I believe the transportation between Shanghai and Beijing should be busiest in China. Taking me as an example, almost 2/3 of my travel desitniation is Beijing – maybe it only reflects the importance of Beijing, since it may be the same for people in cities like Guangzhou and Hong Kong.
I just checked the flight schedule and found it amazing that how frequent the flights are. The China Eastern Airlines (MU) alone operates hourly flight to Beijing from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM:
MU5101 8:00 10:00 MU5103 9:00 11:00 MU5105 10:00 12:00 MU5107 11:00 13:00 MU2579 11:35 13:40 MU5109 12:00 14:00 MU5111 13:00 14:50 MU2577 13:50 15:50 MU5113 14:00 16:10 MU5115 15:00 17:00 MU5117 16:00 17:55 MU5119 17:00 19:00 MU5121 18:00 20:00
Air China also offers a lot of flights from Shanghai to Beijing.
CA1590 8:55 10:55 CA1502 11:30 13:30 CA1520 12:45 14:40 CA1558 14:25 16:25 CA1518 16:10 18:10 CA1516 18:10 20:10 CA1856 19:25 21:25 CA1550 21:05 23:00
I am one of the passenger on the flight MU5119 – maybe this is the third time I took this flight, not sure.
Comparing Shanghai and Beijing
I got email from Christina today asking about which city I will recommend if she comes to China.
Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2003 10:40 AM
To: Jian Shuo Wang
Subject: Possible Trip To Shanghai China in December 2003 – January 2004
We are going to travel to China this coming December!!! Another good friend from Shanghai, Shexi Bouvier, told me that we should definitely travel to Shanghai, rather than Hong Kong or Beijing!!! Is this true???
It appears thta you have much information about Shanghai. Please advise if you can provide us with some good advice – both about China in general & Shanghai in particular!!!!
Thank you very much,
It is not easy to answer. Actually, it is very good to visit Shanghai. I will definitely suggest you to come.
What do you want about my suggestions? I have posted all the topics I think may be interesting to my website and I’d like to see what do you want. It will help me or other readers if you prepare a questionnaire about what you want to know more about China or Shanghai and I promise I will answer all the questions to be best of my knowledge and posted on my site – with credit for you.
For example, I am interested to travel to Washington DC and what would you describe about the city? It may not be easy to answer.
Well. I think Beijing is a must-see city in China, not Shanghai. Shanghai is the best place to live for foreigners since it is similar with other large cities like SFO. But Beijing is so different…
Jian Shuo Wang