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Cheap Flights from Shanghai to Istanbul, TR, Turkey - SHA to IST

Popular flights from Shanghai to Istanbul

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
2016-6-5 2016-6-12 ¥4,800
China Eastern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
2016-5-7 2016-5-22 ¥5,834
2016-6-7 2016-6-21 ¥5,834
2016-6-7 2016-6-14 ¥5,834
China Southern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
2016-6-10 2016-6-23 ¥3,824
2016-6-10 2016-6-23 ¥3,824
2016-6-16 2016-6-23 ¥3,824
2016-6-16 2016-6-23 ¥3,824
2016-6-17 2016-6-25 ¥3,824
Hainan Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
2016-6-3 2016-6-14 ¥42,434
Turkish Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
2016-6-5 2016-6-9 ¥7,278
2016-6-6 2016-6-10 ¥7,278
2016-6-7 2016-6-14 ¥7,278
2016-6-8 2016-6-15 ¥7,278
2016-6-8 2016-6-17 ¥7,278

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Shanghai to Istanbul (SHA to IST)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Shanghai to Istanbul, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be ¥3,837.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Shanghai to Istanbul (SHA to IST)?

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

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days ¥6,302 ¥5,327
7-14 days ¥6,244 ¥5,242
14-21 days ¥6,315 ¥5,223
21-30 days ¥6,016 ¥3,857
30-60 days ¥5,996 ¥3,824
60-90 days ¥5,996 ¥4,826
90+ days ¥6,016 ¥6,016

Cheapest Day To Fly from Shanghai to Istanbul

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
¥3,870 ¥3,824 ¥3,824 ¥3,824 ¥3,824 ¥3,857 ¥3,837

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Shanghai to Istanbul

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Shanghai Istanbul China Southern 16-5-31 16-6-13 1 ¥3,857
June Shanghai Istanbul China Southern 16-6-10 16-6-23 1 ¥3,824
July Shanghai Istanbul China Southern 16-7-2 16-7-9 1 ¥4,345
August Shanghai Istanbul China Southern 16-8-5 16-8-15 1 ¥6,016
September Shanghai Istanbul China Southern 16-9-1 16-9-10 1 ¥6,016
October Shanghai Istanbul Air China 16-10-5 16-10-18 0 ¥6,016
November Shanghai Istanbul China Southern 16-11-9 16-11-21 2 ¥6,100
December Shanghai Istanbul China Southern 16-12-4 16-12-10 1 ¥6,016

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

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 Shanghai to Istanbul.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
¥6,309
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
¥6,309 ¥6,315
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
¥6,315 ¥6,315
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
¥6,315 ¥7,408
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
¥7,408 ¥7,278
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
¥7,278

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Shanghai to Istanbul (SHA to IST)

Your Shanghai to Istanbul 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 Shanghai to Istanbul is ¥8,442.

The average price for non-stop flights from Shanghai to Istanbul is ¥6,634.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Shanghai to Istanbul
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Turkish 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 22:35 22:35

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Shanghai to Istanbul (SHA to IST)

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 Shanghai to Istanbul. 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 Shanghai to Istanbul is ¥10,269.

The average price for round trip flights from Shanghai to Istanbul is ¥5,431.

Shanghai to Istanbul Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Shanghai to Istanbul?
Answer: The average Shanghai to Istanbul flight time is 11 hours and 35 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Shanghai and Istanbul?
Answer: The distance from Shanghai to Istanbul is 8027 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Shanghai to Istanbul?
Answer: There are 7 direct flights from Shanghai to Istanbul.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Shanghai to Istanbul?
Answer: Turkish Airlines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Shanghai and Istanbul.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Shanghai to Istanbul?
Answer: Doha, QA

Airlines Flying from Shanghai to Istanbul (SHA to IST)

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

Shanghai to Istanbul
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Air Canada YYZ X X X X X X X
Air Canada YVR / YYZ X X X X X X X
Air France CDG X X X X X X X
British Airways LHR X X X X X X X
EVA Air TPE X X X X X X X
China Southern URC X X X X X
Emirates DXB X X X X X X X
Etihad AUH X X X X X X X
Korean ICN X X X X X
KLM AMS X X X X X X X
Lufthansa FRA X X X X X X X
Lufthansa MUC / FRA X X X X X X X
Swiss ZRH X X X X X X X
Asiana ICN X X X X X X X
Qatar DOH 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
Turkish - X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Shanghai and Istanbul, 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 Shanghai - SHA

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Shanghai to London Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, airBaltic, Air China, China Southern, Condor, Aer Lingus, Tianjin, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Air Malta, Lufthansa, LOT, Xiamen, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, Shenzhen ¥4,579
Shanghai to Athens Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, airBaltic, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Xiamen, China Eastern, Austrian, TAROM, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Virgin Atlantic ¥4,208
Shanghai to Bangkok Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Thai AirAsia, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Orient Thai, Bangkok, Shandong, Thai, Srilankan, Mesaba, Xinhua, Shenzhen ¥1,490
Shanghai to Tokyo Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Jetstar Japan, Tianjin, Juneyao, Hainan, JAL, Vanilla, Xiamen, Peach, China Eastern, All Nippon, Shandong, Shenzhen ¥1,269
Shanghai to Paris Sichuan, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Air Malta, Lufthansa, LOT, Xiamen, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, Shandong, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic ¥3,837
Shanghai to Bucharest Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Xiamen, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, TAROM, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Virgin Atlantic, Shenzhen ¥4,969
Shanghai to Moscow Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, S7, Aeroflot, Ural, UTAir, Shenzhen ¥2,940
Shanghai to Rome Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Air Malta, Lufthansa, LOT, Xiamen, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic ¥3,772
Shanghai to Seoul Sichuan, Air Busan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Tianjin, Juneyao, Hainan, Korean, Xiamen, China Eastern, Asiana, Shandong, Eastar Jet, Shenzhen ¥1,808
Shanghai to Amsterdam Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, Aer Lingus, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Xiamen, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, Shandong, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Virgin Atlantic ¥4,592
Shanghai to Milan Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, airBaltic, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Air Malta, Lufthansa, LOT, Xiamen, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, TAROM, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, Shenzhen ¥4,345
Shanghai to Dubai Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Emirates, Etihad, Shanghai, flydubai, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Shenzhen ¥2,992
Shanghai to Munich Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Iberia, Adria, KLM, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, Xiamen, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Virgin Atlantic ¥5,001
Shanghai to Ankara Air China, China Southern, China Eastern, Turkish, SunExpress ¥6,471
Shanghai to Manila Sichuan, Cebu Pacific, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Philippine, Shandong, AirAsia Zest, Shenzhen ¥885
Shanghai to Sofia Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, Bulgaria Air, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, TAROM, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic ¥5,249
Shanghai to Tel Aviv - Yafo Air China, China Southern, Hainan, El Al, China Eastern, Shandong, Shenzhen ¥4,019
Shanghai to Kiev Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, UIA ¥4,813
Shanghai to Zurich Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Swiss, Xiamen, China Eastern ¥4,845
Shanghai to Vienna Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Xiamen, China Eastern, Austrian, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Virgin Atlantic ¥4,956
Shanghai to Budapest Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, airBaltic, Air China, China Southern, Aer Lingus, Bulgaria Air, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Xiamen, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic ¥4,390
Shanghai to Varna Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, KLM, Lufthansa, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, SAS, FlexFlight Check Dates
Shanghai to Taipei Sichuan, Mandarin, UNI Air, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, China Southern, Shanghai, TransAsia, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Xinhua, Shenzhen ¥1,386
Shanghai to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United, Shenzhen, Great Lakes ¥4,611
Shanghai to Barcelona Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, airBaltic, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Xiamen, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, Shenzhen ¥4,397

Cheap International Flights to Istanbul - IST

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Hangzhou to Istanbul Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Atlasjet, Xiamen, China Eastern, Turkish ¥3,824
Nanjing to Istanbul Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Turkish, Shenzhen ¥5,027
Yiwu to Istanbul Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, Turkish, Shenzhen ¥5,580
Ningbo to Istanbul Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Turkish Check Dates
Wuxi to Istanbul Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, Turkish Check Dates
Cheap Flights from Shanghai to Istanbul, TR, Turkey, from ¥588 Round trip from SHA to IST