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Travelers usually depart from Shanghai Pudong International, or Shanghai Hongqiao International when they travel from Shanghai to Xining. The distance between Shanghai and Xining is 1919 km. The most popular airlines for this route are China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Air China, Juneyao Airlines, and Shanghai Airlines. Shanghai and Xining have 347 direct flights per week.

Weekly direct flights

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Number of flights56674766-4962
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Air China on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Shanghai Airlines on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Juneyao Airlines on Thursdays, and Saturdays.

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

Check-in for a flight from Shanghai to Xining

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during booking
China Eastern AirlinesCESMUYes
China Southern AirlinesCSNCZYes
Air ChinaCCACAYes
Juneyao AirlinesDKHHOYes
Shanghai AirlinesCSHFMYes

Online check-in is not available for these airlines.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Shanghai to Xining?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Shanghai and Xining takes around 3.4 hours.
What is the flight distance between Shanghai and Xining?
The flight distance between Shanghai and Xining is 1919 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Shanghai and Xining?
Several carriers operate flights between Shanghai and Xining. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Air China.
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 Xining?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Xining and Shenzhen, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Changsha, Nanjing, Zhuhai, Sydney, Qingdao, Guangzhou, Xi'an, Lhasa, Karamay, Sanya, Ningbo, Golmud, Kathmandu, Beijing, Kaduna.
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, Changzhou Benniu, Zhoushan Putuoshan, Nantong Xingdong, Sunan Shuofang International, Yangzhou Taizhou International.
What airports are near Xining?
The main airport in Xining is Xining Caojiabao International. It is also served by Xining Caojiabao International, Lanzhou Zhongchuan International.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Shanghai and Xining?
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