Cheap flights from London to Shanghai

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Flight information for London to Shanghai

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from London to Shanghai
Best price found£612The best flight deal from London to Shanghai found on momondo in the last 72 hours is £612
Fastest flight time11h 10mThe fastest flight from London to Shanghai takes 11h 10m
Direct flightsNoneThere are no direct flights from London to Shanghai. Popular non-direct routes for this connection are London Heathrow Airport - Shanghai Pu Dong Airport, London Heathrow Airport - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport and London Luton Airport - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport.
Airports in Shanghai2 airportsThere 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 August.

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

SWISS

Air China, China Southern, and Etihad Airways 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?

40 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from London to Shanghai is approximately 40 days to departure


Easily compare return flights from London to Shanghai

Below you can see the best fares for your return flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from London to Shanghai by changing tabs
Air China
21 Jan
LHR05:25London Heathrow
11h 15m
PVG16:40Shanghai Pu Dong
17 Feb
PVG22:10Shanghai Pu Dong
12h 15m
LHR10:25London Heathrow
Air China
21 Jan
LHR05:25London Heathrow
11h 15m
PVG16:40Shanghai Pu Dong
17 Feb
PVG22:10Shanghai Pu Dong
12h 15m
LHR10:25London Heathrow
Japan Airlines
2 Nov
LHR15:00London Heathrow
16h 40m
1 stop
PVG07:40Shanghai Pu Dong
12 Nov
PVG13:35Shanghai Pu Dong
19h 50m
1 stop
LHR09:25London Heathrow
Japan Airlines
2 Dec
LHR14:00London Heathrow
16h 40m
1 stop
PVG06:40Shanghai Pu Dong
7 Jan
PVG13:35Shanghai Pu Dong
19h 50m
1 stop
LHR09:25London Heathrow
Japan Airlines
18 Mar
LHR15:00London Heathrow
16h 40m
1 stop
PVG07:40Shanghai Pu Dong
15 Apr
PVG12:05Shanghai Pu Dong
21h 20m
1 stop
LHR09:25London Heathrow
Japan Airlines
2 Dec
LHR14:00London Heathrow
16h 40m
1 stop
PVG06:40Shanghai Pu Dong
7 Jan
PVG08:20Shanghai Pu Dong
25h 05m
2 stops
LHR09:25London 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
Air China
25 Feb
LHR05:25London Heathrow
11h 15m
PVG16:40Shanghai Pu Dong
Air China
7 Jan
LHR05:25London Heathrow
11h 15m
PVG16:40Shanghai Pu Dong
Air China
5 Nov
LHR06:25London Heathrow
11h 15m
PVG17:40Shanghai Pu Dong

Search last-minute flights to Shanghai from London

Find and compare flight prices for your last-minute flight from London to Shanghai
Multiple Airlines
28 Sep
LCY06:00London City
31h 20m
3 stops
PVG13:20Shanghai Pu Dong
5 Oct
PVG05:30Shanghai Pu Dong
15h 15m
1 stop
LCY20:45London City
Multiple Airlines
29 Sep
LHR06:40London Heathrow
30h 40m
3 stops
PVG13:20Shanghai Pu Dong
1 Oct
PVG17:45Shanghai Pu Dong
19h 55m
2 stops
LHR13:40London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
4 Oct
LHR10:05London Heathrow
33h 35m
3 stops
PVG19:40Shanghai Pu Dong
7 Nov
PVG19:10Shanghai Pu Dong
17h 35m
1 stop
LHR12:45London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
1 Oct
LHR06:15London Heathrow
25h 45m
3 stops
SHA08:00Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
3 Oct
SHA06:05Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
27h 45m
2 stops
LHR09:50London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
1 Oct
LHR06:15London Heathrow
25h 45m
3 stops
SHA08:00Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
3 Oct
SHA18:55Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
30h 15m
2 stops
LHR01:10London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
1 Oct
LHR07:25London Heathrow
27h 15m
2 stops
PVG10:40Shanghai Pu Dong
8 Oct
PVG11:25Shanghai Pu Dong
30h 30m
3 stops
LHR17:55London Heathrow

Best airlines flying from London to Shanghai

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from London to Shanghai with momondo
AirlineRatingFree cancellationPrice
Air China
PriceFrom £286
Free cancellation
Rating
7.0
China Southern
PriceFrom £289
Free cancellation
Rating
6.9
Lufthansa
PriceFrom £300
Free cancellation
Rating
7.4
China Eastern
PriceFrom £304
Free cancellation
Rating
7.5
SWISS
PriceFrom £309
Free cancellation
Rating
8.5
KLM
PriceFrom £324
Free cancellation
Rating
7.9
British Airways
PriceFrom £327
Free cancellation
Rating
7.0
Virgin Atlantic
PriceFrom £334
Free cancellation
Rating
9.3
Etihad Airways
PriceFrom £350
Free cancellation
Rating
6.1
Air France
PriceFrom £363
Free cancellation
Rating
7.7

  • Are airlines flying from London to Shanghai offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

    To ease the stress of booking flights, some of our airline partners flying from London to Shanghai are responding to the global pandemic. The following airlines may have a flexible cancellation policy to help accommodate travellers: British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and China Eastern.

  • Which airlines flying from London to Shanghai have COVID-19 safety policies in place?

    Airlines such as Etihad Airways have taken additional precautions to make sure you’re safer whilst travelling. Usage of HEPA filters, scheduled disinfection, enhanced cleaning of aircraft, pre-flight testing, and mask policies are some of the practices implemented by airlines to help keep you safe as you depart from London to Shanghai. Policies will vary by airline.

  • How far is London to Shanghai by plane?

    The straight-line distance from London to Shanghai is 5712.6 mi. Typically, this will take 11h 15m by plane in normal conditions.


Can I fly to Shanghai from London right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from London to Shanghai

Most visitors from London will not be allowed to enter Shanghai.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from London must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Shanghai.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from London are not required to quarantine after entering Shanghai.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be presented upon arrival


Can I fly back to London from Shanghai?

Returning to London from Shanghai

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Shanghai must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to London.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Shanghai are not required to quarantine after entering London.

If you are planning to travel to Shanghai at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

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 time24h 25m
Cheapest price£1,039
Birmingham to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time18h 05m
Cheapest price£1,230
Bristol to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time34h 35m
Cheapest price£1,619
Darlington to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time32h 35m
Cheapest price£1,871
Leeds to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time37h 40m
Cheapest price£2,692
Southampton to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time32h 45m
Cheapest price£4,817
Newcastle upon Tyne to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time48h 30m
Cheapest price£6,241

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