Information about flying from Finland to Shanghai
Direct flights from Helsinki Airport (HEL) to Shanghai (PVG)
Finnair flies from Helsinki to Shanghai every day of the week. The overall flight time is about nine hours.
Departure Destination Number of daily flights up to Timetable Helsinki Airport (HEL) Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) 1
From Helsinki city centre to Helsinki Airport
Helsinki Airport is located approximately 20 kilometres from the centre of Helsinki.
Finnair City Bus departs every 20 minutes from Helsinki city centre to Helsinki Airport. The trip takes about 25 minutes.
You can also reach Helsinki city centre by using public transportation: buses number 615 and 620 operate regularly between Helsinki Airport and Helsinki. For public transportation schedules, visit the Helsinki Region Transport journey planner.
Information on Finnair flights to Shanghai
- Flight time from Helsinki to Shanghai with Finnair: 9 hours 5 minutes
- Distance from Helsinki to Shanghai: 7,370 km
- Aircraft: Finnair flies to Shanghai with Airbus A340–300 series airplanes
Meals and drinks on your flight to Shanghai
Flight from Helsinki to Shanghai
- Complimentary meals with free-of-charge non-alcoholic drinks, beer, and wine.
- Other alcoholic beverages available for purchase at all other times.
- We also have a variety of snacks available for purchase at any time. See our snack menu.
- If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know in advance, and we will provide you with a special meal.
Services during the flight to Shanghai
Newspapers are free of charge for both Economy and Business Class passengers on Finnair flights from Helsinki to Shanghai. Finnair’s monthly in-flight magazine Blue Wings is reserved for every passenger.
Both Economy and Business Class seats on our Airbus A340–300 aircraft used on our flights to Shanghai are equipped with a personal entertainment system and video screen. Additionally, every seat has a power socket that allows you to charge your laptop, tablet or mobile phone.
You can listen to a broad selection of music across 24 different channels using headphones, or choose to watch a variety of films and TV shows available during your flight. Our wide selection of in-flight entertainment is updated every month.
Arriving at Shanghai
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Shanghai Pudong International Airport is located 30 kilometres southeast of Shanghai.
Shanghai Maglev Train links the airport with Longyang Road Metro Station, where you can transfer to Lines 2 or 7. The ride from Longyang Road Metro station to Pudong International Airport typically takes less than eight minutes. Trains operate every 15 minutes, so you can expect to arrive in less than 25 minutes including waiting time.
Finnair lounge at Shanghai Airport
You will find Finnair’s lounge, the Dragon Air and Cathay Pacific lounge opposite gate D69. To get there, go to terminal 2, and after the security control on the 4th floor, you will find a lift that will take you to the lounge.
The lounge is available to Finnair Plus Platinum members, Finnair Plus Gold members, Finnair Plus Silver members, Finnair Club members and Business Class passengers. Read more about Finnair lounges.
Transferring within terminals at Shanghai Airport
All Finnair flights arrive at and depart from Terminal 2, area B.
If you are transferring between oneworld airlines and already have your boarding pass, you can proceed directly to your departure gate.
If you are connecting from an international flight to a domestic flight, you are required to collect your luggage and clear passport control before proceeding to the domestic check-in area.
Good to know before your flight
The most important thing to remember before your flight is to ensure that your passport and visas are valid throughout your whole journey; many countries require that your passport is valid for three to six months after your trip has ended.
When booking your flight, always ensure that your name is spelled the same way on both your flight ticket and passport. Take a look at our checklist before your flight for more information.
Check in for your flight in Shanghai
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