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Departure Sat, 17 Apr Return Sun, 18 Apr
LON London
SHA Shanghai
return from £1,537
Departure Sat, 17 Apr Return Mon, 19 Apr
LON London
SHA Shanghai
return from £1,312
Departure Tue, 20 Apr Return Sat, 24 Apr
LON London
SHA Shanghai
return from £2,469
Departure Fri, 23 Apr Return Sat, 24 Apr
LON London
SHA Shanghai
return from £2,943
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Travelling to Shanghai

Shanghai Attractions

Cosmopolitan Shanghai is the largest city in China boasting of modern skyscrapers, glittering shopping malls, fancy restaurants and theatres. It used to be a small fishing village until 1842 when the British turned it into a port city opening the area to foreigners. The French, Americans and Brits later on left considerable influence on its arts, culture and history. This contributed to the mystery of Shanghai giving it an exotic yet glamorous flavour. Today, the metropolis is a thriving and very international city with a sophisticated touch from its glorious past. It is an urban centre that begs to be discovered from its art deco buildings to street food stalls.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shanghai is one of those cities that you just can't resist with its irresistible mix of modern metropolis and charms of its prolific historical heritage. Visit museums, contemplate in tranquil gardens or do some serious shopping. Shanghai has many things up its sleeve for its visitors, you will not have enough time to see and do everything.

When visiting Shanghai, be sure to:

  • Stroll along the Bund to admire different architectural styles of buildings from Neoclassical and Romanesque to Gothic and Baroque
  • Visit the impressive Jade Buddha Temple and marvel at statues and sculptures
  • See the lovely collections of jade and coins at the Shanghai Museum
  • Escape to the peaceful Yu Garden with its beautiful pavilions, ponds and decorative stones
  • Go to the observation deck of the Oriental Pearl Tower for splendid views of the city and the Bund promenade
  • Shop for hours on Nanjing Road lined with street vendors, boutiques, department stores and giant malls
  • Head to Tianzifang (Shanghai's French Concession) for its riveting arts and crafts
  • Swing by at the China Art Palace and view important collections of art
  • Savour local and international cuisines in award-winning restaurants or market stalls
  • Venture into the People Square to see the Shanghai City Hall, Shanghai Museum and the Grand Theatre
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Shanghai Airports

Passengers on flights to Shanghai will probably land on one of two airports that serve the city: Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Both airports offer excellent amenities.

  • Shanghai Pudong International Airport

    Top Carriers

    The top carriers are: Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Airlines.


    The airport is located 30 km east of the city centre.


    Passengers can use: Metro (line 2), buses (lines 1,2,4, 5 and 7), Maglev fast train and taxis to get to the city. Shuttles between Terminals 1 and 2 run every 10 minutes.

  • Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

    Top Carriers

    The top carriers are: China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Air China.


    It is located 13 km west of the city centre.


    Travellers can use the Metro Lines 2 and 10 to go downtown and back to the airport. Several buses (806, 807, 1207) leave from T1 and from T2, you can take hub lines 4 and 9 as well as airport line 1 and 941. Taxis are also available for passengers at the Arrivals area of T2. Shuttles connect the two terminals.

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