The cheapest times to fly from BKK to SHA are

  • February 12th to April 1st
  • May 7th to May 20th
  • October 8th to January 7th

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 BKK to SHA is mid December. Prices can be as high as $534 for Sunday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $260 for Tuesday flights around mid December.


When to Fly to Shanghai

Flying from Bangkok (BKK) to Shanghai (SHA) will usually cost between $260 to $489 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid December with an average ticket price of $260. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $510. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $250 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $320 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BKK to SHA flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the BKK to SHA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

BKK to SHA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BKK to SHA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Bangkok. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SHA, and Friday the cheapest day to fly back into BKK. Sundays 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 $21 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $319. Return trip prices are from the SHA to BKK flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from BKK to SHA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 11 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 BKK to SHA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Pudong Airport (PVG) in Shanghai

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from SHA
  • Usually 11.25% less expensive than SHA
  • Nonstop flights available

See BKK to PVG flights

Destination alternative #2: Xiaoshan Airport (HGH) in Hangzhou

  • 85 miles (137 km) away from SHA
  • Usually 2.97% less expensive than SHA
  • Nonstop flights available

See BKK to HGH flights

Destination alternative #3: Lishe Airport (NGB) in Ningbo

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from SHA
  • Usually 2.81% less expensive than SHA
  • Nonstop flights available

See BKK to NGB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BKK to SHA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 20 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air Macau, ANA, Asiana, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Ethiopian, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, Korean Air, Lucky Air, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Spring, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Hongqiao International Airport to Suvarnabhumi International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1780 miles or 2865 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BKK to SHA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BKK to SHA flight is about 4 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between Bangkok and Shanghai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 68 available flights from BKK to SHA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BKK
Origination airport name Suvarnabhumi International Airport
City Bangkok
Country Thailand
Latitude 13.7
Longitude 100.7

Return Airport

Destination code SHA
Destination airport name Hongqiao International Airport
City Shanghai
Country China
Latitude 31.2
Longitude 121.3


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