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Visiting Shanghai, China

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, which offers low prices on tickets to this amazing city.

Shanghai Pudong International Airport

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.

Climate and Top Attractions in Shanghai

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.

Experience Shanghai Today

With the bargain prices offered by, 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 When to Go

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.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Shanghai?
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If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
You’ll find all the relevant information regarding COVID-19, flight changes and cancellations on our Customer Service Portal. Before you reserve your seats, read over the airline’s terms and conditions. This should answer any additional questions you may have.
Which airlines fly to Shanghai?
Take your pick of airlines that operate services to Pudong Intl. Airport (PVG), the most popular airport in the city. With a good range of options, you’re bound to pick up a terrific deal. Here are some of the best international carriers that’ll get you to Shanghai — and then exploring every nook and cranny of this city:

  • China Eastern Airlines - 78 flights to Shanghai per month
  • Air Macau - 52 flights to Shanghai per month
  • EVA Air - 37 flights to Shanghai per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Shanghai?
Lock in a flight to Hongqiao Intl. Airport (SHA) and you’ll be living it up in this vibrant city before long. This airport is approximately 8 miles west of the downtown area. But SHA isn’t your only choice. Pudong Intl. Airport (PVG) is another gateway to Shanghai, so you’ll want to compare airfares to clinch the best deal.
How much is a flight to Shanghai?
Last week, prices ranged between and for a return trip to Shanghai. One-way flights from () dropped down to just over the same period.
How to book the cheapest flight to Shanghai?
With some of the most amazing flight deals around, you’re guaranteed value for money with Orbitz. The following suggestions will help you land cheap flights to Shanghai — and leave you with cash to spare:

  • Depending on where you’re departing from, click on the ‘Nearby airports’ function (located under the departure and arrival options). Sometimes, alternative departure points will have cheaper fares.
  • If your plans aren’t written in stone, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link to bring up the flight deals for alternative departure dates. If you find a better fare, book it.
  • You can also use the ‘Show options’ link to filter results for your preferred airline, seating class, nonstop flights and refundable flights. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even pick the time of day you’d like to fly.
  • The early bird catches the biggest savings, so book as soon as you’ve worked out your travel dates. The most affordable airfares are quick to go and prices rise as the departure date nears.
  • Think about bundling your flights, hotels and car rentals into one convenient package deal to make your dollar go further.
  • Whenever possible, don’t fly during the busy season. Airfares often surge during summer, school breaks and around other vacation times like Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

How long is a flight to Shanghai?
It depends where you begin your journey. This list of top domestic routes to Shanghai and their flight times will give you a rough idea of how long you can anticipate being in the air for:

  • Dalian (DLC-Dalian Intl.) to Pudong Intl. Airport (PVG) - 2 hours and 8 minutes
  • Shenyang (SHE-Taoxian Intl.) to Pudong Intl. Airport (PVG) - 2 hours and 46 minutes
  • Changchun (CGQ-Longjia Intl.) to Pudong Intl. Airport (PVG) - 2 hours and 55 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Shanghai?
Generally speaking, January is the cheapest month to purchase your airfare. This is closely followed by February and August. Keep this in mind while you look for a cheap flight to Shanghai.
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Shanghai?
Make a booking on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. Generally, these are the cheapest days of the week to purchase seats to Shanghai. The getaway of your dreams starts with a terrific flight deal!
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Shanghai?
According to Orbitz data from 2020, Monday tends to be the best day of the week for cheap flights to Shanghai. Tuesday also has budget-friendly fares while Saturday has the highest ticket rates. Even though leaving at the weekend may be more convenient, you’ll have more money in your pocket to play with if you set off at the start of the week.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Shanghai?
We won’t keep you guessing — based on Orbitz data, August is generally the most inexpensive month to fly. Perfect for those who crave a weekend getaway or simply escape from it all before the weather changes. The least affordable time to fly is the height of summer, with airfares at their highest in June.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
We understand that plans can change and flexibility is more important than ever. That’s why you can search for flights that include free cancellation and no change fees on Orbitz. Just click on “Filter by flexible change policies” and we’ll find you fares more flexible than candy in a hot car!
What do I need for the flight to Shanghai?
It’s always wise to be ready for anything when embarking on a trip. Keep in mind the following for a smooth journey:

  • Nothing is more important than your travel documents. Which to bring and how many depend on whether you’re flying international or domestic. Be sure to check with your airline. In both cases, you’ll need to show photo identification.
  • Pack some extra entertainment for your long trip to Shanghai. If you’ve had enough of watching that series on your phone, give your eyes a break from all that screen time and listen to some music instead.
  • Temperatures in the cabin often fluctuate, so it’s wise to bring a sweater. Consider compression socks too. They can help prevent swelling and blood clots.

How many direct flights are there to Shanghai?
Your amazing adventure is just one easy plane journey away, with 894 direct services to Shanghai each month. Search for your flight with Orbitz and pick up a terrific deal with China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines or Spring Airlines. Other reputable carriers that provide nonstop services include China Southern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and Air China.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Shanghai?
If you think a business or first-class ticket is beyond your grasp, think again. Here are some terrific tips to help you pick up a premium flight to Shanghai for less:

  • Be flexible with your travel dates and hold out for big sales on first or business-class airfares.
  • Many budget carriers nowadays have top-notch business or premium-class seating that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
  • Make a bid for an upgrade. Some carriers hold online auctions that let you offer a price for a seat up the front. You can also try upgrading with points earned through a flight rewards program.

What is the best time to go to Shanghai?
There’s loads of fun to be had no matter what time of year you choose to visit Shanghai, but are when this place is at its busiest. Like to fill up your schedule with lots of warm-weather adventures? Book your vacation close to June 20. This is when the summer season begins in the Northern Hemisphere. Expect the mercury to hover between 75undefined and 85undefined at this time of year.

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