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Edinburgh (EDI) to Shanghai

All the information you need to plan the best EDI to SHA flight in 2021: compare Edinburgh to Shanghai flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Shanghai.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Edinburgh to Shanghai (EDI - SH)?

When flying from Edinburgh to Shanghai, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 34 days in advance to save up to 52% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 34 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Edinburgh to Shanghai 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as £522, or £716 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of March. Prices to Shanghai from Edinburgh average £513. You can even find prices in March for less than £513, as users have found deals to Shanghai from as low as £343. The month of August appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Shanghai from Edinburgh. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 29%.

Cheap flights from Edinburgh to Shanghai in October, November 2021

The best prices found for EDI to Shanghai flights in October, November
23 Nov - 29 Mar
£1,781pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
KLM
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
23 Nov - 29 Mar
£1,786pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Finnair
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
23 Nov - 28 Mar
£1,895pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

Edinburgh Turnhouse to Shanghai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Shanghai from Edinburgh found for this year
23 Nov - 29 Mar
£1,781pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
KLM
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
23 Nov - 29 Mar
£1,786pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Finnair
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
23 Nov - 28 Mar
£1,895pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

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Flight FAQs

From Edinburgh to Shanghai

What airport do you fly from for flights from Edinburgh to Shanghai?

Edinburgh Turnhouse (EDI), located 6.8 mi from the city centre, is the airport you fly out of when you book flights from Edinburgh to Shanghai.

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

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and KLM 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 £1,400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Edinburgh to Shanghai for under £1,400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just £1,386, but on average you can expect to pay £2,307.

What are the cheapest flights from Edinburgh to Shanghai?

The cheapest flight price from Edinburgh to Shanghai is £337. On average you can expect to pay £1,277. The most popular route, (Edinburgh Turnhouse - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl), can usually be booked for £1,017.

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

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

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Shanghai, China

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Shanghai from Edinburgh?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Edinburgh Turnhouse to Shanghai

Most visitors from Edinburgh Turnhouse will not be allowed to enter Shanghai.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Edinburgh Turnhouse must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Shanghai.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Edinburgh Turnhouse are not required to quarantine after entering Shanghai.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be presented upon arrival


Do I need a test to fly back to Edinburgh from Shanghai?

Returning to Edinburgh Turnhouse from Shanghai

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Shanghai must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Edinburgh Turnhouse.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Shanghai are not required to quarantine after entering Edinburgh Turnhouse.

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Destination information for Shanghai

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Edinburgh to Shanghai.
Today's exchange rate
£1 = ¥8.79
Average temperature for October in Shanghai
23.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Shanghai
4.0 mm

Airports servicing Edinburgh

Top 10 airlines flying from Edinburgh Turnhouse 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
£278 £414 No cancel fee 76%
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Hainan Airlines
£312 £476 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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British Airways
£327 £447 No cancel fee 70%
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Virgin Atlantic
£351 £506 No cancel fee 72%
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Air France
£360 £482 No cancel fee 77%
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XiamenAir
£360 £499 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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KLM
£364 £551 No cancel fee 75%
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Emirates
£411 £594 No cancel fee 75%
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Finnair
£454 £850 No cancel fee 76%
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SAS
£494 £602 No cancel fee 77%
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