Cheap flights from Shanghai to London

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Flight information for Shanghai to London

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from Shanghai to London
Best price found£1,967The best flight deal from Shanghai to London found on momondo in the last 72 hours is £1,967
Fastest flight time12h 30mThe fastest flight from Shanghai to London takes 12h 30m
Direct flightsNoneThere are no direct flights from Shanghai to London. Popular non-direct routes for this connection are Shanghai Pu Dong Airport - London Heathrow Airport, Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport - London Heathrow Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport - London Gatwick Airport.
Airports in London6 airportsThere are 6 airports near London: London City (LCY), London Heathrow (LHR), London Luton (LTN), London Stansted (STN), London Gatwick (LGW), London Southend (SEN)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from Shanghai to London

Look no further. We've gone through all the searches for this route on momondo so you have the important information and insights to find the cheapest flight ticket for your trip

What is the cheapest month to fly from Shanghai to London?

March

The cheapest time of year to fly to London from Shanghai is March. The most expensive is August.

What is the cheapest airline that flies to London from Shanghai?

Cathay Pacific

Air China, Air France, and Cathay Pacific are the most popular carriers operating from Shanghai to London

What is the cheapest Shanghai to London flight route?

Shanghai Pu Dong - London Heathrow

Fly from Shanghai Pu Dong to London Heathrow for the best Shanghai - London flight prices

How far in advance should you book Shanghai to London flights?

60 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from Shanghai to London is approximately 60 days to departure


Easily compare return flights from Shanghai to London

Below you can see the best fares for your return flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from Shanghai to London by changing tabs
Multiple Airlines
9 Jan
PVG19:50Shanghai Pu Dong
15h 25m
1 stop
LHR11:15London Heathrow
31 Jan
LHR03:00London Heathrow
32h 05m
3 stops
PVG11:05Shanghai Pu Dong
EVA Air
18 Jan
PVG15:10Shanghai Pu Dong
31h 10m
2 stops
LHR22:20London Heathrow
3 Mar
LHR16:20London Heathrow
30h 45m
2 stops
PVG23:05Shanghai Pu Dong
SAS
13 Jan
PVG05:35Shanghai Pu Dong
16h 55m
1 stop
LHR22:30London Heathrow
28 Feb
LHR13:40London Heathrow
33h 10m
1 stop
PVG22:50Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
9 Jan
PVG19:50Shanghai Pu Dong
15h 25m
1 stop
LHR11:15London Heathrow
31 Jan
LHR02:10London Heathrow
20h 55m
2 stops
PVG23:05Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
14 Nov
PVG19:50Shanghai Pu Dong
15h 25m
1 stop
LHR11:15London Heathrow
22 Nov
LHR10:00London Heathrow
31h 40m
3 stops
PVG17:40Shanghai Pu Dong
Hainan Airlines
2 Dec
SHA06:35Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
30h 30m
2 stops
LHR13:05London Heathrow
4 Dec
LHR01:50London Heathrow
42h 40m
3 stops
SHA20:30Shanghai Hongqiao Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights from Shanghai to London

If you're looking for one-way flights from Shanghai to London, view some of our deals below provided by British Airways, Etihad Airways and SAS
Etihad Airways
30 Nov
PVG17:20Shanghai Pu Dong
20h 25m
1 stop
LHR13:45London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
9 Dec
SHA15:55Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
21h 10m
2 stops
LHR13:05London Heathrow
XiamenAir
23 Nov
SHA13:05Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
34h 45m
2 stops
LHR23:50London Heathrow

Search last-minute flights to London from Shanghai

Find and compare flight prices for your last-minute flight from Shanghai to London
Multiple Airlines
28 Oct
PVG19:50Shanghai Pu Dong
14h 25m
1 stop
LCY10:15London City
4 Nov
LCY04:55London City
27h 15m
3 stops
PVG08:10Shanghai Pu Dong

Best airlines flying from Shanghai to London

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from Shanghai to London with momondo
AirlineRatingFree cancellationPrice
Virgin Atlantic
PriceFrom £406
Free cancellation
Rating
9.3
British Airways
PriceFrom £423
Free cancellation
Rating
7.0
Lufthansa
PriceFrom £452
Free cancellation
Rating
7.5
Cathay Pacific
PriceFrom £473
Free cancellation
Rating
8.1
China Eastern
PriceFrom £478
Free cancellation
Rating
7.5
Aeroflot
PriceFrom £506
Free cancellation
Rating
6.9
Air China
PriceFrom £527
Free cancellation
Rating
7.0
Air France
PriceFrom £537
Free cancellation
Rating
7.8

  • Which airlines flying from Shanghai to London have COVID-19 safety policies in place?

    Etihad Airways has additional safety measures in place to accommodate travellers. Many airlines flying from Shanghai to London are offering enhanced cleaning of their aircraft. Additional policies include pre-flight testing for COVID-19-related symptoms and antibodies. Masks are also required and provided to travellers. Some airlines are offering socially-distanced seating for a limited time. Policies will vary by airline so keep this in mind as you search for options.

  • Are airlines flying from Shanghai to London offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

    To ease the stress of booking flights, some of our airline partners flying from Shanghai to London are responding to the global pandemic. The following airlines may have a flexible cancellation policy to help accommodate travellers: Virgin Atlantic, China Eastern, and British Airways.

  • How far is Shanghai to London by plane?

    London is 5712.6 mi away from Shanghai. Flights usually cover this in 14h 05m, depending on flying conditions and air traffic around both airports.


Can I fly to London from Shanghai right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Shanghai to London

Most visitors from Shanghai need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter London.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Shanghai must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to London.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Shanghai are not required to quarantine after entering London.

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Managed quarantine package for Scotland - All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package - All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Can I fly back to Shanghai from London?

Returning to Shanghai from London

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from London must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Shanghai.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from London are not required to quarantine after entering Shanghai.

If you are planning to travel to London at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Alternative routes for Shanghai to London

Compare alternative flights to and from nearby airports and cities to discover the best prices and most convenient flight times
Shanghai to Newcastle upon Tyne Flights
Fastest flight time24h 05m
Cheapest price£1,195
Shanghai to Birmingham Flights
Fastest flight time31h 30m
Cheapest price£1,552
Shanghai to Manchester Flights
Fastest flight time20h 15m
Cheapest price£1,632

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