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Flights starting at £69. Choose between China Southern Airlines, Air China, or China Eastern Airlines 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 Guangzhou and Shanghai is 1204 km. The most popular airlines for this route are China Southern Airlines, Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, and Shenzhen Airlines. Guangzhou and Shanghai have 222 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Shanghai, consider visiting The Bund, Shanghai, China, and Chongming.

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China Southern Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Guangzhou to Shanghai

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during booking
China Southern AirlinesCSNCZYes
Air ChinaCCACAYes
China Eastern AirlinesCESMUYes
Hainan AirlinesCHHHUYes
Shenzhen AirlinesCSZZHYes

Online check-in is not available for these airlines.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Guangzhou to Shanghai?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Guangzhou and Shanghai takes around 2.4 hours.
What is the flight distance between Guangzhou and Shanghai?
The flight distance between Guangzhou and Shanghai is 1204 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Guangzhou and Shanghai?
Several carriers operate flights between Guangzhou and Shanghai. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include China Southern Airlines, Air China, Shenzhen Airlines, Hainan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Guangzhou?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Guangzhou and Singapore, Bangkok, Manila, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Yiwu, London, Chennai, Hong Kong, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Sydney, Manchester, Wenzhou, Qingdao, Chiang Mai, Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Melbourne.
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, Kaohsiung, Beijing, Vancouver, New Delhi, Brisbane, Auckland, Chiang Mai, Xiamen.
What airports are near Guangzhou?
The main airport in Guangzhou is Guangzhou Baiyun International. It is also served by Hong Kong International, Guangzhou Baiyun International, Shenzhen Bao an International, Macau International, Zhuhai Jinwan, Huizhou Pingtan, Changzhoudao Airport.
What airports are near Shanghai?
The main airport in Shanghai is Shanghai Pudong International. It is also served by Hangzhou Xiaoshan International, Ningbo Lishe International, Sunan Shuofang International, Yangzhou Taizhou International, Nantong Xingdong, Changzhou Benniu, Zhoushan Putuoshan.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Guangzhou and Shanghai?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Guangzhou and Shanghai thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Guangzhou 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?
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