Direct flights to Shanghai

It’s hard to not be wowed by the greatness of Shanghai – here you can learn more about the city and find all direct flights available here.

Shanghai Airport is the largest airport in China. In total there are 221 airports with direct flights to Shanghai from 41 different countries and 12 U.S. states. You can easily reach Shanghai with daily non-stop flights from 41 other major hubs like Kunming (China Eastern), Guangzhou (China Southern) and Xian (China Eastern).

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Shanghai, being a cosmopolitan blend of east and west, old and new, is a great introduction to China for westerners who choose a China holiday. Travel to Shanghai to see giant pandas in the zoo, stroll the Bund to admire the gracious art deco buildings, marvel at the skyscrapers of 21st century Shanghai in Pudong.

With a population of 13.5 million, Shanghai is the biggest city in China full of massive skyscrapers and huge shopping centers. Located in eastern China at the mouth of the River Yangtze, it is a major financial center with an abundance of restaurants, museums and art galleries.

Find a direct flight to Shanghai

The airport of Shanghai is the second largest one in China and has direct connections to almost 200 airports around the world. In the list below we have gathered some of the airports in Europe and the US that offer the highest number of direct flights to Shanghai. By following the links you can see all flight options from each airport.

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Shanghai – a city with a lot to offer

Prepare to be wowed by the sheer volume and size of this amazing city’s skyline. The Oriental Pearl Tower, from where you can enjoy spectacular views of the city, is one of the tallest structures in all of Asia.

A visit to The Bund, a waterfront area in the city centre full of art deco and neoclassical buildings is also not to be missed. For a cultural fix, the Shanghai museum is well worth a visit, where you’ll find artefacts from the Ming, Qing and Xia dynasties in its excellent ceramics, Bronzes and paintings galleries.

Particular highlights are the Chinese paintings and the ancient Bronzes. Take some time out from the hustle and bustle of this frantic city to wander around People’s Square, a vast open space where you can enjoy some people watching.

This area is especially popular during festivals and holiday times. If you’re traveling with children, the city has plenty to offer including an aquarium, waterpark and theme park, all packed with fun activities and ideal on a rainy day.

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When to visit Shanghai

Spring and autumn are the best months to visit Shanghai. The peak summer months (July and August) can be searingly hot with temperatures above 95F (35C) and 80 percent humidity. Most of Shanghai's rain also falls during this time. September and October can be windy, with the odd typhoon. In winter, evening temperatures often drop below zero (32F).

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Yes you can fly to Shanghai from 7 different US airports.

There are 83 airlines with direct flights to Shanghai. Spring Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Juneyao Airlines are the most popular ones.

All 3 big alliances are flying to Shanghai. Star Alliance, Oneworld and SkyTeam.

The IATA code is PVG and the ICAO code is ZSPD.

You can fly daily from 41 different airports hubs to Shanghai. Including Kunming & Xian & Qingdao & Wuhan & Chengdu & Xiamen & Nanjing with China Eastern, Guangzhou & Shenzhen & Beijing with China Southern and Singapore with Singapore Airlines.

Depends where you are flying from. It takes 16h 15min from Detroit (DTW) and 50min from Ningbo (NGB).

There are 2 airports in Shanghai with scheduled flights.

The airport with the most scheduled flight is Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG).

It depends on where from and when you are flying. The avarage one-way ticket price according to our data is $375.
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