Cheap Flight Deals From Houston (HOU) to Shanghai (SHA) Starting at $827

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Airfares from $827 One Way, $1,274 Round Trip from Houston to Shanghai

Prices starting at $1,274 for return flights and $827 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.

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Fly from Houston to Shanghai

If you're a Houston local looking to see what life is like overseas, Shanghai is a world-class metropolis that has prospered since the 1930s. Shanghai is a distinctively Chinese city mingled with European influences; from its architecture to its atmosphere, it merges Art Deco and Tudor stylings with traditional flair. You can save yourself some driving by taking the METROrail to George Bush Intercontinental airport (IAH) and fly from Houston to Shanghai in 19 hours.


Shanghai's worldliness is best exhibited in its French Concession district, often referred to as the Paris of the East . For a more exotic feel, the Jingan District captures the atmosphere one would expect from China and contains Nanjing Road, the city's biggest concentration of major shops, along with Jing'an Temple, which was built nearly 2,000 years ago. Pudong is a younger district that s home to many of Shanghai's most impressive skyscrapers.

Hints and tips

From Pudong International Airport (PVG), you'll be able to access Metro Line 2 to travel deeper into the city. With a loaded Shanghai Jiaotong Card, you'll be able to pay for buses, metros and taxis without worrying about individual tickets. Shanghai is a good city for pedestrians, but following the examples of its residents, you could consider renting a scooter to get around. Shanghai has a hot and humid climate with temperatures in the 90s during the summer and 50s in the winter.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Houston to Shanghai now?
If you’re baffled about quarantine and travel restrictions when flying from Houston to Shanghai, check out our Covid-19 Travel Advisor.
What is the shortest flight from Houston to Shanghai?
The quickest possible flight time is 17 hours and 10 minutes, so take some precautions to help avoid jet lag during your Houston to Shanghai journey. Don’t forget to stretch your legs regularly, have a nap and drink enough water.
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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