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How to find the cheapest flight from
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 £517 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as £637.

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 £474 on average during November, but can be found for as low as £319.

Cheap flights from Heathrow to Shanghai in November, December 2020

The best prices found for LHR to Shanghai flights in November, December
22 Dec - 14 Jan
£670pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SAS
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
SAS
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
22 Dec - 14 Jan
£683pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SAS
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
SAS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
12 Dec - 3 Jan
£841pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Austrian Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Heathrow to Shanghai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Shanghai from Heathrow found for next year
22 Dec - 14 Jan
£670pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SAS
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
SAS
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
22 Dec - 14 Jan
£683pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SAS
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
SAS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
12 Dec - 3 Jan
£841pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Austrian Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to Shanghai from Heathrow

Save time with Heathrow to Shanghai direct flight deals
1 May - 9 May
£361pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
1 May - 9 May
£364pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
1 May - 8 May
£423pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Last-minute flights from Heathrow to Shanghai

Late deals on return flights to Shanghai from Heathrow, departing today and this week
30 Nov - 10 Dec
£946pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SAS
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
SAS
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
30 Nov - 10 Dec
£963pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SAS
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
SAS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
30 Nov - 10 Dec
£964pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SAS
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
SAS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to Shanghai from Heathrow

The cheapest one-way flights from Heathrow to Shanghai
12:15 - 04:50
Aeroflot
1 stop
32h 35m
LHR - PVG
Aeroflot
£383
Travelgenio
13:10 - 02:45
Finnair
1 stop
29h 35m
LHR - PVG
Finnair
09:25 - 02:55
SWISS
2 stops
57h 30m
LHR - PVG
SWISS
£501
swiss

Related info for your journey

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

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 £375 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Heathrow to Shanghai for under £375. The cheapest flight booked recently is on British Airways for just £361, but on average you can expect to pay £390.

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

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Heathrow to Shanghai under £375. A good price for a direct flight from Heathrow to Shanghai is less than £792.

Are there last-minute flights available from Heathrow to Shanghai for under £975?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Heathrow to Shanghai within the next 7 days for less than £975.

What days are direct flights available from Heathrow to Shanghai?

Direct flights can be found on the following days: Thursday.

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 £483, our data indicates the cheapest price to be £310. The most popular route (London Heathrow - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl), is priced around £362.

What are the most reliable airlines from Heathrow to Shanghai?

Consider China Eastern (100%), TAP AIR PORTUGAL (100%) or Air China (100%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Heathrow to Shanghai.

How long does is the flight from Heathrow to Shanghai?

British Airways, Lufthansa, and SAS can get you from Heathrow to Shanghai in just under 11h 20m. Your travel time can differ by up to 2h 15m. 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, British Airways (£362), SWISS (£372), and Lufthansa (£390) 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 Aeroflot, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as £379. However, be on the lookout for offers from Finnair and SWISS, as they are both options that can get you from Heathrow to Shanghai for a low price.

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Destination information for Shanghai

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Heathrow to Shanghai
Today's exchange rate
£1 = ¥8.77
Flight duration
11h 57m
Average temperature for November in Shanghai
17.0 °C
Avg rainfall for November in Shanghai
9.0 mm

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Top 10 airlines from Heathrow to Shanghai

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Heathrow 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
SWISS
£423 £476 No change fee 79%
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Air China
£408 £517 N/A 67%
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Etihad Airways
£478 £622 No change fee 75%
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Hainan Airlines
£543 £647 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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Lufthansa
£411 £649 No change fee 76%
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Air France
£497 £709 No change fee 77%
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SAS
£580 £734 No change fee 77%
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Finnair
£514 £759 No change fee 76%
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Qatar Airways
£599 £784 No cancel fee 68%
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Aeroflot
£622 £803 N/A 79%
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