The cheapest times to fly from HRL to SHI are

  • January 15th to March 18th
  • August 20th to October 21st
  • late November to early December

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 HRL to SHI is early October. Prices can be as high as $6159 for Thursday flights during mid November, or as low as $2443 for Monday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Shimojishima

Flying from Harlingen/San Benito, TX (HRL) to Shimojishima (SHI) will usually cost between $2804 to $6100 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $2890. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid November, with an average price of $4497. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1607 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $3301 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HRL to SHI flight.

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

HRL to SHI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HRL to SHI flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Harlingen. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SHI. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Shimojishima. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $441 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $3108. Return trip prices are from the SHI to HRL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from HRL to SHI can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 12 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking HRL to SHI

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 HRL to SHI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Hong Kong (HRL > HKG > SHI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1524
  • Average savings: $1777 (53.83%)

See HRL to HKG flights

Hack #2: Tokyo (HRL > NRT > SHI)

  • Price for both tickets: $2030
  • Average savings: $1272 (38.52%)

See HRL to NRT flights

Hack #3: Singapore (HRL > SIN > SHI)

  • Price for both tickets: $2088
  • Average savings: $1214 (36.76%)

See HRL to SIN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from HRL to SHI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, JAL, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Shimojishima Airport to Valley International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7897 miles or 12709 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from HRL to SHI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HRL to SHI flight is about 15 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between Harlingen/San Benito, TX and Shimojishima?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from HRL to SHI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code HRL
Origination airport name Valley International Airport
City Harlingen/San Benito, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 26.2
Longitude -97.7

Return Airport

Destination code SHI
Destination airport name Shimojishima Airport
City Shimojishima
Country Japan
Latitude 24.8
Longitude 125.1


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