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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 Tue, Feb 17 - Tue, Mar 3 $636
SFO SHA Wed, Feb 18 - Wed, Feb 25 $636
SFO SHA Tue, Feb 17 - Sun, Mar 1 $650
SFO SHA Tue, Feb 17 - Thu, Mar 5 $688
SFO SHA Wed, Jan 28 - Wed, Feb 4 $720
SFO SHA Tue, Feb 17 - Tue, Mar 3 $1,391
SFO SHA Tue, Feb 17 - Sun, Mar 1 $1,806
SFO SHA Tue, Feb 17 - Tue, Mar 3 $1,946
SFO SHA Tue, Feb 17 - Tue, Mar 3 $2,041
SFO SHA Tue, Feb 17 - Thu, Feb 26 $2,540

San Francisco and Shanghai airports and terminals

Airports in San Francisco CA, US
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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, China Eastern Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines
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Airports in Shanghai , CN
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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 1 China Eastern Airlines
    Terminal 2 Air China, US Airways, United Airlines
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    Hongqiao International Airport (SHA)

    Distance from City Center: 7.7 miles

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Shanghai Marriott Hotel Hongqiao

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January

Cheapest weekend flights in January from San Francisco to Shanghai

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jan 29 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) China Airlines $749
Earn $7.49
Return Sun, Feb 1 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) China Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in January from San Francisco to Shanghai

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jan 13 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) China Southern Airlines $683
Earn $6.83
Return Tue, Jan 27 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) China Southern Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jan 22 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) China Airlines $720
Earn $7.20
Return Thu, Jan 29 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) China Airlines
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February

Cheapest weekend flights in February from San Francisco to Shanghai

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Feb 5 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) Korean Air $779
Earn $7.79
Return Sun, Feb 8 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) Korean Air

Lowest roundtrip airfare in February from San Francisco to Shanghai

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Feb 18 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) United Airlines $636
Earn $6.36
Return Wed, Feb 25 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) United Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Feb 18 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) United Airlines $636
Earn $6.36
Return Wed, Feb 25 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) United Airlines
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March

Lowest roundtrip airfare in March from San Francisco to Shanghai

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Mar 10 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) China Southern Airlines $733
Earn $7.33
Return Tue, Mar 17 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) China Southern Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Mar 10 San Francisco (SFO) Shanghai (PVG) China Southern Airlines $733
Earn $7.33
Return Tue, Mar 17 Shanghai (PVG) San Francisco (SFO) China Southern 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

    • 3 direct flights are operating from San Francisco to Shanghai today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 13h 45m.
    • China Eastern Airlines flight 590 (6:00 AM GMT, Airbus Industrie A330-200) is today's earliest available flight from San Francisco to Shanghai.
    • Air China flight 7210 (7:15 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 13h 20m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from San Francisco to Shanghai (China Eastern Airlines flight 590, Airbus Industrie A330-200) takes 14h 35m.
    • Flights from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Hongqiao International Airport (SHA), Pudong International Airport (PVG) are available for this route.

Flight schedule for flights from San Francisco to Shanghai on Fri, Dec 26, 2014

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
American Airlines/Cathay Pacific AA8931/CX5802 SFO 11:10 PM PVG 10:20 AM 773/333 19hr 10min
Cathay Pacific/Cathay Pacific CX873/CX5802 SFO 11:10 PM PVG 10:20 AM 77W/333 19hr 10min
EVA Air/China Airlines BR7/CI501 SFO 12:05 AM PVG 10:50 AM 77W/777 18hr 45min
EVA Air/China Southern Airlines BR7/CZ4803 SFO 12:05 AM PVG 10:50 AM 77W/77W 18hr 45min
EVA Air/China Eastern Airlines BR7/MU8901 SFO 12:05 AM PVG 10:50 AM 77W/77W 18hr 45min
EVA Air/China Airlines BR17/CI501 SFO 12:25 AM PVG 10:50 AM 77W/777 18hr 25min
EVA Air/China Southern Airlines BR17/CZ4803 SFO 12:25 AM PVG 10:50 AM 77W/77W 18hr 25min
EVA Air/China Eastern Airlines BR17/MU8901 SFO 12:25 AM PVG 10:50 AM 77W/77W 18hr 25min
jetBlue/Cathay Pacific B65301/CX368 SFO 12:05 AM PVG 11:15 AM 77W/343 19hr 10min
Singapore Airlines/Cathay Pacific SQ1/CX368 SFO 12:05 AM PVG 11:15 AM 77W/343 19hr 10min
American Airlines/Japan Airlines AA8400/JL81 SFO 12:35 AM SHA 11:45 AM 773/777 19hr 10min
American Airlines/China Eastern Airlines AA8400/MU8732 SFO 12:35 AM SHA 11:45 AM 773/777 19hr 10min
Japan Airlines/Japan Airlines JL1/JL81 SFO 12:35 AM SHA 11:45 AM 773/777 19hr 10min