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Prices were available within the past 7 days and start at $171 for one-way flights and $309 for round trip, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Cheap flights to Shanghai (SHA)

Get started finding a cheap flight to Shanghai on Expedia by either choosing a deal on this page or entering into the search bar your travel dates, origin airport, and whether you want roundtrip or one-way airfare. You can filter for flexibility, number of stops, airline, and departure/arrival times to find the best flight for you.

We recommend using the ‘Flexible Dates’ calendar at the top of the page to see the price of plane tickets on the surrounding dates. This allows you to pick the cheapest days to fly if your trip allows flexibility and score cheap flight deals to Shanghai.

Roundtrip prices range from $309 - $1,029, and one-ways to Shanghai start as low as $171.

Be aware that choosing a non-stop flight can sometimes be more expensive while saving you time. And routes with connections may be available at a cheaper rate.

Airlines that fly to Shanghai (SHA)

You have several options for which airline you choose to travel with to Shanghai. There are 10 airlines flying into SHA: Xiamen Airlines, Hainan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Air Macau Company, China Eastern Airlines. 

Cheap plane tickets may be available from different airlines at different times and with unique terms. It’s best to understand the details of each airline’s offer before judging its value.

For example, if you plan to check a bag or bring a carry-on, check whether the cheap airfare deal includes a baggage allowance. If not, verify whether the baggage fee is higher than the difference of other airline plane ticket deals offering free checked/carry-on baggage in exchange for a slightly higher airfare. 

Additionally, your preferred frequent flyer membership programs may influence your choice of cheap airline. Expedia allows you to enter your membership numbers during checkout to earn points from your airline and Expedia Rewards—all while getting a great deal and planning all your travel in one online platform.

Find the best deals

At Expedia, we source many flight deals from multiple providers, so you can easily find the best deals that are right for you. A great strategy for getting the best deals can be to make sure you book and travel at the optimal times. Airfare to Shanghai (SHA) varies throughout the year based on seasonal demand. You’ll see the lowest rates for roundtrips to SHA in June and in June for one-ways.

Cancellation & flexibility

To change or cancel eligible flights, go to ‘My Trips’ and navigate to your itinerary. If you booked within the last 24-hours, you might be able to cancel your flight for free. Learn more about flight changes or cancellations from our customer service portal. Some plane tickets are available with no change fees, which you can filter for during your search.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I learn more about changing or canceling my flight to Shanghai?
For more information about updating your flight to Shanghai or canceling it, head over to our Customer Service Portal.
How do I find cheap flights to Shanghai that have flexible change policies?
Many airlines offer the option to reschedule your flight without a change fee. All you pay is the difference between the original flight and the new flight you select. When you’re searching for flights to Shanghai, you’ll see a “no change fees” filter for you to select.
Can I fly to Shanghai now?
Make your visit to Shanghai straightforward and simple by first stopping off at our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This is the quickest way to keep yourself up-to-date about current travel restrictions, including quarantine requirements and the latest official health info.
What is the name of Shanghai's airport?
Many visitors like to fly into Pudong Intl. Airport (PVG) when visiting the bustling city of Shanghai. However, there is more than one airport in the region, so keep that in mind when booking your flights.
How far is Shanghai Pudong Airport from central Shanghai?
Shanghai Pudong Airport is 20 mi from downtown Shanghai, so prepare yourself for a bit of a journey into the city center.
What airport is best to fly into Shanghai?
Travelers heading to Shanghai can opt to hit the runway at two major airports. Shanghai Pudong Airport is 20 mi away from the center of town. Shanghai Hongqiao Intl. Airport is 8 mi away.
How many airlines fly to Shanghai?
Shanghai is serviced by 53 air carriers from at least 144 airports across the globe.
Which airlines fly to Shanghai?
Shanghai receives the largest number of flights from China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines with China Eastern Airlines being the favorite choice of carrier. Shenzhen is the most popular city for travelers to jet off from.
How many nonstop flights are there to Shanghai?
With 6,153 nonstop flights every week, you’ll be touching down in Shanghai before you can say, “Are we there yet?”
Where are the most popular flights to Shanghai departing from?
Travelers often depart from Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Beijing airports when going to Shanghai.
How long is the flight to Shanghai Airport?
If it’s Shenzhen you’re leaving behind, you’ll be in the air for around 2 hours and 18 minutes before you arrive in Shanghai. Airport to airport from Guangzhou takes about 2 hours and 16 minutes and from Beijing, the flight time is 2 hours and 21 minutes.
How to book the cheapest flight to Shanghai?
We’ve all come across those lucky jet-setters who somehow score wonderfully cheap airfares whenever they fly. Want to know how to do it for your Shanghai vacation? Don’t leave it until the last possible moment to lock in your flight. Don’t stop there, however. Do some research and see if there is more than one airport at your destination. Fares often differ depending on which airport you go for. Don’t forget to compare prices across air carriers as well. Finally, be ready to secure your seat quickly if you find a great price. It might not be available for long. With a bit of know-how and a little good fortune, the ideal fare will be yours.
How to survive the flight to Shanghai?
We’ve pulled together all the info you need to make your flight as pain-free as possible. Follow our insider tips and you’ll be speeding through airport security and enjoying Shanghai in next to no time.What to pack in your hand luggage:

  • It’s easy — first, put in your passport, important documents, bank cards and medications. Next, you’ll want some entertainment to while away the hours. A juicy novel and a phone crammed with your favorite movies are always good options. If you hope to take a quick nap, a comfy neck pillow and a pair of noise-canceling headphones will also come in handy. Finally, leave some space for a toothbrush and some facial wipes to ensure you step off the plane looking and feeling fresh.

Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:

  • Check carefully that you don’t have sharp or pointed objects hiding in your carry-on luggage. Other prohibited items include flammable or explosive goods, such as fuel and matches, and gels and liquids in containers larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters).

What to wear on a flight:

  • The long, narrow aisles of an aircraft are no place for a fashion parade. Layer up with comfy clothing and pack a cardigan as the temperature can drop in the cabin. Flat, enclosed shoes are also a good choice.
  • Most travelers are aware of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clotting condition caused by prolonged periods of sitting. There are many ways to lower your risk. Wear a quality pair of compression socks, stay well hydrated and remember to keep your legs and feet moving. Walk around the cabin when possible or perform some simple exercises in your seat.

How to get through airport security fast when flying to Shanghai?
Being prepared before your flight can make your getaway to Shanghai a breeze. Below you’ll find some handy hints for a swift journey through security:

  • Security personnel first need to verify that you have a valid passport and boarding pass before you can proceed any further. Keep them close by.
  • Time to strip down. Well sort of. Your jacket, belt, keys and other items in your pocket, like coins, will need to go on a tray through the X-ray machine. Make the whole process easier by removing them as it gets closer to your turn.
  • Electronic devices like laptops and phones will also have to go on a tray to be scanned. No need to worry though, you’ll be back online soon enough.
  • Remove all gels and liquids from your hand luggage. They usually need to be sent through the X-ray machine separately. Each item should be in a container no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) and everything must fit in a single quart-size (one liter), clear zip-lock bag.
  • Slip-on shoes are a practical footwear choice as you’re less likely to have to remove them when going through security. Big boots and other heavy shoes are usually subjected to additional screening.
  • Avoid taking prohibited items in your carry-on bag. If you have any sharp objects like a pocket knife or tools, pack them safely away in your checked baggage. They won’t be allowed on board.

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