Cheap flights from Shanghai to Melbourne

Flights starting at £383. Choose between Jetstar Airways, Xiamen Airlines, or China Southern Airlines to find the best price.

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Travelers usually depart from Shanghai Pudong International, or Shanghai Hongqiao International when they travel from Shanghai to Melbourne. Book your trip to arrive at Melbourne, Avalon, Essendon, or Melbourne-Southern Cross. The most popular airlines for this route are Jetstar Airways, Xiamen Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Scoot, and China Eastern Airlines. Shanghai and Melbourne have 186 direct flights per week.

Check-in for a flight from Shanghai to Melbourne

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Jetstar AirwaysJSTJQNo0
Closes 1 hours before flight
Xiamen AirlinesCXAMFYesNo
China Southern AirlinesCSNCZYesNo
ScootTGWTRYesOpens 72 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
China Eastern AirlinesCESMUYesNo

Australia COVID-19 travel restrictions

Your trip summary

Most travelers from mainland China with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination can enter Melbourne (AUS), MEL, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Visa requirements
  • Visitor visa

Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for Australia

  • Mandatory travel declaration form

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 Australia 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, London, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Manila, New Delhi, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Beijing, Sydney, Bangkok, Tokyo, Dublin, Sanya, Qingdao, Kaohsiung, Chengdu, Osaka, Bengaluru.
What are the most popular routes to and from Melbourne?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Melbourne and Sydney, Auckland, Denpasar, Christchurch, Brisbane, Perth, Bangkok, Singapore, Manila, Gold Coast, Adelaide, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Hobart, London, Seoul, Ho Chi Minh City, Cairns, Queenstown, Mumbai.
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, Zhoushan Putuoshan, Changzhou Benniu, Nantong Xingdong, Yangzhou Taizhou International.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Shanghai and Melbourne?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Shanghai and Melbourne thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Shanghai and Melbourne 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 Melbourne?
Currently, you can fly between Shanghai and Melbourne with Jetstar Airways, Xiamen Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Scoot, China Eastern Airlines.
When's the best time to travel between Shanghai and Melbourne?
If you don’t have specific dates for your trip between Shanghai and Melbourne, 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.
What flights operate between Shanghai and Melbourne?
Traveling between Shanghai and Melbourne, you can choose between direct (nonstop) flights or flights with one or more stops. You can select the number of stops on your journey, including an overnight stopover, and the duration of the stopover. What's more, you can also select where you want to have your stopover. Want to say "Hi" to a friend in another city en route to your destination? Or fancy a quick round of shopping? Go Multi-City or Nomad and add places to your search that you wish to visit.
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