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Shanghai to Los Angeles flights

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Flight Duration Flights between Shanghai and Los Angeles take, on average, 15 h and 57 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight Cheapest price for a one-way flight between Shanghai with Los Angeles found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing Airport The airport Pu Dong is the departure airport operating flights between Shanghai and Los Angeles
Arriving Airport Flights departing Shanghai with Los Angeles as destination arrives at Los Angeles Intl Airport

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Departure Tue, 23 Aug Return Sat, 27 Aug
SHA Shanghai
LAX Los Angeles
return from £2,958
Departure Sat, 10 Sep Return Sat, 10 Sep
SHA Shanghai
LAX Los Angeles
return from £5,674
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.22 USD
British Pound Sterling US Dollar
1 USD = 0.83 GBP
Last checked on 14 August 2022
Train
Local, one-way ticket
194%

Trains are 194% more expensive in Los Angeles than in Shanghai.

Shanghai
£0.49
Los Angeles
£1.44
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
178%

The average meal is 178% more expensive in Los Angeles than in Shanghai.

Shanghai
£4.89
Los Angeles
£13.59
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
80%

Taxis are 80% more expensive in Los Angeles than in Shanghai.

Shanghai
£1.83
Los Angeles
£3.3
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
15%

Coffee is 15% more expensive in Los Angeles than in Shanghai.

Shanghai
£3.57
Los Angeles
£4.11
Shanghai airports
  • ( Hongqiao (SHA)
    How far from city centre: 4 miles
  • ( Pu Dong (PVG)
    How far from city centre: 19 miles
Los Angeles airports
  • ( Los Angeles Intl Airport (LAX)
    How far from city centre: 12 miles
  • ( Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport (BUR)
    How far from city centre: 12 miles
  • ( Van Nuys (VNY)
    How far from city centre: 18 miles
  • ( Whiteman (WHP)
    How far from city centre: 17 miles
  • ( Ontario International (ONT)
    How far from city centre: 36 miles
  • ( Avalon Bay (AVX)
    How far from city centre: 50 miles
K Distance: 6484 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Shanghai to Los Angeles

😷 Is it safe to travel from Shanghai to Los Angeles during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions United States may apply when travelling from Shanghai. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Shanghai to Los Angeles at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Shanghai to Los Angeles is 2958£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Los Angeles expensive to visit compared to Shanghai?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Los Angeles costs an average of 3.30 GBP, 80% more expensive than Shanghai, with a fare of 1.83 GBP, while train tickets costs 194% more in Los Angeles: 1.44 GBP against 0.49 GBP in Shanghai. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 13.59 GBP in Los Angeles, 178% more than the 4.89 GBP in Shanghai. The price of the coffee is around 15% more expensive in Los Angeles, with an average of 4.11 GBP , while in Shanghai the coffee costs 3.57 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Shanghai to Los Angeles?
The most popular months to book a trip from Shanghai to Los Angeles are July, April and May, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Shanghai to Los Angeles?
The best time of the year to go to Los Angeles when flying from Shanghai depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, January is the top 1º month to fly to Los Angeles from Shanghai in terms of searches from our customer, followed by September and July. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, November, August and December are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Shanghai -  Los Angeles.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Shanghai to Los Angeles?
The total flight time between Shanghai and Los Angeles is of around 15:57 hours on average, considering an average distance of 13,437 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Los Angeles compared to Shanghai?
While in Shanghai the temperatures can reach an average of 37.03 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 12.0 mm ,Los Angeles's temperatures can go up to 36.22 ºC during the hot season, with 3.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 1.09 ºC in Los Angeles, compared to the -2.66 ºC average degrees reported in Shanghai. During the winter period, Shanghai can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while Los Angeles have an average of 12.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Shanghai and Los Angeles?
The main airport route flying between Shanghai and Los Angeles is: Pu Dong (PVG) to Los Angeles Intl Airport (LAX). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • China Eastern Airlines.
  • United Airlines.
  • Delta Air Lines.
Airlines with indirect flights from Shanghai to Los Angeles are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Shanghai to Los Angeles are:
  • Air China, stoping in Beijing for 110 minutes minimun.
  • China Eastern Airlines, with 225 minutes scale in Chengdu.
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