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How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to Shanghai

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to PVG flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to Shanghai flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Shanghai.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne to Shanghai?

Users have found that booking a flight from Melbourne to Shanghai at least 61 days early can save you up to 40% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 61 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Melbourne to Shanghai for as little as $824 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $941 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

November can be a great time to fly to Shanghai from Melbourne with a flight ticket averaging about $724. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of November for as cheap as $352. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of August.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Shanghai in May, June 2021

The best prices found for MEL to Shanghai flights in May, June
6 Jun - 6 Oct
$1,651pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
28 Jun - 25 Jul
$1,730pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
28 Jun - 25 Jul
$1,739pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Shanghai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Shanghai from Melbourne found for this year
4 Nov - 17 Nov
$818pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Cebu Pacific
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
4 Nov - 17 Nov
$1,075pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Cebu Pacific
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
4 Nov - 18 Nov
$1,110pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Shanghai

Late deals on return flights to Shanghai from Melbourne, departing today and this week
17 May - 25 May
$4,017pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
17 May - 25 May
$4,159pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
17 May - 25 May
$4,345pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Shanghai from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Shanghai
20:50 - 20:05
Cebu Pacific
1 stop
26h 15m
MEL - PVG
Cebu Pacific
$341
Kiwi.com
05:00 - 10:55
Philippine Airlines
1 stop
32h 55m
MEL - PVG
Philippine Airlines
$640
hutchgo.com
20:05 - 08:00
Japan Airlines
1 stop
14h 55m
MEL - PVG
Japan Airlines
$752
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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Shanghai

What airport do you fly from for flights from Melbourne to Shanghai?

For a flight from Melbourne to Shanghai, you will be flying from Melbourne. Melbourne (MEL) is just 19.3 km from the centre of the city.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Melbourne to Shanghai to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Philippine Airlines is one of them. New policies for travellers booking flights from Melbourne to Shanghai include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Melbourne to Shanghai have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. China Eastern, China Southern, and Cathay Pacific are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like China Eastern with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Shanghai for under $1,276 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Shanghai for under $1,276. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Thai Airways for just $1,222, but on average you can expect to pay $1,836.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Shanghai for under $1,276 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Melbourne to Shanghai, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Shanghai for under $4,082?

There are currently 4+ open flights from Melbourne to Shanghai within the next 7 days for less than $4,082.

Is Melbourne weather warmer or cooler than Shanghai?

Expect the weather to be around 32 °C on average in July. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Shanghai is generally hotter than in Melbourne.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne to Shanghai?

The most popular airlines flying from Melbourne to Shanghai are Sichuan Airlines, Royal Brunei Airlines and Air China. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Shanghai?

On average you can expect to pay $1,629 for a flight from Melbourne to Shanghai. The cheapest flight overall is $348 while the most popular route, (Melbourne - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl) is currently priced at $1,779.

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to Shanghai?

There are many flights that can get you from Melbourne to Shanghai in 13h. Fly via Qantas Airways, China Southern, or China Airlines to get the fastest option. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Melbourne to Shanghai return?

Currently priced at $1,223, Thai Airways will fly you from Melbourne to Shanghai and back. In addition to Thai Airways, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Air China and Qantas Airways - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $1,349 and $2,226, respectively.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne to Shanghai one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $341 on Cebu Pacific. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Philippine Airlines from $640 and Japan Airlines from $752 one-way.

Destination information for Shanghai

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Shanghai.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ¥5.04
Average temperature for May in Shanghai
25.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Shanghai
17.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Top 10 airlines flying from Melbourne to Shanghai

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Shanghai choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Hainan Airlines
$230 $423 No cancel fee 61%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Hainan Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Royal Brunei Airlines
$358 $449 No cancel fee 84%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Royal Brunei Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Air China
$269 $450 No cancel fee 67%
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Sichuan Airlines
$332 $453 No cancel fee 63%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Sichuan Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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XiamenAir
$254 $504 No cancel fee 49%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by XiamenAir. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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AirAsia X
$323 $525 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by AirAsia X. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Virgin Australia
$333 $534 No cancel fee 80%
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Cathay Pacific
$407 $576 No cancel fee 72%
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Malaysia Airlines
$379 $581 No cancel fee 67%
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Singapore Airlines
$358 $582 No cancel fee 81%
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