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About Flights to Shanghai

Summary info about Shanghai flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

£310

Best Return Price

£876

Fastest flight time

19h 50m

Operated By

2 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Shanghai from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £310 (Manchester to Shanghai Pu Dong).
The best return flight price to Shanghai from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £876 (London Heathrow to Shanghai Pu Dong).
The fastest flight to Shanghai from United Kingdom takes 19h 50m (London Heathrow to Shanghai Pu Dong).
There are 2 airlines operating flights to Shanghai, including China Airlines and Malaysia Airlines.

Cheapest flights to Shanghai airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Shanghai airports from your nearest city or airport
London Heathrow Airport
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM London TO Shanghai

London (LON) to Shanghai Pu Dong Airport (PVG)

Typically, flights to Shanghai from London are cheaper when flying from London to Shanghai Pu Dong, which has an average price of £1,136

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO SHANGHAI FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTNovember41% cheaperFlying from London Heathrow Airport to Shanghai costs on average just £697 in November
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO SHANGHAI FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTJune62% more expensiveIt costs about £1,913 for flights to Shanghai from London Heathrow Airport in June
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO SHANGHAI FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTDecember482% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Shanghai from London Heathrow Airport in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Shanghai?

Flights to Shanghai, China, from the UK, can take between 11 and 15 hours depending on where you fly from and the duration of any stops en route. It is possible to fly to Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Shanghai, from London Heathrow in just over 11 hours. You can also find flights to Shanghai from Manchester airport that will get you to your destination in around 13 hours including one stopover. Flights from Birmingham airport to Shanghai also take around 13 hours and include a single stop.

It is possible to fly directly from London Heathrow to Shanghai airport. However, most other routes from the UK will involve one stopover. When you fly from Manchester or Birmingham Airport to Shanghai, you will likely stopover in Amsterdam during your trip. Meanwhile, cheap Shanghai flight deals from Edinburgh Airport will usually require you to change planes at Heathrow before flying directly on to China.

£68 is the cheapest deal found on momondo in the last two weeks for a flight to Shanghai. This flight is from Guangzhou and is 95% cheaper than most flights to Shanghai. To find the cheapest price to Shanghai from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

The month of November is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to Shanghai from United Kingdom, with most prices found around £652. If you don’t want to visit Shanghai in November, then you should wait until January to fly from United Kingdom, when ticket prices are also cheap, with an average price of £719.

The ideal time to book your flight to Shanghai is 60 days in advance, when prices tend to average £1,136. However, flight prices might be lower outside of this timeframe. For example, people recently found flights to Shanghai from United Kingdom for as low as £876 on momondo.

Users planning a flight to Shanghai during the months of June, July, or August should anticipate rain. There are still things to do in Shanghai even when it's raining, though. 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.

Hikers looking for a more family-friendly day in the great outdoors would be best suited to plan their flight to Shanghai for October and November, when they can visit Century Park and enjoy all that the park has to offer.

Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Shanghai is possible. If you are planning a flight to Shanghai, consider booking flights to Shanghai Pu Dong Airport (19 mi from Shanghai city centre), Suzhou Airport (65 mi from Shanghai city centre), Wuxi Airport (66 mi from Shanghai city centre), Nantong Airport (67 mi from Shanghai city centre) or Hangzhou Airport (93 mi from Shanghai city centre).

The cheapest airport near Shanghai is typically Nantong Airport, with an average price of £462/person. These prices vary based on where travellers are coming from. It is suggested that travellers looking to save money try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

Yes, flights to Minhang are served by Shanghai’s Shanghai Hongqiao Intl airport which is 7.4 mi away.

The airport which is nearest to The Bund is Shanghai Hongqiao Intl. It is 9.5 mi away and is in Shanghai.



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
Malaysia Airlines
1 Nov
LHR06:25London Heathrow
19h 50m
1 stop
PVG02:15Shanghai Pu Dong
30 Nov
PVG11:05Shanghai Pu Dong
31h 20m
1 stop
LHR18:25London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
5 Oct
LHR06:45London Heathrow
17h 40m
1 stop
SHA00:25Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
16 Oct
SHA14:55Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
22h 20m
2 stops
LHR13:15London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
5 Oct
LHR06:45London Heathrow
19h 15m
1 stop
PVG02:00Shanghai Pu Dong
16 Oct
PVG16:40Shanghai Pu Dong
20h 35m
2 stops
LHR13:15London Heathrow
Malaysia Airlines
22 Sep
LHR07:00London Heathrow
20h 15m
1 stop
PVG03:15Shanghai Pu Dong
30 Sep
PVG11:25Shanghai Pu Dong
21h 30m
1 stop
LHR08:55London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
4 Oct
LHR10:20London Heathrow
44h 10m
2 stops
PVG06:30Shanghai Pu Dong
16 Oct
PVG16:40Shanghai Pu Dong
20h 35m
2 stops
LHR13:15London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
29 Sep
LHR05:05London Heathrow
49h 25m
2 stops
PVG06:30Shanghai Pu Dong
13 Oct
PVG16:40Shanghai Pu Dong
20h 35m
2 stops
LHR13:15London Heathrow

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Shanghai

If you're looking for one-way flights from United Kingdom to Shanghai, view some of our deals below.
Multiple Airlines
4 Nov
MAN13:40Manchester
46h 25m
3 stops
PVG11:05Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
6 Nov
BHX16:50Birmingham
42h 15m
3 stops
PVG11:05Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
8 Nov
LHR02:00London Heathrow
33h 05m
3 stops
PVG11:05Shanghai Pu Dong

Which airlines fly to Shanghai?

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

Which airlines fly to Shanghai?

When flying to Shanghai from United Kingdom, momondo travellers will most often fly with one of these popular airlines: Air France, KLM, Emirates or Hainan Airlines. Depending on what airport in United Kingdom you fly from, you may be able to find flights with any of these popular airlines.


Airports near Shanghai

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

How to get to the city centre of Shanghai from the airport

You can take a bus, taxi, Maglev Train, or metro from Shanghai Airport to the city. You can also hire a car at the airport to take you to your destination in Shanghai. The Maglev Train is a magnetic levitation train and the line is the first commercially operated high-speed magnetic levitation line worldwide. The route rapidly links Pudong International Airport to Longyang Road. Taxis are located outside the Arrivals Hall of both terminals and it is only a short drive to reach the city centre. You can also hire a car through the airport's website or take Metro Line 2. There are many stops on the Metro Line so it can take a long time to reach the centre of Shanghai this way.


Popular routes to Shanghai

Most frequently searched flights to Shanghai along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
London to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time11h 35m
Cheapest price£876
Newcastle upon Tyne to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time56h 50m
Cheapest price£1,446
Bangkok to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time12h 55m
Cheapest price£3,216
Edinburgh to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time16h 10m
Cheapest price£4,155
Glasgow to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time21h 15m
Cheapest price£2,149
Paris to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time17h 30m
Cheapest price£1,513
Manchester to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time21h 10m
Cheapest price£1,419
Bristol to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time29h 35m
Cheapest price£3,868
Berlin to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time39h 35m
Cheapest price£1,564
Amsterdam to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time18h 45m
Cheapest price£1,703
Dubai to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time19h 35m
Cheapest price£922
Copenhagen to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time24h 30m
Cheapest price£1,249
Birmingham to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time20h 35m
Cheapest price£1,761
Athens to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time61h 25m
Cheapest price£6,682
Barcelona to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time17h 20m
Cheapest price£1,132
Leeds to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time20h 40m
Cheapest price£2,147
Southampton to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time37h 20m
Cheapest price£3,344
Madrid to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time15h 15m
Cheapest price£488
New York to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time37h 25m
Cheapest price£4,030
Darlington to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time21h 30m
Cheapest price£1,424

Visa requirements for visiting Shanghai

British nationals usually require a visa to visit China. Visa applicants (ages 14-70) need to apply in person at a Visa Application Centre because biometric data (scanned fingerprints) will need to be provided. This data may then be checked by the authorities when entering China to register your entry into the country. If you intend to transit goods while in China, visa waivers can be made in certain places. Take a look at the Visa Application Service Centre website to find out more.


Start planning your trip to Shanghai


Best things to do and see in Shanghai

In winter, Shanghai can be bitterly cold so wrap up warm. Take a trip to the Oriental Pearl with its spinning restaurant and transparent floor observation. Why not take a day trip to Zhujiajiao Water Town, known as the Venice of Shanghai, with its wonderful waterways, bridges, streets and buildings dating back to the Ming and Qing dynasties? In summer, when the weather is warmer, you can enjoy the Ming Dynasty Garden with its colourful pagodas and dragon decorations. The Shanghai Tower is a popular place to admire a view of the city. You can enjoy the exhibits at Shanghai Museum and marvel at the ancient ceramics, ancient bronzes and ancient sculptures. There are plenty of wonderful places to shop, such as in Tianzifang and Nanjing Road. Tianzifang is popular for its tea culture and Nanjing Road has retailers from all over the world.


Why use momondo?

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