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Cheap Flights from London to Shanghai, CN, China - LON to SHA Last modified: 26-May-2016 13:20

Popular flights from London to Shanghai Last modified: 26-May-2016 13:20

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Aer Lingus
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
17-Jun-2016 22-Jun-2016 £706
Air Berlin
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
11-Aug-2016 16-Aug-2016 £675
16-Aug-2016 23-Aug-2016 £675
16-Aug-2016 02-Sep-2016 £675
17-Aug-2016 31-Aug-2016 £675
24-Aug-2016 31-Aug-2016 £675
Air China
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
22-Sep-2016 04-Oct-2016 £406
Air Europa
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
19-Sep-2016 30-Sep-2016 £1,024
19-Sep-2016 03-Oct-2016 £1,024
21-Sep-2016 27-Sep-2016 £1,024
22-Sep-2016 30-Sep-2016 £1,024
22-Sep-2016 04-Oct-2016 £1,024
Air France
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
20-Sep-2016 04-Oct-2016 £439
Alitalia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
16-Jun-2016 23-Jun-2016 £629
08-Jul-2016 11-Jul-2016 £629
Austrian Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
04-Jun-2016 06-Jun-2016 £403
British Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
03-Jun-2016 08-Jun-2016 £481
04-Jul-2016 21-Jul-2016 £481
11-Jul-2016 20-Jul-2016 £481
11-Jul-2016 24-Jul-2016 £481
11-Jul-2016 24-Jul-2016 £481
China Eastern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
31-May-2016 20-Jun-2016 £540
01-Jun-2016 07-Jun-2016 £540
01-Jun-2016 17-Jun-2016 £540
01-Jun-2016 21-Jun-2016 £540
02-Jun-2016 21-Jun-2016 £540
China Southern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
01-Jun-2016 20-Jun-2016 £438
02-Jun-2016 11-Jun-2016 £438
07-Jun-2016 13-Jun-2016 £438
08-Jun-2016 13-Jun-2016 £438
08-Jun-2016 21-Jun-2016 £438
Czech Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
19-Jun-2016 24-Jun-2016 £2,437
Finnair
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
09-Jun-2016 14-Jun-2016 £487
09-Jun-2016 21-Jun-2016 £487
09-Jun-2016 27-Jun-2016 £487
13-Jun-2016 21-Jun-2016 £487
14-Jun-2016 21-Jun-2016 £487
Hainan Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
01-Sep-2016 21-Sep-2016 £572
Iberia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
08-Jul-2016 11-Jul-2016 £685
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
01-Jun-2016 19-Jun-2016 £442
02-Jun-2016 16-Jun-2016 £442
02-Jun-2016 21-Jun-2016 £442
03-Jun-2016 12-Jun-2016 £442
03-Jun-2016 18-Jun-2016 £442
Lufthansa German Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
08-Jun-2016 23-Jun-2016 £420
15-Jun-2016 21-Jun-2016 £420
15-Jun-2016 23-Jun-2016 £420
16-Jun-2016 23-Jun-2016 £420
22-Sep-2016 05-Oct-2016 £420
Luxair
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
27-May-2016 30-May-2016 £2,376
Sas Scandinavian Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
01-Jun-2016 15-Jun-2016 £438
01-Jun-2016 19-Jun-2016 £438
01-Jun-2016 20-Jun-2016 £438
02-Jun-2016 22-Jun-2016 £438
03-Jun-2016 10-Jun-2016 £438
Tap Portugal
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
01-Sep-2016 08-Sep-2016 £2,799
01-Sep-2016 12-Sep-2016 £2,799
01-Sep-2016 15-Sep-2016 £2,799
16-Sep-2016 27-Sep-2016 £2,799
19-Sep-2016 01-Oct-2016 £2,799
Tianjin Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
16-Jul-2016 26-Jul-2016 £476
16-Jul-2016 29-Jul-2016 £476
20-Jul-2016 26-Jul-2016 £476
06-Aug-2016 12-Aug-2016 £476
06-Aug-2016 16-Aug-2016 £476
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
21-Jun-2016 28-Jun-2016 £506
Xiamen Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
30-May-2016 07-Jun-2016 £594
30-May-2016 10-Jun-2016 £594
31-May-2016 06-Jun-2016 £594
31-May-2016 12-Jun-2016 £594
02-Jun-2016 09-Jun-2016 £594

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from London to Shanghai (LON to SHA)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from London to Shanghai, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be £416.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from London to Shanghai (LON to SHA)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from London to Shanghai based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from London to Shanghai

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from London to Shanghai should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days £520 £433
7-14 days £481 £403
14-21 days £540 £412
21-30 days £506 £420
30-60 days £481 £424
60-90 days £677 £429
90+ days £481 £403

Cheapest Day To Fly from London to Shanghai

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from London to Shanghai.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
£412 £412 £412 £412 £425 £403 £431

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from London to Shanghai

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from London to Shanghai.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May London Shanghai SAS 31/05/16 20/06/16 1 £442
June London Shanghai Austrian 04/06/16 06/06/16 1 £403
July London Shanghai Lufthansa 02/07/16 18/07/16 1 £427
August London Shanghai Lufthansa 29/08/16 07/09/16 1 £429
September London Shanghai Air China 22/09/16 04/10/16 2 £406
October London Shanghai Lufthansa 21/10/16 31/10/16 2 £394
November London Shanghai China Eastern 03/11/16 13/11/16 2 £406
December London Shanghai Austrian 24/12/16 09/01/17 1 £421

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from London to Shanghai

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from London to Shanghai.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
£545
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
£545 £563
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
£563 £540
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
£540 £545
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
£545 £1,392
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
£1,392

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from London to Shanghai (LON to SHA)

Your London to Shanghai flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from London to Shanghai is £653.

The average price for non-stop flights from London to Shanghai is £660.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from London to Shanghai.

Nonstop Flight Details from London to Shanghai
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
British Airways 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 11:55 22:35
China Eastern 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 21:20 21:20
Virgin Atlantic 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 15:15 15:15

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from London to Shanghai (LON to SHA)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip 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 round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from London to Shanghai is £1,143.

The average price for round trip flights from London to Shanghai is £589.

London to Shanghai Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from London to Shanghai?
Answer: The average London to Shanghai flight time is 11 hours and 17 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between London and Shanghai?
Answer: The distance from London to Shanghai is 9236 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from London to Shanghai?
Answer: There are 24 direct flights from London to Shanghai.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from London to Shanghai?
Answer: British Airways provides 41% of the non-stop flights between London and Shanghai.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from London to Shanghai?
Answer: Tokyo, JP

Airlines Flying from London to Shanghai (LON to SHA) Number of flights searched: 651Last modified: 26-May-2016 13:20

Below are the different airlines that fly from London to Shanghai with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from London to Shanghai.

London to Shanghai
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Air France CDG X X X X X X X
Air India DEL X X X X X
Finnair HEL X X X X X X X
British Airways - X X X X X X X
EVA Air BKK / TPE X X X X X X X
Air China PEK X X X X X X X
Cathay HKG X X X X X X X
China Southern CAN X X X X X X X
Emirates DXB X X X X X X X
Ethiopian ADD X X X X X X X
Etihad AUH X X X X X X X
JAL HND X X X X X X X
Korean ICN X X X X X X X
KLM AMS X X X X X X X
Lufthansa FRA X X X X X X X
Swiss ZRH X X X X X X X
Swiss GVA / ZRH X X X X X X X
Malaysia KUL X X X X X X X
Air Mauritius MRU X
China Eastern - X X X X X X X
All Nippon HND X X X X X X X
Austrian VIE X X X X X X X
Asiana ICN X X X X X X X
Philippine MNL X X X X X X
Qatar DOH X X X X X X X
SAS CPH X X X X X X X
SAS OSL / CPH X X X X X X X
Singapore SIN X X X X X X X
Aeroflot SVO X X X X X X X
Thai BKK X X X X X X X
Turkish IST X X X X X X X
Srilankan CMB X X X X
Virgin Atlantic - X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in London and Shanghai, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap International Flights from London - LON

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
London to New York Aegean, American, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, airBaltic, Condor, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Kuwait, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, TAROM, SATA, XL Airways, SAS, Brussels, Jetairfly, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, City Jet, Great Lakes £331
London to Hong Kong Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, airBaltic, Cathay, Condor, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, NIKI, Hong Kong, Iberia, Meridiana, Adria, Dragonair, KLM, Air Malta, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, Czech, Austrian, TAROM, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic £416
London to Manila Cebu Pacific, Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Adria, KLM, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, Czech, Austrian, Philippine, TAROM, SAS, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic £441
London to Dubai Germanwings, Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Royal Brunei, airBaltic, Norwegian Air, Condor, Aer Lingus, Emirates, Eurowings, flydubai, Air Arabia, transavia.com, Iberia, KLM, Air Malta, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SmartWings, TAROM, SAS, Brussels, Germania, Tap Portugal, easyJet, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, WIZZ, Monarch £278
London to Seoul Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, airBaltic, Condor, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Korean, KLM, Air Malta, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, Czech, Austrian, Asiana, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic £439
London to Beijing Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, airBaltic, Air China, China Southern, Condor, Aer Lingus, Tianjin, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, Xiamen, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, Shenzhen £387
London to Bangkok Germanwings, Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, EVA Air, airBaltic, Condor, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, Iberia, KLM, Air Malta, Luxair, Lufthansa, Czech, Austrian, Bangkok, SAS, Brussels, Thai, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic £344
London to Hangzhou Sichuan, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, Aer Lingus, Tianjin, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Xiamen, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Virgin Atlantic, Shenzhen £451
London to Singapore Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, airBaltic, Condor, Aer Lingus, NIKI, Iberia, Meridiana, Adria, KLM, Air Malta, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, SilkAir, Czech, Austrian, SmartWings, SAS, Brussels, Singapore, Tap Portugal, Scoot, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic £464
London to Toronto Aegean, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Iberia, KLM, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Arkefly, Austrian, SATA, SAS, Brussels, Corsair, Jetairfly, Tap Portugal, Air Transat, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, FlexFlight, WestJet £293
London to Sydney Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, NIKI, Iberia, Jetstar, KLM, Lufthansa, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic £561
London to Kuala Lumpur Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, AirAsia, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, airBaltic, AirAsia X, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Adria, KLM, Air Malta, Lufthansa, Malaysia, Malindo, Czech, Austrian, SmartWings, TAROM, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, WIZZ £493
London to Taipei Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, EVA Air, airBaltic, China Airlines, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Adria, KLM, Air Malta, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, Czech, Austrian, TAROM, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic £519
London to Tokyo Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, airBaltic, Condor, Aer Lingus, Iberia, JAL, Adria, KLM, Air Malta, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, All Nippon, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic £440
London to Istanbul Germanwings, Onur Air, Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, airBaltic, Norwegian Air, Condor, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, Bulgaria Air, Ryanair, Iberia, Meridiana, Adria, Atlasjet, KLM, Air Malta, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, Jet2, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, Pegasus, SmartWings, TAROM, SAS, Brussels, Germania, Turkish, Tap Portugal, easyJet, Virgin Atlantic, WIZZ, City Jet, Corendon, SunExpress, Monarch £78
London to Ningbo Sichuan, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, Tianjin, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Xiamen, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, Shandong, SAS, Virgin Atlantic, Shenzhen £465
London to Melbourne Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Jetstar, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic £554
London to Nanjing Sichuan, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, Aer Lingus, Tianjin, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Xiamen, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Brussels, Virgin Atlantic, Shenzhen £463

Cheap International Flights to Shanghai - SHA

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Manchester to Shanghai Sichuan, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, Aer Lingus, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Xiamen, China Eastern, Austrian, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, Shenzhen £387
Birmingham to Shanghai Sichuan, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, Aer Lingus, Hainan, KLM, Air Malta, Lufthansa, Xiamen, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Brussels, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, Shenzhen £401
Leeds Bradford to Shanghai Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, Aer Lingus, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Xiamen, China Eastern, SAS, Virgin Atlantic £464
Bristol to Shanghai Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, BMI Regional, Air China, China Southern, Aer Lingus, Hainan, KLM, Lufthansa, Xiamen, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Brussels, Virgin Atlantic £542
Humberside to Shanghai Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, KLM, Lufthansa, Xiamen, China Eastern, Austrian, SAS, Virgin Atlantic £528
Southampton to Shanghai Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, BMI Regional, Air China, China Southern, Condor, Aer Lingus, KLM, Lufthansa, China Eastern, SAS, Tap Portugal, Virgin Atlantic £486
Norwich to Shanghai Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, BMI Regional, Air China, China Southern, KLM, Lufthansa, Xiamen, China Eastern, SAS, Virgin Atlantic £530
Cardiff to Shanghai Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, Condor, Aer Lingus, KLM, Air Malta, Lufthansa, Xiamen, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Tap Portugal, Virgin Atlantic £497
Rotterdam to Shanghai Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, BMI Regional, Air China, China Southern, KLM, Lufthansa, China Eastern, SAS, Virgin Atlantic £404
Nottingham to Shanghai Air France, Finnair, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, Condor, Aer Lingus, Hainan, KLM, Lufthansa, China Eastern, SAS, Brussels, Virgin Atlantic £1,008
Lille to Shanghai Aegean, Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, KLM, Lufthansa Check Dates
Jersey to Shanghai Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, Aer Lingus, KLM, Lufthansa, China Eastern, Austrian, SAS, Virgin Atlantic £688
Cheap Flights from London to Shanghai, CN, China, from £592 Round trip from LON to SHA