Cheap flights from Shanghai to Tokyo

Flights starting at £392. Choose between Cathay Pacific, China Southern Airlines, or Japan Airlines to find the best price.

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Tips to know when travelling to Tokyo

Travelers usually depart from Shanghai Pudong International, or Shanghai Hongqiao International when they travel from Shanghai to Tokyo. Book your trip to arrive at Narita International, Haneda, or Tokyo Train Station. The most popular airlines for this route are Cathay Pacific, China Southern Airlines, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, and Shenzhen Airlines. Shanghai and Tokyo have 134 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Tokyo, consider visiting Tsukiji Fish Market, Japan, Toshogu Shrine, Great Buddha, Japan, and Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo, Japan.

Check-in for a flight from Shanghai to Tokyo

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during booking
Cathay PacificCPACXYes
China Southern AirlinesCSNCZYes
Japan AirlinesJALJLYes
All Nippon AirwaysANANHYes
Shenzhen AirlinesCSZZHYes

Online check-in is not available for these airlines.

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, Dublin, Sanya, Qingdao, Kaohsiung, Chengdu, Osaka, Bengaluru.
What are the most popular routes to and from Tokyo?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Tokyo and Taipei, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Manila, Singapore, London, Sydney, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Cebu, Da Nang, Vancouver, New Delhi, Seoul, Chiang Mai, Sapporo, Jakarta, Perth, Melbourne.
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, Sunan Shuofang International, Nantong Xingdong, Changzhou Benniu, Ningbo Lishe International, Yangzhou Taizhou International, Zhoushan Putuoshan.
What airports are near Tokyo?
The main airport in Tokyo is Narita International. It is also served by Shizuoka, Matsumoto, Ibaraki, Fukushima.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Shanghai and Tokyo?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Shanghai and Tokyo thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Shanghai and Tokyo 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 Tokyo?
Currently, you can fly between Shanghai and Tokyo with Cathay Pacific, China Southern Airlines, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Shenzhen Airlines.
When's the best time to travel between Shanghai and Tokyo?
If you don’t have specific dates for your trip between Shanghai and Tokyo, 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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