Kathmandu to Shanghai Flights – From the Capital of Nepal to the Financial Hub of China
China’s largest city and the birthplace of its Communist Party, Shanghai is a multifaceted city and buzzing tourist destination with exhilarating sightseeing spots, rich historic regions, traditional pagodas, lush parks, serene gardens, world-class museums and more. Positioned at the Yangtze river’s mouth, the city also provides great opportunities to explore by water. Shanghai prides itself on its state-of-the-art international airport and efficient transit system including a modern high-speed rail/metro. When in Shanghai, you cannot miss out on The Bund, Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Longhua Pagoda, Oriental Pearl Tower, Jin Mao Tower, China Art Museum and Shanghai Wild Animal Park.
Did you know? The 113-kilometer long Huangpu River dividing Shanghai in half is ice free and never freezes, no matter how low temperatures dip!
How to reach Shanghai from Kathmandu
Various international airlines like Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern, Thai Airways International, Etihad Airways, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, etc. operate from Kathmandu to Shanghai. Shanghai has two airports – The Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. From both airports, you can take either a shuttle bus or a taxi to enter the city. In case of the latter, ensure you pay by meter. Since the airport is quite at a distance from downtown, a flat rate may not be feasible. Some hotel shuttle buses are available, either free or at reasonable rates. At Pudong Airport, numerous Airport Express Bus routes connect to downtown.
Best time to travel to Shanghai
The best time to travel to Shanghai is the cool autumn (October-November) or spring (March-May). In autumn, it is sunny, less humid, temperatures are comfortable, and there’s little or no rain. The spring has cleaner air and mild temperatures. Spring visits to Shanghai will let you see Shanghai's stunning flower gardens and lush green spaces in their peak, a welcome relief from the city hustle. If visiting for the first time, stay in the city center near the Bund.
China Southern Airlines offers outstanding services for special needs passengers. For elderly passengers (65+) with limited mobility, the airline can arrange (on request) special equipment to board, plus pick-up and drop at departure/destination airport. The airline also provides free baby cradles during some long-haul flights and free meals too.
Enjoy delicious free meals on Etihad Airways, and Thai Airways International. On Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, and Dragonair, you can enjoy great inflight entertainment. China Eastern lets you stay connected by offering internet (paid), in addition to all these facilities. Web check-in is available with all these airlines.
• Which airlines offer cheap air tickets from Kathmandu to Shanghai?
Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Thai Airways, and Etihad Airways offer cheap air tickets from Kathmandu to Shanghai.
• What is the time taken to reach Shanghai from Kathmandu?
The average travel time to Shanghai from Kathmandu is approximately 8 hours 30 minutes on a one-stop flight. No non-stop flights operate on this route.
• What is the time difference between Kathmandu and Shanghai?
Shanghai is 2 hours and 15 minutes ahead of Kathmandu.
• What are the major layover airports for connecting flights from Kathmandu to Shanghai?
Chengdu and Kunming and are the major layover airports.
• When is the first flight from Kathmandu to Shanghai?
The first departure to Shanghai from Kathmandu is at 11.10 AM on Air Cargo Services.
• When is the last flight from Kathmandu to Shanghai?
The last flight to Shanghai from Kathmandu is at 11:15 PM on China Southern Airlines.
• What are the airport codes for Kathmandu and Shanghai?
The airport code for Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport is KTM. For Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, the codes are PVG and SHA respectively.
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