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In a country with 1.4 billion people, having the title of “largest metropolis” is quite an accomplishment. From colonial riverfront houses to Buddhist temples to soaring skyscrapers, Shanghai is a hodgepodge of old and new and Eastern and Western. Are you ready for an adventure? So are we. Book your flight today and head for China tomorrow.
Getting in and out of the airport after flights to Shanghai is easy. The Metro has a line that runs from the airport on the main east-west line through the city. Buses run to nearby cities like Hangzou, Suzhou, and Nanjing. Taxis are also an option, but they can be expensive. Want more freedom for less? Check out Wotif’s car hire options and get ready to rule the road.
If your flight to Shanghai touches down in the morning, enjoy a peaceful walk through Yuyuan Gardens for greenery and classical Chinese architecture.
Flights landing in the afternoon are perfect for catching some classic Western architecture on Hunan Road, Shaoxing Road or Hengshan Road.
After dark, walk down the HuangPu River in the Lujiazui District of Pudong to see some of the tallest buildings in Asia all lit up before heading to your Shanghai accommodation.
Since you’re “going” to Shanghai, why not take part in one of China’s most famous pastimes? Weigi, the game of Go, has only a few simple rules but plenty of ways to play. Want to see the city through the eyes of a local? Request your very own Shanghai greeter! Greeters are usually college students or other unpaid volunteers who can’t wait to meet travellers, so treat your guide to tea service or a meal to thank them. With Shanghai packages, the sky’s the limit.
Ready to say “hi” to Shanghai? Check out Wotif’s cheap flights to Shanghai. When you book with us, you get the best deals right at your fingertips. Enjoy your flight!
Flights to Shanghai start as low as . Once you’ve snagged your flight, it’s time to build that itinerary. If your flight touches down in a bustling city, you’ll want a head start, so you can get from jet-way to getaway as quickly as possible. Flying for business? Squeeze in some sightseeing and a snack at a locally loved restaurant between meetings—you’ll have plenty of cash thanks to our cheap business class flights to Shanghai. You know what they say about all work and no play, after all.
. Pack your favourite magazines or stack your video queue for a mini-marathon of that television show your co-workers have been raving about. And if you get hooked a few episodes in, don’t worry; there’s always the return flight to finish the binge. Ready to book cheap flights to Shanghai? Check out our selection of airfares and start putting together a holiday that fits your schedule and price range. We offer sweet deals, so you don’t have to move mountains to see the world. In fact, we’ll help you get to those mountains (or ocean, or forest) today!
Here’s an insider tip: Sunday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2020, we found that flights departing on a Sunday generally had the lowest average price, closely followed by flights on a Tuesday. You might want to think twice about flying on a Saturday though; generally, our data showed that it had the highest average ticket price.
Guess what? Boring old Thursday really is the best day to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2020, we found that flights purchased on a Thursday had the lowest airfares on average. Booking your plane ticket on a Sunday also seems to score pretty good deals. However, airfares purchased on a Tuesday generally have a higher than average ticket value, so you might want to prepare your budget if you’re booking early in the week.
When comparing airfares booked through Wotif in 2020, our data shows March is one of the cheapest months to fly. On the other hand, the month of June can be one of the most expensive times to travel, with the highest average ticket price, so it’s best to get in early if June is your preferred travel month.
Trying to figure out how early you should book your flight? It’s possible to start comparing international airfares on Wotif up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to Wotif’s 2020 flight demand trends, you can bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing 4 weeks to 3 months prior to travel.
Looking for clever ways to save on your next trip? Try mixing and matching airlines and fare types. Our data tells us, travellers who booked flights on Wotif in 2020 saved close to 50% off their airfare, when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.
*According to flight demand on Wotif.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.
For all the latest info on the travel situation in Shanghai, see our Covid-19 Travel Advisor.
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