The cheapest times to fly from HNL to SHA are
- January 8th to January 21st
- February 19th to April 22nd
- August 20th to December 9th (except the week of October 1st)
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 HNL to SHA is early to mid April. Prices can be as high as $1844 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $748 for Tuesday flights around early to mid April.
When to Fly to Shanghai
Flying from Honolulu, HI (HNL) to Shanghai (SHA) will usually cost between $828 to $1550 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid April with an average ticket price of $891. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1483. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $591 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1163 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HNL to SHA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the HNL to SHA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the HNL to SHA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Honolulu. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, 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 to Shanghai, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Honolulu. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $356 (23%) 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 $1054. Return trip prices are from the SHA to HNL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from HNL 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 9 hour 53 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 HNL to SHA while comparing.
- 27 miles (43 km) away from SHA
- Usually 16.82% less expensive than SHA
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Hacking HNL 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 HNL to SHA — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $897
- Average savings: $266 (22.88%)
- Price for both tickets: $1015
- Average savings: $148 (12.73%)
- Price for both tickets: $1049
- Average savings: $114 (9.81%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from HNL to SHA? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air Macau, Alaska, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, Hawaiian, JAL, Korean Air, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, United, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Hongqiao International Airport to Daniel K Inouye International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 4943 miles or 7955 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from HNL to SHA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop HNL to SHA flight is about 9 hour 53 minutes.
How many flights go between Honolulu, HI and Shanghai?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from HNL to SHA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Daniel K Inouye International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Hongqiao International Airport|
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