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Flights to Shanghai in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inAugustHigh demand for flights, 21% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average priceS$ 459Average for round-trip flights in October 2021
Round-trip fromS$ 547From Singapore Changi to Shanghai
One-way fromS$ 14One-way flight from Singapore Changi (SIN) to Shanghai

Cheap flights to Shanghai in October, November 2021

The best prices found for PVG flights for October, November
18 Oct - 25 Oct
S$ 984pp
SIN
Singapore Changi
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SIN
Singapore Changi
20 Oct - 24 Oct
S$ 997pp
SIN
Singapore Changi
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SIN
Singapore Changi
1 Nov - 30 Nov
S$ 1,004pp
SIN
Singapore Changi
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SIN
Singapore Changi

Shanghai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Shanghai found for this year
18 Oct - 25 Oct
S$ 984pp
SIN
Singapore Changi
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SIN
Singapore Changi
20 Oct - 24 Oct
S$ 997pp
SIN
Singapore Changi
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SIN
Singapore Changi
1 Nov - 30 Nov
S$ 1,004pp
SIN
Singapore Changi
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SIN
Singapore Changi

Last minute flights to Shanghai

Late deals on return flights to Shanghai, departing today and this week
20 Oct - 24 Oct
S$ 997pp
SIN
Singapore Changi
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SIN
Singapore Changi
20 Oct - 24 Oct
S$ 1,019pp
SIN
Singapore Changi
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SIN
Singapore Changi
20 Oct - 24 Oct
S$ 1,284pp
SIN
Singapore Changi
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
China Southern
   
2 STOPS
SIN
Singapore Changi

Cheapest prices for Shanghai flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Shanghai found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
S$ 437
February
S$ 429
March
S$ 407
April
S$ 410
May
S$ 413
June
S$ 441
July
S$ 475
August
S$ 483
September
S$ 434
October
S$ 425
November
S$ 410
December
S$ 476
Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Shanghai. Flying to Shanghai in August will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Shanghai?

Average Shanghai flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
SIN - CN2
Price
S$ 412 - S$ 950
CN2
Temperature
8 - 32 °C
CN2
Precipitation
4 - 44 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, May is seen as the time to fly to Shanghai, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. July sees the temperatures in Shanghai peak to their warmest. August tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Shanghai?

The price you pay for your flight to Shanghai may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 38 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Shanghai is China’s largest city with about 23 million residents. Although it is considered the engine room of the Chinese economy, this is no dry destination. In the past, the river Huangpu, which divides Shanghai into east (Pudong) and west (Puxi) was centre of the opium trade and its nickname was “whore of the Orient”.

Pudong is the ultra-modern financial hub. The Pearl TV Tower stands 468 metres high and double-decker elevators whiz up at seven metres per second. Puxi boasts the Bund riverfront park, more than 50 beautiful buildings in different architectural styles, Yu Yuan Garden and swanky shops including Armani and Dolce & Gabbana.

If your yuan doesn’t stretch to haute couture, the Lu Jia Bang Road market has tailors in residence who will run you up a new wardrobe in a couple of days.

Shanghai is the only Chinese city with two international airports – Pudong and Hongqiao. Pudong International is the airport at which most (about 60 per cent) of the increasingly cheap flights to Shanghai arrive, while Hongqiao handles the remainder. International flights to Shanghai arrive from London and other world cities and there are domestic flights to Beijing, Guangzhou and other cities around China.

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Shanghai climate

Summer in Shanghai can be quite uncomfortable. July and August temperatures can reach the mid-30s (Celsius) with 80 per cent humidity. Winter is damp and chilly with December and January temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, but it rarely snows. Temperatures in May and October are in the teens and 20s. Spring has more rain than autumn, but an occasional typhoon can hit during these months.

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When is the best time to fly to Shanghai?

Peak Season:

May through October, Shanghai is busy with tourists and business visitors. In May and October you must make reservations and book Shanghai flights far in advance as the city is also busy with conventions.

The busiest time is the Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), when the Chinese and visitors to China are on the move. The holiday season starts two weeks before the New Year and continues for two weeks afterwards. The New Year is in January or February (the date is based on a lunar calendar).

Labour Day (May 1) and National Day (October 1) are also big holiday weeks for the Chinese.

Off Season:

Late March and late October into early November have fewer crowds and the weather is neither steamy hot nor cold and damp. Few people visit during winter, with the notable exception of the Chinese New Year.

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Getting around Shanghai

Most visitors choose to take a taxi in Shanghai. Not only are they easy to find, but they’re cheap too. Just keep an eye out for the primary-coloured Volkswagen cabs and flag one down. You’ll find that the smaller, older cars tend to be cheaper, and they all have meters. 

The subway is the best public transport option. It’s inexpensive. Public buses are very crowded and can be confusing for visitors. 

The adventurous traveller might want to rent a bike. There are plenty of well-defined bike lanes, but it can be a bit scary with all the traffic. Stick with the other bikes when crossing a street or intersection. 

Heading out on foot is a great way to soak up the local colour. Between the pedestrians, motorists, scooters and cyclists, streets can be very crowded; be aware of your surroundings. Jaywalking can be dangerous and is frowned upon anyway. 

Tourists are allowed to rent cars for use inside the city limits.

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