Cheap flights to Shanghai

Flights to Shanghai in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceR11 045Average for return flights in January 2022
Return fromR23 378From Johannesburg to Shanghai
One-way fromR13 939One-way flight from Johannesburg to Shanghai

Cheap flights to Shanghai in January, February 2022

The best prices found for CN2 flights for January, February
Feb 28 - Mar 4
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

40h 50m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

28h 05m
R23 423

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

Feb 4 - Feb 11
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

48h 15m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

47h 35m
R25 257

Malaysia Airlines

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Deal found 21/1/22

Jan 22 - Jan 25
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

24h 25m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

19h 35m
R27 575

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/1/22

Shanghai 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Shanghai found for this year
Mar 14 - Mar 23
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

46h 15m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

33h 40m
R23 378

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 20/1/22

Feb 28 - Mar 4
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

40h 50m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

28h 05m
R23 423

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

Apr 28 - May 5
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

34h 55m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

28h 05m
R25 136

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/1/22

Last minute flights to Shanghai

Late deals on return flights to Shanghai, departing today and this week
Jan 26 - Feb 2
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

56h 35m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

28h 05m
R98 269

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

Can I fly to Shanghai from South Africa right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Shanghai

Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Shanghai.

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

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

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be presented upon arrival


Can I fly back to South Africa from Shanghai?

Returning to South Africa from Shanghai

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

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

What is the cheapest month to fly to Shanghai?

The cheapest ticket to Shanghai found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

R10 045

February

R9 772

March

R9 151

April

R9 939

May

R9 333

June

R9 969

July

R10 212

August

R9 894

September

R10 515

October

R9 909

November

R7 833

December

R10 333

At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Shanghai is currently November; with September being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Shanghai?

Average Shanghai flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

ZA1 - CN2

Price

R8 916 - R15 301

CN2

Temperature

4 - 28 °C

CN2

Precipitation

30 - 170 mm

Peak season:

The peak season for touristic activities in Shanghai tends to fall between May and November, although flying to Shanghai during this time might not be the cheapest and might leave you feeling overwhelmed by the large crowds who flock here for the Chinese festivals.

Off season:

December through February is Shanghai’s off season, and the colder winter weather ushers in much thinner crowds and may also see you finding cheaper flight prices. March and April are the shoulder months for travel in Shanghai, which might mean that you’ll be able to find the lowest rates on both accommodation and flight prices.

As China’s largest city, Shanghai is considered the manufactural hub of the Chinese economy, but there’s much more to it than just industrial activities. Think along the lines of the famed Yu Yuan Garden, the Jing’An Sculpture Park, and the Power Station of Art…things quickly start to look a lot more contemporary.

Home to the world’s second tallest skyscraper, some of the best shopping opportunities in the world, and some of the most extravagant Chinese New Year Celebrations, Shanghai offers a little something for everyone, and it might just steal your heart for good!

How long is the flight to Shanghai?

Johannesburg to Shanghai      16 hours
Durban to Shanghai                18 hours, 40 minutes
Cape Town to Shanghai          18 hours, 45 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Shanghai?

Air Mauritius, Kiwi International Airlines, British Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, China Eastern, and Jetstra Airways are among the major airlines operating cheap flights to and from Shanghai. While some of these airlines might offer you a cheaper flight ticket which better suits your budget, they might not offer the comfort you’ll require for a long flight. Airlines such as British Airways might be able to provide you with great comfort at a reasonable price, but whichever airline you decide to fly with, just make sure you book your tickets well in advance to get the cheapest fair prices to Shanghai!

How to get from the airport to the city center?

When flying to Shanghai from South Africa you’ll either arrive at Shanghai Honh Oiao International Airport (SHA), or Pudong International Airport (PVG). SHA is closer to the city center than PVG, but getting to the city from the airport is relatively easy regardless of where you touch down. You can take the public bus which runs to the People’s Square and main railway station, but you can also write your hotel address down on a piece of paper and hand it to one of the taxi drivers outside of the airport, who will be able to get you to your destination quicker than the bus services.

What is good to know if travelling to Shanghai?

  • Travelers on a spiritual journey might find peace when visiting the Jade Buddha Temple or The Confucius Temple, which both offer a quite escape away from the bustling crowds of the city.
  • For a real Chinese garden experience, head down to the Yu Yuan Garden, also known as the Garden of Leisurely Repose, complete with its rockeries, goldfish ponds, pavilions, and pretty bridges.
  • If you feel like getting out of the city, why not pay a visit to the Zhujiajiao Water Town on the Dianpu River? It’s pretty much the Venice of Shanghai and can be explored by hiring a bicycle at the town gates or renting a boat.
  • Tourists looking to get their fix of retail therapy should head over to Nanjing Road, Shanghai’s most popular shopping street. On offer here, you’ll find everything and anything, ranging from Chinese-themed souvenirs to up-market boutiques selling arts and crafts.
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