Holidays to Shanghai

Once a bastion of Western influence in the 19th and 20th century Orient, Shanghai has remained on the cutting edge of Chinese politics, commerce, and culture. And, now, tourism. The Bund , Shanghai’s riverside walk (and textbook example of good urban planning) along old colonial Art Deco, Romanesque Revival, and …

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How to get to Shanghai

Here's what you need to know about getting to Shanghai. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Shanghai takes 12 hours, 5 minutes.

When to go to Shanghai

Typical Holiday Price

£4506 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Shanghai varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - October is the cheapest month to go to Shanghai.

Where to stay in Shanghai

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Shanghai, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Shanghai

Verlisia | Trip by SkyscannerThe Bund (外滩)
The Bund (外滩)
Liam Liu | Trip by SkyscannerYu Yuan Gardens (豫园)
Yu Yuan Gardens (豫园)
Verlisia | Trip by SkyscannerNanJing Road (南京路)
NanJing Road (南京路)
stephenhanafin | FlickrOriental Pearl TV Tower
Oriental Pearl TV Tower
秀丽 陈 | Trip by SkyscannerXintiandi (新天地)
Xintiandi (新天地)
Lydia | Trip by SkyscannerTianzifang
Liam Liu | Trip by SkyscannerFrench Concession (上海法租界)
French Concession (上海法租界)
Wesley Fryer | FlickrPeople's Square (人民广场)
People's Square (人民广场)
Jon L. | Trip by SkyscannerShanghai Museum
Shanghai Museum
Verlisia | Trip by SkyscannerShanghai World Financial Center (上海环球金融中心)
Shanghai World Financial Center (上海环球金融中心)

Reviews of Shanghai

Natalka K
Natalka K

Shanghai can offer something to everyone. Modern cosmopolitan city with lots of historical parts . International cuisine, vibrant art scene.. you name it!

Nursinah Ananda
Nursinah Ananda

Loved everything about Shanghai. Very nice scenery at night and The Bund is a must to see.

Anne Lowrey
Anne LowreySan Francisco

Shanghai makes for a great introduction to mainland China. Although it can still be overwhelming, it's easier to get around more western Shanghai -- while still absorbing so much Chinese culture and history -- than in other parts of the country. Make sure you see the French Concession area, and enjoy some xiao long bao!

Anna Penner-Ray
Anna Penner-RayHelena

I've been to Shanghai four times, for thee-day weekends when I lived in Beijing. I went there to visit Disneyland, and loved staying at a hotel called the Home Inn (Kangqiao Xiuyan Road Metro Station) 如家快捷酒店(上海康桥秀沿路地铁站店)(原秀沿路工业园区店) because it was affordable, close to the park, and lets foreigners stay there.

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