Flights from Shanghai to Hong Kong International

Shanghai to Hong Kong International

  • The average flight time from Shanghai to Hong Kong International is 2h 10min
  • £96 was the cheapest return price from Shanghai to Hong Kong International last month
  • 7 airlines fly direct from Shanghai to Hong Kong International
  • Shanghai to Hong Kong International is 772 miles
  • The most popular airline flying from Shanghai to Hong Kong International last month was Cathay Dragon
  • There are 268 flights a week from Shanghai to Hong Kong International

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This information is correct as of March 2016

Airlines that fly from Shanghai to Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Hong Kong Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Spring Airlines and China Eastern Airlines all offer direct flights to Hong Kong from Shanghai-Pudong. China Eastern Airlines, Dragonair, Shanghai Airlines and Hong Kong Airlines all offer direct flights from Shanghai-Hongqiao.

Terminal Information – Departing

This is only a guideline. Always check your boarding pass for up-to-date terminal information.

From Hongqiao: All flights to Hong Kong depart from terminal 2. Most of the dining and shopping options are located before security.

From Pudong: China Eastern Airlines depart from terminal 1. Dragonair, Hong Kong Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Spring Airlines and Cathay Pacific fly from terminal 2. Free Wi-Fi is available in both terminals, and both have phone charging stations. You'll find plenty of shops on the third floor of both terminals, selling everything from duty free and gifts to fast fashion and designer brands. Restaurants and cafes are also located here.

Terminal Information – Arriving

The airport arrival halls are located in terminal 1. There are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat once you arrive. We hope you're ready for your close up: Hong Kong Airport has huge plasma screens in the arrivals hall showing passengers who are coming through the buffer zone, so friends and family can prepare to welcome them home. Hong Kong Airport has good connections to the city centre. The Airport Express is the fastest: tickets cost $100* (just over £9). There's also a taxi rank immediately outside the terminal. You can expect to pay about $250-350* (about £22.60-£31.70) for a taxi downtown. Taxis are metered, so prices will vary depending on where exactly you're going. Another option is car hire from Hong Kong International Airport: remember to compare prices with Skyscanner.

Practical Information

You need a valid passport to visit Hong Kong. British citizens can visit Hong Kong for up to six months without a visa: although you will need a visa if you're planning to work or study. We recommend arriving at the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight is scheduled to depart.

What to expect in Hong Kong

There's no time difference between Shanghai and Hong Kong. The local currency is the Hong Kong dollar ($). Prices in Hong Kong are higher than prices in Shanghai. You can expect to pay about £10* more for a three-course meal for two, and nearly £1.50* more for a pint of local beer. Taxis are slightly more expensive, too. Hong Kong has a similar summer temperature to Shanghai, but is a lot warmer during the winter. You can expect average temperatures of 16°C during January, the coldest month.

*Prices subject to change

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