In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Shanghai for $146/person, which is 82% 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.
In general, March is the cheapest month to fly from Australia to Shanghai. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around $574. If you aren’t able to travel during the month of March, then book flights to Shanghai from Australia during May instead. Flights to Shanghai in May, while not as cheap as those in March, still average around $577.
The best time to book a flight to Shanghai from Australia is 60 days out, which is when prices tend to be around $833. In the past 72 hours, momondo users found flights from Australia to Shanghai for as low as $706.
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 $603. 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 $741.
According to our data, the cheapest time of day to fly to Shanghai is in the evening. momondo users have found flights departing from Australia to Shanghai in the evening for as low as $618. Keep in mind that these prices may fluctuate based on what airline you choose and the time of year you plan to travel. Flights at midday are often more expensive, with an average ticket price of $848.
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. Many tourists kill time during rain and storms by going to shopping centres in the area, like Xintiandi.
Those flying to Shanghai could potentially find better pricing at Shanghai Pu Dong Airport (30 km from Shanghai city centre), Suzhou Airport (104 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.
The cheapest airport near Shanghai is typically Suzhou Airport, with an average price of $455/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.