Arriving in Shanghai

Book your flights to Shanghai with Etihad Airways and get ready to discover a bustling modern city of contrast, culture and commerce.

Plan Your Shanghai Holiday

There are numerous reasons to travel to Shanghai. The diversity of choice covers theatre, shopping, sightseeing and cultural pursuits; Shanghai wants you to discover what it has to show. A heady mix of towering skyscrapers, an iconic harbour, and an energetic fusion of east and west, longstanding, and contemporary with a dash of modernity, is Shanghai.

The peak seasons in Shanghai cover April to May and September to October. The city can get very crowded, especially for the main attractions. We advise that you reserve your tickets to Shanghai several months in advance for either of these two periods. During the off-peak season temperatures can reach 35 degrees Celsius and the humidity can sometimes become a little over-powering. In the winter temperatures rarely exceed 10 degrees. Not surprisingly, these are the best times to find cheap hotels in Shanghai. The city is also significantly less crowded with no loss of spark or allure. Visit our Deals section to find the best flight deals to Shanghai for whenever you choose to travel.

Flying from Saudi Arabia

Book your flights from Saudi Arabia to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and travel in multi award-winning luxury on the most advanced aircraft available.

Major Airports in Saudi Arabia

For travel from Riyadh, the major airport is King Khalid International Airport (RUH). This is a huge airport; it serves over 13 million passengers a year and has an attached VIP terminal.

When flying out of Dammam, the closest airport is King Fahd International Airport (DMM). This is the largest airport in terms of area in the world, though it serves a relatively small number of passengers by comparison.

Airport Transportation in Saudi Arabia

Taxis to King Khalid International Airport are available throughout the city. Authorised taxis carry the airport logo and it is compulsory that they have meters. There are no buses to the King Khalid International Airport, but it is possible to get shuttles to and from nearby hotels.

Buses to King Fahd International Airport travel from all nearby cities and the fares are reasonable. Taxis to King Fahd International Airport are also available and take about 60 minutes from the centre of Dammam. At present there is no train service to either of the airports.

Our Routes

Interested in Shanghai? Consider Sofia

Book your flights to Sofia with Etihad Airways and enjoy a destination which is a thriving centre of heritage, sophistication, architecture, design and cosmopolitan values.

Plan Your Sofia Holiday

There are myriad reasons to travel to Sofia. Performance art and cinema are the two favourite artistic past times in Sofia. The historical ancestry is such that Sofia has the largest museum collections in Bulgaria, whether you are interested in natural history or sculpture, you will find it exhibited here. You can also enjoy sensory overload at the largest IMAX cinema in Europe or relax and soak up the atmosphere in one of the many recreational spaces.

The peak season in Sofia runs through July and August. Temperatures average 27 degrees centigrade and it is here that the parks and gardens are in full bloom. We advise booking your tickets to Sofia well in advance at this time. The city is also pleasant during the spring, April and May, and autumn, September and October, when the temperatures are cooler. This is the best time to find cheap hotels in Sofia as the winter can be bitterly cold. Please check our Deals section to find flight deals to Sofia all year round.

Recently flown routes