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Cheap flights to Shanghai from £383

This is the cheapest return flight price found by a momondo user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to Shanghai departing on 1/10. Fares may change, and may not be available for all flights or travel dates. Click the price to refresh the search for this deal.
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Recent flights found to popular cities in Shanghai

Find flights to these popular cities in Shanghai from your nearest airport.
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China Southern
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SHA
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PVG
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Air France
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China Southern
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SHA
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KLM
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LHR
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PVG
18 Jun
PVG
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China Southern
19 Jun
LHR
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SHA
1 Jul
SHA
28h 10m
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China Southern
19 Jun
LHR
14h 45m
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PVG
27 Jun
PVG
19h 15m
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Hainan Airlines
12 Jun
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PVG
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PVG
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China Southern
20 Jun
LGW
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PVG
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31h 15m
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LGW
China Southern
13 Jun
LHR
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SHA
20 Jun
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China Southern
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Shanghai flights insights and trends

Explore insights for your Shanghai flight to craft the best travel plan

What is the cheapest flight I can find to Shanghai?

The average flight to Shanghai costs £598/per person and the cheapest flight to Shanghai is £61/per person. This price varies based on a multitude of factors such as departure airport, airline, time of booking and when you plan on travelling.
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How long is the flight from United Kingdom to Shanghai?

On average, it takes 11h 20m to fly from United Kingdom to Shanghai if you fly out of London Heathrow (the most popular airport in United Kingdom) and into Shanghai Hongqiao Intl (the most popular airport in Shanghai). If you’re flying out of Manchester and into Shanghai Hongqiao Intl, then the flight time is around 11h 25m.

What is the best day of the week to fly to Shanghai?

Flying to Shanghai on a Wednesday or Monday is your best option since this is when flight prices tend to be at their lowest for the week. The most expensive day of the week to fly to Shanghai is on a Thursday.

Which airlines fly to Shanghai?

There are 20 airlines that fly to Shanghai on a routine basis, but Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and Air China happen to be the most popular among our users. In the past year, 31% of those who searched for flights to Shanghai looked to travel with Virgin Atlantic, making this airline the top choice among momondo travellers.

Cheapest flights to cities in Shanghai

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Cheap Shanghai flight deals and tips

Summary info about Shanghai flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

£245

Best Round-Trip Price

£383

Fastest flight time

16h 35m

Operated By

4 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Shanghai from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £245 (London Stansted to Shanghai Pu Dong).
The best round-trip flight price to Shanghai from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £383 (London Gatwick to Shanghai Pu Dong).
The fastest flight to Shanghai from United Kingdom takes 16h 35m (London Gatwick to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl).
There are 4 airlines operating flights to Shanghai, including Air France, KLM and China Southern.

Useful information for your flight to Shanghai

Get up-to-date answers for some of the most frequently asked questions regarding flying to Shanghai

What is the best airport to fly into to visit Shanghai?

I plan on visiting Shanghai Disneyland. Which airport is the quickest drive?

For the quickest drive from an arrival airport to Shanghai Disneyland, fly into Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport or Shanghai Pu Dong Airport, which are closest to the area.

What are the most popular landmarks in Shanghai?

What is the weather like in Shanghai?

The temperatures in Shanghai range from 4 °C to 28 °C depending on the time of year. The warmest month in Shanghai is July, and the coldest month in Shanghai is January. Those looking for a drier month during their visit should travel during the months of December, January, or November, when rain is least likely compared to the rest of the year.

How much are flights to Shanghai?

On average, a flight to Shanghai will cost £1,485 per ticket. We’ve had users find flights to Shanghai for as low as £282, however. If you’re unable to find a plane ticket for £282, but manage to find one for £1,307 or less, then this is still a great deal. Keep in mind that flight costs vary depending on where you fly from, what time of year you travel, and what airline you fly with.

When did momondo last update prices for flights to Shanghai?

Prices for flights to Shanghai refresh daily.

How many operators does momondo search for flights to Shanghai?

How old do you have to be to fly to Shanghai?

The minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, but airlines offering an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service may have their age restrictions, such as regulations concerning flight duration, timing, and layovers. It is recommended that you verify with the airline you are booking with for travel to Shanghai.

What documentation or ID do you need to fly to Shanghai?

The necessary travel and health documents for your Shanghai trip may vary depending on your travel plans and individual circumstances. Generally, you should have various documents, such as a national ID card or driver's license and a passport that is valid for six months beyond your scheduled arrival date. We recommend seeking advice from your airline or a trusted third party, such as IATA.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to find a flight deal to Shanghai?

To find the flight that best suits your needs, momondo gathers a range of flights from a large pool of different airlines and agents; you can then use our insights and filters to find and book the right flight to Shanghai.

Can I find flights to Shanghai with flexible booking policies on momondo?

Flights to Shanghai with flexible booking policies can be found by using the search form above and then selecting our dedicated flexible booking filter, which will highlight only the flights where this policy is applied.

How can momondo help me find flights to Shanghai?

Once you have performed a search for flights to Shanghai, momondo helps you find the right flight by offering useful filters to narrow down your flight selection. Flights can be filtered by multiple factors such as airline, airport and price; but also by other criteria like aircraft type and payment method.

I’m not ready to book a flight to Shanghai right now. Can momondo alert me if prices change?

Of course. momondo tracks the price of Shanghai flights. All you need is a valid email address and we will do the rest; it is that quick and easy.


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Cheapest flight routes to Shanghai

These routes have the cheapest flights to Shanghai found by momondo users in United Kingdom
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
LondonShanghai11h 20m£410
ManchesterShanghai11h 25m£439
GlasgowShanghai18h 40m£499
BirminghamShanghai20h 05m£519
SouthamptonShanghai18h 30m£536
Newcastle upon TyneShanghai16h 55m£539
EdinburghShanghai16h 50m£590
DarlingtonShanghai14h 45m£614
BristolShanghai20h 05m£622
LeedsShanghai20h 05m£782