Cheap flights from Australia to Shanghai

How far in advance should I book a flight from Australia to Shanghai?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 40% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 61 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Australia to Shanghai 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $898, or $1,026 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Australia to Shanghai?

November is one of the best times of the year to fly to Shanghai from Australia. Prices for November average $789 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $384. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of August. Opting for a November flight can save you 81% on your journey compared to booking in November

When is the cheapest time to fly from Australia to Shanghai (AU - SH)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Australia to Shanghai as you normally would.

Cheap flights from Australia to Shanghai in January, February 2022

The best prices found for Australia to Shanghai flights in January, February
12 Feb. - 19 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

3 stops

32h 55m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

46h 15m
$2,619

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18/1/22

22 Jan. - 31 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

3 stops

36h 10m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

29h 40m
$2,779

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18/1/22

12 Feb. - 19 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

1 stop

21h 20m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

46h 15m
$2,779

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18/1/22

Australia to Shanghai 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Shanghai from Australia found for this year
8 Jun. - 8 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

1 stop

21h 10m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

17h 25m
$1,287

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 18/1/22

5 Sep. - 19 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

1 stop

21h 10m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

16h 25m
$1,393

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 18/1/22

5 Sep. - 19 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

1 stop

23h 10m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

18h 25m
$1,435

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 19/1/22

Direct flights to Shanghai from Australia

Save time with Australia to Shanghai direct flight deals
8 Jun. - 8 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

Nonstop

10h 55m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

10h 40m
$2,738

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18/1/22

30 Mar. - 10 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

Nonstop

10h 20m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

10h 35m
$4,608

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

23 Mar. - 22 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

Nonstop

10h 30m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

10h 35m
$6,380

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 17/1/22

Last-minute flights from Australia to Shanghai

Late deals on return flights to Shanghai from Australia, departing today and this week
29 Jan. - 26 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

3 stops

31h 55m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

29h 35m
$3,185

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18/1/22

25 Jan. - 28 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

58h 40m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

30h 10m
$3,561

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

26 Jan. - 3 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SHA

Shanghai Hongqiao Intl

3 stops

41h 20m
SHA

Shanghai Hongqiao Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

36h 35m
$3,644

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

One-way flights to Shanghai from Australia

The cheapest one-way flights from Australia to Shanghai
24 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

34h 50m
$491

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

23 May
ADL

Adelaide

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

3 stops

38h 05m
$516

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

26 May
ADL

Adelaide

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

3 stops

41h 45m
$533

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18/1/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Australia to Shanghai flights.

Which airlines flying from Australia to Shanghai have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like China Eastern, China Southern, and Cathay Pacific flying from Australia to Shanghai have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Australia to Shanghai for under $1,300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Australia to Shanghai for under $1,300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air New Zealand for just $1,287, but on average you can expect to pay $1,842.

Are there direct flights from Australia to Shanghai for under $2,800 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 11 direct flights from Australia to Shanghai under $2,800. A good price for a direct flight from Australia to Shanghai is less than $10,432.

Are there last-minute flights available from Australia to Shanghai for under $3,200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Australia to Shanghai within the next 7 days for less than $3,200.

Can I fly to Shanghai from Australia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to Shanghai

Most visitors from Australia will not be allowed to enter Shanghai.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Shanghai.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering Shanghai.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be presented upon arrival


Can I fly back to Australia from Shanghai?

Returning to Australia from Shanghai

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Shanghai must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Shanghai are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

Top 10 airlines flying from Australia to Shanghai

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Australia to Shanghai choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Hainan Airlines
Cheapest$296
Average$560
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time61%
COVID-19 safety
Sichuan Airlines
Cheapest$329
Average$529
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time63%
COVID-19 safety
Philippine Airlines
Cheapest$338
Average$520
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time60%
COVID-19 safety
XiamenAir
Cheapest$353
Average$673
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time49%
COVID-19 safety
AirAsia X
Cheapest$373
Average$694
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time66%
COVID-19 safety
Air China
Cheapest$375
Average$560
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
China Southern
Cheapest$382
Average$767
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Malaysia Airlines
Cheapest$428
Average$749
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$462
Average$810
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
Singapore Airlines
Cheapest$493
Average$791
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Australia to Shanghai

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