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Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Shanghai, CN, China - MEL to SHA

Popular flights from Melbourne 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.

Air China
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 3, 2016 May 11, 2016 AUD687
May 3, 2016 May 13, 2016 AUD687
May 5, 2016 May 20, 2016 AUD687
May 5, 2016 May 11, 2016 AUD687
May 5, 2016 May 13, 2016 AUD687
China Eastern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 12, 2016 May 30, 2016 AUD670
Jun 9, 2016 Jun 16, 2016 AUD670
China Southern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 31, 2016 Aug 20, 2016 AUD650
Aug 5, 2016 Aug 15, 2016 AUD650
Aug 9, 2016 Aug 20, 2016 AUD650
Aug 10, 2016 Aug 20, 2016 AUD650
Jetstar Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 15, 2016 Aug 21, 2016 AUD753
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 27, 2016 Jun 4, 2016 AUD816
Jun 2, 2016 Jun 9, 2016 AUD816
Jun 6, 2016 Jun 26, 2016 AUD816
Jun 7, 2016 Jun 12, 2016 AUD816
Jun 8, 2016 Jun 22, 2016 AUD816
Shenzhen Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 2, 2016 Jun 9, 2016 AUD1,330
Sichuan Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 11, 2016 Jun 18, 2016 AUD720
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 15, 2016 Aug 21, 2016 AUD855
Xiamen Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 15, 2016 Aug 21, 2016 AUD674

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Melbourne to Shanghai (MEL to SHA)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Melbourne to Shanghai, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be AUD667.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Melbourne to Shanghai (MEL to SHA)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Melbourne 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 Melbourne to Shanghai

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days AUD687 AUD698
7-14 days AUD670 AUD671
14-21 days AUD687 AUD671
21-30 days AUD687 AUD671
30-60 days AUD670 AUD671
60-90 days AUD765 AUD650
90+ days AUD670 AUD650

Cheapest Day To Fly from Melbourne to Shanghai

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
AUD671 AUD671 AUD671 AUD670 AUD671 AUD671 AUD650

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Melbourne to Shanghai

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Melbourne Shanghai China Eastern 5/12/16 5/30/16 0 AUD670
June Melbourne Shanghai China Eastern 6/9/16 6/16/16 0 AUD670
July Melbourne Shanghai China Southern 7/31/16 8/20/16 1 AUD650
August Melbourne Shanghai China Southern 8/5/16 8/15/16 1 AUD650
September Melbourne Shanghai China Southern 9/1/16 9/11/16 1 AUD650
October Melbourne Shanghai China Eastern 10/27/16 11/1/16 0 AUD670
November Melbourne Shanghai China Eastern 11/1/16 11/21/16 0 AUD670
December Melbourne Shanghai Sichuan 12/1/16 12/14/16 1 AUD878

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
AUD741
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
AUD741 AUD741
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
AUD741
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
AUD741
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
AUD741 AUD741
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
AUD741

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Melbourne to Shanghai (MEL to SHA)

Your Melbourne 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 Melbourne to Shanghai is AUD941.

The average price for non-stop flights from Melbourne to Shanghai is AUD874.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Melbourne to Shanghai
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Air China 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 10:35 10:35
China Eastern 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 11:00 21:30

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Melbourne to Shanghai (MEL 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 Melbourne 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 Melbourne to Shanghai is AUD562.

The average price for round trip flights from Melbourne to Shanghai is AUD938.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Melbourne to Beijing Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen AUD650
Melbourne to Tokyo JAL, Jetstar, All Nippon, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD771
Melbourne to London Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Jetstar, KLM, Lufthansa, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic AUD1,413
Melbourne to Hangzhou Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Shenzhen AUD737
Melbourne to Seoul Jetstar, Korean, Asiana, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD840
Melbourne to Hong Kong Cathay, Hong Kong, Jetstar, Dragonair, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD699
Melbourne to Taipei EVA Air, China Airlines, Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD666
Melbourne to Nanjing Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen AUD670
Melbourne to Bangkok Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Virgin Australia AUD446
Melbourne to Guangzhou Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen AUD699
Melbourne to Wuxi Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Shenzhen AUD1,426
Melbourne to Ningbo Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen AUD805
Melbourne to Manila Cebu Pacific, Jetstar, Philippine, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD715
Melbourne to Qingdao Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD776
Melbourne to Osaka JAL, Jetstar, All Nippon, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD936
Melbourne to Changzhou Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen AUD911
Melbourne to New York American, Hawaiian, Jetstar, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, Great Lakes AUD1,401
Melbourne to Fuzhou Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen AUD680
Melbourne to Singapore Jetstar Asia, Emirates, Jetstar, SilkAir, Qantas, Singapore, Tigerair, Scoot, Virgin Australia AUD486
Melbourne to Wuhan Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen AUD717
Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur AirAsia, AirAsia X, Emirates, Jetstar, Malaysia, Malindo, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD424
Melbourne to Jakarta Garuda, Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, SkyStar AUD758
Melbourne to Chengdu Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen AUD691
Melbourne to Delhi Jet Airways, Air India, Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD904
Melbourne to Wenzhou Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD717
Melbourne to Xiamen Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen AUD650
Melbourne to Paris Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, NIKI, Iberia, Jetstar, KLM, Lufthansa, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic AUD1,443
Melbourne to Dalian Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen AUD773
Melbourne to Hefei Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen AUD821
Melbourne to Fukuoka JAL, Jetstar, All Nippon, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD936

Airlines Flying from Melbourne to Shanghai (MEL to SHA)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Melbourne 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 Melbourne to Shanghai.

Melbourne to Shanghai
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Sichuan CTU X X X
Air China - X X X
Air China PEK X X X
China Airlines TPE X X X
China Airlines TPE / KHH X X
Cathay HKG X X X X X X X
China Southern CAN X X X X X X X
Garuda CGK X X X X
Malaysia KUL X X X X X X X
China Eastern - X X X X X X X
Air New Zealand AKL X X X X X X X
Philippine MNL X X X
Qantas SYD X X X X X X X
Singapore SIN X X X X X X X
Thai BKK X X X X X X X
Vietnam SGN X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

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

Melbourne to Shanghai Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Melbourne to Shanghai?
Answer: The average Melbourne to Shanghai flight time is 10 hours and 25 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Melbourne and Shanghai?
Answer: The distance from Melbourne to Shanghai is 8011 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Melbourne to Shanghai?
Answer: There are 13 direct flights from Melbourne to Shanghai.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Melbourne to Shanghai?
Answer: China Eastern Airlines provides 76% of the non-stop flights between Melbourne and Shanghai.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Melbourne to Shanghai?
Answer: Guangzhou, CN
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