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How to find the cheapest flight from
USA to China

All the information you need to plan the best null to SHA flight in 2022: 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 May, June 2022

The best prices found for USA to China flights for May, June
10 Jun - 7 Nov
$2,135pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
EVA Air
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
17 Jun - 30 Aug
$2,149pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
22 May - 31 May
$2,204pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Cathay Pacific
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

USA to China 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to China from USA found for this year
6 Nov - 6 Mar
$1,011pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
31 Oct - 30 Nov
$1,019pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
3 Nov - 7 Mar
$1,020pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to China from USA

Save time with USA to China direct flight deals
31 Oct - 7 Mar
$4,001pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
China Eastern
Non-Stop
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
China Eastern
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
3 Nov - 18 Nov
$4,048pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
30 Oct - 30 Nov
$4,156pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
China Eastern
Non-Stop
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
China Eastern
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

Last minute flights from USA to China

Late deals on round-trip flights to China from USA, departing today and this week
28 May - 10 Jun
$2,454pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
China Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
25 May - 26 Jun
$3,074pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
29 May - 7 Jul
$3,091pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
CAN
Guangzhou Baiyun
China Southern
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to China from United States

The cheapest one-way flights from USA to China
2:45 am - 11:00 am
Air Canada
1 Stop
16h 15m
LAX - PVG
Air Canada
$582
SmartFares
2:45 am - 11:00 am
Air Canada
1 Stop
16h 15m
LAX - PVG
Air Canada
$592
Priceline
2:20 pm - 12:00 pm
Air Canada
1 Stop
33h 40m
EWR - PVG
Air Canada
$610
Air Canada

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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. Hainan Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and China Southern are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Hainan Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from USA to China for under $1,100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from USA to China for under $1,100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air Canada for just $1,007, but on average you can expect to pay $1,052.

Are there nonstop flights from USA to China for under $4,100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from USA to China under $4,100. A good price for a nonstop flight from USA to China is less than $9,547.

Are there last-minute flights available from USA to China for under $2,500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from USA to China within the next 7 days for less than $2,500.

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.

COVID Restrictions

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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 are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering 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 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to USA.

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

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Destination information for China

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from USA to China.
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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
United Airlines
$319 $2,972 No cancel fee 69%
XiamenAir
$344 $1,098 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.

Air Canada
$421 $1,188 No cancel fee 67%
Air China
$435 $1,210 No cancel fee 67%
ANA
$441 $1,815 No cancel fee 80%
SWISS
$468 $1,035 No cancel fee 79%
Asiana Airlines
$536 $1,025 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 $1,044 No cancel fee 81%
Qatar Airways
$647 $1,138 No cancel fee 68%
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