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Fares from $482 One Way, $574 Round Trip from Shanghai to San Francisco

Prices starting at $574 for return flights and $482 for one-way flights to San Francisco were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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More About Flying To San Francisco from Shanghai

Route Information for Flights from Shanghai to San Francisco

Origin Airport IATA CodeSHA
Destination Airport IATA CodeSJC
Distance6136 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesUnited Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival3:55AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival3:55AM UTC

Fly from Shanghai to San Francisco

Airports in Shanghai

The primary international airport serving the city of Shanghai is Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The airport is located about 20 miles east of the downtown area. Travelers looking for discount flights from Shanghai can search Orbitz.com for airlines departing from the airport. These include Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air India, American Airlines, and British Airways.

Parking at the Shanghai Airport

There are 218 parking spaces available at the airport. Off-site parking is also available and many parking lots offer buses or shuttle vans to the airport. Airport parking fees vary based upon the size of the car and the number of hours parked. Mini-type cars begin at 10 RMB for the first hour. Big-sized cars begin at 20 RMB for the first hour.

Transportation to the Shanghai Airport

Travelers departing from the Shanghai Airport can choose to take the Shanghai Maglev Train. The journey takes about eight minutes, and trains depart every 15 minutes. The cost of a standard ticket is usually 50 RMB. Other transportation options include the Shanghai Metro Line 2 for a cost of between 3 RMB and 10 RMB. The airport also operates its own bus line. Fees range between 2 RMB and 22 RMB based on distance.

Restaurants at the Shanghai Airport

Travelers looking to find a snack or breakfast before their flight from Shanghai can choose from a number of establishments. Two of the most well-known restaurants in the airport are Hong Fangzi Western Food Restaurant and Canglang Ting Restaurant. Travelers can find cheap flights from Shanghai quickly by searching Orbitz.com prior to traveling.

San Francisco International Airport

The San Francisco International Airport is located on South Spruce Avenue, approximately 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco. Because the airport is one of the world's busiest airports, it houses numerous airline hubs. Air Berlin, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, US Airways, Asiana Airways and numerous other airlines offer flights to San Francisco. If you're traveling on a strict budget, you can find bargain prices on tickets by booking your flight through Orbitz.com.

Transportation From the Airport

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system runs from the San Francisco International Airport to downtown San Francisco, and tickets cost approximately $7. SamTrans Public Bus Services also runs between the airport and downtown. Bus stops are located at the baggage claim in Terminals 2 and 3, and at Courtyard A in the International Terminal. You can also use Orbitz.com to rent a car for the duration of your trip. The airport offers a free shuttle service to take passengers from the airport terminal to the rental car center.

Weather in San Francisco

San Francisco has temperatures that range from 46 to 69 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. The off-peak travel season runs from the beginning of December to the end of February. It rains more frequently during this time, but the temperature is still warm enough to tolerate the rain. If you book your trip through Orbitz.com during the off-peak travel season, you'll save money on your airline tickets.

Highlights and Attractions

Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower and Alcatraz are some major attractions in the San Francisco area. Orbitz.com does more than find you flights to San Francisco. The website has the information you need to plan your entire itinerary. You can purchase tickets to major attractions or make reservations to take a guided city tour.

Flights from Shanghai to San Francisco - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Shanghai to San Francisco?

Two airlines operate nonstop flights from Shanghai Airport (PVG-Pudong Intl.) to San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) — China Eastern Airlines and United Airlines. They'll get you to your destination in style and comfort.

What is the shortest flight from Shanghai to San Francisco?

At least 11 hours and 30 minutes long, the journey from Shanghai Airport (PVG-Pudong Intl.) to San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) is classified as a long-haul flight. Try to sleep on the plane to help avoid jet lag.

What airlines fly from Shanghai to San Francisco most frequently?

The airlines that fly frequently between Shanghai Airport (PVG-Pudong Intl.) and San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) include China Eastern Airlines (MU). This popular option offers 20 flights on the route each month. Alternatively, book a seat with United Airlines (UA). You'll have 20 monthly flights between Shanghai and San Francisco to choose from with this company.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.