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Travelers usually depart from Shanghai Pudong International, or Shanghai Hongqiao International when they travel from Shanghai to London. Book your trip to arrive at Heathrow, Gatwick, London Stansted, Luton, or London City. The most popular airlines for this route are Cathay Pacific, easyJet, Ryanair, British Airways, and Austrian Airlines. Shanghai and London have 401 direct flights per week. When you arrive at London, consider visiting Tower of London, Roman Baths, Bath, Portsea Island, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tate Modern, Tintern Abbey, United Kingdom, Isle of Wight, Canterbury Cathedral, Avebury, Natural History Museum, British Museum, St. David's Cathedral, Cardiff, Stonehenge, and St Fagans: National History Museum.

Check-in for a flight from Shanghai to London

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Cathay PacificCPACXYesNo
easyJetEZYU2YesOpens 720 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
RyanairRYRFRNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
British AirwaysBAWBAYes0
0
Austrian AirlinesAUAOSYesNo

United Kingdom COVID-19 travel restrictions

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  • Travel is allowed

  • No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test required

  • No quarantine required

Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in United Kingdom – 07/2022
Your trip summary

Most travelers from mainland China with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination can enter London, LHR, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed

  • No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test required

  • No quarantine required

Visa requirements
  • Visitor visa

Additional information
  • Masks are recommended in certain settings

Return

COVID-19 testing
  • Entry restricted for international travelers

  • Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

  • Mandatory 14-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 Xiamen

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 United Kingdom in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

What are the most popular routes to and from Shanghai?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Shanghai and Singapore, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Manila, New Delhi, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Beijing, Sydney, Melbourne, Bangkok, Tokyo, Dublin, Sanya, Qingdao, Kaohsiung, Chengdu, Osaka, Bengaluru.
What are the most popular routes to and from London?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as London and Reykjavik, Bucharest, Athens, Dublin, Istanbul, Lisbon, Sofia, Tirana, New York, Edinburgh, Belfast, Larnaca, Glasgow, Málaga, Antalya, Faro, Thessaloniki, Budapest, Madrid, Alicante.
Which airports are there in Shanghai?
Shanghai is mainly served by Shanghai Pudong International. But there are other airports nearby, including Shanghai Hongqiao International.
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, Changzhou Benniu, Zhoushan Putuoshan, Nantong Xingdong, Yangzhou Taizhou International.
What airports are near London?
The main airport in London is Heathrow. It is also served by Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Cardiff, Doncaster Sheffield, Southampton, Bournemouth, Exeter, Norwich, Humberside.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Shanghai and London?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Shanghai and London thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Shanghai and London 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.
Which airlines fly between Shanghai and London?
Currently, you can fly between Shanghai and London with Cathay Pacific, easyJet, Ryanair, British Airways, Austrian Airlines.
When's the best time to travel between Shanghai and London?
If you don’t have specific dates for your trip between Shanghai and London, you can enter a date range into the departure and return fields. Most carriers on the Kiwi.com website allow you to search and book up to six months from the day of your search. Order the search results by the best, cheapest, or fastest route, or find the cheapest outbound and return combination in the pricing table.
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