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With its 24 million inhabitants, its exceptional geographical location on the Pacific Ocean, and its impressive skyscrapers, Shanghai is a destination that makes travellers around the world dream. Discover the bubbling Chinese megalopolis that has turned into a futuristic city within the last decade…
Lyon (LYS)—Shanghai (PVG) flight
Book a Lyon Shanghai flight from Lyon-Saint Exupéry
Fly to Shanghai, the largest city in China and book a flight from Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport. Several airlines offer this destination. Also, several flights with stopovers are available throughout the year departing from Lyon.
Prepare your trip to Shanghai
Formalities for travelling
To go to Shanghai you will need a passport and a visa, as well as photocopies of your hotel reservations or accommodation certificate if you are hosted by individuals, and round-trip tickets or airline reservations.
The passport must be valid 6 months after the date of the visa application. It must have at least two consecutive blank pages.
Nationals of 45 countries, including France, can be exempted from visas if they are in transit less than 144 hours in Shanghai.
Services at Shanghai Airport
Shanghai has two international airports: Shanghai Hongqiao and Shanghai Pudong. Flights from Lyon arrive in Pudong. It offers various services.
- Services on Arrival
The local currency is the Yuan. Several foreign exchange offices are present at the airport and four banks are situated near international departures.
Car rental: Shanghai Bashi’s car rental office, open from 9 am to 8:30 pm, is located at gate 9 of international arrivals. Conventional rental companies like Avis or Hertz are also present.
- Services on Departure
Many restaurants, cafes and bars are located on the 3rd level of both terminals. There are many fast-food outlets and restaurants serving local and international dishes.
On the shopping end of things, two shopping centres are installed at the 3rd level of both terminals. Souvenir, designer, and duty-free stores allow one to go shopping.
For amenities, babies enjoy changing rooms that are installed in the terminals as well as spaces where they can eat. A pharmacy is open at the 3rd level of the terminal. Transit beds can be used on an hourly basis.
For luggage, left-luggage offices are available for travellers at both terminals.
Transfer from airport to Shanghai
Pudong International Airport is approximately 30 kilometres from downtown Shanghai. There are four ways to get there: the Maglev train, taxi, metro or bus.
- The maglev high-speed train takes travellers to the city in just 8 minutes. It runs between 6:45 am and 9:40 pm.
- The most economical solution is line 2 of the metro, which runs between 6:30 am and 9 pm and takes you to the People’s Square in 1:15 hours. Transferring trains is required along the way.
- Buses run from the airport to the city centre in 1 hour/1:30 hour. They run from 6:30 am to 11 pm from the airport and from 5:30 am to 9:30 pm to the airport.
- Of course, many taxis travel to Shanghai city centre in about an hour. Be sure to check the meter upon boarding the vehicle.
Useful information about Shanghai
- Pudong International Airport
Latitude : 31.1443439
Longitude : 121.808273