Flights from San Francisco to Shanghai, China

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San Francisco to Shanghai Last modified: Jan 22, 2024 8:24 -05:00

We've scanned 115,678,683 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Shanghai. China Southern & Multiple Airlines frequently offer the best deals to Shanghai flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

China Southern
SFOSHA
Fri 4/26
1 stop
SHASFO
Wed 5/15
1 stop
$919
Multiple Airlines
SFOSHA
Tue 1/23
nonstop
SHASFO
Tue 1/30
nonstop
$1,034
Philippine
SFOSHA
Sun 4/14
1 stop
SHASFO
Tue 4/23
1 stop
$1,050
China Airlines
SFOSHA
Thu 3/7
1 stop
SHASFO
Wed 3/27
1 stop
$1,083
EVA Air
SFOSHA
Tue 3/12
1 stop
SHASFO
Sun 3/24
1 stop
$1,093
Air China
SFOSHA
Wed 4/3
1 stop
SHASFO
Tue 4/16
1 stop
$1,120

How Much is a Flight from San Francisco to Shanghai?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from San Francisco to Shanghai, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $1,084.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Shanghai?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from San Francisco to Shanghai based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

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

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from San Francisco to Shanghai.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $1,194 $1,105
7-14 days $1,192 $1,094
14-21 days $1,194 $1,090
21-30 days $1,195 $1,090
30-60 days $1,192 $1,004
60-90 days $1,194 $1,004
90+ days $1,194 $1,004

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Shanghai

We've examined 231,357,366 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from San Francisco to Shanghai is Thursday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$1,080$1,027$1,074$1,004$1,052$1,277$1,074

Cheap Last Minute Flights from San Francisco to Shanghai

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from San Francisco to Shanghai. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$1,295
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$1,295 $1,162
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$1,162 $1,149
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$1,149 $1,254
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$1,254 $1,094
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
$1,094

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from San Francisco to Shanghai

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from San Francisco to Shanghai is $1,141.

The average price for direct flights from San Francisco to Shanghai is $1,639.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from San Francisco to Shanghai.

Weekly Direct Flights from San Francisco to Shanghai - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
United 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 09:05 10:45

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from San Francisco to Shanghai

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from San Francisco to Shanghai. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from San Francisco to Shanghai is $886.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Shanghai is $1,151.

San Francisco to Shanghai Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from San Francisco to Shanghai?
Answer: The average San Francisco to Shanghai flight time is 13 hours and 30 minutes.
Question: How far is Shanghai from San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from San Francisco to Shanghai is 6,133 miles (9,870 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from San Francisco to Shanghai?
Answer: There are 14 direct flights from San Francisco to Shanghai.
Question: What are the most popular San Francisco airlines for direct flights from San Francisco to Shanghai?
Answer: United Airlines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between San Francisco and Shanghai.

San Francisco to Shanghai Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in San Francisco and Shanghai. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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