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Shanghai to Penang flights

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Flight Duration Flights between Shanghai and Penang take, on average, 6 h and 43 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight Cheapest price for a one-way flight between Shanghai with Penang found by our customers in the last 72 hours
High season According to search data from our customers, February is the busiest time to fly from Shanghai to Penang
Best time to book According to real data April is the most popular time to book a flight to Penang when departing from Shanghai

Cheap last minute flights to Penang

Latest deals and top flight routes from Shanghai airports.

Departure Mon, 02 May Return Mon, 09 May
SHA Shanghai
PEN Penang
return from £1,141
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Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 5.62 MYR
British Pound Sterling Malaysian Ringgit
1 MYR = 0.18 GBP
Last checked on 11 August 2022
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Penang are 25% cheaper than in Shanghai.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Penang is 60% cheaper than a meal in Shanghai.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Penang is 44% cheaper than in Shanghai.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Penang is 44% 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
Penang airports
  • ( Penang International (PEN)
    How far from city centre: 5 miles
  • ( Butterworth (BWH)
    How far from city centre: 5 miles
K Distance: 2254 miles

Search for flights from Shanghai to Penang

Find cheap flights from Shanghai to Penang with the Opodo search engine. Whether it’s on business, for a relaxing holiday or to visit loved ones, you will find all the best deals on flights from Shanghai with Opodo, featuring cheap flights by all the top low cost and standard airlines. By simply entering your preferences in our speedy search engine, a large selection of options will be returned from which you just need to select the best deal that works for you. We’ll do the rest! Alternatively, if you are flexible on dates or an early bird, discover the cheapest day to fly from Shanghai to Penang to ensure you get the best price. Find exclusive discounts by downloading the Opodo App and subscribing to our newsletter to stay in touch with the best offers on flights, hotels and more. Finally, don’t forget to book a hotel or car hire to complete your journey, all of which you will find on Opodo, your one-stop travel shop. Then just sit back and relax and enjoy your holidays!

Frequent asked questions about flights from Shanghai to Penang

😷 Is it safe to travel from Shanghai to Penang 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 Malaysia 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 Penang at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Shanghai to Penang is 1141£. 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 Penang expensive to visit compared to Shanghai?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Penang costs an average of 1.08 GBP, 44% cheaper than Shanghai, with a fare of 1.92 GBP, while train tickets costs 25% less in Penang: 0.36 GBP against 0.48 GBP in Shanghai. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 1.80 GBP in Penang, 60% less than the 4.55 GBP in Shanghai. The price of the coffee is around 44% cheaper in Penang, with an average of 2.03 GBP, while in Shanghai the coffee costs 3.60 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Shanghai to Penang?
The most popular months to book a trip from Shanghai to Penang are April, May and March, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Shanghai to Penang?
The best time of the year to go to Penang when flying from Shanghai depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, February is the top 1º month to fly to Penang from Shanghai in terms of searches from our customer, followed by April and November. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, March, September and July are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Shanghai -  Penang.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Shanghai to Penang?
The total flight time between Shanghai and Penang is of around 06:43 hours on average, considering an average distance of 4,121 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 Penang 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 ,Penang's temperatures can go up to 33.58 ºC during the hot season, with 3.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 21.83 ºC in Penang, compared to the -2.66 ºC average degrees reported in Shanghai. During the winter period, Shanghai can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while Penang have an average of 3.0 mm rain level.
Airlines with indirect flights from Shanghai to Penang are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Shanghai to Penang are:
  • Malaysia Airlines, stoping in Kuala Lumpur for 90 minutes minimun.
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