Shanghai to London Flights

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Shanghai to London Flight Info

Peak season for travel

February
US$351

Off-season for travel

May
US$399

Cheapest return ticket price

US$1,130
Shanghai(PVG) ⇒ London(LCY)

Cheapest direct flight price

US$2,007
Shanghai(PVG) ⇒ London(LHR)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When are flight tickets from Shanghai (SHA) to London (LON) the cheapest?

    Airlines adjust prices for flights from Shanghai to London based on the date and time of your booking. By analyzing data from all airlines, on Trip.com, you can find the lowest flight prices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
  • How much do flights from Shanghai (SHA) to London (LON) cost?

    According to Trip.com's data, the lowest price is around US$1,347.
  • How long does it take to fly from Shanghai (SHA) to London (LON)?

    It takes about 12 hours 22 minutes to fly from Shanghai (SHA) to London (LON).
  • What is the transportation method from the main airport to downtown in London?

    • The distance from London Heathrow Airport to downtown is about 23km, by taxi about 40 minutes.
    • The distance from Gatwick Airport to downtown is about 40km, by taxi about 1 hour.
    • The distance from Stansted Airport to downtown is about 48km, by taxi about 1 hour.
  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Shanghai (SHA) to London (LON)?

    Airlines with flights from Shanghai (SHA) to London (LON): China Eastern Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Air China and China Southern Airlines.
  • What's the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Shanghai (SHA) to London (LON)?

    China Eastern Airlines operates 69 non-stop flights from Shanghai (SHA) to London (LON).
  • How many airports are there in London (LON)?

  • What are some travel guidelines for London during the COVID19 pandemic?

    Entry restrictions and flight schedule changes and cancellations are frequently updated and subject to change. If you plan to travel to London, please obtain the most updated information from the airline you plan to book your travels with. You can also refer to COVID19 Country/Region Entry Restrictions for more information.
  • Which airlines offer free date changes for flights to this city during the COVID19 pandemic?

    There are no airlines with flights to this city that provide this service. Please use this information as a reference only and confirm with the airline prior to booking.

Shanghai (SHA) to London (LON) Flight Schedule

Flight info.
Departure
Arrival
RouteWeekly Schedule
British Airways

00:40

PVG

06:20

LHR

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China Eastern Airlines

01:15

PVG

06:35

LGW

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Air China

03:55

PVG

09:00

LGW

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British Airways

11:00

PVG

16:35

LHR

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Virgin Atlantic

11:40

PVG

16:50

LHR

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China Eastern Airlines

13:20

PVG

18:40

LHR

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Flight from Shanghai (SHA) to London (LON)

London is an urbanized city and the capital of UK. It is one of the most highly populated cities in the world. The city was officially founded by the Romans, and it has developed and thrived over the centuries. It is one of the most diverse and historically rich countries in the world. London is divided into the vibrant thriving areas of North, West, South and East. Central London is known as the commercial and tourist hub. London is a melting pot of cultures with an amazing nightlife and the most visited cities in the world.

Tip: Piccadilly Circus has been a busy spot in London since the 17th century. You can see the most famous theaters and nightclubs, including the Criterion Theatre here. 

Getting There

Hongqiao International Airport, in Shanghai, is one of the main international airports in Shanghai, China. There are around 73 direct flights to London from Shanghai every week. You can book your Shanghai to London flights provided by 6 different airlines. The average duration of the flights from Shanghai to London is 16 hours 35 minutes. The most popular airlines that offer direct flights on this route are Air China, British Airways, Hong Kong Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Xiamen Airlines

Tip: London is a major tourist destination, so it is advisable to book your tickets 60 to 90 days prior to the travel date to get confirmed tickets and discounts. 

What to See 

With lively, distinctive neighborhoods and vibrant nightlife scene, there is always something exciting to do in London. All those who visit London for the first time, fall in love with it instantly. It's impossible to be bored in this city as it has some of the world’s best entertainment, art, history, dining and shopping options.

Learn about the city’s rich history by visiting Exhibition Road in South Kensington. You can find a number of museums just by walking down the lane. And hey! Most of them are free to enjoy. You can start with the famous Natural History Museum of London. You can head over to the O2 Arena, which was built under the name of the Millennium Dome as an exhibition center, and is now active as a famous destination for live performances, music and stage shows. Your trip is incomplete without visiting the iconic London Eye, a giant Ferris wheel giving gorgeous views across the city.You can spend a lazy afternoon or pack a picnic and head over to Hampstead Heath, one of the largest parks in London. It is one of the highest points in London and offers amazing views of the city from Parliament Hill. Some of the other places to explore are BFI – or British Film Institute, Baker Street, Brick Lane, Electric Avenue, Oxford Street, National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, and Buckingham Palace.  

Tip: London is known for its busy streets and traffic jams so make sure that you research about peak timings to avoid visiting some of the tourist places during those times.

Where to Dine, Shop & Stay

London has a very cosmopolitan food culture so you will get food influenced by diverse culture. Chinatown in London lies between Soho and Leicester Square, is a heaven for foodies where you will get diverse choices from authentic Asian restaurants to secret bars. 

Shoreditch is another area that is great for pop culture lovers, here you will find a chilled bar and restaurant, Far Rockaway, filled with band posters, comic books, and a regular 90s theme, both high-end restaurants as well as budget eateries. Camden Market is known for eclectic and diverse street scene. It has food from international cuisines, street food and stalls selling artificial jewelry and unique artworks. One must try out sweet delicacies at Cookies and Scream, one of the city’s best vegan bakeries.

Central London is the most popular location for tourists to stay in. One can find some excellent boutique and luxury hotels to stay. For budget hotels and backpacker hostels you can check out Westminster, Bloomsbury, Kings Cross, and Fitzrovia. The best luxury hotels in London include Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, The Connaught and The Savoy. Camden Town and Primrose Hill have many affordable accommodation options to stay.

For shopping, you can visit Harrods Shopping Center which is known particularly for its high-end luxury fashion items. Oxford Street is London’s topmost spot for shopping where there are more than 2000 stalls and shops and is best known for antiques and vintage items. You can also explore Bond Street and Electric Avenue food Market.

Tip: Do not miss to visit the vibrant Brick Lane area, where you will find a number of trendy themed bars, marketplaces filled with the young and fashionable crowd.  

Trip.com is the best place for cheap flights from Shanghai as they have fantastic offers on flight bookings to all the major locations. You can make your Shanghai to London flight booking and hotel booking from here along with amazing discounts so that you can enjoy your holiday hassle-free.

  • Plan Your Trip from Shanghai (SHA) to London (LON)

    London attracts thousands of visitors every year for both business and pleasure. Whether you’re taking a last-minute break or a much needed getaway, flights from Shanghai to London on Trip.com can help you get there with ease. With Trip.com, you can browse popular airlines with flights to London, check the best season to visit, and preview London attractions before you arrive. With flight deals and exciting attractions waiting for you to explore in London, the best time to book flights from Shanghai to London is now! Planning a trip from Shanghai to London is easy when you use Trip.com to help you make travel arrangements. Whether you are flying one-way, non-stop, or round-trip, you will find just the flight you need with us. If you want to lock in a great deal for your flights, go for a round-trip flight, if you need flexibility with your itinerary, book a one-way flight to London. With Trip.com, you can search for available flights and hotel rooms, and then make your booking quickly and easily online and on the go. Pack your travel accessories, make a must-see bucket list, and book your flight to London on Trip.com today!

  • A Trip to Remember (SHA—LON)

    Make your journey from Shanghai (SHA) to London (LON) a trip to remember by using Trip.com to view London attractions before you arrive. Once you know what to do in London, you can reserve and book in advance for the best travel experience possible. Planning ahead is the most effective way to ensure your whole travel experience goes smoothly. Whether you need help choosing the perfect restaurant, discovering the best places to try local flavors, or finding the most stunning views in town, Trip.com is with you every step of the way for your trip to London.