Travel from Shanghai
Closer to the city centre than Pudong Airport, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is the main domestic airport of Shanghai and features limited international flights from Shanghai as well.
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is situated adjacent to the main railway station, Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, which is a major hub for three high-speed railways. The airport is also served by three metro stations, that provide a direct link to the city centre and connections to other parts of the city as well. Taxi companies provide transportation to the airport, as do city buses. There is also a minibus route. Parking options available at the airport also make it possible to drive yourself to catch your flights from Shanghai to Washington.
While you are waiting to board your flights from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, you can find anything you want to eat at the airport, from fast foods and local fare to fine dining. Designer clothing and goods, from Chanel to Prada, fill the outlets, and duty-free stores are well-supplied with smoking accoutrements, books and souvenirs. Trendy kiosks are packed with plenty of touristy trinkets to pick from before heading out to board your plane.
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Airports in Washington D.C.
Washington D.C. is the thriving metropolitan capital of the United States. Every year, millions of people travel to the city for business, politics, and holiday. Arranging your trip to the capital city is easier when you go through ebookers for your flight. The District of Columbia is served by three airports. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia, is the closest to the city centre Washington at four miles from the city centre. It serves Alaska, American, Continental, and many other carriers. Dulles International (IAD) is twenty-six miles away in Sterling, Virginia, and serves dozens of domestic and international carriers, including TACA, Lufthansa, and Virgin. Travel to Washington D.C. from Dulles may take up to an hour during times of heavy traffic. The third major airport in the area is Baltimore-Washington (BWI), located on Terminal Rd. in Baltimore. Ticket prices are often lower at BWI, although a ride into Washington with BWI Airport Taxi will cost $63.
Transportation from the Airport
All three of Washington D.C.'s airports handle heavy commercial traffic and millions of passengers every year. As a result, each of the three airports is connected to the capital by multiple bus and shuttle services, such as the Washington Flyer, which departs Dulles every thirty minutes for downtown DC and costs just $10. The service also stops at DCA and doesn't require reservations. Renting your car through ebookers is easy at these airports, as all three are served by many rental companies, including Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Thrifty, and Hertz.
Washington D.C.'s Climate
Temperatures in Washington D.C. range from summer highs of 30°C to a brisk -5°C during the winter months. Rain occurs throughout the year but peaks in July and August when many residents have left the city on their own holidays. Visitors are advised to check the local forecast before arriving.
Washington D.C.'s Main Attractions
Washington D.C. is a city of monuments, museums, and marvels. The District of Columbia is where you'll find the Smithsonian Institution. For no charge, you can visit its network of fifteen separate museums, zoos, and research facilities. No fewer than 7,000 new items are added every day to the Library of Congress, which is open to the public during normal business hours. Use ebookers to schedule your return trip, as the Library's 532 miles of shelf space and 115 million-item inventory might take more than one visit to browse fully.
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