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Flight time from London to Shanghai is 11 hours

Non-Stop flight duration from LHR to PVG is 11 hours (Operated by British Airways)

Non-Stop London to Shanghai flight time by other airlines   More direct flights with stopover

How long does it take to fly from London to Shanghai?

Non-stop flight time from London to Shanghai is around 11 hours to 12 hours .

Fastest one-stop flight between London and Shanghai takes close to 13 hours . However, some airlines could take as long as 40 hours based on the stopover destination and waiting duration.

This is the average non-stop flight time from any of the airports in London to one of the two major airports that serves Shanghai.

Apparantly, connecting flights and direct flights with stopover take longer time than non-stop flights. In such cases, London - Shanghai flight time depend on the layover destination specified by your airline or the one you choose while booking your ticket.

Waiting time at intermediate airports could be anywhere between 50 mins to 24 hrs .

The nearest airport to London, is London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and the nearest airport to Shanghai, is Pu Dong Airport (PVG)

Find flights from London to cities and airports near Shanghai

Distance from London to Shanghai is approximately 9240 kilometers.

Flights from London to Shanghai • Airlines & Flight Duration

Flights operated by major airlines departing from London arrive at Pu Dong Airport or Hongqiao Airport. Shanghai is served by 2 international airports.

11 hrs 10 mins
Virgin Atlantic Airways
11 hrs 10 mins
Air Canada
11 hrs 10 mins
Scandinavian Airlines System
11 hrs 15 mins
El Al Israel Airlines
11 hrs 25 mins

Flight time from London to Shanghai via Dubai • LHR to PVG via DXB

Flight duration from London Heathrow Airport to Pu Dong Airport via Dubai Airport, United Arab Emirates on Emirates Airline flight is 16 hours 10 minutes

Emirates Airline
Total flight duration
16 hours 10 minutes
LHR to DXB → 6 hours 55 minutes
DXB Stop 1 hour 25 minutes
DXB to PVG → 7 hours 50 minutes

Flight time from London to Shanghai via Moscow • LHR to PVG via SVO

Flight duration from London Heathrow Airport to Pu Dong Airport via Sheremetyevo Airport, Russia on Aeroflot Russian Airlines flight is 27 hours 15 minutes

Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Total flight duration
27 hours 15 minutes
LHR to SVO → 4 hours
SVO Stop 14 hours 40 minutes
SVO to PVG → 8 hours 35 minutes

Flight time from London, United Kingdom to airports near Shanghai, China

Direct flight and one stop flight time from London Heathrow Airport, London to airports nearest to Shanghai is given in the table below

JourneyDestination AirportsDurationStops
LHR - SHA Shanghai, Hongqiao Airport 11 hrs 10 minsNon-Stop
LHR - NKG Nanking/nanjing, Lukou International Airport 16 hrs 40 mins1 Stop
LHR - NGB Ningbo, Lishe International Airport 17 hrs 25 mins1 Stop
LHR - HGH Hangzhou, Hangzhou Airport 14 hrs 50 mins1 Stop

London - Shanghai Timezones & Time Difference

Current time in London, United Kingdom :
11:26 PM, Sun, 1 Mar, 2015
London Timezone: +00:00
Current time in Shanghai, China :
07:26 AM, Mon, 2 Mar, 2015
Shanghai Timezone: +08:00
London time is 8 hours behind Shanghai

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LHR to PVG Flight - London Airport to Shanghai Airport Flight Route Map

Location of London Airport & Shanghai Airport is given below. Click the map to view London to Shanghai flight path and travel direction.

London - Lat: 51.4706, Long: -0.4619   Shanghai - Lat: 31.1434, Long: 121.805

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