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Cheapest flight tickets

$1707

Price observed over the last 3 months for a round trip.

Average price of a round trip

$1794

Average flight ticket price recorded over the last 3 months for a round trip.

Flight duration

21h36

A flight from San Francisco to Shanghai takes on average 21h36.

Best time

May

According to user searches, the ideal month to go to Shanghai is May.

Tips for finding a cheap flight from San Francisco to Shanghai

Check out our tips for booking your flight to Shanghai (China) from San Francisco (USA) at the cheapest possible price.

Usually, the cheapest month to pick up a ticket on this route is May, with an average flight ticket price of $1794 (calculation over the last two years). The most touristic season corresponds to the months of May.
For the cheapest flights, it is advisable to buy your ticket at least 25 days before the departure date.

The airline offering the cheapest flight tickets is China Airlines. A ticket from the airline China Airlines to Shanghai costs on average $1719.
The airlines that offer the most flights are .

Price of flight tickets from San Francisco to Shanghai

Here is some information and tips to know before booking your flight:

  • Flight ticket prices range from $1707 to $1797
  • The average price of a flight ticket is about $1794
  • Prices are lowest for stays in the month of May
  • The month in which booking a ticket is cheaper is: May
info departure city :
San Francisco, USA
airport :
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
local time :

San Francisco is a city in the country USA, the time zone is GMT . In San Francisco, it is currently {fromLocalTime}, the temperature is on average 13°C, with a minimum of 11°C and a maximum of 15°C.

The city of San Francisco has 1 airport(s): San Francisco

destination info :
Shanghai, China
airports :
Hongqiao International Airport (SHA)
Pudong International Airport (PVG)
local time :

Shanghai is in the country China, the time zone is GMT +8. In Shanghai, it is currently {toLocalTime}, the temperature is on average 26°C, with a minimum of 23°C and a maximum of 31°C.

The city of Shanghai (SHA) has 2 airport(s): Hongqiao and Pudong

Useful info about Shanghai

What is the least touristic period to go to Shanghai?

If you want to visit Shanghai during the least touristic period, choose the month of May.

What is the most popular time to travel to Shanghai?

In Shanghai, the most popular month is May. It is during this period that the prices offered by airlines are also the highest.

When should I book my flight from San Francisco to Shanghai?

According to our data, it is recommended to book your flight 25 days before your departure. If you book your flight ticket 4 weeks before your departure, you may find a price below average. The cheapest day to book a flight from San Francisco to Shanghai is Friday.

What are the arrival and destination airports when traveling between San Francisco and Shanghai?

This information is not available at this time.

How to reach San Francisco airport from the city centre?

This information is not available at this time.

Are there other means of transportation to go from San Francisco to Shanghai?

Airplane is the only means of transportation listed on Liligo for this journey.

Are there big differences in weather between San Francisco and Shanghai?

In summer, the average temperature is 27°C in Shanghai and 17°C in San Francisco. The average rainfall in summer is 242 mm in Shanghai and 2 mm in San Francisco. In summer, it is warmer in Shanghai and it rains less in San Francisco. In winter, it is colder in San Francisco and it rains more in San Francisco.

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