The cheapest times to fly from SHA to LRD are

  • October 15th 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 SHA to LRD is late December. Prices can be as high as $4941 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $1672 for Wednesday flights around late December.


When to Fly to Laredo

Flying from Shanghai (SHA) to Laredo, TX (LRD) will usually cost between $3096 to $3996 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late December with an average ticket price of $2603. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $4075. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1472 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $3611 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SHA to LRD flight.

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

SHA to LRD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SHA to LRD 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 $0.3, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $330 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $3489. Return trip prices are from the LRD 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 LRD 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 36 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 LRD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: McAllen Miller International Airport (MFE) in Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from LRD
  • Usually 52.23% less expensive than LRD
  • 2-layover flights available

See SHA to MFE flights


Flight Hacking SHA to LRD

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 LRD — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1066
  • Average savings: $2546 (70.49%)

See SHA to SFO flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1144
  • Average savings: $2467 (68.32%)

See SHA to LAX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1150
  • Average savings: $2461 (68.15%)

See SHA to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: American, China Southern, Hainan, JAL, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7568 miles or 12179 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SHA to LRD flight is about 14 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between Shanghai and Laredo, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from SHA to LRD.


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 LRD
Destination airport name Laredo International Airport
City Laredo, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 27.5
Longitude -99.5


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