Flights to Shanghai

How to find cheap flights to Shanghai

Planning a trip to the far East? Finding cheap flights to Shanghai is an easy task when you use the smart search engine of We will show you dozens of options, direct flights and via stopovers, the best deals to Shanghai that we have found from online travel agents and airlines.

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Airports with direct flights to Shanghai

Book cheap flights to Shanghai and fly from Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) near Tel Aviv.

What airlines fly to Shanghai from Israel?

Hainan Airlines offers direct flights 2-3 times a week from Terminal 3. We will show you cheap flights to Shanghai offered by other airlines too, via stopovers.

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Shanghai Airport

Shanghai has two airports:

Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG): This airport serves mainly international flights. Cheap flights to Shanghai operated by Hainan Airlines, or via a European destination will land at this airport, located about 30 km east of the city center. Metro line 2, The Green Line, runs every 8.5 minutes from the airport to the city center. Several bus lines are running every 10-25 minutes and cost ¥8-30 (₪4.20-16), it depends on where you need to go. Alternatively, you can buy a Maglev ticket (magnetic levitation); a single fare is ¥50 (₪26.60), or ¥100 (₪53.30) for a VIP seat. If you’d like to rent a car, compare prices on Skyscanner Car Rental.

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA): This airport serves mainly domestic and regional flights. Therefore, flights from Tel Aviv to Shanghai via Beijing arrive at this airport, located 13 km west of downtown Shanghai. Hainan Air via Beijing arrives at Terminal 2. You can travel to the city center by Metro line 2 or line 10. There are several bus routes which cost ¥1-10 (₪0.53-5.30), depending on your final destination. If you prefer to travel by taxi, the waiting area is at Gate 4 South, arrival level of Terminal 2. If needed, there are shuttle buses between Terminal 1 and 2. Renting a car? Compare prices on Skyscanner Car Rental.

When to go to Shanghai?

The peak season in Shanghai is summer, even though the temperatures rise well above 30 in July and August. The best time to search cheap flights to Shanghai is October-November, the weather is pleasant with 22 degrees, and it’s relatively dry. This period is also great if you want to avoid the big crowds. If you plan a trip to Shanghai in winter, expect chilly temperatures around 8-9 during the day, and 0-2 at night. Spring travelers will enjoy great weather, but try to avoid public holidays.

What to see and do in Shanghai?

Find cheap flights to Shanghai and explore the Pearl of the Orient. Shanghai is an exciting city, bursting at the seams with soaring monuments to capitalism. A sci-fi skyline is at odds with tree-lined neighborhoods but then Shanghai is anything but ordinary. Modern buildings and shopping malls sit alongside delicate, classic Chinese gardens, tiny alleys housing temples and local street markets that you can explore on foot. After sightseeing and inhaling the city buzz, start an evening with traditional street food of Bao, small steamed dumplings, or steamed pork buns, Chinese-style flatbreads or tofu custard, then head to a glitzy bar for cocktails and karaoke. Shanghai offers something to everyone’s taste: art galleries, spas, museums, live music, and restaurant. This visit to East Asia’s exciting metropolis will take your breath away, making you want to come back for more of it. And with today’s prices on Skyscanner, you can already plan your next trip. At the end of the day, you’ll need the perfect room to rest your head before the next day; we have a solution for that too! Compare prices on Skyscanner Hotels.

This information is correct as of December 2017

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