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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.

Thai Airways International
11 hrs 10 mins
Virgin Atlantic Airways
11 hrs 10 mins
11 hrs 10 mins
TAM Brazilian Airlines
11 hrs 45 mins
Croatia Airlines
11 hrs 45 mins

Flight time from London to Shanghai via Frankfurt • LHR to PVG via FRA

Flight duration from London Heathrow Airport to Pu Dong Airport via Frankfurt International Airport, Germany on Lufthansa flight is 20 hours 20 minutes

Total flight duration
20 hours 20 minutes
LHR to FRA → 1 hour 40 minutes
FRA Stop 7 hours 35 minutes
FRA to PVG → 11 hours 5 minutes

Flight time from London to Shanghai via Munich • LHR to PVG via MUC

Flight duration from London Heathrow Airport to Pu Dong Airport via Franz Josef Strauss Airport, Germany on Lufthansa flight is 24 hours 25 minutes

Total flight duration
24 hours 25 minutes
LHR to MUC → 1 hour 50 minutes
MUC Stop 11 hours 25 minutes
MUC to PVG → 11 hours 10 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 - NGB Ningbo, Lishe International Airport 17 hrs 25 mins1 Stop
LHR - SHA Shanghai, Hongqiao Airport 11 hrs 10 minsNon-Stop
LHR - HGH Hangzhou, Hangzhou Airport 14 hrs 50 mins1 Stop
LHR - NKG Nanking/nanjing, Lukou International Airport 16 hrs 40 mins1 Stop

London - Shanghai Timezones & Time Difference

Current time in London, United Kingdom :
05:12 PM, Thu, 30 Jul, 2015
London Timezone: +01:00
Current time in Shanghai, China :
12:12 AM, Fri, 31 Jul, 2015
Shanghai Timezone: +08:00
London time is 7 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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