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Cheapest one-way trip

$665

Cheapest nonstop round-trip

$2021

Cheapest round-trip

$1334

Average round-trip

$1900

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Travelers usually depart from John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, New York Stewart International Airport, or Newark Penn Station when they travel from New York to Shanghai. Book your trip to arrive at Shanghai Pudong International, or Shanghai Hongqiao International. The distance between New York and Shanghai is 11886 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Cathay Pacific, Emirates, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and China Eastern Airlines. New York and Shanghai have 307 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Shanghai, consider visiting The Bund, Shanghai, China, and Chongming.

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Cathay PacificCPACXYes0
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EmiratesUAEEKNo0
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United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
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China Eastern AirlinesCESMUYes0
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China COVID-19 travel restrictions

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Most travelers from New York, JFK can enter Mainland China, but there are restrictions.

Departure

COVID-19 testing
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions
  • Mandatory COVID-19 test
  • Quarantine is not required
  • Masks are required in certain settings
Visa requirements
  • Visitor visa
Forms and documents
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required for China
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is required
  • Mandatory health declaration form before arrival

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COVID-19 testing
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers
  • Mandatory COVID-19 test
  • Quarantine is not required for vaccinated travelers
Visa requirements
  • Visitor visa
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of COVID-19 vaccination for United States
  • Health pass may be required for public activity
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is required
  • Mandatory travel attestation forms

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.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from New York to Shanghai?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between New York and Shanghai takes around 15 hours.
What is the flight distance between New York and Shanghai?
The flight distance between New York and Shanghai is 11886 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between New York and Shanghai?
Several carriers operate flights between New York and Shanghai. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include China Eastern Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from New York?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as New York and London, Paris, Barcelona, Miami, Mexico City, Orlando, Atlanta, Berlin, Athens, Rome, Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Las Vegas, Dublin, Amsterdam, Fort Lauderdale, Lisbon, Vienna, Prague, Madrid.
What are the most popular routes to and from Shanghai?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Shanghai and Beijing, Los Angeles, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, San Francisco, Tokyo, Bangkok, Xi'an, Chengdu, Taipei, Hong Kong, Singapore, Chicago, Seoul, Phuket City, Manila, Washington, D.C., Osaka, Wuhan, Boston.
Which airports are there in New York?
New York is mainly served by John F. Kennedy International. But there are other airports nearby, including Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, New York Stewart International Airport.
What airports are near New York?
The main airport in New York is John F. Kennedy International. It is also served by Philadelphia International, Bradley International, Rhode Island T. F. Green Int'l Airport, Trenton–Mercer, Long Island MacArthur, Harrisburg International, Albany International, Westchester County, Lehigh Valley International, Atlantic City International.
What airports are near Shanghai?
The main airport in Shanghai is Shanghai Pudong International. It is also served by Hangzhou Xiaoshan International, Ningbo Lishe International, Sunan Shuofang International, Yangzhou Taizhou International, Changzhou Benniu, Nantong Xingdong, Zhoushan Putuoshan.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between New York and Shanghai?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between New York and Shanghai thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between New York and Shanghai can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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