The cheapest times to fly from DLU to SHA are

  • October 22nd to July 29th

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 DLU to SHA is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $1110 for Saturday flights during early October, or as low as $1029 for Tuesday flights around early to mid July.


When to Fly to Shanghai

Flying from Dali City (DLU) to Shanghai (SHA) will usually cost between $1029 to $1110 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid July with an average ticket price of $1029. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early October, with an average price of $1058. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $29 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1044 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DLU to SHA flight.

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

DLU to SHA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DLU to SHA flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Dali. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.49, which is above 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 $6 (1%) 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 $1039. Return trip prices are from the SHA to DLU 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 DLU to SHA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 23 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking DLU 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 DLU to SHA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Guiyang (DLU > KWE > SHA)

  • Price for both tickets: $796
  • Average savings: $248 (23.77%)

See DLU to KWE flights

Hack #2: Chongqing (DLU > CKG > SHA)

  • Price for both tickets: $918
  • Average savings: $126 (12.03%)

See DLU to CKG flights

Hack #3: Guangzhou (DLU > CAN > SHA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1037
  • Average savings: $7 (0.62%)

See DLU to CAN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Lucky Air, Shenzhen, Tibet Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1331 miles or 2142 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DLU to SHA flight is about 3 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Dali City and Shanghai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from DLU to SHA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DLU
Origination airport name Xiaguan Airport
City Dali City
Country China
Latitude 25.7
Longitude 100.3

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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