The cheapest times to fly from ORF to SZX are

  • January 22nd to April 15th (except the week of January 29th)
  • August 27th 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 ORF to SZX is late October. Prices can be as high as $3000 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $939 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Shenzhen

Flying from Norfolk, VA (ORF) to Shenzhen (SZX) will usually cost between $1034 to $2262 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $1205. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2439. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1234 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1816 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORF to SZX flight.

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

ORF to SZX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORF to SZX flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Norfolk. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, 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 Shenzhen, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Norfolk. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $296 (15%) 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 $1552. Return trip prices are from the SZX to ORF 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 ORF 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 15 hour 52 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 ORF to SZX while comparing.

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

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from SZX
  • Usually 35.41% less expensive than SZX
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORF to HKG flights

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

  • 61 miles (98 km) away from SZX
  • Usually 22.63% less expensive than SZX
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORF to CAN flights


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $987
  • Average savings: $829 (45.65%)

See ORF to LAX flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (ORF > JFK > SZX)

  • Price for both tickets: $997
  • Average savings: $820 (45.13%)

See ORF to JFK flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (ORF > BOS > SZX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1052
  • Average savings: $764 (42.07%)

See ORF to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, American, ANA, Asiana, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Shenzhen, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8270 miles or 13309 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORF to SZX flight is about 15 hour 52 minutes.

How many flights go between Norfolk, VA and Shenzhen?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ORF
Origination airport name Norfolk International Airport
City Norfolk, VA
Country the United States
Latitude 36.9
Longitude -76.2

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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