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Heathrow (LHR) to Shanghai

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Heathrow to Shanghai, book at least 60 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 43% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from £502 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as £618.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in August. For low rates, November can be a great choice for travel to Shanghai. Flights to Shanghai from Heathrow in November are about £461 on average during November, but can be found for as low as £310.

Cheap flights from Heathrow to Shanghai in April, May 2021

22 Apr - 29 May
£618pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
14 May - 18 Jun
£623pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Air China
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Air China
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
23 Apr - 29 May
£631pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

Heathrow to Shanghai 2021 flight deals

5 Nov - 18 Nov
£417pp
LHR
London Heathrow
China Southern
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
China Southern
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
5 Nov - 18 Nov
£421pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SAS
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
SAS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
1 Nov - 8 Nov
£424pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SAS
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
SAS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to Shanghai from Heathrow

11 Jun - 8 Jul
£594pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Air China
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Air China
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
4 Jun - 2 Sep
£599pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Air China
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Air China
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
11 Jun - 9 Sep
£618pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Air China
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Air China
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Last-minute flights from Heathrow to Shanghai

22 Apr - 29 May
£618pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
23 Apr - 29 May
£631pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
22 Apr - 30 May
£725pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to Shanghai from Heathrow

03:30 - 03:45
Finnair
1 stop
41h 15m
LHR - PVG
Finnair
17:00 - 11:10
Air China
Direct
11h 10m
LHR - PVG
Air China
£486
Expedia
14:50 - 18:25
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
44h 35m
LHR - PVG
Multiple Airlines
£490
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Heathrow to Shanghai

Are flight prices decreasing from Heathrow 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 Heathrow 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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from London Heathrow to Shanghai to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travellers booking flights from London Heathrow to Shanghai include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from London Heathrow to Shanghai have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and China Eastern 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 Heathrow to Shanghai for under £583 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Heathrow to Shanghai for under £583. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Finnair for just £532, but on average you can expect to pay £581.

Are there direct flights from Heathrow to Shanghai for under £655 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Heathrow to Shanghai under £655. A good price for a direct flight from Heathrow to Shanghai is less than £1,212.

Are there last-minute flights available from Heathrow to Shanghai for under £655?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Heathrow to Shanghai within the next 7 days for less than £655.

Is Heathrow weather warmer or cooler than Shanghai?

Temperatures around the 32 °Cs can be experienced in July. The weather in Shanghai is hotter than in Heathrow. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

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

Before booking your flight from Heathrow to Shanghai, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Air France, Finnair or British Airways.

What are the cheapest flights from Heathrow to Shanghai?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Heathrow to Shanghai? While on average our users pay £1,010, our data indicates the cheapest price to be £244. The most popular route (London Heathrow - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl), is priced around £735.

How long does is the flight from Heathrow to Shanghai?

Air China, SAS, and Finnair can get you from Heathrow to Shanghai in just under 11h 10m. Your travel time can differ by up to 2h 45m. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

According to our current data, Finnair (£533), SAS (£538), and Air China (£594) offers the cheapest pricing from Heathrow to Shanghai.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Finnair, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as £421. Check flights for Air China, as they currently have the next best price.

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Top 10 airlines flying from Heathrow to Shanghai

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
SWISS
£423 £476 No cancel fee 79%
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Air China
£408 £517 No cancel fee 67%
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Etihad Airways
£478 £622 No cancel fee 75%
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Hainan Airlines
£543 £647 No cancel fee 61%

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Lufthansa
£411 £649 No cancel fee 76%
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Air France
£497 £709 No cancel fee 77%
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SAS
£580 £734 No cancel fee 77%
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Finnair
£514 £759 No cancel fee 76%
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Qatar Airways
£599 £784 No cancel fee 68%
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Aeroflot
£622 £803 No cancel fee 79%
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