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Shanghai Transport

Last updated by chris1993 at 2017/6/19

Shanghai is home to two airports – Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao Shanghai Airport. These places are connected by the beltway and the guest road.

Hongqiao Shanghai Airport

 

The Hongqiao Shanghai, which is 15 kilometers away from the city, has been the prime airport for flights alighting in Shanghai. It is one of the biggest, with a land area of 82 square kilometers. It has 18 VIP waiting areas and 15 waiting halls. More than 500 aircraft depart and arrive at Honqiao Airport every day. Currently, it has two terminals, which cater to airlines such as Korean Air and Japan Airlines.

 

Transport Between Downtown Shanghai and Hongqiao Airport

You can take a taxi from the People’s Square. You can also ride a bus 941, 806, 807, 938, and 941 if you’re headed to terminal 1, and the Airport Bus Line 1, 941, 316, 320, Shuniu Line 4 and 9 for terminal 2. You can also take the trains from the subway lines 2 and 10.

 

Transport Between Hongqiao Airport and Hongqiao Railway Station

 

From Terminal 1 of Hongqiao Airport to Hongqiao Railway Station

Take Metro Line 10 (2 stops, 15 minutes). The cost is RMB 3.

 

From Terminal 2 of Hongqiao Airport to Hongqiao Railway Station

Take Metro Line 2 or 10 (1 stop, 10 minutes). The cost is RMB 3.

Another option is to take a 20-minute walk through the underground passage on B1 level from Hongqiao Airport to Hongqiao Railway Station.

Metro Line 10 operates from 05:35 a.m. to 22:00 p.m. and Metro Line 2 runs from 05:30 a.m. to 22:45 p.m.

Pudong International Airport

 

Pudong International is 30 kilometers away from the city center. It covers a land space of 40 square kilometers. After undergoing a complete facelift, it is expected that Pudong will be able to cater to more than 36 million passengers and about 300,000 aircraft. Currently, there are 62 domestic stations and 73 international stations that use Pudong International.Getting to Pudong International

 

Transport Between Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao Airport 

 

1. By Airport Shuttle Bus

Take No. 1 (nonstop, 95 minutes) to the transportation center near Terminal 2 of Hongqiao Airport. The bus runs from 7:00 a.m. to 23:00 p.m. about every 15 or 25 minutes. The ticket fare is RMB 30 per person.

2. By Metro

Take Metro Line 2 for the eastern extension to Guanglan Lu Station (8 stops, 38 minutes) - then cross the platform and transfer to Metro Line 2 (19 stops, 59 minutes) to Hongqiao Airport. The whole journey takes at least 100 minutes and the ticket fare is RMB 9, which turns out to be the cheapest but the slowest way. The last train on Metro Line 2 for the eastern extension from Guanglan Lu Station to Pudong International Airport departs at 22:00 p.m.

3. By Metro plus Maglev Train

Take Shanghai Maglev (8 minutes, about RMB 50) to Longyang Road Station, then transfer to Metro Line 2 (16 stops, 48 minutes, RMB 6) to Hongqiao Airport. The whole journey will take about 90 minutes. Operating hours of the Maglev start at 6:45 a.m. and end at 21:40 p.m.

4. By Taxi

Taxi is the most expensive way but may be more comfortable and faster than other transportation. It will take about 80 minutes and costs more than RMB 200.

 

Transport Between Pudong Airport and Hongqiao Railway Station

 

1. By Metro

Take Metro Line 2 for the eastern extension to Guanglan Lu Station (8 stops, 38 minutes), then cross the platform and transfer to Metro Line 2 (20 stops, one hour) to Hongqiao Railway Station. The whole journey takes about 110 minutes and the ticket fare is RMB 9.

2. By Metro Plus Maglev Train

Take Shanghai Maglev (8 minutes, about RMB 50) to Longyang Road Station, then transfer to Metro Line 2 (17 stops, 49 minutes, RMB 6) to Hongqiao Railway Station. The whole journey will take about 90 minutes. Operating hours of the Maglev start at 6:45 a.m. and end at 21:40 p.m.

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