Tell me More About Shanghai
Shanghai is the biggest city by population in the world and also the world’s largest container port. It’s located in the delta of one of the world’s longest rivers, the Yangtze and is considered to be the showpiece of modern China. It has much to interest tourists too including the ever-changing Pudong skyline and the historic landmarks of the old city including the Bund and Yuyuan Gardens. Much of its trading history can be seen along the old wharf of the river where 19th and 20th century warehouses have been converted into entertainment venues.
How do I get into Shanghai?
Shanghai has two airports, one domestic and one international. Pudong is the international airport and takes flights from all over the world including the US
, Australasia, Asia, Africa and Europe. Three airlines operate flights out of London Heathrow
daily including ones from Virgin and BA. Once in Shanghai, the innovative mag-lev train whisks you into the city centre in minutes or you can choose to collect a hire car at Pudong Airport to give you flexible travel during your stay.
What is the Airport Like?
The airport is huge and currently undergoing further expansion which will double its capacity by 2015. The airport is the only one in China that operates 24 hours a day and it has an excellent range of facilities including shopping malls, food courts, banks and much more. Many travellers compare the airport to a small town such is its size as the airport covers a fifteen square mile site.
Shanghai has two airports, Hongqiao, serving domestic flights and Pudong serving international flights.