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.


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)

Not looking for London, United Kingdom?

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

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 Eastern Airlines
11 hrs 25 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 British Airways flight is 18 hours 5 minutes

LCY to AMS 1 hr 10 mins
AMS Waiting Time 6 hrs 30 mins
AMS to PVG 10 hrs 25 mins
Total Duration: 18 hrs 5 mins

Flight time from London to Shanghai via Singapore • LHR to PVG via SIN

Flight duration from London Heathrow Airport to Pu Dong Airport via Changi Airport, Singapore on Singapore Airlines flight is 25 hours 55 minutes

LHR to SIN 12 hrs 55 mins
SIN Waiting Time 7 hrs 40 mins
SIN to PVG 5 hrs 20 mins
Total Duration: 25 hrs 55 mins

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

Non-stop flight time from London to Shanghai is around 11 hours 30 minutes.

Fastest one-stop flight between London and Shanghai takes close to 13 hours . However, some airlines could take as long as 37 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

Journey ToStops & Duration
Shanghai, Hongqiao Airport
11 hrs 10 mins
Ningbo, Lishe International Airport
27 hrs 15 mins
1 Stop
Hangzhou, Hangzhou Airport
12 hrs 40 mins
1 Stop
Nanking/nanjing, Lukou International Airport
17 hrs
1 Stop

Airlines operating flights between London and Shanghai

London time is 7 hours behind Shanghai


Current time in London, United Kingdom : Sun, 22 Jul, 2018,
London Timezone: BST (+01:00)

01:52 PM

Current time in Shanghai, China :, Sun, 22 Jul, 2018,
Shanghai Timezone: CST (+08:00)

08:52 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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