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How Much Does it Cost To Fly To Shanghai?

One-way flights were as low as AU$707 and round trip flights were AU$1,090 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific
Air China
Japan Airlines
China Southern Airlines
China Southern Airlines
EVA Airways
EVA Airways
Air New Zealand
Air China
Japan Airlines
Philippine Airlines
Japan Airlines
All Nippon Airways
EVA Airways
EVA Airways
All Nippon Airways
All Nippon Airways
Philippine Airlines

Great Places to Fly From

OriginDestinationTravel DatesFlights From*
SYDShanghai4 Oct. - 18 Oct.AU$1,971
SYDShanghai4 Oct. - 18 Oct.AU$1,971
*Prices include taxes and fees

Flights To Shanghai

In a country with 1.4 billion people, having the title of “largest metropolis” is quite an accomplishment. From colonial riverfront houses to Buddhist temples to soaring skyscrapers, Shanghai is a hodgepodge of old and new and Eastern and Western. Are you ready for an adventure? So are we. Book your flight today and head for China tomorrow.

Getting Around Shanghai

Getting in and out of the airport after flights to Shanghai is easy. The Metro has a line that runs from the airport on the main east-west line through the city. Buses run to nearby cities like Hangzou, Suzhou, and Nanjing. Taxis are also an option, but they can be expensive. Want more freedom for less? Check out Wotif’s car hire options and get ready to rule the road.

When You Land…

If your flight to Shanghai touches down in the morning, enjoy a peaceful walk through Yuyuan Gardens for greenery and classical Chinese architecture.

Flights landing in the afternoon are perfect for catching some classic Western architecture on Hunan Road, Shaoxing Road or Hengshan Road.

After dark, walk down the HuangPu River in the Lujiazui District of Pudong to see some of the tallest buildings in Asia all lit up before heading to your Shanghai accommodation.

Live Like a Local

Since you’re “going” to Shanghai, why not take part in one of China’s most famous pastimes? Weigi, the game of Go, has only a few simple rules but plenty of ways to play. Want to see the city through the eyes of a local? Request your very own Shanghai greeter! Greeters are usually college students or other unpaid volunteers who can’t wait to meet travellers, so treat your guide to tea service or a meal to thank them. With Shanghai packages, the sky’s the limit.

Book with Wotif

Ready to say “hi” to Shanghai? Check out Wotif’s cheap flights to Shanghai. When you book with us, you get the best deals right at your fingertips. Enjoy your flight!

How to book cheap flights

What is the lowest price on Wotif for a flight to Shanghai?

Flights to Shanghai start as low as AU$1,090. Once you’ve snagged your flight, it’s time to build that itinerary. If your flight touches down in a bustling city, you’ll want a head start, so you can get from jet-way to getaway as quickly as possible. Flying for business? Squeeze in some sightseeing and a snack at a locally loved restaurant between meetings—you’ll have plenty of cash thanks to our cheap business class flights to Shanghai. You know what they say about all work and no play, after all.

What are the most popular airlines that fly to Shanghai?

Cathay Pacific, Air China, Japan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, EVA Airways, Air New Zealand, Philippine Airlines, All Nippon Airways. Pack your favourite magazines or stack your video queue for a mini-marathon of that television show your co-workers have been raving about. And if you get hooked a few episodes in, don’t worry; there’s always the return flight to finish the binge. Ready to book cheap flights to Shanghai? Check out our selection of airfares and start putting together a holiday that fits your schedule and price range. We offer sweet deals, so you don’t have to move mountains to see the world. In fact, we’ll help you get to those mountains (or ocean, or forest) today!

What are the cheapest days to fly?

Here’s an insider tip: Sunday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2020, we found that flights departing on a Sunday generally had the lowest average price, closely followed by flights on a Tuesday. You might want to think twice about flying on a Saturday though; generally, our data showed that it had the highest average ticket price.

What is the best day to buy a plane ticket?

Guess what? Boring old Thursday really is the best day to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2020, we found that flights purchased on a Thursday had the lowest airfares on average. Booking your plane ticket on a Sunday also seems to score pretty good deals. However, airfares purchased on a Tuesday generally have a higher than average ticket value, so you might want to prepare your budget if you’re booking early in the week.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

When comparing airfares booked through Wotif in 2020, our data shows March is one of the cheapest months to fly. On the other hand, the month of June can be one of the most expensive times to travel, with the highest average ticket price, so it’s best to get in early if June is your preferred travel month.

How far in advance can you book a flight?

Trying to figure out how early you should book your flight? It’s possible to start comparing international airfares on Wotif up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to Wotif’s 2020 flight demand trends, you can bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing 4 weeks to 3 months prior to travel.

How can I save money on flights?

Looking for clever ways to save on your next trip? Try mixing and matching airlines and fare types. Our data tells us, travellers who booked flights on Wotif in 2020 saved close to 50% off their airfare, when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.

*According to flight demand on Wotif.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

Can I fly to Shanghai (SHA) at the moment?

For all the latest info on the travel situation in Shanghai, see our Covid-19 Travel Advisor.

Need a Car For After Your Flight?

Economy Chevrolet Spark

Economy

Chevrolet Spark or similar
  • 4 people
Chevrolet Spark
Compact Ford Focus

Compact

Ford Focus or similar
  • 4 people
Ford Focus
Midsize Toyota Corolla

Midsize

Toyota Corolla or similar
  • 5 people
Toyota Corolla
SUV Jeep Compass

SUV

Jeep Compass or similar
  • 5 people
Jeep Compass

Hotels in Shanghai

Novotel Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel
Novotel Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel
4 out of 5
1102 Xiehe Road, Changning District, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is AU$102 per night from 10 Jul. to 10 Jul.
Located in Changning, this eco-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Zhongshan Park, Jing'an Temple and National Exhibition and Convention Center. Beixinjing ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"Very nice. Very clean and staff are very friendly. Rooms are really nice"

Reviewed on 2 Apr. 2019

Novotel Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel
Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, an IHG Hotel
Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
5888 Chenhua Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai
The price is AU$459 per night from 5 Jul. to 5 Jul.
This family-friendly Shanghai hotel is located on the waterfront, within 3 mi (5 km) of Tian Ma Country Club and Shanghai Chenshan Botanic Gardens. Sheshan Observatory ...
Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, an IHG Hotel
Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park
Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park
4.5 out of 5
No. 1018 Changning Road, Changning District, Shanghai, Shanghai
The price is AU$150 per night from 2 Jul. to 2 Jul.
Located in Changning, this luxury hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Jing'an Temple and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Jade Buddha Temple. People's Square and Shanghai Museum ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"Excellent access to public transport to voth airports. Hotel is nice and comfortable."

Reviewed on 4 Feb. 2019

Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on Wotif.com from , as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.