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Destination Overview

Shanghai in China is the most populous city in the world, as it is home to more than 24 million as of 2017. There’s no shortage of things to see and do in the city, which is renowned for its historic buildings and museums. There’s no better place to take it all in than the World Financial Center or the revolving restaurant at the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, both of which offer some incredible views. There are also numerous ways to get around, including the world’s fastest train as well as boats and ferry cruises.

Flying to Shanghai

1. Which airports serve Hong Kong to Shanghai?

Hong Kong International Airport, also known as Chek Lap Kok Airport, is one of the most popular airports serving flights from Hong Kong to Shanghai. It is one of the world’s busiest airports for both cargo and passengers. Flights arriving in Shanghai from Hong Kong will land at Pu Dong Airport.

2. Which airlines operate flights from Hong Kong to Shanghai?

Dragonair is the major provider for these flights, with daily departures and no connections required. Spring, Cathay, Shanghai, Juneyao, Hong Kong and China Eastern also offer similar flights. Other airlines, including Aeroflot, Air China, Air France, All Nippon, Asiana, British Airways, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, EVA Air, Ethiopian, Etihad, Finnair, Garuda, Hainan, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, Malaysia, Philippine, Qantas, Qatar, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Sichuan, Singapore, Swiss, Thai, Vietnam, Virgin Atlantic and Xiamen, also offer daily departures but require a connection. Air India, Austrian, Jetstar Japan, Royal Brunei, Turkish, S7, Shandong, and Srilankan also offer some departures throughout the week.

3. How long is the flight?

Direct flights from Hong Kong to Shanghai should take around 2 hours and 15 minutes. This can typically increase to 5 hours or longer with layovers. Shanghai and Hong Kong are in the same time zone.

4. Climate changes between Hong Kong to Shanghai

Both Hong Kong and Shanghai have cooler, dryer weather from December to February and warmer, wetter weather from May through September/October. Shanghai experiences significant rainfall in June and August.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

The currency in Shanghai is the Chinese Yuan and it can be acquired at most Shanghai banks, international airports, hotels and money exchange booths. Credit cards such as Mastercard and Visa can be used at ATMs to obtain currency as well.

A visa is required to enter China and should be applied for one month in advance of arrival. A detailed itinerary, including all the places you plan to visit and your hotel bookings, must be provided as part of the visa application process. Random spot checks by police officers are commonplace in China, particularly near sporting venues, so you must carry your passport at all times.

City Information

Due to its massive population and appeal to tourists, Shanghai is an extremely busy city. Its numerous museums and historic buildings, such as the Shanghai Museum and the Shanghai Municipal History Museum, as well as Shanghai Circus World are all very popular attractions. You can also expect to see a lot of tourists on Nanjing Road as it is the ideal place to shop for souvenirs to take home.

Zhujiajiao, the ancient water town in Shanghai, has many canals, bridges and extensive architecture to take in and can be explored on foot or by ferry or boat. Shanghai Disneyland Park or the Yuyuan Garden are both excellent places to spend the day with the family. Shanghai Natural Wild Insect Kingdom is also a great destination for those that love creepy, crawly things.

Hong Kong to Shanghai Last modified: Mar 24, 2020 4:44 -04:00

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

China Eastern
Sun 29/3
Wed 1/4
Sun 29/3
Tue 31/3
Hong Kong
Wed 11/3
Wed 18/3
Tue 31/3
1 stop
Wed 1/4
1 stop
Mon 11/5
Sat 16/5
China Southern
Sat 28/3
1 stop
Thu 2/4
1 stop

How Much is a Flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Hong Kong to Shanghai, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $1,125.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong to Shanghai?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $1,862 $2,769
7-14 days $1,466 $2,645
14-21 days $1,459 $2,420
21-30 days $1,365 $2,420
30-60 days $1,009 $1,730
60-90 days $1,164 $1,730
90+ days $1,164 $1,722

Cheapest Day To Fly from Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong to Shanghai is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

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Compare Flight Prices from Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong to Shanghai flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
February Hong Kong Shanghai Hong Kong 17/2/20 21/2/20 0 $1,288
March Hong Kong Shanghai China Eastern 30/3/20 2/4/20 0 $1,016
April Hong Kong Shanghai China Eastern 12/4/20 14/4/20 0 $1,164
May Hong Kong Shanghai China Eastern 26/5/20 8/6/20 0 $1,164
June Hong Kong Shanghai China Eastern 1/6/20 8/6/20 0 $1,164
July Hong Kong Shanghai Shanghai 23/7/20 28/7/20 0 $1,365
August Hong Kong Shanghai China Eastern 26/8/20 1/9/20 0 $1,164
September Hong Kong Shanghai China Eastern 1/9/20 6/9/20 0 $1,164

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Hong Kong to Shanghai

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

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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong to Shanghai is $2,180.

The average price for direct flights from Hong Kong to Shanghai is $1,265.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Hong Kong to Shanghai - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Spring 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 08:20 12:50
Shanghai 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13:50 13:50
Juneyao 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 17:40 17:40
Hong Kong 3 3 4 3 3 3 4 03:15 10:25
Dragonair 8 7 8 7 7 8 7 02:25 16:15
China Eastern 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 07:05 10:05

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong to Shanghai is $1,334.

The average price for round trip flights from Hong Kong to Shanghai is $1,265.

Hong Kong to Shanghai Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai?
Answer: The average Hong Kong to Shanghai flight time is 2 hours and 42 minutes.
Question: How far is Shanghai from Hong Kong?
Answer: The distance from Hong Kong to Shanghai is 1,231 kilometers (765 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Hong Kong to Shanghai?
Answer: There are 112 direct flights from Hong Kong to Shanghai.
Question: What are the most popular Hong Kong airlines for direct flights from Hong Kong to Shanghai?
Answer: Dragonair provides 46% of the non-stop flights between Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Hong Kong to Shanghai?
Answer: Beijing, CN

Airlines in Hong Kong flying to Shanghai Last modified: Mar 24, 2020 4:44 -04:00Number of routes searched: 185Number of itineraries searched: 6,523,732

Wondering which airlines fly out of Hong Kong to Shanghai? We've gathered the average price of Hong Kong 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.

Hong Kong to Shanghai
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Cathay -
Shanghai -
Juneyao -
Hong Kong -
Dragonair -
China Eastern -
Sichuan CTU
Air France CDG
Finnair HEL
British Airways LHR
Royal Brunei BWN
Air China CKG
Air China CTU
Air China DLC
Air China INC
Air China JJN
China Airlines KHH
China Airlines TPE
China Southern SHE
China Southern WUH
China Southern PKX
Ethiopian ADD
Etihad AUH
Shanghai ZHA
Garuda CGK
Garuda DPS
Jetstar Japan NRT
Iberia MAD
Korean ICN
Lufthansa FRA
Lufthansa MUC
Swiss ZRH
Xiamen FOC
Malaysia KUL
China Eastern HFE
China Eastern KMG
China Eastern NKG
China Eastern TYN
All Nippon HND
All Nippon KIX
All Nippon NRT
Asiana ICN
Asiana PUS
Philippine MNL
Qantas MEL
Qantas SYD
Shandong TNA
Shandong YNT
Singapore SIN
Aeroflot SVO
Thai BKK
Vietnam HAN
Vietnam SGN
Virgin Atlantic LHR
Shenzhen JJN

Hong Kong to Shanghai Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Hong Kong 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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