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Travel Information from London to Shanghai

distanceDistance5702 miles (9196 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £482 • 13 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir France

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 5702 miles (9196 km) from London to Shanghai. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Air France among others. Travellers can even take a direct from London to Shanghai.

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FAQs

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Shanghai, China is: Restricted.

Can travellers from United Kingdom enter China?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Shanghai from London?

Conditions of entry into China:

  • 21-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Shanghai, China?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of China has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 29/06/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip from London to Shanghai.

The restriction level for your return to London, United Kingdom from China is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to London from Shanghai restricted?

Entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of China.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in London from Shanghai?

Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in London, United Kingdom?

You should observe these safety measures in United Kingdom as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information about your return travel to United Kingdom was last checked on 01/07/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to London from Shanghai closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 travel options from London to Shanghai: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from London to Shanghai. Tickets for a coach cost on average £1.

This is compared to other travel options to Shanghai:

A coach is £482 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from London to Shanghai costing on average £482.

A coach is generally £1 less than a ferry for the same trip. A ferry costs on average £1 from London to Shanghai.

A coach is £5 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from London to Shanghai costing on average £5.

The quickest way to travel between London and Shanghai is by flight, which takes on average 13 h 55 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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Shanghai is approximately 5702 miles (9196 km) away from London.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from London to Shanghai:

  • Flights mostly depart from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Shanghai Pudong.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Shanghai, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Air France for flights to Shanghai. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Air France London to Shanghai tickets on Omio for £482.
Many of our customers travelling from London to Shanghai don't make Shanghai their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Madrid, Paris or Milan, either of which you could add to your London and Shanghai trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Shanghai to any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from London to Shanghai, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £1 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is £482 one way on average.
  • The price of a ferry ticket is on average £1 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is £5 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking London to Shanghai tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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