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Shanghai to London flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Shanghai and London take, on average, 17 h and 24 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Shanghai with London found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Pu Dong is the departure airport operating flights between Shanghai and London
Arriving AirportFlights departing Shanghai with London as destination arrives at Heathrow

Cheap last minute flights to London

Latest deals and top flight routes from Shanghai airports.

Departure Sat, 29 Jan Return Sat, 29 Jan
SHA Shanghai
LON London
return from £1,094
Departure Sun, 13 Feb Return Sat, 19 Feb
SHA Shanghai
LON London
return from £1,060
Flight route information
Find out further information on Shanghai and London to help you prepare for your trip.
Currency and price comparison
Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 470% more expensive in London than in Shanghai.

Mid-priced restaurant

The average meal is 300% more expensive in London than in Shanghai.

Standard daytime start rate

Taxis are 70% more expensive in London than in Shanghai.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in London is 9% cheaper than in Shanghai.

Shanghai airports
  • ( Hongqiao (SHA)
    How far from city centre: 4 miles
  • ( Pu Dong (PVG)
    How far from city centre: 19 miles
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
K Distance: 5715 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Shanghai to London

😷 Is it safe to travel from Shanghai to London 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 United Kingdom may apply when travelling from Shanghai. 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 Shanghai to London at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Shanghai to London is 1060£. 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 London expensive to visit compared to Shanghai?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in London costs an average of 3.00 GBP, 69% more expensive than Shanghai, with a fare of 1.78 GBP, while train tickets costs 465% more in London: 2.60 GBP against 0.46 GBP in Shanghai. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 15.00 GBP in London, 301% more than the 3.74 GBP in Shanghai. The price of the coffee is around 9% cheaper in London, with an average of 3.08 GBP, while in Shanghai the coffee costs 3.38 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Shanghai to London?
The most popular months to book a trip from Shanghai to London are November, June and April, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Shanghai to London?
The best time of the year to go to London when flying from Shanghai depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, July is the top 1º month to fly to London from Shanghai in terms of searches from our customer, followed by June and January. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, February, March and October are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Shanghai -  London.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Shanghai to London?
The total flight time between Shanghai and London is of around 17:24 hours on average, considering an average distance of 12,716 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 London compared to Shanghai?
While in Shanghai the temperatures can reach an average of 37.03 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 12.0 mm ,London's temperatures can go up to 29.01 ºC during the hot season, with 9.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -3.09 ºC in London, compared to the -2.66 ºC average degrees reported in Shanghai. During the winter period, Shanghai can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while London have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Shanghai and London?
The main airport route flying between Shanghai and London is: Pu Dong (PVG) to Gatwick (LGW). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • China Eastern Airlines.
  • Air China.
  • Alternatively, you can find Shanghai - London flights between Pu Dong (PVG) to Heathrow (LHR) with the following airline(s) flying the route: China Eastern Airlines.
  • Virgin Atlantic.
  • null.
Airlines with indirect flights from Shanghai to London are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Shanghai to London are:
  • Air China, stoping in Beijing for 125 minutes minimun.
  • Air France, with 60 minutes scale in Paris.
  • Air France, with 60 minutes scale in Paris.

Heathrow - Latest customer reviews

4.0 /5
Reviews: 6
5.0 /5
Date 2019-02-03 Age 51-70 City My Mum

I normally fly Virgin over BA and others if the flight route I need is available

5.0 /5
Date 2019-06-11 Age 51-70 City Somerset

See my previous comment regarding check in

4.0 /5
Pete Muswell Hill
Date 2019-05-01 Age 51-70 City London

T4 is OK

4.0 /5
Renato I
Date 2019-01-27 Age 31-50 City London

Good and clean airport

4.0 /5
Date 2019-03-04 Age 51-70 City UK

all good except the delays.

2.0 /5
Paul Anthony Uddin
Date 2018-11-22 Age 51-70 City Essex


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