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How to find the cheapest flight from
Cape Town (CPT) to Shanghai

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to SHA flight in 2021: compare Cape Town to Shanghai flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Shanghai.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Cape Town to Shanghai?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in January. For low rates, November can be a great choice for travel to Shanghai. Flights to Shanghai from Cape Town in November are about R10 935 on average during November, but can be found for as low as R9 472.

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

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Cape Town to Shanghai as you normally would.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Cape Town to Shanghai at least 50 days early can save you up to 31% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 50 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Cape Town to Shanghai for as little as R12 897 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as R15 082 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to Shanghai in October, November 2021

The best prices found for CPT to Shanghai flights in October, November
20 Nov - 25 Nov
R281 335pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town Intl to Shanghai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Shanghai from Cape Town found for this year
7 Dec - 4 Jan
R24 292pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
7 Dec - 4 Jan
R47 433pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
7 Dec - 4 Jan
R68 388pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
KLM
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to Shanghai from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Shanghai
13:25 - 12:15
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
40h 50m
CPT - PVG
Multiple Airlines
R15 549
Travelgenio
13:25 - 12:15
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
40h 50m
CPT - PVG
Multiple Airlines
R16 190
FlightHub
13:25 - 12:15
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
40h 50m
CPT - PVG
Multiple Airlines
R16 685
FlightHub

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Cape Town</span> to <span class="emphasized">Shanghai</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Cape Town to Shanghai

What airport do you fly from for flights from Cape Town to Shanghai?

For a flight from Cape Town to Shanghai, you will be flying from Cape Town Intl. Cape Town Intl (CPT) is just 15,6 km from the centre of the city.

Which airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Shanghai have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Emirates, Ethiopian Air, and Cathay Pacific are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Shanghai to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Etihad Airways is one of them. New policies for travellers booking flights from Cape Town Intl to Shanghai include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Cape Town to Shanghai for under R24 300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Shanghai for under R24 300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just R24 292, but on average you can expect to pay R105 358.

What are the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Shanghai?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for R5 647. While the most popular route (Cape Town Intl - Shanghai Hongqiao Intl) can be booked for R22 179 on average our data indicates R9 497 when flying from Cape Town to Shanghai

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Cape Town to Shanghai?

Consider Cathay Pacific, Emirates or Ethiopian Air when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Cape Town to Shanghai.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Shanghai, China

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Shanghai from Cape Town?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Cape Town Intl to Shanghai

Most visitors from Cape Town Intl will not be allowed to enter Shanghai.

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Shanghai.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be presented upon arrival


Do I need a test to fly back to Cape Town from Shanghai?

Returning to Cape Town Intl from Shanghai

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Shanghai are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Town Intl.

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Destination information for Shanghai

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cape Town to Shanghai.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = ¥0,44
Average temperature for October in Shanghai
23.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Shanghai
4.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 5 airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Shanghai

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cape Town to Shanghai choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Emirates
R8 482 R11 340 No cancel fee 75%
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Qatar Airways
R8 599 R12 047 No cancel fee 68%
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Ethiopian Air
R8 643 R10 659 No cancel fee 72%
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Singapore Airlines
R9 203 R10 810 No cancel fee 81%
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Cathay Pacific
R9 405 R11 125 No cancel fee 72%
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