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Arriving in Shanghai, finding accommodation and get to the exhibition grounds quickly and easily: We have gathered information that will help you plan your journey and find your way around. 

How to get to ITB China

Accommodation in Shanghai

Visa Information


Flights and Airport

Public Transportation


There are two operating airports in Shanghai: The Shanghai Pudong International Airport and the Hongqiao Airport. It will take about 55 minutes from Hongqiao Airport to SWEECC by taxi and about 45 minutes from Pudong airport to the venue.

If you choose to go there by metro, from Hongqiao Airport you can take metro line 2, transfer to line 8 at People Square Station, get off at China Art Museum. It will take you 1 hour ; From Pudong airport you will need 1 hour and half. Take metro line 2 from Pudong Airport Station, then transfer to line 8 at the same station.

In order to get to the venue take metro line 8 and get off at “China Art Museum” station. The venue is only 5 minutes-walk from the station. You can take metro line 10 at the Hongqiao Railway station, transfer to line 8 at “Lao Xi Men” station. Or you can take line 2 from the Pudong Airport, transfer to line 7 at “Long Yang Road” station and then transfer to Line 8 at “Yao Hua Road” Station.

The Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center is 21km away from Hongqiao Airport and 40km away from Pudong airport. From Hongqiao Airport it will take you around 80 RMB and about 140 RMB from Pudong airport to get there. Please also note that during night, the taxi fare will be three times higher than during day time and usually there will be a long queue for taxi at both airports. You are welcome to print out the following Taxi Card and show it to the taxi driver.

It says: „Please take me to Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center“. 

Flight Booking with our Partner China Eastern

Our Parter Airliner China Eastern offers flight bookings to ITB China. Please visit the China Eastern website in order to book your flight.


In Shanghai May is a very busy month with a lot of exhibitions taking place. It’s crucial to book early, we recommend to book minimum 2 months in advance. On our website we gathered a lot of information that helps you plan your stay in Shanghai. 

Hotel Name Type Distance Booking Link /Contact
Inter Continental Shanghai Expo ★★★★★ 2.9 km / 8 minutes Inter Continental Booking Form
Jimmy Shi
Marriot Riverside ★★★★★ 3.9 km / 9 minutes ITB China Marriott Group Booking Link
Pullman Shanghai Skyway ★★★★★ 5.2 km / 16 minutes Pullman Skyway Booking Form
Fairy Yang
Grand Hyatt ★★★★★ 7.7 km / 16 minutes ITB China Grand Hyatt Group Booking Link
Jane Huang
Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong ★★★★ 7.5 km / 20 minutes Holiday Inn Booking Form
Alex  Wang
The Hongta Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Shanghai ★★★★★ 7.5 km / 20 minutes ITB China Group Booking Link 
Ricky Gu
Sheraton/ Sheraton Four Points ★★★★★/★★★★ 5.2km/ 14 minutes ITB China Sheraton Group Booking Link
Jemmy Wu


Or stay for your ITB China visit at a JinJiang Hotel

JinJiang Hotels, the official hotel partner of ITB China, is happy to offer a variety of accommodations for your stay in Shanghai. Choose from seven different hotels in Shanghai and find the best hotel for your ITB China visit.

JinJiang Hotels in Shanghai

★★★★★ Jin Jiang Hotel

The Jin Jiang Hotel is one of the most prestigious five star hotels within downtown Shanghai’s bustling French Concession. The hotel has a long and prestigious history and since opening their doors in 1951, has hosted meetings and conventions and entertained over 500 state leaders and government heads. It covers an area of more than 30,000 and overlooks 16,500 of greenery. Set off by two beautiful gardens, three buildings of the hotel are well-known for their classic and elegant European architectural style, which have been evaluated as architectural heritage buildings which should be kept well preserved.

★★★★★ Jin Jiang Tower

The Jin Jiang Tower is a landmark five star deluxe hotel, ideally located in the heart of the former French Concession, within easy access to such sightseeing destinations as Xin Tian Di and People’s Square and the vibrant Huai Hai Road, the prestigious shopping metropolis and business center of the city.

★★★★★ Jin Jiang Park Hotel

The Jin Jiang Park Hotel with its magnificent architecture opened in 1934 as one of the tallest buildings in Shanghai. Still dazzling with its art-deco charm, the Park Hotel provides modern comfort with the tradition and elegance of a luxury hotel. It has become the location for celebrities due to its etiquette and service. Located in the city center, next to People’s Park , the Park Hotel succeeded in establishing the wall of fame, the artist family and the center of culture and history. The exhibition room presents you with the cultural and historical background of the hotel in the past years. The Park Hotel has 261 guestrooms, fine dining and also offers advanced conference facilities equipped to meet the needs of international business travelers.

★★★★★ Shanghai Pacific Hotel

Pacific Hotel, Shanghai, founded in 1920’s, was recognized as one of the most renowned buildings in the metropolis, where celebrities streamed in. This magnificent property is the eyewitness of the development of Shanghai in the past decades, and is designated as “the Shanghai Municipal Cultural Relic Protection Unit”. Even a century passed, Pacific Hotel, Shanghai, still remains its unique and elegant Italian style, and become a world famous hotel.

★★★★ Jin Jiang Tian Cheng Hotel

The Tiancheng Hotel is a four star business hotel located at Jinyulan Square, in the city center’s DaPu Bridge business district. It is close to Huaihai Road, Xujiahui business district, Shanghai Xintiandi and 2010 Shanghai Expo park.

★★★★ Jin Jiang Pine City Hotel

Jin Jiang Pine City Hotel is a four-star modernized hotel concerning foreign affairs, which locates at 8 Dong An Road. With convenient communication, the 19-storey-high hotel boasts 226 sets of suites, Chinese culinary dining rooms and western-style dining rooms, various recreational spots, and a set of equipped service facilities. Endowed with grand construction, lush and luster of verdure especially make you carefree and leisurely.

★★★★ Shanxi Business Hotel Shanghai

Shanxi Business Hotel Shanghai is a fully-functional 4-star international hotel centrally located within the commercial business district in Shanghai city center. The hotel is situated on Middle Yan’an Road, close to South Maoming Road, and is close walking distance to Shanghai Exhibition Hall, Middle Huaihai Road and West Nanjing Road. It is close to People’s Square, Chengdu/Yan’an Highway, lines 1 and 2 metro links, and the Pudong airport bus No.6 service at Shi Men Yi Road station, allowing for conveniently quick access to the airports and main railway stations.


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Before business travel to China, you need to submit an invitation to apply for your visa. The invitation contains the travel date, the passport number and date of birth of the invited person, and is always signed by hand and stamped with a company stamp registered in China. This invitation enables a visa to attend ITB China. An invitation letter will be sent out by the ITB China team to each exhibitor after final confirmation of their stand location. Please use this Online Visa Application Form in order to submit your data. This enables us to easily issue the invitation letter.