shanghai pudong airport

The Shanghai Pudong International Airport is the main international airport in Shanghai, China. Due to the strategic location of Shanghai, the airport is considered as a major aviation hub in Asia. The Pudong airport serves both domestic and international flights, whereas the other airport in Shanghai, Hongqiao, serves mainly domestic flights.

The Shanghai Pudong International Airport is located in Pudong New District and is about 30 kilometers or 19 miles to the east of downtown Shanghai, the city center. It is also about 40 kilometers or 24.9 miles from the Hongqiao International Airport. The entire airport is 40 square kilometers or 15 square miles in size. Its location is directly adjacent to the eastern Pudong coastline.

Fast Facts

Chinese name: 上海浦东国际机场
Website: www.shairport.com
Airport code: PVG
Telephone numbers: 021-68347575/021-32531090

The Pudong airport in Shanghai is one of the most famous and important airports in China. Its size is testament to the important role it plays to the country. It currently has one main terminal and two terminal concourses, with all three conveniently connected by passageways, plus thirteen baggage transfer belts, twenty-eight boarding bridges, and several shopping areas and restaurants. Plans for expansion are currently underway and are expected to increase the airport’s annual capacity to 60 million passengers. Internationally, the airport is currently the 22nd busiest airport in terms of international traffic.

The Pudong airport is the international hub of Air China and the main hub for Shanghai Airlines and China Eastern Airlines. It also serves private airlines namely Juneyao Airlines and Spring Airlines. In sum, all airlines that fly in and out of the airport follow routes to 62 domestic cities and 73 international locations.

Terminal

There are two terminal buildings in Pudong International Airport. Here are the airlines operating in each terminal:

Terminal 1: Air France, China Express Air, Juneyao Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, East Star Air, and Spring Air

Terminal 2: Air India, Alitalia, British Airways, Shanghai Airlines, Garuda-Indonesia Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Northwest Airlines of America, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Nepal Airlines, Transaero Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Air Ukraine, Cebu Pacific Air, Air Canada, Finnair, Royal Brunei Air, Air China, Cathay Pacific, China Southern Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Dragon Air, Lufthansa, All Nippon Airways, Air Macau, Air New Zealand, Asiana Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Russian Airlines, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines, American Delta Airlines, American Airlines, and American United Airlines

Transportation to/from the City

Pudong Airport Shuttle Bus

The Pudong Airport Shuttle Bus has ten bus lines dedicated to transporting passengers to and from the Pudong International Airport. Eight out of the ten bus lines run from the airport to the city center, while the remaining two are long-distance bus lines that run to and from nearby cities including Hangzhou, Suzhou, and Yiwu, among others.

Details regarding the shuttle bus routes and operation are as follows:

Airport Line 1

Pudong International Airport to Hongqiao International Airport

  • Service hours: Terminal 1 6:30 – 23:00 / Terminal 2 6:35 – 23:05
  • Buses leave every 15 minutes
  • Travel time is about 1 hour
  • Bus fare is 30 yuan

Airport Line 2

Pudong International Airport to City Terminal Building

  • Service hours: Terminal 1 6:30 – 23:00 / Terminal 2 6:35 – 23:05
  • Buses leave every 15 minutes
  • Travel time is about 50 minutes
  • Bus fare is 22 yuan

Airport Line 3

Pudong International Airport to Galaxy Hotel

  • Service hours: Terminal 1 7:00 – 23:00 / 7:05 – 23:05
  • Buses leave every 15 minutes
  • Travel time is about 1.5 hours
  • Main stops include Longyang Road Subway Station, Dapu Road, Tianping Road
  • Bus fare varies depending on distance, but ranges from 16 to 24 yuan

Airport Line 4

Pudong International Airport to Luxun Park

  • Service hours: Terminal 1 6:30 – 23:00 / Terminal 2 6:35 – 23:05
  • Buses leave every 15 minutes
  • Travel time is 1.5 hours
  • Main stops include Deping Road Pudong Avenue, Wujiachang, and Yunguang Xincun
  • Bus fares vary based on distance but range from 16 to 22 yuan

Airport Line 5

Pudong International Airport to Shanghai Railway Station

  • Service hours: Terminal 1 6:30 – 23:00 / Terminal 2 6:35 – 23:05
  • Buses leave every 15 minutes
  • Travel time is 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Bus fare is 16 to 22 yuan depending on distance

Airport Line 6

Pudong International Airport to Zhongshan Park

  • Service hours: Terminal 1 7:00 – 23:00 / Terminal 2 7:05 – 23:05
  • Buses leave every 20 minutes
  • Travel duration is 1.5 hours
  • Bus fare is 14 to 24 yuan based on distance

Airport Line 7

Pudong International Airport to Shanghai South Railway Station

  • Service hours: Terminal 1 7:00 – 23:00 / Terminal 2 7:05 – 23:05
  • Buses leave every 10 to 30 minutes
  • Travel duration is 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • Bus fare is 20 yuan

Airport Line 8

Pudong International Airport to Hang Cheng Yuan

  • Service hours: Terminal 1 7:00 – 1930 / Terminal 2 7:05 – 19:35
  • Buses leave every 30 minutes
  • Travel duration is 1.5 hours
  • Bus fare is 2 to 20 yuan based on distance

Airport Ring Line 1

Pudong International Airport to Hang Cheng Yuan

  • Service hours: Terminal 1 8:00 – 19:15 / Terminal 2 8:05 – 19:20
  • Buses leave every 20 minutes
  • Bus fare is 2 to 3 yuan

Airport shuttle bus tickets can be availed of at the Jing’ansi City Terminal and the Kunshan City Terminal.

Maglev Train

Passengers can also take the Shanghai Maglev Train to get to the Pudong International Airport. This operates between the airport and Longyang Road. Trains depart every 15 to 20 minutes from the Pudong Airport Subway Station daily at 6:45 to 21:40. The trip lasts for only 8 minutes, making it the fastest route to the airport. The charge, however, reaches up to 50 yuan for an ordinary single trip ticket and up to 160 yuan for a VIP ticket. Passengers with an air ticket valid for the same day can avail of the preferential ordinary ticket rate of 40 yuan.

Subway

You can also take the subway line 2 to Pudong International Airport by getting off at Guanglan Road Station and transferring to the 4-car metro train to get to Pudong Airport. The whole trip costs 9 yuan, but if you’re only traveling from Pudong to Hongqiao or vice versa, the rate is just 8 yuan. The trip between the two airports, however, takes 1 hour.

Taxi

You can also take a taxi going to Pudong International Airport. Taxi fare from the center of Shanghai to Pudong International Airport and vice versa costs around 150 yuan. The whole trip will take approximately 50 minutes.

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