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This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to Shanghai departing on 5/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often from within our search results for flights to Shanghai, as well as popular online travel agencies
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Cheap flight deals to Shanghai

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights to Shanghai that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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20:50 - 10:05AKL-PVG
17h 15m1 stop
16:25 - 18:05PVG-AKL
21h 40m1 stop
$497Hainan Airlines
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Tue, 23 Jul - Tue, 6 Aug
20:50 - 15:10AKL-PVG
22h 20m1 stop
20:30 - 18:05PVG-AKL
17h 35m1 stop
$684Hainan Airlines
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Sat, 15 Jun - Tue, 2 Jul
20:50 - 16:10AKL-SHA
23h 20m1 stop
08:30 - 18:05SHA-AKL
29h 35m1 stop
Tue, 23 Jul - Tue, 6 Aug
10:40 - 15:20AKL-PVG
32h 40m3 stops
20:20 - 18:30PVG-AKL
18h 10m1 stop
$700China Eastern
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Mon, 3 Jun - Tue, 4 Jun
21:25 - 09:25AKL-SHA
16h 00m1 stop
15:50 - 15:35SHA-AKL
19h 45m1 stop
$707China Southern
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Mon, 10 Jun - Sat, 15 Jun
19:30 - 10:00AKL-SHA
18h 30m1 stop
20:25 - 17:30SHA-AKL
17h 05m1 stop
$741Air China
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Sat, 15 Jun - Wed, 3 Jul
21:25 - 20:30AKL-PVG
27h 05m1 stop
21:55 - 15:35PVG-AKL
37h 40m1 stop
$766China Southern
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Mon, 10 Jun - Sat, 15 Jun
21:00 - 05:30AKL-PVG
12h 30mdirect
23:05 - 08:40PVG-AKL
53h 35m2 stops
$779China Eastern
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Mon, 3 Jun - Tue, 4 Jun
20:50 - 23:10AKL-SHA
30h 20m1 stop
08:30 - 18:05SHA-AKL
29h 35m1 stop
Sat, 15 Jun - Tue, 2 Jul
19:30 - 22:35AKL-PVG
31h 05m1 stop
14:15 - 05:45PVG-AKL
11h 30mdirect
$1,029Air China
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Sat, 15 Jun - Tue, 2 Jul

Flights to Shanghai - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights to Shanghai to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest day to fly to Shanghai?

The average price of all flights to Shanghai clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Based on KAYAK data, the cheapest day to fly to Shanghai is Wednesday where tickets can be as cheap as $1,151. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Monday, where prices are $1,321 on average.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly to Shanghai?

The average price for all flights to Shanghai depending on the time of departure, clicked by users on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks.
The cheapest time of day to fly to Shanghai is generally at night, when flights cost $1,201 on average. The most expensive time of day to fly to Shanghai is generally in the evening, which is peak travel time and where the average cost of a ticket is $1,419.

What is a good deal for flights to Shanghai?

If you’re looking for cheap airfare to Shanghai, 25% of our users found tickets to Shanghai for the following prices or less: From Auckland $429 one-way - $912 return.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights to Shanghai, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price, you should book around 0 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 42 days before departure.

Which is the cheapest airport to fly into in Shanghai?

Prices will differ depending on the departure airport, but generally, the cheapest airport to fly to in Shanghai is Wuxi Airport, with an average flight price of $212.

Which airline offers the most flights to Shanghai?

Of the 33 airlines that fly to Shanghai, China Eastern offers the most flights, with around 2,431 per week, followed by China Southern with 1,079 flights per week.

How many airports are there in Shanghai?

There are 6 airports in Shanghai: Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG), Hangzhou Airport (HGH), Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport (SHA), Wuxi Airport (WUX), Nantong Airport (NTG) and Suzhou Airport (SZV). The busiest airport is Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG), with 41% of all flights arriving there.

How long is the flight to Shanghai?

The duration of your flight to Shanghai depends on your departure and arrival airports. Obviously any flights that include a layover will also be longer. The most popular routes to Shanghai on KAYAK are from Auckland, which takes 12h 15m, Dunedin, which takes 16h 50m, Wellington, which takes 20h 05m, and Christchurch, which takes 36h 25m.

How many direct flights to Shanghai are there each day?

There are around 3 direct flights from within New Zealand to Shanghai every day. Most flights depart in the evening, with 21:00 the most common departure time and 56% of flights departing in the evening.

How many direct flights to Shanghai are there each week?

Each week there are around 16 direct flights from within New Zealand to Shanghai. The most common day for departures is Wednesday, with 19% of flights taking off on this day.

How many long-haul flights are there to Shanghai each week?

There are not any medium-haul (3-6 hour flight duration) or short-haul (up to 3 hour flight duration) flights to Shanghai. Instead, there are 16 long-haul flights (6-12 hour flight duration), with the most arriving from Auckland.

How many cities have direct flights to Shanghai?

From New Zealand, there are direct flights to Shanghai from 1 city. This city is Auckland and there are 16 direct flights each week.

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Cheapest flight

$259
Flight from Auckland to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl

When to book flights to Shanghai

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel to Shanghai based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. The information is for flights to Shanghai based on your location. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs - booking Shanghai flights

  • Which Shanghai airport is closest to central Shanghai?

    Out of the 2 airports in Shanghai, Shanghai Hongqiao Intl is the nearest to the city center (15 km). You'll travel 30 km to reach the center of Shanghai if you land in Shanghai Pudong Airport

  • How much is a flight to Shanghai?

    On average, a flight to Shanghai costs $912. The cheapest price found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks cost $363 and departed from Auckland Intl Airport.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights to Shanghai?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights to Shanghai.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket to Shanghai?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Shanghai is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to Shanghai?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Shanghai with an airline and back with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight to Shanghai?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Shanghai up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Shanghai

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Shanghai flight deals.

Prefer to fly direct to Shanghai?

Find which airlines fly direct to Shanghai, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

New Zealand to Shanghai

Monday

9 Air, ANA, Aeroflot, +77 more

9 Air, ANA, +78 more

Tuesday

9 Air, ANA, Aeroflot, +79 more

9 Air, ANA, +80 more

Wednesday

9 Air, ANA, Aeroflot, +74 more

9 Air, ANA, +75 more

Thursday

9 Air, ANA, Aeroflot, +80 more

9 Air, ANA, +81 more

Friday

9 Air, ANA, Aeroflot, +76 more

9 Air, ANA, +77 more

Saturday

9 Air, ANA, Aeroflot, +77 more

9 Air, ANA, +78 more

Sunday

9 Air, ANA, Aeroflot, +82 more

9 Air, ANA, +83 more

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Direct returns

Shanghai to New Zealand

Monday

9 Air, ANA, Aeroflot, +77 more

9 Air, ANA, +78 more

Tuesday

9 Air, ANA, Aeroflot, +79 more

9 Air, ANA, +80 more

Wednesday

9 Air, ANA, Aeroflot, +74 more

9 Air, ANA, +75 more

Thursday

9 Air, ANA, Aeroflot, +80 more

9 Air, ANA, +81 more

Friday

9 Air, ANA, Aeroflot, +76 more

9 Air, ANA, +77 more

Saturday

9 Air, ANA, Aeroflot, +77 more

9 Air, ANA, +78 more

Sunday

9 Air, ANA, Aeroflot, +82 more

9 Air, ANA, +83 more

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Recent return flight deals

 
These are the cheapest return flights to Shanghai found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
23/7Tue
1 stopHainan Airlines
17h 15mAKL-PVG
6/8Tue
1 stopHainan Airlines
21h 40mPVG-AKL
$497
15/6Sat
1 stopHainan Airlines
22h 20mAKL-PVG
2/7Tue
1 stopHainan Airlines
17h 35mPVG-AKL
$684
23/7Tue
1 stop
23h 20mAKL-SHA
6/8Tue
1 stop
29h 35mSHA-AKL
$690
3/6Mon
3 stopsChina Eastern
32h 40mAKL-PVG
4/6Tue
1 stopChina Eastern
18h 10mPVG-AKL
$700
10/6Mon
1 stopChina Southern
16h 00mAKL-SHA
15/6Sat
1 stopChina Southern
19h 45mSHA-AKL
$707
15/6Sat
1 stopAir China
18h 30mAKL-SHA
3/7Wed
1 stopAir China
17h 05mSHA-AKL
$741
10/6Mon
1 stopChina Southern
27h 05mAKL-PVG
15/6Sat
1 stopChina Southern
37h 40mPVG-AKL
$766
3/6Mon
directChina Eastern
12h 30mAKL-PVG
4/6Tue
2 stopsChina Eastern
53h 35mPVG-AKL
$779
15/6Sat
1 stop
30h 20mAKL-SHA
2/7Tue
1 stop
29h 35mSHA-AKL
$843
15/6Sat
1 stopAir China
31h 05mAKL-PVG
2/7Tue
directAir China
11h 30mPVG-AKL
$1,029

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best deals for one-way flights to Shanghai found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
5/6Wed
1 stopHainan Airlines
30h 10mAKL-SHA
$259
4/6Tue
1 stopHainan Airlines
17h 15mAKL-PVG
$259
5/6Wed
1 stopHainan Airlines
23h 25mAKL-PVG
$273
2/6Sun
1 stopSichuan Airlines
30h 50mAKL-PVG
$286
9/7Tue
1 stopChina Southern
26h 25mAKL-SHA
$388
5/6Wed
2 stops
31h 10mAKL-SHA
$394
26/6Wed
directChina Eastern
12h 30mAKL-PVG
$398
31/5Fri
directChina Eastern
12h 30mAKL-PVG
$399
4/6Tue
1 stopChina Southern
22h 00mAKL-SHA
$402
6/6Thu
1 stop
17h 45mAKL-SHA
$419

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Recent domestic flight deals

6/6Thu
directShenzhen Airlines
2h 30mSZX-PVG
9/6Sun
directShenzhen Airlines
2h 25mPVG-SZX
$507
17/6Mon
multi-stopShenzhen Airlines
3h 45mSZX-SHA
21/6Fri
directShenzhen Airlines
2h 40mSHA-SZX
$512
16/6Sun
multi-stopShandong Airlines
10h 30mDLC-SHA
18/6Tue
multi-stopShandong Airlines
10h 55mSHA-DLC
$658
8/6Sat
multi-stopShandong Airlines
9h 45mPEK-SHA
9/6Sun
multi-stopShandong Airlines
6h 20mSHA-PEK
$920
6/6Thu
multi-stopShandong Airlines
8h 45mSZX-PVG
9/6Sun
multi-stopShandong Airlines
17h 05mPVG-SZX
$1,000
8/6Sat
multi-stopShandong Airlines
21h 50mSZX-SHA
12/6Wed
multi-stopShandong Airlines
12h 30mSHA-SZX
$1,009
19/9Thu
directJuneyao Airlines
2h 20mCAN-SHA
22/9Sun
directJuneyao Airlines
2h 10mSHA-CAN
$1,026
19/7Fri
multi-stopVietnam Airlines
22h 05mCAN-PVG
24/7Wed
multi-stopVietnam Airlines
22h 20mPVG-CAN
$1,351
19/7Fri
multi-stopVietnam Airlines
23h 10mCAN-PVG
24/7Wed
multi-stopVietnam Airlines
22h 20mPVG-CAN
$1,432
4/7Thu
multi-stopCathay Pacific
22h 45mPEK-SHA
26/7Fri
multi-stopCathay Pacific
19h 35mSHA-PEK
$4,890

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Last minute flights to Shanghai

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights to Shanghai that are departing in the next 10 days.
29/5Wed
multi-stopHainan Airlines
30h 10mAKL-SHA
4/6Tue
multi-stopHainan Airlines
29h 35mSHA-AKL
$525
29/5Wed
multi-stopChina Southern
30h 55mAKL-PVG
4/6Tue
multi-stopChina Southern
37h 40mPVG-AKL
$682
27/5Mon
multi-stop
20h 00mAKL-SHA
3/6Mon
multi-stop
27h 55mSHA-AKL
$854
27/5Mon
multi-stop
19h 35mAKL-PVG
3/6Mon
multi-stop
31h 30mPVG-AKL
$854
27/5Mon
direct
12h 30mAKL-PVG
3/6Mon
multi-stop
31h 30mPVG-AKL
$885
29/5Wed
multi-stop
30h 10mAKL-SHA
4/6Tue
multi-stop
30h 35mSHA-AKL
$939
27/5Mon
directChina Eastern
12h 30mAKL-PVG
2/6Sun
directChina Eastern
11h 30mPVG-AKL
$1,041
29/5Wed
multi-stopChina Eastern
38h 35mAKL-PVG
3/6Mon
directChina Eastern
11h 30mPVG-AKL
$1,116
27/5Mon
directAir New Zealand
12h 15mAKL-PVG
3/6Mon
directAir New Zealand
11h 30mPVG-AKL
$1,237
26/5Sun
multi-stopCathay Pacific
34h 30mAKL-PVG
8/6Sat
multi-stopCathay Pacific
36h 50mPVG-AKL
$1,278

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Flights to Shanghai

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