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Flights to Shanghai

Things to know when flying to Shanghai, China:

  • Best time to fly to Shanghai is between May and November
  • You are likely to get cheaper flights to Shanghai in March and April
  • Shanghai is 9 Min away from Hongqiao Airport
  • Every week at least 354 international flights depart from Hogqiao Airport in Shanghai

Flying into Shanghai

Shanghai is served by two commercial airports - Hongqiao International (SHA) and Pudong International (PVG). The latter is the main international airport, while Hongqiao Airport is used more domestic airlines and for domestic flights. Pudong International Airport is the main international hub for China's largest airline - Air China. At the airport, there are two main passenger terminals.

Shanghai Overview

Shanghai (上海, Shànghǎi, «Upper Sea") is municipality in eastern China, the most populated city in the country and one of the largest in the world. One of the largest economic, financial, trade and transport centers of China. The city with the highest GDP in China, and the second in Asia is a port of the East China Sea, and the major transportation hub for railways, roads and air traffic. Shanghai is also one of the largest economic and financial centers in the world with the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Shanghai is located on China's east coast, about halfway between the North and the South, but it is believed to southern, as it is located to the south of the Yangtze River. In the north-west it borders the province of Jiangsu, and in the south-west - with the province of Zhejiang. From the north it is washed by estuary (flooded delta) of the Yangtze River and to the south by the Gulf of Hangzhou. Shanghai is the most populous city in China, has 24,150,000 inhabitants. 41% of them are visitors from other regions of China. Shanghaians speak Shanghainese dialect Chinese language, which is distinct from that of other parts as well as the culture that goes back to the ancient kingdoms of Wu and Yue.

Things to see in Shanghai

Shanghai Public Transport - getting around Shanghai

Shanghai city can be reached by taxi or bus services, running every 15 minutes in different directions. In order to get from the city to the airport one can use Magnetic Maglev (Shanghai Maglev Train) - high-speed magnetic levitation train. Trains depart from the station Longyang Road Station. Train speed can be up to 430 km / h. Standard one-way ticket will cost 50 yuan (~ $ 8).

Shanghai is the largest port in the world. Its cargo terminal has 42 piers from which boats leave to more than 300 ports worldwide. In addition to the cargo in the port there is a cruise terminal - International Cruise Passenger Terminal, located on the Huangpu River in downtown Shanghai. The terminal was built to fulfil the dream of the city to become one of the leading cruise ports of Asia. Public transport is represented by Shanghai metro, bus, ferry, magnetic Maglev, taxi and tram system, which is the oldest in the world. Many streets are duplicated by numerous flyovers, intersecting at different levels. The roads equipped with electronic scoreboard showing the busy roads and traffic jams. It should be noted that the sidewalks, apart from pedestrians, are also used by numerous cyclists, motorcyclists and elektroskuter. It is necessary to be cautious even in the pedestrian zone. Universal means of travel on almost all forms of public transport is a discount card Shanghai Public Transport Card (SPTC). The card offers discounts of up to 10%. It can be obtained on a special website which is only in Chinese. Alternatively you can use reloadable Shaghai Jiaotong Card.

Shanghai 上海市 Shanghai is the largest city by population in China. Shanghai is the cool, confident face of modern China, and its energy is infectious. Drink and dance the night away in fashionable clubs and bars, or watch the crowds go by in People’s Square. And if you haven’t eaten Chinese food in China, be prepared for your mind to be blown. Shanghai is a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City God Temple and Yuyuan Garden, as well as the extensive and growing Lujiazui skyline. It has been described as the "showpiece" of the booming economy of mainland China. Find great offers on Flights to Shanghai with Email Flights offering fantastic deals on low cost flights or luxury direct flights to Shanghai Pu Dong in Premium Economy with British Airways & Virgin Atlantic and in Business or First Class with China Eastern Airlines, British Airways & Virgin Atlantic all having non-stop daily service from London Heathrow to Shanghai Flights.


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