The cheapest times to fly from SHA to PEK are

  • July 23rd to August 26th
  • October 8th 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 PEK is mid August. Prices can be as high as $441 for Thursday flights during early May, or as low as $218 for Sunday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Beijing

Flying from Shanghai (SHA) to Beijing (PEK) will usually cost between $287 to $441 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $243. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $421. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $177 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $377 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SHA to PEK flight.

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

SHA to PEK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SHA to PEK flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Shanghai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.35, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $26 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $353. Return trip prices are from the PEK 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 PEK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 11 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 44 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air China, Air Europa, Air France, Air Macau, Air Transat, Alitalia, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Condor, Delta, Finnair, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, Iberia, Icelandair, JAL, Juneyao Airlines, KLM, Korean Air, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International, United, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 668 miles or 1075 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SHA to PEK flight is about 2 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between Shanghai and Beijing?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 52 available flights from SHA to PEK.


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 PEK
Destination airport name Capital International Airport
City Beijing
Country China
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 116.6


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