Cheap Flights From Manila Ninoy Aquino to Shanghai

Flight information Manila Ninoy Aquino to Shanghai

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Average flight time, total distance 1855 kilometres

3h 20min

Most popular airline last month

Cebu Pacific

Shanghai Pu Dong and Shanghai Hongqiao

2 airports

When planning to travel from Manila to Shanghai in China, you can choose from at least three daily flight schedules offered by four airlines. The airlines that fly this route are the Philippines' flag carrier, Philippine Airlines, China Eastern, Cebu Pacific and Philippines AirAsia. There are also many other airlines that have connecting flights which link Manila with Shanghai via other Asian cities. Flight duration is approximately 3 hours and 35 minutes, depending on the airline.

Budget airlines that fly from Manila to Shanghai

Currently, only Cebu Pacific and Philippines AirAsia operate low-cost flights from Manila to Shanghai.

Departure from Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)

Ninoy Aquino International Airport currently has three passenger terminals which are not interconnected. To avoid delays and hassles, be sure to note your departing terminal before you leave for the airport. The most common way of getting to the airport is by metered taxis, private chauffeur services or hotel shuttles. Other alternatives are rental cars with driver and hotel shuttles. Taxi fares from the central business district averages at PHP 500.00 (CNY 67). A premium bus service also operates along Roxas Boulevard and certain areas in Makati. One-way tickets are at PHP 150.00 (CNY 20).

Things to do in Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport

It is always a good idea to arrive at the airport early to allow you some time to relax before your flight. There is a decent selection of duty-free shops and food outlets at the departure area. The price of food at the terminal is more expensive than outside the airport, so you may also want to grab something to eat before entering the terminal. There are also children’s play areas, lounges and massage stations inside the terminal.

Arrival at Shanghai International Airport (CSHA)

Shanghai is served by two international airports, but the direct flights from Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport all arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). The other airport Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA). Upon arrival at Pudong International Airport, you can choose from many options for transport. The Airport Shuttle Bus leaves the airport every 20 to 30 minutes. Travel takes an hour and costs CNY 30.00 (PHP 224). For a faster connection, the Maglev Train can get you to Longyang Rd. Station in downtown Shanghai in 8 minutes for CNY 50.00 (PHP 363). The Subway line also serves the airport and tickets start at CNY 4.00 (PHP 30). A comfortable taxi ride costs approximately CNY 150.00 (PHP 1,119) and takes about 50 minutes.

Things to do in Shanghai International Airport

The airport has a good range of shopping and dining options. There are fast-food outlets as well as restaurants serving Asian and international cuisine. The airport also has Chinese souvenir shops, convenience stores, and a three-star airport hotel at the transit area of the main terminal.

Time Difference between Manila and Shanghai

There is no time difference between Manila and Shanghai.

Weather in Shanghai

Shanghai has subtropical maritime monsoon climate and enjoys the four seasons. The temperatures during the different seasons, however, are not extreme and are still quite suitable for many activities. The hottest month in Shanghai is July, with an average high of 32°C, while the lowest temperatures occur in January, with an average low of 1°.

Exchange rate between Manila and Shanghai

China's national currency is the Renminbi, also known as Chinese Yuan, shortened as CNY. 1 Chinese Yuan equals 7.39 Philippine Peso

Average cost of a meal in Manila and Shanghai

Shopping, food and most other things can be more expensive in Shanghai compared to Manila. A meal in an inexpensive restaurant in Shanghai would cost you around CNY 30.00 (PHP 223). The price for the same meal in Manila would be PHP 200.00 (CNY 27).

Average cost of hotel/night in Manila and Shanghai

The average rate for 4-star hotel room in Shanghai would be around CNY 780.00 (PHP 5,756) per night compared to PHP 5,000.00 (CNY 672) in Manila.

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This information is correct as of June 2017.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.