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Fares from $473 One Way, $633 Round Trip from Washington to Shanghai

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The Best DC Airports

Before you call airlines looking for flights from Washington, DC, you should check with Orbitz.com. The two major airports in DC are Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Alaska Airlines, US Airways, and Frontier Airlines handle domestic flights from Ronald Reagan, while Virgin America, ExpressJet Airlines, and Colgan Air operate out of Washington Dulles. Ronald Reagan is only three miles from the downtown area, and Washington Dulles is 26 miles from downtown.

Long-Term Parking Options

The five parking lots at Ronald Reagan offer daily and hourly parking rates, and the airport charges $20 per day for parking in the long-term lots. The economy lot only charges $12 per day, but this lot is open and uncovered. Washington Dulles has two long-term parking lots that charge $17 per day and one economy lot that charges $10 per day. For $30, you can use valet parking.

Public Transportation Choices

The Metrorail and Metrobus make at least one stop at each airport every day. The stops are clearly marked around the city, and you can find maps that help you find the correct line. Taxis are not as low cost as the public transportation options because the drivers charge a pickup fee, baggage fee, fee per mile, and a fee for any time that the driver must wait.

Places to Eat

Both airports offer a range of dining options. Washington Dulles is home to Dulles to Go, Five Guys, Subway, and Wendy's, while Ronald Reagan has Dunkin' Donuts, Euro Cafe, and Jerry's Subs & Pizza. Once you have something to eat, you can browse through the sales at some of the shops surrounding the restaurants. If you want to enjoy your vacation, use Orbitz.com to look for flights from Washington DC.

Shanghai Pudong International Airport

If you're searching for discount flights to Shanghai, you'll find what you're looking for at Orbitz.com. The site allows you to compare prices from several airlines at once so that you can find the one that best fits your budget. If you're flying into Shanghai from overseas, you'll be flying into Shanghai Pudong International Airport, the main international airport serving Shanghai and one of the most important hubs in Asia. The other major airport in town, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, serves primarily as a domestic airport for the region. Shanghai Pudong is located about 19 miles from central Shanghai. Airlines from all over the world provide service to the airport, including Air France, Virgin Atlantic and United Airlines.

Transportation at Shanghai Pudong International Airport

There are several ways to get to and from the airport. If you're in a hurry, you can take the Shanghai Maglev Train, which runs between the airport and Longyang Road. This high-speed train runs every 20 minutes, and the trip is eight minutes long. Tickets will cost you $7.80 for a regular one-way ticket. Once you get off at the Longyang stop, you can take the Number 2 subway line to other parts of the city. You can also book a rental car through Orbitz.com.

Weather in Shanghai

Shanghai's average weather is usually described as mild and humid, with four distinct seasons. Summer temperatures can reach 95 degrees Fahrenheit and higher. It's usually recommended to visit Shanghai between the months of March and May, when the weather is usually mild and dry with temperatures in the 70s.

Things to Do in Shanghai

When you're in Shanghai, check out Shanghai Circus World, an indoor circus featuring a mix of motorbikes and acrobatics. Architecture buffs should take a moment to see the Bund International Architecture Exhibition, a tour of the best of the city's oldest and newest buildings. Once you book your flights to Shanghai with Orbitz.com, the entire city will be waiting to be explored.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.