Cheap flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai (SH)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai

All the information you need to plan the best LAX to SHA flight in 2022: compare Los Angeles to Shanghai flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Shanghai.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Los Angeles to Shanghai?

Our data shows that April tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Shanghai from Los Angeles. Users have commonly found prices around $615 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $344. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in August.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Los Angeles to Shanghai?

Find a great deal and save up to 29% by booking at least 50 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Los Angeles to Shanghai within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $557.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Los Angeles to Shanghai (LAX - SH)?

When flying from Los Angeles to Shanghai, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai in May, June 2022

The best prices found for LAX to Shanghai flights for May, June
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
30 Jun - 26 Aug
$2,329pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
4 Jun - 23 Oct
$2,503pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to Shanghai 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Shanghai from Los Angeles 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 Shanghai from Los Angeles

Save time with Los Angeles to Shanghai direct flight deals
3 Nov - 10 Nov
$11,356pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Nov - 12 Nov
$11,603pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
3 Nov - 5 Mar
$14,788pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai

Late deals on round-trip flights to Shanghai from Los Angeles, departing today and this week
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
27 May - 31 Jul
$3,667pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
29 May - 17 Jun
$3,844pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Shanghai from Los Angeles

The cheapest one-way flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai
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
12:05 pm - 12:00 pm
Air Canada
1 Stop
32h 55m
LAX - PVG
Air Canada
$619
Air Canada

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Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles to Shanghai

What airport do you fly from for flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai?

Los Angeles (LAX), located 9.4 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly out of when you book flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai.

Which airlines flying from Los Angeles to Shanghai have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Hainan Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, and Hong Kong Airlines flying from Los Angeles to Shanghai have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai for under $1,100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai for under $1,100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air Canada for just $1,011, but on average you can expect to pay $1,141.

Are there nonstop flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai for under $11,400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 4 direct flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai under $11,400. A good price for a nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Shanghai is less than $14,875.

Are there last-minute flights available from Los Angeles to Shanghai for under $3,100?

There are currently 19+ open flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai within the next 7 days for less than $3,100.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Los Angeles to Shanghai?

The most popular airlines flying from Los Angeles to Shanghai are Sichuan Airlines, Major Airline and Air Canada. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai?

On average you can expect to pay $2,015 for a flight from Los Angeles to Shanghai. The cheapest flight overall is $305 while the most popular route, (Los Angeles - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl) is currently priced at $1,286.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Shanghai, China

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Shanghai from Los Angeles?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Los Angeles to Shanghai

Most visitors from Los Angeles will not be allowed to enter Shanghai.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Shanghai.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles are not required to quarantine after entering Shanghai.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be presented upon arrival


Do I need a test to fly back to Los Angeles from Shanghai?

Returning to Los Angeles from Shanghai

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Shanghai 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 Los Angeles.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Shanghai are not required to quarantine after entering Los Angeles.

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Destination information for Shanghai

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Los Angeles to Shanghai.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ¥6.75
Average temperature for May in Shanghai
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Shanghai
0.7 ″

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Top 10 airlines flying from Los Angeles to Shanghai

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Los Angeles to Shanghai 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
Hainan Airlines
$301 $424 No cancel fee 61%

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

XiamenAir
$344 $2,130 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.

Sichuan Airlines
$352 $524 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.

Air Canada
$421 $1,297 No cancel fee 67%
Hong Kong Airlines
$475 $741 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.

Asiana Airlines
$599 $859 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.

Cathay Pacific
$639 $814 No cancel fee 72%
Japan Airlines
$668 $940 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.

China Airlines
$702 $1,666 No cancel fee 70%
Philippine Airlines
$710 $739 No cancel fee 60%
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