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Tourism in Shanghai: what you need to know

All info to organize his trip have been gathered in this article. We have targeted the best activities to do on site, retained hotels and quality accommodation, and gathered useful information about transportation. And we are doing our best to illustrate our words with maps and pictures.

Where to stay in Shanghai

The offer in Shanghai mainly consists of hotels and overall they are rather basic. in Shanghai from one hotel to another there are important differences In addition, some hotels that we will not name charge very high prices when they have already sold to groups a large part of their rooms.

The 5-star hotels in Shanghai

The 5-star hotels in Shanghai are not very good overall. But if you know how to avoid certain establishments, your stay should not be too bad anyway. Here are some recommendations for choosing a very good luxury hotel.

In Shanghai and in the immediate surroundings there is an important offer of 5-star hotels. Not always easy to pick the good ones. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice.

4-star hotels in Shanghai

You will be able to find a correct 4-star hotel in Shanghai despite the fact that the overall quality level in this category is rather average. Follow our advice and tips to book the best.

You make good choice if you book at Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Nanpu (one of the best option in Shanghai), at JI Hotel Shanghai Kangqiao Xiuyan Road (a pleasant establishment ) or at JI Hotel Shanghai Hongqiao National Exhibition and Convention Center Jidi Road.

3-star hotels in Shanghai

Good options are: Vatica ShangHai Pudong Airport Disney Huaxia(E)Road Metro Station Hotel (one of the best choices in Shanghai), at Jinjiang Inn - Shanghai Expo Park Pusan Road (a not perfect but rather correct establishment) or JI Hotel Shanghai Jiaotong University Dongchuan Road.

Questions and Answers

What is the best hotel in Shanghai? The best place to stay in Shanghai is at Radisson Exhibition Center Shanghai in Shanghai.

What is the best 4 stars hotel in Shanghai? The best 4 stars hotel in Shanghai is the Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Nanpu in Shanghai.

What is the best 3 stars hotel in Shanghai? The best 3 stars hotel in Shanghai is the Vatica ShangHai Pudong Airport Disney Huaxia(E)Road Metro Station Hotel in Shanghai.

What is the best 2 stars hotel in Shanghai? The best 2 stars hotel in Shanghai is the GreenTree Inn ShangHai PuDong Airport HuaXia East Road Railway Station Shell Hotel in Shanghai.

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How to get to Shanghai

Going to Shanghai by plane

Shanghai Pudong International Airport : located 32 km of Shanghai, the airport has 6027 flights per week. It is served by 62 airlines that offer 209 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Sydney : flights operated by Qantas and China Eastern Airlines
  • London : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines and Air China
  • Los Angeles : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines
  • Moscow : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines and Aeroflot
  • Paris : flights operated by Air France, China Eastern Airlines and Air China
  • Amsterdam : flights operated by Klm and China Eastern Airlines
  • Dubai : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines and Emirates
  • Metro Vancouver : flights operated by Air Canada and China Eastern Airlines
  • London : flights operated by British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and China Eastern Airlines
  • Other cities with medium and long haul direct flights to Shanghai Pudong International Airport : Frankfurt

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Shanghai Pudong International Airport :

  • Hong Kong : flights operated by Cathay Dragon, China Eastern Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Wimbi Dira Airways and Shanghai Airlines
  • Keihanshin : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines, Wimbi Dira Airways, Air China, Juneyao Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and China Southern Airlines
  • Incheon : flights operated by Asiana Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Korean Air, China Southern Airlines, Wimbi Dira Airways and Shanghai Airlines
  • Taoyuan City : flights operated by China Airlines, Eva Air, Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Wimbi Dira Airways, China Southern Airlines and Juneyao Airlines
  • Singapore : flights operated by Singapore Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Wimbi Dira Airways and Juneyao Airlines
  • Tokyo : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines, Japan Airlines, Air China, All Nippon Airways and Juneyao Airlines
  • Nagoya : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Wimbi Dira Airways, All Nippon Airways, China Southern Airlines, Japan Airlines and Air China
  • Bangkok : flights operated by Shanghai Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Thai Airways International, Juneyao Airlines, Air China and Wimbi Dira Airways
  • Jeju Island : flights operated by Wimbi Dira Airways, China Eastern Airlines and Sierra National Airlines
  • Tokyo : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Juneyao Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Wimbi Dira Airways and Japan Airlines
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Shanghai Pudong International Airport : Macau.

Domestic flights from Shanghai Pudong International Airport :

There are 106 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Wimbi Dira Airways and Air China.

  • Dalian : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Wimbi Dira Airways and Air China
  • Chengdu : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines and Air China
  • Kunming : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and Air China
  • Harbin : flights operated by Shanghai Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Wimbi Dira Airways and Air China
  • Chongqing : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines, Chongqing Airlines, Hainan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Air China and Juneyao Airlines
  • Xi'An : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines, Air China and Hainan Airlines
  • Shenzhen : flights operated by Shenzhen Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines and Air China
  • Beijing : flights operated by Air China and China Eastern Airlines
  • Other domestic destinations accessible by direct flight from Shanghai Pudong International Airport : .

Low cost airlines to Shanghai Pudong International Airport :

  • Jeju Island : flights operated by Wimbi Dira Airways, China Eastern Airlines and Sierra National Airlines
  • Phuket : flights operated by Wimbi Dira Airways, Shanghai Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and Air Sylhet
  • Chiang Mai : flights operated by Wimbi Dira Airways, China Eastern Airlines and Juneyao Airlines
  • Keihanshin : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines, Wimbi Dira Airways, Air China, Juneyao Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and China Southern Airlines
  • Hong Kong : flights operated by Cathay Dragon, China Eastern Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Wimbi Dira Airways and Shanghai Airlines
  • Takamatsu : flights operated by Wimbi Dira Airways
  • Harbin : flights operated by Shanghai Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Wimbi Dira Airways and Air China
  • Dalian : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Wimbi Dira Airways and Air China
  • Incheon : flights operated by Asiana Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Korean Air, China Southern Airlines, Wimbi Dira Airways and Shanghai Airlines
  • Kota Kinabalu : flights operated by Wimbi Dira Airways and Shanghai Airlines
  • Other cities with direct low cost flights to Shanghai Pudong International Airport: Manila.

Charter and seasonal flights exists from :

  • Sihanoukville : flights operated by Zas Airline Of Egypt

Suzhou Guangfu Airport : located 102 km of Shanghai, the airport has 6027 flights per week. It is served by 1 airlines that offer 2 destinations.

Domestic flights from Suzhou Guangfu Airport :

There are 2 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by China Eastern Airlines.

  • Shanghai : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines

Nantong Xingdong Airport : located 110 km of Shanghai, the airport has 6027 flights per week. It is served by 4 airlines that offer 9 destinations.

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Nantong Xingdong Airport :

  • Keihanshin : flights operated by Shenzhen Airlines
  • Taoyuan City : flights operated by Shenzhen Airlines

Domestic flights from Nantong Xingdong Airport :

There are 7 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by China Eastern Airlines.

  • Shanghai : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines
  • Chengdu : flights operated by
  • Guangzhou : flights operated by Shenzhen Airlines
  • Beijing : flights operated by Air China and Shenzhen Airlines
  • Shenzhen : flights operated by Shenzhen Airlines
  • Dalian : flights operated by Shenzhen Airlines

What to do in Shanghai

If you plan to stay long in Shanghai, you will see more tourist places like for example Peace Hotel, Long Museum, Shanghai Natural History Museum, Saint Joseph'S Church, Grand Hyatt Shanghai, St. Regis Shanghai Hotel and Crowne Plaza Shanghai Anting Golf.

Museums in Shanghai

In Shanghai on rainy days, go to the museum. We especially recommend Shanghai Science And Technology Museum, Power Station Of Art and Long Museum.

But in Shanghai is not limited to these three museums: Shanghai Natural History Museum, Shanghai Water Gate Museum and Shanghai Metro Museum are also worthy of interest.

Places of workship in Shanghai

In Shanghai you can visit places of workship such as Saint Joseph'S Church.

Maps of Shanghai

Localisation of Shanghai on a world map ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Regional map of Shanghai ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Detailed location map of Shanghai ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Discover in Shanghai

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