Shanghai to San Francisco flight duration

What is the flight duration from Shanghai to San Francisco?

Unfortunately there are no direct flights flying between Shanghai and San Francisco so the flight duration below is a calculation based on a commercial airliner flying directly from Shanghai to San Francisco

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Depart
PVG
Arrive
SFO

Average direct flight time is 12 hours 2 minutes.

The fastest direct flight from Shanghai to San Francisco is 12 hours 2 minutes.

A distance of 6,140 miles / 9,882 km

Related: Return journey San Francisco to Shanghai flight duration


Airport, Distances & Flight Duration Information

  • The average flight time from Shanghai to San Francisco is 12 hours 2 minutes
  • Distance from Shanghai to San Francisco is 6,140 miles / 9,882 km
  • Shanghai is served by 1 airports Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA)
  • San Francisco is served by 1 airports San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • The currency in San Francisco, United States is the US Dollar

Airlines

EVA Air
EVA Air
Air China
Air China
China Southern
China Southern
Hainan Airlines
Hainan Airlines
Hong Kong Airlines
Hong Kong Airlines
Cathay Dragon
Cathay Dragon
Korean Air
Korean Air
China Eastern
China Eastern

Be prepared, as flight times can change depending on many factors such as, weather condition, wind speed, flight path and congestion in the air. Due to these factors the actual flight time could be less than 24 minutes but on occasion could be longer than the stated time.


INDIRECT FLIGHTS (multi stop)

Shanghai to San Francisco flight time via Seoul Gimpo | to via GMP
Shanghai to Seoul Gimpo
1 hours 30 minutes
Wait for connecting flight
9 hours 40 minutes
Seoul Gimpo to San Francisco
10 hours 20 minutes
Total journey time
21 hours 30 minutes
Shanghai to San Francisco flight time via Beijing Capital | to via PEK
Shanghai to Beijing Capital
2 hours 25 minutes
Wait for connecting flight
15 hours 40 minutes
Beijing Capital to San Francisco
11 hours 20 minutes
Total journey time
29 hours 25 minutes
Shanghai to San Francisco flight time via Tokyo Haneda | to via HND
Shanghai to Tokyo Haneda
2 hours 40 minutes
Wait for connecting flight
2 hours 55 minutes
Tokyo Haneda to San Francisco
9 hours 15 minutes
Total journey time
14 hours 50 minutes

Just remember indirect flights will always take longer than a direct flight as you are landing and taking off from at least one extra airport and taking off and landing is the most time comsuming part of any flight and is done at much lower speeds.

The total travel time of a indirect / multi-stop flight from Poole to London can vary greatly depending on what route you take to get to London and how long you have to wait for your connecting flight.


Shanghai & San Francisco local time and timezones

San Francisco, United States time is 15 hours behind Shanghai, China

Date and time in Shanghai, China:
15:06 Tue, 22 Sep, 2020,
Shanghai Timezone: CST (+08:00)

Date and time in San Francisco, United States:
00:06 Tue, 22 Sep, 2020,
Los Angeles Timezone: PDT (-07:00)


Planning a trip or just interested to find out the flight time between Shanghai, China and San Francisco, United States? Be prepared, as flight times can change depending on many factors such as, weather condition, wind speed, flight path and congestion in the air. Due to these factors the actual flight time could be less than 12 hours 2 minutes but on occasion could be longer than the stated time.