The cheapest times to fly from LWS to SHA are

  • February 12th to June 3rd (except the weeks of April 30th and May 7th)
  • August 20th to September 16th (except the week of August 27th)
  • October 15th to December 9th

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 LWS to SHA is early April. Prices can be as high as $4613 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $696 for Thursday flights around early April.


When to Fly to Shanghai

Flying from Lewiston, ID (LWS) to Shanghai (SHA) will usually cost between $994 to $3216 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early April with an average ticket price of $1040. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $3300. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2260 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1512 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LWS to SHA flight.

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

LWS to SHA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LWS to SHA flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Lewiston. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SHA, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LWS. 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 $257 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1614. Return trip prices are from the SHA to LWS 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 LWS to SHA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 42 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 LWS to SHA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Pudong Airport (PVG) in Shanghai

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from SHA
  • Usually 17.76% less expensive than SHA
  • 2-layover flights available

See LWS to PVG flights


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

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (LWS > LAX > SHA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1009
  • Average savings: $503 (33.28%)

See LWS to LAX flights

Hack #2: San Jose, CA (LWS > SJC > SHA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1036
  • Average savings: $476 (31.46%)

See LWS to SJC flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (LWS > SFO > SHA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1073
  • Average savings: $439 (29.04%)

See LWS to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, ANA, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, JAL, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Hongqiao International Airport to Lewiston Nez Perce County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5959 miles or 9590 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LWS to SHA flight is about 11 hour 42 minutes.

How many flights go between Lewiston, ID and Shanghai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from LWS to SHA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LWS
Origination airport name Lewiston Nez Perce County Airport
City Lewiston, ID
Country the United States
Latitude 46.4
Longitude -117

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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