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Cheap Flights from London to Shanghai

  • London Shanghai

    Thu, 12 Mar - Wed, 18 Mar

    From £299.21
  • London Shanghai

    Thu, 12 Mar - Wed, 18 Mar

    From £312.03
  • London Shanghai

    Thu, 6 Feb - Mon, 10 Feb

    From £333.82
  • London Shanghai

    Tue, 11 Feb - Mon, 17 Feb

    From £338.35
  • London Shanghai

    Sat, 7 Mar - Thu, 12 Mar

    From £338.35
  • London Shanghai

    Thu, 5 Mar - Sun, 8 Mar

    From £339.68

Prices shown are for 1 adult ticket including taxes & fees.(As ticket fares can change frequently, these advertised prices are for reference only. The actual prices will be shown at time of booking.)

London to Shanghai Flight Information

Below are some common questions asked about this flight route:

Best time to book London to Shanghai flights

Generally the best time to book London to Shanghai flights is two months in advance. And the cheapest days to fly are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Sunday is the most expensive.

How many direct flights from London to Shanghai?

There are 24 direct flights from London to Shanghai.

What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from London to Shanghai?

British Airways provides 41 of the non-stop flights between London and Shanghai.

Airlines flying this route:
Airports in London:
Airports in Shanghai:
Average duration of direct flights: 11h21m

London to Shanghai Flight Schedule

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Arrival
Weekly Schedule
21:00 LHR 16:35 PVG
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13:25 LHR 08:30 PVG
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13:50 LHR 09:10 PVG
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21:35 LHR 17:00 PVG
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13:25 LHR 08:30 PVG
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12:10 LGW 08:00 PVG
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11:30 LGW 06:45 PVG
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Flights to Pudong International Airport (PVG) from London

11 Feb, 12:00 - 17 Feb, 01:25
MU | China Eastern Airlines
12h 0m
LGW - PVG
Nonstop
£338
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22 Feb, 11:30 - 26 Feb, 01:55
CA | Air China
11h 15m
LGW - PVG
Nonstop
£346
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12 Mar, 13:25 - 18 Mar, 11:50
VS | Virgin Atlantic
11h 5m
LHR - PVG
Nonstop
£349
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6 Feb, 13:50 - 10 Feb, 01:55
BA | British Airways
11h 20m
LHR - PVG
Nonstop
£368
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7 Mar, 21:35 - 9 Mar, 10:55
CZ | China Southern Airlines
11h 25m
LHR - PVG
Nonstop
£419
Round-trip from
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Flights to Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) from London

13 Mar, 17:40 - 17 Mar, 01:55
CA | Air China
14h 55m
LHR - SHA
1 stop
£380
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13 Feb, 21:10 - 20 Feb, 10:55
CZ | China Southern Airlines
30h 5m
LHR - SHA
1 stop
£382
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28 Feb, 12:05 - 3 Mar, 01:55
CA | Air China
14h 30m
LHR - SHA
1 stop
£381
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20 Mar, 12:05 - 25 Mar, 01:55
CA | Air China
15h 30m
LHR - SHA
1 stop
£382
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27 Feb, 22:20 - 5 Mar, 10:55
CZ | China Southern Airlines
15h 50m
LHR - SHA
1 stop
£402
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Prices shown are for 1 adult ticket including taxes & fees.(As ticket fares can change frequently, these advertised prices are for reference only. The actual prices will be shown at time of booking.)

Flight From London To Shanghai

Shanghai is the largest city in China and the busiest one too. Despite a population of over 24 million, the city has a lot of quiet historic locations and various tourist attractions to visit. The city’s strategic position at the mouth of the Yangtze River has given it the world’s busiest container ports. Shanghai provides a lot of opportunities to explore the water along the Chinese coast and its inland waterways. A beautiful combination of old Chinese culture and rich crowd, the city of Shanghai is one to visit.

Tip: Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best times to visit Shanghai. The place offers lovely weather and is less crowded during these seasons.

Traveling to Shanghai

There are many flights available from London to Shanghai at reasonable rates. However, China Eastern Airlines offers several cheap flights from London to Shanghai. There are also many direct flights from London to Shanghai available with British Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airlines and more. The London to Shanghai flights are usually 12 hours long without any stops and end at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

Tip: It’s advised to book your flight tickets from London to Shanghai in advance as they get really expensive around Christmas and New Year.

Top Things to See in Shanghai

From old historic culture to quirky entertainment, Shanghai has a variety of things to offer for every tourist. Shanghai is known for its acrobatic arts around the world and Shanghai Circus World is an amazing place to experience it. The performances of Insertion of Time are as good as any Broadway Musical. You can also visit the Oriental Pearl Tower and get the thrill of looking down the entire city from its glass floor.

A trip down the Chinese history is sure to come with the Shanghai Museum that holds old Chinese coins, priceless paintings, and intricately carved ceramics. The five-floor museum holds over 120,000 pieces of art divided amongst 11 galleries. The city also features several beautiful water towns, Zhujiajiao being one of the best-preserved of the lot. The 1700 years old town has 35 ancient bridges and cruising under them is an experience of a lifetime.

Tip: Travel in the city with Shanghai Maglev Train and experience the best of technology and modern architecture.

Dining and Shopping in Shanghai

Take a trip down the Tianzifang are to experience old Chinese architecture. The area is filled with various boutiques, trendy studios and art galleries where you can buy little souvenirs to carry home. You can also visit Nanjing Road, one of the world’s largest shopping streets. The street witnesses about a million customers a day, and has stores selling everything from daily necessities to upscale items. Experience the best Asian food at Jin Xuan and HIYA, and if you wish to try other cuisines, you can visit Scena or Club Room.

Tip: Shanghai is also well known for its nightlife and you must visit one of its coveted clubs to experience it.

Trip.com helps you get amazing deals on flight and hotel bookings. You can get a variety of discounts and plan your entire trip on the site. Their amazing customer service can resolve any of your queries, anytime. For your London to Shanghai flight booking, Trip.com will be a great pick.

Roundtrip vs One-Way Flights from London to Shanghai

There is usually no major price difference between buying a roundtrip flight versus a one-way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one-way flight from London to Shanghai. However, booking a roundtrip flight is a simpler process. You can compare roundtrip and one-way flights by using our flight comparison tool.

Direct vs Connecting Flights from London to Shanghai

The average price for connecting flights from London to Shanghai is GBP 319.72. The average price for nonstop flights from London to Shanghai is GBP 584.38.

Travel from London to Shanghai

Shanghai attracts thousands of visitors every year for both business and pleasure. Planning a trip from London to Shanghai is easy when you use Trip.com to help you make travel arrangements. With Trip.com, you can search for available flights and hotel rooms, and then make your booking quickly and easily online.

A Trip to Remember

Make your journey from London to Shanghai a trip to remember when you use Trip.com to review city attractions before you arrive. With a preview of what's available at your destination, you can make any necessary reservations in advance for the best travel experience possible.

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