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What is the cheapest flight I can find to Shanghai?

Flights to Shanghai vary based on month, airline, when you book, where you are departing from and many more variables, but on average momondo users can expect to spend about $1,072/pp. The absolute cheapest flight to Shanghai is $108/pp
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How long is the flight from Australia to Shanghai?

If you’re flying from a popular airport in Australia, such as Sydney Kingsford Smith or Melbourne, and flying into the most popular airport in Shanghai (Shanghai Hongqiao Intl), then you can expect flight times to average 10h and 10h 30m, respectively.

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

The best day to take a flight to Shanghai is on Thursday, followed by Tuesday. Thursday and Tuesday tend to have the lowest flight prices to Shanghai. If your travel dates are flexible, then try to avoid booking on a Sunday, which is known for being the most expensive day of the week to fly to Shanghai.

Which airlines fly to Shanghai?

Of the 21 airlines that fly to Shanghai, China Eastern, China Southern and Singapore Airlines happen to be the most favoured based on our user data. China Eastern is the most popular among the three airlines, with 50% of users choosing them for their travels to Shanghai.

Cheapest flights to cities in Shanghai

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Summary info about Shanghai flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price


Best Round-Trip Price


Fastest flight time

13h 15m

Operated By

7 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Shanghai from Australia in the last 72 hours is $262 (Sydney Kingsford Smith to Shanghai Pu Dong).
The best round-trip flight price to Shanghai from Australia in the last 72 hours is $480 (Sydney Kingsford Smith to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl).
The fastest flight to Shanghai from Australia takes 13h 15m (Sydney Kingsford Smith to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl).
There are 7 airlines operating flights to Shanghai, including China Eastern, China Southern and AirAsia X.

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 WIld Animal Park. Which airport is the quickest drive?

For the quickest drive from an arrival airport to Shanghai WIld Animal Park, 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?

You can expect to spend an average of $2,599 for a flight to Shanghai. However, our users found flights to Shanghai for $341, which is the cheapest price we’ve seen in the past week. $11,530 per ticket tends to be the most expensive a flight to Shanghai will get, whereas anything for $2,203 or less is considered a good deal.

When did momondo last update prices for flights to Shanghai?

Prices for flights to Shanghai are refreshed on a daily basis.

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

Although the minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UMNR) service may have their own age limits, which could be impacted by factors such as flight length, timing, and stopovers. 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 travel and health documents you'll need for your trip to Shanghai may differ based on your itinerary and personal situation. Typically, you should have several documents on hand, such as a national ID card or driver's licence and a passport that is valid for six months after your intended arrival at Shanghai. It is always advisable to seek advice from your airline or a trusted third party, such as IATA.

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

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

All flight searches to Shanghai on momondo can be filtered to show those which offer flexible booking policies.

How can momondo help me find flights to Shanghai?

Once you have performed a search in the form on the page, momondo provides useful filters and insights. We can show you the cheapest days and times to fly as well as filter your options to help you make an informed choice when booking flights to Shanghai.

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Cheapest flight routes to Shanghai

These routes have the cheapest flights to Shanghai found by momondo users in Australia
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
SydneyShanghai10h 00m$480
MelbourneShanghai10h 30m$480
PerthShanghai16h 35m$619
BrisbaneShanghai10h 20m$687
AdelaideShanghai15h 20m$769
CanberraShanghai15h 05m$1,208
NewcastleShanghai51h 55m$1,401
MaroochydoreShanghai32h 25m$1,401
CoolangattaShanghai13h 55m$1,696