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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, 33% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price₱10,101Average for round-trip flights in October 2021
Round-trip from₱22,942From Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl to Shanghai
One-way from₱508One-way flight from Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl (MNL) to Shanghai

Cheap flights to Shanghai in October, November 2021

The best prices found for PVG flights for October, November
28 Oct - 28 Dec
₱53,549pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
21 Nov - 31 Dec
₱78,827pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Air Macau
 
1 STOP
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
21 Oct - 28 Oct
₱81,923pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

Shanghai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Shanghai found for this year
31 Dec - 12 Jan
₱38,423pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Cebu Pacific
Direct
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
31 Dec - 13 Jan
₱38,931pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Cebu Pacific
Direct
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
31 Dec - 1 Jan
₱43,855pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

Last minute flights to Shanghai

Late deals on round-trip flights to Shanghai, departing today and this week
28 Oct - 28 Dec
₱53,549pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
28 Oct - 28 Dec
₱83,547pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
29 Oct - 5 Nov
₱88,826pp
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
PVG
Shanghai Pu Dong
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

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
₱11,319
February
₱8,781
March
₱10,304
April
₱14,111
May
₱11,167
June
₱8,121
July
₱12,639
August
₱10,659
September
₱8,629
October
₱9,593
November
₱9,441
December
₱8,933
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Shanghai is currently June; with April being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Shanghai?

Average Shanghai flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
MNL - CN2
Price
₱9,266 - ₱27,346
CN2
Temperature
8 - 32 °C
CN2
Precipitation
4 - 44 mm
The best time to fly to Shanghai is during May, but great deals can be found at other times. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Shanghai then July is statistically the hottest. August is historically the period with most rainfall.

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

The best time to book flights to Shanghai is 54 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

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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