The cheapest times to fly from SZX to SHA are

  • April 16th to June 10th (except the week of May 28th)
  • July 16th to September 2nd
  • October 8th to December 31st

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 SZX to SHA is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $503 for Thursday flights during early October, or as low as $271 for Sunday flights around early to mid August.


When to Fly to Shanghai

Flying from Shenzhen (SZX) to Shanghai (SHA) will usually cost between $289 to $503 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid August with an average ticket price of $294. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early October, with an average price of $503. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $209 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $490 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SZX to SHA flight.

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

SZX to SHA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SZX to SHA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Shenzhen. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.41, which is a bit 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 $22 (5%) 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 $429. Return trip prices are from the SHA to SZX 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 SZX to SHA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 20 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 SZX to SHA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Shuofang Airport (WUX) in Wuxi

  • 57 miles (92 km) away from SHA
  • Usually 27.96% less expensive than SHA
  • Nonstop flights available

See SZX to WUX flights

Destination alternative #2: Lishe Airport (NGB) in Ningbo

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from SHA
  • Usually 21.02% less expensive than SHA
  • Nonstop flights available

See SZX to NGB flights

Destination alternative #3: Nantong Xingdong Airport (NTG) in Jiangsu

  • 64 miles (103 km) away from SHA
  • Usually 11.02% less expensive than SHA
  • Nonstop flights available

See SZX to NTG flights

Destination alternative #4: Xiaoshan Airport (HGH) in Hangzhou

  • 85 miles (137 km) away from SHA
  • Usually 9.18% less expensive than SHA
  • Nonstop flights available

See SZX to HGH flights

Destination alternative #5: Pudong Airport (PVG) in Shanghai

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from SHA
  • Usually 5.92% less expensive than SHA
  • Nonstop flights available

See SZX to PVG flights

Destination alternative #6: Benniu Airport (CZX) in Changzhou

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from SHA
  • Usually 7.35% less expensive than SHA
  • Nonstop flights available

See SZX to CZX flights


Flight Hacking SZX to SHA

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 SZX to SHA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Taipei (SZX > TPE > SHA)

  • Price for both tickets: $485
  • Average savings: $5 (1.02%)

See SZX to TPE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Chengdu Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CUA, Hainan, Hebei Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Lucky Air, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Spring, Tianjin Airlines, Tibet Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Hongqiao International Airport to Bao’an International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 751 miles or 1209 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SZX to SHA flight is about 2 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between Shenzhen and Shanghai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 50 available flights from SZX to SHA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SZX
Origination airport name Bao’an International Airport
City Shenzhen
Country China
Latitude 22.6
Longitude 113.8

Return Airport

Destination code SHA
Destination airport name Hongqiao International Airport
City Shanghai
Country China
Latitude 31.2
Longitude 121.3


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