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Book flights to Shanghai

Shanghai, China's largest city, attracts visitors with its dynamic blend of history and modernity. Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of The Bund, a waterfront promenade showcasing colonial-era architecture, and admire the futuristic skyline of Pudong, dominated by the iconic Oriental Pearl Tower. Beyond historical and architectural marvels, Shanghai offers diverse cultural experiences. Explore the serene Yu Garden, a traditional Chinese garden, or delve into the vibrant markets overflowing with local treasures. Foodies can tantalize their taste buds with Shanghainese cuisine, renowned for its sweet and savoury flavours. Whether seeking historical exploration, cultural immersion, or a taste of contemporary China, Shanghai provides a captivating and unforgettable travel experience.

Fancy a trip to Shanghai? With over 600 airlines to choose from and more than 40 ways to pay, Alternative Airlines can help you conveniently book your flights to Shanghai. We offer budget-friendly, flexible flight routes to Shanghai no matter where you're flying from or when you plan to travel!

Airports near Shanghai

There are multiple ways to reach Shanghai - here are 4 airports you can use to get to Shanghai.

Shanghai Pudong International Airport

This is the main international airport in Shanghai and is located approximately 30 kilometres east of the city centre. It is well-connected to major cities around the world and offers a wide range of domestic and international flights.


Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

Situated around 13 kilometres west of downtown Shanghai, Hongqiao Airport serves both domestic and limited international flights. It is a convenient option for travellers looking to explore other cities within China.


Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport

Located approximately 180 kilometres southwest of Shanghai, Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport is a regional airport that offers domestic and international flights. It can be reached by a 2-3 hour drive or a high-speed train journey from Shanghai.


Nanjing Lukou International Airport

Situated around 300 kilometres west of Shanghai, Nanjing Lukou Airport is another regional airport that serves as an alternative option for travellers. It offers domestic and limited international flights and can be reached by a 2-3 hour drive or a high-speed train journey from Shanghai.

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Buy your flights to Shanghai and pay later

If you'd like to easily manage your travel expenses and don't want to pay the full cost of your flights to Shanghai upfront, why not consider using Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) payment methods at Alternative Airlines?

With BNPL plans, you can divide the cost of your tickets to Shanghai into smaller, more manageable chunks that can be paid back over time. There's usually no interest involved, however, it's wise to check with the lending provider beforehand.

Book your flights to Shanghai today and pay later at Alternative Airlines!

Things to do in Shanghai

Shanghai has an abundance of attractions to see - to make things easier, here's our top 3:

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The Bund

Known as the symbol of Shanghai, The Bund showcases the world with its architectural collection of buildings that line the Huangpu River, offering a view into the city's past and its rapid advancement into the future.

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Yu Garden

A stunning example of traditional Chinese garden design, Yu Garden is a must-visit for its beautiful landscapes, intricate architecture, and rich history dating back to the Ming Dynasty.

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Shanghai Tower

As China's tallest building and the second tallest in the world, the Shanghai Tower offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city from its observatory deck. Its unique twisted design is a testament to modern engineering and architectural brilliance.

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