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$563 Find cheap flights from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai departing on 9/5. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often from within our search results in flight searches from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai, as well as popular online travel agencies
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Cheap flight deals from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai (WAS-SHA)

 
These are the cheapest deals for flights from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai currently on KAYAK along with options from the most popular airlines KAYAK users selected for this route. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.

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Recent one-way flight deals from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai

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The cheapest plane tickets to Shanghai found on KAYAK recently.
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9:25 pm - 5:10 pmIAD-PVG
30h 45m1 stop
10:50 pm - 11:00 amPVG-IAD
25h 10m1 stop
$1,069Turkish Airlines
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Mon, Nov 11 - Thu, Dec 12
9:50 pm - 4:45 pmIAD-PVG
30h 55m1 stop
10:50 pm - 11:00 amPVG-IAD
25h 10m1 stop
$1,070Turkish Airlines
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Wed, Oct 16 - Mon, Nov 4
12:00 pm - 4:50 pmIAD-PVG
40h 50m1 stop
1:10 am - 5:10 amPVG-IAD
40h 00m1 stop
$1,096Egypt Air
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Thu, Sep 19 - Thu, Oct 17
12:00 pm - 4:50 pmIAD-PVG
40h 50m1 stop
1:10 am - 5:10 amPVG-IAD
40h 00m1 stop
$1,115Egypt Air
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Tue, Aug 27 - Thu, Sep 12
9:05 pm - 4:30 pmIAD-PVG
31h 25m1 stop
12:35 am - 4:10 pmPVG-IAD
27h 35m1 stop
$1,145Qatar Airways
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Wed, Sep 18 - Tue, Sep 24
9:05 pm - 4:30 pmIAD-PVG
31h 25m1 stop
12:35 am - 4:10 pmPVG-IAD
27h 35m1 stop
$1,180Qatar Airways
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Sun, Sep 8 - Fri, Sep 20
12:00 pm - 4:50 pmIAD-PVG
40h 50m1 stop
2:05 am - 1:30 pmPVG-IAD
23h 25m1 stop
$1,244
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Tue, Sep 3 - Mon, Sep 16
12:00 pm - 4:50 pmIAD-PVG
40h 50m1 stop
2:05 am - 1:30 pmPVG-IAD
23h 25m1 stop
$1,249
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Sun, Sep 1 - Mon, Sep 16
4:35 pm - 1:55 pmIAD-SHA
32h 20m2 stops
9:30 pm - 2:10 pmSHA-IAD
29h 40m1 stop
$1,462Air China
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Tue, Nov 12 - Mon, Dec 9
5:30 pm - 9:55 amIAD-SHA
27h 25m2 stops
7:45 am - 2:10 pmSHA-IAD
19h 25m1 stop
$1,501Air China
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Mon, Nov 11 - Tue, Dec 10
12:00 pm - 4:50 pmIAD-PVG
40h 50m1 stop
$563Egypt Air
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Thu, Sep 5
12:00 pm - 4:50 pmIAD-PVG
40h 50m1 stop
$574Egypt Air
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Sun, Aug 11
7:10 pm - 5:30 amIAD-PVG
46h 20m3 stops
Sun, Aug 11
7:10 pm - 10:40 pmIAD-PVG
39h 30m3 stops
Wed, Aug 7
9:50 pm - 4:45 pmIAD-PVG
30h 55m1 stop
$697Turkish Airlines
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Tue, Aug 6
4:40 pm - 4:45 pmIAD-PVG
36h 05m1 stop
$707Turkish Airlines
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Mon, Aug 5
7:02 am - 2:30 pmIAD-PVG
43h 28m2 stops
$873Philippine Airlines
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Wed, Oct 23
9:05 pm - 4:30 pmIAD-PVG
31h 25m1 stop
$878Qatar Airways
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Sun, Sep 15
9:05 pm - 4:30 pmIAD-PVG
31h 25m1 stop
$885Qatar Airways
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Tue, Jul 9
5:57 pm - 2:30 pmIAD-PVG
32h 33m2 stops
$951Philippine Airlines
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Fri, Sep 6
9:05 pm - 4:30 pmIAD-PVG
31h 25m1 stop
12:35 am - 8:45 amPVG-IAD
44h 10m1 stop
$1,592Qatar Airways
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Wed, May 29 - Tue, Jul 23
9:05 pm - 10:05 pmIAD-PVG
37h 00m2 stops
12:35 am - 8:45 amPVG-IAD
44h 10m1 stop
$1,796
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Wed, May 29 - Tue, Jul 23
10:55 am - 3:30 pmIAD-PVG
40h 35m1 stop
7:15 am - 8:40 amPVG-IAD
37h 25m1 stop
$1,862Emirates
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Wed, May 29 - Wed, Jul 24
12:15 pm - 12:35 amIAD-PVG
24h 20m1 stop
1:35 am - 3:50 pmPVG-IAD
26h 15m1 stop
$2,068ANA
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Wed, May 29 - Tue, Jul 23
5:35 pm - 10:00 amIAD-SHA
28h 25m2 stops
7:55 am - 3:10 pmSHA-IAD
19h 15m1 stop
$2,203Air China
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Sat, Jun 1 - Sat, Jun 8
6:00 pm - 2:50 pmDCA-PVG
32h 50m2 stops
5:00 pm - 9:22 amPVG-DCA
28h 22m2 stops
$2,211American Airlines
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Sat, Jun 1 - Sat, Jun 8
6:00 pm - 2:50 pmDCA-PVG
32h 50m2 stops
5:00 pm - 9:05 amPVG-DCA
28h 05m1 stop
$2,213American Airlines
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Sat, Jun 1 - Sat, Jun 8
10:55 am - 10:20 pmIAD-PVG
23h 25m1 stop
7:15 am - 11:52 pmPVG-IAD
52h 37m2 stops
$2,322Emirates
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Sun, Jun 2 - Mon, Aug 12
6:32 am - 10:40 pmIAD-SHA
28h 08m2 stops
2:45 pm - 7:29 amSHA-IAD
28h 44m2 stops
$2,579Air China
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Sun, Jun 2 - Mon, Aug 12
12:15 pm - 10:35 amIAD-PVG
34h 20m2 stops
1:35 am - 8:57 pmPVG-IAD
31h 22m2 stops
$2,887ANA
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Sun, Jun 2 - Sun, Aug 11

Flights from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai?

The average price of all flights from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If your flying dates are flexible, you should consider flying to Shanghai on a Sunday, as we generally find the cheapest rates on that day for this route. On the other hand, Saturday is the most expensive day to fly from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai. For your return ticket, we recommend flying on a Thursday and avoiding Tuesdays for the best deals.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai is February, where tickets cost $1,247 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are July and December, where the average cost of tickets is $2,182 and $2,079 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 49 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 3 days, Egypt Air offered the best one-way deal for that route, at $563. KAYAK users also found Washington, D.C. to Shanghai round-trip flights on Turkish Airlines from $1,069 and on Egypt Air from $1,096.

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Flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Shanghai Pudong Airport

When to book flights from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated round-trip price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or round-trips with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking flights from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai

  • Which other cities can I connect to from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)?

    Flights from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai will give you an opportunity to visit some of the cities in China comfortably while using Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) as your departure station. You can explore Hangzhou, Huangshan, Wuxi, and Nanjing.

  • Which airline among those flying from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai is more eco-friendly?

    Consider reserving your ticket with Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, and ANA if you want to fly in an eco-friendly aircraft. These airlines feature planes whose engines are fuel-filled and feature a program that deals with carbon emission reduction.

  • What are the common layover airports for flights from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai?

    Always expect to have several layovers on long flights, such as flights from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai. For instance, if flying with United Airlines and Eva Air, expect stops at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). When using Qatar Airways, you’ll stop at Hamad International Airport (DOH), and Tokyo International Airport (HND) when flying with Emirates.

  • Which airline(s) among those flying from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai have the option to upgrade from economy to first class?

    If you book economy with Japan Airlines and Qatar Airways, you can select to upgrade to first class by paying a modest fee to your ticket. You can fly first class for less money if you take advantage of this opportunity than if you book directly in first class.

  • What is the cheapest flight from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai was $563 for a one-way ticket and $1,069 for a round-trip.

  • Do I need a passport to fly between Washington, D.C. and Shanghai?

    Yes, you'll most likely have to show a valid passport before boarding the plane in Washington, D.C. and on arrival in Shanghai.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai?

    Washington, D.C. is served by 2 major airports and there are 2 airports in Shanghai. You will leave Washington, D.C. from one of these airports: Washington, D.C. Reagan-National or Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl. You will be arriving in Shanghai at one of these airports: Shanghai Pu Dong or Shanghai Hongqiao Intl.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai?

    We unfortunately don’t have that data for this specific route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai?

    Star Alliance, oneworld, and SkyTeam are the airline alliances operating flights between Washington, D.C. and Shanghai, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • What is the most popular layover when flying to Shanghai from Washington, D.C.?

    Tokyo is the most popular layover city among KAYAK users traveling from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Shanghai from Washington, D.C. is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Shanghai with an airline and back to Washington, D.C. with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Shanghai from Washington, D.C. up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai

  • Flights from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai typically leave from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). To connect easily from the city center to DCA for a flight, consider taking the Metro system’s Blue and Yellow Lines, located centrally in the city.
  • Flying with kids on long flights such as flights from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai can be difficult and tiresome. To avoid this, consider reserving your ticket with Japan Airlines or Qatar Airways, which features onboard kids’ amenities such as video games, family movies, complimentary snacks, and bassinets.
  • If you have a person with limited mobility, or you are one of them, consider consulting with your airline during your ticket reservation on how to access some of the special services offered in the airport. DCA and PVG offer special services such as the wheelchair, accessible parking, and first boarding of the PRMs.
  • If you plan to fly with your four-legged companion on flights from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai, consider reserving your ticket with Japan Airlines or Korean Air, which features pet relief areas at the departure and arrival stations. However, your pet should not way more than 20 lbs if you plan to fly with it in a cabin.
  • Upon landing at Shanghai through Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) for a holiday vacation, consider using the onsite car rentals to visit some of the tourist sites – such as Shanghai Wild Animal Park and Waterfall Clock – located some miles from the airport. You’ll reserve your car model at the car counter located at Terminal 1 near the baggage claim area.
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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
9/5Thu
1 stopEgypt Air
40h 50mIAD-PVG
$563
8/11Sun
1 stopEgypt Air
40h 50mIAD-PVG
$574
8/11Sun
3 stops
46h 20mIAD-PVG
$613
8/7Wed
3 stops
39h 30mIAD-PVG
$638
8/6Tue
1 stopTurkish Airlines
30h 55mIAD-PVG
$697
8/5Mon
1 stopTurkish Airlines
36h 05mIAD-PVG
$707
10/23Wed
2 stopsPhilippine Airlines
43h 28mIAD-PVG
$873
9/15Sun
1 stopQatar Airways
31h 25mIAD-PVG
$878
7/9Tue
1 stopQatar Airways
31h 25mIAD-PVG
$885
9/6Fri
2 stopsPhilippine Airlines
32h 33mIAD-PVG
$951

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Last minute flights from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Washington, D.C. to Shanghai that are departing in the next 10 days.
5/29Wed
multi-stopQatar Airways
31h 25mIAD-PVG
7/23Tue
multi-stopQatar Airways
44h 10mPVG-IAD
$1,592
5/29Wed
multi-stop
37h 00mIAD-PVG
7/23Tue
multi-stop
44h 10mPVG-IAD
$1,796
5/29Wed
multi-stopEmirates
40h 35mIAD-PVG
7/24Wed
multi-stopEmirates
37h 25mPVG-IAD
$1,862
5/29Wed
multi-stopANA
24h 20mIAD-PVG
7/23Tue
multi-stopANA
26h 15mPVG-IAD
$2,068
6/1Sat
multi-stopAir China
28h 25mIAD-SHA
6/8Sat
multi-stopAir China
19h 15mSHA-IAD
$2,203
6/1Sat
multi-stopAmerican Airlines
32h 50mDCA-PVG
6/8Sat
multi-stopAmerican Airlines
28h 22mPVG-DCA
$2,211
6/1Sat
multi-stopAmerican Airlines
32h 50mDCA-PVG
6/8Sat
multi-stopAmerican Airlines
28h 05mPVG-DCA
$2,213
6/2Sun
multi-stopEmirates
23h 25mIAD-PVG
8/12Mon
multi-stopEmirates
52h 37mPVG-IAD
$2,322
6/2Sun
multi-stopAir China
28h 08mIAD-SHA
8/12Mon
multi-stopAir China
28h 44mSHA-IAD
$2,579
6/2Sun
multi-stopANA
34h 20mIAD-PVG
8/11Sun
multi-stopANA
31h 22mPVG-IAD
$2,887

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