The cheapest times to fly from HKG to SHA are

  • February 26th to March 25th
  • July 30th to December 31st

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 HKG to SHA is early September. Prices can be as high as $668 for Monday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $162 for Saturday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Shanghai

Flying from Hong Kong (HKG) to Shanghai (SHA) will usually cost between $202 to $663 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $197. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $641. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $444 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $242 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HKG to SHA flight.

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

HKG to SHA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HKG to SHA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Hong Kong. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SHA, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into HKG. Mondays 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 $144 (33%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $274. Return trip prices are from the SHA to HKG 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 HKG to SHA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 22 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from HKG to SHA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Xiaoshan Airport (HGH) in Hangzhou

  • 85 miles (137 km) away from SHA
  • Usually 11.39% less expensive than SHA
  • Nonstop flights available

See HKG to HGH flights

Destination alternative #2: Lishe Airport (NGB) in Ningbo

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from SHA
  • Usually 6.63% less expensive than SHA
  • Nonstop flights available

See HKG to NGB flights

Destination alternative #3: Pudong Airport (PVG) in Shanghai

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from SHA
  • Usually 0.41% less expensive than SHA
  • Nonstop flights available

See HKG to PVG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air Macau, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, EVA Air, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, Korean Air, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Spring, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Hongqiao International Airport to Hong Kong International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 765 miles or 1231 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HKG to SHA flight is about 2 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Hong Kong and Shanghai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from HKG to SHA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code HKG
Origination airport name Hong Kong International Airport
City Hong Kong
Country Hong Kong
Latitude 22.3
Longitude 113.9

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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