Cheap Flight Deals From Chicago (CHI) to Shanghai (SHA) Starting at $795

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Airfares from $795 One Way, $1,280 Round Trip from Chicago to Shanghai

Prices starting at $1,280 for return flights and $795 for one-way flights to Shanghai were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

More About Flying To Shanghai from Chicago

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Destination Airport IATA Code SHA
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Chicago to Shanghai

Chicago is one of the biggest cities in the United States and one of the Midwest’s major transportation hubs. Shanghai is China’s biggest city, offering visitors the chance to see ancient temples and ultramodern skyscrapers. When you book flights from Chicago to Shanghai on, you can find great prices and numerous departure options.

Flying from Chicago

Most international flights from Chicago leave from O’Hare International Airport, which is located about eighteen miles from downtown. The easiest way to get to the airport is aboard the CTA Blue Line, which runs from downtown. If you prefer to drive to the airport, parking is available in a covered parking garage or an uncovered lot. The airport has a wide variety of restaurants, bookstores, and gift shops to fill your time while you wait for your flight.

About Shanghai

With its towering buildings and traditional noodle carts, Shanghai is an intriguing mix of old and new. The modern Shanghai Pudong International Airport handles the international air traffic into the city. The most interesting way to get into the city is aboard the Maglev train, which runs to the Longyang Road Metro Station at a top speed of 267 miles per hour. Taxis are also available, and you can take the city’s metro system if you have extra time. The weather in Shanghai varies drastically from season to season. Summers are hot and humid, and many days top out at 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters are cold and windy, and you should be prepared for temperatures that drop to 35 degrees Fahrenheit and lower. The best time to visit is during the spring, when you can see the trees in bloom and avoid the summer crowds. While you’re there, don’t miss Fuxing Park, the Shanghai Museum, and Dongtai Road.

Flying to Shanghai

Whether you’re heading to China for a fast-paced business trip or a leisurely vacation, the city offers a delightful range of activities. With, you can book flights from Chicago to Shanghai and find special deals on rental cars and hotels.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Chicago to Shanghai now?
Check out our Covid-19 Travel Advisor for the most useful information on travel restrictions and quarantine requirements when getting a flight from Chicago to Shanghai.
What is the shortest flight from Chicago to Shanghai?
It takes a while to fly from Chicago, IL (ORD-O’Hare Intl.) to Pudong Intl. Airport (PVG) — 16 hours at least. But all that time stuck in the cabin doesn’t have to be a drag. Be prepared and come with the essentials like some toiletries and a neck pillow.
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Shanghai?
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it’s good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Shanghai have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you’ll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
Are there flights to Shanghai with flexible change policies?
In most cases you’ll have the option to reschedule your flight to Shanghai without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the “no change fees” filter and book with confidence.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2021 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
What is the cheapest month to fly?
We won’t keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data from 2021, the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all in the shortest month of the year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is during the height of summer in July, and in the holiday month of December.*According to flight demand on from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Lower fares may be available. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.