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Cheap flights from Shanghai to Cape Town from R25 328

This is the cheapest return flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 30/4. 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.
SHA — CPT
Apr 21 — Apr 281
1 adult
Sun 21/4
Sun 28/4

Cheap flight deals from Shanghai to Cape Town

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Shanghai (CN2) to Cape Town (CPT). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated 16 April 2024.

Round-trip from

R1 964
From Shanghai to Cape Town Intl

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Shanghai to Cape Town?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Sunday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Shanghai to Cape Town?

The best pricing can be found in the month of November. Prices to Cape Town from Shanghai average R29 253. You can even find prices in November for less than R29 253, as users have found deals to Cape Town from as low as R20 171. The month of October appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Cape Town from Shanghai. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 55%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Shanghai to Cape Town (SHA - CPT)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Shanghai to Cape Town at midday. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 2% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap Shanghai to Cape Town flights in April & May 2024

Find cheap flight options from Shanghai to Cape Town specifically for the months of April and May 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 626 079 searches. Prices were last updated on 16 April 2024.
Tue 30/40:20PVG - CPT
1 stop19h 25mEthiopian Air
Sun 5/513:50CPT - PVG
1 stop19h 40mEthiopian Air
Deal found 16/4R25 328
Tue 30/40:20PVG - CPT
1 stop42h 40mMultiple Airlines
Sun 5/519:15CPT - PVG
2 stops44h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/4R27 326
Wed 1/511:15PVG - CPT
1 stop28h 45mMultiple Airlines
Sun 5/513:50CPT - PVG
1 stop19h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/4R30 465
Wed 1/511:15PVG - CPT
1 stop28h 45mMultiple Airlines
Sun 5/519:15CPT - PVG
2 stops44h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/4R31 303
Wed 1/58:05PVG - CPT
2 stops31h 20mSingapore Airlines
Sun 5/510:40CPT - PVG
2 stops30h 05mSingapore Airlines
Deal found 16/4R32 958
Tue 30/41:40PVG - CPT
2 stops38h 20mMultiple Airlines
Sun 5/56:50CPT - PVG
2 stops23h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/4R39 999

Shanghai to Cape Town 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Shanghai and Cape Town in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 626 079 searches. Data last updated 16 April 2024.
Tue 30/40:20PVG - CPT
1 stop19h 25mEthiopian Air
Sun 5/513:50CPT - PVG
1 stop19h 40mEthiopian Air
Deal found 16/4R25 328
Tue 30/40:20PVG - CPT
1 stop42h 40mMultiple Airlines
Sun 5/519:15CPT - PVG
2 stops44h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/4R27 326
Wed 1/511:15PVG - CPT
1 stop28h 45mMultiple Airlines
Sun 5/513:50CPT - PVG
1 stop19h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/4R30 465
Wed 1/511:15PVG - CPT
1 stop28h 45mMultiple Airlines
Sun 5/519:15CPT - PVG
2 stops44h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/4R31 303
Wed 1/58:05PVG - CPT
2 stops31h 20mSingapore Airlines
Sun 5/510:40CPT - PVG
2 stops30h 05mSingapore Airlines
Deal found 16/4R32 958
Tue 30/41:40PVG - CPT
2 stops38h 20mMultiple Airlines
Sun 5/56:50CPT - PVG
2 stops23h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/4R39 999

Find flights from Shanghai to Cape Town within your budget

Customise your flight search to find flights from Shanghai to Cape Town that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 626 079 searches. Data last updated 16 April 2024.

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R25 328 - R92 576

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Shanghai Pu DongCape Town Intl

PVG - CPT

PVGCPT

Shanghai Pu Dong

Tue 30/4

1 stop19h 25m

Cape Town Intl

Sun 5/5

1 stop19h 40m

R25 328

Shanghai Pu DongCape Town Intl

PVG - CPT

PVGCPT

Shanghai Pu Dong

Tue 30/4

1 stop42h 40m

Cape Town Intl

Sun 5/5

2 stops44h 50m

R27 326

Shanghai Pu DongCape Town Intl

PVG - CPT

PVGCPT

Shanghai Pu Dong

Wed 1/5

1 stop28h 45m

Cape Town Intl

Sun 5/5

1 stop19h 40m

R30 465

Shanghai Pu DongCape Town Intl

PVG - CPT

PVGCPT

Shanghai Pu Dong

Wed 1/5

1 stop28h 45m

Cape Town Intl

Sun 5/5

2 stops44h 50m

R31 303

Shanghai Pu DongCape Town Intl

PVG - CPT

PVGCPT

Shanghai Pu Dong

Wed 1/5

2 stops31h 20m

Cape Town Intl

Sun 5/5

2 stops30h 05m

R32 958

Shanghai Pu DongCape Town Intl

PVG - CPT

PVGCPT

Shanghai Pu Dong

Tue 30/4

2 stops38h 20m

Cape Town Intl

Sun 5/5

2 stops23h 20m

R39 999

Shanghai Hongqiao IntlCape Town Intl

SHA - CPT

SHACPT

Shanghai Hongqiao Intl

Mon 8/7

2 stops29h 20m

Cape Town Intl

Thu 1/8

2 stops41h 05m

R51 797

Shanghai Hongqiao IntlCape Town Intl

SHA - CPT

SHACPT

Shanghai Hongqiao Intl

Wed 22/5

2 stops27h 30m

Cape Town Intl

Sun 23/6

2 stops24h 00m

R57 106

Shanghai Hongqiao IntlCape Town Intl

SHA - CPT

SHACPT

Shanghai Hongqiao Intl

Wed 22/5

3 stops46h 40m

Cape Town Intl

Sun 23/6

2 stops22h 20m

R92 576

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Deals found on 16/4

When is the cheapest time to fly from Shanghai to Cape Town?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return from Shanghai to Cape Town. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.
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Travellers seeking maximum savings on their Shanghai to Cape Town flight should consider departing on Saturday evenings when fares are most often at their lowest. Wednesday evenings flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Cape Town by month

Plan your trip from Shanghai to Cape Town by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Shanghai to Cape Town is currently R0 while a return flight costs R43 206. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.

Currently, June is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Shanghai to Cape Town (average of R103). Flying from Shanghai to Cape Town in December is currently the most expensive (average of R142). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

R2 036

February

R2 303

March

R2 588

April

R2 436

May

R2 036

June

R1 960

July

R2 245

August

R2 264

September

R2 341

October

R2 283

November

R2 188

December

R2 702

Temperature and rainfall in Cape Town by month

Plan your trip to Cape Town by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

CPT

Temperature

12 - 21 °C

Reviews of airlines servicing Cape Town

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Cape Town. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Cape Town. Reviews last updated 16 April 2024.
8,3
Very Good
1 487 reviews

Boarding

8,4

Crew

8,7

Food

7,8

Overall

8,3

Entertainment

8,2

Comfort

8,1

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

8,3
Very Good
1 487 reviews
8,3
Very Good
1 487 reviews

Boarding

8,4

Crew

8,7

Food

7,8

Overall

8,3

Entertainment

8,2

Comfort

8,1

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

7,4
Good
800 reviews
8,3
Very Good
1 487 reviews

Boarding

8,4

Crew

8,7

Food

7,8

Overall

8,3

Entertainment

8,2

Comfort

8,1

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

Related info for your journey

Find useful and relevant information for your journey from Shanghai to Cape Town. Access travel guides, tips, and recommendations to enhance your travel experience. Get information about local attractions, weather, transportation options, and more.
  • What airport do you fly into for flights to Cape Town from Shanghai?

    Cape Town Intl (CPT) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Shanghai to Cape Town. You should not have trouble finding flights to Cape Town Intl from Shanghai; the airport handles an average of 0 inbound flights from Shanghai per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 2 airlines have flights to the Cape Town airport from Shanghai. It is only a 15,6 km journey from Cape Town Intl (CPT) to Cape Town’s city centre.

  • Can I find flights from Shanghai to Cape Town for under R25 400 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from Shanghai to Cape Town for under R25 400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ethiopian Air for just R25 328, but on average you can expect to pay R72 919.

  • What are the cheapest airlines flying from Shanghai to Cape Town round-trip?

    Cheapflights users have booked flights from Shanghai to Cape Town round-trip from R25 328. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Singapore Airlines.

  • What does SHA to CPT mean?

    These are just IATA (International Air Transport Association) codes. They are used in aviation to identify and differentiate airports. That’s why a Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport to Cape Town Intl Airport flight would often be abbreviated as a SHA to CPT flight. While you’re still figuring out your travel plans, it’s not a bad idea to learn the names and codes of other airports around these areas: Shanghai Pu Dong Airport (PVG), Hangzhou Airport (HGH), Wuxi Airport (WUX), Nantong Airport (NTG), Suzhou Airport (SZV).

  • Can I find deals for flights from Shanghai to Cape Town that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from Shanghai to Cape Town with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Shanghai to Cape Town that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on Shanghai to Cape Town flights, Cheapflights offers holiday packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from Shanghai to Cape Town?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to see available direct flights.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from Shanghai to Cape Town?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Shanghai to Cape Town by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Shanghai to Cape Town that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines do offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Shanghai to Cape Town?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Shanghai to Cape Town flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the Shanghai to Cape Town flight deals updated?

    The Shanghai to Cape Town flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 16/4.

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Top 2 airlines flying from Shanghai to Cape Town

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Singapore AirlinesCheapestR19 379AverageR24 930FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%
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Ethiopian AirCheapestR23 330AverageR25 072FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time72%
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