Shanghai to Sydney flights from £497

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Travelers usually depart from Shanghai Pudong International, or Shanghai Hongqiao International when they travel from Shanghai to Sydney. The distance between Shanghai and Sydney is 7874 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Xiamen Airlines, Jetstar Airways, China Southern Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and Qantas. Shanghai and Sydney have 186 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Sydney, consider visiting Blue Mountains, and Sydney Opera House.

Weekly direct flights

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China Eastern Airlines on Tuesdays.

Check-in for a flight from Shanghai to Sydney

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Xiamen AirlinesCXAMFYesNo
Jetstar AirwaysJSTJQNo0
Closes 1 hours before flight
China Southern AirlinesCSNCZYesNo
Cathay PacificCPACXYesNo
QantasQFAQFYesNo

Australia COVID-19 travel restrictions

Your trip summary

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

Departure

COVID-19 testing
  • Travel is allowed for vaccinated travelers

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

  • Mandatory quarantine and testing

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

How long does it take to travel from Shanghai to Sydney?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Shanghai and Sydney takes around 11 hours.
What is the flight distance between Shanghai and Sydney?
The flight distance between Shanghai and Sydney is 7874 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Shanghai and Sydney?
Several carriers operate flights between Shanghai and Sydney. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include China Eastern Airlines.
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, Melbourne, Bangkok, Tokyo, Dublin, Sanya, Qingdao, Kaohsiung, Chengdu, Osaka, Bengaluru.
What are the most popular routes to and from Sydney?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Sydney and Melbourne, Auckland, Denpasar, Singapore, Brisbane, Bangkok, Gold Coast, London, Kathmandu, Manila, Perth, Adelaide, Kuala Lumpur, Darwin, Christchurch, Ho Chi Minh City, Tokyo, Ballina, Phuket City, New Delhi.
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 Sydney?
The main airport in Sydney is Sydney. It is also served by Canberra, Newcastle, Orange, Illawarra Regional, Bathurst.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Shanghai and Sydney?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Shanghai and Sydney thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Shanghai and Sydney can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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