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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.
If you’re planning a trip to Shanghai, here are five important things that you should probably know:Time Difference: UTC +8 hoursCurrency: Renminbi Native Language: ShanghaineseWeather: Chilly and damp winters and hot and humid summers. Occasional downpours and thunderstorms are also to be expected.Sales Tax: 17%
If you’re preparing to fly to Shanghai from Australia, here’s everything you need to know, such as flight times and entry requirements.
Direct flights are available to Shanghai from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, with the average flight taking between 10 and 11 hours.
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.
The following airlines are currently offering direct flights to Shanghai:
- Air China
- China Eastern Airlines
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!
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
So, if you’re on the lookout for cheap flights to Shanghai from Australia, look no further than Globehunters, where we can compare thousands of fares to ensure that you get the very best deal on your flights, hotel and car hire.
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