The cheapest times to fly from DME to SHA are

  • October 15th to March 18th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DME to SHA is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $1791 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $620 for Tuesday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to Shanghai

Flying from Moscow (DME) to Shanghai (SHA) will usually cost between $660 to $1568 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $667. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1546. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $879 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1038 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DME to SHA flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DME to SHA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DME to SHA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DME to SHA flight is priced close to the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Moscow. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SHA, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into DME. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Shanghai, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Moscow. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $237 (16%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $928. Return trip prices are from the SHA to DME flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DME to SHA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 35 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from DME to SHA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Pudong Airport (PVG) in Shanghai

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from SHA
  • Usually 45.47% less expensive than SHA
  • 1-layover flights available

See DME to PVG flights

Destination alternative #2: Xiaoshan Airport (HGH) in Hangzhou

  • 85 miles (137 km) away from SHA
  • Usually 19.17% less expensive than SHA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DME to HGH flights


Flight Hacking DME to SHA

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from DME to SHA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Beijing (DME > PEK > SHA)

  • Price for both tickets: $688
  • Average savings: $350 (33.72%)

See DME to MUC flights

Hack #2: Munich (DME > MUC > SHA)

  • Price for both tickets: $706
  • Average savings: $332 (31.98%)

See DME to PEK flights

Hack #3: Paris (DME > CDG > SHA)

  • Price for both tickets: $712
  • Average savings: $326 (31.41%)

See DME to CDG flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DME to SHA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Austrian, Azerbaijan Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, EVA Air, Hainan, JAL, Lufthansa, S7, SAS, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Hongqiao International Airport to Domodedovo Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4227 miles or 6803 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DME to SHA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DME to SHA flight is about 8 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Moscow and Shanghai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 77 available flights from DME to SHA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DME
Origination airport name Domodedovo Airport
City Moscow
Country Russia
Latitude 55.4
Longitude 37.9

Return Airport

Destination code SHA
Destination airport name Hongqiao International Airport
City Shanghai
Country China
Latitude 31.2
Longitude 121.3


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