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Compare Cheap Auckland to Shanghai Flights
Do not let the distance between these two locations fool you, as plenty of airline companies offer direct Auckland to Shanghai flights. You will find yourself exploring this magical city in no time, as the shortest flights have a flight duration of just around 12 hours! This makes it perfect if you wish to explore a distant culture, while avoiding ridiculously long flights. Shanghai is a hip, cool holiday destination, as this booming metropolis serves as the centre of the new, western-oriented movement in China. Shanghai offers a truly unique architecture, a variety of entertainment areas, and of course, you mustn’t forget to taste the exotic Chinese cuisine! Enjoy the fantastic blend of modernity and heritage in this magical city.
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Things to do in Shanghai
With a nickname like “Oriental Paris” you can be sure that Shanghai offers amazing shopping opportunities. A variety of booming commercial streets as well as shopping centres are waiting for you. Nanjing Road, and Huaihai Road are perfect if you have a modern taste in fashion, while the Xujiahui Shopping Centre and the Yuyuan Shopping City offer something for everyone. A visit to this city is not complete without trying out the local food. Shanghai offers premium restaurants which serve traditional Sichuan, Hunan, Beijing, and the local Benbang dishes. For travellers not looking to eat something exotic, plenty of western restaurants are available as well. Night owls will also find this city to be an ideal destination. Embark on a scenic night cruise on the Huangpu River, or visit The Bund, a lovely waterfront area. Art buffs should visit the Grand Theatre, as well as the Oriental Art Centre for a glimpse into the art scene of this city.
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Departing From Auckland
Auckland Airport serves around 20 million people each year. This airport is the hub for Air New Zealand and is the busiest airport in the country. It is situated 20 kilometres from Auckland.
Getting to Auckland Airport (AKL)
The Auckland Airport can be reached via the city’s non-stop SkyBus service. This convenient ride will cost you $20NZD for a one-way ticket, or $35NZD for a return ticket. The route 31 bus, as well as the 380 Airporter Bus are also a good choice if you are situated in Manukau, Mangere, or Onehunga. Taxi rides are available as well, and will cost you from $NZD50 to $NZD70.
Arriving in Shanghai
Flights to Shanghai will land at the Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG). As much as 70 million passengers go through this airport each year. It is located just over 40 kilometres from the CBD.
How to Get from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Your Shanghai Hotel or Accommodation
The Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) offers plenty of transportation options for its passengers. For a convenient, economically-friendly choice you should opt for taking the city train. A train ticket from the airport to the Longyuan Road station will cost you only $17NZD, and will take around 8 minutes or less. Another popular option is using a taxi service. Metered taxis are available at the airport, however, make sure to have your destination written in Chinese for your driver. Shuttle buses are a good choice as well. A shared-ride via the shuttle will cost you around $6NZD.
How to Get from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) to Your Shanghai Hotel or Accommodation
The Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is much closer to the CBD, and can be reached in 20 minutes or so. Among the best choices of reaching your hotel from this airport is the local bus. This is the cheapest option, for sure, as a one way ticket will only cost you around $7NZD. You can also opt for a taxi service, which should also be fairly cheap, thanks to the airport’s proximity to the CBD.
The best time to visit Shanghai
Shanghai is at its best in the months of October and November. This is when the temperatures stay cool and pleasant, and the summer crowds have cleared out. This is also when you will find less precipitation in this city, so sightseeing will be ideal. Hotel prices also drop significantly during the second week of October. Another good choice is Shanghai’s winter, from December to March. This is when you can find the cheapest hotel rates, and ticket prices, but make sure to pack some warm clothes, as temperatures can dip to under 10 degrees. The stunning blossoms make the spring in Shanghai another good choice, and you will also be pleasantly surprised by the many festivals present during this time. June to September is probably not the best time to visit this city as this is when the temperatures are the hottest, and rainfall is frequent.