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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.

Flights from Washington to Shanghai - Frequently Asked Questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Washington to Shanghai now?

Go right to our Covid-19 Travel Advisor for the most comprehensive info on travel restrictions and quarantine requirements when getting a flight from Washington to Shanghai.

What is the shortest flight from Washington to Shanghai?

With the fastest flight time from IAD to Shanghai Airport (PVG-Pudong Intl.) being 16 hours and 40 minutes, we suggest you have some in-flight survival tricks in your repertoire. An eye-mask, a neck pillow and earplugs should be among the basics you pack in your carry-on bag.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Shanghai?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Shanghai have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Shanghai with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Shanghai without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2020 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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