Cheap flights from South Africa to Shanghai

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

Users have found that booking a flight from South Africa to Shanghai at least 56 days early can save you up to 20% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 56 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from South Africa to Shanghai for as little as R10 318 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 R11 396 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

November can be a great time to fly to Shanghai from South Africa with a flight ticket averaging about R9 821. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of November for as cheap as R7 455. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from South Africa to Shanghai (ZA - SH)?

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 flights from South Africa to Shanghai in October, November 2021

The best prices found for South Africa to Shanghai flights in October, November
Nov 3 - Nov 19
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

38h 50m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

34h 20m
R21 773

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 10/26/21

Nov 9 - Nov 13
CPT

Cape Town Intl

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

40h 50m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

29h 30m
R24 209

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 10/25/21

Nov 3 - Nov 19
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

42h 35m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

3 stops

46h 15m
R25 537

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 10/26/21

South Africa to Shanghai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Shanghai from South Africa found for this year
Nov 3 - Nov 19
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

38h 50m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

34h 20m
R21 773

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 10/26/21

Nov 9 - Nov 13
CPT

Cape Town Intl

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

40h 50m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

29h 30m
R24 209

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 10/25/21

Nov 3 - Nov 19
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

42h 35m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

3 stops

46h 15m
R25 537

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 10/26/21

Last-minute flights from South Africa to Shanghai

Late deals on return flights to Shanghai from South Africa, departing today and this week
Nov 3 - Nov 19
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

38h 50m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

34h 20m
R21 773

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 10/26/21

Nov 3 - Nov 19
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

42h 35m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

3 stops

46h 15m
R25 537

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 10/26/21

Nov 3 - Nov 18
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

42h 35m
PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

38h 45m
R35 664

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 10/26/21

One-way flights to Shanghai from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to Shanghai
Nov 1
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

45h 50m
R14 097

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 10/27/21

Dec 8
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

40h 25m
R14 274

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 10/26/21

Nov 24
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

PVG

Shanghai Pu Dong

2 stops

38h 50m
R14 289

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 10/26/21

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about South Africa to Shanghai flights.

Which airlines flying from South Africa to Shanghai have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Ethiopian Air, Emirates, and Singapore Airlines flying from South Africa to Shanghai have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travellers flying from South Africa to Shanghai are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, socially-distanced seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from South Africa to Shanghai for under R21 500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to Shanghai for under R21 500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just R21 463, but on average you can expect to pay R51 444.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Africa to Shanghai for under R21 800?

There are currently 6+ open flights from South Africa to Shanghai within the next 7 days for less than R21 800.

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.

Top 7 airlines flying from South Africa to Shanghai

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from South Africa to Shanghai choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Ethiopian Air
CheapestR7 359
AverageR9 609
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety
Air China
CheapestR7 774
AverageR8 699
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
Singapore Airlines
CheapestR7 785
AverageR11 333
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
Etihad Airways
CheapestR7 819
AverageR10 509
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
CheapestR8 478
AverageR11 292
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
CheapestR8 711
AverageR12 258
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time68%
COVID-19 safety
Cathay Pacific
CheapestR9 175
AverageR11 282
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety