The cheapest times to fly from SFO to PVG are

  • January 29th to April 8th
  • August 20th to December 9th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from SFO to PVG is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $1189 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $445 for Wednesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Shanghai

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Shanghai (PVG) will usually cost between $452 to $1044 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $475. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1119. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $644 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $609 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to PVG flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SFO to PVG route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

SFO to PVG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to PVG flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PVG, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SFO. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $58 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $633. Return trip prices are from the PVG to SFO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SFO to PVG can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 2 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SFO to PVG? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 30 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air China, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Condor, Delta, Emirates, EVA Air, Finnair, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Philippine Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Pudong Airport to San Francisco International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6137 miles or 9877 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SFO to PVG?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to PVG flight is about 12 hour 2 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Shanghai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 99 available flights from SFO to PVG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SFO
Origination airport name San Francisco International Airport
City San Francisco, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -122.4

Return Airport

Destination code PVG
Destination airport name Pudong Airport
City Shanghai
Country China
Latitude 31.1
Longitude 121.8


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