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Shanghai (SHA) to Busan (PUS) Flight Information

Below are some common questions asked about this flight route:
  • When can I book the cheapest flight from Shanghai to Busan?

    Airlines adjust prices for plane tickets based on the day and time that you book your flight. After analyzing data from all airlines, we have discovered that the best days to book flights from Shanghai to Busan are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

  • What are the airlines flying from Shanghai to Busan?

    Airlines flying from Shanghai to Busan include Shanghai Airlines,China Eastern Airlines,Korean Air,Asiana Airlines.

  • How many airports are there in Busan?

    There are 1 airports in Busan - Gimhae International Airport.

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  • Flight route:

    SHA ✈ PUS

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Flight from Shanghai (SHA) to Busan (PUS)

Formerly known as Pusan, Busan, is the second-most populous city in South Korea. This port city has Korea's busiest ports and the fifth busiest in the world. Busan is the cultural, economical and educational center of the southeastern part of South Korea. The city is a major tourist destination and receives millions of tourists every year. Tourists often come to this region for hiking, trekking and to visit the Buddhist Temples located deep amidst the mountains. One of the most famous temples, The Beomeosa Temple, founded in 678 AD, is always filled with tourists and worshipers.

Tip: Busan is visited by thousands of visitors daily, so it is advisable to book your flight 2 to 3 months before the travel date to avoid price surge.

Getting There

Gimhae International Airport (PUS), opened in 1976, is situated on the western end of Busan, South Korea and serves as the main airport for the city. There are many direct flights to Busan from Shanghai with almost 25 operating weekly. You can book with one of the airlines providing nonstop service for Shanghai to Busan flights. The usual duration of direct flights from Shanghai to Busan takes around 12-20 hours. The Cathay Dragon, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, China Airlines, and Air Macau are popular airlines on this route.

Tip: There are many convenient ways to get to Busan center from Gimhae Airport, like subway, train, bus, taxi, car or town car.

Things to see

Busan, surrounded by mountains and beset by the sea, is Korea's second-largest city.  Home to many majestic mountains, steaming hot springs, glistening beaches, and fantastic seafood. It is a must-visit city for travelers making their way through South Korea to explore the dynamic beauty of this city and its rich culture and history. For art lovers, Busan offers several historical buildings and museums. One should visit Gamcheon Culture Village, which has thousands of paintings, artworks, and graffiti scattered around and decorates this village. Visit the Haedong Yonggung Temple built during the Goryeo Dynasty and situated along the coast in Busan. Spend a relaxing day at the famous Haeundae Beach, an ideal destination for a sun-soaked day. This promises to be an exceptional experience combined with world-class luxury and untouched nature. 

Walking along the Haeundae beach leads to Dongbaekseom Island. This splendid peninsula, located between the coast and Gwangalli Beach, provides spectacular views. Some of the other places to visit are Jagalchi Market, Taejongdae, Gwangalli Beach, Yongdusan Park, Gwangan Bridge, and Busan Tower.

Tip: The Sea Life Busan Aquarium is a must-visit place, is located around the corner of Haeundae Beach. It offers a massive collection of sea creatures with more than 250 species of aquatic life.

Where to dine, shop and stay

Busan is known for the best seafood dishes and local cuisine, you will get the best of South Korean food here. Jagalchi Market has the trendiest restaurants and cafés by the street as well as luxury buffets and restaurants if budget is not a constraint. 

If you are looking for cheap restaurants or street food, go to the Gukje Market area. 

BIFF Square Street is the area to enjoy the nightlife as it is a hub for bars and pubs as well. You can try out some local delicacies like Dwaeji Gukbap (Pork Soup), Chimaek (Chicken and Beer), Ssiat Hotteok (Seed Pancakes), Eomuk (Fish Cake).

For budget hotels, the best areas to search for accommodation are Jagalchi Market Street. It has many guest houses, hostels, and hotels in an affordable range. 

For high-end and luxury hotels go for hotels and resorts in Yeongdo Island, Haeundae-gu, Nampo-dong, and Gwangbok-dong area. One can also experience the Buddhist culture and tradition at Beomeosa Temple Stay, which is a popular staying option.

You can buy all kinds of items in Busan from local products to a luxury international brand at BIFF Square and Lotte Duty-Free Shop. 

You can buy one of Korea's most popular street snacks, fish cakes, or Nepomuk, traditional ceramic tableware, Raspberry wine, and artifacts from the local markets like Gukje Market, BIFF Square, and Jagalchi Market

Tip: Busanjin Market, an indoor shopping mall has hundreds of small shops selling souvenirs clothes, and textiles, at affordable prices. Here you can shop or try for ready-made hanbok (traditional Korean costume).

Shanghai to Busan booking can be done through conveniently. You can be assured of a variety of options for an economical and memorable holiday in Busan including best deals and cheap flights from Shanghai.

Roundtrip vs One-Way Flights from Shanghai (SHA) to Busan (PUS)

There is usually no major price difference between buying a roundtrip flight versus a one-way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one-way flight from Shanghai(SHA) to Busan(PUS). However, booking a roundtrip flight is a simpler process. You can compare roundtrip and one-way flights by using our flight comparison tool.

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