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Travelers usually depart from Los Angeles International, Los Angeles, CA Bus Station, Los Angeles, CA - Union Station, Los Angeles - Westwood Amtrak, or Los Angeles, CA - Downtown LA when they travel from Los Angeles to Shanghai. Book your trip to arrive at Shanghai Pudong International, or Shanghai Hongqiao International. The most popular airlines for this route are China Eastern Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Japan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, and Peach Aviation. Los Angeles and Shanghai have 59 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Shanghai, consider visiting The Bund, Shanghai, China, and Chongming.

Check-in for a flight from Los Angeles to Shanghai

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
China Eastern AirlinesCESMUYes0
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Asiana AirlinesAAROZYes0
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Japan AirlinesJALJLYes0
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China Southern AirlinesCSNCZYesNo
Peach AviationAPIMMYesNo

China COVID-19 travel restrictions

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Most travelers from Los Angeles, LAX are not able to enter Mainland China yet.

Departure

COVID-19 testing
  • Entry is restricted for international travelers
  • Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival
  • Mandatory 8-day quarantine
Visa requirements
  • Visitor visa
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of COVID-19 vaccination for mainland China
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is required
  • Mandatory health code application before arrival
  • Mandatory health declaration form before arrival
  • Mandatory health declaration form for Hangzhou
  • Mandatory health declaration form for Nanjing
  • Mandatory health declaration form for Xiamen

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results or recovery certificate is not required for United States
  • Quarantine is not required for vaccinated travelers
Visa requirements
  • Visitor visa
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of COVID-19 vaccination for United States
  • Mandatory travel attestation form

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in China in our dedicated Stories article.

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What are the most popular routes to and from Los Angeles?
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What are the most popular routes to and from Shanghai?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Shanghai and Beijing, New York, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, San Francisco, Tokyo, Bangkok, Xi'an, Chengdu, Taipei, Hong Kong, Singapore, Chicago, Seoul, Phuket City, Manila, Washington, D.C., Osaka, Wuhan, Boston.
What airports are near Los Angeles?
The main airport in Los Angeles is Los Angeles International. It is also served by San Diego International, Tijuana International, Ontario International, John Wayne, Hollywood Burbank, Palm Springs International, Santa Barbara Municipal, Santa Maria Public, Long Beach, Meadows Field.
What airports are near Shanghai?
The main airport in Shanghai is Shanghai Pudong International. It is also served by Hangzhou Xiaoshan International, Sunan Shuofang International, Nantong Xingdong, Changzhou Benniu, Ningbo Lishe International, Yangzhou Taizhou International, Zhoushan Putuoshan.
What buses and trains depart from Los Angeles?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Los Angeles, including Amtrak train.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Los Angeles and Shanghai?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Los Angeles and Shanghai thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Los Angeles and Shanghai can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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Which airlines fly between Los Angeles and Shanghai?
Currently, you can fly between Los Angeles and Shanghai with China Eastern Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Japan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Peach Aviation.
When's the best time to travel between Los Angeles and Shanghai?
If you don’t have specific dates for your trip between Los Angeles and Shanghai, you can enter a date range into the departure and return fields. Most carriers on the Kiwi.com website allow you to search and book up to six months from the day of your search. Order the search results by the best, cheapest, or fastest route, or find the cheapest outbound and return combination in the pricing table.
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