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Cheap Flights to Shanghai

Round-trip from R619 From Johannesburg to Shanghai
One-way from R458 One-way flight from Johannesburg to Shanghai
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Shanghai flights by month

January
R11 138
February
R11 206
March
R10 324
April
R10 387
May
R10 577
June
R10 378
July
R11 595
August
R11 487
September
R11 350
October
R11 513
November
R10 442
December
R11 082
March is currently the cheapest month to fly to Shanghai. At this moment in time July is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Shanghai?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
JNB - CN2
Price
R10 324 - R14 040
CN2
Temperature
8 - 32 °C
CN2
Rainfall
4 - 44 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.

 

 

 

Which day is cheapest to fly to Shanghai?

The cheapest day to fly to Shanghai is usually Monday. At the moment, Saturday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Shanghai?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting Shanghai. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the morning as these tend to have higher demand.

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.

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