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Cheap flights from Shanghai to Singapore Changi

Flight information Shanghai to Singapore Changi

Cheapest return price last month

$283

Direct airlines

3

Flights per week

45

Average flight time, total distance 3800 kilometres

5h 20min

Most popular airline last month

Singapore Airlines

Singapore Changi

1 airport

Flying from Shanghai to Singapore

As one of the wealthiest countries in the world, Singapore encapsulates a modern island nation that is sophisticated and well-organised. Behind its posh malls and glittering night lights, tourists are also drawn to its diverse and multicultural society.

Flights to Singapore typically arrive at Singapore Changi International Airport. There are 4 main terminals at the airport and all are served with direct SkyTrain except Terminal 4, which can be reached by shuttle bus.

Airlines that fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Singapore Changi (SIN)

Shanghai is served by 2 international airports: Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA).

In Pudong Airport, top airlines that service Shanghai to Singapore flights are Singapore Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, and Malaysia Airlines.

The budget airline that offer the cheapest Shanghai to Singapore flights directly is Spring Airlines, which are available some days of the week.

The popular stopover airport is Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL).

Airlines that fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Singapore Changi (SIN)

In Hongqiao Airport, there are also connecting flights that service Shanghai to Singapore flights on Xiamen and Air China via Fuzhou and Beijing, respectively.

The popular stopover airports are Fuzhou Changle International Airport (FOC) and Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK).

Arrival at Singapore Changi (SIN)

International travellers arriving in Singapore will witness why Singapore Changi International Airport is the best airport in the world. From art installation, heritage zone, rooftop garden to a movie theatre, travellers will feel right at home with its top-notch facilities and services in each terminal.

There are also over 90 dining options ranging from restaurants, cafes and bars and over 350 stores that travellers can shop from. If you haven't arranged any accommodation, the nearest hotel is Crowne Plaza, which is only 10 minutes away.

Leaving the airport is a breeze as there are 4 main ways: train, public bus, taxi and large taxi and limousines. The convenient Ground Transport Concierge (GTC) self-service kiosks will allow travellers to make their bookings.

Taxi fares are metered and it takes about 30 minutes to the city center. The fares range from SGD $20 to SGD $40, excluding airport surcharge. However, the cheapest way to the city center is by Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train, which costs around SGD $2.40.

Singapore recommendations

Singapore is a relatively tiny island nation, hence travellers can hit all the top things to do in a short time. For a multicultural experience, head to Chinatown, Little India and Arab Street. Travellers can indulge in the local food here, visit major cultural sites and shop for souvenirs.

For exceptional man-made attractions, head to Gardens by the Bay at night for the daily Garden Rhapsody Show. To get your nature fix, head to Singapore Botanic Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or make a trip to Sentosa Island to enjoy beautiful beaches, spas, and a vibrant nightlife.

Some of the must-try foods in Singapore include chilli crab, Murtabak (toasted thin dough filled with minced meat and egg), Laksa (noodles served with spicy coconut curry broth) and Hainanese chicken rice.

Frequently asked questions about flights from Shanghai to Singapore

What is the time difference between Shanghai and Singapore?

There is no time difference between Singapore (GMT +8:00) and Shanghai (GMT +8:00).

What is the weather like in Singapore?

Singapore enjoys fairly predictable weather throughout the year with the hottest months spanning from February to April. Avoid travelling from November to March as the average number of rainy days is higher during those months. The best time to visit Singapore is June until August.

What is the exchange rate between Euro and Singapore Dollars?

As of 18 October 2018, the local currency is the Singapore Dollar (SGD). The current exchange rate is CNY 1 = SGD $0.20 (USD $1 = SGD $1.38).

What is the average cost of a meal in Singapore?

The average cost of living (including eating out) is slightly higher in Singapore than in Shanghai. A local meal in Shanghai may cost approximately CNY 40 but this is expected to be around SGD $12 (CNY 60.38) in Singapore. Singapore is also home to many hawker centers that you can choose from, so an average meal may only cost SGD $5 (CNY 25.16) or less.

What is the average cost of a hotel in Singapore?

The average cost per room night in Singapore is slightly higher than Shanghai. A typical room in a 4-star property may cost around  CNY 550 per night in Shanghai, while in Singapore, it is approximately SGD $187 (CNY 941.16).

Getting from Shanghai Pudong to Singapore Changi Airport

Pudong Airport has two passenger terminals: T1 and T2. If travellers need to get some rest or sleep, there are a few different lounges spread out across the terminals.

A handful of dining outlets of both Chinese and Western origin can be found within Pudong Airport. Other facilities available include charging stations, banks, post offices, photo kiosks and airport lounges as well as a currency exchange office and transportation center.

The airport is located about 30 kilometres from the city center, and is larger than Hongqiao Airport. To get from the city center to the airport, travellers can take the subway to Longyang Road Station. From there, they can transfer to the high-speed Maglev train heading for PVG Subway Station. The train ride should take only 8 minutes, at a fare of about 50 CNY(SGD $10.32).

International air travellers are advised to check in at the airport 3 hours before the scheduled departure time of their flight, whilst domestic travellers should check in 1.5 hours in advance.

If you’re flying to Singapore with Spring Airlines and China Eastern Airlines, you will depart from Terminal 1. For Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines, you will depart from Terminal 2.

Getting from Shanghai Hongqiao to Singapore Changi Airport

Hongqiao Airport has two passenger terminals: T1 and T2. If travellers need to get some rest or sleep, there are a few different lounges spread out across the terminals.

Numerous restaurants, cafes and bars can be found in Hongqiao Airport, as well as a number of duty-free shops (that also sell traditional Chinese-made products like silk and Chinese scrolls). Besides that, facilities like a business center, an airport hotel, a currency exchange office, baggage storage services and ATMs are also available within the passenger terminals.

The airport is located 15 kilometres from the heart of Shanghai, much closer than Pudong Airport. Do note, however, that international flights from Hongqiao Airport head only to North Asian cities and not directly to Singapore (as of October 2018). To get to Hongqiao from downtown Shanghai, travellers are advised to simply grab a cab as the ride would take only about 20 minutes and cost less than CNY60 (SGD 12).

Travellers are advised to check in at Hongqiao Airport 2 hours before the scheduled departure time of their flight.

If you’re flying to Singapore with Xiamen and Air China, you will depart from Terminal 2.

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