Cheap Flights to Shanghai, China

Shanghai Offers Book By 27 Apr 2023
DepartingArrivalAirlineTravel datesPrice
Virgin AtlanticShanghaiVirgin Atlantic22 Jun 2022 - 19 Oct 2022fr$450.00
Virgin AtlanticShanghaiVirgin Atlantic28 Jul 2022 - 26 Nov 2022fr$455.00
Virgin AtlanticShanghaiVirgin Atlantic25 Aug 2022 - 16 Dec 2022fr$510.00
Virgin AtlanticShanghaiVirgin Atlantic27 Dec 2022 - 14 Mar 2023fr$512.00
Virgin AtlanticShanghaiVirgin Atlantic18 Apr 2022 - 15 Jul 2022fr$513.00
Virgin AtlanticShanghaiVirgin Atlantic19 Oct 2022 - 31 Dec 2022fr$520.00
Virgin AtlanticShanghaiVirgin Atlantic20 Jun 2022 - 19 Sep 2022fr$527.00
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Book cheap flights to Shanghai with Globehunters and discover China’s biggest city, home to 23 million people.

As one of the country’s economic hubs, it’s very popular with business travellers, so you may want to check out our business class or first class fares too, but there’s also plenty to see and do for tourists too.

The city is divided into east (Pudong) and west (Puxi), with Pudong being the futuristic business hub, home to the huge Pearl TV Tower, where you can ride the seven-metre an hour elevators up to the top.

Over in Puxi, you’ll find swanky shops as well as the beautiful Bund park on the banks of the river Huangpu and the extensive Yu Garden, which make a nice change from the sleek skyscrapers.

In fact, the whole city has a feel of contrast, with old sitting alongside new and Chinese tradition mixing with modern western culture.

Be sure to check out the local street markets and food, including Bao, a small steamed dumpling, or some tofu custard.

Read on to find out more about Shanghai, or check out our cheap flights here at Globehunters today.

5 Things You Need to Know About Shanghai

If you’re planning a trip to Shanghai, here are five important things that you should probably know:

Time Difference: UTC +8 hours
Currency: Renminbi
Native Language: Shanghainese
Weather: Chilly and damp winters and hot and humid summers. Occasional downpours and thunderstorms are also to be expected.
Sales Tax: 17%

Flying to Shanghai from Australia

If you’re preparing to fly to Shanghai from Australia, here’s everything you need to know, such as flight times and entry requirements.

Flight Times

Direct flights are available to Shanghai from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, with the average flight taking between 10 and 11 hours.

Entry Requirements

If you’re only travelling to Shanghai for a short time, or just passing through en route to somewhere else, you may be able to just get a visa on arrival, which you can just get at the airport.

However, for longer stays, you’ll need to apply for a visa before you travel, which you can do at this website. Fingerprint scanning is also compulsory at the airport.

Airlines That Fly to Shanghai

The following airlines are currently offering direct flights to Shanghai:

- Air China
- China Eastern Airlines
- Qantas

The Airport

Shanghai Pudong International (PVG)

While Shanghai has two airports, flights from Australia will arrive at Shanghai Pudong, located about 19 miles east of the city centre.

To get to the city you can either take the futuristic Maglev train, the first of its kind in the world, or the Metro Line 2, which takes about an hour to get to People’s Square and is also a lot cheaper than the Maglev.

There are also buses and taxi, but bear in mind that many taxi drivers won’t speak English!

10 Shanghai Must-Dos

If you’re wondering what the main sights and attractions are in Shanghai, here are top ten must-do picks:

- Yu Garden
- Oriental Pearl Tower
- The Bund
- Nanjing Road
- Shanghai World Financial Center
- Jade Buddha Temple
- People’s Square
- Shanghai Museum
- Shanghai Ocean Aquarium
- Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

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