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How to find the cheapest flight from
Seattle (SEA) to Shanghai

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 19 days in advance, which can save you up to 2% on flights from Seattle to Shanghai compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 19 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $403. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $416.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Seattle to Shanghai?

The best pricing can be found in the month of October. Prices to Shanghai from Seattle average $596. You can even find prices in October for less than $596, as users have found deals to Shanghai from as low as $399. The month of August appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Shanghai from Seattle. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 114%.

Cheap flights from Seattle to Shanghai in January, February 2021

The best prices found for SEA to Shanghai flights for January, February
2 Feb - 15 Mar
$1,258pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
2 Feb - 15 Mar
$1,776pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
12 Feb - 21 Feb
$1,832pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Seattle to Shanghai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Shanghai from Seattle found for this year
1 Sep - 20 Oct
$910pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
SWISS
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
SWISS
   
2 STOPS
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
28 Apr - 12 May
$925pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
12 May - 13 Jul
$946pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
SWISS
   
2 STOPS
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Non-stop flights to Shanghai from Seattle

Save time with Seattle to Shanghai direct flight deals
7 Jul - 11 Aug
$2,473pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
China Southern
Non-Stop
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
China Southern
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
1 Apr - 22 Apr
$3,407pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
China Southern
Non-Stop
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
China Southern
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
10 Apr - 30 Apr
$3,470pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
China Southern
Non-Stop
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
China Southern
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Last minute flights from Seattle to Shanghai

Late deals on round-trip flights to Shanghai from Seattle, departing today and this week
26 Jan - 28 Feb
$2,066pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
26 Jan - 28 Feb
$2,117pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
26 Jan - 28 Feb
$5,308pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl

One-way flights to Shanghai from Seattle

The cheapest one-way flights from Seattle to Shanghai
7:40 am - 2:00 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
27h 20m
SEA - PVG
Multiple Airlines
$456
CheapFlights
9:30 am - 8:05 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
43h 35m
SEA - PVG
Multiple Airlines
$568
Kiwi.com
9:30 am - 8:05 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
43h 35m
SEA - PVG
Multiple Airlines
$580
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Seattle to Shanghai flights.

Flight FAQs

From Seattle to Shanghai

Are flight prices decreasing from Seattle to Shanghai due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Seattle and Shanghai for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Shanghai to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Shanghai. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Shanghai have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Shanghai have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Hainan Airlines, Air Canada, and Delta 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 Seattle to Shanghai for under $1,000 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Seattle to Shanghai for under $1,000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Lufthansa for just $925, but on average you can expect to pay $1,180.

Are there nonstop flights from Seattle to Shanghai for under $2,500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Seattle to Shanghai under $2,500. A good price for a nonstop flight from Seattle to Shanghai is less than $5,745.

Are there last-minute flights available from Seattle to Shanghai for under $2,100?

There are currently 5+ open flights from Seattle to Shanghai within the next 7 days for less than $2,100.

Is Seattle weather warmer or cooler than Shanghai?

Temperatures around the 90 °F's can be experienced in July. The weather in Shanghai is hotter than in Seattle. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

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

When booking a flight from Seattle to Shanghai, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, American Airlines or Air Canada as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest Flights from Seattle to Shanghai?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Seattle to Shanghai? While on average our users pay $1,605, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $276. The most popular route (Seattle/Tacoma Intl - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl), is priced around $910.

What are the most reliable airlines from Seattle to Shanghai?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Seattle to Shanghai consider choosing China Southern (20%), China Eastern (20%) or Delta (17%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

How long is the flight from Seattle to Shanghai?

Air Canada, Major Airline, and Air China can get you from Seattle to Shanghai in just under 14h 20m. Your travel time can differ by up to 5h 40m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Seattle to Shanghai round-trip?

Currently priced at $925, Lufthansa will fly you from Seattle to Shanghai and back. In addition to Lufthansa, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Air Canada and Major Airline - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $1,284 and $1,309, respectively.

Destination information for Shanghai

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Seattle to Shanghai
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ¥6.48
Average temperature for January in Shanghai
46.4 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Shanghai
0.5 ″

Airports servicing Seattle

Top 10 airlines flying from Seattle to Shanghai

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Seattle 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
Air Canada
$365 $533 No cancel fee 67%
XiamenAir
$488 $628 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.

Hainan Airlines
$405 $640 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.

American Airlines
$349 $653 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$492 $666 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$489 $717 No cancel fee N/A
Cathay Pacific
$402 $837 No cancel fee 72%
EVA Air
$387 $840 No cancel fee 74%
ANA
$522 $924 No cancel fee 80%
China Eastern
$783 $1,096 No cancel fee 62%

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

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