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 Durban

Book your flights from Durban with Etihad Airways. Etihad serves hundreds of destinations around the world and provides every passenger luxurious aircraft and exemplary service from the moment you book your flight to the time you reach your chosen destination.

Major Airports in Durban

The newly opened King Shaka International Airport (DUR) was finished just in time for the 2010 World Cup. It is located 22 miles north of the city center and boasts a good assortment of shopping opportunities. From fashion accessories to candy to bestselling books you are sure to find what you are looking for at the airport. The terminal also is home to several cafes for the traveller in a rush but looking for a quick snack. The airport also has a currency exchange and post office.

Airport Transportation in Durban

There is currently no train to King Shaka International Airport. Service by shuttle bus to King Shaka International Airport is readily available from the downtown core and many major hotels. If you prefer to take a taxi to King Shaka International Airport they are also available for hire throughout Durban. A taxi will provide you with extra baggage room and flexibility should you require it.

Choose Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, for flights from Durban 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