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Known as the ‘Paris of the East’

Shanghai is China’s largest city with futuristic skyscrapers and a fascinating heritage.

Essential information for Shanghai

Local time


Flag of China
Cantonese and English


Chinese Yuan
Official currency of China

Flight information

Shanghai (PVG)
Direct flight

Flight schedule

  • Fly to Shanghai daily from London Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic.
are our main partner airline

Do I need a visa?

Yes, British citizens require a visa for travel to China.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Getting around

Shanghai serves as an important air, rail, road and water transport hub in eastern China. The frequent flights, trains and buses make one's visit a breeze. The urban transportation is also quite satisfactory. Convenient taxis, buses, subway trains etc. can take you to any corner of the city.

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