The cheapest times to fly from SHA to AUS are

  • January 29th to April 22nd
  • September 3rd to September 23rd
  • October 8th to December 2nd

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 AUS is late October. Prices can be as high as $3577 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $698 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Austin

Flying from Shanghai (SHA) to Austin, TX (AUS) will usually cost between $757 to $2277 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 $763. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $2479. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1717 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1149 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SHA to AUS flight.

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

SHA to AUS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SHA to AUS 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 AUS, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SHA. 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 $161 (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 $1193. Return trip prices are from the AUS 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 AUS 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 27 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SHA to AUS

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 AUS — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $808
  • Average savings: $342 (29.72%)

See SHA to SFO flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (SHA > SFO > AUS)

  • Price for both tickets: $877
  • Average savings: $272 (23.67%)

See SHA to LAX flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (SHA > JFK > AUS)

  • Price for both tickets: $969
  • Average savings: $181 (15.71%)

See SHA to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 22 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Frontier, Hainan, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Austin – Bergstrom International Airport to Hongqiao International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7481 miles or 12039 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SHA to AUS flight is about 14 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between Shanghai and Austin, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 57 available flights from SHA to AUS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSHA
Origination airport nameHongqiao International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeAUS
Destination airport nameAustin – Bergstrom International Airport
CityAustin, TX
Countrythe United States


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