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 Johannesburg

Book your flights from Johannesburg to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and enjoy the best comfort available over the African skies.

Major Airports in Johannesburg

Johannesburg’s major airport is the OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) located in the outskirts of the city. The airport is the largest in South Africa receiving flights from all corners of the globe clearing approximately 17 million passengers annually. Most domestic flights to and from favourite destinations within the country also use this airport.

Airport Transportation in Johannesburg

The airport’s location makes it easy for passengers to connect to their accommodation and back. There are several options with a train to OR Tambo International Airport connecting to the Sandton area and Pretoria. The train station is located between terminus A and B on the airports upper level. A taxi to OR Tambo International Airport is also available from anywhere in the city centre. A bus to OR Tambo International Airport from the city centre takes just a short time and so is the ride in a taxi to OR Tambo International Airport. Taxis are more convenient if you know your way around or are travelling in the company of a local.

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

Etihad Offices in South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa
Four Commerce Square, 39 Rivonia Road (corner Helling)
Sandhurst, Sandton
P.O. Box 55598, Northlands 2116
0861-ETIHAD (within South Africa), +27-11-3439140 (from outside South Africa)
jnbtkt@etihad.ae
8:30am - 5pm (Mon to Fri) closed Sat,Sun & Public Holidays
Capetown
0861-384423 (Johannesburg)

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