The cheapest times to fly from MKE to SZX are

  • February 12th to April 29th
  • September 3rd 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 MKE to SZX is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $2931 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $1342 for Tuesday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Shenzhen

Flying from Milwaukee, WI (MKE) to Shenzhen (SZX) will usually cost between $1414 to $2232 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late November to early December with an average ticket price of $1411. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2274. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $863 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1815 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MKE to SZX flight.

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

MKE to SZX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MKE to SZX flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Milwaukee. 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $204 (11%) 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 $1783. Return trip prices are from the SZX to MKE 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 MKE to SZX can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 50 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 MKE to SZX while comparing.

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

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from SZX
  • Usually 48.84% less expensive than SZX
  • 1-layover flights available

See MKE to HKG flights

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

  • 61 miles (98 km) away from SZX
  • Usually 28.07% less expensive than SZX
  • 1-layover flights available

See MKE to CAN flights


Flight Hacking MKE 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 MKE to SZX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (MKE > LAX > SZX)

  • Price for both tickets: $913
  • Average savings: $903 (49.72%)

See MKE to LAX flights

Hack #2: Vancouver (MKE > YVR > SZX)

  • Price for both tickets: $981
  • Average savings: $834 (45.95%)

See MKE to YVR flights

Hack #3: Seattle, WA (MKE > SEA > SZX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1008
  • Average savings: $807 (44.46%)

See MKE to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, ANA, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, JAL, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Shenzhen, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Bao’an International Airport to General Mitchell International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7698 miles or 12389 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MKE to SZX flight is about 14 hour 50 minutes.

How many flights go between Milwaukee, WI and Shenzhen?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 22 available flights from MKE to SZX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MKE
Origination airport name General Mitchell International Airport
City Milwaukee, WI
Country the United States
Latitude 42.9
Longitude -87.9

Return Airport

Destination code SZX
Destination airport name Bao’an International Airport
City Shenzhen
Country China
Latitude 22.6
Longitude 113.8


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