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Low season

MayBest time to beat the crowds (39% less expensive on average)

High season

AugustMost popular time to fly (54% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

$845(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

$514or less

Good deal one-way

$386or less

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $386 or less one-way and $514 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Melbourne to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl was found, on average, 84 days before departure.
  • Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be July, August and September. The cheapest month to fly is May.
  • Morning departure is around 40% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • Duty-free shopping is available at Melbourne Airport in International Terminal 2, where you even have the option of making purchases and collecting them upon your return. If you are looking to purchase a few things on arrival at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, Terminal 1 has a small selection of stores, while Terminal 2 has over 75 stores for passengers to choose from.
  • Luggage storage is available at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport at Eastern Transportation Central Island E, which is located in the arrivals hall. They are open every day from 7am to 8:30pm and can help passengers who wish to store a bag or several after their flight from Melbourne to Shanghai.
  • If you’re not taking your pet on your holiday, you can leave them at Hanrob Pet Hotel located at Melbourne Airport. They will be well taken care of and enjoy a holiday of their own as they are served gourmet meals and receive aromatherapy treatments. In addition, you can schedule Skype sessions while you’re away if you want to check in on your cat or dog.
  • Flights from Melbourne to Shanghai can be long, so passengers who are looking to relax on arrival can head to the gardens next to Gates 25 and 71 in Terminal 2. As well as enjoying the rest area, you can stay connected with free Wi-Fi, and if you are travelling with children you will also find a play area for the kids.
  • While there is a good selection of food available in both terminals at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, please note that there are no 24-hour options and most restaurants are open from 7am to 10pm. If your flight from Melbourne to Shanghai arrives in the middle of the night, it would be wise to pack some extra snacks in your bag with you.
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Top airline flying Melbourne to Shanghai Hongqiao Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.1
China Southern
Overall score based on 5,522 reviews
7.3
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
7.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.7
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "There was an hour delay in the flight returning to Seoul and several hour delay leaving Seoul."

Cons: "Boarding by bus .... on time but departure delayed 45 mins ... I guess typical for China ..."

Pros: "Smooth transfer at CAN"
Cons: "Vegetarian food needs to be better. Tasteless food served. No options for vegetarian."

Cons: "I was traveling with friends who's flight kept getting canceled without any notifications, only found out till check in. I had an added layover that I didn't know about. My friends and I will avoid China Southern airlines in the future"

Pros: "It was a newer model of the plane that I flew out with and it showed. Excellent interior, food was better than the previous flight. Very comfortable and functional for each individual . Crew were fantastic in there dealings with the passengers Overall a very pleasant experience"
Cons: "The inflight entertainment was not as good as I expected. To the extent there wasn’t anything that I wanted to watch as I’d seen the only 2 films that I wanted to watch in my previous long haul leg. TV series were severely lacking in choice as was the latest movies."

Pros: "Free hotel for long lay over in china. Fantastic. Fly was great, comfortable seats great movies and food. Amazing for the price"
Cons: "All was great. Cant think of anything"

Pros: "Very friendly crew, nice food"
Cons: "Was not given my pre-selected seat. Only reclining seats in business class"

Pros: "Great connections via CAN to KTM. Comfortable seats, good food, great service. A real value. Highly recommended."
Cons: "All in all, I am very pleased. Will definitely be back!"

Pros: "Flight was on time, crew was very professional and worked hard to please the passengers in service and care. Food in business class was really good, and in fact, were generous portions. Surprisingly good choice of movies in entertainment."
Cons: "No sweeteners fondrinks like coffee, just sugar. I would really suggest to China Southern to stock sweeterners for passengers who don’t use sugar."

Cons: "3 hours delay I miss my professional meeting in Shanghai because of this big delay !!! I Sky Team Flying Blue Platinum for Life and this is the first time I got a bad seat and no window"

Pros: "Business class seats"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Service and food were fine. Baggage allowance was generous."
Cons: "There was very little seat space... seemed narrower than usual and knees touched seat in front all the time unless I got them in one particular position, then it was just a very light touch. I don't recall being on a less comfortable flight. It's a shame that it was an 11 hour flight. The next flight was far better although only 7 hours. However, after the first flight I really appreciated the extra space so very much!!"

Pros: "I like everything. Good and kind staff"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I like it allow an adult passenger with 2 free checked baggages,each can be 23kg max."
Cons: "The Online service is only set for Chinese who is living in China. You can not do the Seat Reservation without Chines mobile phone. You can not do any pre check-in because you are holding an Australia Passport."

Pros: "The crew was always really helpful and kind. Great movie selection."
Cons: "Boarding was really delayed. But flight still came in on time for me to have plenty of time to catch my connecting flight."

Pros: "It got me to my destination Flight attendants were pleasant"
Cons: "I would not fly China Southern again. Lost baggage - returned a day and half later. Seats were uncomfortable - felt like a pretzel for 15 hours. Crumbs were left on floor from previous flight. Cleaning was not thorough. Delayed flight - no explanation as to why, but plane apparently made up time in the air because arrival time was the same. Food was sub-par. Is rice mixed with noodles a thing?"

Cons: "We had no option available for food. They only had fish. The crew has difficulty communicating in English which makes even a small request stressful."

Pros: "The service was outstanding. They had a person waiting as we got off the first flight to guide us to the second flight. The stewardesses were attentive and outstanding. The seats were comfortable, the food and movie optons were top notch. I can't recommend business class highly enough."
Cons: "I loved everything!"

Pros: "It was clean and they provided a warm meal"
Cons: "Taking a bus to the aircraft"

Pros: "It’s simply a way to get from one airport to another. Everything is adequate minus the food."
Cons: "The food is really bad, and everything else is adequate for simple travel."

Cons: "I couldnt order Hindu meal and when I asked for a chicken dish, I was served pork with it."

Pros: "After traveling on the large US carriers China Southern is a breath of fresh air. Nothing is too much trouble for the cabin staff who were absolutely fantastic. The price was super competitive. Will always try and travel with them on trips to Asia."

Pros: "CS did offer Priority Business class immigration and lounge"
Cons: "Booked 6 months in advance, at counter for return was advised that they had over booked and wanted to change my flights. All my reservations pre made with transportation and hotels, they want to change on day of departure???? NO! NO notifications, terrible counter service. No entertainment offered!!!"

Cons: "There was an hour delay but the ground crew never announced it over the intercom. Ever ground crew said a different time of when we were going to board."

Cons: "Me and many customers on CZ 371 lost our baggages during the transit in Guangzhou. Still no update on lost and found yet."

Pros: "Good flight overall!"
Cons: "My checked in luggage did not arrive at my final destination airport!"

Pros: "Food was delicious and leg room was decent. Good toiletries."
Cons: "Chairs could feel every kick, nudge and tapping on touchscreen. Not many snacks offered."

Pros: "Crew were lovely. Plane was barely loaded so my husband was able to switch seats to sit next to me. Pleasant flight."
Cons: "One movie for everyone and it was a stupid movie. Not sure why my husband wasn't automatically seated with me since the plane was barely half full."

Pros: "Food and bording good"
Cons: "For the intertainment need more move asian drama and bar service not enough, comnication is poor smile is jero with crew members"

Pros: "Great customer service and aimed to please!"
Cons: "The food... however the crew tried to please with what they had available."

Pros: "Crews"
Cons: "A bit cramped"

Pros: "Out of Phnom Penh, the roll was good, but then Cambodia is famed for its French bakeries. The fruit included fresh dragonfruit, a favorite. The rest was really rather disgusting."
Cons: "Crowded flight - very cramped seating. No bench, stool, or anyplace to sit in the smoking room at Guangzhou, but they did seem to have air extractors or something because other airports (e.g. Doha) are totally dreadful. No jetway to deplane, and stairs are a bit of a problem for me. Staff oblivious! Another passenger helped me down the stairs."

Pros: "They got me home to the States. China Southern representatives were a little more helpful and organized about directing passengers from flight coming into Wuhan to flight going out to San Francisco in the right direction and through departing immigration. It went smoothly and felt as if they were better prepared to continue "us" on our journey to San Francisco. We even got green stickers with "SFO" showing we were part of the group and a new boarding pass with the right gate number. When asking for a glass of wine, they poured what they had and came back with more. It was a newer plane with entertainment systems. Headphones were provided, if needed."
Cons: "Flight was delayed from Wuhan to San Francisco. The reason given, while sitting on the plane (after boarding), air traffic. When looking out the window, the airport taxis and runways looked desolate. If my flight from San Francisco to home (Seattle) hadn't be delayed, I possibly would have missed my last flight home. Mobile devices that can be used as a cell phone are not allowed to be on or used while on board the flight. This includes mobile phones in flight mode (China Southern explained to me that this is Chinese law), so you are forced to use their entertainment system and not be able to listen to your own music."

Pros: "They provided accommodation for the layover I had in Shenzhen for free, the service is good and the crew as well! Would fly with them again!"

Cons: "flight left 30 mins late and they lost my luggage."

Pros: "price ticket"
Cons: "transfer plane to ter.inal raining we were bused. food plnes and lounges were mediocrek"

Pros: "The flight was on time. Food on flight was normal. It was a full meal."

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "The only good part was the boarding"
Cons: "One the headphone jack didnt work. The seats are very small. When people left the bathrooms the door woud not close all the way so we got to smell lovely stuff the whole flight unless we got up and closed the door ourself."

Pros: "They provided two meals from LAX to CAN, and another meal from CAN to HAN. Plus, because we had an 8-hour layover in Guangzhou, they gave us a hotel room, which we only used for about 3 hours, and which had a free breakfast buffet for guests. That was a nice way to spend what would've been a boring layover."
Cons: "Online checkin did not work."

Pros: "Plane"
Cons: "Crew was not organised"

Pros: "New, up to date aircraft with lots of good entertainment options. Staff was friendly, flights were on time."
Cons: "Food was terrible. Seats were mediocre comfort level."

Pros: "nice service polite attentive respectful appropriate and comfortable nice job, thank you"
Cons: "the long layover between connectin flights"

Cons: "Flight delayed 90 minutes. Poor communications in boarding area. No bi-lingual staff. Food consisted of a cup of yogurt, banana, and stale bread. Awful. Cabin crew was rude. Spouse's entertainment system did not work correctly."

Pros: "The service was very good. The flight was quite late, but the friendliness and service of the staff made up for it."

Pros: "Extremely impressed with the service and comfort of the flight"

Pros: "good food, good movies, excellent service"

Pros: "the check in lady was very kind and was amazing. she was also the one who took our tickets during boarding. took away the stress of checking in luggage"

Pros: "There is no hot wet napkin to clean face before sleep or wakeup! No toothbrush no noodle when I was so hungry! Grade: F"

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