Cheap flights from Shanghai to Ürümqi

Flights starting at £151. Choose between Air China, China Eastern Airlines, or China Southern Airlines to find the best price.

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Tips to know when travelling to Ürümqi

Travelers usually depart from Shanghai Pudong International, or Shanghai Hongqiao International when they travel from Shanghai to Ürümqi. The distance between Shanghai and Ürümqi is 3315 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Shandong Airlines, and Hainan Airlines. Shanghai and Ürümqi have 285 direct flights per week.

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China Eastern Airlines on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Air China on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Hainan Airlines on Mondays, and Saturdays.

China Southern Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Shanghai to Ürümqi

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during booking
Air ChinaCCACAYes
China Eastern AirlinesCESMUYes
China Southern AirlinesCSNCZYes
Shandong AirlinesCDGSCYes
Hainan AirlinesCHHHUYes

Online check-in is not available for these airlines.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Shanghai to Ürümqi?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Shanghai and Ürümqi takes around 5.4 hours.
What is the flight distance between Shanghai and Ürümqi?
The flight distance between Shanghai and Ürümqi is 3315 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Shanghai and Ürümqi?
Several carriers operate flights between Shanghai and Ürümqi. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Hainan Airlines, Air China, China Southern Airlines, 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, Sydney, Melbourne, Bangkok, Tokyo, Dublin, Sanya, Qingdao, Kaohsiung, Chengdu, Osaka.
What are the most popular routes to and from Ürümqi?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Ürümqi and Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kashgar, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Taipei, Beijing, Lanzhou, Singapore, Changsha, Dunhuang, Burqin, Ulaanbaatar, Xi'an, Altay Prefecture, Ghulja, Newcastle upon Tyne, Jinan, Vienna.
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, Yangzhou Taizhou International, Sunan Shuofang International, Nantong Xingdong, Changzhou Benniu, Zhoushan Putuoshan.
What airports are near Ürümqi?
The main airport in Ürümqi is Ürümqi Diwopu International. It is also served by Ürümqi Diwopu International, Shihezi Huayuan.
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