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Shanghai to San Francisco flights

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Flight Duration Flights between Shanghai and San Francisco take, on average, 13 h and 58 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight Cheapest price for a one-way flight between Shanghai with San Francisco found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing Airport The airport Pu Dong is the departure airport operating flights between Shanghai and San Francisco
Arriving Airport Flights departing Shanghai with San Francisco as destination arrives at San Francisco Intl Airport

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Departure Thu, 04 Aug Return Mon, 08 Aug
SHA Shanghai
SFO San Francisco
return from £2,425
Departure Tue, 09 Aug Return Fri, 12 Aug
SHA Shanghai
SFO San Francisco
return from £3,283
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Last checked on 10 August 2022
Train
Local, one-way ticket
398%

Trains are 398% more expensive in San Francisco than in Shanghai.

Shanghai
£0.5
San Francisco
£2.49
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
238%

The average meal is 238% more expensive in San Francisco than in Shanghai.

Shanghai
£4.99
San Francisco
£16.87
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
80%

Taxis are 80% more expensive in San Francisco than in Shanghai.

Shanghai
£1.87
San Francisco
£3.37
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
19%

Coffee is 19% more expensive in San Francisco than in Shanghai.

Shanghai
£3.62
San Francisco
£4.29
Shanghai airports
  • ( Hongqiao (SHA)
    How far from city centre: 4 miles
  • ( Pu Dong (PVG)
    How far from city centre: 19 miles
San Francisco airports
  • ( San Francisco Intl Airport (SFO)
    How far from city centre: 11 miles
  • ( Embarkader (EMB)
    How far from city centre: 2 miles
  • ( Oakland Intl (OAK)
    How far from city centre: 12 miles
K Distance: 6139 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Shanghai to San Francisco

😷 Is it safe to travel from Shanghai to San Francisco during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions United States may apply when travelling from Shanghai. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Shanghai to San Francisco at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Shanghai to San Francisco is 2425£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is San Francisco expensive to visit compared to Shanghai?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in San Francisco costs an average of 3.37 GBP, 80% more expensive than Shanghai, with a fare of 1.87 GBP, while train tickets costs 398% more in San Francisco: 2.49 GBP against 0.50 GBP in Shanghai. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 16.87 GBP in San Francisco, 238% more than the 4.99 GBP in Shanghai. The price of the coffee is around 19% more expensive in San Francisco, with an average of 4.29 GBP , while in Shanghai the coffee costs 3.62 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Shanghai to San Francisco?
The most popular months to book a trip from Shanghai to San Francisco are January, July and December, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Shanghai to San Francisco?
The best time of the year to go to San Francisco when flying from Shanghai depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, January is the top 1º month to fly to San Francisco from Shanghai in terms of searches from our customer, followed by July and August. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, February, March and December are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Shanghai -  San Francisco.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Shanghai to San Francisco?
The total flight time between Shanghai and San Francisco is of around 13:58 hours on average, considering an average distance of 11,146 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in San Francisco compared to Shanghai?
While in Shanghai the temperatures can reach an average of 37.03 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 12.0 mm ,San Francisco's temperatures can go up to 32.98 ºC during the hot season, with 6.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 2.36 ºC in San Francisco, compared to the -2.66 ºC average degrees reported in Shanghai. During the winter period, Shanghai can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while San Francisco have an average of 12.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Shanghai and San Francisco?
The main airport route flying between Shanghai and San Francisco is: Pu Dong (PVG) to San Francisco Intl Airport (SFO). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • China Eastern Airlines.
  • United Airlines.
Airlines with indirect flights from Shanghai to San Francisco are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Shanghai to San Francisco are:
  • Cathay Pacific, stoping in Hong Kong for 60 minutes minimun.
  • China Southern Airlines, with 180 minutes scale in Guangzhou.
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