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How to find the cheapest flight from
Heathrow (LHR) to Shanghai

All the information you need to plan the best LHR to SHA flight in 2021: compare Heathrow to Shanghai flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in 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 £496 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as £612.

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 £456 on average during November, but can be found for as low as £307.

Cheap flights from Heathrow to Shanghai in July, August 2021

The best prices found for LHR to Shanghai flights in July, August
20 Aug - 15 Apr
£969pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
20 Aug - 16 Apr
£1,232pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Finnair
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
12 Aug - 17 Nov
£1,239pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Aeroflot
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Heathrow to Shanghai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Shanghai from Heathrow found for this year
1 Nov - 30 Nov
£521pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Aeroflot
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Aeroflot
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
1 Nov - 30 Nov
£521pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Aeroflot
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Aeroflot
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
16 Nov - 5 Dec
£522pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Aeroflot
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Aeroflot
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to Shanghai from Heathrow

Save time with Heathrow to Shanghai direct flight deals
19 Nov - 1 May
£599pp
LHR
London Heathrow
China Southern
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
China Southern
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
16 Nov - 1 Feb
£1,807pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
14 Nov - 2 Dec
£1,814pp
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
4 Aug - 27 Nov
£1,473pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Aeroflot
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
4 Aug - 21 Oct
£1,584pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
3 Aug - 20 Aug
£1,650pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to Shanghai from Heathrow

The cheapest one-way flights from Heathrow to Shanghai
10:25 - 04:35
Air China
Direct
11h 10m
LHR - PVG
Air China
£544
AirChina
18:05 - 03:00
Bus
2 stops
25h 55m
LHR - PVG
Bus
£677
Combigo
04:20 - 18:05
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
30h 45m
LHR - PVG
Multiple Airlines
£686
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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 £576 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Heathrow to Shanghai for under £576. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Aeroflot for just £511, but on average you can expect to pay £552.

Are there direct flights from Heathrow to Shanghai for under £648 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Heathrow to Shanghai under £648. A good price for a direct flight from Heathrow to Shanghai is less than £4,041.

Are there last-minute flights available from Heathrow to Shanghai for under £1,513?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Heathrow to Shanghai within the next 7 days for less than £1,513.

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 £1,017, our data indicates the cheapest price to be £251. The most popular route (London Heathrow - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl), is priced around £541.

How long does is the flight from Heathrow to Shanghai?

China Southern, Aeroflot, and Japan Airlines can get you from Heathrow to Shanghai in just under 11h 25m. Your travel time can differ by up to 6h 25m. 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, Aeroflot (£511), and China Southern (£599) 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 Air China, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as £477. Check flights for Bus, as they currently have the next best price.

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Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Heathrow to Shanghai.
Today's exchange rate
£1 = ¥9.02
Flight duration
11h 45m
Average temperature for July in Shanghai
32.0 °C
Avg rainfall for July in Shanghai
29.0 mm

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Top 10 airlines flying 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 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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