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Cheap Flights from Shanghai to Chicago, IL, United States - SHA to CHI

Popular flights from Shanghai to Chicago

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
May 31, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 CNY6,021
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 4, 2016 May 9, 2016 CNY5,490
May 8, 2016 May 11, 2016 CNY5,490
May 8, 2016 May 21, 2016 CNY5,490
May 9, 2016 May 16, 2016 CNY5,490
May 9, 2016 May 23, 2016 CNY5,490
China Eastern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 27, 2016 Jul 11, 2016 CNY4,681
China Southern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 2, 2016 Jun 16, 2016 CNY6,474
Jun 14, 2016 Jun 21, 2016 CNY6,474
Jun 16, 2016 Jun 23, 2016 CNY6,474
Hainan Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 17, 2016 May 24, 2016 CNY3,859
May 24, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 CNY3,859
May 24, 2016 Jun 9, 2016 CNY3,859
May 25, 2016 Jun 9, 2016 CNY3,859
May 26, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 CNY3,859
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 2, 2016 May 5, 2016 CNY5,419
May 3, 2016 May 5, 2016 CNY5,419
May 3, 2016 May 6, 2016 CNY5,419
May 5, 2016 May 6, 2016 CNY5,419
May 5, 2016 May 19, 2016 CNY5,419

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

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Shanghai to Chicago, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be CNY3,969.

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

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

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days CNY5,419 CNY4,662
7-14 days CNY5,419 CNY5,011
14-21 days CNY5,419 CNY3,859
21-30 days CNY5,419 CNY3,859
30-60 days CNY5,231 CNY3,859
60-90 days CNY8,546 CNY4,662
90+ days CNY5,419 CNY4,163

Cheapest Day To Fly from Shanghai to Chicago

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
CNY3,859 CNY3,859 CNY3,859 CNY3,859 CNY4,636 CNY3,859 CNY3,859

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Shanghai to Chicago

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Shanghai Chicago Hainan 5/17/16 5/24/16 1 CNY3,859
June Shanghai Chicago Hainan 6/4/16 6/9/16 1 CNY3,859
July Shanghai Chicago Hainan 7/1/16 7/7/16 1 CNY4,662
August Shanghai Chicago China Southern 8/30/16 9/6/16 2 CNY6,824
September Shanghai Chicago United 9/8/16 9/15/16 0 CNY5,419
October Shanghai Chicago Hainan 10/3/16 10/13/16 1 CNY4,163
November Shanghai Chicago Hainan 11/20/16 12/3/16 1 CNY4,163
December Shanghai Chicago Hainan 12/17/16 1/3/17 1 CNY4,908

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

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 Shanghai to Chicago.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
CNY7,750
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
CNY7,750 CNY7,750
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
CNY7,750 CNY5,419
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
CNY5,419 CNY5,419
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
CNY5,419 CNY5,419
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
CNY5,419

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

Your Shanghai to Chicago 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 Shanghai to Chicago is CNY5,328.

The average price for non-stop flights from Shanghai to Chicago is CNY7,387.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Shanghai to Chicago
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 16:05 16:05
China Eastern 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11:40 11:40
United 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 15:55 15:55

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

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 Shanghai to Chicago. 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 Shanghai to Chicago is CNY5,931.

The average price for round trip flights from Shanghai to Chicago is CNY5,322.

Shanghai to Chicago Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Shanghai to Chicago?
Answer: The average Shanghai to Chicago flight time is 13 hours and 52 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Shanghai and Chicago?
Answer: The distance from Shanghai to Chicago is 11329 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Shanghai to Chicago?
Answer: There are 21 direct flights from Shanghai to Chicago.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Shanghai to Chicago?
Answer: United Airlines provides 33% of the non-stop flights between Shanghai and Chicago.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Shanghai to Chicago?
Answer: Detroit, MI

Airlines Flying from Shanghai to Chicago (SHA to CHI)

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

Shanghai to Chicago
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 YYZ 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
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 X X
JAL NRT X X X X X X X
JAL NGO / NRT 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 NRT X X X X X X X
All Nippon NGO / NRT 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 LAX 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 Shanghai and Chicago, 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 Shanghai - SHA

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Shanghai to Toronto Sichuan, Air Canada, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, WestJet, Shenzhen CNY6,099
Shanghai to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United, Shenzhen, Great Lakes CNY4,629
Shanghai to Detroit American, Alaska, JetBlue, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Hainan, China Eastern, United CNY6,494
Shanghai to Indianapolis American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United CNY5,898
Shanghai to Milwaukee American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United CNY11,310
Shanghai to Tokyo Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Jetstar Japan, Tianjin, Juneyao, Hainan, JAL, Vanilla, Xiamen, Peach, China Eastern, All Nippon, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY1,256
Shanghai to South Bend American, Air China, China Southern, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Shanghai to London Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, airBaltic, Air China, China Southern, Condor, Aer Lingus, Tianjin, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Air Malta, Lufthansa, LOT, Xiamen, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, Shenzhen CNY3,716
Shanghai to Minneapolis - St Paul American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United, Shenzhen CNY5,943
Shanghai to San Francisco American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United, Virgin America, Shenzhen CNY4,137
Shanghai to Los Angeles Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United, Great Lakes CNY4,131
Shanghai to St Louis American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United CNY6,688
Shanghai to Boston American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United CNY4,765
Shanghai to Washington American, Alaska, JetBlue, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United, Virgin America, Shenzhen CNY6,338
Shanghai to Atlanta American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United, Shenzhen CNY5,536
Shanghai to Vancouver Sichuan, Air Canada, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, WestJet, Shenzhen CNY4,170
Shanghai to Kalamazoo American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Shanghai to Bangkok Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Thai AirAsia, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Orient Thai, Bangkok, Shandong, Thai, Srilankan, Mesaba, Xinhua, Shenzhen CNY1,470
Shanghai to Newark American, Alaska, JetBlue, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United, Shenzhen, Great Lakes CNY5,419
Shanghai to Columbus American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United CNY6,979
Shanghai to Cincinnati American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United CNY7,141
Shanghai to Pittsburgh American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United CNY6,688
Shanghai to Cleveland American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United CNY6,688
Shanghai to Seoul Sichuan, Air Busan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Tianjin, Juneyao, Hainan, Korean, Xiamen, China Eastern, Asiana, Shandong, Eastar Jet, Shenzhen CNY1,716
Shanghai to Madison American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United CNY11,194

Cheap International Flights to Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Nanjing to Chicago American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United, Shenzhen CNY4,966
Hangzhou to Chicago American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United CNY3,891
Ningbo to Chicago Sichuan, American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United CNY3,891
Wuxi to Chicago American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Changzhou to Chicago Sichuan, American, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, United Check Dates
Cheap Flights from Shanghai to Chicago, IL, United States, from CNY596 Round trip from SHA to CHI