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Travel Restriction Alert

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak may impact travel to Shanghai. Current restrictions to Shanghai are based on China travel restrictions.
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Cheapest flights to Shanghai airports

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

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Manchester TO Shanghai

Manchester (MAN) to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport (SHA)

Typically, flights to Shanghai from Manchester are cheaper when flying from Manchester to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl, which has an average price of £450

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO SHANGHAI FROM MANCHESTERNovember19% cheaperFlying from Manchester to Shanghai costs on average just £364 in November
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO SHANGHAI FROM MANCHESTERDecember34% more expensiveIt costs about £603 for flights to Shanghai from Manchester in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO SHANGHAI FROM MANCHESTERSeptember568% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Shanghai from Manchester in September than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Shanghai?

  • What is the absolute cheapest flight to Shanghai?

    £49 is the cheapest deal found on momondo in the last two weeks for a flight to Shanghai. This flight is from Zhangjiajie and is 89% 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?

    The month of November is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to Shanghai from United Kingdom, with most prices found around £363. If you don’t want to visit Shanghai in November, then you should wait until February to fly from United Kingdom, when ticket prices are also cheap, with an average price of £379.

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

    The ideal time to book your flight to Shanghai is 48 days in advance, when prices tend to average £465.

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

    On average, the least expensive day to fly to Shanghai from United Kingdom is on a Tuesday. momondo users have found tickets for Tuesday departures for as low as £427. However, this price may fluctuate depending on the airline, the season, and holidays. Be sure to avoid booking your departure on a Saturday as prices are generally higher than usual. According to our data, the average ticket price to Shanghai on Saturday is £499.

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

    According to our data, the cheapest time of day to fly to Shanghai is in the morning. momondo users have found flights departing from United Kingdom to Shanghai in the morning for as low as £447. Keep in mind that these prices may fluctuate based on what airline you choose and the time of year you plan to travel. In the afternoon is when there is more demand to fly to Shanghai, so prices are often more expensive at around £514 per ticket.

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

    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.

  • Is there a good place to hike near Shanghai?

    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.

  • 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 £239/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
China Southern
25 Nov
LHR08:45London Heathrow
11h 25m
PVG20:10Shanghai Pu Dong
21 Apr
PVG06:55Shanghai Pu Dong
12h 05m
LHR19:00London Heathrow
Aeroflot
18 Nov
LHR05:40London Heathrow
15h 05m
1 stop
PVG20:45Shanghai Pu Dong
29 Nov
PVG20:05Shanghai Pu Dong
16h 25m
1 stop
LHR12:30London Heathrow
Aeroflot
1 Nov
LHR18:30London Heathrow
16h 35m
1 stop
PVG11:05Shanghai Pu Dong
30 Nov
PVG06:45Shanghai Pu Dong
17h 20m
1 stop
LHR00:05London Heathrow
Aeroflot
1 Nov
LHR18:30London Heathrow
16h 35m
1 stop
PVG11:05Shanghai Pu Dong
30 Nov
PVG06:45Shanghai Pu Dong
17h 20m
1 stop
LHR00:05London Heathrow
Aeroflot
14 Jan
LHR17:30London Heathrow
16h 35m
1 stop
PVG10:05Shanghai Pu Dong
23 Jan
PVG06:45Shanghai Pu Dong
17h 20m
1 stop
LHR00:05London Heathrow
Aeroflot
1 Nov
LHR06:40London Heathrow
15h 05m
1 stop
PVG21:45Shanghai Pu Dong
4 Nov
PVG21:05Shanghai Pu Dong
19h 10m
1 stop
LHR16:15London 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 provided by Air China
Air China
1 Oct
LHR10:25London Heathrow
11h 10m
PVG21:35Shanghai Pu Dong
Air China
24 Sep
LHR10:25London Heathrow
11h 10m
PVG21:35Shanghai Pu Dong
Air China
24 Sep
LHR10:25London Heathrow
11h 10m
PVG21:35Shanghai 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

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 10m
Cheapest price£493
Manchester to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time19h 25m
Cheapest price£801
Glasgow to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time20h 15m
Cheapest price£850
Newcastle upon Tyne to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time26h 05m
Cheapest price£924
Bristol to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time16h 20m
Cheapest price£1,129
Birmingham to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time26h 15m
Cheapest price£1,531
Darlington to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time32h 35m
Cheapest price£1,862
Edinburgh to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time50h 05m
Cheapest price£1,961
Southampton to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time33h 30m
Cheapest price£2,743
Leeds to Shanghai Flights
Fastest flight time16h 30m
Cheapest price£2,755

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