As China’s second largest city, Shanghai is a difficult place for travelers coming in on flight deals to navigate. Luckily, Shanghai has travelers in mind, because transportation options are plenty and affordable, depending on which route you decide to take.
There are a few ways to get around Shanghai via car once you arrive on Shanghai flight deals. The first, and easiest, is to rent a car from the airport or local vendor by the airport terminals. Though this is a fast way to acquire transportation, it is very expensive; not to mention difficult maneuvering through traffic and streets of Shanghai. To save yourself the hassle of finding your way through the city or even learning the traffic signals, there is the option of taxis. Taxis are relatively inexpensive in Shanghai and they won’t undo all the savings you earned with the airline discount to Shanghai. The basic taxi fare is $1.35 USD, which takes you a fairly far distance.
If driving around or dealing with a taxi is not in your budget, Shanghai offers bus travel to travelers. The only drawback to bus travel, however, is the fact that most bus guides are not written in English, which means you will have to try to fare your best at Chinese in order to find your way around the city. Bus terminals are located all over, including the airport and major hotels nearby.
The subway or Metro, in Shanghai is one of the best ways for locals and tourists on Shanghai cheap flights to get around town. There is no need for an English guide because the maps are rather self-explanatory for subway rails. The only downside, however, is as of 2010 the Shanghai subways are going under massive renovations, which are expected to take several years for completion. That means that not all stops or even terminals will be open, which can cause havoc on an inexperienced Shanghai traveler’s schedule.
If you came in on low fares to Shanghai, you might be interested in exploring other cities surrounding Shanghai as well. Luckily, Shanghai’s rail system connects to others throughout China with two main hubs located within Shanghai itself. You can take a sleeper car or standard car, depending on how long you plan to travel. When traveling from Shanghai to Beijing for example, plan on spending at least 12 hours in the train car.