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 States

You can book flights from the United States to a number of destinations with Etihad Airways and receive an incredible service from the time you make your reservation until you arrive back home.

Major Airports in the United States

From Queens, New York, travellers can take international flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). JFK Airport is the busiest airport in the country and one of the busiest in the world. There are 8 terminals at the airport where a variety of passengers from all over the world arrive and depart. You can also enjoy the numerous restaurants and shops available in the airport.

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) has flights leaving Dulles, Virginia, and is 41.6 km from downtown Washington, D.C. It has a main terminal and two midfield terminal buildings.

Airport Transportation in the United States

You have the option to take a train to John F. Kennedy Airport from midtown Manhattan in 50 minutes. You can also take a taxi to John F. Kennedy Airport in about 30 minutes or travel by bus.

A bus to Washington Dulles Airport takes about 25 minutes from the centre of Washington. Travel time is about the same by taxi.

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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.

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