Cheap flights from Chicago to Shanghai

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Flight information for Chicago to Shanghai

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from Chicago to Shanghai
Best Price Found$2,592The best flight deal from Chicago to Shanghai found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $2,592
Fastest flight time14h 25mThe fastest flight from Chicago to Shanghai takes 14h 25m
Direct flightsNoneThere are no direct flights from Chicago to Shanghai. Popular non-direct routes for this connection are Chicago Midway Airport - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport, Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport and Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport - Shanghai Pu Dong Airport.
Airports in Shanghai2 airportsThere are 2 airports near Shanghai: Shanghai Pu Dong (PVG), Shanghai Hongqiao Intl (SHA)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from Chicago to Shanghai

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What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Shanghai?

November

The cheapest time of year to fly to Shanghai from Chicago is November. Most expensive is December

What is the cheapest airline that flies to Shanghai from Chicago?

Hainan Airlines

Air Canada, Cathay Pacific, and China Eastern are the most popular carriers operating from Chicago to Shanghai

What is the cheapest Chicago to Shanghai flight route?

Chicago O'Hare Intl - Shanghai Pu Dong

Fly from Chicago O'Hare Intl to Shanghai Pu Dong for the best Chicago - Shanghai flight prices

How far in advance should you book Chicago to Shanghai flights?

43 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from Chicago to Shanghai is approximately 43 days to departure


Easily compare round-trip flights from Chicago to Shanghai

Below you can see the best fares for your round-trip flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from Chicago to Shanghai by changing tabs
EVA Air
Jan 8
ORD7:20 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
28h 05m
1 stop
PVG11:25 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Jan 22
PVG8:15 amShanghai Pu Dong
20h 30m
1 stop
ORD4:45 amChicago O'Hare Intl
EVA Air
Jan 27
ORD7:20 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
28h 05m
1 stop
PVG11:25 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Feb 11
PVG11:00 amShanghai Pu Dong
17h 45m
1 stop
ORD4:45 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Jan 3
ORD10:35 amChicago O'Hare Intl
30h 30m
2 stops
PVG5:05 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Jan 31
PVG8:15 amShanghai Pu Dong
20h 30m
1 stop
ORD4:45 amChicago O'Hare Intl
EVA Air
Jan 7
ORD7:20 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
28h 05m
1 stop
PVG11:25 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Mar 5
PVG8:15 amShanghai Pu Dong
20h 30m
1 stop
ORD4:45 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Jan 9
ORD12:45 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
28h 20m
2 stops
PVG5:05 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Jan 22
PVG3:10 pmShanghai Pu Dong
37h 35m
1 stop
ORD4:45 amChicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Jan 3
ORD8:35 amChicago O'Hare Intl
32h 30m
2 stops
PVG5:05 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Jan 31
PVG3:10 pmShanghai Pu Dong
24h 05m
2 stops
ORD3:15 pmChicago O'Hare Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Shanghai

If you're looking for one-way flights from Chicago to Shanghai, view some of our deals below provided by Air Canada and EVA Air
EVA Air
Jan 5
ORD7:20 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
28h 05m
1 stop
PVG11:25 pmShanghai Pu Dong
EVA Air
Jan 5
ORD7:20 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
26h 00m
1 stop
SHA9:20 pmShanghai Hongqiao Intl
Multiple Airlines
Feb 6
ORD8:35 amChicago O'Hare Intl
35h 20m
2 stops
PVG7:55 pmShanghai Pu Dong

Search last-minute flights to Shanghai from Chicago

Find and compare flight prices for your last-minute flight from Chicago to Shanghai
Multiple Airlines
Sep 26
ORD2:45 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
46h 15m
3 stops
PVG1:00 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Oct 9
PVG6:55 amShanghai Pu Dong
31h 51m
3 stops
ORD2:46 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Sep 26
ORD2:45 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
46h 15m
3 stops
PVG1:00 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Oct 9
PVG6:55 amShanghai Pu Dong
40h 51m
2 stops
ORD11:46 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Delta
Sep 26
MDW2:35 pmChicago Midway
46h 25m
3 stops
PVG1:00 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Oct 9
PVG5:50 amShanghai Pu Dong
25h 10m
3 stops
MDW7:00 amChicago Midway
Multiple Airlines
Sep 26
ORD12:50 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
31h 10m
2 stops
PVG8:00 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Oct 9
PVG6:55 amShanghai Pu Dong
40h 51m
2 stops
ORD11:46 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Sep 26
ORD6:15 amChicago O'Hare Intl
34h 55m
2 stops
SHA5:10 pmShanghai Hongqiao Intl
Oct 9
SHA6:15 pmShanghai Hongqiao Intl
29h 40m
2 stops
ORD11:55 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
Sep 26
ORD12:50 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
40h 55m
2 stops
PVG5:45 amShanghai Pu Dong
Oct 9
PVG7:50 pmShanghai Pu Dong
26h 10m
1 stop
ORD10:00 pmChicago O'Hare Intl

Best airlines flying from Chicago to Shanghai

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from Chicago to Shanghai with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
American Airlines
PriceFrom $277
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.2
7.4

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Flight attendant for first class is definitely not a morning person. Oh and the WiFi DID NOT WORK!

1 / 10
Hainan Airlines
PriceFrom $491
Free Cancellation
Rating
0.0
Delta
PriceFrom $529
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.3
8.3

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.4

Crew

8.1

Entertainment

8.1

Food

Reviews

Great

1 / 10
Air Canada
PriceFrom $551
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.5
7.8

Boarding

7.3

Comfort

8.1

Crew

7.3

Entertainment

5.9

Food

Reviews

The food selection has been better in the past but due to Covid it is understandable. This particular flight did not have any entertainment and the Air Canada App did not work to access movies.

1 / 10
United Airlines
PriceFrom $585
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.8
7.2

Boarding

6.6

Comfort

7.5

Crew

6.6

Entertainment

6.1

Food

Reviews

Not because the flight is going to Africa we can’t get better service on board

1 / 10
Cathay Pacific
PriceFrom $621
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.1
8.2

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

8.4

Crew

8.2

Entertainment

7.8

Food

Reviews

Pros: H good

Cons: Good

1 / 10
China Eastern
PriceFrom $625
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.5
7.9

Boarding

7.4

Comfort

8.2

Crew

6.9

Entertainment

6.9

Food

Reviews

Pros: Standard flight

Cons: My connecting flights were terrible. I was kept at the airport on a layover to another city and they wouldn't let me board because they said my passport number was entered wrong on the reservation. This made no sense as I had gotten off another flight on my way back home. No one at the airport in Shanghai was helpful and it was really frustrating to think that I would be stuck in China. I was finally able to track down a international supervisor who was able to print out my boarding passes and let me board my flight. Unfortunately, another family with small kids were dealing with the same issue as me only their flight was leaving in 30 mins. I hope they were able to make their flight.

1 / 7
ANA
PriceFrom $665
Free Cancellation
Rating
9.3
9.7

Boarding

9.7

Comfort

9.8

Crew

9.1

Entertainment

9.1

Food

Reviews

Pros: The crew was very professional and courteous; inflight meal was quite good and the prearrival snack of a tuna sandwich was one of the best I have ever had.

Cons: The flight had some occasional bumpy spots but that is not ANA's fault. The landing was kind of like a violent shock and the plane seemed to slide a little sideways but everything was fine.

1 / 6

  • Are airlines flying from Chicago to Shanghai offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

    To ease the stress of booking flights, some of our airline partners flying from Chicago to Shanghai are responding to the global pandemic. The following airlines may have a flexible cancellation policy to help accommodate travelers: United Airlines, China Eastern, and Air Canada.

  • How far is Chicago to Shanghai by plane?

    There are 7052.6 mi between Chicago and Shanghai. A reasonable flight in good conditions will take 19h 00m.


Can I fly to Shanghai from Chicago right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Chicago to Shanghai

Most visitors from Chicago will not be allowed to enter Shanghai.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Shanghai.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Shanghai.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be presented upon arrival


Can I fly back to Chicago from Shanghai?

Returning to Chicago from Shanghai

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Shanghai must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Shanghai are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

If you are planning to travel to Shanghai at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

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