Flights from Shanghai to Tokyo, Japan

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Shanghai to Tokyo Last modified: Sep 19, 2023 11:07 -04:00

We've scanned 109,155,000 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Tokyo. Multiple Airlines & China Southern frequently offer the best deals to Tokyo flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Multiple Airlines
Tue 10/17
1 stop
Wed 10/18
1 stop
China Southern
Fri 10/6
Wed 10/11
China Eastern
Wed 10/11
Thu 10/12
Air China
Thu 10/5
Mon 10/16
Fri 10/6
Fri 10/20
All Nippon
Sun 10/22
Thu 10/26

How Much is a Flight from Shanghai to Tokyo?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Shanghai to Tokyo, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be CN¥3,004.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Shanghai to Tokyo?

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 Shanghai to Tokyo 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 Shanghai to Tokyo?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days CN¥2,545 CN¥2,698
7-14 days CN¥3,115 CN¥3,045
14-21 days CN¥2,294 CN¥2,301
21-30 days CN¥2,294 CN¥2,197
30-60 days CN¥2,294 CN¥2,197
60-90 days CN¥2,294 CN¥2,385
90+ days CN¥2,399 CN¥2,447

Cheapest Day To Fly from Shanghai to Tokyo

We've examined 218,310,000 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Shanghai to Tokyo is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

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Compare Flight Prices from Shanghai to Tokyo 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 Shanghai to Tokyo flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Shanghai Tokyo China Southern 9/22/23 10/12/23 0 CN¥2,545
October Shanghai Tokyo Multiple Airlines 10/17/23 10/18/23 1 CN¥2,197
November Shanghai Tokyo China Southern 11/1/23 11/10/23 0 CN¥2,294
December Shanghai Tokyo China Southern 12/1/23 12/4/23 0 CN¥2,294
January Shanghai Tokyo All Nippon 1/16/24 1/19/24 0 CN¥2,635
February Shanghai Tokyo Multiple Airlines 2/16/24 2/18/24 1 CN¥2,482
March Shanghai Tokyo Multiple Airlines 3/4/24 3/18/24 1 CN¥2,482
April Shanghai Tokyo All Nippon 4/19/24 5/1/24 0 CN¥2,580

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Shanghai to Tokyo

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

Next 30 Days

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24 25 26 27 28 29 30
CN¥3,205 CN¥4,658
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
CN¥4,658 CN¥2,294
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
CN¥2,294 CN¥2,294
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
CN¥2,294 CN¥2,294
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Shanghai to Tokyo

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 Shanghai to Tokyo is CN¥4,317.

The average price for direct flights from Shanghai to Tokyo is CN¥2,698.

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Shanghai to Tokyo

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 Tokyo. 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 Tokyo is CN¥1,954.

The average price for round trip flights from Shanghai to Tokyo is CN¥2,698.

Shanghai to Tokyo Flight Questions

Shanghai to Tokyo Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Shanghai and Tokyo. 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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