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Average Price:
$1107
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$824
or less (round trip)

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Morning departure is around 67% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking Shanghai Pu Dong to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Shanghai Pu Dong to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 11h 05m, covering a distance of 6138 miles.
How many flights are there between Shanghai Pu Dong and San Francisco?
There are 79 (nonstop) flights between Shanghai Pu Dong and San Francisco per week, averaging 10 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Shanghai Pu Dong to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Hong Kong Airlines ($493), China Southern ($520) and Multiple Airlines ($537).
Do I need a passport to fly between Shanghai Pu Dong and San Francisco?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Shanghai Pu Dong and San Francisco?
United (4 times daily), Delta (2 times daily), China Eastern (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Shanghai Pu Dong to San Francisco?
For Shanghai Pu Dong to San Francisco, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Shanghai Pu Dong, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Shanghai
$493
only
$493
Destination
San Francisco
$493
only
$493
Mon, Apr 2
PVG
SFO
18h 10m
Sun, Apr 29
SFO
PVG
18h 20m
Trip: 28 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 493 reviews
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.4
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
HKG
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Friendly staff, clean cabin, pleasant food, free entertainment.

After passing through airport security I purchased a large bottle of water for my 12 1/2 hour nonstop flight. When I reached my gate to board my flight I was told by a Hong Kong Airline employee that I could not bring water, WATER, on board the plane.

HKG
TPE
Excellent 8.0

Decent plane

Lots of delays

AKL
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Everything

Not even bad word.

ICN
HKG
Good 7.6

Check in staff was very nice and accomodating.

De-planing. They threw us all the way to the other side of HK airport.

LAX
HKG
Excellent 8.0

New A350 with decent lag space

Food to Los Angeles was soso

Thu, May 3
PVG
SFO
16h 05m
Tue, May 15
SFO
PVG
31h 45m
Trip: 13 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
LAX
CAN
Excellent 9.3

Long haul 15 hour flight

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.

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!!

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

Fri, May 25
PVG
SFO
17h 04m
Fri, Jun 8
SFO
PVG
19h 00m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Mar 1
PVG
SFO
16h 55m
Sun, Mar 4
SFO
PVG
18h 35m
Trip: 4 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 3064 reviews
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
8.0
Food
8.1
GMP
HND
Excellent 9.6

The Food was great! Asiana Airlines Economy Seats have more leg room than most airlines. Service was Excellent.

We had just purchased coffee and the boarding agent told us that their policy was that we were not permitted to take hot coffee onto the aircraft. My guess is it had to do with safety. I've never been told this on any of the hundreds of flight i've been on traveling the world. It must be a South Korea thing.

ICN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Footrests

LAX
ICN
Excellent 8.0

The seat layout

The seat belt very short on one side hard to operate

CGK
ICN
Good 6.6

Arriving on time even though it took off 45 min late

They lost all of our luggages(five pieces) and never attempted to locate them at LAX. Which were transferred from United airlines. It took eight contacts and finally reaching out to LAX office in 36 hours later, they located the luggages in 45 minutes. asiana from Inchon office kept on telling me that it is in LA office’s hand and yet they weren’t willing to call for LA office’s assistance. They were simply relying on the process which has been broken. Then upon the delivery, the driver informed us the severe damage in my tumi bag.

ICN
HNL
Excellent 8.0

Service, food and legroom, cleanliness

Crew are attentive, service is good.. food is good and legroom is better than most airlines.. The aircraft is warm and I had to call the attention of the FA and she took care of it.. I am surprised, being a gold member does not give you any priority regarding boarding.. Hopefully this will be addressed, especially to loyal clients..

Sat, Feb 24
PVG
SFO
11h 05m
Sun, Mar 11
SFO
PVG
13h 30m
Trip: 16 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 31 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
PVG
SFO
Good 6.0

Crew was courteous, though not very helpful. I liked the convenience of a direct flight.

First the change fees. To reschedule for a week later would have cost over $800. I only paid $540 for the RT ticket! Second, my seat was broken and would not stay upright. Attendant simply told me to not lean back. Furthermore the audio in my wife's seat did not work; only produced static. Although we had these problems, and the plane was not full, the attendant did not offer a solution - like changing seats. Chinese airlines offer free second bag, and not cost changes. I will probably choose another carrier, even if it cost a bit more, for the extra flexibility and service

PVG
SFO
Excellent 8.4

The purser was amazing. He set a high bar for personal service and caring.

Lots of problems with seats around us (and ours) in business class. For a new airplane (787) that was surprising!

PVG
SFO
Okay 5.6

Good wasn't bad.

Staff didn't make you feel special. They probably don't themselves and that comes across in the level and delivery if the services.

PVG
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Everything

Nothing

PVG
SFO
Good 6.0

Flight was on time and on schedule,

The cost of a one way ticket was more than a return flight The entertainment system did not work, no movies were accessible on the entire plane for the 12 hour flight. Meals were OK but nothing fantastic to write home about Seat were crowded for eccomomy class, I flew on Emirates on my way to Zurich, for 60% of this flight cost, and would give them a solid 9 or 10 rating our of 10. This was an old plane, 747 Jumbo, Looked tired and was loud inside.

Thu, Aug 23
PVG
SFO
14h 50m
Wed, Aug 29
SFO
PVG
18h 30m
Trip: 7 days
8.8ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.8 Excellent
Based on 3805 reviews
Overall
8.9
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.7
Crew
9.1
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.5
ICN
HAN
Excellent 8.6

Friendly service

Didn't dislike anything

ICN
JFK
Excellent 10.0

flight crew service and timeliness of the flight, email update on flight status

baggage claim was very slow took about 45mins to receive bags after arrival to JFK

JFK
ICN
Excellent 8.3

On both of my long haul flights I had very nice, new planes to fly on which were very clean. Staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating despite having a huge number of people to attend to. Food was good when I ate it. Seats reclined very nicely and there was the most room I've had on a flight ever. Still cramped, but you take what you can get! Would definitely fly again.

2 complaints I would pose. 1. If we're flying on a super long flight overnight, do you have to turn on every light in the pane to serve food? Can we not keep it kind of dim while literally everyone is trying to sleep? Also, why are you serving a meal at 3AM?! I know we took off 2 hours ago and people may want food before we get into the bulk of the trip, but it's 3AM! Everyone just wants to sleep and now the lights are on and you're offering me a full meal?! Believe me, it's great that you're trying to keep me fed, but come on, we've got 12 hours of flight left to go! 2. The movies offered were really sub par. The "new releases' only had a handful of movies I'd even heard of before and only like 3 I even cared to watch. The "movie classics" were the same way. Gotta step up your movie options when I'm trapped in your plane for 14 hours.

BGR
SEL
Excellent 10.0

Everyone was very nice.

The food was a little odd but that might just have been Korean food.

SFO
ICN
Excellent 8.0

Staff was very nice

Very small seats

Thu, Jun 14
PVG
SFO
20h 20m
Sat, Aug 4
SFO
PVG
31h 40m
Trip: 52 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
LAX
CAN
Excellent 9.3

Long haul 15 hour flight

TAO
CAN
Okay 4.6

No entertainment, not even an English language newspaper. Delayed boarding and departure, as usual.

CAN
LAX
Excellent 8.0

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

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

Wed, Jun 6
PVG
SFO
21h 14m
Wed, Jun 20
SFO
PVG
17h 20m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Jun 1
PVG
SFO
22h 49m
Fri, Jun 8
SFO
PVG
16h 55m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Mar 31
PVG
SFO
11h 05m
Sat, Apr 14
SFO
PVG
13h 05m
Trip: 15 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 31 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
PVG
SFO
Okay 5.6

Good wasn't bad.

Staff didn't make you feel special. They probably don't themselves and that comes across in the level and delivery if the services.

PVG
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Crew service,food was excellent, entertain was ok except the audio no music selection to cannot choose individual music cannot forward or playback songs but overall it was an excellent flight especially Shanghai to Sfo trip

PVG
SFO
Good 6.0

Crew was courteous, though not very helpful. I liked the convenience of a direct flight.

First the change fees. To reschedule for a week later would have cost over $800. I only paid $540 for the RT ticket! Second, my seat was broken and would not stay upright. Attendant simply told me to not lean back. Furthermore the audio in my wife's seat did not work; only produced static. Although we had these problems, and the plane was not full, the attendant did not offer a solution - like changing seats. Chinese airlines offer free second bag, and not cost changes. I will probably choose another carrier, even if it cost a bit more, for the extra flexibility and service

MUC
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Flexibility in changing reservation at the last minute. Excellent service on board, good food.

PVG
SFO
Excellent 8.4

The purser was amazing. He set a high bar for personal service and caring.

Lots of problems with seats around us (and ours) in business class. For a new airplane (787) that was surprising!

Mon, Jul 2
PVG
SFO
18h 10m
Fri, Aug 10
SFO
PVG
20h 10m
Trip: 40 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 493 reviews
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.4
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
ICN
HKG
Good 7.6

Check in staff was very nice and accomodating.

De-planing. They threw us all the way to the other side of HK airport.

LAX
HKG
Excellent 10.0

The Airbus A350 was almost new. Cabin crew was attentive and professional. Arrived a few minutes early for this long flight. In-plane entertainment options were many, helped pass the time. WiFi was spotty, couldn’t depend on it.

LAX
HKG
Mediocre 2.0

Not much was made very uncomfortable

All around service

LAX
HKG
Excellent 8.0

New A350 with decent lag space

Food to Los Angeles was soso

HKG
YVR
Good 7.3

The return flight HK-Vancouver was on the slightly smaller and older Airbus 330 which had no chargers, no in-flight entertainment screen. We received iPad movie screens which were ok. Coach seats were too close compared to those on the LA-HK Airbus big boys (Airbus 350 9 abreast). Bonus negative was my seat was broken and wouldn't recline and there was a metal box underneath the seat in front of me so leg room was restrictive and I'm 6 feet tall. Shoulda sprung for Business Class. As for food, first meal was rice, kimchee, and a tiny bit of pork and veggies which was ok. Snack was pizza bread, really hard to eat/runny and served with no napkin. Breakfast was runny scrambled eggs, beans, and a cooked cherry tomato and single stalk of broccoli. Staff was polite. Worse yet was the Sunday morning line at Vancouver customs: at least 2500-3000 people from several flights and 4 (YOU READ THAT RIGHT: FOUR) customs agents! Took 2 hours and change to get through. Coming to the US through this airport I had to leave security, ticket for Portland leg, recheck my bag, go through security AGAIN, and GO THROUGH CUSTOMS TO THE US. DO NOT TAKE THIS FLIGHT THROUGH VANCOUVER TO TRAVEL BACK TO THE STATES! Worst international travel experience of my life, bar none.

See previous comments.

Fri, Jun 15
PVG
SFO
15h 20m
Tue, Jul 31
SFO
PVG
14h 45m
$1428
Trip: 47 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 3174 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.1
Entertainment
8.4
Food
8.4
NRT
HNL
Excellent 8.0

Flight attendant didn't mention so well about drink service.

NRT
CGK
Excellent 9.3

Boarding priority with kids, food choices, flight attendant so nice ans caring, kids friendly and child meal is nice and tasty

Very limit kids entertainment

MNL
NRT
Excellent 10.0

The crew are so courteous and helpful.

BKK
NRT
Excellent 10.0

The entertainment touch screen didn't work at first, but mentioned it to a crew, it was rebooted right away and worked fine after all. Thank you.

NRT
ORD
Excellent 10.0

The crew are so courteous and helpful.

Sun, Apr 1
PVG
SFO
11h 05m
Sun, Apr 8
SFO
PVG
13h 05m
Trip: 8 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 31 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
PVG
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Everything

Nothing

PVG
SFO
Good 6.0

Crew was courteous, though not very helpful. I liked the convenience of a direct flight.

First the change fees. To reschedule for a week later would have cost over $800. I only paid $540 for the RT ticket! Second, my seat was broken and would not stay upright. Attendant simply told me to not lean back. Furthermore the audio in my wife's seat did not work; only produced static. Although we had these problems, and the plane was not full, the attendant did not offer a solution - like changing seats. Chinese airlines offer free second bag, and not cost changes. I will probably choose another carrier, even if it cost a bit more, for the extra flexibility and service

PVG
SFO
Good 7.6

Comfortable seats on the long flight. The crew did their best to put together a vegetarian breakfast for me.

It would be helpful to make meal choice an easy option as you are purchasing your flight, or checking in. More vegetarian options ready for guests on flight.

MUC
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Flexibility in changing reservation at the last minute. Excellent service on board, good food.

PVG
SFO
Okay 5.6

Good wasn't bad.

Staff didn't make you feel special. They probably don't themselves and that comes across in the level and delivery if the services.

Sun, Jul 1
PVG
SFO
37h 50m
Fri, Aug 3
SFO
PVG
20h 10m
Trip: 34 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 493 reviews
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.4
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
AKL
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Everything

Not even bad word.

LAX
HKG
Mediocre 2.0

Not much was made very uncomfortable

All around service

HKG
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Organized with new aircraft. Good airport staff and crew onboard

No breakfast for non asians was offered.

HKG
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Friendly staff, clean cabin, pleasant food, free entertainment.

After passing through airport security I purchased a large bottle of water for my 12 1/2 hour nonstop flight. When I reached my gate to board my flight I was told by a Hong Kong Airline employee that I could not bring water, WATER, on board the plane.

LAX
HKG
Excellent 8.0

New A350 with decent lag space

Food to Los Angeles was soso

Wed, Jul 4
PVG
SFO
21h 55m
Wed, Aug 1
SFO
PVG
22h 00m
Trip: 29 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
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

TAO
CAN
Okay 4.6

No entertainment, not even an English language newspaper. Delayed boarding and departure, as usual.

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

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Shanghai Pu Dong to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 12h 09m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Shanghai Pu Dong
Flight Price $493
Distance 6138 miles
Airlines Hong Kong Airlines, China Southern, Asiana Airlines, United, Korean Air, ANA
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