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

To save on the cost of your flight from Sydney to Shanghai, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 40% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $879 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,005.

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

Our data shows that November tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Shanghai from Sydney. Users have commonly found prices around $772 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $376. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in August.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Shanghai in July, August 2021

The best prices found for SYD to Shanghai flights in July, August
25 Aug - 23 Oct
$6,034pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
8 Aug - 16 Aug
$8,661pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
XiamenAir
 
1 STOP
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
XiamenAir
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
8 Aug - 16 Aug
$9,068pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
XiamenAir
 
1 STOP
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
XiamenAir
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney to Shanghai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Shanghai from Sydney found for this year
1 Dec - 31 Mar
$1,062pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1 Dec - 31 Mar
$1,079pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1 Dec - 31 Mar
$2,157pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
ANA
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Direct flights to Shanghai from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to Shanghai direct flight deals
1 Dec - 31 Mar
$3,805pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
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
8 Aug - 16 Aug
$8,661pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
XiamenAir
 
1 STOP
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
XiamenAir
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
8 Aug - 16 Aug
$9,068pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
XiamenAir
 
1 STOP
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
SHA
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
XiamenAir
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
6 Aug - 13 Aug
$19,330pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
China Southern
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to Shanghai from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Shanghai
04:15 - 14:40
Japan Airlines
1 stop
37h 25m
SYD - PVG
Japan Airlines
$767
mytrip.com
05:15 - 15:40
Japan Airlines
1 stop
37h 25m
SYD - PVG
Japan Airlines
16:00 - 11:30
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
22h 30m
SYD - PVG
Multiple Airlines
$1,030
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Related info for your journey

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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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith 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. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitising their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially-distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travellers safer while flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Shanghai. Policies will vary by airline.

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 $1,089 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Shanghai for under $1,089. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Japan Airlines for just $1,062, but on average you can expect to pay $8,562.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to Shanghai for under $3,811 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 1 direct flight from Sydney to Shanghai under $3,811. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to Shanghai is less than $3,805.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to Shanghai for under $8,712?

There are currently 3+ open flights from Sydney to Shanghai within the next 7 days for less than $8,712.

Is Sydney weather warmer or cooler than Shanghai?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 32 °Cs in July, on average. The temperature in Shanghai is generally hotter than in Sydney. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

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

Sichuan Airlines, Air China and China Airlines are the most popular airlines when flying from Sydney to Shanghai.

What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to Shanghai?

On average you can expect to pay $1,729 for a flight from Sydney to Shanghai. The cheapest flight overall is $275 while the most popular route, (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Shanghai Pu Dong) is currently priced at $1,080.

How long does is the flight from Sydney to Shanghai?

Airlines like XiamenAir and Japan Airlines fly from Sydney to Shanghai in about 23h. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 6h 30m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Japan Airlines, at $1,062, was found to be the cheapest airline from Sydney to Shanghai. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be XiamenAir.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Japan Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $766.

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 = ¥4.75
Flight duration
10h 32m
Average temperature for August in Shanghai
32.0 °C
Avg rainfall for August in Shanghai
44.0 mm

Airports servicing Sydney

Top 10 airlines flying from Sydney 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
Sichuan Airlines
$236 $308 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
$243 $374 No cancel fee 60%
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Hainan Airlines
$213 $388 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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Air China
$275 $392 No cancel fee 67%
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XiamenAir
$272 $464 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
$344 $475 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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Cathay Pacific
$413 $568 No cancel fee 72%
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China Airlines
$393 $572 No cancel fee 70%
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Singapore Airlines
$401 $584 No cancel fee 81%
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China Southern
$315 $586 No cancel fee 69%

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

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