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Guangzhou to Shanghai flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Guangzhou and Shanghai take, on average, 2 h and 18 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Guangzhou with Shanghai found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Baiyun is the departure airport operating flights between Guangzhou and Shanghai
Arriving AirportFlights departing Guangzhou with Shanghai as destination arrives at Pu Dong

Cheap last minute flights to Shanghai

Latest deals and top flight routes from Guangzhou airports.

Departure Sun, 30 Jan Return Thu, 03 Feb
CAN Guangzhou
SHA Shanghai
return from £92
Departure Wed, 16 Feb Return Wed, 23 Feb
CAN Guangzhou
SHA Shanghai
return from £98
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Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 8.65 CNY
British Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan
1 CNY = 0.12 GBP
Last checked on 25 January 2022
Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 104% more expensive in Shanghai than in Guangzhou.

Mid-priced restaurant

The average meal is 62% more expensive in Shanghai than in Guangzhou.

Standard daytime start rate

Taxis are 30% more expensive in Shanghai than in Guangzhou.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee is 14% more expensive in Shanghai than in Guangzhou.

Guangzhou airports
  • ( Baiyun (CAN)
    How far from city centre: 19 miles
Shanghai airports
  • ( Hongqiao (SHA)
    How far from city centre: 4 miles
  • ( Pu Dong (PVG)
    How far from city centre: 19 miles
K Distance: 752 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai

😷 Is it safe to travel from Guangzhou to Shanghai during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions China may apply when travelling from Guangzhou. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Guangzhou to Shanghai is 92£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Shanghai expensive to visit compared to Guangzhou?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Shanghai costs an average of 1.80 GBP, 29% more expensive than Guangzhou, with a fare of 1.40 GBP, while train tickets costs 104% more in Shanghai: 0.47 GBP against 0.23 GBP in Guangzhou. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 3.78 GBP in Shanghai, 62% more than the 2.33 GBP in Guangzhou. The price of the coffee is around 14% more expensive in Shanghai, with an average of 3.43 GBP , while in Guangzhou the coffee costs 3.00 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Guangzhou to Shanghai?
The most popular months to book a trip from Guangzhou to Shanghai are March, September and April, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Guangzhou to Shanghai?
The best time of the year to go to Shanghai when flying from Guangzhou depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, April is the top 1º month to fly to Shanghai from Guangzhou in terms of searches from our customer, followed by March and October. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, February, December and August are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Guangzhou -  Shanghai.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Guangzhou to Shanghai?
The total flight time between Guangzhou and Shanghai is of around 02:18 hours on average, considering an average distance of 1,185 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Shanghai compared to Guangzhou?
While in Guangzhou the temperatures can reach an average of 38.1 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 12.0 mm ,Shanghai's temperatures can go up to 37.03 ºC during the hot season, with 12.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -2.66 ºC in Shanghai, compared to the 5.61 ºC average degrees reported in Guangzhou. During the winter period, Guangzhou can register 12.0 mm precipitation, while Shanghai have an average of 3.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Guangzhou and Shanghai?
The main airport route flying between Guangzhou and Shanghai is: Baiyun (CAN) to Pu Dong (PVG). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • China Eastern Airlines.
  • Shanghai Airlines.
  • China Southern Airlines.
  • Alternatively, you can find Guangzhou - Shanghai flights between Baiyun (CAN) to Hongqiao (SHA) with the following airline(s) flying the route: China Southern Airlines.
  • Spring Airlines.
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Which are the airlines with flights from Guangzhou to Shanghai?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Guangzhou to Shanghai are:
  • China Southern Airlines.
  • Spring Airlines.
  • China Eastern Airlines.
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