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How to find the cheapest flight from
Sydney (SYD) to Shanghai

All the information you need to plan the best SYD to SHA flight in 2021: compare Sydney to Shanghai flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Shanghai.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Sydney to Shanghai?

November is one of the best times of the year to fly to Shanghai from Sydney. Prices for November average $796 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $387. 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 Sydney to Shanghai (SYD - SH)?

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

How far in advance should I book a flight from Sydney 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 Sydney to Shanghai 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $906, or $1,035 for flights within the next 24 hours.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Shanghai in November, December 2021

The best prices found for SYD to Shanghai flights in November, December
3 Dec - 5 Dec
$2,299pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3 Dec - 5 Dec
$2,382pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15 Dec - 28 Apr
$2,432pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney Kingsford Smith to Shanghai 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Shanghai from Sydney found for next year
3 Dec - 5 Dec
$2,299pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3 Dec - 5 Dec
$2,382pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15 Dec - 28 Apr
$2,432pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Direct flights to Shanghai from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to Shanghai direct flight deals
6 May - 5 Sep
$2,699pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
10 Apr - 26 Jun
$2,723pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
6 May - 7 Sep
$2,940pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Direct
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last-minute flights from Sydney to Shanghai

Late deals on return flights to Shanghai from Sydney, departing today and this week
5 Dec - 12 Dec
$2,814pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
5 Dec - 12 Dec
$3,731pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4 Dec - 12 Dec
$4,367pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to Shanghai from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Shanghai
07:10 - 03:05
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
21h 55m
SYD - PVG
Multiple Airlines
$1,044
iWofly
15:30 - 09:35
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
21h 05m
SYD - PVG
Multiple Airlines
$1,601
iWofly
07:15 - 02:05
Air New Zealand
1 stop
21h 50m
SYD - PVG
Air New Zealand
$1,723
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Flight FAQs

From Sydney to Shanghai

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

For a flight from Sydney to Shanghai, you will be flying from Kingsford Smith. Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) is just 7.5 km from the centre of the city.

Which airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Shanghai have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Shanghai that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are China Eastern, Qantas Airways, and XiamenAir. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Sydney to Shanghai for under $1,000 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Shanghai for under $1,000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Malaysia Airlines for just $979, but on average you can expect to pay $2,042.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to Shanghai for under $2,700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 7 direct flights from Sydney to Shanghai under $2,700. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to Shanghai is less than $3,754.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to Shanghai for under $2,900?

There are currently 12+ open flights from Sydney to Shanghai within the next 7 days for less than $2,900.

What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to Shanghai?

The cheapest flight price from Sydney to Shanghai is $495. On average you can expect to pay $897. The most popular route, (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl), can usually be booked for $993.

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

Consider Sichuan Airlines, Air China or China Airlines when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Sydney to Shanghai.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Shanghai, China

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Shanghai

Most visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith will not be allowed to enter Shanghai.

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith 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 Sydney from Shanghai?

Returning to Sydney Kingsford Smith from Shanghai

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Shanghai are not required to quarantine after entering Sydney Kingsford Smith.

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Destination information for Shanghai

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Sydney to Shanghai.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ¥4.56
Flight duration from SYD to Shanghai
10h 45m
Average temperature for November in Shanghai
17.0 °C
Avg rainfall for November in Shanghai
9.0 mm

Airports servicing Sydney

Top 10 airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Shanghai

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Sydney 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
$298 $545 No cancel fee 61%

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Sichuan Airlines
$332 $432 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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Philippine Airlines
$341 $525 No cancel fee 60%
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XiamenAir
$382 $651 No cancel fee 49%

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Air China
$386 $550 No cancel fee 67%
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China Southern
$442 $822 No cancel fee 69%
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AirAsia X
$482 $666 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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China Eastern
$537 $866 No cancel fee 62%

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

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China Airlines
$551 $803 No cancel fee 70%
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Singapore Airlines
$563 $820 No cancel fee 81%
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