Shanghai to Osaka flights from £372

Flights starting at £372. Choose between Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, or China Southern Airlines to find the best price.

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Tips to know when travelling to Osaka

Travelers usually depart from Shanghai Pudong International, or Shanghai Hongqiao International when they travel from Shanghai to Osaka. Book your trip to arrive at Kansai International, Itami, or Osaka - Shin. The most popular airlines for this route are Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, All Nippon Airways, and Jetstar Airways. Shanghai and Osaka have 92 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Osaka, consider visiting Himeji-Jo, Koya-San, Japan, Kinkaku-Ji, Gion District, Japan, Arashiyama - Kyoto, Japan, and Awaji.

Check-in for a flight from Shanghai to Osaka

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Cathay PacificCPACXYesNo
Japan AirlinesJALJLYesNo
China Southern AirlinesCSNCZYesNo
All Nippon AirwaysANANHYesNo
Jetstar AirwaysJSTJQNo0
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Japan COVID-19 travel restrictions

Your trip summary

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

Departure

COVID-19 testing
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions

  • Mandatory COVID-19 test

  • No quarantine required

Visa requirements
  • Visitor visa suspended

Forms and documents
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results

  • Mandatory written pledge

  • Mandatory health and location monitoring app

  • Mandatory quarantine questionnaire

Additional information
  • Masks are recommended in public

Return

COVID-19 testing
  • Entry restricted for international travelers

  • Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

  • Mandatory 14-day quarantine

Visa requirements
  • Visitor visa suspended

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 Japan 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, Melbourne, Bangkok, Tokyo, Dublin, Sanya, Qingdao, Kaohsiung, Chengdu, Bengaluru.
What are the most popular routes to and from Osaka?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Osaka and Taipei, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Manila, Singapore, Kaohsiung, Kuala Lumpur, Cebu, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Chiang Mai, Sydney, Da Nang, London, Tokyo, Kota Kinabalu, Seoul, Sapporo, Angeles, Jakarta.
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, Nantong Xingdong, Changzhou Benniu, Zhoushan Putuoshan, Yangzhou Taizhou International.
What airports are near Osaka?
The main airport in Osaka is Kansai International. It is also served by Chubu Centrair International, Hiroshima, Kobe, Tottori, Nagoya Airfield, Okayama, Tokushima, Miho-Yonago, Nanki–Shirahama, Komatsu.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Shanghai and Osaka?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Shanghai and Osaka thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Shanghai and Osaka 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 Osaka?
Currently, you can fly between Shanghai and Osaka with Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Jetstar Airways.
When's the best time to travel between Shanghai and Osaka?
If you don’t have specific dates for your trip between Shanghai and Osaka, 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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