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Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai, CN, China - LAX to SHA Last modified: May 25, 2016 1:17 PM

Popular flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai Last modified: May 25, 2016 1:17 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 29, 2016 Sep 13, 2016 $598
Sep 19, 2016 Oct 3, 2016 $598
Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 13, 2016 Sep 21, 2016 $1,275
Sep 20, 2016 Sep 27, 2016 $1,275
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 1, 2016 Sep 12, 2016 $796
Sep 5, 2016 Sep 12, 2016 $796
Sep 6, 2016 Sep 12, 2016 $796
Sep 7, 2016 Sep 14, 2016 $796
Sep 19, 2016 Oct 3, 2016 $796
China Eastern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 19, 2016 Oct 3, 2016 $816
China Southern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 29, 2016 Sep 13, 2016 $601
Hainan Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 14, 2016 Oct 3, 2016 $553
Sep 19, 2016 Oct 3, 2016 $553
Sep 21, 2016 Oct 7, 2016 $553
Sep 21, 2016 Oct 3, 2016 $553
Sep 22, 2016 Oct 5, 2016 $553
Hawaiian Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 14, 2016 Jun 21, 2016 $1,446
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 29, 2016 Sep 6, 2016 $796
Aug 29, 2016 Sep 8, 2016 $796
Aug 29, 2016 Sep 12, 2016 $796
Aug 29, 2016 Sep 13, 2016 $796
Aug 30, 2016 Sep 13, 2016 $796

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Los Angeles to Shanghai (LAX to SHA)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Los Angeles to Shanghai, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $736.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Los Angeles to Shanghai (LAX to SHA)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Shanghai

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $1,182 $1,005
7-14 days $1,182 $916
14-21 days $1,182 $923
21-30 days $1,182 $1,019
30-60 days $928 $723
60-90 days $972 $630
90+ days $793 $541

Cheapest Day To Fly from Los Angeles to Shanghai

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$750 $630 $724 $839 $813 $723 $670

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Los Angeles to Shanghai

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Los Angeles Shanghai Hainan 5/31/16 6/9/16 2 $935
June Los Angeles Shanghai Hainan 6/7/16 6/15/16 1 $916
July Los Angeles Shanghai Hainan 7/9/16 7/18/16 1 $723
August Los Angeles Shanghai Air China 8/29/16 9/13/16 1 $598
September Los Angeles Shanghai Hainan 9/26/16 10/12/16 1 $541
October Los Angeles Shanghai Hainan 10/21/16 10/31/16 1 $541
November Los Angeles Shanghai Hainan 11/1/16 11/16/16 1 $553
December Los Angeles Shanghai Hainan 12/1/16 12/14/16 1 $553

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Shanghai.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$1,182
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$1,182 $1,182
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$1,182 $1,559
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$1,559 $1,236
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$1,236 $1,334
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$1,334

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai (LAX to SHA)

Your Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Shanghai is $978.

The average price for non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai is $1,397.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Los Angeles to Shanghai
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11:40 11:40
Delta 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13:05 13:05
China Eastern 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 01:00 12:30
United 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13:25 13:25

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai (LAX 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Shanghai is $716.

The average price for round trip flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai is $965.

Los Angeles to Shanghai Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Los Angeles to Shanghai?
Answer: The average Los Angeles to Shanghai flight time is 13 hours and 49 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Los Angeles and Shanghai?
Answer: The distance from Los Angeles to Shanghai is 6470 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai?
Answer: There are 35 direct flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai?
Answer: China Eastern Airlines provides 40% of the non-stop flights between Los Angeles and Shanghai.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Los Angeles to Shanghai?
Answer: Tokyo, JP

Airlines Flying from Los Angeles to Shanghai (LAX to SHA) Number of flights searched: 877Last modified: May 25, 2016 1:17 PM

Below are the different airlines that fly from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Shanghai.

Los Angeles to Shanghai
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
American DFW X X X X X X X
Air Canada YVR X X X X X X X
Air Canada YYC / YVR X X X X X X X
Air France CDG X X X X X X X
British Airways LHR X X X X X X X
EVA Air TPE X X X X X X X
Air China PEK X X X X X X X
China Airlines TPE X X X X X X X
China Airlines TPE / KHH X X X X X X
Cathay HKG X X X X X X X
China Southern CAN X X X X X X X
China Southern SFO / CAN X X X X X
Delta - X X X X X X X
Delta NRT 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 CSX X
JAL KIX 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 FRA 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 HND X X X X X X X
All Nippon NRT / NGO X X X X X X X
Asiana ICN X X X X X X X
Philippine MNL X X X X X X X
Qantas SYD X X X X X X X
Qantas BNE / SYD X X X X X X X
Qatar DOH X X X X X X X
Singapore NRT / SIN X X X X X X X
Aeroflot SVO 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 ORD 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles - LAX

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Los Angeles to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $272
Los Angeles to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $118
Los Angeles to Las Vegas American, Spirit, United, Virgin America $71

Cheap International Flights from Los Angeles - LAX

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Los Angeles to Tokyo American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, JAL, Malaysia, All Nippon, Singapore, United, Virgin America, Island Air $630
Los Angeles to Seoul American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Korean, Asiana, Thai, United $911
Los Angeles to Taipei American, Alaska, JetBlue, EVA Air, China Airlines, Hawaiian, United $573
Los Angeles to Hong Kong American, Alaska, JetBlue, Cathay, Hawaiian, Hong Kong, Dragonair, United $654
Los Angeles to Beijing Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United, Virgin America, Shenzhen $541
Los Angeles to Bangkok American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Bangkok, Thai, United $682
Los Angeles to Hangzhou American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United, Shenzhen $574
Los Angeles to Manila American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Philippine, United $482
Los Angeles to Guangzhou Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United, Shenzhen $615
Los Angeles to Nanjing Sichuan, American, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United $574
Los Angeles to Ningbo Sichuan, American, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United $790
Los Angeles to Okinawa American, Alaska, Hawaiian, JAL, All Nippon, Sun Country, United $758
Los Angeles to Delhi Jet Airways, American, Air India, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, United, Great Lakes $785
Los Angeles to Wuxi Sichuan, American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Los Angeles to Osaka American, Alaska, Hawaiian, JAL, All Nippon, United $743

Cheap International Flights to Shanghai - SHA

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Diego to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United $624
Tijuana to Shanghai AeroMexico, Air China, China Southern, Xiamen, China Eastern $1,510
Ontario to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United $1,003
Santa Ana to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United $658
Burbank to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United $1,063
Long Beach to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United $2,198
Santa Barbara to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United $1,815
Palomar to ShanghaiCheck Dates
Palm Springs to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United Check Dates
San Luis Obispo to Shanghai American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Bakersfield to Shanghai American, Air China, China Southern, China Eastern, United Check Dates
San Diego to Hangzhou American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United $1,195
Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai, CN, China, from $553 Round trip from LAX to SHA