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 London

Book your flights from London to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways. We ensure exceptional service from the time of reservation until your arrival at your destination.

Major Airports in London

Six international airports serve London with Heathrow (LHR) being the largest. Heathrow has five passenger terminals. Terminals 1 and 3 are a short walk from each other, while free trains and buses serve 4 and 5.

The Gatwick Airport (LGW) is London’s second largest airport with two terminals, which are connected by a free shuttle service for passengers.

Airport Transportation in London

A taxi to Heathrow Airport from central London typically takes between 50 and 75 minutes. If you’re getting a train to Heathrow Airport, the Heathrow Express takes between 15 and 32 minutes depending on the terminal you need. Alternatively, you can get a bus to Heathrow Airport, which stops between Terminals 1 and 3. The station is open 24 hours and the travel centre is open from 06:00 to 22:30.

A taxi to Gatwick Airport will take close to 65 minutes while a train to Gatwick Airport takes 30 minutes. You can also catch a bus to Gatwick Airport. The trip lasts 1 hour 5 minutes.

Choose Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, for flights from London to Shanghai on which you will be travelling in comfort and style. 

Etihad Offices in United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom
Administration only - Room 1992, Terminal 4, Heathrow Airport
Hounslow, Middlesex TW6 3XZ
0845 608 1225
0500-2130Hrs Daily - Ticket desk: Terminal 4 - Zone C
Manchester Airport, United Kingdom
Manchester International Airport
$ADDR1
Terminal One, M90 3AF
0845 608 1225
MON/WED/FRI/SUN 05:.30-09:30HRS TUE/THUR/SAT 17:00-20:00HRS

Etihad Office in China

Chengdu, China
Level 18
The Office Tower Shangri-La Centre
9 Binjiang Road (East), 610021
+86 28 66065172/66065173
ctutkt@etihad.ae
Monday - Friday 09:00-17:30