Cheap flights from London Gatwick to Shanghai

from as little as £416

6 nights in Shanghai, departing London Gatwick on 01 / Oct / 2024 with China Southern Airlines (price found 41 hours ago)

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Today alone, Netflights has searched over 2,525 flights. 01 / Oct / 2024 is currently the lowest priced day of the year to fly the London Gatwick/Shanghai route. There are around 143 flights on any given week from the UK to Shanghai and the cheapest month to fly right now is October.

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How to get cheap flights from London Gatwick to Shanghai

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We've gathered all the available flights from London Gatwick to Shanghai on your chosen dates. We've already searched 2,525 flights worldwide today, to make it easy for you to compare your options. Generally, the most popular airlines are Emirates, China Eastern Airlines & Turkish Airlines. Emirates is the most popular, but that doesn’t mean they're the best choice for your travel dates.

143 flights go to Shanghai every week. It usually takes roughly 15 hrs 15 mins to fly from London Gatwick. Keep an eye out for flights landing in Shanghai Pu Dong Airport because this tends to be the cheapest airport to fly into – but this isn’t necessarily the case for your travel dates.

Shanghai has one airports, so you have more than one option. It could also be worth changing London Gatwick to include other airports, to see more flights and, possibly, better prices. At the moment, the cheapest flight is £416. The most expensive flights tend to be during September, as demand is high at this time of year.

Booking a flight to Shanghai with Netflights is easy. You can search by month to see the cheapest day of the week to fly. Plus, you can add accommodation and car hire to your booking. Prices for accommodation and flights are generally lower in May – which is also the cheapest time to fly.

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