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 Nouakchott

Reserve your flights to Nouakchott with Etihad Airways and visit one of the historic cities of the Sahara Desert. The city has deep Islamic roots evident in its many mosques, which stand alongside more modern innovations and buildings.

Plan Your Nouakchott Holiday

You will find numerous flight deals to Nouakchott in Etihad’s Deals section. Nouakchott is home to a unique blend of people because of its history. The French influence is evident everywhere in Nouakchott and there are plenty of restaurants all over the city serving mainly French delicacies. This is a cosmopolitan city where you will find people of various nationalities and origins. The beautiful white beaches with their dunes and the local seafood are always popular with tourists and are the reason a lot of people travel to Nouakchott.

Finding cheap hotels in Nouakchott may not be easy during peak season but this destination is worth visiting all year round so you could consider travelling during the off-peak season. Tickets to Nouakchott are cheaper during the rainy months of August to October which is when the weather is not too hot either. If you do not mind the rain, this can be a good time to visit.

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