15 January, 2018
Shanghai is China in a microcosm. All the sizzling soy noodles, pork bellies and wontons you could ask for burst from its heady food courts. The most UFO-like skyscrapers sprout from the neon-hazed blocks of Pudong. Colonial history oozes from the regal hotel facades along the Huangpu River. And you can delve into ancient water towns where gabled temples and dynastic pagodas keep watch over rickshaw-rattling lanes. All that immersion and more awaits those who seek out cheap flights to Shanghai from Australia. Thankfully, there are countless options, with lots of nonstop links from big hubs like Sydney, and extra single-stop ticket deals throughout the whole year.
Shanghai's historic anchor is the Bund. Walk the tree-shaded promenade and glance up for colonial and Art Deco buildings aplenty.
Get a moment of calm in the metropolis by making for Yu Garden, where lily-padded ponds and pavilions converge on holy rockeries.
The soaring Space Module observation point has sweeping city views more than 300 meters up in this strange and awe-inspiring Shanghai skyscraper.
Currently, March/2020 is the cheapest month to take a flight to Shanghai.
Qantas Airways and China Eastern fly direct between Australia and Shanghai.
Hainan Airlines is the cheapest airline to fly to Shanghai from Australia.
The best airline to fly between Australia and Shanghai is Singapore Airlines. Qantas Airways is the best if you want non-stop flights. The best low-cost airline is AirAsia.