Flights
Hotels
From
To
1 traveler
Unsupported Browser!
Find Flights
Finding cheap flights is simple. More than 36 million people last year saved hundreds by using our flights tool.

Flights
Hotels
Round-trip
One-way
1 traveler
Unsupported Browser!
Find Flights
Finding cheap flights is simple. More than 36 million people last year saved hundreds by using our flights tool.
Did you mean flights from Shanghai to Chicago?

Flights from Chicago to Shanghai, China Last modified: Sep 30, 2016 1:10 -04:00

Chicago to Shanghai Last modified: Sep 30, 2016 1:10 -04:00

We've scanned 26,216,477,370 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from Chicago to Shanghai. Hainan & United frequently offer the best deals on Chicago to Shanghai flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Hainan
CHISHA
Sun 10/23
1 stop
SHACHI
Wed 10/26
1 stop
$492
Select
Hainan
CHISHA
Sun 10/23
1 stop
SHACHI
Thu 10/27
1 stop
$492
Select
Hainan
CHISHA
Sun 11/20
1 stop
SHACHI
Wed 11/23
1 stop
$492
Select
United
CHISHA
Wed 10/19
1 stop
SHACHI
Fri 10/21
1 stop
$524
Select
American
CHISHA
Mon 1/23
nonstop
SHACHI
Tue 2/7
nonstop
$566
Select
Air China
CHISHA
Wed 1/11
2 stops
SHACHI
Thu 1/26
2 stops
$601
Select
Air Canada
CHISHA
Thu 10/20
1 stop
SHACHI
Thu 10/27
1 stop
$626
Select
Air Canada
CHISHA
Thu 10/20
1 stop
SHACHI
Sat 10/29
1 stop
$626
Select
Air Canada
CHISHA
Thu 10/20
1 stop
SHACHI
Thu 11/3
1 stop
$626
Select
Air Canada
CHISHA
Fri 10/21
1 stop
SHACHI
Mon 10/24
1 stop
$626
Select
Air Canada
CHISHA
Fri 10/21
1 stop
SHACHI
Tue 10/25
1 stop
$626
Select
China Eastern
CHISHA
Wed 11/16
nonstop
SHACHI
Fri 11/25
nonstop
$632
Select
All Nippon
CHISHA
Tue 11/1
1 stop
SHACHI
Sat 11/5
1 stop
$660
Select
All Nippon
CHISHA
Wed 11/2
1 stop
SHACHI
Mon 11/7
1 stop
$660
Select
All Nippon
CHISHA
Wed 11/2
1 stop
SHACHI
Wed 11/9
1 stop
$660
Select
All Nippon
CHISHA
Wed 11/2
1 stop
SHACHI
Mon 11/21
1 stop
$660
Select
All Nippon
CHISHA
Thu 11/3
1 stop
SHACHI
Tue 11/8
1 stop
$660
Select
Turkish
CHISHA
Mon 12/5
1 stop
SHACHI
Wed 12/21
1 stop
$699
Select
Turkish
CHISHA
Wed 12/28
1 stop
SHACHI
Sun 1/8
1 stop
$699
Select
Turkish
CHISHA
Mon 1/2
1 stop
SHACHI
Tue 1/10
1 stop
$699
Select
Turkish
CHISHA
Fri 1/6
1 stop
SHACHI
Mon 1/9
1 stop
$699
Select
Turkish
CHISHA
Sat 1/7
1 stop
SHACHI
Tue 1/10
1 stop
$699
Select
Asiana
CHISHA
Wed 10/19
1 stop
SHACHI
Wed 10/26
1 stop
$748
Select
Asiana
CHISHA
Sun 10/30
1 stop
SHACHI
Sun 11/6
1 stop
$748
Select
Asiana
CHISHA
Sun 11/13
1 stop
SHACHI
Sat 11/19
1 stop
$748
Select
Asiana
CHISHA
Wed 11/16
1 stop
SHACHI
Wed 11/30
1 stop
$748
Select
Asiana
CHISHA
Sun 1/1
1 stop
SHACHI
Wed 1/18
1 stop
$748
Select
EVA Air
CHISHA
Mon 11/7
1 stop
SHACHI
Mon 11/14
1 stop
$792
Select
EVA Air
CHISHA
Wed 11/9
1 stop
SHACHI
Wed 11/16
1 stop
$792
Select
EVA Air
CHISHA
Thu 11/10
1 stop
SHACHI
Tue 11/29
1 stop
$792
Select
EVA Air
CHISHA
Wed 11/16
1 stop
SHACHI
Tue 11/22
1 stop
$792
Select
EVA Air
CHISHA
Wed 11/16
1 stop
SHACHI
Wed 11/30
1 stop
$792
Select
China Southern
CHISHA
Tue 11/22
2 stops
SHACHI
Wed 11/30
2 stops
$821
Select
Korean
CHISHA
Mon 10/17
2 stops
SHACHI
Fri 10/28
2 stops
$821
Select
JAL
CHISHA
Mon 10/31
1 stop
SHACHI
Sun 11/6
1 stop
$823
Select
JAL
CHISHA
Tue 11/15
1 stop
SHACHI
Sun 11/27
1 stop
$823
Select
JAL
CHISHA
Thu 11/17
1 stop
SHACHI
Fri 12/2
1 stop
$823
Select
JAL
CHISHA
Mon 12/5
1 stop
SHACHI
Sun 12/11
1 stop
$823
Select
British Airways
CHISHA
Wed 11/9
1 stop
SHACHI
Wed 11/16
1 stop
$1,005
Select
British Airways
CHISHA
Thu 11/10
1 stop
SHACHI
Mon 11/28
1 stop
$1,005
Select
British Airways
CHISHA
Tue 11/15
1 stop
SHACHI
Mon 11/21
1 stop
$1,005
Select
British Airways
CHISHA
Wed 12/28
1 stop
SHACHI
Wed 1/11
1 stop
$1,005
Select
China Airlines
CHISHA
Wed 10/12
2 stops
SHACHI
Tue 10/25
2 stops
$1,011
Select
China Airlines
CHISHA
Wed 10/12
2 stops
SHACHI
Wed 10/26
2 stops
$1,011
Select
China Airlines
CHISHA
Wed 10/19
2 stops
SHACHI
Tue 10/25
2 stops
$1,011
Select
China Airlines
CHISHA
Wed 10/19
2 stops
SHACHI
Wed 10/26
2 stops
$1,011
Select
China Airlines
CHISHA
Tue 10/25
2 stops
SHACHI
Tue 11/8
2 stops
$1,011
Select
Swiss
CHISHA
Sun 11/20
1 stop
SHACHI
Sun 11/27
1 stop
$1,023
Select
Austrian
CHISHA
Wed 10/12
1 stop
SHACHI
Mon 10/24
1 stop
$1,069
Select
Austrian
CHISHA
Wed 10/12
1 stop
SHACHI
Tue 10/25
1 stop
$1,069
Select
Austrian
CHISHA
Wed 10/12
1 stop
SHACHI
Mon 10/31
1 stop
$1,069
Select
Austrian
CHISHA
Thu 10/20
1 stop
SHACHI
Thu 10/27
1 stop
$1,069
Select
Austrian
CHISHA
Thu 10/20
1 stop
SHACHI
Thu 11/3
1 stop
$1,069
Select
Emirates
CHISHA
Tue 10/11
1 stop
SHACHI
Wed 10/19
1 stop
$1,082
Select
Emirates
CHISHA
Tue 10/11
1 stop
SHACHI
Thu 10/20
1 stop
$1,082
Select
Emirates
CHISHA
Tue 10/11
1 stop
SHACHI
Wed 10/26
1 stop
$1,082
Select
Emirates
CHISHA
Wed 10/12
1 stop
SHACHI
Wed 10/19
1 stop
$1,082
Select
Emirates
CHISHA
Wed 10/12
1 stop
SHACHI
Mon 10/24
1 stop
$1,082
Select
Finnair
CHISHA
Sat 12/24
2 stops
SHACHI
Tue 1/10
2 stops
$1,098
Select
Cathay
CHISHA
Sun 1/1
1 stop
SHACHI
Wed 1/11
1 stop
$1,124
Select
Qatar
CHISHA
Wed 10/12
1 stop
SHACHI
Wed 10/19
1 stop
$1,207
Select
Qatar
CHISHA
Wed 10/12
1 stop
SHACHI
Mon 10/24
1 stop
$1,207
Select
Qatar
CHISHA
Wed 10/12
1 stop
SHACHI
Tue 10/25
1 stop
$1,207
Select
Qatar
CHISHA
Wed 10/12
1 stop
SHACHI
Wed 10/26
1 stop
$1,207
Select
Qatar
CHISHA
Mon 10/17
1 stop
SHACHI
Thu 10/27
1 stop
$1,207
Select
Lufthansa
CHISHA
Tue 12/6
1 stop
SHACHI
Thu 12/15
1 stop
$1,367
Select
Iberia
CHISHA
Thu 10/27
1 stop
SHACHI
Wed 11/16
1 stop
$1,555
Select
Iberia
CHISHA
Mon 11/7
1 stop
SHACHI
Sat 11/12
1 stop
$1,555
Select
Iberia
CHISHA
Thu 11/17
1 stop
SHACHI
Mon 11/21
1 stop
$1,555
Select
Iberia
CHISHA
Sat 12/10
1 stop
SHACHI
Wed 12/28
1 stop
$1,555
Select
Iberia
CHISHA
Mon 12/12
1 stop
SHACHI
Sat 12/24
1 stop
$1,555
Select
Air France
CHISHA
Fri 10/14
1 stop
SHACHI
Tue 10/25
1 stop
$1,624
Select
Air France
CHISHA
Sat 10/15
1 stop
SHACHI
Tue 10/25
1 stop
$1,624
Select
Air France
CHISHA
Sat 12/31
1 stop
SHACHI
Sun 1/15
1 stop
$1,624
Select
Singapore
CHISHA
Sat 10/15
3 stops
SHACHI
Fri 10/21
3 stops
$1,745
Select

How Much is a Flight from Chicago to Shanghai?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Chicago to Shanghai, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $493.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Chicago to Shanghai?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we thinking FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Chicago to Shanghai based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Chicago to Shanghai?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Chicago to Shanghai.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $576 $493
7-14 days $634 $522
14-21 days $576 $493
21-30 days $576 $492
30-60 days $576 $492
60-90 days $576 $493
90+ days $556 $552

Cheapest Day To Fly from Chicago to Shanghai

We've examined 26,224,294,390 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Chicago to Shanghai is Sunday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$493 $493 $493 $493 $493 $493 $492

Compare Flight Prices from Chicago to Shanghai by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Chicago to Shanghai flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Chicago Shanghai American 9/30/16 10/5/16 1 $581
October Chicago Shanghai Hainan 10/23/16 10/26/16 1 $492
November Chicago Shanghai Hainan 11/20/16 11/23/16 1 $492
December Chicago Shanghai Hainan 12/1/16 12/11/16 1 $493
January Chicago Shanghai Hainan 1/31/17 2/7/17 1 $553
February Chicago Shanghai Hainan 2/2/17 2/11/17 1 $553
March Chicago Shanghai Hainan 3/4/17 3/12/17 1 $552
April Chicago Shanghai Hainan 4/6/17 4/14/17 1 $553

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Chicago to Shanghai

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Chicago to Shanghai. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$719
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$719 $522
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$522 $493
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$493 $576
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$576 $493
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$493

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Chicago to Shanghai

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Chicago to Shanghai is $626.

The average price for direct flights from Chicago to Shanghai is $903.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Chicago to Shanghai.

Weekly Direct Flights from Chicago to Shanghai - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 10:25 10:25
China Eastern 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 14:50 14:50
United 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10:40 10:40

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Chicago to Shanghai

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Chicago to Shanghai. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Chicago to Shanghai is not available.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Shanghai is $605.

Chicago to Shanghai Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from Chicago to Shanghai?
Answer: The average Chicago to Shanghai flight time is 14 hours and 39 minutes.
Question: How far is Shanghai from Chicago?
Answer: The distance from Chicago to Shanghai is 7,040 miles (11,329 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from Chicago to Shanghai?
Answer: There are 18 direct flights from Chicago to Shanghai.
Question: What are the most popular Chicago airlines for direct flights from Chicago to Shanghai?
Answer: United Airlines provides 38% of the non-stop flights between Chicago and Shanghai.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Chicago to Shanghai?
Answer: Los Angeles, CA

Airlines in Chicago flying to Shanghai Last modified: Sep 30, 2016 1:10 -04:00Number of routes searched: 205Number of itineraries searched: 2,482,940

Wondering which airlines fly out of Chicago to Shanghai? We've gathered the average price of Chicago airlines with flights to Shanghai. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Chicago to Shanghai
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American -
Air China -
Delta -
Hainan -
China Eastern -
United -
American AUS
American DFW
American LAX
American MCO
Air Canada YVR
Air Canada YYZ
Air France CDG
Air India DEL
AeroMexico MEX
Finnair HEL
Alitalia FCO
British Airways LHR
EVA Air TPE
Air China PEK
Cathay HKG
Delta ATL
Delta DTW
Delta MSP
Delta JFK
Emirates DXB
Etihad AUH
Hainan PEK
Iberia MAD
JAL NRT
Korean ICN
KLM AMS
Lufthansa FRA
Lufthansa MUC
Swiss ZRH
All Nippon HND
All Nippon NRT
Austrian VIE
Asiana ICN
Qatar DOH
Turkish IST
United EWR
United LAX
United SFO
United SJC
Virgin Atlantic LHR

Chicago to Shanghai Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Chicago and Shanghai. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

Farecompare Research Tools

FareCompare's Flight Schedule Search Tool helps you find information about airline schedule filings, including flight numbers, depart times, and travel distance.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Chicago to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Spirit, United $107
Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $116
Flights from Chicago to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, Spirit, United, Virgin America $97
Flights from Chicago to San Francisco American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United, Virgin America $116
Flights from Chicago to Orlando American, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United $97

Cheap International Flights from Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Chicago to Beijing American, Air Canada, Air France, Finnair, British Airways, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Hainan, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Swiss, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Qatar, Brussels, Singapore, Turkish, United $488
Flights from Chicago to Seoul American, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, Finnair, British Airways, EVA Air, Air China, Delta, Etihad, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, All Nippon, Austrian, Asiana, Qatar, Singapore, Turkish, United $626
Flights from Chicago to Manila Air France, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, JAL, Korean, KLM, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Qantas, Qatar, Singapore, Thai, Turkish, United $498
Flights from Chicago to Hong Kong American, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, Finnair, British Airways, EVA Air, Air China, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Hainan, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, China Eastern, All Nippon, Austrian, Asiana, Qantas, Qatar, Singapore, Turkish, United, Virgin Atlantic $528
Flights from Chicago to Tokyo American, Air Canada, Air France, Finnair, British Airways, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Delta, Etihad, Hainan, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, All Nippon, Asiana, Singapore, Turkish, United $627
Flights from Chicago to Hangzhou American, EVA Air, Air China, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, KLM, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, United $503
Flights from Chicago to Taipei American, Air Canada, Air France, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, Delta, JAL, Korean, KLM, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, United $512
Flights from Chicago to London Jet Airways, American, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, Finnair, British Airways, Delta, Aer Lingus, Icelandair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Austrian, Qatar, SAS, Brussels, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet $506
Flights from Chicago to Delhi Jet Airways, American, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Finnair, British Airways, Air China, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Gulf Air, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, China Eastern, All Nippon, Austrian, Qatar, Turkish, United $648

Cheap International Flights to Shanghai - SHA

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Indianapolis to Shanghai American, Air Canada, Air France, AeroMexico, British Airways, Delta, JAL, Lufthansa, Asiana, Qantas, Qatar, United $737
Flights from Grand Rapids to Shanghai American, British Airways, Delta, JAL, Qantas, Qatar, United $730
Flights from Milwaukee to Shanghai American, Air Canada, Air France, AeroMexico, British Airways, Delta, JAL, All Nippon, Qatar, United $737
Flights from Madison to Shanghai American, British Airways, Delta, JAL, Qantas, Qatar, United $1,095
Flights from Lansing to Shanghai American, Delta, United $808
Flights from Green Bay to Shanghai American, British Airways, Delta, Qatar $1,355
Flights from Peoria to Shanghai American, British Airways, Delta, JAL, Qatar, United $945
Flights from Ft Wayne to Shanghai American, British Airways, Delta, Qatar, United $1,186
Flights from Moline to Shanghai American, Delta, Qatar, United $1,879
Flights from Appleton to Shanghai Delta, United $1,587
Flights from Toledo to Shanghai American, British Airways, JAL, Qatar $810
Flights from Champaign to Shanghai American, British Airways, Qatar $947
Flights from South Bend to Shanghai Delta, United $810
Flights from Bloomington - Normal to Shanghai American, Delta, JAL, Qatar $945
Flights from Kalamazoo to Shanghai American, British Airways, Delta, JAL, United $1,275
Flights from Springfield to Shanghai American, United $805
Cheap Flights from Chicago to Shanghai