Selected fares from San Francisco to Shanghai

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.

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Hotels in Shanghai

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Howard Johnson Plaza Shanghai
Howard Johnson Plaza Shanghai
595 Jiu Jiang Road, Shanghai
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (40 reviews)

Located in the heart of Shanghai, this hotel is steps from Yong'an Department Store and Nanjing Road Shopping District. People's Square and Shanghai Museum are ...

$105

$105
Narada Boutique Hotel Shanghai Yu Garden
Narada Boutique Hotel Shanghai Yu Garden
No. 839 Renming Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (5 reviews)

Narada Boutique Hotel Shanghai Yu Garden is in Huangpu, next to Yuyuan Garden, or the Garden of Happiness. Yuyuan Shopping Mall is a 10-minute walk from the ...

$94

$94
Rayfont Downtown Hotel Shanghai
Rayfont Downtown Hotel Shanghai
7 Zhao Jia Bang Road, Shanghai
4.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (24 reviews)

Located in Xuhui, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Taikang Road, Xintiandi, and French Concession. Jing An Temple and Shanghai Museum are also within 3 mi ...

$46

$46
The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai
The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai
No. 740 Hankou Road, People's Square, Shanghai
5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (5 reviews)

Located in the heart of Shanghai, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, Nanjing Road Shopping District, ...

$124

$124
Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre
Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre
555 Xi Zang Road Middle, Shanghai
5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Located in the heart of Shanghai, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Brilliance Shimao International Plaza and Nanjing Road Shopping District. People's ...

$125

$125
Royal International Hotel
Royal International Hotel
998 Xiuchuan Road, Chuansha, Shanghai
4.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (7 reviews)

Located on the Strip, this family-friendly hotel is 8.3 mi (13.3 km) from Shanghai Disneyland© and 10.8 mi (17.4 km) from Shanghai WIld Animal Park. Shanghai ...

$100

$100
Grand Central Hotel Shanghai
Grand Central Hotel Shanghai
505 Jiujiang Road, Shanghai
4.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (57 reviews)

This family-friendly Shanghai hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Three on the Bund and The Bund. Nanjing Road Shopping District ...

$117

$117
Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai
Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai
58 Mao Ming Nan Road, Shanghai
4.5 out of 5.0

Right in the heart of the historic French Concession, this hotel is blocks from Huahai shopping street, and less than 3 km (2 miles) from Xintiandi nightlife ...

$121

$121
Salvo Hotel Shanghai
Salvo Hotel Shanghai
No 339 Guangdong Rd, Huangpu District, Shanghai
4.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (42 reviews)

A 10-minute drive from the Bund and the Lujiazui financial district, Salvo Hotel Shanghai places guests within walking distance of attractions like the Shanghai ...

The Bund Riverside Hotel
The Bund Riverside Hotel
398 East Beijing Road (Beijing Dong Lu), Shanghai
4.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (67 reviews)

Located in the heart of Shanghai, this hotel is steps from Customs House and The Bund. Pudong Riverside Promenade and Park and Nanjing Road Shopping District ...

$74

$74

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