|Destination Airport IATA Code||PVG|
|Destination City Name||Shanghai|
Shanghai is home to more than 23 million people, and many more visitors come to the city every year. Tourists come to explore the many attractions and activities of the city, such as the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, and Jin Mao Tower. Flights to Shanghai are available from Orbitz.com, which offers low prices on tickets to this amazing city.
Located less than 20 miles from downtown Shanghai, the Shanghai Pudong International Airport offers flights from several carriers, including Spring Airlines. The Pudong Airport Shuttle is a popular form of transportation for travelers because there are 10 bus lines that make stops all across the city. An alternative is the subway system, although it can get quite crowded. Subway rides start at 40 yuan if you show your airline ticket when you buy your subway ticket. Taxis are also available, and it costs 50 yuan for a ride to downtown, which takes around 50 minutes.
The hottest months in Shanghai are July and August, when temperatures reach more than 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter temperatures can drop into the mid to high 40s, with nighttime temperatures dropping below freezing. The best time to visit Shanghai is from May through the beginning of July when Shanghai experiences temperatures in the high 70s or low 80s, and has hours of sunshine every day.
Once you arrive in the city, it's time to experience the best that Shanghai can offer. Attractions such as the walking tours at The Bund, live shows at Shanghai Circus World, and performances at the Shanghai Acrobatic Dome attract hundreds of tourists every day.
With the bargain prices offered by Orbitz.com, you will never need to pay full retail price for your trip. After finding affordable flights to Shanghai, you will be free to think about the things you want to do on your trip. Shanghai's attractions, including the Shanghai World Financial Center, Yu Yuan Garden, and Jade Buddha Temple, will take your breath away.
Shanghai summers are stiflingly hot and humid, and not immune to the occasional typhoon. Coupled with the swarming numbers of visitors that come during the summer high season, the months between June and September can be especially trying.
If you can swing it, plan a visit during the shoulder season, which coincides with spring (March through May) and fall (October through November). If the dual benefits of fewer people and lower travel costs aren’t enticing enough, the nicer weather should help seal the deal. Spring is cool and moist while fall tends to be temperate and dry.
Chinese National Holidays¬—May Day (May 1) and National Day (October 1)¬¬—are also popular travel dates. Many Chinese citizens hit the roads for a few days, so expect roads and public transportation to get very congested during these times.
Low season falls during winter, when it’s cold and damp. Though it rarely snows or dips below 30 degrees, the chilliness is enough to keep people indoors most of the time. Winter is one of the best times to shop in Shanghai; rumor has it the shops on Nanjing Road give the best deals during this time. Though Shanghai’s pace slows in winter, you still get the routine holiday travel spikes around New Year’s Eve and February’s Chinese New Year.
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