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Cape Town to Shanghai Last modified: Nov 21, 2019 3:08 -05:00

We've scanned 48 195 047 545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Shanghai. Ethiopian & Turkish frequently offer the best deals to Shanghai flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Ethiopian
CPTSHA
Thu 01/23
1 stop
SHACPT
Wed 02/05
1 stop
R10 440
Turkish
CPTSHA
Thu 01/23
1 stop
SHACPT
Mon 02/10
1 stop
R11 060
Qatar
CPTSHA
Wed 11/27
1 stop
SHACPT
Wed 12/11
1 stop
R11 754
Emirates
CPTSHA
Wed 11/27
1 stop
SHACPT
Wed 12/11
1 stop
R11 769
Air Mauritius
CPTSHA
Tue 01/21
2 stops
SHACPT
Tue 02/04
2 stops
R14 722
Air China
CPTSHA
Sat 02/15
2 stops
SHACPT
Sun 02/23
2 stops
R15 579

How Much is a Flight from Cape Town to Shanghai?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Cape Town to Shanghai, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be R11 961.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Cape Town to Shanghai?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Cape Town to Shanghai based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Cape Town to Shanghai?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Cape Town to Shanghai.

Cheapest Day To Fly from Cape Town to Shanghai

We've examined 57 595 778 181 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Cape Town to Shanghai is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
R10 440R10 543R11 341R12 315R17 070R10 440R11 503

Compare Flight Prices from Cape Town to Shanghai by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Cape Town to Shanghai flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
November Cape Town Shanghai Ethiopian 2019/11/25 2019/12/02 1 R10 440
December Cape Town Shanghai Emirates 2019/12/10 2019/12/17 1 R10 957
January Cape Town Shanghai Emirates 2020/01/21 2020/02/04 1 R10 543
February Cape Town Shanghai Ethiopian 2020/02/15 2020/02/24 1 R10 440
March Cape Town Shanghai Ethiopian 2020/03/18 2020/03/25 1 R13 393
April Cape Town Shanghai Ethiopian 2020/04/09 2020/04/21 1 R10 381
May Cape Town Shanghai Ethiopian 2020/05/01 2020/05/16 1 R12 522
June Cape Town Shanghai Ethiopian 2020/06/03 2020/06/07 1 R10 455

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Cape Town to Shanghai

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Cape Town to Shanghai. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
R19 300
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
R19 300 R14 885
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
R14 885
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
R12 315
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
R12 315 R15 800
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
R15 800

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Cape Town to Shanghai

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose 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 Cape Town to Shanghai is R11 016.

The average price for direct flights from Cape Town to Shanghai is not available.

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Cape Town to Shanghai

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 Cape Town 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 Cape Town to Shanghai is R6 660.

The average price for round trip flights from Cape Town to Shanghai is R11 016.

Cape Town to Shanghai Flight Questions

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

Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Cape Town to Shanghai?
Answer: Johannesburg, ZA

Airlines in Cape Town flying to Shanghai Last modified: Nov 21, 2019 3:08 -05:00Number of routes searched: 18Number of itineraries searched: 176 913

Wondering which airlines fly out of Cape Town to Shanghai? We've gathered the average price of Cape Town airlines with flights to Shanghai. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Cape Town to Shanghai
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Air France CDG
British Airways LHR
Cathay HKG
Emirates DXB
Ethiopian ADD
KLM AMS
Lufthansa FRA
Lufthansa MUC
Swiss ZRH
Austrian VIE
Qatar DOH
Turkish IST
United EWR
Lufthansa FRA / MUC
Lufthansa MUC / FRA
United EWR / LAX
United EWR / ORD

Cape Town to Shanghai Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Cape Town and Shanghai. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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Cheap Flights from Cape Town to Shanghai