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Departure
Los Angeles
Arrival
Shanghai

Flight time from Los Angeles to Shanghai is 13 hours 55 minutes

Non-Stop flight duration from LAX to PVG is 13 hours 55 minutes (Operated by United Airlines)

The nearest airport to Los Angeles, is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and the nearest airport to Shanghai, is Pu Dong Airport (PVG)

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Distance from Los Angeles to Shanghai is approximately 10420 kilometers.

Flights from Los Angeles to Shanghai • Airlines & Flight Duration

Flights operated by major airlines departing from Los Angeles arrive at Pu Dong Airport or Hongqiao Airport. Shanghai is served by 2 international airports.

Airline & JourneyDuration
United Airlines
LAX ➝ PVG
13 hrs 55 mins
Air China
LAX ➝ PVG
13 hrs 55 mins
Delta Air Lines
LAX ➝ PVG
14 hrs
China Eastern Airlines
LAX ➝ PVG
14 hrs
American Airlines
LAX ➝ PVG
14 hrs 20 mins

Flight time from Los Angeles to Shanghai via Beijing • LAX to SHA via PEK

Flight duration from Los Angeles International Airport to Hongqiao Airport via Beijing Capital International Airport, China on Air China flight is 18 hours 40 minutes

Air China LAX to PEK
12 hrs 50 mins
PEK
 Waiting Time
3 hrs 35 mins
PEK to SHA
2 hrs 15 mins
Total Duration:
18 hrs 40 mins

Flight time from Los Angeles to Shanghai via Seattle, WA • LAX to SHA via SEA

Flight duration from Los Angeles International Airport to Hongqiao Airport via Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, United States on Delta Air Lines flight is 30 hours 15 minutes

Delta Air Lines LAX to SEA
2 hrs 38 mins
SEA
 Waiting Time
13 hrs 57 mins
SEA to SHA
13 hrs 40 mins
Total Duration:
30 hrs 15 mins

How long does it take to fly from Los Angeles to Shanghai?

Non-stop flight time from Los Angeles to Shanghai is around 14 hours 30 minutes.

Fastest one-stop flight between Los Angeles and Shanghai takes close to 16 hours . However, some airlines could take as long as 40 hours based on the stopover destination and waiting duration.

This is the average non-stop flight time from Los Angeles to either of the major airports that serves Shanghai.

Apparantly, connecting flights and direct flights with stopover take longer time than non-stop flights. In such cases, Los Angeles - Shanghai flight time depend on the layover destination specified by your airline or the one you choose while booking your ticket.

Waiting time at intermediate airports could be anywhere between 53 mins to 24 hrs .

Flight time from Los Angeles, United States to airports near Shanghai, China

Direct flight and one stop flight time from Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles to airports nearest to Shanghai is given in the table below

JourneyDestination AirportsDurationStops
LAX - SHA Shanghai, Hongqiao Airport 14 hrs 5 mins Non-Stop
LAX - NKG Nanking/nanjing, Lukou International Airport 19 hrs 45 mins 1 Stop
LAX - NGB Ningbo, Lishe International Airport 19 hrs 15 mins 1 Stop
LAX - HGH Hangzhou, Hangzhou Airport 19 hrs 25 mins 1 Stop

Airlines operating flights between Los Angeles and Shanghai

Los Angeles time is 16 hours behind Shanghai

Current time in Los Angeles, United States : Thu, 28 Jan, 2021,
Los Angeles Timezone: PST (-08:00)

01:42 AM

Current time in Shanghai, China :, Thu, 28 Jan, 2021,
Shanghai Timezone: CST (+08:00)

05:42 PM

LAX to PVG Flight - Los Angeles Airport to Shanghai Airport Flight Route Map

Location of Los Angeles Airport & Shanghai Airport is given below. Click the map to view Los Angeles to Shanghai flight path and travel direction.

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