London to Shanghai flight time

What is the flight time from London to Shanghai

Planning a trip or just interested to find out the flight time between London, United Kingdom and Shanghai, China?

Flight duration from London to Shanghai

Depart
LHR
Arrive
SHA

The flight time from London to Shanghai is 11 hours 12 minutes.

A direct flight from LHR to SHA has a duration of 11 hours 12 minutes.

A distance of 5,716 miles / 9,199 km.

Related: Return journey Shanghai to London flight duration

Be prepared, as flight times can change depending on many factors such as, weather condition, wind speed, flight path and congestion in the air. Due to these factors the actual flight time could be less than 11 hours 12 minutes but on occasion could be longer than the stated time.

London to Shanghai flight time via Qingdao | LHR to SHA via TAO

London to Qingdao
10 hours 35 minutes
Qingdao to Shanghai
1 hours 25 minutes
Total flight time (time flying in the air)
12 hours 00 minutes

The total journey time will vary depending on the wait between flights

London to Shanghai flight time via Fuzhou | LHR to SHA via FOC

London to Fuzhou
11 hours 39 minutes
Fuzhou to Shanghai
1 hours 35 minutes
Total flight time (time flying in the air)
13 hours 14 minutes

The total journey time will vary depending on the wait between flights

Just remember indirect flights will always take longer than a direct flight as you are landing and taking off from at least one extra airport and taking off and landing is the most time comsuming part of any flight and is done at much lower speeds.

The total travel time of a indirect / multi-stop flight from London to Shanghai can vary greatly depending on what route you take to get to Shanghai and how long you have to wait for your connecting flight.

Flights from London to Shanghai | Airports, Distances & Flight Duration

London to Shanghai flight time information

  • The average flight time from London to Shanghai is 11 hours 12 minutes
  • Distance from London to Shanghai is 5,716 miles / 9,199 km
  • London is served by 5 airports London Heathrow Airport , London Gatwick Airport , London Luton Airport , London Stansted Airport , London City Airport
  • Shanghai is served by 1 airports Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
  • The currency in Shanghai, China is the Chinese Yuan

Airlines flying between London and Shanghai

Most popular airlines that fly the route between London and Shanghai

Air China
Air China
China Airlines
China Airlines
Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific
Xiamen Airlines
Xiamen Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Austrian Airlines

Popular routes from London

Discover alternative routes other than London to Shanghai. Below is just a small selection of the most popular flight time searches from London.

London & Shanghai local time and timezones

Shanghai, China time is 7 hours ahead of London, United Kingdom

Day and time in London, United Kingdom: Wed, 19 Sep, 2018,
London Timezone: BST (+01:00)
00:55
Day and time in Shanghai, China: Wed, 19 Sep, 2018,
Shanghai Timezone: CST (+08:00)
07:55

Jet Lag effects from flying between London and Shanghai

Advice on ways to combat jet lag gained from flying between London and Shanghai

London to Shanghai jet lag effects

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The cheapest months to travel from London to Shanghai

Average prices of flights to Shanghai throughout the year.

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