The cheapest times to fly from SHA to TSN are

  • August 20th to September 16th
  • October 15th to July 29th

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 TSN is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $523 for Thursday flights during early October, or as low as $500 for Sunday flights around early to mid July.


When to Fly to Tianjin

Flying from Shanghai (SHA) to Tianjin (TSN) will usually cost between $509 to $523 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid July with an average ticket price of $509. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early October, with an average price of $523. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $14 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $516 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SHA to TSN flight.

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

SHA to TSN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SHA to TSN flight is 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 $0.54, which is above average.


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 $3 (1%) 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 $513. Return trip prices are from the TSN 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 TSN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 3 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from SHA to TSN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Capital International Airport (PEK) in Beijing

  • 77 miles (124 km) away from TSN
  • Usually 26.94% less expensive than TSN
  • Nonstop flights available

See SHA to PEK flights


Flight Hacking SHA to TSN

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 TSN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Hong Kong (SHA > HKG > TSN)

  • Price for both tickets: $509
  • Average savings: $8 (1.45%)

See SHA to HKG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air Macau, Cathay Dragon, Chengdu Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CUA, EVA Air, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Spring, Tianjin Airlines, Tibet Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 592 miles or 953 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SHA to TSN flight is about 2 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Shanghai and Tianjin?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from SHA to TSN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSHA
Origination airport nameHongqiao International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeTSN
Destination airport nameBinhai Airport


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