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Shanghai pagoda at night

Flights to Shanghai

Chinese temples and modern high-rises

Shanghai is a modern city with a rich history. Book flights to Shanghai and discover the many faces of this fascinating metropolis. Speed from the airport to the city at 430 kilometres per hour on the Shanghai Maglev Train. For stunning views over the city, take the lift to the top of the Shanghai World Financial Centre. Traditional China can be found in the antique shops on Dontai Road or in the Yuyuan gardens, where you can sip delicious tea in an authentic teahouse.

Experience the old China in modern attire

Shanghai’s architecture ranges from ultra-modern high-rises to centuries-old Chinese temples, and everything in between. The city’s oldest buildings can be found along the Bund and include examples from the French colonial period. A walk along this wide promenade is an absolute must. You should also visit the Jade Buddha Temple and join in with the local people from around Fuoxen Park who spend their free time here. The symbol of modern Shanghai is the Oriental Pearl TV Tower with its coloured balls. The tower is home to various attractions, but naturally the most important of these is the glorious view of the city it affords. Shanghai is the ideal destination for a city trip and the perfect starting point for a longer holiday in China. Expect to be surprised: book a flight to Shanghai now!

Delicious food and unbridled dancing

Shanghai becomes even more vibrant after sunset. Enjoy delicious Chinese specialities in the city’s many restaurants; smaller-scale restaurants can be found in the old city. Looking for something chic? The Bund promenade has numerous fine dining restaurants. It is also home to several nightclubs and trendy rooftop bars with wonderful views of the Huangpu River and glistening skyline of Shanghai.

Flights to Shanghai for a unique city trip

Looking for a cheap flight to Shanghai? With KLM, your holiday begins the moment you step onboard. Your journey will fly by with your own entertainment set on intercontinental flights: free films, games and music. Enjoy our selection of snacks or a tasty dinner and drinks. Add in our many handy extra services (some available for a supplement) and you’ll be in China before you know it.

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Practical info about Shanghai

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

Read everything about the airport

Getting around the city

How to get around in Shanghai


Visa and health care

Visa and health information


China currency is the Renminbi Yuan (CNY), which is divided into 10 chiao/jiao or 100 fen. Make sure you exchange your leftover Yuan before returning home because this currency can only be exchanged within China's borders. Foreign cash can be exchanged in cities at the Bank of China. Banks are closed weekends. The larger hotels and the special 'Friendship Stores' designed for foreigners will accept most Western currencies for purchases. Major credit cards are accepted in the main cities, but acceptance may be limited in more rural areas. ATMs are scarce outside the main cities.


Local time is GMT +8.


Electrical current is 220 volts, 50Hz. Plug types vary but the two-pin flat blade and oblique three-pin flat blade plugs are common. Adapters are generally required.


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