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USA to China

All the information you need to plan the best null to SHA flight in 2021: compare USA to China flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in China.
When is the cheapest time to fly from USA to China (US - CN)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from USA to China as you normally would.

What is the cheapest month to fly from USA to China?

The best pricing can be found in the month of September. Prices to China from USA average $985. You can even find prices in September for less than $985, as users have found deals to China from as low as $467. The month of July appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to China from USA. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 123%.

Cheap flights from USA to China in October, November 2021

The best prices found for USA to China flights for October, November
21 Nov - 18 May
$1,355pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
17 Nov - 17 Feb
$1,396pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Nov - 30 Nov
$1,404pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
EWR
Newark

USA to China 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to China from USA found for this year
31 Dec - 28 Feb
$1,223pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
21 Nov - 18 May
$1,355pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
17 Nov - 17 Feb
$1,396pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to China from USA

Save time with USA to China direct flight deals
19 Nov - 25 Nov
$3,107pp
LAX
Los Angeles
China Southern
Non-Stop
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
China Southern
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
12 Nov - 15 Jan
$3,388pp
LAX
Los Angeles
China Southern
Non-Stop
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
China Southern
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
28 Nov - 15 Jan
$3,411pp
LAX
Los Angeles
China Southern
Non-Stop
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
China Southern
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from USA to China

Late deals on round-trip flights to China from USA, departing today and this week
31 Oct - 26 Nov
$1,494pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Cathay Pacific
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
26 Oct - 26 Nov
$1,497pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
27 Oct - 6 Nov
$1,533pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Cathay Pacific
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to China from United States

The cheapest one-way flights from USA to China
6:00 am - 11:35 pm
Philippine Airlines
1 Stop
25h 35m
LAX - CAN
Philippine Airlines
$526
SmartFares
9:25 pm - 12:10 pm
EVA Air
1 Stop
26h 45m
JFK - SHA
EVA Air
$602
iWofly
3:05 pm - 11:00 am
Air Canada
2 Stops
27h 55m
LAX - PVG
Air Canada
$606
Priceline

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Flight FAQs

From USA to China

Which airlines flying from United States to China have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from United States to China have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. China Southern, Air China, and China Eastern are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like China Southern with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from USA to China for under $900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from USA to China for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on EVA Air for just $836, but on average you can expect to pay $872.

Are there nonstop flights from USA to China for under $3,200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from USA to China under $3,200. A good price for a nonstop flight from USA to China is less than $4,212.

Are there last-minute flights available from USA to China for under $1,500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from USA to China within the next 7 days for less than $1,500.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from USA to China one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Philippine Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $526. However, be on the lookout for offers from EVA Air and Air Canada, as they are both options that can get you from USA to China for a low price.

What airports serve USA to China flights?

There is an assortment of airports that offer flights to China from the US. Washington DC is the home of Washington Dulles Airport which has flights into China. This airport is located 26 miles from the city center and is a hub for United Airlines. Another popular city to depart for China is Boston, which is home to Logan International Airport. This airport has four terminals and six runways. Some of the top destinations in China when leaving from the USA include Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou. Those going into Guangzhou will often do so through Los Angeles International Airport.

Which airlines fly directly from the US to China?

There are many direct, nonstop flight options between China and the United States. New York City is one of the more popular options with direct flights that are around 15h 00m in duration. The flights are operated by China Eastern Airlines and United Airlines. Beijing is also a common destination that can be reached on a direct flight from Seattle / Tacoma International Airport. Hainan Airlines offers direct flights from this location, which involve about 11h 45m of time in the air.

What are the stopover options between USA and China?

In addition to offering direct flights, Beijing can be reached from Seattle using Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Air Canada for a stopover flight. Some of the stopover locations to expect include Shanghai Pu Dong, San Francisco International, and San Jose International airports. Most flights with stopovers are less expensive than direct flights for these routes. To reach Shanghai from New York, there are also flights that incorporate stops. These are offered by Emirates Airlines, China Airlines, and JetBlue among others. These flights can be as short as 16h 20m to as long as 32h 10m with the longer flights often being less expensive.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from the USA to China?

Travelers coming from the United States to China are required to have both a passport and a visa. There is also a requirement to have a return ticket.

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to China from USA?

Information is based on travel restrictions from USA to China

Most visitors from USA will not be allowed to enter China.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from USA must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to China.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from USA are not required to quarantine after entering China.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be presented upon arrival


Do I need a test to fly back to USA from China?

Returning to USA from China

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from China must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to USA.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from China are not required to quarantine after entering USA.

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Top 10 airlines flying from USA to China

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from USA to China choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Cathay Pacific
$257 $1,005 No cancel fee 72%
Sichuan Airlines
$333 $531 No cancel fee 63%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Sichuan Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

XiamenAir
$336 $735 No cancel fee 49%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by XiamenAir. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Hong Kong Airlines
$403 $692 No cancel fee 65%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Hong Kong Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

China Airlines
$432 $1,159 No cancel fee 70%
ANA
$449 $1,180 No cancel fee 80%
SWISS
$468 $1,135 No cancel fee 79%
Japan Airlines
$483 $987 No cancel fee 79%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Japan Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Asiana Airlines
$536 $992 No cancel fee 76%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Asiana Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Korean Air
$616 $1,003 No cancel fee 81%
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