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Find cheap one-way flights from Melbourne to Shanghai starting at US$169.

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Cheapest airlines flights from Melbourne to Shanghai

Compare prices, find the option that best suits your travel needs, and enjoy a comfortable journey with a trusted airline.

Sichuan Airlines
From US$158
China Southern Airlines
From US$172
Hainan Airlines
From US$178
Beijing Capital Airlines
From US$178
Xiamen Airlines
From US$192
AirAsia X
From US$204
Air China
From US$209
Jetstar Airways
From US$211
Cebu Pacific Air
From US$252
Scoot
From US$271
ANA airlines

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Find cheap flights from Melbourne to Shanghai by different airports

Searching for potential routes that might be cheaper and faster? Check out these alternative flights from Melbourne to Shanghai.

  • Cheapest
    Sichuan Airlines
    MEL
    20:20
    17h 30m
    1 transfer
    PVG
    11:50
    Melbourne Airport - Shanghai Pudong International Airport
    Thu, May 30Sichuan Airlines
    US$158
  • Hainan Airlines
    MEL
    19:45
    29h 10m
    1 transfer
    SHA
    22:55
    Melbourne Airport - Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
    Sun, Apr 21Hainan Airlines
    US$178
  • Jetstar Airways
    AVV
    16:35
    33h 45m
    2 transfer
    PVG
    00:20
    Avalon Airport - Shanghai Pudong International Airport
    Tue, Jun 18Jetstar Airways
    US$211
  • Jetstar Airways
    AVV
    16:35
    33h 45m
    2 transfer
    PVG
    00:20
    Avalon Airport - Shanghai Pudong International Airport
    Tue, Jun 18Jetstar Airways
    US$211
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When are flight tickets from Melbourne (MEL) to Shanghai (SHA) the cheapest?

    Airlines adjust prices for flights from Melbourne to Shanghai based on the departure date and time of your selection. By analyzing data from all airlines, we've discovered that on Trip.com, you can find the lowest flight prices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
  • How much do flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Shanghai (SHA) cost?

    According to Trip.com's data, the lowest price is around $700.
  • How long does it take to fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Shanghai (SHA) and what is the distance?

    It takes around 10 hours 35 minutes to fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Shanghai (SHA).
  • What is the transportation method from the main airport to downtown in Shanghai?

    • The distance from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to downtown is about 33km. It takes about 50 minutes by taxi.
    • The distance from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport to downtown is about 13km. It takes about 30 minutes by taxi.
  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Shanghai (SHA)?

    Airlines with flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Shanghai (SHA): China Eastern Airlines, Qantas Airways and Air France.

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Melbourne to Shanghai Flight Information

Cheapest nonstop flight price

$169

Cheapest round-trip ticket price

$515

Off-season for travel

February

Peak season for travel

December

Flight distance

8,034.72km

Average flight time

10 hours 35 minutes

Popular airline

Jetstar Airways

What You Should Know about Flights from Melbourne to Shanghai