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Find cheap one-way flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai starting at US$416.

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Cheapest airlines flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai

Compare prices, find the option that best suits your travel needs, and enjoy a comfortable journey with a trusted airline.

ZIPAIR
From US$475
Hawaiian Airlines
From US$514
Alaska Airlines
From US$522
Norse Atlantic Airways
From US$562
Delta Air Lines
From US$589
STARLUX Airlines
From US$601
American Airlines
From US$605
Southwest Airlines
From US$608
Air Premia
From US$609
Philippine Airlines
From US$619
ANA airlines

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Find cheap flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai by different airports

Searching for potential routes that might be cheaper and faster? Check out these alternative flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai.

  • Cheapest
    ZIPAIR
    LAX
    10:30
    23h 55m
    1 transfer
    PVG
    01:25
    Los Angeles International Airport - Shanghai Pudong International Airport
    Sun, Apr 21ZIPAIR
    US$475
  • ZIPAIR
    LAX
    10:30
    33h 5m
    2 transfer
    SHA
    10:35
    Los Angeles International Airport - Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
    Sat, Apr 20ZIPAIR
    US$566
  • ZIPAIR
    LAX
    10:30
    33h 5m
    2 transfer
    SHA
    10:35
    Los Angeles International Airport - Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
    Sat, Apr 20ZIPAIR
    US$566
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When are flight tickets from Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai (SHA) the cheapest?

    Airlines adjust prices for flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai based on the departure date and time of your selection. By analyzing data from all airlines, we've discovered that on Trip.com, you can find the lowest flight prices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
  • How much do flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai (SHA) cost?

    According to Trip.com's data, the lowest price is around $1,601.
  • How long does it take to fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai (SHA) and what is the distance?

    It takes around 13 hours 57 minutes to fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai (SHA).
  • What is the transportation method from the main airport to downtown in Shanghai?

    • The distance from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to downtown is about 33km. It takes about 50 minutes by taxi.
    • The distance from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport to downtown is about 13km. It takes about 30 minutes by taxi.
  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai (SHA)?

    Airlines with flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai (SHA): Delta Air Lines and China Eastern Airlines.

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Los Angeles to Shanghai Flight Information

Cheapest nonstop flight price

$415

Cheapest round-trip ticket price

$1,149

Off-season for travel

April

Peak season for travel

July

Flight distance

10,449.9km

Average flight time

13 hours 57 minutes

Popular airline

Sichuan Airlines

What You Should Know about Flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai