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Fares from $375 One Way, $499 Round Trip from Chennai to Shanghai

Prices starting at $499 for return flights and $375 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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Traveling from Chennai to Shanghai

Chennai International Airport

The Chennai International Airport has dozens of helpful amenities for travelers. Flights from Chennai depart every hour from this airport. You can book a seat on flights from companies like Air India, JetLite, Gulf Air, and SpiceJet. The airport is less than five miles from Chennai, and it is just a quick drive from any of the major hotels or tourism areas in the city. No matter where you live or stay in Chennai, you can easily reach the airport. If you are ready to book your next international vacation, visit Orbitz.com for the best discounts and deals in the travel industry.

Easy Parking and Congestion-Free Traffic

In 2012, the Chennai International Airport launched a new system that made it easier for travelers to get through the airport. The new system has small booths at which you can pay for parking and get directions to different areas of the airport. Each lane carefully directs drivers to the pickup locations, drop-off sites, and parking garages. You can also visit one of the off-site parking garages and take a shuttle to the airport.

Driving Isn't for Everyone

Not everyone wants to hassle with finding a parking space and walking to the terminal. Luckily, Chennai has several cab companies, like Chennai Airport Transfers. When you call one of these companies, they will send a cab and driver to your location. Most companies charge by the mile, plus a small fee for pickup.

What to Eat

The Taj Madras Flight Kitchen is your only choice for a regular meal at the Chennai International Airport. You can grab a few snacks from one of the small kiosks and shops if you want to eat on the go. With the low-fare flights offered through Orbitz.com, you can plan your vacation in minutes. Visit the site today, and find out how easy it is to search for flights from Chennai.

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 Chennai to Shanghai - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Chennai to Shanghai?

There are no direct flights between Chennai (MAA-Chennai Intl.) and Shanghai (PVG-Pudong Intl.), so your best option is to pick a carrier that offers a single stopover. Collect a few more air miles with Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific or Emirates.

What is the shortest flight from Chennai to Shanghai?

Flying from Chennai (MAA-Chennai Intl.) to Shanghai (PVG-Pudong Intl.) takes at least 7 hours and 25 minutes. Treat yourself to a wine and watch a flick or two — this is the perfect opportunity to just relax.

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.