The cheapest times to fly from SHA to MNL are

  • February 26th to July 29th
  • November 26th to December 9th

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 SHA to MNL is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $589 for Monday flights during late January, or as low as $260 for Thursday flights around early to mid July.


When to Fly to Manila

Flying from Shanghai (SHA) to Manila (MNL) will usually cost between $260 to $389 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid July with an average ticket price of $260. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late January, with an average price of $501. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $241 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $291 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SHA to MNL flight.

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

SHA to MNL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SHA to MNL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Shanghai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MNL, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SHA. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $12 (4%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $294. Return trip prices are from the MNL to SHA 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 SHA to MNL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 3 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air Macau, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, EVA Air, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, Korean Air, Shanghai Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Hongqiao International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1153 miles or 1856 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SHA to MNL flight is about 3 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Shanghai and Manila?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 62 available flights from SHA to MNL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code MNL
Destination airport name Ninoy Aquino International Airport
City Manila
Country the Philippines
Latitude 14.5
Longitude 121


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