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The cheapest times to fly from SHA to SCE are

  • January 29th to April 22nd
  • June 11th to June 24th
  • September 10th to September 23rd
  • October 8th to December 2nd

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 SCE is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $2429 for Saturday flights during mid to late August, or as low as $475 for Wednesday flights around mid to late November.

 

When to Fly to State College

Flying from Shanghai (SHA) to State College, PA (SCE) will usually cost between $953 to $1977 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $947. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late August, with an average price of $2198. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1251 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1264 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SHA to SCE flight.

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

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SHA to SCE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SHA to SCE 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 $0.11, which is far below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SCE, and Tuesday 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 $207 (14%) 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 $1286. Return trip prices are from the SCE 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 SCE 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 8 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 SCE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 131 miles (211 km) away from SCE
  • Usually 22.28% less expensive than SCE
  • 2-layover flights available

See SHA to BWI flights

Destination alternative #2: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from SCE
  • Usually 23.31% less expensive than SCE
  • 2-layover flights available

See SHA to DCA flights

Destination alternative #3: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, DC

  • 133 miles (214 km) away from SCE
  • Usually 21.96% less expensive than SCE
  • 1-layover flights available

See SHA to IAD flights

Destination alternative #4: Elmira/Corning Regional Airport (ELM) in Elmira/Corning, NY

  • 103 miles (166 km) away from SCE
  • Usually 6.29% less expensive than SCE
  • 2-layover flights available

See SHA to ELM flights

Destination alternative #5: Greater Binghamton/Edwin A. Link Field Airport (BGM) in Binghamton, NY

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from SCE
  • Usually 9.26% less expensive than SCE
  • 2-layover flights available

See SHA to BGM flights

Destination alternative #6: Erie International/Tom Ridge Field Airport (ERI) in Erie, PA

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from SCE
  • Usually 5.58% less expensive than SCE
  • 2-layover flights available

See SHA to ERI flights

 

Flight Hacking SHA to SCE

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 SCE — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $995
  • Average savings: $269 (21.25%)

See SHA to SFO flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1031
  • Average savings: $233 (18.4%)

See SHA to LAX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1095
  • Average savings: $169 (13.34%)

See SHA to BOS flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: China Southern, Delta, Hainan, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from University Park Airport to Hongqiao International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7309 miles or 11763 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SHA to SCE flight is about 14 hour 8 minutes.

How many flights go between Shanghai and State College, PA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from SHA to SCE.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeSHA
Origination airport nameHongqiao International Airport
CityShanghai
CountryChina
Latitude31.2
Longitude121.3

Return Airport

Destination codeSCE
Destination airport nameUniversity Park Airport
CityState College, PA
Countrythe United States
Latitude40.9
Longitude-77.8

 

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