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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
June
Most popular time to fly
18%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$1158
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$697
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Shanghai Pu Dong

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Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

When looking for a cheap flight, consider that 25% of our users selected a flight on this route for $697 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Shanghai Pu Dong was found 73 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is September.
Morning departure is around 72% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking San Francisco to Shanghai Pu Dong Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Shanghai Pu Dong take?
An average nonstop flight takes 16h 45m, covering a distance of 6138 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Shanghai Pu Dong?
There are 35 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Shanghai Pu Dong per week, averaging 5 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Shanghai Pu Dong?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($403), China Southern ($427) and China Eastern ($460).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Shanghai Pu Dong?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Shanghai Pu Dong?
United (2 times daily), Delta (1 times daily), China Eastern (1 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to Shanghai Pu Dong?
For San Francisco to Shanghai Pu Dong, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Shanghai Pu Dong back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Friday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from San Francisco to Shanghai Pu Dong (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$403
only
$403
Destination
Shanghai
$403
only
$403
Wed, Nov 29
SFO
PVG
17h 30m
Wed, Dec 6
PVG
SFO
18h 28m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Feb 15
SFO
PVG
29h 00m
Sat, Feb 24
PVG
SFO
15h 45m
Trip: 10 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 3587 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
LAX
CAN
Excellent 8.6

Love that everything is included. Food, drinks and entertainment. The crew were great and nothing was too much trouble.

Boarding of the A380 was ridiculous. We were lined up well ahead of boarding, then moved to another line, then moved again. Once we were lined up we had to stop and start, other people were pushed to the front again and again. This could have been solved by leaving one lane free for people sitting upstairs, or 'preferred' fliers. Instead everyone was pushed back and had to wait. I've never seen an aeroplane boarded so badly and we ended up being some of the last people on the plane. Badly organised and just plain awful.

CAN
LAX
Okay 4.0

Cheap

Food too little

CAN
LAX
Okay 4.6

I didn't like the crew too much. There were many empty business class seats so I moved to a window and took my pillow with me. They came and took the extra pillow back! Bizarre behavior. My vegetarian meals were not good at all. Couldn't eat them. 2 identical meals for dinner and breakfast.

CAN
SFO
Excellent 8.0

First, crew and service were wonderful. Business class food was very good. BUT on the SF/Guangzhou route, both ways, business class seat 14K did not work! These are 14 and 12 hour overnight flights and seat wouldn't even recline, forget laying flat! On the outbound flight I didn't realize until we took off. The crew tried to fix it and couldn't but gave me one of the crew seats in the back of business class. Not great to be separated from my husband for most of the flight, but I could sleep and was otherwise comfortable. Returning Guangzhou to SF, had the same seat. Checked it as soon as I boarded and it didn't work, again! This time they got ground crew to fix it before take off. It worked most of the flight, but once I put it up after laying flat for 8 hours, it stopped working. Would not move from a straight upright position. Ridiculous! SO check to make sure your seats work before you take off!!

HGH
CAN
Excellent 10.0

Long but very pleasant flight

Tue, Dec 5
SFO
PVG
40h 25m
Fri, Dec 8
PVG
SFO
11h 10m
Trip: 4 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 113 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.7
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.8
SFO
PVG
Excellent 8.3

The crew were very helpful and polite and the food was decent for airline food.

The seats were extremely tight and the seats lean back enough to where if you are taller your screen won't angle enough to see it very well.

SFO
PVG
Good 6.3

The food and the window seat

My personal entertainment system broke down early in the 12 hour flight, and the flight crew did very little to accommodate the inconvenience.

SFO
PVG
Good 7.3

The crew was friendly and it was almost all just fine.

I got food poisoning from something I ate on the plane. Soon after I got off my flight I had terrible stomach and digestion issues. I know it was not something I ate before or after the flight, because I ate only packaged foods before the flight and did not eat anything that day after arriving in China. Two days later, I am still having digestion troubles.

SFO
PVG
Good 7.6

Small seats

SFO
PVG
Okay 4.3

Affordable Quick Boarding

Crew Rude/Not Responsive Smoking Smell REALLY BAD Super cramped seats.... really really cramped

Sun, Nov 26
SFO
PVG
16h 45m
Sun, Dec 3
PVG
SFO
35h 05m
Trip: 8 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3174 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.9
Food
5.9
PEK
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

This was like flying in the 90's. The seats were super small and uncomfortable my TV didn't work and they wouldn't let me use my phone (even on fly mode) and the Beijing international airport didn't have WiFi.

BKK
PEK
Excellent 9.6

Everything, meals were good.

PEK
YUL
Okay 4.0

Boarding process was really quick. In half an hour they boarded a complete flight.

There was a very rude person sitting behind me. He kept hitting my seat every time I reclined it. I brought up to the flight attendant but she had no intention of getting involved or helping out.

JFK
PEK
Excellent 9.0

Great flight and entertainment throughout.

Everything w this flight was satisfactory. No negatives to mention.

PEK
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Comfort and service on the plane. Lounge in Beijing was wonderful.

What you have to go through in Beijing to transit from one international flight to another. Very disorganized. I will never change planes again in Beijing after this trip. Perhaps it will be better on the way back. Business class travelers should have a special lane.

Sun, Dec 3
SFO
PVG
17h 30m
Sun, Dec 10
PVG
SFO
15h 03m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Mar 15
SFO
PVG
29h 00m
Fri, Mar 30
PVG
SFO
30h 00m
Trip: 16 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 3587 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
CAN
LAX
Okay 4.0

Cheap

Food too little

BKK
CAN
Excellent 9.0

Was transferred to Thai Air as the plane was over sold.

JFK
CAN
Excellent 8.0

The food was better than expected. The service was good.

The plane temperature got steadily colder. Was a bit hard to handle.

CAN
SFO
Excellent 8.0

First, crew and service were wonderful. Business class food was very good. BUT on the SF/Guangzhou route, both ways, business class seat 14K did not work! These are 14 and 12 hour overnight flights and seat wouldn't even recline, forget laying flat! On the outbound flight I didn't realize until we took off. The crew tried to fix it and couldn't but gave me one of the crew seats in the back of business class. Not great to be separated from my husband for most of the flight, but I could sleep and was otherwise comfortable. Returning Guangzhou to SF, had the same seat. Checked it as soon as I boarded and it didn't work, again! This time they got ground crew to fix it before take off. It worked most of the flight, but once I put it up after laying flat for 8 hours, it stopped working. Would not move from a straight upright position. Ridiculous! SO check to make sure your seats work before you take off!!

GMP
PEK
Good 7.3

left on time and arrived a little early, lunch was served (food was not bad, but not super amazing)

no personalized entertainment system

Tue, Nov 28
SFO
PVG
26h 53m
Sat, Dec 16
PVG
SFO
26h 13m
Trip: 19 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jan 23
SFO
PVG
36h 10m
Tue, Jan 30
PVG
SFO
36h 05m
Trip: 8 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 3587 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
HGH
CAN
Excellent 10.0

Long but very pleasant flight

GMP
PEK
Good 7.3

left on time and arrived a little early, lunch was served (food was not bad, but not super amazing)

no personalized entertainment system

LAX
CAN
Excellent 8.6

Love that everything is included. Food, drinks and entertainment. The crew were great and nothing was too much trouble.

Boarding of the A380 was ridiculous. We were lined up well ahead of boarding, then moved to another line, then moved again. Once we were lined up we had to stop and start, other people were pushed to the front again and again. This could have been solved by leaving one lane free for people sitting upstairs, or 'preferred' fliers. Instead everyone was pushed back and had to wait. I've never seen an aeroplane boarded so badly and we ended up being some of the last people on the plane. Badly organised and just plain awful.

HAN
CAN
Excellent 8.0

On time departures and arrival

The food not enough to eat

CAN
JFK
Okay 4.0

The flight attendants are good, but the check in crew needs to be more friendly and helpful, with the growing economy boom in china, we will have an increase in tourist to China which cause the air line to be packed, so they need to be much more helpful when attending customers!

Mon, Nov 27
SFO
PVG
27h 40m
Wed, Dec 6
PVG
SFO
32h 15m
Trip: 10 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3174 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.9
Food
5.9
EWR
PEK
Okay 5.6

flight was late, barely made my connection (which was also late).

BKK
PEK
Excellent 9.6

Everything, meals were good.

LAX
PEK
Excellent 8.0

Comfortable

IAD
PEK
Mediocre 2.0

They overcharged, customer support unreliable and bad service!

They overcharged, customer support unreliable and bad service!

JFK
PEK
Good 7.3

Crew efficient

No entertainment, console broken. Ran out of menu item of choice, but alternative was easily digestible.

Fri, Nov 24
SFO
PVG
17h 30m
Wed, Dec 27
PVG
SFO
27h 08m
Trip: 34 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jan 24
SFO
PVG
29h 55m
Thu, Feb 22
PVG
SFO
15h 45m
Trip: 30 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 3587 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
HGH
CAN
Excellent 10.0

Long but very pleasant flight

CAN
SGN
Excellent 9.0

Crew were lovely. Plane was barely loaded so my husband was able to switch seats to sit next to me. Pleasant flight.

One movie for everyone and it was a stupid movie. Not sure why my husband wasn't automatically seated with me since the plane was barely half full.

GMP
PEK
Good 7.3

left on time and arrived a little early, lunch was served (food was not bad, but not super amazing)

no personalized entertainment system

CAN
LAX
Okay 4.6

I didn't like the crew too much. There were many empty business class seats so I moved to a window and took my pillow with me. They came and took the extra pillow back! Bizarre behavior. My vegetarian meals were not good at all. Couldn't eat them. 2 identical meals for dinner and breakfast.

CAN
JFK
Okay 4.0

The flight attendants are good, but the check in crew needs to be more friendly and helpful, with the growing economy boom in china, we will have an increase in tourist to China which cause the air line to be packed, so they need to be much more helpful when attending customers!

Thu, Feb 15
SFO
PVG
16h 45m
Wed, Mar 28
PVG
SFO
34h 40m
Trip: 41 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3174 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.9
Food
5.9
PEK
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Comfort and service on the plane. Lounge in Beijing was wonderful.

What you have to go through in Beijing to transit from one international flight to another. Very disorganized. I will never change planes again in Beijing after this trip. Perhaps it will be better on the way back. Business class travelers should have a special lane.

LAX
PEK
Mediocre 2.6

Better customer service

Air China staff need to better understand and learn how to talk to people.

IAD
PEK
Mediocre 2.0

They overcharged, customer support unreliable and bad service!

They overcharged, customer support unreliable and bad service!

JFK
PEK
Good 7.3

Crew efficient

No entertainment, console broken. Ran out of menu item of choice, but alternative was easily digestible.

PEK
HKT
Okay 4.3

Crew and flight were professional and courteous.

Passengers from Beijing were rude, and consistently snorting and spitting throughout the entire flight. Not just one person but everyone around us. Very disgusting and nauseating listening to that for 6+hours. I had earbuds in the entire flight and could still hear the spitting...

Sat, Dec 2
SFO
PVG
26h 53m
Sun, Dec 10
PVG
SFO
15h 03m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jan 16
SFO
PVG
35h 25m
Thu, Feb 1
PVG
SFO
15h 45m
Trip: 17 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 3587 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
HGH
CAN
Excellent 10.0

Long but very pleasant flight

CAN
LAX
Okay 4.6

I didn't like the crew too much. There were many empty business class seats so I moved to a window and took my pillow with me. They came and took the extra pillow back! Bizarre behavior. My vegetarian meals were not good at all. Couldn't eat them. 2 identical meals for dinner and breakfast.

LAX
CAN
Excellent 8.6

Love that everything is included. Food, drinks and entertainment. The crew were great and nothing was too much trouble.

Boarding of the A380 was ridiculous. We were lined up well ahead of boarding, then moved to another line, then moved again. Once we were lined up we had to stop and start, other people were pushed to the front again and again. This could have been solved by leaving one lane free for people sitting upstairs, or 'preferred' fliers. Instead everyone was pushed back and had to wait. I've never seen an aeroplane boarded so badly and we ended up being some of the last people on the plane. Badly organised and just plain awful.

JFK
CAN
Mediocre 2.0

I have to cancel the flight due to a death in my family. i thought the airline will waive the canceling charge, i guess not. my daughter and I have to pay $400 total for it. Sad.

CAN
LAX
Okay 4.0

Cheap

Food too little

Thu, Nov 23
SFO
PVG
16h 45m
Sun, Dec 3
PVG
SFO
35h 05m
Trip: 11 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3174 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.9
Food
5.9
BKK
PEK
Excellent 9.6

Everything, meals were good.

PEK
YUL
Okay 4.0

Boarding process was really quick. In half an hour they boarded a complete flight.

There was a very rude person sitting behind me. He kept hitting my seat every time I reclined it. I brought up to the flight attendant but she had no intention of getting involved or helping out.

JFK
PEK
Good 7.3

Crew efficient

No entertainment, console broken. Ran out of menu item of choice, but alternative was easily digestible.

PEK
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

This was like flying in the 90's. The seats were super small and uncomfortable my TV didn't work and they wouldn't let me use my phone (even on fly mode) and the Beijing international airport didn't have WiFi.

JFK
PEK
Excellent 9.0

Great flight and entertainment throughout.

Everything w this flight was satisfactory. No negatives to mention.

Tue, Nov 28
SFO
PVG
26h 53m
Mon, Dec 18
PVG
SFO
35h 18m
Trip: 21 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Mar 31
SFO
PVG
35h 25m
Tue, Apr 10
PVG
SFO
20h 10m
Trip: 11 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 3587 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
HAN
CAN
Excellent 8.0

On time departures and arrival

The food not enough to eat

CAN
JFK
Okay 4.0

The flight attendants are good, but the check in crew needs to be more friendly and helpful, with the growing economy boom in china, we will have an increase in tourist to China which cause the air line to be packed, so they need to be much more helpful when attending customers!

LAX
CAN
Excellent 8.6

Love that everything is included. Food, drinks and entertainment. The crew were great and nothing was too much trouble.

Boarding of the A380 was ridiculous. We were lined up well ahead of boarding, then moved to another line, then moved again. Once we were lined up we had to stop and start, other people were pushed to the front again and again. This could have been solved by leaving one lane free for people sitting upstairs, or 'preferred' fliers. Instead everyone was pushed back and had to wait. I've never seen an aeroplane boarded so badly and we ended up being some of the last people on the plane. Badly organised and just plain awful.

CAN
LAX
Okay 4.0

Cheap

Food too little

CAN
SGN
Excellent 9.0

Crew were lovely. Plane was barely loaded so my husband was able to switch seats to sit next to me. Pleasant flight.

One movie for everyone and it was a stupid movie. Not sure why my husband wasn't automatically seated with me since the plane was barely half full.

Mon, Nov 27
SFO
PVG
28h 05m
Sun, Dec 10
PVG
SFO
32h 15m
Trip: 14 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3174 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.9
Food
5.9
PEK
HKT
Okay 4.3

Crew and flight were professional and courteous.

Passengers from Beijing were rude, and consistently snorting and spitting throughout the entire flight. Not just one person but everyone around us. Very disgusting and nauseating listening to that for 6+hours. I had earbuds in the entire flight and could still hear the spitting...

LAX
PEK
Excellent 8.0

Comfortable

PEK
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

This was like flying in the 90's. The seats were super small and uncomfortable my TV didn't work and they wouldn't let me use my phone (even on fly mode) and the Beijing international airport didn't have WiFi.

BKK
PEK
Excellent 9.6

Everything, meals were good.

LAX
PEK
Mediocre 2.6

Better customer service

Air China staff need to better understand and learn how to talk to people.

Wed, Apr 4
SFO
PVG
20h 15m
Tue, May 8
PVG
SFO
20h 10m
Trip: 35 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 3587 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
JFK
CAN
Mediocre 2.0

I have to cancel the flight due to a death in my family. i thought the airline will waive the canceling charge, i guess not. my daughter and I have to pay $400 total for it. Sad.

LAX
CAN
Excellent 8.6

Love that everything is included. Food, drinks and entertainment. The crew were great and nothing was too much trouble.

Boarding of the A380 was ridiculous. We were lined up well ahead of boarding, then moved to another line, then moved again. Once we were lined up we had to stop and start, other people were pushed to the front again and again. This could have been solved by leaving one lane free for people sitting upstairs, or 'preferred' fliers. Instead everyone was pushed back and had to wait. I've never seen an aeroplane boarded so badly and we ended up being some of the last people on the plane. Badly organised and just plain awful.

CAN
LAX
Okay 4.0

Cheap

Food too little

CAN
JFK
Okay 4.0

The flight attendants are good, but the check in crew needs to be more friendly and helpful, with the growing economy boom in china, we will have an increase in tourist to China which cause the air line to be packed, so they need to be much more helpful when attending customers!

HGH
CAN
Excellent 10.0

Long but very pleasant flight

Wed, Feb 14
SFO
PVG
28h 25m
Wed, Mar 7
PVG
SFO
32h 10m
Trip: 22 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 3174 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.9
Food
5.9
JFK
PEK
Excellent 9.0

Great flight and entertainment throughout.

Everything w this flight was satisfactory. No negatives to mention.

IAD
PEK
Mediocre 2.0

They overcharged, customer support unreliable and bad service!

They overcharged, customer support unreliable and bad service!

JFK
PEK
Good 7.3

Crew efficient

No entertainment, console broken. Ran out of menu item of choice, but alternative was easily digestible.

PEK
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Comfort and service on the plane. Lounge in Beijing was wonderful.

What you have to go through in Beijing to transit from one international flight to another. Very disorganized. I will never change planes again in Beijing after this trip. Perhaps it will be better on the way back. Business class travelers should have a special lane.

EWR
PEK
Okay 5.6

flight was late, barely made my connection (which was also late).

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