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 France

Book your flights from France to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and experience travelling in the finest comfort and luxury.

Major Airports in France

Paris’ main airport is the Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and is located just outside of the city. Each of the three terminals are easily accessible by taxi, and for busy passengers, Terminal 1 even has access to a hair salon to get you ready on the go.

For those travelling from the Alps, the Lyon-Saint-Exupéry International Airport (LYS) has three terminals that can easily be walked to from the drop-and-go car park. The airport has two hotels available if you wish to stay nearby.

Airport Transportation in France

From the city centre in Paris it is easy to take a RATP bus to Charles de Gaulle Airport (65 minutes). For those who prefer a little more privacy, a taxi to Charles de Gaulle Airport is another option (45 minutes).

Travel by train to Lyon-Saint-Exupéry International Airport is convenient and economical, with the Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Station located right at the airport. The high-speed TGV trains arrive from multiple locations across France, so you can access the alpine airport with ease.

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Interested in Shanghai? Consider Durban

Book your flights to Durban with Etihad Airways. Once the ruling tourism destination in South Africa, the city is experiencing a renaissance and once again becoming the destination of choice for thousands of visitors every year.

Plan Your Durban Holiday

Miles and miles of beautiful beaches, world class tourist attractions, majestic natural wonders all combine to make Durban a solid vacation choice. The city boasts one of the largest aquariums in the world at uShanka Sea World and has a plethora of interactive activities for the thrill seeking traveller. Walk on the bottom of the ocean floor in one exhibit while another lets you stand in the middle of dozens of circling sharks. A fantastic botanical garden in existence since 1894 lets you see some of the rarest flowers in the world, some dating back to prehistoric times.

The weather in the summer here can be quite humid and the best time of year to visit is in the spring between April and July, book your tickets to Durban early as it gets fairly crowded. Cheap hotels in Durban can be found during the winter months as the crowds grow smaller. Flight deals to Durban are available with Etihad’s Deals section.

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