Sunset over Shanghai
The Chinese economic metropolis Shanghai is a city you should not miss seeing. If you dare, it's best to take a rental car. With a rental car you are flexible in Shanghai and can drive independently to your desired destinations. You can find the right rental car for your trip to Shanghai on Driveboo.com. Our portal compares the offers of the car rental companies and displays the best price for your rental car. You can book the car from the comfort of your own home.
Shanghai can be reached via two airports. Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) is now mainly served by domestic flights. If you are arriving from abroad, you will arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). The two airports are about 40 km apart. There is a direct bus connection between SHA Airport and PVG Airport.
|Airport designation||IATA code|
|Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport||SHA|
|Shanghai Pudong International Airport||PVG|
Road traffic in Shanghai
When you arrive at one of Shanghai's airports, there are several ways to get to the center.
Both the lettering and the announcements on the trains are in Chinese and English. So you should have no problems getting off at the right station.
You want to see Shanghai from above (not from an airplane)? Then you should definitely drive to the Shanghai Tower by rental car. The fastest elevator in the world takes you to the viewing platform at 552 metres above sea level. From up there you have a gigantic view over the Chinese metropolis. But the skyscraper is not only convincing from above. If you want to enjoy an unforgettable view of Shanghai's skyline, the best thing to do is to go to The Bund, Shanghai's long riverside promenade. From this magnificent boulevard you have a fantastic view of Pudong.
View of the Shanghai Tower
View of the Shanghai Tower of The Bun
What would a trip to Shanghai be without a visit to the Yu Garden? The Yuyuan is considered one of the most beautiful Feng Shui gardens in southeast China. The garden is located near Old Street, in the middle of the old city of Shanghai. Over the zigzag bridge you can reach the tea house Huxingting, where you can treat yourself to a cup of tea.
A visit to one of the water villages in and around Shanghai is a real adventure that you should not miss. Change from a rental car to a boat and immerse yourself in another world. The most famous water village in Shanghai is the Zhujiajiao Water Village. There are waterways, traditional residences and 36 old bridges. The Zhouzhuang water village is most popular with tourists. So if you're not afraid of chaos and like to get into the hustle and bustle, you've come to the right place. The water village has over 900 years of history and is ideal for taking beautiful holiday photos.
Discovering Zhujiajiao Water Village
Streetfood in Zhujiajiao Water Village
Restaurants in Zhouzhuang Water Village