good
4 reviews

Entertainment

8.5

Boarding

9.0

Overall

8.5

Crew

9.0

Comfort

8.5

Food

9.0

Reviews

1 / 1

Pros: It was a newer model of the plane that I flew out with and it showed. Excellent interior, food was better than the previous flight. Very comfortable and functional for each individual . Crew were fantastic in there dealings with the passengers Overall a very pleasant experienceCons: The inflight entertainment was not as good as I expected. To the extent there wasn’t anything that I wanted to watch as I’d seen the only 2 films that I wanted to watch in my previous long haul leg. TV series were severely lacking in choice as was the latest movies.

8.3
Very good
411 reviews
8.5
Very good
4 reviews

Entertainment

8.5

Boarding

9.0

Overall

8.5

Crew

9.0

Comfort

8.5

Food

9.0

Reviews

1 / 1

Pros: It was a newer model of the plane that I flew out with and it showed. Excellent interior, food was better than the previous flight. Very comfortable and functional for each individual . Crew were fantastic in there dealings with the passengers Overall a very pleasant experienceCons: The inflight entertainment was not as good as I expected. To the extent there wasn’t anything that I wanted to watch as I’d seen the only 2 films that I wanted to watch in my previous long haul leg. TV series were severely lacking in choice as was the latest movies.

8.3
Very good
161 reviews
8.5
Very good
4 reviews

Entertainment

8.5

Boarding

9.0

Overall

8.5

Crew

9.0

Comfort

8.5

Food

9.0

Reviews

1 / 1

Pros: It was a newer model of the plane that I flew out with and it showed. Excellent interior, food was better than the previous flight. Very comfortable and functional for each individual . Crew were fantastic in there dealings with the passengers Overall a very pleasant experienceCons: The inflight entertainment was not as good as I expected. To the extent there wasn’t anything that I wanted to watch as I’d seen the only 2 films that I wanted to watch in my previous long haul leg. TV series were severely lacking in choice as was the latest movies.

8.2
Very good
137 reviews
8.5
Very good
4 reviews

Entertainment

8.5

Boarding

9.0

Overall

8.5

Crew

9.0

Comfort

8.5

Food

9.0

Reviews

1 / 1

Pros: It was a newer model of the plane that I flew out with and it showed. Excellent interior, food was better than the previous flight. Very comfortable and functional for each individual . Crew were fantastic in there dealings with the passengers Overall a very pleasant experienceCons: The inflight entertainment was not as good as I expected. To the extent there wasn’t anything that I wanted to watch as I’d seen the only 2 films that I wanted to watch in my previous long haul leg. TV series were severely lacking in choice as was the latest movies.

8.2
Very good
366 reviews
8.5
Very good
4 reviews

Entertainment

8.5

Boarding

9.0

Overall

8.5

Crew

9.0

Comfort

8.5

Food

9.0

Reviews

1 / 1

Pros: It was a newer model of the plane that I flew out with and it showed. Excellent interior, food was better than the previous flight. Very comfortable and functional for each individual . Crew were fantastic in there dealings with the passengers Overall a very pleasant experienceCons: The inflight entertainment was not as good as I expected. To the extent there wasn’t anything that I wanted to watch as I’d seen the only 2 films that I wanted to watch in my previous long haul leg. TV series were severely lacking in choice as was the latest movies.

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

Related info for your journey

Find useful and relevant information for your journey from San Francisco 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 Francisco to Shanghai?

San Francisco (SFO) is the airport you will fly out of if you book a flight from San Francisco to Shanghai. You should not have trouble finding flights to Shanghai from San Francisco; the airport handles an average of 1 outbound flight to Shanghai per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 16 airlines have flights from the San Francisco airport to Shanghai. It is only a 11.8 mi journey to San Francisco (SFO) from San Francisco’s city center.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Shanghai for under $1,000 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Shanghai for under $1,000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on ANA for just $994, but on average you can expect to pay $1,013.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Shanghai for under $1,200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Shanghai under $1,200. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Shanghai is less than $1,386.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Shanghai for under $1,000?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Shanghai within the next 7 days for less than $1,000.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from San Francisco to Shanghai round-trip?

Flying on ANA is currently your cheapest option to Shanghai, with prices starting at $994. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by China Airlines and Asiana Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $999 and $1,017, respectively. You may be able to fly from San Francisco to Shanghai for 42% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

What does SFO to SHA mean?

Great question - SFO to SHA just means San Francisco Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport. Now you’ll know what these unique codes when you look for flights! Shanghai Pu Dong Airport (PVG), Hangzhou Airport (HGH), Wuxi Airport (WUX), Nantong Airport (NTG), Suzhou Airport (SZV) are some additional IATA codes for airports related to your trip.

Where are the most common layover locations when flying from San Francisco to Shanghai?

What are some popular things to do or see while on a layover in Taipei City?

Taipei 101, Ningxia Night Market, and Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall are the most popular attractions in Taipei City if you're in need of something to do during your layover. Taipei 101, Ningxia Night Market, and Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall can be visited by traveling about 21.0 mi, 17.7 mi, and 20.6 mi respectively from Taipei City Taiwan Taoyuan Intl. Travelers can book a car rental at Taipei City Taiwan Taoyuan Intl for about $79 per day to make their sightseeing more efficient.

What are some popular points of interest to see during a layover in Incheon?

If you're on a layover in Incheon and looking for things to do, consider visiting Sorae Fish Market, Seokbawi Market, or Wolmido Amusement Park. Sorae Fish Market, Seokbawi Market, and Wolmido Amusement Park are located about 16.1 mi, 13.2 mi, and 8.3 mi, respectively from Incheon Intl. Travelers in need of a car in Incheon can rent one for about $71 per day.

Where are the least popular layover locations for San Francisco to Shanghai flights?

Browse thousands of different options on Cheapflights for your next trip

Toggle through the tabs below to find thousands of options on Cheapflights for your next trip.

Complete your trip
Complete your trip to Shanghai by adding a car rental and/or hotel reservation to your travel itinerary.

Top 10 airlines flying from San Francisco to Shanghai

Discover the top 10 airlines that operate flights from San Francisco 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 3,394,020 searches. Data last updated febrero 20, 2024.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
China SouthernCheapest$744Average$1,148FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
Search China Southern flights
Philippine AirlinesCheapest$956Average$1,320FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time60%
Search Philippine Airlines flights
China AirlinesCheapest$970Average$1,459FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time70%
Search China Airlines flights
Air ChinaCheapest$974Average$5,771FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time67%
Search Air China flights
Turkish AirlinesCheapest$1,016Average$1,474FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%
Search Turkish Airlines flights
EVA AirCheapest$1,052Average$1,508FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
Search EVA Air flights
Korean AirCheapest$1,068Average$1,436FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%
Search Korean Air flights
Asiana AirlinesCheapest$1,069Average$2,007FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time76%
Search Asiana Airlines flights
China EasternCheapest$1,112Average$1,576FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%
Search China Eastern flights
Singapore AirlinesCheapest$1,142Average$1,524FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%
Search Singapore Airlines flights

Search flights from San Francisco to Shanghai by cabin class

Find flights from San Francisco to Shanghai, based on your preferred cabin class, be it econom