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How long does a flight from London to Shanghai take?

The average flight time from London to Shanghai is about 13 hours, 10 minutes.

Which is the cheapest available flight from London to Shanghai?

China Southern Airlines offers one-way flights starting from £346.09. Round-trips with Air China Limited start from £391.41.

When can I get the best deals for flights from London to Shanghai?

If you book a flight from London to Shanghai 1 month in advance, it is 6.26% cheaper than booking one week in advance. Booking within the last month before departure will save you 50.54% compared to booking one week in advance.

Which is the cheapest month for flights from Shanghai to London?

The cheapest flights from London to Shanghai are available in January.

What's the distance between Shanghai and London?

Between Shanghai and London lie approximately 9,199 miles.

Which airports does London have?

There are 7 airports in London: London, Gatwick, Heathrow, London City, Southend, Luton and Stansted.

Which airports does Shanghai have?

There are 2 airports in Shanghai: Shanghai Hongqiao and Shanghai Pu Dong.

Which airport is the closest to Shanghai's city centre?

Shanghai Hongqiao is 12 miles from the city center while Shanghai Pu Dong is 32 miles away

How much is a taxi in Shanghai? How much is it in London?

In Shanghai, a taxi ride costs about £2.00, in London it costs about £5.00.

How much is public transport in Shanghai and London?

A single ticket in Shanghai costs at least of £0.00. In London, it is at least £2.00.

How many flights are there per week from London to Shanghai?

According to our booking data, there are 252 flights per week on this route.

Which airlines fly from London to Shanghai?

Flights from London to Shanghai are operated by 18 airlines. Air China Limited (£391.41), China Eastern Airlines (£410.40) and SWISS (£418.70) have the cheapest fares.

When is the first flight from London to Shanghai in the morning? When is the last in the evening?

The first flight leaves from London at 06:00, the last flight at 22:45.

When are flights from Shanghai to London most expensive?

Flights are most expensive in June.

Cost of living in London compared with Shanghai

Food and drinks London Shanghai Difference
Beer (0.5 litre) £2.00 £1.00 -50%
Coffee £3.00 £3.00 0%
Meal at McDonald's £6.00 £4.00 -33%
Water (0.33 litre) £1.00 - -
Transportation London Shanghai Difference
Monthly pass £150.00 £23.00 -85%
One way tube ticket £2.00 - -
Taxi starting price (normal tariff) £5.00 £2.00 -60%
Clothing London Shanghai Difference
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M,...) £32.00 £27.00 -16%
1 pair of jeans (Levi's 501 or similar) £67.00 £49.00 -27%
Salaries London Shanghai Difference
Average monthly disposable salary (net) £2,325.00 £963.00 -59%