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Cheap flights from South Africa to Shanghai from R10 259

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 20/8. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel.
JNB — SHA
Jul 27 — Aug 31
1 adult
Sat 27/7
Sat 3/8

How far in advance should I book a flight from South Africa to Shanghai?

To save up to 14% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 51 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from South Africa to Shanghai from R14 786 1-2 weeks out and tickets from R17 141 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from South Africa to Shanghai?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in July. For low rates, February can be a great choice for travel to Shanghai. Flights to Shanghai from South Africa in February are about R14 742 on average during February, but can be found for as low as R10 478.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from ZA to SHA?

When flying from South Africa to Shanghai, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap Air China flights from South Africa to Shanghai

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Air China for the route between South Africa and Shanghai. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 568 001 searches. Data last updated 22 July 2024.
Take a look at some of the lowest-priced Air China flights heading from South Africa to Shanghai. Make sure to double check the flight details before booking.
Mon 4/1110:10JNB - SHA
2 stops21h 45mAir China
Thu 7/1114:45SHA - JNB
2 stops22h 55mAir China
Deal found 22/7R13 709
Mon 4/1110:10JNB - SHA
2 stops22h 50mAir China
Thu 7/1112:45SHA - JNB
1 stop24h 55mAir China
Deal found 22/7R14 202
Mon 14/1010:10JNB - PVG
2 stops30h 25mAir China
Sat 19/1016:20PVG - JNB
2 stops45h 40mAir China
Deal found 21/7R16 265
Wed 28/810:10JNB - PVG
1 stop24h 05mAir China
Wed 18/918:50PVG - JNB
2 stops43h 10mAir China
Deal found 22/7R16 959
Wed 21/810:10JNB - SHA
2 stops22h 35mAir China
Wed 28/822:30SHA - JNB
2 stops39h 30mAir China
Deal found 22/7R17 123
Mon 14/1010:10JNB - PVG
2 stops30h 25mAir China
Wed 16/1018:50PVG - JNB
2 stops43h 10mAir China
Deal found 21/7R17 232
Wed 28/810:10JNB - PVG
2 stops42h 05mAir China
Wed 18/916:20PVG - JNB
2 stops45h 40mAir China
Deal found 22/7R17 452
Wed 9/1010:10JNB - PVG
2 stops30h 25mAir China
Sat 19/1016:20PVG - JNB
2 stops45h 40mAir China
Deal found 21/7R17 488

Cheap Cathay Pacific flights from South Africa to Shanghai

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Cathay Pacific for the route between South Africa and Shanghai. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 568 001 searches. Data last updated 22 July 2024.
To aid your search, here are some of the cheapest Cathay Pacific flights we've found from South Africa to Shanghai. Ensure the flight price, dates, time, and airline match your criteria before you book.
Fri 11/1011:20JNB - PVG
1 stop17h 45mCathay Pacific
Sun 20/1014:30PVG - JNB
2 stops25h 20mCathay Pacific
Deal found 21/7R17 561
Tue 15/1011:20JNB - PVG
1 stop17h 45mCathay Pacific
Tue 22/1014:30PVG - JNB
2 stops25h 20mCathay Pacific
Deal found 21/7R18 072
Sat 12/1020:15JNB - PVG
2 stops42h 00mCathay Pacific
Sat 19/1012:20PVG - JNB
1 stop25h 20mCathay Pacific
Deal found 21/7R18 127
Tue 6/811:20JNB - SHA
1 stop18h 45mCathay Pacific
Wed 4/913:20SHA - JNB
2 stops26h 30mCathay Pacific
Deal found 22/7R31 873
Fri 2/811:20JNB - PVG
1 stop18h 50mCathay Pacific
Mon 12/813:25PVG - JNB
1 stop24h 15mCathay Pacific
Deal found 21/7R49 562

Cheap South Africa to Shanghai flights in July & August 2024

Find cheap flight options from South Africa to Shanghai specifically for the months of July and August 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 568 001 searches. Prices were last updated on 22 July 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals on flights from South Africa to Shanghai in 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
Wed 28/814:30JNB - PVG
1 stop19h 15mEthiopian Air
Tue 17/90:20PVG - JNB
1 stop18h 45mEthiopian Air
Deal found 22/7R15 170
Wed 28/89:55JNB - PVG
1 stop18h 40mEtihad Airways
Wed 18/918:55PVG - JNB
1 stop19h 40mEtihad Airways
Deal found 22/7R15 608
Wed 21/814:30JNB - PVG
1 stop19h 15mEthiopian Air
Tue 27/80:20PVG - JNB
1 stop18h 45mEthiopian Air
Deal found 22/7R15 717
Tue 27/813:45JNB - PVG
1 stop34h 50mSingapore Airlines
Tue 3/919:10PVG - JNB
1 stop17h 00mSingapore Airlines
Deal found 22/7R15 918
Sat 3/813:45JNB - PVG
1 stop34h 50mSingapore Airlines
Sat 10/819:10PVG - JNB
1 stop65h 00mSingapore Airlines
Deal found 22/7R16 082
Fri 23/814:35CPT - PVG
1 stop19h 10mEthiopian Air
Tue 27/80:20PVG - CPT
1 stop19h 25mEthiopian Air
Deal found 22/7R16 247
Tue 27/814:30JNB - PVG
1 stop19h 15mEthiopian Air
Mon 2/90:20PVG - JNB
1 stop33h 35mEthiopian Air
Deal found 22/7R16 667
Wed 28/810:10JNB - PVG
1 stop24h 05mAir China
Wed 18/918:50PVG - JNB
2 stops43h 10mAir China
Deal found 22/7R16 959
Fri 23/814:35CPT - PVG
1 stop19h 10mEthiopian Air
Mon 26/80:20PVG - CPT
1 stop19h 25mEthiopian Air
Deal found 22/7R17 086

South Africa to Shanghai 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between South Africa and Shanghai in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 568 001 searches. Data last updated 22 July 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals on flights from South Africa to Shanghai in 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
Mon 4/1110:10JNB - SHA
2 stops21h 45mAir China
Thu 7/1114:45SHA - JNB
2 stops22h 55mAir China
Deal found 22/7R13 709
Mon 4/1110:10JNB - SHA
2 stops22h 50mAir China
Thu 7/1112:45SHA - JNB
1 stop24h 55mAir China
Deal found 22/7R14 202
Mon 4/1113:40JNB - PVG
2 stops38h 30mMultiple Airlines
Thu 7/1123:45PVG - JNB
1 stop21h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 22/7R15 005
Wed 28/814:30JNB - PVG
1 stop19h 15mEthiopian Air
Tue 17/90:20PVG - JNB
1 stop18h 45mEthiopian Air
Deal found 22/7R15 170
Wed 28/89:55JNB - PVG
1 stop18h 40mEtihad Airways
Wed 18/918:55PVG - JNB
1 stop19h 40mEtihad Airways
Deal found 22/7R15 608
Wed 21/814:30JNB - PVG
1 stop19h 15mEthiopian Air
Tue 27/80:20PVG - JNB
1 stop18h 45mEthiopian Air
Deal found 22/7R15 717
Tue 27/813:45JNB - PVG
1 stop34h 50mSingapore Airlines
Tue 3/919:10PVG - JNB
1 stop17h 00mSingapore Airlines
Deal found 22/7R15 918
Sat 3/813:45JNB - PVG
1 stop34h 50mSingapore Airlines
Sat 10/819:10PVG - JNB
1 stop65h 00mSingapore Airlines
Deal found 22/7R16 082
Fri 23/814:35CPT - PVG
1 stop19h 10mEthiopian Air
Tue 27/80:20PVG - CPT
1 stop19h 25mEthiopian Air
Deal found 22/7R16 247

One-way flights to Shanghai from South Africa

Search for one-way flight options from South Africa to Shanghai. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 568 001 searches. Data last updated 22 July 2024.
Users travelling one-way from South Africa to Shanghai can select one of these great deals. For those needing a return trip from South Africa, there is a search form available above.
Tue 20/812:10JNB - PVG
3 stops35h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 22/7R10 259
Tue 20/823:00JNB - PVG
1 stop34h 45mEthiopian Air
Deal found 22/7R10 515
Tue 20/817:00JNB - PVG
2 stops25h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 22/7R11 154
Mon 19/81:15JNB - PVG
3 stops35h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 22/7R12 596
Thu 8/819:15CPT - PVG
2 stops36h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 21/7R13 107
Thu 8/85:45CPT - PVG
3 stops36h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 21/7R13 271
Tue 20/812:55HLA - PVG
2 stops27h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 22/7R13 582
Thu 8/818:20CPT - PVG
1 stop33h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 21/7R16 995
Sun 18/819:10JNB - PVG
1 stop21h 10mEmirates
Deal found 22/7R75 264

Find flights from South Africa to Shanghai within your budget

Customise your flight search to find flights from South Africa to Shanghai 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 568 001 searches. Data last updated 22 July 2024.

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R12 085 - R18 200

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Price

Johannesburg OR TamboShanghai Pu Dong

JNB - PVG

JNBPVG

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Mon 4/11

1 stop18h 40m

Shanghai Pu Dong

Thu 7/11

1 stop21h 00m

R12 085

Johannesburg OR TamboShanghai Pu Dong

JNB - PVG

JNBPVG

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Wed 9/10

1 stop19h 20m

Shanghai Pu Dong

Tue 22/10

1 stop21h 40m

R13 089

Johannesburg OR TamboShanghai Pu Dong

JNB - PVG

JNBPVG

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Sun 13/10

1 stop18h 40m

Shanghai Pu Dong

Wed 16/10

1 stop19h 40m

R13 235

Johannesburg OR TamboShanghai Hongqiao Intl

JNB - SHA

JNBSHA

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Mon 4/11

2 stops21h 45m

Shanghai Hongqiao Intl

Thu 7/11

2 stops22h 55m

R13 709

Johannesburg OR TamboShanghai Pu Dong

JNB - PVG

JNBPVG

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Sun 13/10

1 stop37h 05m

Shanghai Pu Dong

Sat 19/10

1 stop36h 00m

R14 768

Johannesburg OR TamboShanghai Pu Dong

JNB - PVG

JNBPVG

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Wed 28/8

1 stop19h 15m

Shanghai Pu Dong

Tue 17/9

1 stop18h 45m

R15 170

Johannesburg OR TamboShanghai Pu Dong

JNB - PVG

JNBPVG

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Fri 11/10

1 stop17h 45m

Shanghai Pu Dong

Sun 20/10

2 stops25h 20m

R17 561

Johannesburg OR TamboShanghai Pu Dong

JNB - PVG

JNBPVG

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Sat 3/8

1 stop26h 55m

Shanghai Pu Dong

Fri 9/8

1 stop26h 45m

R17 798

Johannesburg OR TamboShanghai Pu Dong

JNB - PVG

JNBPVG

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Wed 28/8

2 stops35h 50m

Shanghai Pu Dong

Wed 18/9

3 stops30h 50m

R18 200

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Deals found on 22/7

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Reviews of airlines servicing Shanghai

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Shanghai. 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 Shanghai. Reviews last updated 22 July 2024.
Get a feel of what it's like to fly with Air China, Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways from South Africa to Shanghai by reading reviews from past customers. Users can see the overall rating for each airline as well as how each is rated in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8,2
Very Good
1 369 reviews

Boarding

8,4

Entertainment

8,1

Food

7,7

Comfort

8,0

Overall

8,2

Crew

8,6

Reviews

1 / 10

We were in seat 43B. We were the last few rows to be served breakfast, and they had run out of food, trays etc. Finally received a yoghurt, fruit, and a breadroll. We were not offered a tea or coffee only a glass of juice or water. The hostesses seemed to be new to the job and struggling. The overnight flight was freezing, and not an enjoyable journey.

8,2
Very Good
1 369 reviews
8,2
Very Good
1 369 reviews

Boarding

8,4

Entertainment

8,1

Food

7,7

Comfort

8,0

Overall

8,2

Crew

8,6

Reviews

1 / 10

We were in seat 43B. We were the last few rows to be served breakfast, and they had run out of food, trays etc. Finally received a yoghurt, fruit, and a breadroll. We were not offered a tea or coffee only a glass of juice or water. The hostesses seemed to be new to the job and struggling. The overnight flight was freezing, and not an enjoyable journey.

8,1
Very Good
3 767 reviews
8,2
Very Good
1 369 reviews

Boarding

8,4

Entertainment

8,1

Food

7,7

Comfort

8,0

Overall

8,2

Crew

8,6

Reviews

1 / 10

We were in seat 43B. We were the last few rows to be served breakfast, and they had run out of food, trays etc. Finally received a yoghurt, fruit, and a breadroll. We were not offered a tea or coffee only a glass of juice or water. The hostesses seemed to be new to the job and struggling. The overnight flight was freezing, and not an enjoyable journey.

7,8
Good
947 reviews
8,2
Very Good
1 369 reviews

Boarding

8,4

Entertainment

8,1

Food

7,7

Comfort

8,0

Overall

8,2

Crew

8,6

Reviews

1 / 10

We were in seat 43B. We were the last few rows to be served breakfast, and they had run out of food, trays etc. Finally received a yoghurt, fruit, and a breadroll. We were not offered a tea or coffee only a glass of juice or water. The hostesses seemed to be new to the job and struggling. The overnight flight was freezing, and not an enjoyable journey.

7,6
Good
4 166 reviews
8,2
Very Good
1 369 reviews

Boarding

8,4

Entertainment

8,1

Food

7,7

Comfort

8,0

Overall

8,2

Crew

8,6

Reviews

1 / 10

We were in seat 43B. We were the last few rows to be served breakfast, and they had run out of food, trays etc. Finally received a yoghurt, fruit, and a breadroll. We were not offered a tea or coffee only a glass of juice or water. The hostesses seemed to be new to the job and struggling. The overnight flight was freezing, and not an enjoyable journey.

7,5
Good
1 626 reviews
8,2
Very Good
1 369 reviews

Boarding

8,4

Entertainment

8,1

Food

7,7

Comfort

8,0

Overall

8,2

Crew

8,6

Reviews

1 / 10

We were in seat 43B. We were the last few rows to be served breakfast, and they had run out of food, trays etc. Finally received a yoghurt, fruit, and a breadroll. We were not offered a tea or coffee only a glass of juice or water. The hostesses seemed to be new to the job and struggling. The overnight flight was freezing, and not an enjoyable journey.

Related info for your journey

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  • Can I find flights from South Africa to Shanghai for under R12 100 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to Shanghai for under R12 100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R12 085, but on average you can expect to pay R14 293.

  • What are the most popular routes from South Africa to Shanghai?

  • What does JNB to SHA mean?

    These are just IATA (International Air Transport Association) codes. They are used in aviation to identify and differentiate airports. That’s why a Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl Airport flight would often be abbreviated as a JNB to SHA flight. Shanghai Pu Dong Airport (PVG), Hangzhou Airport (HGH), Wuxi Airport (WUX), Nantong Airport (NTG), Suzhou Airport (SZV) are other airports near this flight route and their unique identifiers/IATA codes.

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

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your South Africa to Shanghai flight 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 South Africa to Shanghai with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter South Africa to Shanghai 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 South Africa to Shanghai that include hotel bookings?

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

  • How can I find direct flights from South Africa to Shanghai?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from South Africa to Shanghai.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from South Africa to Shanghai?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from South Africa to Shanghai 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 South Africa to Shanghai that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from South Africa to Shanghai 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 South Africa to Shanghai?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on South Africa to Shanghai 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 South Africa to Shanghai flight deals updated?

    The South Africa to Shanghai flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 22/7.

  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from South Africa to Shanghai?

  • What is the cheapest month to book a flight from South Africa to Shanghai?

    Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from South Africa to Shanghai (average of R678). Flying from South Africa to Shanghai in December is currently the most expensive (average of R874). 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.

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Top 8 airlines flying from South Africa to Shanghai

Discover the top 8 airlines that operate flights from South Africa to Shanghai. Compare their services, reliability, and customer satisfaction ratings to choose the airline that best suits your travel preferences and needs. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 568 001 searches. Data last updated 22 July 2024.
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Singapore AirlinesCheapestR9 271AverageR12 765FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%
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Cathay PacificCheapestR10 489AverageR15 496FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time72%
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Etihad AirwaysCheapestR11 435AverageR12 760FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
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Qatar AirwaysCheapestR11 778AverageR14 429FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time68%
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Ethiopian AirCheapestR11 854AverageR15 800FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time72%
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Air ChinaCheapestR13 548AverageR15 125FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time67%
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EmiratesCheapestR14 766AverageR17 139FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
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LufthansaCheapestR25 318AverageR55 651FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time76%
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