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Shanghai flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in Australia to Shanghai found recently by users on momondo
Hainan Airlines
15 Oct
SYD20:00Sydney Kingsford Smith
23h 10m
1 stop
PVG16:10Shanghai Pu Dong
30 Oct
PVG11:35Shanghai Pu Dong
24h 20m
1 stop
SYD14:55Sydney Kingsford Smith
Hainan Airlines
6 Aug
SYD20:00Sydney Kingsford Smith
25h 25m
1 stop
PVG19:25Shanghai Pu Dong
21 Aug
PVG20:30Shanghai Pu Dong
15h 40m
1 stop
SYD14:10Sydney Kingsford Smith
Hainan Airlines
20 Oct
MEL20:45Melbourne
22h 25m
1 stop
PVG16:10Shanghai Pu Dong
26 Oct
PVG20:30Shanghai Pu Dong
15h 40m
1 stop
MEL15:10Melbourne
Hainan Airlines
15 Oct
SYD20:00Sydney Kingsford Smith
23h 10m
1 stop
PVG16:10Shanghai Pu Dong
1 Nov
PVG11:35Shanghai Pu Dong
24h 20m
1 stop
SYD14:55Sydney Kingsford Smith
Hainan Airlines
13 Oct
MEL20:45Melbourne
25h 40m
1 stop
PVG19:25Shanghai Pu Dong
31 Oct
PVG11:35Shanghai Pu Dong
24h 35m
1 stop
MEL15:10Melbourne
Hainan Airlines
13 Oct
MEL20:45Melbourne
29h 10m
1 stop
SHA22:55Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
31 Oct
SHA09:00Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
27h 10m
1 stop
MEL15:10Melbourne

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Shanghai

If you're looking for one-way flights from Australia to Shanghai, view some of our deals below provided by Cebu Pacific, China Southern and XiamenAir
Multiple Airlines
24 May
SYD11:55Sydney Kingsford Smith
26h 35m
1 stop
PVG12:30Shanghai Pu Dong
XiamenAir
31 May
SYD11:25Sydney Kingsford Smith
31h 35m
1 stop
SHA17:00Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
China Southern
23 May
SYD08:45Sydney Kingsford Smith
26h 05m
1 stop
SHA08:50Shanghai Hongqiao Intl

Shanghai flights insights and trends

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

What is the cheapest month to fly to Shanghai?

The cheapest month to fly to Shanghai from Australia is in March. Flight prices, which tend to average around $870, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. The month of May is another great option to travel to Shanghai, with average flight prices from Australia averaging around $879.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Shanghai?

In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Shanghai for $135/person, which is 79% cheaper than the average flight to Shanghai. To find the cheapest price to Shanghai from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
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What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Shanghai?

The cheapest day to depart from Australia to Shanghai is on a Thursday. Travellers who choose to depart for Shanghai on a Thursday will often find tickets for as low as $1,029. Be sure to avoid booking your departure on a Sunday as prices are generally higher than usual. According to our data, the average ticket price to Shanghai on Sunday is $1,212.

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

Our most recent data shows that the best time of day to fly to Shanghai is in the afternoon. Flights from Australia to Shanghai during this time can be as low as $896. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Shanghai is in the morning when prices are around $1,151.

How long does it take to fly to Shanghai?

The flight from Australia to Shanghai depends on which airports you’re departing from and arriving to, and whether or not you have a layover. If you fly from Sydney Kingsford Smith (a popular airport in Australia) to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl (the most popular airport in Shanghai), then the flight time is 10h on average. If you fly from Melbourne (another popular airport in Australia) to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl, then the average flight time is 10h 40m.

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

The best time to book a flight to Shanghai from Australia is 36 days out, which is when prices tend to be around $1,088.

Cheapest flights to Shanghai airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Shanghai airports from your nearest city or airport
Sydney
Shanghai Pu Dong Airport

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Sydney TO Shanghai

Sydney (SYD) to Hangzhou (HGH)

Typically, flights to Shanghai from Sydney are cheaper when flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Hangzhou, which has an average price of $815

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO SHANGHAI FROM SYDNEYMarch21% cheaperFlying from Sydney to Shanghai costs on average just $870 in March
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO SHANGHAI FROM SYDNEYDecember46% more expensiveIt costs about $1,596 for flights to Shanghai from Sydney in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO SHANGHAI FROM SYDNEYDecember298% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Shanghai from Sydney in December than any other month

Cheap Shanghai flight deals and tips

Summary info about Shanghai flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$302

Best Round-Trip Price

$507

Fastest flight time

13h 15m

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5 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Shanghai from Australia in the last 72 hours is $302 (Sydney Kingsford Smith to Shanghai Pu Dong).
The best round-trip flight price to Shanghai from Australia in the last 72 hours is $507 (Sydney Kingsford Smith to Shanghai Pu Dong).
The fastest flight to Shanghai from Australia takes 13h 15m (Sydney Kingsford Smith to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl).
There are 5 airlines operating flights to Shanghai, including China Southern, AirAsia X and Cebu Pacific.

Frequently asked questions about flying to Shanghai

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

If you are planning a flight to Shanghai and are looking to avoid the rain, you should avoid traveling during the months of June, July, and August. These months will typically see 5.1 inches or more of rain, meaning that rain is likely. If you do run into rain while in Shanghai, there are still things to do and ways to enjoy your trip. Many tourists kill time during rain and storms by going to shopping centres in the area, like Xintiandi.

Is there an alternative airport near Shanghai?

Those flying to Shanghai could potentially find better pricing at Shanghai Pu Dong Airport (30 km from Shanghai city centre), Wuxi Airport (106 km from Shanghai city centre), Nantong Airport (107 km from Shanghai city centre) or Hangzhou Airport (149 km from Shanghai city centre) depending on the month and departure airport.

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Shanghai?

The cheapest airport near Shanghai is typically Wuxi Airport, with an average price of $215/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.

Are there flights to Changning?

Yes, if you fly to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl in Shanghai which is the closest available airport to Changning (3.8 km away).

What’s the closest airport to The Bund?

At 15.3 km away, Shanghai Hongqiao Intl airport in Shanghai is the closest to The Bund.

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 that offer an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service may have their own age limitations. Flight duration, scheduling, and stopovers are among the considerations that may influence age limits. We recommend that you double-check with the airline you are booking with for travel to Shanghai.

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

The travel and health documents required for your trip to Shanghai can vary based on your itinerary and personal situation. As a rule, consider having multiple documents such as a national ID card or driver’s licence, and a passport valid for six-months after you plan to arrive at Shanghai. We always recommend checking with your airline or a trusted third party such as IATA to get advice.


Why use momondo?

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

It is quick and easy to find flights to Shanghai on momondo. We search and return numerous flight options from various airlines and agents. You can then use our filters to narrow your search until you have found the most convenient flight to Shanghai that suits you.

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

Yes. momondo enables you to select and highlight flights to Shanghai with this policy.

How can momondo help me find flights to Shanghai?

momondo offers useful filters to help you find the right flight. Choose specific flight times, airports or even what payment method you prefer. We have numerous options to help you book your ideal flight to Shanghai.

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

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