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The cheapest times to fly from SHA to SFO are

  • February 5th to April 22nd
  • August 27th to December 2nd

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 SHA to SFO is early November. Prices can be as high as $1500 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $461 for Monday flights around early November.

 

When to Fly to San Francisco

Flying from Shanghai (SHA) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $495 to $1136 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $494. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1229. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $736 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $628 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SHA to SFO flight.

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

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SHA to SFO Flight Prices

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

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SFO, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SHA. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to San Francisco, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Shanghai. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $78 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $662. Return trip prices are from the SFO to SHA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SHA to SFO can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 3 minutes may not be realistic.

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 26 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Hainan, Hawaiian, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6153 miles or 9902 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SHA to SFO flight is about 12 hour 3 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 61 available flights from SHA to SFO.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeSHA
Origination airport nameHongqiao International Airport
CityShanghai
CountryChina
Latitude31.2
Longitude121.3

Return Airport

Destination codeSFO
Destination airport nameSan Francisco International Airport
CitySan Francisco, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude37.6
Longitude-122.4

 

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