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Flights starting at £102. Choose between Air China, China Eastern Airlines, or China Southern Airlines to find the best price.

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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 Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, and Shandong Airlines. Shanghai and Xining have 183 direct flights per week.

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

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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 Air China, 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 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, Yangzhou Taizhou International, Sunan Shuofang International, Nantong Xingdong, Changzhou Benniu, Zhoushan Putuoshan.
What airports are near Xining?
The main airport in Xining is Xining Caojiabao International. It is also served by Lanzhou Zhongchuan International, Xining Caojiabao International.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Shanghai and Xining?
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