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Cheap Flights from Chicago to Shanghai, CN, China - CHI to SHA

Popular flights from Chicago to Shanghai

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Air China
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 25, 2016 Sep 8, 2016 $605
Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 11, 2016 Jul 18, 2016 $1,586
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 3, 2016 May 22, 2016 $562
May 4, 2016 May 10, 2016 $562
China Eastern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 3, 2016 May 22, 2016 $628
China Southern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 14, 2016 May 31, 2016 $1,003
May 14, 2016 May 21, 2016 $1,003
Hainan Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 1, 2016 May 16, 2016 $674
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 29, 2016 May 3, 2016 $562
Apr 29, 2016 May 6, 2016 $562
Apr 29, 2016 May 5, 2016 $562
May 1, 2016 May 19, 2016 $562
May 1, 2016 May 16, 2016 $562

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Chicago to Shanghai (CHI to SHA)?

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 $564.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Chicago to Shanghai (CHI to SHA)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane 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 discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

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

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Chicago to Shanghai should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $562 $566
7-14 days $890 $566
14-21 days $820 $708
21-30 days $1,075 $859
30-60 days $1,075 $911
60-90 days $895 $755
90+ days $562 $566

Cheapest Day To Fly from Chicago to Shanghai

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Chicago to Shanghai.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$562 $562 $562 $572 $562 $566 $562

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Chicago to Shanghai

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Chicago to Shanghai.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
April Chicago Shanghai United 4/29/16 5/3/16 0 $562
May Chicago Shanghai American 5/3/16 5/22/16 0 $562
June Chicago Shanghai United 6/29/16 7/5/16 0 $897
July Chicago Shanghai Hainan 7/6/16 7/13/16 1 $755
August Chicago Shanghai United 8/31/16 9/9/16 1 $566
September Chicago Shanghai American 9/4/16 9/17/16 0 $562
October Chicago Shanghai American 10/13/16 10/17/16 0 $562
November Chicago Shanghai American 11/10/16 11/17/16 0 $562

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Chicago to Shanghai

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Chicago to Shanghai.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$910
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$910 $1,090
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$1,090 $957
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$957 $1,075
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$1,075 $1,075
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$1,075

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Chicago to Shanghai (CHI to SHA)

Your Chicago to Shanghai flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing 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 $997.

The average price for non-stop flights from Chicago to Shanghai is $1,370.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Chicago to Shanghai
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10:20 10:20
China Eastern 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 14:50 14:50
United 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10:35 10:35

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Chicago to Shanghai (CHI to SHA)

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 $994.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Shanghai is $982.

Chicago to Shanghai Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Chicago to Shanghai?
Answer: The average Chicago to Shanghai flight time is 14 hours and 45 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Chicago and Shanghai?
Answer: The distance from Chicago to Shanghai is 7040 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Chicago to Shanghai?
Answer: There are 21 direct flights from Chicago to Shanghai.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Chicago to Shanghai?
Answer: United Airlines provides 33% of the non-stop flights between Chicago and Shanghai.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Chicago to Shanghai?
Answer: Detroit, MI

Airlines Flying from Chicago to Shanghai (CHI to SHA)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Chicago to Shanghai with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Chicago to Shanghai.

Chicago to Shanghai
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
American LAX X X X X X X X
Air Canada YVR X X X X X X X
Air France CDG X X X X X X
Air India DEL X X X X X
Finnair HEL X X X X X
British Airways LHR X X X X X X X
Cathay HKG X X X X X X X
Delta DTW X X X X X X X
Emirates DXB X X X X X X X
Etihad AUH X X X X X X X
Hainan PEK X X X X X
JAL NRT X X X X X X X
JAL NRT / NGO X X X X X X X
Korean ICN X X X X X X X
KLM AMS X X X X X X X
Lufthansa MUC X X X X X X X
Swiss ZRH X X X X X X X
China Eastern - X X X X X X X
All Nippon NRT X X X X X X X
All Nippon NRT / NGO X X X X X X X
Austrian VIE X X X X X X X
Asiana ICN X X X X X
Qatar DOH X X X X X X X
Turkish IST X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United EWR X X X X X X X
Virgin Atlantic LHR X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Chicago and Shanghai, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Chicago to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $86
Chicago to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $127
Chicago to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $97
Chicago to San Francisco American, Alaska, Frontier, United, Virgin America $158
Chicago to Orlando American, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United $128

Cheap International Flights from Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Chicago to Beijing American, Alaska, JetBlue, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United, Virgin America, Shenzhen, Great Lakes $494
Chicago to Seoul American, Alaska, Hawaiian, Korean, Asiana, United $815
Chicago to Manila Cebu Pacific, American, Alaska, Philippine, United $632
Chicago to Hong Kong American, Alaska, JetBlue, Cathay, Hong Kong, United $588
Chicago to Tokyo American, Alaska, Hawaiian, JAL, All Nippon, United $841
Chicago to Hangzhou American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United $724
Chicago to Taipei American, Alaska, EVA Air, China Airlines, United $731
Chicago to London American, Air Berlin, Air France, Alaska, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, BMI, Condor, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Arkefly, Austrian, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic $728
Chicago to Delhi Jet Airways, American, Air India, Alaska, JetBlue, United, Great Lakes $712

Cheap International Flights to Shanghai - SHA

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Indianapolis to Shanghai American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United $918
Grand Rapids to Shanghai American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United $975
Milwaukee to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United $1,331
Madison to Shanghai American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United, Shenzhen $1,681
Lansing to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Green Bay to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Peoria to Shanghai American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United $1,229
Ft Wayne to Shanghai American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United $1,294
Moline to Shanghai American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United $1,455
Appleton to Shanghai Alaska, Air China, China Southern, China Eastern, United $1,621
Toledo to Shanghai American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United $1,739
Champaign to Shanghai American, Air China, Hainan, China Eastern, United $1,509
South Bend to Shanghai Air China, China Southern, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Bloomington - Normal to Shanghai American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Kalamazoo to Shanghai American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Springfield to Shanghai American, Air China, China Southern, China Eastern, United $1,321
Cheap Flights from Chicago to Shanghai, CN, China, from $562 Round trip from CHI to SHA