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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 £502. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from £619.

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 £461. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of November for as cheap as £311. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of August.

Cheap flights from Edinburgh to Shanghai in April, May 2021

1 May - 30 Jun
£1,206pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
1 May - 30 Jun
£1,208pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
1 May - 30 Jun
£1,212pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

Edinburgh to Shanghai 2021 flight deals

25 Nov - 28 Nov
£621pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Finnair
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Finnair
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
17 Nov - 21 Nov
£622pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Finnair
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Finnair
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
25 Nov - 28 Nov
£624pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Finnair
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Finnair
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

Last-minute flights from Edinburgh to Shanghai

16 Apr - 18 Apr
£1,279pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
16 Apr - 18 Apr
£1,375pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Austrian Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
16 Apr - 18 Apr
£2,137pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

One-way flights to Shanghai from Edinburgh

12:40 - 21:20
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
25h 40m
EDI - PVG
Multiple Airlines
£764
Gotogate
06:00 - 03:15
Finnair
1 stop
38h 15m
EDI - PVG
Finnair
02:00 - 07:00
XiamenAir
2 stops
22h 00m
EDI - SHA
XiamenAir

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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 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 £729 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Edinburgh to Shanghai for under £729. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just £662, but on average you can expect to pay £1,500.

Are there direct flights from Edinburgh to Shanghai for under £656 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.

Are there last-minute flights available from Edinburgh to Shanghai for under £1,313?

There are currently 4+ open flights from Edinburgh to Shanghai within the next 7 days for less than £1,313.

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 £913, our data indicates the cheapest price to be £292. The most popular route (Edinburgh Turnhouse - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl), is priced around £663.

How long does is the flight from Edinburgh to Shanghai?

Airlines like China Eastern and XiamenAir fly from Edinburgh to Shanghai in about 25h 50m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 8h 45m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Currently priced at £969, XiamenAir will fly you from Edinburgh to Shanghai and back. In addition to XiamenAir, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on China Eastern for as low as £2,047.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Edinburgh to Shanghai one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Finnair, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as £585. However, be on the lookout for offers from XiamenAir and Turkish Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Edinburgh to Shanghai for a low price.

Destination information for Shanghai

Today's exchange rate
£1 = ¥8.99
Average temperature for April in Shanghai
20.0 °C
Avg rainfall for April in Shanghai
25.0 mm

Airports servicing Edinburgh

Top 10 airlines flying from Edinburgh to Shanghai

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Lufthansa
£383 £571 No cancel 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 cancel 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 cancel fee 75%
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Emirates
£566 £819 No cancel fee 75%
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SAS
£681 £829 No cancel fee 77%
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Qatar Airways
£724 £917 No cancel fee 68%
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