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Cheap Flights from Seattle to Shanghai, CN, China - SEA to SHA

Popular flights from Seattle 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 21, 2016 Sep 4, 2016 $639
Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 3, 2016 Aug 15, 2016 $1,079
Aug 12, 2016 Aug 29, 2016 $1,079
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 3, 2016 Sep 15, 2016 $614
China Eastern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 11, 2016 $734
China Southern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 31, 2016 Sep 9, 2016 $882
Sep 1, 2016 Sep 21, 2016 $882
Hainan Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 27, 2016 Sep 16, 2016 $515
Aug 28, 2016 Sep 17, 2016 $515
Hawaiian Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 2, 2016 Jun 11, 2016 $2,026
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 31, 2016 Sep 20, 2016 $676
Sep 2, 2016 Sep 20, 2016 $676
Sep 3, 2016 Sep 23, 2016 $676
Xiamen Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 5, 2016 Jul 11, 2016 $1,841

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Seattle to Shanghai (SEA to SHA)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Seattle to Shanghai, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $827.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Seattle to Shanghai (SEA to SHA)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Seattle 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 Seattle to Shanghai

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $859 $923
7-14 days $999 $855
14-21 days $1,018 $837
21-30 days $1,019 $734
30-60 days $789 $910
60-90 days $964 $811
90+ days $600 $607

Cheapest Day To Fly from Seattle to Shanghai

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$789 $837 $734 $923 $855 $813 $837

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Seattle to Shanghai

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Seattle Shanghai China Eastern 5/22/16 6/5/16 1 $837
June Seattle Shanghai China Eastern 6/1/16 6/11/16 1 $734
July Seattle Shanghai Hainan 7/4/16 7/11/16 0 $789
August Seattle Shanghai Hainan 8/27/16 9/16/16 2 $515
September Seattle Shanghai Xiamen 9/26/16 10/5/16 2 $586
October Seattle Shanghai Hainan 10/17/16 11/4/16 0 $600
November Seattle Shanghai American 11/22/16 12/7/16 1 $607
December Seattle Shanghai Hainan 12/2/16 12/9/16 0 $609

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$1,492
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$1,492 $1,357
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$1,357 $1,374
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$1,374
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$1,524
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$1,524

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Seattle to Shanghai (SEA to SHA)

Your Seattle 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 Seattle to Shanghai is $1,157.

The average price for non-stop flights from Seattle to Shanghai is $1,318.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Seattle to Shanghai
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Delta 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 15:27 15:27
Hainan 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 12:00 12:00

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Seattle to Shanghai (SEA 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 Seattle 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 Seattle to Shanghai is $861.

The average price for round trip flights from Seattle to Shanghai is $1,155.

Seattle to Shanghai Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Seattle to Shanghai?
Answer: The average Seattle to Shanghai flight time is 12 hours and 41 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Seattle and Shanghai?
Answer: The distance from Seattle to Shanghai is 5708 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Seattle to Shanghai?
Answer: There are 10 direct flights from Seattle to Shanghai.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Seattle to Shanghai?
Answer: Delta Air Lines provides 70% of the non-stop flights between Seattle and Shanghai.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Seattle to Shanghai?
Answer: Los Angeles, CA

Airlines Flying from Seattle to Shanghai (SEA to SHA)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Seattle 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 Seattle to Shanghai.

Seattle to Shanghai
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American DFW X X X X X X X
Air Canada YYZ X X X X X X X
Air Canada YYC / YYZ X X X X X X
EVA Air TPE X X X X X X X
Delta - X X X X X X X
Delta LAX X X X X X X X
Emirates DXB X X X X X X X
Hainan - X X X
Hainan PEK X X X X X X X
Korean ICN X X X X X X
Lufthansa FRA X X X X X X X
Lufthansa FRA / MUC 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
United ORD X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

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

Cheap International Flights from Seattle - SEA

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Seattle to Seoul American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Korean, Asiana, United, Virgin America $925
Seattle to Beijing Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United $567
Seattle to Tokyo American, Alaska, Hawaiian, JAL, All Nippon, United, Island Air $852
Seattle to Hong Kong American, Alaska, JetBlue, Cathay, Hawaiian, Hong Kong, United $669
Seattle to Taipei American, Alaska, EVA Air, China Airlines, Hawaiian, United $782
Seattle to Hangzhou American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United $850
Seattle to Bangkok American, Alaska, Hawaiian, Bangkok, Thai, United $821
Seattle to Ningbo American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United $1,022
Seattle to Manila American, Alaska, Hawaiian, Philippine, United $724
Seattle to Nanjing American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United $1,124

Cheap International Flights to Shanghai - SHA

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Vancouver to Shanghai Sichuan, Air Canada, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, WestJet $451
Portland to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United $578
Victoria to Shanghai Air Canada, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern $839
Bellingham to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United $704
Pasco to Shanghai American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Nanaimo to Shanghai Air Canada, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern Check Dates
Vancouver to Beijing Sichuan, Air Canada, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, WestJet, Shenzhen $452
Vancouver to Hangzhou Sichuan, Air Canada, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Shenzhen $517
Vancouver to Seoul Air Canada, Korean, Asiana, WestJet $751
Vancouver to Taipei Air Canada, Mandarin, EVA Air, China Airlines $691
Vancouver to Tokyo Air Canada, JAL, All Nippon, WestJet $660
Vancouver to Hong Kong Air Canada, Cathay, Hong Kong, Dragonair, WestJet $550
Vancouver to Nanjing Sichuan, Air Canada, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong $412
Vancouver to London Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, airBaltic, Condor, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Meridiana, Adria, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, SATA, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Transat, Virgin Atlantic, FlexFlight, WestJet $424
Vancouver to Ningbo Sichuan, Air Canada, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong $632
Portland to Hangzhou American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Vancouver to Guangzhou Sichuan, Air Canada, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shenzhen $474
Portland to Tokyo American, Alaska, Hawaiian, JAL, All Nippon, United $920
Portland to Taipei American, Alaska, EVA Air, China Airlines, Hawaiian, United $887
Vancouver to Bangkok Air Canada, Bangkok, Thai $852
Cheap Flights from Seattle to Shanghai, CN, China, from $515 Round trip from SEA to SHA