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Book flights from Shanghai to Athens with Qatar Airways
Arriving in Athens
The cradle of modern civilisation, the birthplace of democracy – Athens has to be one of the most influential and iconic destinations in the world. Book a flight to Athens with Qatar Airways and you’ll quickly discover why this extraordinary city is so important not just to the history of Europe, but to its future as well.
Filled with incredible historical sites, Athens is also a modern, working city that is home to nearly four million people.
But it’s the history that most visitors come to experience, and immersing yourself in the relics of the past is a great way to understand so much more about our own modern civilisation, as well as Greece’s incredible past.
Athens packs in the attractions, and at the top of most visitors’ lists has to be the Acropolis, a World Heritage site and standing proud above the city itself. For the best overall view of Athens, especially at sunset, head to Lykavittos Hill.
It’s a hot, dusty climb, but on a clear day you can see beyond the port of Piraeus and out to the islands of Aegina and the Peloponnese.
Back in the city, the Ancient Agora is home to some of the best-preserved temples and monuments from the Bronze Age, and the magnificent Temple of Zeus with its towering columns.
Modern Athens has plenty to offer as well, with dozens of museums and galleries to explore. The best way to see Athens is to take an open-top tour of the city by bus.
Flights to Athens with Qatar Airways land at Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Athens please check the visa and passport requirements.
Travel in style when you book flights from Shanghai to Athens with Qatar Airways, and to discover just how enjoyable air travel can be. Our select range of luxury services will put you at your ease and take the stress out of your journey to the beautiful Greek capital, with an attentive and professional cabin crew fulfil all your travel needs. Dine on delicious cuisine in spacious seating, and arrive in Athens completely refreshed.
The jewel in the crown of Classical Greece, Athens was a powerhouse of creativity in the first European Renaissance of the 5th century BC. Much of its legacy is still with us, in political theory and cultural norms as well as in its monumental remains. The huge modern city, still overlooked by the mighty Acropolis and Parthenon, is full of places of interest to visit after you arrive with Qatar Airways. You can explore the shops, restaurants and museums on foot, or use the efficient tram system to get around.
Flying from Shanghai
China’s capital is one of the most extraordinary locations on earth, and its airport is just as incredible.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport connects with 189 international destinations, and is one of the busiest in the world.
However, the Chinese dedication to customer service means that passengers flying from Shanghai with Qatar Airways will experience a warm and friendly (if slightly formal) welcome and a standard of personal service that makes the experience one to remember.
Transportation and parking
The airport is large, but fortunately the network of ground transport including buses and train connections make it easy to find your way around.
Connections to the airport from Shanghai itself are also excellent, and passengers can travel to the airport by bus, taxi or the extraordinary Maglev (magnetic levitation) train line, which is an incredible feat of technological engineering. The Metro also connects downtown Shanghai to the airport.
Be aware that many taxi drivers will not speak English, so it may be advisable to ask your hotel to book a taxi for you. Parking is reasonable, with various parking areas near the terminals for both short and long-term stays.
Arriving at Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Passengers flying from Shanghai with Qatar Airways will depart from Terminal 2. The terminal has a very spacious lounge for departures.
You should arrive approximately two hours before your flight is due to leave, but expect delays.
Facilities and amenities
There are limited facilities in terminal 2 for departure passengers. A small selection of retail outlets sell local goods and a range of accessories and some luxury goods.
A duty free shop provides a typical selection of goods including perfumes, and there are some food and drink vendors selling local delicacies.
A select number of restaurants offer more substantial meals, and cuisine is almost exclusively Asian in nature.