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How to find the cheapest flight from
Edinburgh (EDI) to Shanghai

How far in advance should I book a flight from Edinburgh to Shanghai?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 60 days in advance, which can save you up to 43% on flights from Edinburgh to Shanghai compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 60 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at £517. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from £637.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Edinburgh to Shanghai?

November can be a great time to fly to Shanghai from Edinburgh with a flight ticket averaging about £474. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of November for as cheap as £319. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of August.

Cheap flights from Edinburgh to Shanghai in November, December 2020

The best prices found for EDI to Shanghai flights in November, December
27 Nov - 29 Nov
£1,369pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
27 Nov - 29 Nov
£1,396pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
27 Nov - 29 Nov
£1,569pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

Edinburgh to Shanghai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Shanghai from Edinburgh found for next year
27 Nov - 29 Nov
£1,369pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
27 Nov - 29 Nov
£1,396pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
27 Nov - 29 Nov
£1,569pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Edinburgh to Shanghai flights.

Flight FAQs

From Edinburgh to Shanghai

Are flight prices decreasing from Edinburgh to Shanghai due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Edinburgh and Shanghai for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Which airlines flying from Edinburgh Turnhouse to Shanghai have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and Hainan Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Edinburgh to Shanghai for under £450 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Edinburgh to Shanghai for under £450. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Lufthansa for just £379, but on average you can expect to pay £498.

Are there direct flights from Edinburgh to Shanghai for under £375 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Edinburgh to Shanghai, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Is Edinburgh weather warmer or cooler than Shanghai?

Expect the weather to be around 32 °C on average in July. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Shanghai is generally hotter than in Edinburgh.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Edinburgh to Shanghai?

Air France, British Airways and Emirates are the most popular airlines when flying from Edinburgh to Shanghai.

What are the cheapest flights from Edinburgh to Shanghai?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Edinburgh to Shanghai? While on average our users pay £418, our data indicates the cheapest price to be £339. The most popular route (Edinburgh Turnhouse - Shanghai Pu Dong), is priced around £379.

How long does is the flight from Edinburgh to Shanghai?

Airlines like Lufthansa, British Airways, and Turkish Airlines fly from Edinburgh to Shanghai in about 16h 20m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 50m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Edinburgh to Shanghai return?

Currently priced at £379, Lufthansa will fly you from Edinburgh to Shanghai and back. In addition to Lufthansa, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Austrian Airlines and Qatar Airways - these airlines can fly you to your destination from £451 and £490, respectively.

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Destination information for Shanghai

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Edinburgh to Shanghai
Today's exchange rate
£1 = ¥8.77
Average temperature for November in Shanghai
17.0 °C
Avg rainfall for November in Shanghai
9.0 mm

Airports servicing Edinburgh

Top 10 airlines from Edinburgh to Shanghai

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Edinburgh to Shanghai choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Lufthansa
£383 £571 No change fee 76%
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British Airways
£451 £616 No cancel fee 70%
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Hainan Airlines
£430 £656 No cancel fee 61%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Hainan Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Air France
£496 £664 No change fee 77%
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XiamenAir
£496 £687 No cancel fee 49%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by XiamenAir. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Virgin Atlantic
£483 £697 No cancel fee 72%
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KLM
£501 £759 No change fee 75%
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Emirates
£566 £819 No cancel fee 75%
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SAS
£681 £829 No change fee 77%
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Qatar Airways
£724 £917 No cancel fee 68%
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