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Cheap flights to Shanghai from $438

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a momondo user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to Shanghai departing on 9/3. Fares may change, and may not be available for all flights or travel dates. Click the price to refresh the search for this deal.
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Shanghai flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares to Shanghai found recently by users on momondo
Multiple Airlines
Sep 26
SEA1:10 pmSeattle/Tacoma Intl
20h 25m
2 stops
PVG12:35 amShanghai Pu Dong
Oct 24
PVG8:25 amShanghai Pu Dong
24h 40m
2 stops
SEA6:05 pmSeattle/Tacoma Intl
Air China
Sep 24
LAX10:50 pmLos Angeles
26h 25m
1 stop
PVG4:15 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Oct 22
PVG12:00 pmShanghai Pu Dong
23h 30m
1 stop
LAX8:30 pmLos Angeles
Philippine Airlines
Aug 27
LAX11:40 pmLos Angeles
23h 50m
1 stop
PVG2:30 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Sep 17
PVG4:00 pmShanghai Pu Dong
19h 40m
1 stop
LAX8:40 pmLos Angeles
ANA
Sep 25
SEA4:40 pmSeattle/Tacoma Intl
16h 55m
1 stop
PVG12:35 amShanghai Pu Dong
Oct 9
PVG8:25 amShanghai Pu Dong
21h 00m
1 stop
SEA2:25 pmSeattle/Tacoma Intl
XiamenAir
Sep 3
LAX11:55 pmLos Angeles
20h 05m
1 stop
SHA11:00 amShanghai Hongqiao Intl
Oct 2
SHA9:00 pmShanghai Hongqiao Intl
37h 40m
1 stop
LAX7:40 pmLos Angeles
China Southern
Sep 23
LAX11:50 pmLos Angeles
28h 35m
1 stop
SHA7:25 pmShanghai Hongqiao Intl
Nov 20
SHA9:50 amShanghai Hongqiao Intl
24h 20m
1 stop
LAX6:10 pmLos Angeles

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Shanghai

If you're looking for one-way flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai, view some of our deals below provided by Air China, Delta and XiamenAir
XiamenAir
Sep 3
LAX11:55 pmLos Angeles
21h 55m
1 stop
SHA12:50 pmShanghai Hongqiao Intl
Multiple Airlines
Oct 24
JFK11:55 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
47h 25m
3 stops
PVG11:20 amShanghai Pu Dong
Air China
Nov 26
LAX9:50 pmLos Angeles
23h 35m
1 stop
PVG1:25 pmShanghai Pu Dong

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Multiple Airlines
Jun 26
LAX7:00 amLos Angeles
36h 35m
2 stops
PVG10:35 amShanghai Pu Dong
Sep 16
PVG2:05 amShanghai Pu Dong
21h 50m
1 stop
LAX8:55 amLos Angeles
Cathay Pacific
Jun 29
LAX12:15 amLos Angeles
26h 35m
1 stop
PVG5:50 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Sep 30
PVG2:30 pmShanghai Pu Dong
22h 45m
1 stop
LAX10:15 pmLos Angeles
China Southern
Jun 27
SFO12:35 amSan Francisco
32h 45m
2 stops
PVG12:20 amShanghai Pu Dong
Jul 8
PVG4:55 pmShanghai Pu Dong
18h 20m
1 stop
SFO8:15 pmSan Francisco
China Airlines
Jun 30
LAX12:45 amLos Angeles
19h 05m
1 stop
PVG10:50 amShanghai Pu Dong
Aug 15
PVG7:50 pmShanghai Pu Dong
16h 45m
1 stop
LAX9:35 pmLos Angeles
United Airlines
Jun 25
LAX2:00 pmLos Angeles
34h 25m
1 stop
PVG3:25 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Jul 10
PVG5:25 pmShanghai Pu Dong
29h 15m
1 stop
LAX7:40 amLos Angeles
Hainan Airlines
Jul 2
SEA11:00 amSeattle/Tacoma Intl
31h 50m
1 stop
PVG9:50 amShanghai Pu Dong
Jul 10
PVG5:20 pmShanghai Pu Dong
30h 40m
1 stop
SEA9:00 amSeattle/Tacoma Intl

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Delta
Sep 3
SEA11:15 amSeattle/Tacoma Intl
13h 00m
PVG3:15 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Sep 24
PVG5:30 pmShanghai Pu Dong
11h 35m
SEA2:05 pmSeattle/Tacoma Intl
United Airlines
Oct 22
LAX12:55 pmLos Angeles
13h 50m
PVG5:45 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Nov 6
PVG8:25 pmShanghai Pu Dong
11h 25m
LAX3:50 pmLos Angeles
Air Canada
Sep 28
SFO10:55 amSan Francisco
13h 30m
PVG3:25 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Oct 6
PVG5:25 pmShanghai Pu Dong
11h 15m
SFO1:40 pmSan Francisco
China Eastern
Sep 4
LAX12:30 pmLos Angeles
13h 40m
PVG5:10 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Oct 30
PVG1:20 pmShanghai Pu Dong
11h 45m
LAX10:05 amLos Angeles
Delta
Sep 2
SEA11:15 amSeattle/Tacoma Intl
13h 00m
PVG3:15 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Nov 27
PVG7:20 pmShanghai Pu Dong
11h 15m
SEA2:35 pmSeattle/Tacoma Intl
United Airlines
Sep 26
SFO10:55 amSan Francisco
13h 30m
PVG3:25 pmShanghai Pu Dong
Oct 17
PVG5:25 pmShanghai Pu Dong
11h 15m
SFO1:40 pmSan Francisco

Shanghai flights insights and trends

Explore insights for your Shanghai flight to craft the best travel plan

What is the cheapest month to fly to Shanghai?

The cheapest month to fly to Shanghai from United States is in March. Flight prices, which tend to average around $1,327, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. The month of February is another great option to travel to Shanghai, with average flight prices from United States averaging around $1,360.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Shanghai?

The best deal found on momondo in the last two weeks was a flight to Shanghai from Wenzhou for $55. This is 92% cheaper than most flight deals to Shanghai. To find the cheapest price to Shanghai from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
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What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Shanghai?

The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Shanghai is on a Tuesday when prices can be found for as low as $1,559. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. When flying out on a Monday, the most expensive travel day of the week, you can expect to see flight prices from United States to Shanghai for around $1,777.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Shanghai?

Our data shows that the cheapest United States to Shanghai flights are usually those with departure times in the evening. Our users have found flights to Shanghai in the evening for as low as $1,575. Flights in the afternoon are often more expensive with an average ticket price of $2,499.

How long does it take to fly to Shanghai?

Flight times from United States to Shanghai vary, but if you’re flying out of Los Angeles and flying into Shanghai Hongqiao Intl (one of the most popular routes), then the duration is 13h 40m on average. Another popular route from United States to Shanghai is flying from Miami to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl, which will take roughly 24h 55m. Keep in mind that layovers or delays could extend your travel time.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Shanghai?

We recommend purchasing flights from United States to Shanghai 9 days ahead of your departure date because this is when momondo users tend to see the best flight rates. On average, our users have found flights to Shanghai for $1,722. Don’t hesitate to check prices now though because momondo users recently found tickets for as low as $1,186.

Cheapest flights to Shanghai

Find the cheapest flights to Shanghai from your nearest city or airport
CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO SHANGHAI FROM LOS ANGELESApril18% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Shanghai costs on average just $1,234 in April
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO SHANGHAI FROM LOS ANGELESDecember25% more expensiveIt costs about $1,865 for flights to Shanghai from Los Angeles in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO SHANGHAI FROM LOS ANGELESJune327% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Shanghai from Los Angeles in June than any other month

Cheap Shanghai flight deals and tips

Summary info about Shanghai flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$438

Best Round-Trip Price

$587

Fastest flight time

16h 35m

Operated By

3 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Shanghai from United States in the last 72 hours is $438 (Los Angeles to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl).
The best round-trip flight price to Shanghai from United States in the last 72 hours is $587 (Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Shanghai Pu Dong).
The fastest flight to Shanghai from United States takes 16h 35m (San Francisco to Shanghai Pu Dong).
There are 3 airlines operating flights to Shanghai, including Philippine Airlines, XiamenAir and Air China.

Frequently asked questions about flying to Shanghai

What is there to do in Shanghai when it’s raining?

When planning your flight to Shanghai, it is important to be aware that some months are not as ideal as others. Specifically, the months of June, July, or August could carry a higher chance of rain, as Shanghai sees up to 5.1 inches or more. There are still things to do in Shanghai even when it's raining, but be aware that rain is highly probable in the area. While in Shanghai you will find China Art Museum nearby which is a great museum to visit when you’re looking for things to do indoors. Shopping centers like Nanjing Road are very popular destinations for those visiting the Shanghai area. Nanjing Road is a great place to go if you’re looking to spend some time inside.

Is there an alternative airport near Shanghai?

Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Shanghai is possible. If you are planning a flight to Shanghai, consider booking flights to Shanghai Pu Dong Airport (19 mi from Shanghai city center), Wuxi Airport (66 mi from Shanghai city center), Nantong Airport (67 mi from Shanghai city center) or Hangzhou Airport (93 mi from Shanghai city center).

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Shanghai?

Wuxi Airport has an average price of $448 per person and is typically the cheapest airport to fly into when visiting Shanghai. This average price does vary based on departure city. Try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool to find the cheapest flight.

Are there flights to Pudong?

Yes, you can get a flight ticket to Shanghai Pu Dong if you want to reach Pudong. It is the nearest Shanghai airport (8.5 mi away).

What’s the closest airport to Shanghai Oriental Sports Center?

The closest airport to Shanghai Oriental Sports Center is 8.6 mi away - Shanghai’s Shanghai Hongqiao Intl airport.

When did momondo last update prices for flights to Shanghai?

Prices for flights to Shanghai are updated daily.

How many operators does momondo search for flights to Shanghai?

How old do you have to be to fly to Shanghai?

The minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, but airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service may have their own age limitations. Flight duration, scheduling, and layovers are among the considerations that may influence age limits. We recommend that you double-check with the airline you are booking with for travel to Shanghai.

What documentation or ID do you need to fly to Shanghai?

The travel and health documents you'll need for your trip to Shanghai may differ based on your itinerary and personal situation. Typically, you should have several documents on hand, such as a national ID card or driver's license and a passport that is valid for six months after your intended arrival at Shanghai. It is always advisable to seek advice from your airline or a trusted third party, such as IATA.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to find a flight deal to Shanghai?

We help find the flight that best suits your needs; momondo compares prices from hundreds of airlines and travel agents and helps you filter them to find the best flight for you.

Can I find flights to Shanghai with flexible booking policies on momondo?

Yes. All flights to Shanghai on momondo can be compared and filtered by various policies on offer, including flexible booking.

How can momondo help me find flights to Shanghai?

Once you have performed a search for flights to Shanghai, momondo helps you find the right flight by offering useful filters to narrow down your flight selection. Flights can be filtered by multiple factors such as airline, airport and price; but also by other criteria like aircraft type and payment method.

I’m not ready to book a flight to Shanghai right now. Can momondo alert me if prices change?

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Cheapest flight routes to Shanghai

These routes have the cheapest flights to Shanghai found by momondo users in United States
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
Los AngelesShanghai13h 40m$828
HonoluluShanghai21h 00m$851
San FranciscoShanghai13h 35m$913
HoustonShanghai25h 45m$952
SeattleShanghai12h 45m$956
MiamiShanghai24h 35m$995
DetroitShanghai15h 25m$999
New YorkShanghai14h 50m$1,052
DenverShanghai23h 10m$1,086
OntarioShanghai19h 40m$1,090
Washington, D.C.Shanghai20h 25m$1,097
DallasShanghai15h 20m$1,118
Las VegasShanghai25h 00m$1,121
NewarkShanghai19h 40m$1,134
BostonShanghai21h 20m$1,147
PortlandShanghai19h 51m$1,159