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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:
$881
(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

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $696 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 50% 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 13h 05m, covering a distance of 6138 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Shanghai Pu Dong?
There are 63 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Shanghai Pu Dong per week, averaging 9 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 China Eastern ($439), China Southern ($463) and Multiple Airlines ($542).
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 (5 times daily), Air China (2 times daily), Delta (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, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday 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
$439
only
$439
Destination
Shanghai
$439
only
$439
Tue, Mar 6
SFO
PVG
28h 15m
Thu, Mar 8
PVG
SFO
11h 10m
Trip: 3 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 142 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
SFO
PVG
Mediocre 3.3

Nothing spectacular to mention.

Airline scheduled only a 30 minute layover between Shanghai and Hong Kong. Obviously I missed it. Waited 3 hours for airline to put me up in hotel. Hotel was extremely sketchy. I'll never make the mistake of traveling with this airline again. Worst travel experience in many years, and I've been some rough places. Food was Terrible, too.

SFO
PVG
Okay 4.6

The only airline I have ever been on that won’t let you use your phone in airplane mode. All my movies were on there.

SFO
PVG
Excellent 9.3

The boarding process was quick and staff was friendly. Food was delicious and staff very accommodating

Being taller I was unable to spread out for almost 10 hours. Legs were very sore by the end, but that's to be expected

SFO
PVG
Mediocre 3.0

Entertainment

Personal attitude was very poor. Too cold on plane. Food smelled horrible. Operation of PA system on plane was left on for extended periods of time cutting off the movie. The plane didn’t have enough customs forms. Delayed. Too much to list.

SFO
PVG
Okay 5.0

Nothing really.

Food was mediocre for a long flight like this. Could have been better. You get what you pay for. Cheap prices for a reason.

Sat, Apr 21
SFO
PVG
28h 45m
Mon, May 14
PVG
SFO
28h 35m
Trip: 24 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 4294 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
SIN
CAN
Excellent 8.3

Flew Business class from SIN to CAN. Seats were OK, crew was very attentive and eager to please. Food was good.

Seat did not go back as far as I would have liked

CAN
CNS
Excellent 8.3

The 3 employees at the counter got together & solved a glitch in our Australia visa that was priventing them from issueing bording pass for our second leg of travel They were outstanding & also unexpectedly we received a hotel respite for our 8 hour layover in Guangzhou! Smiling flight atendents. This is my first travel with China southern On the other hand during 6 wk prior to our trip we were unable to get anybody on the phone to ask Q or reserve a seat. On line charades where like a closed loops ! The price for long haul: Dubai/Guangzhou/cairns could not be beat!!

CAN
HAK
Excellent 10.0

Fast plane

DPS
CAN
Okay 4.0

On time departure and arrival The inflight Crew were courteous

Food is inedible My issue with the boarding had to do with the poor decorum of the representatives at check in and those who helped assistance me to the gate.

LAX
CAN
Excellent 9.3

Long haul 15 hour flight

Thu, Mar 15
SFO
PVG
39h 14m
Mon, Apr 9
PVG
SFO
34h 36m
Trip: 26 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jul 10
SFO
PVG
13h 05m
Mon, Jul 23
PVG
SFO
11h 35m
Trip: 14 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 28 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
IAD
NRT
Excellent 10.0

For a little over $2000 you get an economy seat non-stop from DC to Tokyo and back. Meals were good. As economy seats go, it's comfortable. Midweek the flight is about half to two thirds full. So you might be able to stretch out even!

EWR
TPA
Excellent 8.0

Made up time for delayed departure

So cramped. Sat next to very obese person....spilled onto my seat

SFO
PVG
Excellent 8.3

- Crew was attentive.

- Personal device entertainment was intermittently functional, had to use the poor onboard display for entertainment. - Internet access was $39.99 for the length of the trip, that price is ridiculous.

IAD
PHX
Mediocre 2.0

I never flew to Phoenix from Washington. I was held over at DCA for the night so I lost a full day of my vacation! Had to fly to Chicago and then to Phoenix. Was a total pain!!!

ORD
FLL
Okay 4.6

Flew First Class from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale. The food was a banana and the seat in front of me was broken and when it went back, it was in my lap. No one seemed to care..

Sun, Jun 3
SFO
PVG
25h 40m
Wed, Jun 20
PVG
SFO
21h 32m
Trip: 18 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 21542 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.5
YVR
YYZ
Mediocre 3.6

The service was terrible, the crew did not care about anything and not willing to help or resolve issues.

I did not like the Air Canada service.

ATL
YYZ
Okay 5.0

I arrived safely

I didn't appreciate losing my luggage as I came to Canada for a wedding and I didn't have access to my things. The flight was direct so I don't understand why my luggage was lost.

YUL
ORD
Excellent 9.6

Friendliness of staff My familly got to follow my flight very closely.

Delays and harsh trubulance (altough i know that wasn’t air Canada’s fault for the weather) The changing of gates and the changing of boarding time without being updated on the application. The changing of the gate was changed moments before the boarding

YUL
YVR
Okay 4.3

Generous leg room in coach class

Sat on the runway for almost an hour both to and from my destination

LIR
YYZ
Okay 5.3

Uncomfortable

Tue, Feb 27
SFO
PVG
30h 45m
Thu, Mar 1
PVG
SFO
18h 15m
Trip: 3 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4071 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
LHR
EDI
Excellent 8.0

Flight was packed

HKG
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Everyone that was part of the Cathay Pacific team was so friendly and helpful. They were very accommodating and quick to assist me outside the typical meal and drink service times. I flew economy and the seats were fairly comfortable. There were plenty of new films to choose from for entertainment as well.

HKG
SFO
Excellent 9.6

Flight attendants were very helpful in helping us find storage space for our carry-ons in a crowded plane. Very polite and attentive service.

HKG
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Flight was absolutely packed

HKG
MNL
Excellent 10.0

None

Fri, Apr 13
SFO
PVG
13h 30m
Mon, Apr 30
PVG
SFO
11h 30m
Trip: 18 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 142 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
SFO
PVG
Okay 5.0

Nothing really.

Food was mediocre for a long flight like this. Could have been better. You get what you pay for. Cheap prices for a reason.

SFO
PVG
Mediocre 3.3

Pretty clean

Sack lunch that was not appetizing. Couldn't use cell phone the whole flight even on airplane mode. Tight space and very cold. Liquids to bring was not offered. Very poor service. I don't recommend.

SFO
PVG
Excellent 8.6

Food was good, bathrooms well kept, cabin was comfortable

Slight delay

SFO
PVG
Excellent 9.3

The boarding process was quick and staff was friendly. Food was delicious and staff very accommodating

Being taller I was unable to spread out for almost 10 hours. Legs were very sore by the end, but that's to be expected

SFO
PVG
Excellent 8.3

The crew members were extremely helpful and accommodating.

There was no hand soap in any of the bathrooms.That means no one on the plane, including the crew members, could wash their hands for the duration of the 14-hour flight. Disgusting! I sked one of the crew members to refill the soap, but it appears that they had none.

Tue, May 1
SFO
PVG
18h 55m
Tue, May 15
PVG
SFO
20h 20m
Trip: 15 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 4294 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
CAN
DPS
Okay 5.6

Extra leg room in emergency exit row They actually played a movie that was in English. Not the first time I have flown China Southern, but the first time I had air control above. This is something I feel makes flight a bit more comfortable.

Food is terrible. They ran out of wine during first beverage service. Exit row passengers are not permitted to keep items under seat. Flight was delayed at take off and perhaps in route because we were over an hour off of schedule. Aircraft always had a line for the bathroom, two is not enough for amount of people and duration of flight. I do not know if there was bathroom in front, it was sectioned off.

LAX
CAN
Excellent 9.3

Long haul 15 hour flight

BKK
CAN
Good 7.6

For such a classy airline, they have terrible coffee and tea

CAN
HAN
Excellent 8.3

Ok

CAN
HAK
Excellent 10.0

Fast plane

Sat, Mar 17
SFO
PVG
39h 20m
Tue, Mar 20
PVG
SFO
11h 10m
Trip: 4 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 142 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
SFO
PVG
Mediocre 3.3

Efficiency

Headphones provided Food Comfort of seats Use of cell phones ok airplane mode

SFO
PVG
Excellent 9.3

The boarding process was quick and staff was friendly. Food was delicious and staff very accommodating

Being taller I was unable to spread out for almost 10 hours. Legs were very sore by the end, but that's to be expected

SFO
PVG
Excellent 9.3

The tickets were a great price, the staff was great, the entertainment selection was great, and overall I'd give the experience an A-

The food wasn't good and it was really hard to request the vegetarian option.

SFO
PVG
Mediocre 3.0

Entertainment

Personal attitude was very poor. Too cold on plane. Food smelled horrible. Operation of PA system on plane was left on for extended periods of time cutting off the movie. The plane didn’t have enough customs forms. Delayed. Too much to list.

SFO
PVG
Okay 4.6

The only airline I have ever been on that won’t let you use your phone in airplane mode. All my movies were on there.

Fri, Aug 31
SFO
PVG
22h 05m
Fri, Sep 21
PVG
SFO
28h 35m
Trip: 22 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 4294 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
CAN
LAX
Excellent 8.0

A-380 seems to be significantly quieter than the 777.

CAN
CNS
Excellent 8.3

The 3 employees at the counter got together & solved a glitch in our Australia visa that was priventing them from issueing bording pass for our second leg of travel They were outstanding & also unexpectedly we received a hotel respite for our 8 hour layover in Guangzhou! Smiling flight atendents. This is my first travel with China southern On the other hand during 6 wk prior to our trip we were unable to get anybody on the phone to ask Q or reserve a seat. On line charades where like a closed loops ! The price for long haul: Dubai/Guangzhou/cairns could not be beat!!

CAN
HAK
Excellent 10.0

Fast plane

CAN
DPS
Okay 5.6

Extra leg room in emergency exit row They actually played a movie that was in English. Not the first time I have flown China Southern, but the first time I had air control above. This is something I feel makes flight a bit more comfortable.

Food is terrible. They ran out of wine during first beverage service. Exit row passengers are not permitted to keep items under seat. Flight was delayed at take off and perhaps in route because we were over an hour off of schedule. Aircraft always had a line for the bathroom, two is not enough for amount of people and duration of flight. I do not know if there was bathroom in front, it was sectioned off.

LAX
CAN
Mediocre 3.3

2 hour delay caused issues with connecting flights and baggage didn’t make it with me to final destination. Seats were small and the window seat was so far from the window that you could not lean against it

Thu, May 3
SFO
PVG
34h 30m
Mon, May 28
PVG
SFO
34h 25m
Trip: 26 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 4294 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
CAN
DPS
Okay 5.6

Extra leg room in emergency exit row They actually played a movie that was in English. Not the first time I have flown China Southern, but the first time I had air control above. This is something I feel makes flight a bit more comfortable.

Food is terrible. They ran out of wine during first beverage service. Exit row passengers are not permitted to keep items under seat. Flight was delayed at take off and perhaps in route because we were over an hour off of schedule. Aircraft always had a line for the bathroom, two is not enough for amount of people and duration of flight. I do not know if there was bathroom in front, it was sectioned off.

LAX
CAN
Mediocre 3.3

2 hour delay caused issues with connecting flights and baggage didn’t make it with me to final destination. Seats were small and the window seat was so far from the window that you could not lean against it

CAN
CNS
Excellent 8.3

The 3 employees at the counter got together & solved a glitch in our Australia visa that was priventing them from issueing bording pass for our second leg of travel They were outstanding & also unexpectedly we received a hotel respite for our 8 hour layover in Guangzhou! Smiling flight atendents. This is my first travel with China southern On the other hand during 6 wk prior to our trip we were unable to get anybody on the phone to ask Q or reserve a seat. On line charades where like a closed loops ! The price for long haul: Dubai/Guangzhou/cairns could not be beat!!

LAX
CAN
Okay 5.3

Ko

BKK
CAN
Good 7.6

For such a classy airline, they have terrible coffee and tea

Thu, Jul 12
SFO
PVG
13h 05m
Tue, Jul 24
PVG
SFO
11h 35m
Trip: 13 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 28 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SFO
PVG
Excellent 8.3

- Crew was attentive.

- Personal device entertainment was intermittently functional, had to use the poor onboard display for entertainment. - Internet access was $39.99 for the length of the trip, that price is ridiculous.

SFO
PVG
Good 7.0

WiFi for $39.99, used to be $19.99 before.

SFO
PVG
Excellent 10.0

None

EWR
TPA
Excellent 8.0

Made up time for delayed departure

So cramped. Sat next to very obese person....spilled onto my seat

SFO
PVG
Okay 5.0

crew was apologetic

no movie service, no wifi. this is the 3rd time this has happened to me on an international flight to China on United. so bad. every other airline has it all together

Fri, Aug 31
SFO
PVG
22h 05m
Sat, Sep 22
PVG
SFO
20h 20m
Trip: 23 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 4294 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
CAN
DPS
Okay 5.6

Extra leg room in emergency exit row They actually played a movie that was in English. Not the first time I have flown China Southern, but the first time I had air control above. This is something I feel makes flight a bit more comfortable.

Food is terrible. They ran out of wine during first beverage service. Exit row passengers are not permitted to keep items under seat. Flight was delayed at take off and perhaps in route because we were over an hour off of schedule. Aircraft always had a line for the bathroom, two is not enough for amount of people and duration of flight. I do not know if there was bathroom in front, it was sectioned off.

SIN
CAN
Excellent 8.3

Flew Business class from SIN to CAN. Seats were OK, crew was very attentive and eager to please. Food was good.

Seat did not go back as far as I would have liked

CAN
LAX
Excellent 8.0

A-380 seems to be significantly quieter than the 777.

DPS
CAN
Okay 4.0

On time departure and arrival The inflight Crew were courteous

Food is inedible My issue with the boarding had to do with the poor decorum of the representatives at check in and those who helped assistance me to the gate.

BKK
CAN
Good 7.6

For such a classy airline, they have terrible coffee and tea

Thu, Jun 14
SFO
PVG
16h 30m
Sun, Jun 17
PVG
SFO
32h 25m
Trip: 4 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 21542 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.5
YYC
LHR
Mediocre 2.0

JustFly did not release my coupon to Lufthansa or Air Canada, and so I was nearly prevented from flying.

LIR
YYZ
Okay 5.3

Uncomfortable

YUL
ORD
Excellent 9.6

Friendliness of staff My familly got to follow my flight very closely.

Delays and harsh trubulance (altough i know that wasn’t air Canada’s fault for the weather) The changing of gates and the changing of boarding time without being updated on the application. The changing of the gate was changed moments before the boarding

TLV
YYZ
Mediocre 2.0

Connecting flight in Toronto late 4 HOURS!!!!! There is no excuse for such delay. Another plane should have been made available for the flight.

LAX
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

Plane delayed 1 hour and a half. No compensation.

Sat, May 5
SFO
PVG
18h 55m
Wed, Jun 20
PVG
SFO
34h 25m
Trip: 47 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 4294 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
CAN
HAK
Excellent 10.0

Fast plane

LAX
CAN
Excellent 9.3

Long haul 15 hour flight

CAN
CNS
Excellent 8.3

The 3 employees at the counter got together & solved a glitch in our Australia visa that was priventing them from issueing bording pass for our second leg of travel They were outstanding & also unexpectedly we received a hotel respite for our 8 hour layover in Guangzhou! Smiling flight atendents. This is my first travel with China southern On the other hand during 6 wk prior to our trip we were unable to get anybody on the phone to ask Q or reserve a seat. On line charades where like a closed loops ! The price for long haul: Dubai/Guangzhou/cairns could not be beat!!

LAX
CAN
Mediocre 3.3

2 hour delay caused issues with connecting flights and baggage didn’t make it with me to final destination. Seats were small and the window seat was so far from the window that you could not lean against it

CAN
LAX
Excellent 8.0

A-380 seems to be significantly quieter than the 777.

Sat, Jun 2
SFO
PVG
27h 10m
Wed, Jun 20
PVG
SFO
21h 32m
Trip: 19 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 21542 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.5
YUL
ORD
Excellent 9.6

Friendliness of staff My familly got to follow my flight very closely.

Delays and harsh trubulance (altough i know that wasn’t air Canada’s fault for the weather) The changing of gates and the changing of boarding time without being updated on the application. The changing of the gate was changed moments before the boarding

YYC
LHR
Mediocre 2.0

JustFly did not release my coupon to Lufthansa or Air Canada, and so I was nearly prevented from flying.

LAX
YYZ
Excellent 8.0

Plane delayed 1 hour and a half. No compensation.

LIR
YYZ
Okay 5.3

Uncomfortable

ATL
YYZ
Okay 5.0

I arrived safely

I didn't appreciate losing my luggage as I came to Canada for a wedding and I didn't have access to my things. The flight was direct so I don't understand why my luggage was lost.

Sat, Jun 9
SFO
PVG
17h 55m
Fri, Jun 15
PVG
SFO
33h 14m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Feb 25
SFO
PVG
14h 00m
Sun, Mar 11
PVG
SFO
36h 05m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Feb 27
SFO
PVG
32h 15m
Tue, Mar 6
PVG
SFO
20h 10m
Trip: 8 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 4294 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
CAN
LAX
Okay 5.3

Crewmen at the luggage/bags scanning were very rude. Our flight from Manila to Guangzhou was delayed by an hour or so. With all the pressure we were already experiencing and rushing to get to our connecting flight, here comes these crewmen in charge of scanning our bags we're all shouting at us to rush. The delay was not the passengers fault.

LAX
CAN
Okay 5.3

Ko

CAN
HAK
Excellent 10.0

Fast plane

LAX
CAN
Mediocre 3.3

2 hour delay caused issues with connecting flights and baggage didn’t make it with me to final destination. Seats were small and the window seat was so far from the window that you could not lean against it

SIN
CAN
Excellent 8.3

Flew Business class from SIN to CAN. Seats were OK, crew was very attentive and eager to please. Food was good.

Seat did not go back as far as I would have liked

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San Francisco to Shanghai Pu Dong Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 12h 23m
Flights Arrive in Shanghai Pu Dong
Flights Depart from San Francisco
Flight Price $439
Distance 6138 miles
Airlines China Eastern, China Southern, United, Air Canada, Cathay Pacific
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