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Sydney to Shanghai flights

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Flight Duration Flights between Sydney and Shanghai take, on average, 10 h and 49 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight Cheapest price for a one-way flight between Sydney with Shanghai found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing Airport The airport Sydney Airport (Kingsford Smith Airport) is the departure airport operating flights between Sydney and Shanghai
Arriving Airport Flights departing Sydney with Shanghai as destination arrives at Pu Dong

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Departure Sat, 02 Jul Return Sat, 09 Jul
SYD Sydney
SHA Shanghai
return from £1,486
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Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 8.29 CNY
British Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan
1 CNY = 0.13 GBP
Last checked on 25 June 2022
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Shanghai are 83% cheaper than in Sydney.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Shanghai is 50% cheaper than a meal in Sydney.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Shanghai is 26% cheaper than in Sydney.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee is 44% more expensive in Shanghai than in Sydney.

Sydney airports
  • ( Sydney Airport (Kingsford Smith Airport) (SYD)
    How far from city centre: 5 miles
  • ( Rose Bay Spb (RSE)
    How far from city centre: 5 miles
  • ( Bankstown (BWU)
    How far from city centre: 13 miles
  • ( Palm Beach Spb (LBH)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
Shanghai airports
  • ( Hongqiao (SHA)
    How far from city centre: 4 miles
  • ( Pu Dong (PVG)
    How far from city centre: 19 miles
K Distance: 4896 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Sydney to Shanghai

😷 Is it safe to travel from Sydney 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 Sydney. 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 Sydney to Shanghai at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Sydney to Shanghai is 1486£. 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 Sydney?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Shanghai costs an average of 1.89 GBP, 26% cheaper than Sydney, with a fare of 2.55 GBP, while train tickets costs 83% less in Shanghai: 0.49 GBP against 2.82 GBP in Sydney. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 5.64 GBP in Shanghai, 50% less than the 11.34 GBP in Sydney. The price of the coffee is around 44% more expensive in Shanghai, with an average of 3.67 GBP , while in Sydney the coffee costs 2.54 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Sydney to Shanghai?
The most popular months to book a trip from Sydney to Shanghai are November, October and July, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Sydney to Shanghai?
The best time of the year to go to Shanghai when flying from Sydney depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, January is the top 1º month to fly to Shanghai from Sydney in terms of searches from our customer, followed by December and August. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, September, May and July are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Sydney -  Shanghai.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Sydney to Shanghai?
The total flight time between Sydney and Shanghai is of around 10:49 hours on average, considering an average distance of 7,973 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 Sydney?
While in Sydney the temperatures can reach an average of 36.63 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 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 2.8 ºC average degrees reported in Sydney. During the winter period, Sydney can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while Shanghai have an average of 3.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Sydney and Shanghai?
The main airport route flying between Sydney and Shanghai is: Sydney Airport (Kingsford Smith Airport) (SYD) to Pu Dong (PVG). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • China Eastern Airlines.
  • Qantas Airways.
  • Air France.
Airlines with indirect flights from Sydney to Shanghai are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Sydney to Shanghai are:
  • Air Asia X, stoping in Kuala Lumpur for 90 minutes minimun.
  • Cathay Pacific, with 75 minutes scale in Hong Kong.
  • Cathay Pacific, with 75 minutes scale in Hong Kong.
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