The cheapest times to fly from GRU to SZX are

  • March 5th to July 1st (except the weeks of April 16th and June 18th)
  • July 23rd to August 12th (except the week of July 30th)
  • October 29th to December 2nd

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 GRU to SZX is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $3539 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $1330 for Tuesday flights around early to mid August.


When to Fly to Shenzhen

Flying from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Shenzhen (SZX) will usually cost between $1429 to $2744 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid August with an average ticket price of $1428. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $3001. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1573 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2343 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GRU to SZX flight.

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

GRU to SZX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GRU to SZX flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from São Paulo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, 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 $847 (35%) 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 $1687. Return trip prices are from the SZX to GRU 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 GRU to SZX can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 21 hour 6 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 GRU to SZX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) in Hong Kong

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from SZX
  • Usually 50.28% less expensive than SZX
  • 1-layover flights available

See GRU to HKG flights

Destination alternative #2: Baiyun International Airport (CAN) in Guangzhou

  • 61 miles (98 km) away from SZX
  • Usually 48.19% less expensive than SZX
  • 1-layover flights available

See GRU to CAN flights


Flight Hacking GRU to SZX

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 GRU to SZX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Johannesburg (GRU > JNB > SZX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1222
  • Average savings: $1122 (47.87%)

See GRU to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (GRU > LAX > SZX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1267
  • Average savings: $1076 (45.92%)

See GRU to JNB flights

Hack #3: Brussels (GRU > BRU > SZX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1305
  • Average savings: $1038 (44.3%)

See GRU to BRU flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from GRU to SZX? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 25 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Alitalia, American, ANA, British Airways, China Airlines, China Southern, COPA, Delta, Etihad, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Korean Air, LATAM, Lufthansa, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Bao’an International Airport to Guarulhos Gov Andre Franco Montoro Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 11180 miles or 17992 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from GRU to SZX?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GRU to SZX flight is about 21 hour 6 minutes.

How many flights go between Sao Paulo and Shenzhen?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from GRU to SZX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeGRU
Origination airport nameGuarulhos Gov Andre Franco Montoro Airport
CitySao Paulo

Return Airport

Destination codeSZX
Destination airport nameBao’an International Airport


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