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Chicago to Shanghai Last modified: Mar 24, 2020 5:09 -04:00

We've scanned 48,195,047,545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Shanghai. Hainan & Air Canada frequently offer the best deals to Shanghai flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

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Wed 4/8
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Air Canada
Mon 3/30
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Thu 4/2
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Tue 4/14
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Tue 4/28
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Air China
Tue 4/7
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Tue 4/21
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Tue 4/21
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Mon 5/11
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Mon 3/30
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How Much is a Flight from Chicago to Shanghai?

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 $466.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Chicago to Shanghai?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for 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 found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Chicago to Shanghai?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Chicago to Shanghai.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $3,455 $982
7-14 days $656 $830
14-21 days $656 $830
21-30 days $991 $830
30-60 days $826 $451
60-90 days $893 $451
90+ days $648 $541

Cheapest Day To Fly from Chicago to Shanghai

We've examined 57,595,778,181 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Chicago to Shanghai is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

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Compare Flight Prices from Chicago to Shanghai by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Chicago to Shanghai flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
February Chicago Shanghai EVA Air 2/24/20 3/4/20 1 $880
March Chicago Shanghai Hainan 3/31/20 4/8/20 1 $456
April Chicago Shanghai Hainan 4/1/20 4/8/20 1 $451
May Chicago Shanghai Hainan 5/1/20 5/8/20 1 $451
June Chicago Shanghai Hainan 6/3/20 6/12/20 1 $651
July Chicago Shanghai EVA Air 7/7/20 7/21/20 1 $719
August Chicago Shanghai Hainan 8/19/20 9/5/20 1 $648
September Chicago Shanghai Hainan 9/1/20 9/13/20 1 $541

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Chicago to Shanghai

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Chicago to Shanghai. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Chicago to Shanghai

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose 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 $595.

The average price for direct flights from Chicago to Shanghai is $750.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Chicago to Shanghai - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
China Eastern 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 09:50 09:50

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Chicago to Shanghai

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 $471.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Shanghai is $593.

Chicago to Shanghai Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Chicago to Shanghai?
Answer: The average Chicago to Shanghai flight time is 14 hours and 31 minutes.
Question: How far is Shanghai from Chicago?
Answer: The distance from Chicago to Shanghai is 7,039 miles (11,328 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from Chicago to Shanghai?
Answer: There are 4 direct flights from Chicago to Shanghai.
Question: What are the most popular Chicago airlines for direct flights from Chicago to Shanghai?
Answer: China Eastern Airlines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Chicago and Shanghai.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Chicago to Shanghai?
Answer: Tokyo, JP

Airlines in Chicago flying to Shanghai Last modified: Mar 24, 2020 5:09 -04:00Number of routes searched: 192Number of itineraries searched: 4,092,820

Wondering which airlines fly out of Chicago to Shanghai? We've gathered the average price of Chicago airlines with flights to Shanghai. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Chicago to Shanghai
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Air China -
Major Airlines -
China Eastern -
United -
American DFW
American LAX
Air Canada YUL
Air Canada YVR
Air Canada YYZ
Air France CDG
Air India DEL
Finnair HEL
British Airways LHR
Air China PEK
Cathay HKG
Major Airlines ATL
Major Airlines DTW
Major Airlines JFK
Major Airlines SEA
Emirates DXB
Ethiopian ADD
Etihad AUH
Hainan CTU
Hainan PEK
Iberia MAD
Korean ICN
Lufthansa FRA
Lufthansa MUC
Swiss ZRH
All Nippon HND
All Nippon NRT
Austrian VIE
Qatar DOH
Turkish IST
United EWR
United LAX
United SFO

Chicago to Shanghai Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Chicago and Shanghai. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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