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Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai, CN, China - LAX to SHA

Popular flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai

If your flight days are flexible and you looking for a good deal, our charts on cheap flights provide some insight regarding affordable flight options for your next big adventure.

Air China
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 6, 2016 Mar 13, 2016 $620
Mar 7, 2016 Mar 21, 2016 $620
Mar 8, 2016 Mar 22, 2016 $620
Mar 12, 2016 Mar 26, 2016 $620
Mar 13, 2016 Mar 27, 2016 $620
Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 3, 2016 Mar 13, 2016 $1,365
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 12, 2016 Apr 21, 2016 $589
China Eastern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 12, 2016 Apr 21, 2016 $695
China Southern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 12, 2016 Apr 21, 2016 $605
Hainan Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 12, 2016 Mar 18, 2016 $524
Mar 26, 2016 Apr 3, 2016 $524
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 25, 2016 Mar 8, 2016 $614
Mar 9, 2016 Mar 21, 2016 $614
Mar 10, 2016 Mar 21, 2016 $614
Mar 16, 2016 Mar 28, 2016 $614
Mar 16, 2016 Mar 29, 2016 $614

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 $542.

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 $676 $674
7-14 days $607 $553
14-21 days $614 $526
21-30 days $594 $524
30-60 days $589 $524
60-90 days $605 $536
90+ days $614 $527

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
$595 $535 $535 $553 $526 $524 $526

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
February Los Angeles Shanghai Hainan 2/28/16 3/2/16 2 $537
March Los Angeles Shanghai Hainan 3/12/16 3/18/16 1 $524
April Los Angeles Shanghai Hainan 4/8/16 4/17/16 1 $526
May Los Angeles Shanghai Hainan 5/1/16 5/6/16 1 $604
June Los Angeles Shanghai Hainan 6/29/16 7/4/16 1 $782
July Los Angeles Shanghai Hainan 7/1/16 7/4/16 1 $723
August Los Angeles Shanghai Hainan 8/24/16 9/13/16 2 $693
September Los Angeles Shanghai Hainan 9/24/16 10/10/16 1 $529

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
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$951
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$951 $676
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
$676 $676
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$676 $676
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$676 $676
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
$676

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 $734.

The average price for non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai is $899.

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 09:35 09:35
Delta 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12:20 12:20
China Eastern 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 00:05 11:30
United 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12:40 12:40

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 $726.

The average price for round trip flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai is $717.

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 14 hours and 9 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 30 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 30% 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)

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 ORD X X X X X X X
Air Canada YVR X X X X X X X
Air Canada YYC / YVR 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
Delta - X X X X X X X
Delta SEA 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 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 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
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 SFO 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 $206
Los Angeles to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $113
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 $688
Los Angeles to Seoul American, Alaska, Hawaiian, Korean, Asiana, Thai, United $625
Los Angeles to Taipei American, Alaska, EVA Air, China Airlines, Hawaiian, United $634
Los Angeles to Hong Kong American, Alaska, JetBlue, Cathay, Hawaiian, Hong Kong, Dragonair, United $640
Los Angeles to Beijing Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United, Virgin America, Shenzhen $390
Los Angeles to Bangkok American, Alaska, Hawaiian, Bangkok, Thai, United $591
Los Angeles to Hangzhou Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United, Shenzhen $646
Los Angeles to Manila American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Philippine, United $656
Los Angeles to Guangzhou Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United, Shenzhen $569
Los Angeles to Nanjing Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United, Shenzhen $582
Los Angeles to Ningbo Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United, Shenzhen $662
Los Angeles to Okinawa American, Alaska, Hawaiian, JAL, All Nippon, United $792
Los Angeles to Delhi Jet Airways, American, Air India, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, United $868
Los Angeles to Wuxi Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United $715
Los Angeles to Osaka American, Alaska, Hawaiian, JAL, All Nippon, United $732

Cheap International Flights to Shanghai - SHA

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Diego to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United $583
Tijuana to Shanghai AeroMexico, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern $1,042
Ontario to Shanghai Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United $694
Santa Ana to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United $704
Burbank to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United $780
Long Beach to Shanghai American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United $1,119
Santa Barbara to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United $860
Palomar to Shanghai American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United Check 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 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 $724
Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai, CN, China, from $524 Round trip from LAX to SHA