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When is the best time to fly to Shanghai?

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Shanghai?

Our data shows that Tuesday is the least expensive day to fly to Shanghai. Tickets to fly out on this day can be as low as £464. Flights from United Kingdom to Shanghai on a Saturday will generally be more expensive and average around £546. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Shanghai?

Our data shows that the cheapest United Kingdom to Shanghai flights are usually those with departure times at midday. Our users have found flights to Shanghai at midday for as low as £457. If you have a flexible travel schedule, then try to avoid flying in the afternoon when prices are £520 on average. Flights to Shanghai from United Kingdom in the afternoon are generally more expensive because this time of day is more convenient for travellers’ schedules.

What is there to do in Shanghai when it’s raining?

When planning your flight to Shanghai, it is important to be aware that some months are not as ideal as others. Specifically, the months of June, July, or August could carry a higher chance of rain, as Shanghai sees up to 5.1 inches (130 mm) or more. There are still things to do in Shanghai even when it's raining, but be aware that rain is highly probable in the area. Shopping centres like Cloud Nine Plaza are very popular destinations for those visiting the Shanghai area. Cloud Nine Plaza is a great place to go if you’re looking to spend some time inside.

Is there a good place to hike near Shanghai?

If you’re looking to do your hiking in warmer conditions, consider planning your flight to Shanghai for October and November. Parks like Century Park are popular hot spots in those months.


What are the current travel restrictions for Shanghai?

Currently, China travel restrictions include travel to Shanghai. China has restricted entry and transit to all travelers except Chinese nationals, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan passport holders, and travelers with diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas, or visas issued after March 28, 2020. Travelers arriving at PEK will be given a PCR test and quarantined for 14 days at a designated location in Beijing. Travelers arriving at Shanghai Pudong (PVG) or Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) must undergo Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) and a 14-day quarantine in designated places for medical observation. Airline crew with a layover at the above airports must undergo NAT inside the passenger terminal, then self-isolate at their hotel temporarily before acquiring the NAT results. Airline crew arriving at the above airports will be quarantined after their last shift, and must self-isolate in crew hotels during shift breaks. Travelers arriving at Guangzhou (CAN) or Shenzhen (SZX) who live in or have been in France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, or the United States in the past 14 days must undergo 14-day quarantine at home or in designated places for medical observation. All passengers arriving at SZX will have a PCR test. Travelers arriving at XMN will be quarantined for medical observation at designated hotels for 14 days at their own expense. This does not apply to travelers under 18 years old or above 70 years old, pregnant women, and travelers suffering from illness, who must apply for permission to undergo a 14-day quarantine at home. 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.


Shanghai flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United Kingdom to Shanghai found recently by users on momondo
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Best
Quickest
Multiple Airlines
4 Nov
LHR
London Heathrow
28h 20m
1 stop
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
18 Nov
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
15h 50m
1 stop
LHR
London Heathrow
Etihad Airways
30 Nov
LHR
London Heathrow
17h 15m
1 stop
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
10 Dec
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
20h 25m
1 stop
LHR
London Heathrow
SAS
2 Sep
LHR
London Heathrow
18h 05m
1 stop
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
18 Mar
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
16h 00m
1 stop
LHR
London Heathrow
Turkish Airlines
30 Oct
LGW
London Gatwick
20h 35m
1 stop
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
15 Nov
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
24h 45m
1 stop
LGW
London Gatwick
Multiple Airlines
17 Aug
LGW
London Gatwick
19h 05m
2 stops
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
24 Aug
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
35h 00m
2 stops
LGW
London Gatwick
Etihad Airways
4 Nov
LHR
London Heathrow
17h 15m
1 stop
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
19 Nov
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
20h 25m
1 stop
LHR
London Heathrow

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Shanghai

If you're looking for one-way flights to Shanghai, view some of our deals below.
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Best
Quickest
Multiple Airlines
25 Aug
LGW
London Gatwick
22h 40m
3 stops
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
4 Aug
LGW
London Gatwick
22h 40m
3 stops
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
17 Aug
LGW
London Gatwick
46h 45m
3 stops
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong

Which airlines fly to Shanghai?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Shanghai

Airports near Shanghai

Below you will find all the airports in Shanghai along with their distance from the city centre

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