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 United Kingdom

Book your flights from the United Kingdom to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and enjoy the in-flight features that have made us one of the world’s favourite airlines.

Major Airports in the United Kingdom

In London, international flights arrive and depart from London Heathrow Airport (LHR). With the largest number of passengers of any airport in the United Kingdom, Heathrow is also the third busiest airport in the world and has five passenger terminals.

From Manchester, flights leave Manchester Airport (MAN), formerly referred to as Ringway Airport. The three passenger terminals have many duty free shops and restaurants, but travellers with more time can visit the Concorde Experience and see the famous supersonic passenger jet on a guided tour.

Airport Transportation in the United Kingdom

From London, you can take a train to Heathrow Airport in around 50 to 60 minutes. The Heathrow Express is the fastest method of travel, taking about 15 minutes from London Paddington station. You can also take a taxi to Heathrow Airport with a travel time of about one hour.

Travellers flying from Manchester can take a bus to Manchester Airport with variable travel times according to the route and the original destination.

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Interested in Shanghai? Consider Champaign-Urbana

Book your flights to Champaign-Urbana with Etihad Airways and reacquaint yourself with history and nature in this charming collection of Midwestern American counties and towns.

Plan Your Champaign-Urbana Holiday

History buffs will have no problem finding a reason to travel to Champaign-Urbana. Whether your interests lean toward local history, aviation, science, railroads, or human culture, Champaign-Urbana has a museum ready to provide you with new insight. For the outdoorsman, Champaign-Urbana features a vast expanse of pristine natural landscape occupying the 3 massive park districts surrounding the area on any number of scenic and challenging hiking and bicycle trails. If you’re looking for something more restful, stroll to the Meadowbrook Park and have a contemplative moment among the rolling green hills. Art-lovers won’t be disappointed by the exhibits of the Krannert Art Museum, or the burgeoning independent film scene at The Art Theatre.

Book your tickets to Champaign-Urbana in late spring or early autumn for optimal mid-season temperate climes. If you’re looking cheap hotels in Champaign-Urbana, deals can be found in the tourism off-seasons during mid-summer and winter. As always, don’t forget to check the Deals section of our website for the best flight deals to Champaign-Urbana.

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