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London Shanghai
Sun, 19 May LHR - PVG
Mon, 20 May PVG - LHR
£2349 £2290
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Manila Shanghai
Thu, 11 Jul MNL - PVG
£26 £25
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Bangkok Shanghai
Fri, 24 May BKK - SHA
Mon, 27 May SHA - BKK
-22 %
£203 £158
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Lahore Shanghai
Sat, 18 May LHE - PVG
Wed, 22 May PVG - LHE
£674 £657
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Kuala Lumpur Shanghai
Sat, 18 May KUL - PVG
Wed, 22 May PVG - KUL
£782 £764
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Birmingham Shanghai
Sat, 18 May BHX - PVG
Tue, 21 May PVG - BHX
£805 £789
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Flights from Seoul to Shanghai
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£55 £54
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£76 £74
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£80 £79
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£84 £82
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Flights to Shanghai

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Bursting with energy, Shanghai is a vibrant sensory rollercoaster, and one of China's most popular destinations. It is one of the most influential economical, financial, commercial and cultural centres in China. Gleaming skyscrapers, shopping and glitzy nightlife represent modern Shanghai, while enchantment lies in the temples and gardens of the Old City, art-deco buildings along the Bund and the leafy French Concession. This mix of old and new alongside western and Chinese traditions gives the city a unique and evocative atmosphere, while commercial and financial centres sit abreast ancient Shikumen architecture to form Shanghai's remarkable skyline. Check out our offers flight + hotel to Shanghai!

Things to do and places to see in Shanghai

People embarking on trips to Shanghai will find there is such a wealth of things to see and do that it can be difficult to know where to begin. You can soak up the atmosphere of the Old City (encompassing the Bund), People's Square and Yu Garden, and then stroll through the leafy French Concession. Head to Pudong to visit the iconic Oriental Pearl television tower, Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center and then browse the endless array of shops along Nanjing Road, one of the world's busiest shopping streets.

When visiting Shanghai, be sure to:

Shanghai airports

Shanghai has two airports: Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao International Airport. Pudong handles 60% of the city's domestic and international flights to Shanghai, while Hongqiao handles 40%, mainly domestic. Hongqiao is closer to the city centre. Both airports handle low-cost airlines that operate cheap flights to Shanghai.

Hongqiao International Airport

Top airlines

Top carriers at Hongqiao International Airport include: Spring Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and All Nippon Airways.


Hongqiao International Airport is 8 miles from the city centre.

Transport options

Several buses provide transport to the city centre, as well as metro lines 2 and 10. Taxis are also available.

Pudong International Airport

Top airlines

Top carriers at Pudong International Airport include: China Eastern Airlines, Air China et British Airways.


Pudong International Airport is about 19 miles east of the city centre.

Transport options

Several shuttle buses connect with the city centre. The Maglev Train (SMT) runs to Longyang Road linking with the metro to downtown. Metro Line 2 runs from the airport to the city centre with stops at Nanjing Road and Hongqiao Airport. Taxis are also available.

FAQ's about Shanghai

How can I find cheap flights to Shanghai at Opodo?
At Opodo you can find flights from £25 to Shanghai. Our offers are the result of a combination of different technologies, machine learning algorithms and real searches form our customers in our platform, so you can get the options that better suits your needs when flying to Shanghai.
When's the best time to book flights to Shanghai?
The top month to book flights to Shanghai is September, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for Shanghai flights is July. In third place: August. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to Shanghai, read on.
When's the best time to go to Shanghai?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to Shanghai is... September. The next best month to travel to Shanghai is October. And let's not forget December, the third top choice for when to go to Shanghai. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to Shanghai is February.
Which airlines fly to Shanghai from the UK?
Airlines flying direct from the UK to Shanghai include:
  • China Eastern Airlines, which flies from London and Manchester to Shanghai plus from Birmingham.
Indirect flights from the UK to Shanghai include:
  • China Southern Airlines, which flies from London and Leeds Bradford and also from Birmingham.
  • Air China, with flights from London and Manchester to Shanghai plus Birmingham.
  • Lufthansa, which has flights from London and Manchester as well as from Edinburgh to Shanghai.
How early should I be at the airport to take a flight to Shanghai?
To ensure punctuality for your flight to Shanghai, it's essential to arrive at the airport at least two to three hours beforehand. This timeframe allows for necessary procedures such as check-ins, security screenings, customs, and boarding, all of which can consume considerable time. At Opodo, you'll discover unbeatable deals for flights to Shanghai, departing from over 49 cities. Moreover, you can select from various services aimed at enhancing your airport experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage allowances. For added convenience, when booking your flight with Opodo, consider including insurance or opting for a refundable fare to ensure a hassle-free journey to Shanghai!
What is the name of Shanghai’s airport?
Shanghai is served by 2 airport[s]. Pu Dong airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 49 cities, such as London, Tokyo and Taipei, the most popular routes.
How far is Shanghai’s airport from the city centre?
Shanghai’s airport Pu Dong is located 19 miles from the city centre.
How much does it cost to travel from the airport to the city center of Shanghai?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 0.44 £ per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Pu Dong , for example, the average price for the ride to Shanghai centre is around 1.77 £ per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in Shanghai. Pick your preferred car type and get from Pu Dong to Shanghai city centre on your own terms.
How much should I budget for a trip to Shanghai?
If you are going to Shanghai, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
  • - Inexpensive Restaurant: 3.31 £
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 27.59 £
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 4.19 £
  • - Domestic Beer: 1.10 £
  • - Imported Beer: 2.21 £
  • - Coffee: 2.93 £
  • - SoftDrink: 0.42 £
  • - Water: 0.25 £
What is the weather like in Shanghai?
If you're looking for summer vibes, the best time to travel to Shanghai is in July, August and June, when the average temperature reaches 28.82 °C, while April, December and May are the 3 sunniest months of the year, with an average of 125.33 hours. If you prefer colder temperatures, however, make sure you visit Shanghai during the months of January, February and December to experience an average of 8.84 °C. For those who don't care too much about temperatures, but want to avoid getting wet in the rain, it's important to avoid travelling during January, February and April, when the average precipitation in Shanghai is 7.5 mm, while the months of January, February and March are drier, with an average of 0 mm.
Airport code PVG The IATA code for the arrival airport on flights to Shanghai is PVG
Most popular airline China Eastern Airlines Most popular airline with flights to Shanghai
High season September According to search data from our customers, September is the busiest time to fly to Shanghai
Low season February According to search data from our customers, February is the least busy time to fly to Shanghai

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