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Cheapest flights to Shanghai airports

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When is the best time to fly to Shanghai?

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Shanghai?

£46 is the cheapest deal found on momondo in the last two weeks for a flight to Shanghai. This flight is from Manila and is 94% cheaper than most flights to Shanghai. To find the cheapest price to Shanghai from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Shanghai?

In general, November is the cheapest month to fly from United Kingdom to Shanghai. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around £366. If you aren’t able to travel to Shanghai during the month of November, then flying in February is also cheap. Prices for this month can be found on momondo for an average of £382.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Shanghai?

In general, most travellers find the cheapest time to book a flight to Shanghai is about 48 days prior to their departure date, when tickets on average are £469. In the past 72 hours, momondo users found flights from United Kingdom to Shanghai for as low as £378.

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 £427. Flights from United Kingdom to Shanghai on a Saturday will generally be more expensive and average around £502. 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 £421. If you have a flexible travel schedule, then try to avoid flying in the afternoon when prices are £479 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.

Is there an alternative airport near Shanghai?

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).

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Shanghai?

The cheapest airport near Shanghai is typically Wuxi Airport, with an average price of £260/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.


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
British Airways
2 Jul
11h 10m
London Heathrow
11h 10m
20:55
Shanghai Pu Dong
6 Aug
07:00
Shanghai Pu Dong
12h 25m
19:25
London Heathrow
British Airways
14 Jul
11h 10m
London Heathrow
11h 10m
20:55
Shanghai Pu Dong
28 Jul
07:00
Shanghai Pu Dong
12h 25m
19:25
London Heathrow
British Airways
2 Jul
11h 10m
London Heathrow
11h 10m
20:55
Shanghai Pu Dong
16 Jul
07:00
Shanghai Pu Dong
12h 25m
19:25
London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
24 Apr
13h 55m
London Heathrow
13h 55m
1 stop
19:00
Shanghai Pu Dong
1 May
19:35
Shanghai Pu Dong
15h 40m
1 stop
11:15
London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
28 May
14h 30m
London Heathrow
14h 30m
1 stop
04:20
Shanghai Pu Dong
4 Jul
06:10
Shanghai Pu Dong
15h 30m
1 stop
21:40
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
18 Jun
14h 30m
London Heathrow
14h 30m
1 stop
04:20
Shanghai Pu Dong
2 Aug
19:35
Shanghai Pu Dong
15h 40m
1 stop
11:15
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.
Multiple Airlines
21 Apr
21h 50m
London Stansted
21h 50m
2 stops
12:15
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
6 May
24h 55m
London Stansted
24h 55m
2 stops
05:20
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
23 Apr
30h 50m
London Gatwick
30h 50m
2 stops
12:15
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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