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How to find the cheapest flight from
London (LON) to Shanghai

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

To save up to 43% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 60 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from London to Shanghai from £517 1-2 weeks out and tickets from £637 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of November. Prices to Shanghai from London average £474. You can even find prices in November for less than £474, as users have found deals to Shanghai from as low as £319. The month of August appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Shanghai from London. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 46%.

Cheap flights from London to Shanghai in November, December 2020

The best prices found for LON 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

London to Shanghai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Shanghai from London 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 London

Save time with London 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 London to Shanghai

Late deals on return flights to Shanghai from London, 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 London

The cheapest one-way flights from London 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
16:20 - 02:45
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
50h 25m
LGW - PVG
Multiple Airlines
£462
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From London to Shanghai

Are flight prices decreasing from London 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 London 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 to Shanghai to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Etihad Airways to help keep travellers safe while flying. New policies for travellers booking flights from London 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 to Shanghai have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from London to Shanghai that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and China Eastern. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from London to Shanghai for under £375 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London 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 £387.

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

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from London to Shanghai under £375. A good price for a direct flight from London to Shanghai is less than £733.

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

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

What days are direct flights available from London to Shanghai?

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Thursday.

Is London weather warmer or cooler than Shanghai?

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

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

Consider Air France, Finnair or British Airways when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from London to Shanghai.

What are the most popular routes from London to Shanghai?

While some choose either London Heathrow - Shanghai Pu Dong or London Stansted - Shanghai Pu Dong, London Heathrow - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl is the most popular route from London to Shanghai.

What are the cheapest flights from London to Shanghai?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for £310. While the most popular route (London Heathrow - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl) can be booked for £362 on average our data indicates £483 when flying from London to Shanghai

What are the most reliable airlines from London to Shanghai?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from London to Shanghai are China Eastern (100%), TAP AIR PORTUGAL (100%) and Air China (100%).

How long does is the flight from London to Shanghai?

There are many flights that can get you from London to Shanghai in 11h 10m. Fly via Air China, British Airways, or Lufthansa to get the fastest option. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

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

Flying on British Airways is currently your cheapest option to Shanghai, with prices starting at £362. Additional return tickets that might be worth considering are offered by SWISS and Lufthansa, with the lowest prices starting at £372 and £390, respectively.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Aeroflot, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as £379. Check flights for Finnair, as they currently have the next best price.

Arrival points for flights from London to Shanghai

Destination information for Shanghai

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from London 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

Airports servicing London

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Top 10 airlines from London to Shanghai

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from London 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
£391 £513 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%

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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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