The cheapest times to fly from PEK to SHA are

  • July 23rd to August 26th
  • October 8th to March 18th

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 PEK to SHA is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $442 for Thursday flights during early May, or as low as $218 for Sunday flights around early to mid August.


When to Fly to Shanghai

Flying from Beijing (PEK) to Shanghai (SHA) will usually cost between $256 to $442 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid August with an average ticket price of $243. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $421. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $178 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $377 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PEK to SHA flight.

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

PEK to SHA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PEK to SHA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Beijing. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.35, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $26 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $352. Return trip prices are from the SHA to PEK 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 PEK to SHA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 11 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 PEK to SHA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Nantong Xingdong Airport (NTG) in Jiangsu

  • 64 miles (103 km) away from SHA
  • Usually 9.02% less expensive than SHA
  • Nonstop flights available

See PEK to NTG flights

Destination alternative #2: Yangzhou Taizhou Airport (YTY) in Yangzhou

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from SHA
  • Usually 0.27% less expensive than SHA
  • Nonstop flights available

See PEK to YTY flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air Macau, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, Juneyao Airlines, Korean Air, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Hongqiao International Airport to Capital International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 668 miles or 1075 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PEK to SHA flight is about 2 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between Beijing and Shanghai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 58 available flights from PEK to SHA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PEK
Origination airport name Capital International Airport
City Beijing
Country China
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 116.6

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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