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Fly from Shanghai to Istanbul with Etihad Airways

Book flights from Shanghai to Istanbul with Etihad Airways to travel from China’s biggest city to Turkey’s most diverse.

Swap the futuristic skyline of Shanghai for Istanbul’s history-steeped streets, via a transfer or stopover in mesmerising Abu Dhabi. Explore vibrant street markets and tuck into delicious delicacies to get a taste of Turkey.

Book your flights online today to visit the heart and soul of Turkey.

PVG to IST: flight facts

Time difference -5 hours

Istanbul is five hours behind Shanghai. Neither destination observes Daylight Savings Time – so this is the same all year round.

Flight distance 5,989 miles

Flights from Shanghai (PVG) to Istanbul (IST) via Abu Dhabi (AUH) cover a distance of 5,989 air miles (9,638 kilometres).

Your flight from Shanghai to Istanbul

Your PVG to IST flight takes you across China, then over Nepal, India and Pakistan, before landing at Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH). Here, you can make your way to your connection or stopover in Abu Dhabi – a cosmopolitan city full of outdoor experiences, good food and relaxing sun spots.

You’ll cross the Middle East on the second leg of your journey, soaring above Saudi Arabia en route to Istanbul.

*Aircraft, cabins and services may vary by route and flight. You can check this when you search for your flight. This page was last updated Sept 2019.

Flying from Shanghai to Istanbul: FAQs

What can I eat in Istanbul?

The food in Istanbul will let you sample the very best of Turkish cuisine. Superb salads, sizzling and spicy kebabs and more await, while the city itself has a great mixture of street food stalls, inexpensive restaurants and more exclusive eateries. There are great vegetarian options too.

How do I get around Istanbul?

Istanbul is a well-connected city with many modes of transport. If you want to cross from one side of the Bosphorus to the other, take the ferry – it offers a unique perspective on the city and avoids the traffic during rush hour.

The metro bus makes many stops up and down the city so is great for sightseeing. For quick travel, take the subway – expect crowds during peak periods.

Top tips for Shanghai to Istanbul

view of the blue mosque in istanbul

Visit the Sultan Ahmed Mosque

This stunning sapphire blue mosque is a highlight of trips to Istanbul. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is one of Istanbul’s most famous and important structures. Built in the 17th century, it boasts six minarets and is adorned with 20,000 handmade blue tiles. When the afternoon light hits the tiles, the mosque is flooded with blues of all shades.

view of botanic gardens in istanbul

Escape the city – without having to leave

Like Shanghai’s Yu Garden, the Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanical Gardens are a spot of tranquillity amid the hustle and bustle of the city. Spanning 32 hectares, the gardens consist of eight separate islands. Visit Arboretum Island for placid ponds and Istanbul Island for a miniature representation of the Bosphorus Strait. The gardens are open every day and admission is free.

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