The cheapest times to fly from BWI to SHA are

  • January 22nd to April 29th (except the week of January 29th)
  • August 27th to September 30th
  • October 15th 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 BWI to SHA is late March. Prices can be as high as $1877 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $666 for Tuesday flights around late March.


When to Fly to Shanghai

Flying from Baltimore, MD (BWI) to Shanghai (SHA) will usually cost between $668 to $1444 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late March with an average ticket price of $673. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1488. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $815 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $770 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BWI to SHA flight.

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

BWI to SHA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BWI to SHA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Baltimore. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $178 (15%) 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 $844. Return trip prices are from the SHA to BWI 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 BWI 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 22 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 BWI to SHA while comparing.

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

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from SHA
  • Usually 12.41% less expensive than SHA
  • 1-layover flights available

See BWI to PVG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 22 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Hainan, Iberia, JAL, JetBlue, Korean Air, Shanghai Airlines, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Hongqiao International Airport to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7437 miles or 11969 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BWI to SHA flight is about 14 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Baltimore, MD and Shanghai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 82 available flights from BWI to SHA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeBWI
Origination airport nameBaltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
CityBaltimore, MD
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSHA
Destination airport nameHongqiao International Airport


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