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Cheap flights from London to Shanghai from £253

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Best price found

£253

Fastest flight time

10h 55m

Direct flights

Every day

Airports in Shanghai

2 airports
The best one-way flight to Shanghai from London in the past 72 hours is £253. The best return flight deal from London to Shanghai found on momondo in the last 72 hours is £364.
The fastest flight from London to Shanghai takes 10h 55m
Direct flights go from London to Shanghai every day.
There are 2 airports near Shanghai: Shanghai Pu Dong (PVG), Shanghai Hongqiao Intl (SHA)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from London to Shanghai

Look no further. We've gone through all the searches for this route on momondo so you have the important information and insights to find the cheapest flight ticket for your trip

What is the cheapest month to fly from London to Shanghai?

November. The cheapest time of year to fly to Shanghai from London is November. The most expensive is July.

What is the cheapest day to depart London for Shanghai?

Wednesday. The cheapest day of the week is usually Wednesday. The most expensive is usually Saturday.

When is the cheapest time to fly from London to Shanghai?

At midday. London to Shanghai flights are approximately 16% more expensive in the evening than at midday

What is the cheapest airline that flies to Shanghai from London?

Scandinavian Airlines. China Southern, Etihad Airways, and KLM are the most popular carriers operating from London to Shanghai

What is the cheapest London to Shanghai flight route?

London Heathrow - Shanghai Pu Dong. Fly from London Heathrow to Shanghai Pu Dong for the best London - Shanghai flight prices

How far in advance should you book London to Shanghai flights?

28 days before. The cheapest time to buy a flight from London to Shanghai is approximately 28 days to departure

How many flights depart from London to Shanghai on average per week?

The number of flights available between London and Shanghai is 2 per week as of April 2024. The most frequent departure day is Friday, with 50% of weekly flights leaving on this day.

Can stopping save me money on London to Shanghai flights?

You could potentially save up to 16% on your flight if you consider stops on a London to Shanghai flight.

If you are looking to fly from London to Shanghai, you are most likely going to fly from London Heathrow Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport, the most popular airports on that route. When booking your trip to Shanghai, it is helpful to have an alternative airport to fly out of. Good options for departure airports when travelling to Shanghai, you can try London Stansted Airport (in London), London City Airport (in London), or London Gatwick Airport (in London). You may be looking for an airport near Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport to land at when travelling from London and luckily, there are options! You can try Shanghai Pu Dong Airport which is located in Shanghai, Wuxi Airport which is located in Wuxi, or Nantong Airport which is located in Nantong. The cheapest route from London to Shanghai is LHR — PVG with an average price of £413 RT during the month of April.

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport (SHA)£416
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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Shanghai Pu Dong Airport (PVG)£413
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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport (SHA)£675
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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Shanghai Pu Dong Airport (PVG)£675
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London City Airport (LCY) to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport (SHA)£438
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London City Airport (LCY) to Shanghai Pu Dong Airport (PVG)£438
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Easily compare return flights from London to Shanghai

Below you can see the best fares for your return flight route over the next six months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from London to Shanghai by changing tabs
China Southern
21 May
LGW21:20London Gatwick
30h 05m
1 stop
PVG10:25Shanghai Pu Dong
10 Jun
PVG22:05Shanghai Pu Dong
27h 25m
1 stop
LGW18:30London Gatwick
Multiple Airlines
29 Apr
LHR22:00London Heathrow
30h 50m
1 stop
PVG11:50Shanghai Pu Dong
17 May
PVG07:20Shanghai Pu Dong
19h 40m
1 stop
LHR20:00London Heathrow
KLM
14 Jun
LHR09:55London Heathrow
16h 30m
1 stop
PVG09:25Shanghai Pu Dong
18 Jun
PVG11:15Shanghai Pu Dong
28h 45m
1 stop
LHR09:00London Heathrow
Hainan Airlines
17 May
LHR22:00London Heathrow
35h 10m
2 stops
PVG16:10Shanghai Pu Dong
18 Jun
PVG20:30Shanghai Pu Dong
30h 00m
2 stops
LHR19:30London Heathrow
Shenzhen Airlines
15 May
LHR22:05London Heathrow
29h 30m
1 stop
SHA10:35Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
24 May
SHA19:50Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
31h 00m
1 stop
LHR19:50London Heathrow
Air France
10 Jun
LHR17:35London Heathrow
16h 20m
1 stop
PVG16:55Shanghai Pu Dong
17 Jun
PVG11:15Shanghai Pu Dong
27h 45m
2 stops
LHR08:00London Heathrow

Find the cheapest one-way flights from London to Shanghai

If you're looking for one-way flights from London to Shanghai, view some of our deals below provided by Air China, China Southern and Shenzhen Airlines
China Southern
20 Apr
LGW21:20London Gatwick
30h 05m
1 stop
PVG10:25Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
20 Apr
LHR22:00London Heathrow
18h 45m
1 stop
PVG23:45Shanghai Pu Dong
Shenzhen Airlines
28 Apr
LHR22:05London Heathrow
34h 25m
1 stop
SHA15:30Shanghai Hongqiao Intl

Search last-minute flights to Shanghai from London

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China Southern
17 Apr
LHR19:15London Heathrow
17h 35m
1 stop
PVG19:50Shanghai Pu Dong
12 May
PVG07:20Shanghai Pu Dong
18h 10m
1 stop
LHR18:30London Heathrow
Shenzhen Airlines
22 Apr
LHR22:00London Heathrow
29h 35m
1 stop
SHA10:35Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
9 May
SHA19:50Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
31h 10m
1 stop
LHR20:00London Heathrow
Hainan Airlines
17 Apr
LHR22:00London Heathrow
35h 10m
2 stops
PVG16:10Shanghai Pu Dong
28 Apr
PVG16:25Shanghai Pu Dong
34h 05m
2 stops
LHR19:30London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
17 Apr
LHR22:00London Heathrow
18h 45m
1 stop
PVG23:45Shanghai Pu Dong
3 May
PVG17:05Shanghai Pu Dong
33h 55m
1 stop
LHR20:00London Heathrow
Tianjin Airlines
19 Apr
LHR22:00London Heathrow
29h 10m
2 stops
PVG10:10Shanghai Pu Dong
2 May
PVG13:20Shanghai Pu Dong
37h 40m
2 stops
LHR20:00London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
25 Apr
LHR12:35London Heathrow
12h 45m
PVG08:20Shanghai Pu Dong
9 May
PVG11:10Shanghai Pu Dong
14h 40m
LHR18:50London Heathrow

Best airlines flying from London to Shanghai

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Airline
Rating
Free Cancellation
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China SouthernPriceFrom £318Free CancellationRating
7.7
332 reviews
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Virgin AtlanticPriceFrom £359Free CancellationRating
7.7
748 reviews
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British AirwaysPriceFrom £387Free CancellationRating
6.8
6,927 reviews
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Scandinavian AirlinesPriceFrom £389Free CancellationRating
7.4
1,422 reviews
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Air ChinaPriceFrom £417Free CancellationRating
6.9
537 reviews
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KLMPriceFrom £441Free CancellationRating
7.8
1,659 reviews
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Etihad AirwaysPriceFrom £451Free CancellationRating
7.2
1,410 reviews
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China EasternPriceFrom £460Free CancellationRating
7.0
617 reviews
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Shenzhen AirlinesPriceFrom £472Free CancellationRating
6.5
20 reviews
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FinnairPriceFrom £496Free CancellationRating
7.7
1,377 reviews
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China Southern flights from London to Shanghai

Our best China Southern deals on London to Shanghai flight tickets
China Southern
21 May
LGW21:20London Gatwick
30h 05m
1 stop
PVG10:25Shanghai Pu Dong
10 Jun
PVG22:05Shanghai Pu Dong
27h 25m
1 stop
LGW18:30London Gatwick
China Southern
21 May
LGW21:20London Gatwick
30h 05m
1 stop
PVG10:25Shanghai Pu Dong
10 Jun
PVG22:05Shanghai Pu Dong
27h 25m
1 stop
LGW18:30London Gatwick
China Southern
21 May
LGW21:20London Gatwick
30h 05m
1 stop
PVG10:25Shanghai Pu Dong
10 Jun
PVG18:45Shanghai Pu Dong
30h 45m
1 stop
LGW18:30London Gatwick

Shenzhen Airlines flights from London to Shanghai

Our best Shenzhen Airlines deals on London to Shanghai flight tickets
Shenzhen Airlines
15 May
LHR22:05London Heathrow
29h 30m
1 stop
SHA10:35Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
24 May
SHA19:50Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
31h 00m
1 stop
LHR19:50London Heathrow
Shenzhen Airlines
15 May
LHR22:05London Heathrow
29h 30m
1 stop
SHA10:35Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
11 Jun
SHA19:50Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
31h 10m
1 stop
LHR20:00London Heathrow
Shenzhen Airlines
19 Apr
LHR22:05London Heathrow
29h 30m
1 stop
SHA10:35Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
3 May
SHA19:50Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
31h 00m
1 stop
LHR19:50London Heathrow

  • How far is London to Shanghai by plane?

    The straight-line distance from London to Shanghai is 5712.6 mi. Typically, this will take 10h 55m by plane in normal conditions.

  • When did momondo last update prices for flights from London to Shanghai?

    Prices for flights from London to Shanghai refresh daily.

  • How many operators does momondo search for flights from London to Shanghai?

  • How old do you have to be to fly from London to Shanghai?

    The minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, but airlines offering an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service may have their age restrictions, such as regulations concerning flight duration, timing, and layovers. It is recommended that you verify with the airline you are booking with for travel from London to Shanghai.

  • What documentation or ID do you need to fly to Shanghai?

    The required travel and health documents for your Shanghai trip may vary depending on your itinerary and personal circumstances. As a general rule, you should carry multiple documents, including a national ID card or driver's license and a passport valid for six months after your intended arrival at Shanghai. We recommend that you seek guidance from your airline or a reliable third party such as IATA.


What are the benefits of the different airports in London and Shanghai?

Heathrow Airport is one of the most sophisticated airports in Europe. It has several art installations located at its various terminals, each one created by a local British artist. If you have the time, it can be worth exploring the unique installations. You could also access one of the several airport lounges where, with a fee, you get access to unlimited wifi and hot and cold drinks. Once you complete your flights from London to Shanghai, you can get a priority pass to help you get through airport customs and security more quickly. However, this service is often limited, to make it worthwhile for airport guests, so be sure to purchase it as soon as you book your flights; otherwise, you may miss out.


What is the best way to get in and out of airports in London and Shanghai?

A good way to get to Heathrow Airport is to take the London Underground Piccadilly line, which takes around 50 minutes to get to the airport if there are no delays. There is also parking available for airport guests if you do not want to use public transport. You will have to pay a fee for each day your car is parked; although, the airport does also offer weekly deals as well, which can have better value depending on how long your trip is. After your cheap flights from London to Shanghai, you can catch the Maglev line out of the airport to the centre of the city. The journey should not take you more than 30 minutes if there are no delays. You can also take a taxi or hire a car; however, that can often take a lot longer, with a drive time of around 43 minutes, depending on traffic.

Which cities can you get to from Shanghai?

Due to the vast size of the city of Shanghai, there are very few other cities near the airports in the area. The city Yushan is a 6-hour train ride away on the Longyang Road line. However, the journey also requires multiple line changes and even a taxi ride for the last hour or so. If you are looking to travel to the other cities near the airport, it is probably best to book a flight, since you will have to travel a great distance regardless and will likely be at an airport anyway. There are many planes that land at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), since it is a significant commercial hub for the country of China. Suzhou is a city close to Shanghai, and you can get there in roughly 1h 50min on the line 2 railway.


Alternative routes for London to Shanghai

Compare alternative flights to and from nearby airports and cities to discover the best prices and most convenient flight times
Manchester to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time11h 25m
Cheapest price£441
Birmingham to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time15h 00m
Cheapest price£559
Southampton to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time18h 30m
Cheapest price£1,136
Newcastle upon Tyne to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time15h 25m
Cheapest price£532
Bristol to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time17h 05m
Cheapest price£627
Leeds to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time16h 20m
Cheapest price£1,180
Darlington to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time33h 05m
Cheapest price£1,053

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Can I find flights from London to Shanghai with flexible booking policies on momondo?

Yes. All flights to Shanghai from London on momondo can be compared and filtered by various policies on offer, including flexible booking.

How can momondo help me find flights from London to Shanghai?

Once you have performed a search for London to Shanghai flights, momondo helps you find the right one by offering useful filters to narrow down your flight selection. Flights can be filtered by multiple factors such as airline, airport and price; but also by other criteria like aircraft type and payment method.

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Price alerts on flights to Shanghai from London are quick and easy to set up on momondo. Simply perform a search and select the price alert feature. It is as simple as that.


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