The cheapest times to fly from AUS to SHA are
- February 5th to April 15th
- August 20th to December 9th
based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from AUS to SHA is early November. Prices can be as high as $2507 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $612 for Wednesday flights around early November.
When to Fly to Shanghai
Flying from Austin, TX (AUS) to Shanghai (SHA) will usually cost between $650 to $1426 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $657. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $1638. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $981 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $912 can be considered a good price for a round-trip AUS to SHA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the AUS to SHA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the AUS to SHA flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Austin. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SHA, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into AUS. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $161 (11%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $970. Return trip prices are from the SHA to AUS flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from AUS to SHA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 27 minutes may not be realistic.
Alternative Nearby Airports
Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from AUS to SHA while comparing.
- 27 miles (43 km) away from SHA
- Usually 11.84% less expensive than SHA
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Hacking AUS to SHA
Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from AUS to SHA — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $841
- Average savings: $72 (7.84%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from AUS to SHA? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 20 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Finnair, Hainan, JAL, Korean Air, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Hongqiao International Airport to Austin – Bergstrom International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 7481 miles or 12039 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from AUS to SHA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop AUS to SHA flight is about 14 hour 27 minutes.
How many flights go between Austin, TX and Shanghai?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 81 available flights from AUS to SHA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Austin – Bergstrom International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Hongqiao International Airport|
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