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Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, Hongqiao Airport Shanghai

Sunday, May 20th, 2018
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Plan your Shanghai tour? Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport has two terminals – Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2). The terminal 1 is the old Shanghai Hongqiao Airport located east of the present Terminal 2. Terminal 1 and terminal 2 are linked by subway line 2 and 10 as well as free inter-shuttle buses.

Terminal 2 is actually part of the Hongqiao Transportation Hub, the largest Transportation hub in China covering railway station, airport, subway, taxi, city bus and long-distance bus. The terminal 2 is adjacent to the terminal building of Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station .

Terminal 1 is about 3km to the east of Terminal 2,  20 minutes by bus.

Terminal 1
T1 has two parts – Building A and Building B. The building B is exclusively for Spring Airlines, and  the building A is for All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air and flights to Japan and Korea by Shanghai Airlines, China Eastern Airlines.

Terminal 2
The terminal 2 was opened to the public on March 16, 2010. Terminal 2 is designed for domestic flights, about the 4 times the size of the Terminal 1 and now accommodates 90 percent of all airlines at the airport while Terminal 1 is now exclusively for international flights and Spring Airline.

11 airlines use the new terminal (T2):  China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Air China, China Southern Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and Juneyao Airlines.

The terminal 2 building has three floors above the ground and one underground for subways. The arrival hall is on the first floor. The departure hall is on the third floor.

Outside the third floor – the departure floor of Terminal 2

Outside the third floor – the departure floor of Terminal 2

Flight check-in counters inside the departure floor (F3)

Flight check-in counters inside the departure floor

Arrival floor – the first floor (F1)
 

Arrival floor – the first floor

Subway Line 2 and Line 10, and long-distance bus are on the underground floor (B1),  linking Terminal 2 to the city of center of Shanghai.
 

Subway Line 2 and Line 10, and long-distance bus are on the underground floor

Taxi stands and free inter shuttle buses to terminal 1 are outside the first floor (F1).

Free inter shuttle buses to terminal 1 are outside the first floor.

You are able easily to walk from Terminal 2 to the terminal building of Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and vice versa.

Terminal 1
The terminal 1 is actually the former “Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport”. Terminal 1 has two parts – Building A and Building B. The building B is exclusively for Spring Airlines, and  the building A is for All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air and flights to Japan and Korea by Shanghai Airlines, China Eastern Airlines.

Building B for international flights by Shanghai Airlines, China Eastern Airlines

Building B for international flights

Building A for All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air and flights to Japan and Korea by Shanghai Airlines, China Eastern Airlines.

Building A for Spring Airlines

The terminal 1 is a two storey building. The first floor is built for arrival floor and the second floor for departure floor.

Building A Departure Hall (F2)

 

Building A Departure Hall (F2)

The taxi stand is outside the first floor of the building A of Terminal 1.

The subway line 10 links the terminal 1 with the city center of Shanghai.

Free inter-shuttle bus line connects Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.  T1 and T2 are 3km apart, 20 minutes by bus.

 

Free inter-shuttle bus line connects Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

 

Tip:  Hassle-free Shanghai Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself bus route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Shanghai:

Shanghai Highlight Day Tour from US$ 65
Afternoon Ambling & Evening Brilliant Cruise Day Tour from US$ 55
Historic Shanghai and Ancient Water Town Day Tour from US$ 59
Shanghai 2 Day Tour Package from US$ 145
Shanghai 3 Day Tour package from US$ 199

Further Readings


Top 10 Attraction in Shanghai 
Top 10 Markets in Shanghai
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Shanghai
Top 10 Things to Do at night in Shanghai
Best Places for Autumn Leaves in Shanghai
Top 10 Things to Do in Winter in Shanghai 
Top 10 Souvenirs in Shanghai

Any questions, just drop a line.

Public Transportation at Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Sunday, May 20th, 2018
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Shanghai Pudong International Airport also operates 8 airport shuttle bus lines

Plan your Shanghai tour? Shanghai Pudong International Airport consists of two terminals – T1 and T2. T2 and T1 parallel from south to north and are connected by 700-meter long corridor.

Before you go to Shanghai Pudong International Airport, you are kindly reminded to check your air-ticket and get to know from which terminal you will check in. T2 and T1 are both used for domestic and international arrivals and departures. Different air companies use different terminals.

The arrival halls where you meet and greet passengers are on the second floor both for T2 and T1. The departure halls where you fly from Shanghai are on the third floor. The ground floor is for public transportation like taxi, public bus, and airport shuttle bus.

Metro Line 2 connects Shanghai Pudong International Airport with the downtown and other parts of Shanghai. Taking Subway Line 2 from Pudong Airport to Hongqiao Airport Shanghai takes one and half hours at the ticket price of 15 Yuan.

Remark:  If you are going to take metro line 2 from Pudong airport to the downtown or vice versa, you have to get off at the station of Guanglan Road (广兰路) and interchange for Pudong airport or downtown direction.

First Subway Train leaves from Pudong Airport at 06:00am; First train arrives at Pudong airport at 06:35am
Last Subway Train leaves from Pudong Airport at 22:00; last trains arrives at Pudong Airport at 22:35

If you prefer to take Shanghai Maglev from Shanghai Pudong International Airport, your final stop is Longyang Road (龙阳路), from where you are able to interchange for Metro Line 2.

Both Maglev and Metro are on the second floor linked to the middle of the 700-meter long corridor. So if you are going to take Maglev, you should go to the middle part of the long corridor connecting the two terminals.

Shanghai Pudong International Airport also operates 8 airport shuttle bus lines. Taking the shuttle bus from Pudong Airport to Hongqiao Airport takes you one and half hours at the price of 8 yuan.

The taxi from Pudong airport to the downtown Shanghai: 48km, about RMB165 (taxi fare).

If you are going directly from Pudong airport to Suzhou, you don’t have to take metro line 2 to Hongqiao Railway Station and take the highspeed train to Suzhou. Alternatively, you can take the airport shuttle bus directly from Pudong to Suzhou.

 

Tip:  Hassle-free Shanghai Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself bus route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Shanghai:

Further Readings


Top 10 Attraction in Shanghai 
Top 10 Markets in Shanghai
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Shanghai
Top 10 Things to Do at night in Shanghai
Best Places for Autumn Leaves in Shanghai
Top 10 Things to Do in Winter in Shanghai 
Top 10 Souvenirs in Shanghai

Any questions, just drop a line.

Top 10 Markets in Shanghai

Monday, May 7th, 2018
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Plan your Shanghai tour? Shanghai is a shopping paradise in China. Although malls and shopping centers are becoming more popular, the majority of Shanghai residents still shop in markets.

Markets make life easier for the shoppers. If you are wondering where to shop in the markets in Shanghai during your short Shanghai trip. Here is a listing of some popular markets and shopping streets for your quick reference.

No.01 Yuyuan Market ( Yuyuan Bazaar) (上海豫园商城 批发市场)
Located next to the Yu Garden and also known as the City God Temple market, Yuyuan market is a wonderful place to experience local life. If you want to look back on the bygone days of Shanghai Yuyuan Market will lead you back to 100 years ago.

There are over a hundred stores and shops in this area, selling a mish-mash of items including Chinese medicine, walking sticks, silk umbrellas, bamboo and rattan furniture, goldfish, etc. Local people in Shanghai enjoy shopping here. They can find things unobtainable elsewhere and they dine at their favorite restaurants.

Add: 218 Anren Street, Huangpu District (around Yuyuan Garden), Shanghai 黄浦区安仁街132号(城隍庙内)
Tel: (021)63260830

Public Transport: take bus 930 from People’s Square (人民广场)  and get off at the 5th stop of Xinbeimen (新北门站),  have a 5-minute walk to Yuyuan Garden ( also the market)

Yuyuan Market ( Yuyuan Bazaar)

 No.02 Hong Qiao New World Pearl Market (上海虹桥国际珍珠城)
Hong Qiao New World Pearl Market offers far more than just the pearls. It is an enormous shopping venue which is spread out over three floors and offers shoppers a large range of items.

You can find knock-off bags, scarves, Chinese junk and treasures on the first floor, and wares on the second floor. Remember to bargain hard with the vendors and don’t be afraid to walk away. Hong Qiao New World Pearl Market is the best place to shop for pearls for you.

Add: 3721 Hongmei Road, Minhang District, Shanghai  闵行区虹梅路3721号(近延安西路)
Tel: (021)62626278
Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00

No.03 South Bund Fabric Market (南外滩轻纺面料市场)
South Bund Fabric Market, which is originally known as the Dongjiadu Fabric Market, is a three-story building full of fabric shops and tailors.Walking into the South Bund Fabric Market, you may find yourself lost in a maze of hundreds of fabric stalls.

Its great values are Qipao, cashmere coats and men’s shirts. Most of the cloths is cheap here. Many shops have their own in-house tailors who can stitch you a suit, or anything else you want.Address: 399 Lujiabang Road, Shanghai 黄浦区陆家浜路399号(近南仓街)

Tel: (021)63775858
Opening Hours: 10:00-19:00

No.04 Qipu Road Clothing Market  (上海七浦路服装批发市场)
Qipu Road clothing Market is the largest whole sale and retail clothing market in Shanghai which offers a massive number of men’s wear, women’s wear and children’s wear.It has a history of over 100 years.

There are various of products sold here, both for domestic market and international market, such as clothing, apparel, children’s clothes, underwear, skirts, shoes, jeans, T-shirts, bags, and other related products. You have the chance to grab the latest fashion at extremely low prices in this market.

Add: 168 & 183 Qipu Road, near Henan Bei Lu, Zhabei District 上海七浦路,闸北区,上海Tel: 021-5102 0001
Hours: Daily 6:30am to 6:00pm

No.05 Yatai Xinyang Fashion and Gift Market (上海亚太新阳服饰礼品市场)
After that famous “fake” market-Xiangyang market closed its gates in 2006, many vendors relocated to Yatai Xinyang Market. The vendors in this market create their own brands instead of the former fake.

It is a great place to buy inexpensive souvenirs: T-shirts, chopsticks, cushion covers and pashminas.Vendors here are reasonably honest but they’re trying to make as much money as they can. Just remember to bargain hard before you buy.

Add: Science and Technology Museum Metro Stop (Metro Line 2), Pudong, Shanghai  浦东新区世纪大道2002号地铁2号科技馆站内(近二号线上海科技馆站)
Hours: 10:00-18:00
Tel:(021)68540000

No.06 Flower, Bird, Fish and Insect Market (上海花鸟市场)
As the most famous of its kinds in Shanghai, this market has everything that you expect to find. There are Spring’s orchid, Summer’s lotus, Autumn’s mum, and Winter’s plum, which are changeable following the seasons.

All kinds of fish, birds together with the tools are also available. It’s worth the trip for the weird and unusual and you’ll take some great photos.

There are a handful bird and flower markets in Shanghai. I just name a few:
Cao’an flowers market (曹安路花卉市场)
Add: 2207, Wuning Road (near Daduhe Road) 武宁南路2207号(近大渡河路)

Wujiaochang birds and flowers market (五角场花鸟市场)
Add: 493 Guohe Road, Wujiaochang, near Changhai Road 地处五角场国和路493号,长海路口
Hongqiao birds and flowers market (虹桥花市)
Add: Opposite Shanghai Zoo

Yangpu Park birds and flowers market 杨浦公园花卉市场
Add: 701 Longchang Road 隆昌路701号

No.07 Weekly Friday Muslim Street Market (常德路上海穆斯林市场)
Weekly Friday Muslim Street Market, which is located in front of the Huxi Mosque, is a small area of street with roadside vendors gathered selling Muslim foods and products.Weekly Friday Muslim Street Market is an interesting place to see some non-Han Chinese culture.

Check out the different offerings, sample some street food and even have a wander around the mosque. Most of the vendors come from Xinjiang Province and their cuisine is very different from eastern China.

Add: 1328 Changde Lu, near Aomen Lu, Northern Jing’an District, Shanghai , 上海常德北路
No.08 Cybermart (赛博数码)

Shanghai Cybermart is located at Huaihai Middle Road, surrounded by a lot of famous department stores and office buildings. It is the most central and reliable location for all sorts of electronic and computer equipment, including DVD players, iPods, laptops, etc.

If you are a computer craze, you can come here and have a look. You can find any digital products of any brands in this mart. Generally speaking, Cybermart is a good place to go if you do not have time to go to Xu Jia Hui.
Add: 1 Middle Huaihai Road, Shanghai  上海市淮海中路1号
Tel: 021-63855666
Hours: 10:00-20:00

No.09 Hong Kong Famous Shops Street   (上海人民广场香港名街)
Located at Renmin Road, Hong Kong Famous Shops Street is Shanghai’s first underground shopping street filled with booths on both sides.

Young people like to shop here for unique and good-looking products, including clothes, bags, headgear and jewelry. Visitors need to bargain for a good price.With the establishment of more shopping centers of its kind and the increasing price of renting a booth, goods here are more expensive than other places, but it offers a good selection of what is “cool” and “in”.

Add: No. 9-99, Renmin Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai上海人民广场
Tel: 021-63917770
How to get: Metro Line No.1, Metro Line No.2 (get off at People’s Square Station)

No.10 Dongtai Road Antique Market (东台路古玩市场)
Dongtai Road Antique Market was once a famous street both home and abroad for its antiques in Shanghai. At its prime time, Dongtai Road was an open market about 200 meters long with about 125 stores opened on both sides of the road.

Now the old market has been closed due to the urban reconstruction of this area.
Add: Dong Tai Road, Shanghai 上海市卢湾区东台路浏河口路

No. 11  Shop Electronics ( Computers, Tabs, Laptops……)In Xujiahui District, Shanghai ( 徐家汇 )
There are three places in Xujiahui District: Bainaohui (百脑汇),Pacific Computer Plaza (太平洋电脑广场),and Pacific Digit Plaza (太平洋数码广场)

Add: The three places are located in the same area ( clustered together ).
Transportation: Take Subway Line 1 and get off at the station of Xujiahui ( 徐家汇) and exit from Exit 5.

Chinese address for taxi driver:
司机师傅,您好!请把我送到徐家汇的百脑汇,太平洋电脑广场,太平洋数码广场。

 


06611Tip:  Hassle-free Shanghai Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Shanghai:

Shanghai Highlight Day Tour from US$ 60
Afternoon Ambling & Evening Brilliant Cruise Day Tour from US$ 55
Shanghai Ancient Water Town Day Tour from US$ 65
Shanghai Suzhou Zhouzhuang Day Tour from US$ 95

Shanghai 2 Day Tour Package from US$ 145
Shanghai 3 Day Tour Pacakge from US$ 199
Shanghai 4 Day Tour Package from US$ 265 p/p

Further Readings


Top 10 Attraction in Shanghai
Top 10 Markets in Shanghai
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Shanghai
Top 10 Things to Do at night in Shanghai
Best Places for Autumn Leaves in Shanghai
Top 10 Things to Do in Winter in Shanghai
Top 10 Souvenirs in Shanghai

Any questions, just drop line.