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Washington DC, DC (WAS) Shanghai, CN (SHA)
Tue 20/11 - Tue 27/11
American Airlines - 1 Stop, Roundtrip, Economy
US$493
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Washington DC, DC (WAS) Shanghai, CN (SHA)
Thu 22/11 - Thu 29/11
American Airlines - 1 Stop, Roundtrip, Economy
US$544
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Washington DC, DC (WAS) Shanghai, CN (SHA)
Thu 01/11 - Thu 08/11
United Airlines - 1 Stop, Roundtrip, Economy
US$547
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Washington DC, DC (WAS) Shanghai, CN (SHA)
Mon 05/11 - Mon 12/11
United Airlines - 1 Stop, Roundtrip, Economy
US$547
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Washington DC, DC (WAS) Shanghai, CN (SHA)
Wed 07/11 - Thu 15/11
United Airlines - 2 Stops, Roundtrip, Economy
US$547
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Washington DC, DC (WAS) Shanghai, CN (SHA)
Mon 03/12 - Fri 07/12
United Airlines - 1 Stop, Roundtrip, Economy
US$547
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Washington DC, DC (WAS) Shanghai, CN (SHA)
Fri 09/11 - Tue 13/11
United Airlines - 1 Stop, Roundtrip, Economy
US$547
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Washington DC, DC (WAS) Shanghai, CN (SHA)
Tue 06/11 - Tue 13/11
United Airlines - 1 Stop, Roundtrip, Economy
US$547
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Arriving at Shanghai

International flights to Shanghai arrive at the Pudong Airport, which is 40 km from Shanghai's centre. Cheap flights to Shanghai can be purchased through a number of discount airlines that provide services to Pudong. It is a large and efficient facility with shuttles between terminals for fast transport. There are restaurants and shops as well as an hourly hotel for tired travellers. Travellers will need to produce their boarding pass for Shanghai flights when they book a room. Pudong also features three medical clinics, banking services and ATMs. You can access Wi-Fi Internet in a variety of spots including the business lounge and international departure gates.

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Getting Around Shanghai

It is always more convenient to arrange transport when you reserve airfare to Shanghai, but you will still have plenty of transport options. There are direct bus routes from the airport to the adjacent towns, and there are also plenty of taxis available. You should use official taxis from the stands outside the airport, and be aware that fares increase after 11 pm until around 5 am. The super-modern magnetic Maglev train is popular for travelling from the airport and around the city. You can also use the extensive subway or metro buses for travelling around whilst you visit Shanghai. You will save money as well as time by using the re-loadable Shanghai Jiaotong Card to pay fares.

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Shanghai Main Attractions

There are a lot of places of interest in Shanghai, but most first-time visitors take a tour of The Bund, which is the main street that separates Old Shanghai and the more modern parts of the city. You can catch a ferry here to continue the tour to the ancient walled city of Nanshi. Here you can see the Yuyuan Garden, which offers a beautiful view of traditional Chinese landscaping from the Ming Dynasty. You can then take Nanjing Road to the People's Square where there are plenty of museums, as well as the Oriental Pearl Tower. The various exhibits range from Chinese history to modern art.

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Shanghai Shopping, Dining and Night Life

Nanjing Road is a popular spot to shop in Shanghai. The western end contains high-end shops, fashion boutiques, and trendy designer outlets. Those who want traditional local crafts and Chinese jewellery will want to visit the Yuyuan Bazaar located near The Bund. Many visitors take advantage of the discounted electronics and clothing items whilst in China. Shanghai cuisine is a blend of local Jiangnan delicacies and dishes from other parts of China. Most main courses are made with pork, but there are also quite a few dishes made with locally raised chicken and crab. You should try the steamed dumplings or shēng jiān bāo, a special Shanghai-style fried bun that you will not find in your local Chinese restaurants. Shanghai has a very busy night-life and there are many dance clubs and bars. The establishments can range from casual and affordable to the more posh and expensive. You will never be bored, hungry or idle in this intriguing Chinese metropolis.

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On Arrival...
  • Shanghai is 19 mi from Pu Dong Airport (Shanghai, China).
  • Pu Dong Airport (Shanghai, China)
    • Right now, 93 airlines operate out of Pu Dong Airport.
    • Pu Dong Airport offers nonstop flights to 200 cities.
    • Every week, at least 3,852 domestic flights and 1,863 international flights depart from Pu Dong Airport.
  • Shanghai is 9 mi from Hongqiao Airport (Shanghai, China).
  • Hongqiao Airport (Shanghai, China)
    • Right now, 34 airlines operate out of Hongqiao Airport.
    • Hongqiao Airport offers nonstop flights to 62 cities.
    • Every week, at least 2,787 domestic flights and 117 international flights depart from Hongqiao Airport.
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