The cheapest times to fly from SHI to LEJ are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the weeks of February 12th and February 19th)
  • November 19th to December 16th

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 SHI to LEJ is late January. Prices can be as high as $2951 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $2589 for Wednesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Leipzig

Flying from Shimojishima (SHI) to Leipzig (LEJ) will usually cost between $2589 to $2951 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $2589. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2951. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $362 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2774 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SHI to LEJ flight.

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

SHI to LEJ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SHI to LEJ flight is more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Shimojishima. 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Leipzig, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Shimojishima. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $464 (17%) 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 $2616. Return trip prices are from the LEJ to SHI 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 SHI to LEJ can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 24 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 SHI to LEJ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Hannover Airport (HAJ) in Hannover

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from LEJ
  • Usually 42.36% less expensive than LEJ
  • 2-layover flights available

See SHI to HAJ flights


Flight Hacking SHI to LEJ

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 SHI to LEJ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Hannover (SHI > HAJ > LEJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1798
  • Average savings: $976 (35.18%)

See SHI to LPA flights

Hack #2: Las Palmas (SHI > LPA > LEJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $2286
  • Average savings: $488 (17.59%)

See SHI to HAJ flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SHI to LEJ? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Austrian, China Southern, Finnair, JAL, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Leipzig Halle Airport to Shimojishima Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5789 miles or 9316 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SHI to LEJ?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SHI to LEJ flight is about 11 hour 24 minutes.

How many flights go between Shimojishima and Leipzig?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 32 available flights from SHI to LEJ.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SHI
Origination airport name Shimojishima Airport
City Shimojishima
Country Japan
Latitude 24.8
Longitude 125.1

Return Airport

Destination code LEJ
Destination airport name Leipzig Halle Airport
City Leipzig
Country Germany
Latitude 51.4
Longitude 12.2


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