Cheap Flights to Shanghai from the UK
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Student flights from the UK to Shanghai
If you’re going to Shanghai, you should know it is the most populated city in the entire world, and the chances for adventure in a place like this are endless.
Its many cocktail bars rival the likes of London and New York, it’s home to the world’s second-largest skyscraper and the food scene is not to be missed. So it’s a lucky thing that flights to Shanghai for students are low right now.
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What are the main Shanghai airports, and how do I get from them to central Shanghai?
Shanghai has two main airports, Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA). Both of which are served by a multitude of transport options into central Shanghai.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)
Pudong International Airport is located around 19 miles east of central Shanghai and has a number of transport options for you to choose from. Take an airport shuttle, the Metro, a bus, a cab or the high-speed Maglev Train (the first in the world). Depending on where you’re travelling within the city the cost of your journey can vary from 2 to 30 CNY.
Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA)
Lying only eight miles west of central Shanghai is Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. At this airport you can find the following transport options: airport shuttle and public buses, taxis, car rental and the Metro lines 2 and 10. A single ticket price from the airport into central Shanghai using the Metro can cost between 3 and 9 CNY.
When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the UK to Shanghai?
Prices based on bookings made 30-60 DAYS days prior to departure.
Shanghai universities and campuses
Studying abroad in China may not be the typical choice for British students. But it is an option to be taken seriously. Especially when it comes to studying abroad in Shanghai. The city is a major hub for higher education in China and is home to some of the most prestigious schools in the country.
Some of the top universities in Shanghai that accept British students include Fudan University, East China Normal University and Shanghai Jiaotong University.
Shanghai lifestyle and culture
Shanghai is not only the most populous city in Asia but also in the world. For those who have not visited Shanghai before you’ll discover it’s a real East-meets-West experience. This fusion and juxtaposition between cultures are clearly apparent when exploring the city. One minute you’ll be walking among glamorous shopping malls and skyscrapers. And the next minute you’ll find yourself amongst Buddhist temples or experiencing traditional Chinese culture in the Old City.
Exploring Shanghai on a student budget
Shanghai is home to luxurious hotels and expensive restaurants. But that doesn’t mean you can’t explore Shanghai on a student on a budget. In fact, it’s pretty easy to do so. Swap pricey accommodation for a budget hotel or hostel. And opt for meals in local restaurants if you want to save money when eating out.
There are also heaps of activities that you can take part in for free whilst in Shanghai. Take a walk along the Bund to capture the complete view of Shanghai’s skyline. Visit one of the cities free museums; Rockbund Art Museum for art lovers, Shanghai Natural History museum for dinosaur and fossil lovers and the Shanghai Museum is the perfect spot for the culture vultures among you.