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San Francisco to Shanghai Flights

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Selected fares from San Francisco to Shanghai

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
SFO SHA Thu, Sep 18 - Mon, Sep 22 $704
SFO SHA Tue, Sep 30 - Mon, Oct 27 $736
SFO SHA Mon, Sep 8 - Wed, Oct 8 $786
SFO SHA Wed, Nov 19 - Wed, Dec 17 $790
SFO SHA Thu, Oct 2 - Sun, Oct 12 $846
SFO SHA Wed, Nov 5 - Tue, Nov 11 $847
SFO SHA Thu, Oct 23 - Wed, Nov 12 $850
SFO SHA Fri, Nov 21 - Mon, Dec 1 $945
SFO SHA Thu, Sep 18 - Wed, Oct 8 $968
SFO SHA Thu, Nov 6 - Thu, Nov 27 $1,001
SFO SHA Mon, Sep 29 - Wed, Oct 22 $1,695
SFO SHA Thu, Sep 18 - Sat, Oct 4 $1,740
SFO SHA Fri, Nov 21 - Mon, Dec 1 $1,751
SFO SHA Tue, Sep 30 - Wed, Oct 22 $1,884
SFO SHA Mon, Sep 15 - Mon, Oct 6 $2,270
SFO SHA Wed, Oct 1 - Sat, Oct 18 $3,256

San Francisco and Shanghai airports and terminals

Airports in San Francisco CA, US
map of airports in San Francisco
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    San Francisco Airport (SFO)

    Distance from City Center: 11.9 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from SFO to SHA

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal I Air China, US Airways, United Airlines
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Airports in Shanghai , CN
map of airports in Shanghai
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    Pudong International Airport (PVG)

    Distance from City Center: 19.9 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from SFO to PVG

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 2 Air China, US Airways, United Airlines
  • 2

    Hongqiao International Airport (SHA)

    Distance from City Center: 7.7 miles

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Cheap flights from San Francisco to Shanghai

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Prices are round trip per person (conditions apply)

Featured Shanghai Airport Hotels

Argyle International Airport Hotel Hongqiao

4 stars
1.8 / 5 5 reviews

No. 458 Kong Gang Yi Road Map

The Argyle International Airport Hotel is a brand new International Moderate Deluxe standard hotel conveniently located adjacent to the Hongqiao Airport with easy access to business areas,... More

Hotel only $69

Cypress Hotel Jin Jiang

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

2419 Hong Qiao Road Map

Stay 2 Nights & Save 15%

...Located in the fast-growing Shanghai Hongqiao area, the Cypress Hotel is a delightful 4-star hotel.... More

Hotel only $102

Ramada Pudong Airport Shanghai

3 stars
3.6 / 5 38 reviews

1100 Qi Hang Road Map

Save 10% on your stay

...A dedicated television channel provides up-to-the-minute flight information so guests won't miss their plane.... Four-star Pudong airport hotel with free shuttle service This 370-room hotel... More

Hotel only $25

...One station to hongqiao airport terminal 1, 2 station to the hongqiao airport terminal 2, 3 standing journey to hongqiao railway station by line 10.... More

Hotel only $78

Huntington Terrace Hotel

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

No 728 Hongjing Road Map

...Huntington Terrace Airport Hotel is a 4 star airport hotel which is located at 728 Hongjing Road.... quite close to Shanghai Zoo and Hongqiao Development Zone.... More

Hotel only $145

Shanghai Marriott Hotel Hongqiao

5 stars
4.7 / 5 6 reviews

2270 Hong Qiao Road,Changning District Map

Rate includes breakfast

...Pudong International Airport (31 mi/50 km).... Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (2.1 mi/3.5 km).... Five-star Shanghai business hotel near Hongqiao airport This five-star 313-room... More

September

Cheapest weekend flights in September from San Francisco to Shanghai

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Sep 18 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) Asiana Airlines $704
Earn $7.04
Return Mon, Sep 22 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) Asiana Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in September from San Francisco to Shanghai

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Sep 25 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) Asiana Airlines $704
Earn $7.04
Return Fri, Dec 19 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) Asiana Airlines

Best one-week trip in September from San Francisco to Shanghai

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Sep 1 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) Asiana Airlines $863
Earn $8.63
Return Mon, Sep 8 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) Asiana Airlines
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October

Lowest roundtrip airfare in October from San Francisco to Shanghai

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Oct 21 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) All Nippon Airways $790
Earn $7.90
Return Tue, Nov 4 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) All Nippon Airways

Best one-week trip in October from San Francisco to Shanghai

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Oct 1 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) Air Canada $846
Earn $8.46
Return Wed, Oct 8 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) Air Canada
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November

Lowest roundtrip airfare in November from San Francisco to Shanghai

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Nov 18 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) All Nippon Airways $790
Earn $7.90
Return Wed, Dec 17 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) All Nippon Airways

Best one-week trip in November from San Francisco to Shanghai

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sun, Nov 9 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) China Eastern Airlines $836
Earn $8.36
Return Sun, Nov 16 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) China Eastern Airlines
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Fly from San Francisco to Shanghai

If you are planning a trip from San Francisco to Shanghai, visit Orbitz.com. You will find low fares, vacation packages and useful information regarding area attractions and deals. Shanghai is an eclectic modern city with skyscrapers, Baroque mansions and fascinating sites. Visitors from San Francisco are sure to enjoy the city's food, culture and atmosphere.

Leaving San Francisco

Located on San Francisco Bay, the San Francisco International Airport offers flights to Shanghai aboard Air China, United and US Airways. Travelers can take the BART rapid rail to the airport for around $10. SamTrans buses are another option, and the fare is $4 for those leaving San Francisco. If you are driving to the airport and want to park your car, several lots are available. The long-term parking lot is located on South Airport Boulevard, and riders can leave their vehicles for $18 a day. A shuttle runs every 5 to 15 minutes and takes passengers to the terminal.

Travelers who are looking for a preflight meal can find a variety of dining establishments at the airport. Many are chains from local restaurants and offer full meals. Andalé Mexican Restaurant serves fresh Mexican food and has a full bar. Gordon Biersch serves American cuisine and microbrews. Guava & Java, Just Desserts and Peet's Coffee & Tea offer lighter snacks and drinks.

Shanghai, China

Shanghai is located on the east coast of China. Visitors to the area will notice Western-style architecture mingling with modern skyscrapers and traditional Chinese buildings. British businessmen came to the area after the Opium War in 1842. Settlers from France, America and Japan soon followed, each putting their unique imprint on the land, and those influences can still be seen today.

Enjoying Shanghai

The Shanghai Pudong International Airport is located east of the city and lies directly on the bay. The Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is located west of the city and lies completely on the mainland. Those arriving at the Pudong airport can take one of 10 bus lines to the city center for ¥2 to ¥30. Travelers landing at the Hongqiao airport can take a shuttle bus to the downtown area for ¥2 to ¥30, but most fares are around ¥2 to ¥7.

Shanghai sees four distinct seasons. Spring is pleasant and warm, summer tends to be wet and hot, fall sees cooler temperatures, and winters can be cold and cloudy. In July and August, temperatures can reach the mid-90s, and highs in January and February reach the mid-40s. With mild temperatures and less rain, May is a good time to visit.

Visitors to the area should head to the Bund. This waterfront area is known for panoramic views, sculptures and historic buildings. Located in People's Square, the Shanghai Museum is divided into 11 galleries. Visitors can view more than 500 pieces from various dynasties, tricolored glazed pottery and Chinese paintings and calligraphy. Shanghai Science and Technology Museum is home to the IMAX Dome Theater and the IMAX 3-D Large-Format Theater. Visitors can watch digital films or enjoy a spectacular celestial demonstration.

Plan Your Trip to Shanghai

Shanghai, with its majestic skyline and numerous attractions, is a different world from sunny San Francisco. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, your trip from San Francisco to Shanghai can be a successful one with the help of Orbitz.com, and with Orbitz' low-fare promise, you can relax knowing that you didn't overpay for air fare.

Interesting facts about flights from San Francisco to Shanghai

    • 2 direct flights are operating from San Francisco to Shanghai today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 12h 30m.
    • Air China flight 7210 (8:55 AM GMT, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from San Francisco to Shanghai.
    • Air China flight 7210 (8:55 AM GMT, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) is today's latest available flight from San Francisco to Shanghai.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from San Francisco to Shanghai (Air China flight 7210, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) takes 12h 30m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from San Francisco to Shanghai (Air China flight 7210, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) takes 12h 30m.
    • Flights from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Hongqiao International Airport (SHA), Pudong International Airport (PVG) are available for this route.

Aircraft options between San Francisco and Shanghai

Equipment Carrier
Boeing 747-400 Passenger Air China, United Airlines, US Airways