Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

May 20th, 2018
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Dear Travelers,

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Plan your Shanghai tour? Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is part of the Hongqiao Transportation Hub, the largest transportation hub in China, combining airport, railway, subway, city bus and long-distance bus.

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station mainly operates Beijing–Shanghai High Speed Rail, Shanghai–Hangzhou High Speed Rail and Shanghai–Nanjing Intercity High Speed Rail.

The construction of this huge station building follows the principle of “entering from the above and exiting from the below”.

F3: Commercial floor for restaurants and shops and Vip lounge

F2: Departure floor as well as the station waiting area ( Also for ticketing offices )

F1: Platforms and tracks for outgoing and arriving high speed trains

B1: Arrival floor for arriving train passengers, a huge traffic transit hub for subway, flight, taxi, city bus and long-distance bus. There are several ticket selling outlets on the B1 floor.

B2: Platforms for subway lines (subway line 2 & 10)

B2 Floor Information
The B2 floor is designed for subway platforms – Subway Line 2 and 10 linking the railway station with the center of Shanghai.

If you want to go to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station by subway, you are advised to use Line 2 and Line 10 and get off at Hongqiao Railway Station and take the escalator up to the B1 floor ( arrival floor ), or continue to  the second floor ( F2 ), the waiting room for departure.

B2 Floor  is the departure floor for Subway Line 2 and Line 10, where you take an escalator up to B1, and F2. The signboard to the service you are going to use when you arrive at Hongquao Railway Station by subway at B2.

 

The signboard to the service you are going to use when you arrive at Hongquao Railway Station by subway at B2.

 After arriving at Hongqiao Railway Station, if you would like to use Shanghai subway, then you walk down the escalator from the F1 floor ( platform ) to the B1 floor (arrival floor), buying subway tickets on B1, again walk down to the B2 floor to connect Shanghai subway, either line 2 or line 10.

B1 Floor Information
The B1 is arrival floor for train passengers, a huge traffic transit hub for subway, train, flight, taxi, city bus and long-distance bus. There are several ticket selling outlets on the B1 floor.

1.  To go to T1 of Hongqiao airport, you should take subway line 10 and get off at Hongqiao airport.

2.  To go to to T2 of Hongqiao airport, you can easily take a moving walkways for 10 minutes to get to T2 of Hongqiao Airport.

3.  To get to the city center of Shanghai, you should take subway line 2

4.  To get to Pudong airport, you should take subway line 2 ( about 1.4 hours )

5.  To get to Shanghai Railway Station, you should first take subway line 2 and interchange for Subway line 1 at the stop of People’s Square and get off at the stop of Shanghai Railway Station.

Buying high speed train tickets on the B1 floor or F1

Buying high speed train tickets on the B1 floor

The B1 floor is mainly designed as the arrival floor for train passengers at Hongqiao Railway Station. 

The B1 floor is mainly designed as the arrival floor for Hongqiao Railway Station.

Line up for the taxi in and starting form B1 

Line up for the taxi in and starting form B1

F1 Floor Information
First floor (F1) has totally 16 platforms with 30 tracks for outgoing and incoming bullet trains.

First floor (F1) is the platform for outgoing and incoming bullet trains.

F2 Floor Information
The second floor( F2 ) of covers 10,000 square meters, used as the waiting room for the high-speed trains. You first wait on the second floor and look for the signboard for your train number.When it approaches the departure time for your train, passengers will line up before the signboard.When it is time for embarking, passengers will be guided to take the escalator down to the platform on the first floor (F1). So please wait on the second floor and look for your train number sign.

They are passengers waiting for high speed trains in the waiting lounge on the second floor ( F2 ) of the terminal building of Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station.

If you need any help at Hongqiao Railway Station, please go to the Enquiry Counter with a question mark “?” on the second floor.

Enquiry Counter with a question mark “?” e Enquiry

F3 Floor Information
The third floor is for restaurants and shops and Vip lounge. The McDonald’s or KFC at T2 of the Hongqiao airport offer 24 hours service.  Hongqiao Train Station and T2 of Hongqiao airport are connected by a moving walkway, 15-minute walk.

Restaurants on the third floor

Restaurants on the third floor.

Adjacent to the Terminal 2 of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
Note: if you want to go to Terminal 1 of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, you should take subway line 10 and get off at Hongqiao Airport Station.Walking from B1 of Hongqiao Railway Station to the Terminal 2 of Hongqiao Airport

Walking from Hongqiao Railway Station to the Terminal 2 of Hongqiao Airport

Remarks:

1. Luggage Deposit
There are some self-service baggage deposit areas on the second floor. The instructions on how to use the self-service baggage storage are all in Chinese.

If you cannot handle the self-service left luggage lockers. If you may turn to “Enquiry Counter” for help, which is located in the center of the waiting hall on the second floor.

Deposit Time: between 06:00 – 21:00
Service Line: 1502659 0673
Complaint: 95105105

Baggage deposit service fees:

Large suitcase: RMB 20 (8 hours)
Small Suitcase: RMB 10 9 8 hours)

2. If you need “Red Cap service” (Hong Mao Zi Carrying) which assists seniors or people with too much luggage who need someone to take their luggage on to the train coach, please go to the Enquiry (information center) in the middle of the waiting hall. When you are on the arrival floor, you will see the porters from Red Cap Service are waiting for business.

 

the porters from Red Cap Service are waiting for business

the porters from Red Cap Service are waiting for business

Red Cap Service Fees
1) RMB 20 for large suitcase.
2) RMb 10 for samaller one.
Service Line: 021-51245660
Complaint: 95105105

3.  The McDonald’s or KFC at the Hongqiao airport offer 24 hours service.  Hongqiao train station and Hongqiao airport are connected by a moving sideway, 15-minute walk.4. A Smoking Room is by the Gate 4 ( south) on the arrival Hall ( second floor)

Smoking Room

Smoking Room

 

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

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport.
Shanghai Pudong Airport.
Shanghai Railway Station.
Shanghai South Railway Station.
Shanghai Subway.
Shanghai Taxi.
Shanghai Public Bus.

Any questions, just drop a line.

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, Hongqiao Airport Shanghai

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

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.