Practical Information about Shanghai
Transportation from Shanghai
Shanghai, the largest city in China is served by two airports: Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Hong Qiao International Airport. Shanghai Pudong International Airport is located at about 30 kms from the city center and the Hong Qiao International Airport is located at about 16 kms from the city center.
Major Airlines: China Southern, China Eastern, Air China, Singapore, Qantas, United, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia, Asiana, Korean Air etc. China Eastern, Singapore Airlines etc have frequent direct flights from Thailand to Shanghai
Major Airports: from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) or Don Muang International Airport (DMK)/ Arrival at Shanghai Hong Qiao International Airport (SHA) or Pudong International Airport (PVG)
Local Time: Local time is GMT +8.
Currency: The currency used in Shanghai is the Yuan (CNY). Banks are closed on weekends. Major credit cards are accepted and there are very few ATMs the farther you travel from the city center.
Communication: The international dialing number for Shanghai is +86. Internet cafes can be found through Taipei, and most hotels in Taipei have internet access in their rooms.
Electricity: Electrical current is 220 volts, 50Hz. Plug types may be irregular but the most common are the two-pin flat blade and three-pin flat blade. It is wise to carry an adapter.