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 Hartford

Book your flights to Hartford with Etihad Airways, pack your bags, and get ready to experience the best of history and culture in Connecticut. This city will surprise you with its historic buildings and its exceptional passion for culture.

Plan Your Hartford Holiday

Travel to Hartford and return to a magnificent past that can still be felt through the structures and spirit of the city. Its emblematic capitol, the Old State House, and the Aetna Center are some of the city's architectural gems. The Wadsworth Athenaeum, the oldest public art museum in the country, is home to works by famous artists such as Caravaggio, Dalí, and Picasso.

Throughout the year it is relatively easy to find cheap hotels in Hartford because this city has not been overrun by tourism. If you decide to purchase tickets to Hartford in the spring, you can witness a miraculous event as the 15,000 rose bushes in the Elizabeth Park begin to bloom. If you take advantage of Etihad’s Deals section and flight deals to Hartford for the summer, you can enjoy wonderful jazz concerts at Bushnell Park, productions by the Real Art Ways theatre, and the recitals at the XL Center.

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