Melbourne to Shanghai Flights

Melbourne (MEL) to Shanghai (SHA) Flight Information

Below are some common questions asked about this flight route:
  • When can I book the cheapest flight from Melbourne to Shanghai?

    Airlines adjust prices for plane tickets based on the day and time that you book your flight. After analyzing data from all airlines, we have discovered that the best days to book flights from Melbourne to Shanghai are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

  • What are the airlines flying from Melbourne to Shanghai?

    Airlines flying from Melbourne to Shanghai include Air France,Lan Airlines,Qantas Airways,China Eastern Airlines,Air New Zealand,Air China.

  • What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Melbourne to Shanghai?

    China Eastern Airlines provides 109 of the non-stop flights between Melbourne and Shanghai.

  • How many airports are there in Shanghai?

    There are 4 airports in Shanghai - Pudong International Airport,Hongqiao International Airport,Shanghai shimao shenkeng hotel,Shanghai Tomson.

  • Average duration of direct flights:


  • Airports at destination:

    PVG ,SHA ,SK1 ,ST1

  • Flight route:

    MEL ✈ SHA

  • Price starting from:

    From AU$853

Melbourne (MEL) to Shanghai (SHA) Flight Schedule

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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 and plan a memorable trip to Shanghai to make memories which would last forever. 

Roundtrip vs One-Way Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Shanghai (SHA)

There is usually no major price difference between buying a roundtrip flight versus a one-way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one-way flight from Melbourne(MEL) to Shanghai(SHA). However, booking a roundtrip flight is a simpler process. You can compare roundtrip and one-way flights by using our flight comparison tool.