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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 inJuneHigh demand for flights, 29% potential price rise
Cheapest inNovemberBest time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average priceR19 707Average for round-trip flights in August 2022
Round-trip fromR34 201From Cape Town Intl to Shanghai
One-way fromR166One-way flight from Cape Town Intl (CPT) to Shanghai

Cheap flights to Shanghai in August, September 2022

The best prices found for PVG flights for August, September
6 Sep - 30 Sep
R39 846pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
6 Sep - 30 Sep
R51 202pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
KLM
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
24 Sep - 16 Oct
R138 564pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Shanghai 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Shanghai found for this year
6 Sep - 30 Sep
R39 846pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
6 Sep - 30 Sep
R51 202pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
KLM
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
24 Sep - 16 Oct
R138 564pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

COVID Restrictions

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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 are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering South Africa.

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

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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
R30 980
February
R26 763
March
R29 237
April
R25 485
May
R32 972
June
R37 239
July
R40 809
August
R30 715
September
R28 772
October
R29 137
November
R32 109
December
R28 656
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Shanghai is currently April; with July 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.
CPT - CN2
Price
R11 130 - R67 503
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.

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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