Cheap Flight Deals From Los Angeles (QLA) to Shanghai (SHA) Starting at $662

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Airfares from $662 One Way, $1,055 Round Trip from Los Angeles to Shanghai

Prices starting at $1,055 for return flights and $662 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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Travel from Los Angeles to Shanghai

Escaping the city for an international vacation can be easy when you use to make your travel arrangements. A trip from Los Angeles to Shanghai offers travelers the chance to experience the unique culture, history, and landscape of China in the country's largest city.

Leaving Los Angeles

The greater Los Angeles region is served by six different airports, including John Wayne Airport and Bob Hope Airport, offering thousands of flights each day. However, for your trip from Los Angeles to Shanghai, you will depart from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), located in the neighborhood of Westchester, about 16 miles from downtown Los Angeles. American Airlines, United, and China Eastern offer nonstop flights to Shanghai.

LAX offers ample passenger parking for $30 a day. An economy lot, priced at just $12 a day, is also available for passengers who do not mind a shuttle ride to the terminal itself. You can avoid parking fees completely by taking a taxi to the airport or by using Los Angeles's public transit options. Free shuttle service from the Metro Green Line Aviation Station and the Metro Bus Center allow easy connections to the airport from city transit. The airport contains a number of dining options for passengers as well, from Starbucks for a quick cup of coffee to Chili's Too for larger meals.

About Shanghai

From shopping on Nanjing Road to sunning at Shanghai City Beach, Shanghai offers a little bit of everything for everyone. Home to more than 23 million people, the city has a history reaching back about a thousand years. Today, its architectural landscape reflects its European influences and Chinese roots, combining classic Chinese design with English, French, and art deco elements.

Making the Most of Shanghai

You will land at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, situated approximately 19 miles outside the center of Shanghai. Public transit, including rail and bus lines, connects the airport to the rest of the city. Taxi service is also available outside the airport to help you reach your destination. Travelers may wish to purchase the Shanghai public transportation card, or jiaotong yikatong, which can be used on rail lines, bus routes, and even to pay taxi fares, preventing the need to carry cash for travel costs.

Shanghai experiences four very distinct weather seasons each year. The high temperatures in the summer can exceed 95 degrees Fahrenheit, while the winter lows often dip below freezing. Rainfall is heavier in the summer, and the area is sometimes affected by typhoon activity between June and September. The best season to travel there may be autumn, when temperatures in October and November are generally in the 60s and there is little rain.

Shanghai is divided by the Huangpu River, which splits the city into the Puxi region to the west and the Pudong region to the east. One of the best ways to get an overview of Shanghai and enjoy its scenery and skyline is taking a riverboat tour. At Shanghai City Beach, you can test your skills at flying kites, sailing boats, and even bungee jumping while you take in the blue water and golden sand. A day trip to Zhu Jia Jiao is also a must during your stay. Enjoy the well-preserved history of this water town, filled with canals, local shops, and small restaurants.

Say Hello to Shanghai

Shanghai is one of the world's largest and most diverse cities, and millions of travelers visit each year to immerse themselves in its unique blend of Eastern and Western cultures. Traveling from Los Angeles to Shanghai is easy to arrange when you use to find great rates on airline tickets and hotel stays for your vacation.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Los Angeles to Shanghai now?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor can answer all your questions about current quarantine requirements and travel restrictions when taking a plane flight from Los Angeles to Shanghai.
What is the shortest flight from Los Angeles to Shanghai?
With a minimum flight duration of 15 hours, it’s a good idea to be as comfortable as possible. Collected some extra air miles? Take the opportunity to upgrade to a seat with more room on your Los Angeles to Shanghai journey.
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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