Shanghai is a whirlwind of a city mixing tradition and futuristic exuberance – there's something here for solo travellers, couples and families alike. Read more...
Melbourne to Shanghai Flights
As a great family attraction, the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the world. Since opening in 2002, the aquarium receives more than 1 million visitors a year keen to explore the 9 thematic zones within the complex. There are more than 450 species representing 5 continents and 4 oceans on display, with the marine life housed in environments reminiscent of their natural ecosystems. Big ticket attractions include the Chinese giant salamander, spotted seals and tawny nurse sharks.
The family might also enjoy the Shanghai Wild Animal Park in the Nanhui District. There are more than 200 animals eager to entertain visitors including white rhinoceros, leopards, pandas and tigers. The zoo features a section to walk through for a close inspection and a bus only area to appreciate the less docile creatures. There are also shows to keep the family entertained throughout the day.
Scheduled to open in 2016, Shanghai Disneyland is set to become a major attraction for the city.
Shanghai Airport (PVG)
Flights from Australia to Shanghai will disembark at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) is Shanghai's primary international airport and a major hub for travel to China. Spanning 40 square kilometres, Shanghai Pudong International is open 24 hours a day and is also a main hub for China Eastern Airlines.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Book your Shanghai Airport accommodation.
Getting to Shanghai
There are many airlines that offer flights to Shanghai from Australia. Direct flights from Sydney and Melbourne take around 11 hours. Flights from Brisbane via Hong Kong, Singapore, Guangzhou or Sydney take between 12 and 15 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Perth via Hong Kong, Singapore, Guangzhou take between 11 and 13 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Shanghai
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Shanghai from Australia include:
For more information on Shanghai holidays check out our Shanghai travel guide.
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