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Fares from $532 One Way, $1,480 Round Trip from Ottawa to Shanghai

Prices starting at $1,480 for return flights and $532 for one-way flights to Shanghai were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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More About Flying To Shanghai from Ottawa

Route Information for Flights from Ottawa to Shanghai

Origin Airport IATA CodeYOW
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Plan Your Trip from Ottawa to Shanghai

Ottawa International Airport

Finding a bargain on cheap flights from Ottawa, Canada, is simple with Orbitz.com. Fourteen different airlines serve the airport, which is located just a few miles south of downtown Ottawa. The airport also has a luggage storage service for passengers needing to keep items safe while they are away.

Parking at the Airport

There is plenty of short-term and long-term parking available at Ottawa International Airport. Parking for less than 15 minutes is free of charge. After that, the cost is $2 for every 15 minutes until you reach the daily maximum of $19. It only takes about two minutes to walk to the airport from the short-term parking area, and seven minutes to walk from the long-term parking spaces.

Transportation to the Airport

There are several options for getting to the airport, including on-demand limousine service, taxi service and the OC Transpo public transportation system, which has buses that stop at the arrivals area of the airport.

Dining at the Airport

While waiting for your flight to depart, you can enjoy snacks, beverages and meals in the food court areas that are located at the presecurity and postsecurity points. The presecurity food court area includes Harvey's, Rideau Bar and Grill, and Tim Horton's. Postsecurity options are more varied, including Starbucks Coffee, Second Cup News Café, and Sbarro. There is also a Grab and Go area, which has cold drinks and sandwiches available. Print your tickets after booking cheap flights from Ottawa on Orbitz.com to gain access to the postsecurity food and beverage options.

Shanghai Pudong International Airport

If you're searching for discount flights to Shanghai, you'll find what you're looking for at Orbitz.com. The site allows you to compare prices from several airlines at once so that you can find the one that best fits your budget. If you're flying into Shanghai from overseas, you'll be flying into Shanghai Pudong International Airport, the main international airport serving Shanghai and one of the most important hubs in Asia. The other major airport in town, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, serves primarily as a domestic airport for the region. Shanghai Pudong is located about 19 miles from central Shanghai. Airlines from all over the world provide service to the airport, including Air France, Virgin Atlantic and United Airlines.

Transportation at Shanghai Pudong International Airport

There are several ways to get to and from the airport. If you're in a hurry, you can take the Shanghai Maglev Train, which runs between the airport and Longyang Road. This high-speed train runs every 20 minutes, and the trip is eight minutes long. Tickets will cost you $7.80 for a regular one-way ticket. Once you get off at the Longyang stop, you can take the Number 2 subway line to other parts of the city. You can also book a rental car through Orbitz.com.

Weather in Shanghai

Shanghai's average weather is usually described as mild and humid, with four distinct seasons. Summer temperatures can reach 95 degrees Fahrenheit and higher. It's usually recommended to visit Shanghai between the months of March and May, when the weather is usually mild and dry with temperatures in the 70s.

Things to Do in Shanghai

When you're in Shanghai, check out Shanghai Circus World, an indoor circus featuring a mix of motorbikes and acrobatics. Architecture buffs should take a moment to see the Bund International Architecture Exhibition, a tour of the best of the city's oldest and newest buildings. Once you book your flights to Shanghai with Orbitz.com, the entire city will be waiting to be explored.

Flights from Ottawa to Shanghai - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Ottawa to Shanghai?

No, unfortunately. You'll need to switch planes if you want to get from Ottawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.) to Shanghai (PVG-Pudong Intl.). Numerous carriers offer services on this route with just one stopover, including Air Canada, China Eastern Airlines and Air China.

What is the shortest flight from Ottawa to Shanghai?

The quickest possible flight time is 15 hours and 17 minutes, so take some measures to help avoid jet lag on your Ottawa to Shanghai journey. Be sure to move about the cabin, get some shut-eye and drink plenty of water.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Shanghai?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Shanghai have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Shanghai with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Shanghai without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.