The cheapest times to fly from SHA to CLT are

  • January 15th to April 22nd (except the week of January 22nd)
  • September 3rd to December 2nd (except the weeks of September 17th and September 24th)

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 CLT is mid October. Prices can be as high as $2776 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $598 for Tuesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Charlotte

Flying from Shanghai (SHA) to Charlotte, NC (CLT) will usually cost between $807 to $1557 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $757. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1829. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1072 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1087 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SHA to CLT flight.

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

SHA to CLT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SHA to CLT flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Shanghai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CLT, and Monday 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 $93 (8%) 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 $1076. Return trip prices are from the CLT 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 CLT 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 42 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SHA to CLT

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 CLT — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $894
  • Average savings: $193 (17.76%)

See SHA to LAX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $992
  • Average savings: $95 (8.7%)

See SHA to JFK flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (SHA > BOS > CLT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1037
  • Average savings: $50 (4.6%)

See SHA to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Hongqiao International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7624 miles or 12270 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SHA to CLT flight is about 14 hour 42 minutes.

How many flights go between Shanghai and Charlotte, NC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from SHA to CLT.


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 CLT
Destination airport name Charlotte Douglas International Airport
City Charlotte, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 35.2
Longitude -80.9


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