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London (LON) to Shanghai

All the information you need to plan the best LON to PVG flight in 2021: compare London to Shanghai flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in 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 £487 1-2 weeks out and tickets from £601 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 £447. You can even find prices in November for less than £447, as users have found deals to Shanghai from as low as £301. 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 May, June 2021

The best prices found for LON to Shanghai flights in May, June
4 Jun - 30 Sep
£593pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Air China
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Air China
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
3 Jun - 19 Jun
£615pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
24 Jun - 29 Jun
£686pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

London to Shanghai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Shanghai from London found for this year
16 Nov - 30 Nov
£279pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SAS
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
SAS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
16 Nov - 30 Nov
£282pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SAS
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
SAS
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
16 Nov - 30 Nov
£294pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SAS
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
SAS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to Shanghai from London

Save time with London to Shanghai direct flight deals
5 Nov - 25 Nov
£543pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Air China
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Air China
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
4 Jun - 30 Sep
£593pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Air China
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Air China
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
3 Sep - 14 Oct
£695pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Air China
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Air China
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
20 May - 28 May
£965pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
20 May - 11 Nov
£1,000pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
22 May - 11 Nov
£1,038pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to Shanghai from London

The cheapest one-way flights from London to Shanghai
02:25 - 18:25
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
33h 00m
STN - PVG
Multiple Airlines
£386
Kiwi.com
02:25 - 18:25
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
33h 00m
STN - PVG
Multiple Airlines
£389
Kiwi.com
02:25 - 18:25
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
33h 00m
STN - PVG
Multiple Airlines
£392
Kiwi.com

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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 £424 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London to Shanghai for under £424. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just £359, but on average you can expect to pay £393.

Are there direct flights from London to Shanghai for under £566 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from London to Shanghai under £566. A good price for a direct flight from London to Shanghai is less than £1,254.

Are there last-minute flights available from London to Shanghai for under £990?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London to Shanghai within the next 7 days for less than £990.

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 City - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl, 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 £237. While the most popular route (London Heathrow - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl) can be booked for £368 on average our data indicates £981 when flying from London to Shanghai

How long does is the flight from London to Shanghai?

There are many flights that can get you from London to Shanghai in 13h 05m. Fly via KLM, SWISS, or China Southern 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 Qatar Airways is currently your cheapest option to Shanghai, with prices starting at £360. Another option worth looking into is SAS, starting at £368 return.

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Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from London to Shanghai.
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£1 = ¥9.09
Average temperature for May in Shanghai
25.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Shanghai
17.0 mm

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Top 10 airlines flying 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 cancel fee 79%
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Air China
£391 £513 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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