Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Shanghai

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Melbourne to Shanghai Flight Info

Peak season for travel

March
AU$409

Off-season for travel

November
AU$432

Cheapest return ticket price

AU$11,712
Melbourne(MEL) ⇒ Shanghai(SHA)

Cheapest direct flight price

AU$2,361
Melbourne(MEL) ⇒ Shanghai(PVG)

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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 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 Melbourne (MEL) to Shanghai (SHA) cost?

    According to Trip.com's data, the lowest price is around AU$4,673.
  • How long does it take to fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Shanghai (SHA)?

    It takes about 10 hours 39 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 Hongqiao International Airport to downtown is about 13km, by taxi about 30 minutes.
    • The distance from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to downtown is about 32km, by taxi about 50 minutes.
  • 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, Air China, Air France, LATAM Airlines, Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways.
  • What's the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Shanghai (SHA)?

    China Eastern Airlines operates 1 non-stop flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Shanghai (SHA).
  • How many airports are there in Shanghai (SHA)?

  • What are some travel guidelines for Shanghai 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 Shanghai, 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.
Flight from Melbourne (MEL) to Shanghai (SHA)

Shanghai- the world's largest city with a population of 24 million people, is situated in China. With time the town has boomed and has now become a global financial hub and a major attraction for all big companies of the world.

The city boasts of world’s most extensive metro system with 393 stations spread throughout the city. The town consumes more sugar than any part of China, and the cooking too is much sweeter than usual.

Tip: The best time to visit the city is during the spring as temperatures are average and you experience pleasant weather throughout the day.

Getting to Shanghai

Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) services shanghai which ferries thousands of travellers each year. Several flights operate every day from Melbourne to Shanghai.If you are looking for direct flights to Shanghai, you can take a look at the non-stop flights offered by Qantas Airways and China Eastern Airlines.

You can even get cheap flights from Melbourne to Shanghai by exploring connecting flight to Shanghai offered by Xiamen Air, Cathay Pacific Airways and Hainan Airlines.

Tip: If you book your tickets well in advance, you can even avail an early bird discount.

Take in the sights of the city

When we talk about Shanghai, the name which pops up is The Bund. It's particularly popular among tourists as the area has retained a European feel with buildings now serving as restaurants, boutique stores, galleries, and offices. Fifty-two unique buildings stand tall in the city- all made in a variety of styles including Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque, Neoclassical, and Renaissance influences, along with the world's most impressive collections of Art Deco architecture.

When in Shanghai, Yu Garden is a must-visit site. Also known as the Garden of Happiness, the garden covers an area of more than 20,000 square meters. It consists of attractive little pavilions, decorative stones and small mountain ranges, lush green garden, small ponds, and even a richly decorated theatrical stage. Explore the traditional and spiritual side of Shanghai by visiting The Jade Buddha Temple. The temples house Shakyamuni statues, which is said to have been bought by monk Huigen himself from Burma.

Xujiahui Cathedral and Sheshan Basilica are other splendid reminders of Shanghai's rich multi-national heritage. They are also important religious sites in the city of Shanghai. Other places to explore in Shanghai are Shanghai Museum, Longhua Temple, People’s Square and Oriental Pearl Tower.

The best areas for accommodation

The best locations to stay are those from where the places to visit are not far, which not only makes travel shorter but also helps you stay in the liveliest neighbourhoods of the city.  Few of the famous places you can consider as a place to stay while visit Shanghai is listed below.

Old Town- which would help you dive into the culture of traditional Shanghai. Pundong- the central city of Shanghai comprising high rises and modern buildings. The Bund and People’s Square- it is considered as downtown Shanghai and is a whole package in itself.

Tip: If you are a shopping freak and want to spend your free time shopping, then Xujiahui and South Shanghai are the best places for you as they are shopping hubs of the city.

There are several flights offered by various airlines from Melbourne to Shanghai.You can combine your Melbourne-Shanghai flight bookings with discount hotel reservations to grab great deals.

For a secure and well-managed journey, visit Trip.com and plan a memorable trip to Shanghai to make memories which would last forever. 

  • Plan Your Trip from Melbourne (MEL) to Shanghai (SHA)

    Shanghai 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 Melbourne to Shanghai on Trip.com can help you get there with ease. With Trip.com, you can browse popular airlines with flights to Shanghai, check the best season to visit, and preview Shanghai attractions before you arrive. With flight deals and exciting attractions waiting for you to explore in Shanghai, the best time to book flights from Melbourne to Shanghai is now! Planning a trip from Melbourne to Shanghai 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 Shanghai. 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 Shanghai on Trip.com today!

  • A Trip to Remember (MEL—SHA)

    Make your journey from Melbourne (MEL) to Shanghai (SHA) a trip to remember by using Trip.com to view Shanghai attractions before you arrive. Once you know what to do in Shanghai, 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 Shanghai.