sha-to-koa

 

The cheapest times to fly from SHA to KOA are

  • July 30th to January 21st (except the week of December 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 KOA is early November. Prices can be as high as $9311 for Friday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $979 for Tuesday flights around early November.

 

When to Fly to Kailua-Kona

Flying from Shanghai (SHA) to Kona, HI (KOA) will usually cost between $1325 to $6141 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $1448. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $5746. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $4298 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $3076 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SHA to KOA flight.

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

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SHA to KOA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SHA to KOA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Shanghai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.37, which is a bit above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to KOA, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SHA. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Kailua-Kona, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Shanghai. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1446 (33%) 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 $2560. Return trip prices are from the KOA to SHA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SHA to KOA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 10 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 SHA to KOA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Molokai Airport (MKK) in Hoolehua, HI

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from KOA
  • Usually 42.38% less expensive than KOA
  • 2-layover flights available

See SHA to MKK flights

Destination alternative #2: Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Hilo, HI

  • 65 miles (105 km) away from KOA
  • Usually 29.85% less expensive than KOA
  • 2-layover flights available

See SHA to ITO flights

Destination alternative #3: Kahului Airport (OGG) in Kahului, HI

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from KOA
  • Usually 8.13% less expensive than KOA
  • 2-layover flights available

See SHA to OGG flights

 

Flight Hacking SHA to KOA

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 KOA — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1076
  • Average savings: $2000 (65.01%)

See SHA to SFO flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1159
  • Average savings: $1917 (62.33%)

See SHA to LAX flights

Hack #3: San Jose, CA (SHA > SJC > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1199
  • Average savings: $1877 (61.01%)

See SHA to SJC flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, ANA, Delta, Hainan, Hawaiian, JAL, Korean Air, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport to Hongqiao International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5101 miles or 8209 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SHA to KOA flight is about 10 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Shanghai and Kona, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from SHA to KOA.

 

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 KOA
Destination airport name Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport
City Kona, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 19.7
Longitude -156

 

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