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The cheapest times to fly from SHA to PIA are

  • January 29th to April 22nd
  • August 27th to December 2nd (except the week of 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 PIA is mid February. Prices can be as high as $3212 for Saturday flights during early May, or as low as $873 for Tuesday flights around mid February.

 

When to Fly to Peoria

Flying from Shanghai (SHA) to Peoria, IL (PIA) will usually cost between $983 to $2553 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $1023. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $2704. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1681 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1343 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SHA to PIA flight.

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

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SHA to PIA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SHA to PIA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Shanghai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $489 (28%) 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 $1296. Return trip prices are from the PIA to SHA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SHA to PIA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 45 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 PIA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from PIA
  • Usually 31.20% less expensive than PIA
  • 1-layover flights available

See SHA to ORD flights

Destination alternative #2: Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) in Chicago, IL

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from PIA
  • Usually 18.58% less expensive than PIA
  • 2-layover flights available

See SHA to MDW flights

Destination alternative #3: St Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) in St. Louis, MO

  • 137 miles (220 km) away from PIA
  • Usually 15.26% less expensive than PIA
  • 2-layover flights available

See SHA to STL flights

Destination alternative #4: The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) in Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from PIA
  • Usually 15.19% less expensive than PIA
  • 2-layover flights available

See SHA to CID flights

Destination alternative #5: Quad City International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL

  • 69 miles (111 km) away from PIA
  • Usually 12.96% less expensive than PIA
  • 2-layover flights available

See SHA to MLI flights

 

Flight Hacking SHA to PIA

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 PIA — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $956
  • Average savings: $387 (28.82%)

See SHA to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (SHA > JFK > PIA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1027
  • Average savings: $317 (23.57%)

See SHA to LAX flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (SHA > SFO > PIA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1042
  • Average savings: $301 (22.41%)

See SHA to SFO flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: American, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, JAL, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from General Downing – Peoria International Airport to Hongqiao International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7089 miles or 11409 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SHA to PIA flight is about 13 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Shanghai and Peoria, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from SHA to PIA.

 

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 PIA
Destination airport name General Downing – Peoria International Airport
City Peoria, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 40.7
Longitude -89.7

 

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