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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 SHA 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?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 43 days in advance to save up to 14% 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 43 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 Melbourne to Shanghai 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $777, or $880 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Shanghai from Melbourne. Prices for May average $897 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $493. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of August. Opting for a May flight can save you 119% on your journey compared to booking in May

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Shanghai (ME1 - CNSH)?

When flying from Melbourne to Shanghai, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Shanghai in September, October 2021

The best prices found for MEL to Shanghai flights in September, October
27 Sep - 1 Jan
$13,265pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Shanghai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Shanghai from Melbourne found for this year
27 Sep - 1 Jan
$13,265pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 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
19:50 - 19:05
Cebu Pacific
1 stop
26h 15m
MEL - PVG
Cebu Pacific
$479
Kiwi.com
07:05 - 09:35
China Southern
2 stops
29h 30m
MEL - PVG
China Southern
$3,485
Travelgenio
19:35 - 10:25
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
40h 50m
MEL - PVG
Multiple Airlines
$5,285
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Melbourne</span> to <span class="emphasized">Shanghai</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Shanghai

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.

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.

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Shanghai for under $13,300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Shanghai for under $13,300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $13,265, but on average you can expect to pay $13,265.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Shanghai, China

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Shanghai from Melbourne?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to Shanghai

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

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

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

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be presented upon arrival


Do I need a test to fly back to Melbourne from Shanghai?

Returning to Melbourne from Shanghai

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

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

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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 = ¥4.72
Average temperature for September in Shanghai
28.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Shanghai
16.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

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%

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

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XiamenAir
$254 $504 No cancel fee 49%

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AirAsia X
$323 $525 No cancel fee 66%

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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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