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Cheap Flights from Chicago to Shanghai, CN, China - CHI to SHA Last modified: Jun 26, 2016 12:56 PM

Popular flights from Chicago to Shanghai Last modified: Jun 26, 2016 12:56 PM

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 24, 2016 Sep 7, 2016 $604
Aug 30, 2016 Sep 12, 2016 $604
Aug 31, 2016 Sep 7, 2016 $604
Sep 25, 2016 Oct 3, 2016 $604
Sep 28, 2016 Oct 5, 2016 $604
Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 11, 2016 Jul 27, 2016 $2,151
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 28, 2016 Oct 5, 2016 $831
Oct 13, 2016 Oct 27, 2016 $831
China Eastern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 6, 2016 Sep 21, 2016 $796
Sep 14, 2016 Sep 20, 2016 $796
China Southern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 28, 2016 Oct 5, 2016 $901
Hainan Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 20, 2016 Sep 27, 2016 $481
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 27, 2016 Oct 3, 2016 $831
Sep 28, 2016 Oct 5, 2016 $831
Oct 3, 2016 Oct 12, 2016 $831
Oct 13, 2016 Oct 27, 2016 $831
Oct 17, 2016 Oct 24, 2016 $831

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 $493.

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 $1,126 $937
7-14 days $921 $846
14-21 days $1,038 $571
21-30 days $1,038 $587
30-60 days $1,092 $494
60-90 days $845 $481
90+ days $809 $494

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
$494 $481 $494 $494 $494 $494 $494

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
June Chicago Shanghai China Southern 6/28/16 7/13/16 3 $1,122
July Chicago Shanghai Hainan 7/15/16 7/18/16 1 $571
August Chicago Shanghai Hainan 8/24/16 9/7/16 1 $494
September Chicago Shanghai Hainan 9/20/16 9/27/16 1 $481
October Chicago Shanghai Hainan 10/1/16 10/5/16 1 $494
November Chicago Shanghai Hainan 11/8/16 11/16/16 1 $494
December Chicago Shanghai Hainan 12/1/16 12/20/16 1 $494
January Chicago Shanghai American 1/9/17 1/17/17 0 $831

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
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$2,926
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$2,926 $2,457
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
$2,457 $1,196
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
$1,196 $1,038
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
$1,038

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 $805.

The average price for non-stop flights from Chicago to Shanghai is $1,203.

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 10:25 10:25
China Eastern 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 14:50 14:50
United 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10:40 10:40

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 $710.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Shanghai is $804.

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 43 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) Number of flights searched: 870Last modified: Jun 26, 2016 12:56 PM

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 X
Air India DEL X X X X X
Finnair HEL 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 X X
Iberia MAD 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 $81
Chicago to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $81
Chicago to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $133
Chicago to San Francisco American, Alaska, Frontier, United, Virgin America $227
Chicago to Orlando American, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United $102

Cheap International Flights from Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Chicago to Beijing American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United $542
Chicago to Seoul American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Korean, Asiana, United $684
Chicago to Manila Cebu Pacific, American, Alaska, Philippine, United $606
Chicago to Hong Kong American, Alaska, JetBlue, Cathay, Hong Kong, Dragonair, United $637
Chicago to Tokyo American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, JAL, All Nippon, United $965
Chicago to Hangzhou American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United $574
Chicago to Taipei American, Alaska, JetBlue, EVA Air, China Airlines, United $554
Chicago to London American, Air Berlin, Air France, Alaska, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, Pullmantur Air, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, SATA, XL Airways, SAS, Brussels, Jetairfly, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic $472
Chicago to Delhi Jet Airways, American, Air India, Alaska, JetBlue, United $678

Cheap International Flights to Shanghai - SHA

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Indianapolis to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United $999
Grand Rapids to Shanghai American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United $1,008
Milwaukee to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United $1,141
Madison to Shanghai American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United $1,151
Lansing to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United $1,241
Green Bay to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Peoria to Shanghai American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Ft Wayne to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Moline to Shanghai American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United $1,316
Appleton to Shanghai Alaska, Air China, China Southern, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Toledo to Shanghai American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Champaign to Shanghai American, Air China, Hainan, China Eastern Check Dates
South Bend to Shanghai Air China, China Southern, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Bloomington - Normal to Shanghai American, Air China, China Southern, China Eastern 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 Check Dates
Cheap Flights from Chicago to Shanghai, CN, China, from $481 Round trip from CHI to SHA