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Cheap Flights from London to Shanghai, CN, China - LON to SHA

Popular flights from London to Shanghai

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
May 13, 2016 May 15, 2016 GBP665
Air Berlin
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 11, 2016 Aug 15, 2016 GBP655
Air China
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 26, 2016 Sep 9, 2016 GBP485
Air Europa
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 27, 2016 Jul 4, 2016 GBP1,038
Jun 28, 2016 Jul 5, 2016 GBP1,038
Air France
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 4, 2016 GBP376
Alitalia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 7, 2016 May 20, 2016 GBP623
May 8, 2016 May 22, 2016 GBP623
Austrian Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 6, 2016 May 14, 2016 GBP417
May 6, 2016 May 11, 2016 GBP417
May 14, 2016 May 26, 2016 GBP417
British Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 6, 2016 Jun 14, 2016 GBP463
Jun 10, 2016 Jun 20, 2016 GBP463
China Eastern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 26, 2016 May 31, 2016 GBP427
China Southern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 30, 2016 Jun 5, 2016 GBP376
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 GBP376
Czech Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 3, 2016 Jul 8, 2016 GBP2,270
Finnair
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 30, 2016 Jun 15, 2016 GBP482
Jun 2, 2016 Jun 5, 2016 GBP482
Jun 3, 2016 Jun 14, 2016 GBP482
Jun 5, 2016 Jun 15, 2016 GBP482
Jun 6, 2016 Jun 14, 2016 GBP482
Hainan Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 15, 2016 May 25, 2016 GBP568
Iberia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 17, 2016 Jul 28, 2016 GBP874
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 4, 2016 GBP384
Lufthansa German Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 10, 2016 May 24, 2016 GBP420
May 17, 2016 May 27, 2016 GBP420
May 18, 2016 May 24, 2016 GBP420
May 19, 2016 May 27, 2016 GBP420
May 26, 2016 Jun 9, 2016 GBP420
Luxair
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 17, 2016 May 19, 2016 GBP4,604
Sas Scandinavian Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 27, 2016 May 29, 2016 GBP420
Tap Portugal
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 2, 2016 Jun 5, 2016 GBP2,781
Jun 3, 2016 Jun 14, 2016 GBP2,781
Jun 3, 2016 Jun 12, 2016 GBP2,781
Jun 7, 2016 Jun 27, 2016 GBP2,781
Jun 12, 2016 Jun 15, 2016 GBP2,781
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 10, 2016 May 17, 2016 GBP466
May 10, 2016 May 18, 2016 GBP466
May 11, 2016 May 23, 2016 GBP466
May 19, 2016 May 29, 2016 GBP466
Jun 6, 2016 Jun 23, 2016 GBP466
Xiamen Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 29, 2016 Jun 9, 2016 GBP429
May 29, 2016 Jun 1, 2016 GBP429
May 30, 2016 Jun 15, 2016 GBP429
May 30, 2016 Jun 10, 2016 GBP429
May 31, 2016 Jun 10, 2016 GBP429

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 GBP402.

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 GBP486 GBP417
7-14 days GBP466 GBP417
14-21 days GBP466 GBP417
21-30 days GBP466 GBP376
30-60 days GBP466 GBP376
60-90 days GBP466 GBP434
90+ days GBP456 GBP403

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
GBP376 GBP420 GBP376 GBP418 GBP417 GBP417 GBP395

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
April London Shanghai Lufthansa 4/30/16 5/19/16 1 GBP569
May London Shanghai China Southern 5/30/16 6/5/16 1 GBP376
June London Shanghai Air France 6/1/16 6/4/16 1 GBP376
July London Shanghai Austrian 7/4/16 7/12/16 1 GBP435
August London Shanghai KLM 8/25/16 8/31/16 1 GBP423
September London Shanghai Austrian 9/20/16 10/4/16 1 GBP407
October London Shanghai Austrian 10/12/16 10/17/16 1 GBP403
November London Shanghai KLM 11/2/16 11/16/16 1 GBP418

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
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
GBP508
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
GBP508 GBP466
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
GBP466 GBP468
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
GBP468 GBP603
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
GBP603 GBP584
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
GBP584

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 GBP763.

The average price for non-stop flights from London to Shanghai is GBP590.

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 GBP1,323.

The average price for round trip flights from London to Shanghai is GBP702.

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)

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 MUC 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
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, Alaska, 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 GBP369
London to Hong Kong Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, airBaltic, Cathay, Condor, Aer Lingus, Hong Kong, Iberia, Meridiana, Adria, KLM, Air Malta, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, Czech, Austrian, TAROM, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic GBP401
London to Manila Cebu Pacific, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Adria, KLM, Air Malta, Luxair, Lufthansa, Czech, Austrian, Philippine, TAROM, SAS, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic GBP443
London to Dubai Germanwings, Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Royal Brunei, airBaltic, Norwegian Air, Condor, Aer Lingus, Emirates, Eurowings, Etihad, flydubai, Air Arabia, transavia.com, Iberia, KLM, Air Malta, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SmartWings, TAROM, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, easyJet, Virgin Atlantic, WIZZ, Monarch GBP267
London to Seoul Aegean, 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 GBP388
London to Beijing Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, airBaltic, Air China, China Southern, Condor, Aer Lingus, Hainan, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, Xiamen, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, Shenzhen GBP382
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 GBP347
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 GBP455
London to Singapore Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, airBaltic, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, NIKI, Iberia, Meridiana, Adria, KLM, Air Malta, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, SilkAir, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Brussels, Singapore, Tap Portugal, Scoot, Virgin Atlantic GBP431
London to Toronto Aegean, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Blue Panorama, Condor, Aer Lingus, Iberia, KLM, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Arkefly, Austrian, SATA, SAS, Brussels, Jetairfly, Tap Portugal, Air Transat, easyJet, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, FlexFlight, WestJet, City Jet GBP267
London to Sydney Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, NIKI, Iberia, Jetstar, KLM, Lufthansa, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic GBP558
London to Kuala Lumpur Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, AirAsia, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, AirAsia X, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, NIKI, Iberia, Adria, KLM, Luxair, Lufthansa, Malaysia, Malindo, Czech, Austrian, TAROM, SAS, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic GBP373
London to Taipei 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, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic GBP525
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 GBP435
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, Turkish, Tap Portugal, easyJet, WIZZ, TUIfly, SunExpress, Monarch GBP84
London to Ningbo Sichuan, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, Tianjin, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Xiamen, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, Shandong, SAS, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, Shenzhen GBP482
London to Melbourne Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Jetstar, KLM, Luxair, Lufthansa, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic GBP563
London to Nanjing Sichuan, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, airBaltic, Air China, China Southern, Aer Lingus, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, Xiamen, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Brussels, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, Shenzhen GBP468

Cheap International Flights to Shanghai - SHA

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Manchester to Shanghai Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, Condor, Aer Lingus, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Xiamen, China Eastern, Austrian, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, Shenzhen GBP392
Birmingham to Shanghai Sichuan, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, Aer Lingus, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Xiamen, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Brussels, Virgin Atlantic, Shenzhen GBP410
Leeds Bradford to Shanghai Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, Aer Lingus, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Xiamen, China Eastern, Austrian, SAS, Virgin Atlantic GBP444
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 GBP506
Humberside to Shanghai Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, KLM, Lufthansa, Xiamen, China Eastern, Austrian, SAS, Virgin Atlantic GBP485
Southampton to Shanghai Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, BMI Regional, Air China, China Southern, Condor, Aer Lingus, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Xiamen, China Eastern, SAS, Virgin Atlantic GBP437
Norwich to Shanghai Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, BMI Regional, Air China, China Southern, KLM, Lufthansa, Xiamen, China Eastern, Austrian, SAS, Virgin Atlantic Check Dates
Cardiff to Shanghai Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, Aer Lingus, KLM, Air Malta, Xiamen, China Eastern, SAS, Tap Portugal, Virgin Atlantic Check Dates
Rotterdam to Shanghai Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, BMI Regional, Air China, China Southern, KLM, Lufthansa, China Eastern, SAS, Virgin Atlantic GBP461
Nottingham to Shanghai Air France, Finnair, British Airways, Air China, Condor, Aer Lingus, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, Brussels, Virgin Atlantic GBP1,258
Lille to Shanghai Aegean, Air France, Alitalia, Air China, KLM GBP1,137
Jersey to Shanghai Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, Aer Lingus, KLM, Lufthansa, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Virgin Atlantic GBP638
Cheap Flights from London to Shanghai, CN, China, from GBP550 Round trip from LON to SHA