Cheap Flight Deals From Shanghai (SHA) to Beijing (BJS) Starting at $249

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Airfares from $249 One Way, $498 Round Trip from Shanghai to Beijing

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More About Flying To Beijing from Shanghai

Route Information for Flights from Shanghai to Beijing

Origin Airport IATA Code SHA
Destination Airport IATA Code BJS
Distance 682 mi
Direct Flight Airlines United Airlines, Air New Zealand, Hainan Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Air China LTD
Earliest Flight Arrival 10:35AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 3:15PM UTC

Fly from Shanghai to Beijing

Airports in Shanghai

The primary international airport serving the city of Shanghai is Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The airport is located about 20 miles east of the downtown area. Travelers looking for discount flights from Shanghai can search Orbitz.com for airlines departing from the airport. These include Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air India, American Airlines, and British Airways.

Parking at the Shanghai Airport

There are 218 parking spaces available at the airport. Off-site parking is also available and many parking lots offer buses or shuttle vans to the airport. Airport parking fees vary based upon the size of the car and the number of hours parked. Mini-type cars begin at 10 RMB for the first hour. Big-sized cars begin at 20 RMB for the first hour.

Transportation to the Shanghai Airport

Travelers departing from the Shanghai Airport can choose to take the Shanghai Maglev Train. The journey takes about eight minutes, and trains depart every 15 minutes. The cost of a standard ticket is usually 50 RMB. Other transportation options include the Shanghai Metro Line 2 for a cost of between 3 RMB and 10 RMB. The airport also operates its own bus line. Fees range between 2 RMB and 22 RMB based on distance.

Restaurants at the Shanghai Airport

Travelers looking to find a snack or breakfast before their flight from Shanghai can choose from a number of establishments. Two of the most well-known restaurants in the airport are Hong Fangzi Western Food Restaurant and Canglang Ting Restaurant. Travelers can find cheap flights from Shanghai quickly by searching Orbitz.com prior to traveling.

Beijing Capital International Airport

Cheap flights to Beijing are simple to find when you use the tools on Orbitz.com. With powerful search capabilities right at your fingertips, you're sure to find the lowest fares on tickets. The main airport for Beijing is Beijing Capital International Airport. Located 20 miles northeast of China's capital, this airport is the second busiest in the world. Air Canada, Air China, American Airlines, British Airways, Emirates and United Airlines all operate flights in and out of the airport. A third massive terminal for international arrivals and departures was built in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Transportation from the Airport

Three commuter trains operate in Beijing and the surrounding urban areas. A train ride into central Beijing takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Taxis are also available at the passenger terminals. Passengers in taxis are responsible for all bridge and road tolls. A shuttle bus network connects the three airport terminals with the rest of the city.

Weather in Beijing

Beijing has hot summers and cold winters. Summer temperatures approach 90 degrees F, while freezing winds blow in from Mongolia during the winter. During the spring months, large sandstorms have been known to wreak havoc on the city.

Things to Do in Beijing

The Forbidden City is the cultural and historical heart of Beijing. Inside is the Palace Museum, as well as the home of emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Gardens and parks surround the Forbidden City, making a lush oasis in the middle of a modern metropolis. International travelers who book cheap flights to Beijing with Orbitz.com will have the freedom to explore this massive and fascinating city.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Shanghai to Beijing now?
Go right to the Covid-19 Travel Advisor for the most useful info on travel restrictions and quarantine when catching a flight from Shanghai to Beijing.
Are there non-stop flights from Shanghai to Beijing?
You’ll find 3 airlines that fly nonstop from Hongqiao Intl. Airport (SHA) to Beijing (PEK-Capital Intl.), so get ready to hit that beautiful “book” button. One of these top carriers will have your ideal flight:

  • China Eastern Airlines
  • Air China
  • Hainan Airlines

What is the shortest flight from Shanghai to Beijing?
With the flight from Shanghai (PVG-Pudong Intl.) to Beijing Capital Airport taking a minimum of 3 hours, you’ll have enough time to enjoy the flying experience. Indulge in an in-flight wine and sink into your seat with a riveting novel or movie.
What airlines fly from Shanghai to Beijing most frequently?
The carriers that fly frequently between Hongqiao Intl. Airport (SHA) and PEK include China Eastern Airlines (MU). This popular option operates 729 flights on the route each month. If you can’t find the right flight there, take a look at Air China (CA). This airline is a terrific alternative and has 451 flights between Shanghai and Beijing each month.
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Beijing?
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 Beijing 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 Beijing with flexible change policies?
In most cases you’ll have the option to reschedule your flight to Beijing 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 Orbitz.com from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

Fare, taxes & fees: Fares include all taxes and fees, except baggage fees. Rates shown reflect fares found by other Orbitz users over the past 7 days. Due to rapidly changing airline prices & seat availability, these fares may no longer be available.

Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.

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.