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Cheap Flights from Shanghai to Melbourne, AU, Australia - SHA to MEL

Popular flights from Shanghai to Melbourne

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
Jun 3, 2016 Jun 9, 2016 CNY3,822
Jun 3, 2016 Jun 11, 2016 CNY3,822
Jun 20, 2016 Jul 4, 2016 CNY3,822
Jun 20, 2016 Jul 7, 2016 CNY3,822
China Eastern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 19, 2016 May 30, 2016 CNY3,971
May 19, 2016 May 28, 2016 CNY3,971
May 21, 2016 May 26, 2016 CNY3,971
May 22, 2016 Jun 6, 2016 CNY3,971
May 26, 2016 Jun 2, 2016 CNY3,971
China Southern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 4, 2016 Jun 11, 2016 CNY3,172
Jun 20, 2016 Jul 4, 2016 CNY3,172
Jun 20, 2016 Jul 7, 2016 CNY3,172
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 14, 2016 Aug 16, 2016 CNY5,583
Aug 16, 2016 Aug 25, 2016 CNY5,583
Aug 16, 2016 Aug 28, 2016 CNY5,583
Shanghai Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 5, 2016 Jun 19, 2016 CNY14,779
Jun 12, 2016 Jun 27, 2016 CNY14,779
Sichuan Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 18, 2016 May 28, 2016 CNY3,120
May 18, 2016 May 30, 2016 CNY3,120
May 27, 2016 May 30, 2016 CNY3,120
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 11, 2016 CNY3,120
Jun 3, 2016 Jun 11, 2016 CNY3,120
Xiamen Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 25, 2016 Sep 9, 2016 CNY3,172
Sep 1, 2016 Sep 9, 2016 CNY3,172

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

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Shanghai to Melbourne, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be CNY3,159.

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

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

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days CNY4,816 CNY4,667
7-14 days CNY4,816 CNY3,120
14-21 days CNY4,816 CNY3,120
21-30 days CNY4,524 CNY3,120
30-60 days CNY4,517 CNY3,120
60-90 days CNY5,316 CNY4,933
90+ days CNY5,115 CNY3,172

Cheapest Day To Fly from Shanghai to Melbourne

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
CNY3,172 CNY3,178 CNY3,120 CNY3,243 CNY3,120 CNY3,172 CNY3,126

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Shanghai to Melbourne

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Shanghai Melbourne Sichuan 5/18/16 5/28/16 1 CNY3,120
June Shanghai Melbourne Sichuan 6/1/16 6/11/16 1 CNY3,120
July Shanghai Melbourne China Southern 7/1/16 7/8/16 1 CNY4,933
August Shanghai Melbourne Xiamen 8/25/16 9/9/16 1 CNY3,172
September Shanghai Melbourne Xiamen 9/1/16 9/9/16 1 CNY3,172
October Shanghai Melbourne China Southern 10/31/16 11/15/16 1 CNY3,198
November Shanghai Melbourne Xiamen 11/27/16 12/5/16 1 CNY3,172
December Shanghai Melbourne Xiamen 12/1/16 12/9/16 1 CNY3,172

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

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 Melbourne.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
CNY6,967
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
CNY6,967 CNY5,966
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
CNY5,966 CNY4,823
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
CNY4,823 CNY4,862
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
CNY4,862 CNY4,823
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
CNY4,823

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

Your Shanghai to Melbourne 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 Melbourne is CNY5,466.

The average price for non-stop flights from Shanghai to Melbourne is CNY6,207.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Shanghai to Melbourne
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Air China 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 19:15 19:15
China Eastern 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 00:15 20:05

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Shanghai to Melbourne (SHA to MEL)

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 Melbourne. 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 Melbourne is CNY5,667.

The average price for round trip flights from Shanghai to Melbourne is CNY5,466.

Shanghai to Melbourne Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Shanghai to Melbourne?
Answer: The average Shanghai to Melbourne flight time is 10 hours and 46 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Shanghai and Melbourne?
Answer: The distance from Shanghai to Melbourne is 8011 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Shanghai to Melbourne?
Answer: There are 13 direct flights from Shanghai to Melbourne.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Shanghai to Melbourne?
Answer: China Eastern Airlines provides 76% of the non-stop flights between Shanghai and Melbourne.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Shanghai to Melbourne?
Answer: Guangzhou, CN

Airlines Flying from Shanghai to Melbourne (SHA to MEL)

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

Shanghai to Melbourne
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 KHH / TPE X X X X
Cathay HKG X X X X X X X
China Southern CAN X X X X X X X
Garuda DPS 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 X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Shanghai and Melbourne, 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 Sydney Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Shandong, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen CNY3,185
Shanghai to Tokyo Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Jetstar Japan, Tianjin, Juneyao, Hainan, JAL, Vanilla, Xiamen, Peach, China Eastern, All Nippon, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY1,404
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 CNY1,482
Shanghai to Brisbane Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Shandong, Virgin Australia CNY3,614
Shanghai to Manila Sichuan, Cebu Pacific, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Philippine, Shandong, AirAsia Zest, Shenzhen CNY1,274
Shanghai to Denpasar Bali Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Garuda, Xiamen, China Eastern, AirAsia Indonesia, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY2,801
Shanghai to Auckland Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Air New Zealand, Shandong CNY3,529
Shanghai to Adelaide Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia CNY4,927
Shanghai to Seoul Sichuan, Air Busan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Tianjin, Juneyao, Hainan, Korean, Xiamen, China Eastern, Asiana, Shandong, Eastar Jet, Shenzhen CNY1,827
Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur AirAsia, Air China, China Southern, AirAsia X, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, Malindo, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY1,859
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 CNY1,398
Shanghai to Singapore Jetstar Asia, Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, SilkAir, China Eastern, Shandong, Singapore, Tigerair, Scoot, Shenzhen CNY2,184
Shanghai to Ho Chi Minh City Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Vietjet, Vietnam, Shenzhen CNY1,671
Shanghai to Canberra Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia CNY5,791
Shanghai to Jakarta Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Garuda, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY2,606
Shanghai to Phuket Sichuan, Lucky Air, Air China, China Southern, Thai AirAsia, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Capital Airlines, Xiamen, China Eastern, Bangkok, Thai, Mesaba, Shenzhen CNY1,976
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 CNY4,147
Shanghai to Hong Kong Sichuan, Air China, Cathay, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Hong Kong, Dragonair, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, Hong Kong Express, Shenzhen CNY1,066
Shanghai to Albury Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas CNY9,053
Shanghai to Osaka Sichuan, Lucky Air, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Jetstar Japan, Juneyao, Hainan, JAL, Vanilla, Xiamen, Peach, China Eastern, All Nippon, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY1,586
Shanghai to Perth Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen CNY3,282
Shanghai to Macau Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Air Macau, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY1,190
Shanghai to Christchurch Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Xiamen, China Eastern, Air New Zealand CNY3,698

Cheap International Flights to Melbourne - MEL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Nanjing to Melbourne Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Shandong, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen CNY2,723
Hangzhou to Melbourne Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Shandong, Shenzhen CNY2,723
Ningbo to Melbourne Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia CNY3,523
Changzhou to Melbourne Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Yiwu to Melbourne Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, Qantas, Shandong Check Dates
Wuxi to Melbourne Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia CNY4,322
Nanjing to Sydney Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Shandong, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen CNY2,788
Cheap Flights from Shanghai to Melbourne, AU, Australia, from CNY480 Round trip from SHA to MEL