Cheap flights from Auckland to Shanghai

Flights starting at £692. Choose between China Southern Airlines, Air New Zealand, or Bamboo Airways to find the best price.

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Tips to know when travelling to Shanghai

Book your trip to arrive at Shanghai Pudong International, or Shanghai Hongqiao International. The distance between Auckland and Shanghai is 9378 km. The most popular airlines for this route are China Southern Airlines, Air New Zealand, Bamboo Airways, Jetstar Airways, and Malaysia Airlines. Auckland and Shanghai have 39 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Shanghai, consider visiting Chongming, and The Bund, Shanghai, China.

Weekly direct flights

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Air China on Mondays.

Air New Zealand on Saturdays.

Check-in for a flight from Auckland to Shanghai

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
China Southern AirlinesCSNCZYesNo
Air New ZealandANZNZYesNo
Bamboo AirwaysBAVQHYesNo
Jetstar AirwaysJSTJQNo0
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Malaysia AirlinesMASMHYesNo

China COVID-19 travel restrictions

Your trip summary

Most travelers from New Zealand are not able to enter Mainland China yet.

Departure

COVID-19 testing
  • Entry restricted for international travelers
  • Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival
  • Mandatory 7-day quarantine
Visa requirements
  • Visitor visa
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for mainland China
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results
  • Mandatory health code application before arrival
  • Mandatory health declaration form before arrival
  • Mandatory health declaration form for Hangzhou
  • Mandatory health declaration form for Nanjing
  • Mandatory health declaration form for Xiamen

Return

COVID-19 testing
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers
  • No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test required
  • Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival
  • Quarantine may be required
Visa requirements
  • Visitor visa
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for New Zealand
  • Mandatory New Zealand Travel Declaration
Additional information
  • Masks are mandatory in certain settings

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in China in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Auckland to Shanghai?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Auckland and Shanghai takes around 12 hours.
What is the flight distance between Auckland and Shanghai?
The flight distance between Auckland and Shanghai is 9378 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Auckland and Shanghai?
Several carriers operate flights between Auckland and Shanghai. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Air New Zealand, Air China.
What are the most popular routes to and from Auckland?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Auckland and Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown, Brisbane, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Nelson, Dunedin, Perth, Napier, Palmerston North, Singapore, New Plymouth, London, Bangkok, Nadi, Denpasar.
What are the most popular routes to and from Shanghai?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Shanghai and Singapore, London, Taipei, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Manila, Shenzhen, Melbourne, Manchester, Toronto, Guangzhou, Kaohsiung, Beijing, Vancouver, New Delhi, Brisbane, Chiang Mai, Xiamen.
What airports are near Auckland?
The main airport in Auckland is Auckland. It is also served by Auckland, Kerikeri, Tauranga, Rotorua Regional, Hamilton, Taupo, Whangarei, Whakatane.
What airports are near Shanghai?
The main airport in Shanghai is Shanghai Pudong International. It is also served by Hangzhou Xiaoshan International, Nantong Xingdong, Sunan Shuofang International, Changzhou Benniu, Ningbo Lishe International, Yangzhou Taizhou International, Zhoushan Putuoshan.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Auckland and Shanghai?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Auckland and Shanghai thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Auckland and Shanghai can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
What is Virtual Interlining and how do I use it?
Virtual Interlining provides a revolutionary way of traveling. You can combine different modes of transport like flights, trains, and buses into one itinerary. And this often saves money. Thanks to the world's largest carrier database, the Kiwi.com search function enables anyone to mix and match different modes of transport easily.
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