The cheapest times to fly from SHA to ATL are

  • January 29th to March 18th
  • August 27th to January 14th (except the week of January 1st)

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 SHA to ATL is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $4067 for Sunday flights during late May to early June, or as low as $598 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Atlanta

Flying from Shanghai (SHA) to Atlanta, GA (ATL) will usually cost between $764 to $2613 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $741. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late May to early June, with an average price of $2695. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1954 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1235 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SHA to ATL flight.

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

SHA to ATL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SHA to ATL flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Shanghai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ATL, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SHA. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Atlanta, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Shanghai. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $339 (20%) 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 $1133. Return trip prices are from the ATL to SHA 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 SHA to ATL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 45 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SHA to ATL

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 SHA to ATL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (SHA > JFK > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $929
  • Average savings: $306 (24.79%)

See SHA to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (SHA > LAX > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $934
  • Average savings: $301 (24.38%)

See SHA to JFK flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $987
  • Average savings: $248 (20.05%)

See SHA to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Hainan, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Hongqiao International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7651 miles or 12313 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SHA to ATL flight is about 14 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Shanghai and Atlanta, GA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from SHA to ATL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SHA
Origination airport name Hongqiao International Airport
City Shanghai
Country China
Latitude 31.2
Longitude 121.3

Return Airport

Destination code ATL
Destination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4


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