If you are actually flying from London, United Kingdom to Shanghai, China or if you are just curious to know the flight time between London and Shanghai, this page will give you the information you are looking for.

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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 Virgin Atlantic Airways)

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

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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.

Airline & JourneyDuration
Virgin Atlantic Airways
11 hrs
Air China
11 hrs
British Airways
11 hrs 20 mins
China Southern Airlines
11 hrs 25 mins
China Eastern Airlines
11 hrs 50 mins

Flight time from London to Shanghai via Amsterdam • LCY to PVG via AMS

Flight duration from London City Airport to Pu Dong Airport via Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport, Netherlands on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight is 22 hours 5 minutes

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines LCY to AMS
1 hr 20 mins
 Waiting Time
10 hrs 20 mins
10 hrs 25 mins
Total Duration:
22 hrs 5 mins

Flight time from London to Shanghai via Hong Kong • LGW to PVG via HKG

Flight duration from London Gatwick Airport to Pu Dong Airport via Hong Kong International Airport, China on Cathay Pacific flight is 26 hours 40 minutes

Cathay Pacific LGW to HKG
11 hrs 35 mins
 Waiting Time
12 hrs 25 mins
2 hrs 40 mins
Total Duration:
26 hrs 40 mins

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 38 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 .

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 mins Non-Stop
LHR - NGB Ningbo, Lishe International Airport 27 hrs 15 mins 1 Stop
LHR - HGH Hangzhou, Hangzhou Airport 12 hrs 40 mins 1 Stop
LHR - NKG Nanking/nanjing, Lukou International Airport 17 hrs 1 Stop

Airlines operating flights between London and Shanghai

London time is 8 hours behind Shanghai

Current time in London, United Kingdom : Thu, 2 Feb, 2023,
London Timezone: GMT (+00:00)

11:48 AM

Current time in Shanghai, China :, Thu, 2 Feb, 2023,
Shanghai Timezone: CST (+08:00)

07:48 PM

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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.

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