Public Transportation at Shanghai Pudong International Airport

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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.

Third Floor for Departure from Pudong Airport
The departure halls where you fly out from Shanghai are on the third floor.

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.

Second Floor for Arrivals at Pudong Airport and also for Metro Line and Shanghai Maglev
The arrival halls where you meet and greet passengers are on the second floor both for T2 and T1.

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.

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.

Ground Floor for Public Transport
The ground floor is for public transportation like taxi, public bus, and airport shuttle bus.

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).

Pudong Airport Lond-distance Buses going to Nearby Cities
To:
Hangzhou: 8:40、9:50、11:00、12:00、13:00、14:00、15:00、16:00、16:40、17:20、18:00、19:00、20:00、21:00 ( 3 Hours and 110 yuan)
Suzhou: 9:20、10:10、10:40、11:10、11:40、12:10、12:45、13:30、14:15、14:50、15:30、16:10、16:50、17:30、18:10、18:50、19:40、20:30、21:00 (3 hours and 84 yuan)
Yiwu: 9:00、11:30、14:10、17:10、18:40 (4 and 30 minutes, 180 yuan )
Kunshan: 9:00、10:30、11:30、12:30、13:30、14:30、15:30、16:20、17:10、18:10、19:00、20:00、20:45 ( 2 hours and 76 yuan)

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:

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101 Responses to “Public Transportation at Shanghai Pudong International Airport”

  1. philip says:

    what is the best way to reach pudong new area (near SNIEC) from pudong airport.

  2. admin says:

    SNIEC is located half way between Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao Airport, 33 km away from Pudong International Airport to the east, and 32 km away from Hongqiao Airport to the west.

    Pudong International Airport — SNIEC

    By taxi: about 35 minutes; around RMB 95
    By maglev line: only 8 minutes; RMB50 for single ticket: (RMB 40 with air ticket); RMB80 for round- trip ticket
    By airport bus line: take lines No. 3 and No. 6; about 40 minutes, RMB16
    By Metro: Take Line 2 to get off at Longyang Road Station where you can walk or continually interchange Line 7 to SNIEC directly; about 40 minutes; RMB 6

    Hongqiao Airport — SNIEC

    By taxi: about 35 minutes; around RMB 95
    By Metro: Take Line 2 to get off at Longyang Road Station where you can walk or interchange Line 7 to SNIEC directly; about 40 minutes; RMB 6

  3. susan jacks says:

    My sister and I (both older ladies) are arriving into Pudong Airport and need to get to Salvo Hotel. Can you advise the best way and cost. Thanks

  4. Kevin Ng says:

    Hi,
    I would like to know if I take Maglev Train from PuDong Airport and get off at Longyang Station will take how long time ? And then take a taxi to my hotel at 联洋宜必思Hotel at 芳甸路300号(近丁香路) will take how long time ?
    May I know the location and website for Shanghai Cycle Show will launch on 26 April 2012 until 29 April 2012. And how to get there from my hotel ? Will take how long time ?
    Thanks a lot.

  5. admin says:

    1. The Maglev trip takes 7 minutes and 20 seconds to finish the distance of 30 km
    2. Shanghai is roughly divided into two parts – Puxi (west of Huangpu River) and Pudong (east of Huangpu River). since both your hotel and Pudong airport in the Pudong area, so it won’t take long to take a taxi from Longyang Station to your hotel (about half hour)
    3. Shanghai Cycle Show will be held at Shanghai New International Exhibition Center, not far from your hotel. Check its official website: http://www.sniec.net/

  6. admin says:

    1. The Maglev trip takes 7 minutes and 20 seconds to finish the distance of 30 km
    2. Shanghai is roughly divided into two parts – Puxi (west of Huangpu River) and Pudong (east of Huangpu River). since both your hotel and Pudong airport in the Pudong area, so it won’t take long to take a taxi from Longyang Station to your hotel (about half hour)
    3. Shanghai Cycle Show will be held at Shanghai New International Exhibition Center, not far from your hotel. Check its official website: http://www.sniec.net/

  7. Satyen says:

    What’s the convenient transportation method from Pudong airport, Shanghai to Bund area (Manhattan Bund Business Hotel)?

  8. admin says:

    You may use a taxi for Subway Line 2 ( get off at Nanjing East Road Stop).

  9. Shawn Crites says:

    I traveling to the city of Kunshan staying at the Swissotel. I will be flying into Pudong airport.

    What is your suggested method of travel the hotel in Kunshan from Pudong.

    Thank you

  10. admin says:

    There are tons of bullet trains to Kunshan either from Shanghai Railway Station or Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. So when you arrive at Pudong airport, you take Subway No.2 directly from Pudong airport to Shanghai Railway Station or Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and buy the ticket on the spot for Kunshan. Have a nice trip!

  11. Ingrid says:

    Can you tell me what train or bus to take to go from Shanghai Pu Dong Airport to Hongqiao Railway Station in order to take the high speed CRH train from Shanghai to Hangzhou ?
    Also can you tell me what train or bus to take to get from Shanghai Pu Dong International Airport to Shanghai Railway Station ?
    Thank you very much in advance.

  12. admin says:

    It is very easy!!

    1) Pudong airport – Hongqiao Railway Station:
    Just take subway line 2 directly from Pudong airport to Hongqiao Railway Station.

    2) Pudong airport to Shanghai Railway Station
    Also first take subway line 2 directly from Pudong airport and interchange at the stop of People’s Square (人民广场), for Subway Line 1 and get off at the stop of Shanghai Railway Station.

    Have a smooth transer!

  13. Dicky says:

    We have booked at Shanghai Yichen Hotel, No 4008 Ren Min Tong Rd san Jia Gang Pu Dong, District Pudong. How do we get there from the Pudong Int airport?

    Secondly what transport facilities are available to get to the city center?

  14. admin says:

    You’d better to take a taxi from Pudong airport to your Yinchen Hotel. Yincheng Hotel is 13.5km to the northwest of Pudong airport, taking 20 minutes by taxi.

    By the way, I learn that Yicnchen Hotel may have free shuttle buses from Pudong airport. So please check with your hotel or your hotel booking agent for the free shuttle buses.

    Please ask your hotel staff about the transportation to the city center after you check-in.

  15. michael pether says:

    We will be arriving at Pudong Airport and staying at the Astor House Hotel, 15 Huangpu Road, Shanghai.
    Please let me know what is the best route – we would like to take the Maglev and then either a train connection or taxi from Llongyang Station if that is possible and the fastest solution.

    Thanks.

  16. admin says:

    First take maglev to Longyang Station and change for Subway Line 2 and get off at the station of East Nanjing Road (南京东路站) and walk to your hotel if you don’t have much luggage.

  17. jyothi says:

    we are arriving at pudong international airport on oct 1st 2012 in the afternoon around2.30 pm.we want to go to hotel express by holyday inn zabei No 1738,zongxing road 200070 shanghai .Please suggest all means of transport and cost of the transport

  18. admin says:

    Hello Jyothi,

    First take subway line 2 directly from Pudong Airport and interchange for Subway line 1 at the stop of People’s Square (a big transit hub). So continue to take subway line 1 and get off at the stop of Shanghai Railway Station and exit from Exit 4 and walk to your hotel. Your Holiday Inn adjoins Shanghai Railway Station to its northwest.

  19. Jandi says:

    Hi! We are arriving 11:45pm at Shanghai Pudong Airport, What are the ways to get to the bund area hotels and how much would it cost? Since we will be arriving late, we want to know the quickest way. Thanks!

  20. admin says:

    Hello Jandi,

    Arriving at Pudong Airport at 11:45pm, you are only left the choice of taking a cab since all other forms of public transportation ( shuttle bus, subway and maglev ) are not available due to the late hour. It costs you about CNY 180 for the taxi night ride from Pudong airport to your hotel on the Bund.

  21. Leeann says:

    Hi..is there any shuttle bus to Nanjing Road ? I will be staying at Radisson Blu New World..if i take a taxi, how much it will cost me ? Thanks..

  22. admin says:

    Hello Leeann,

    I think your hotel – Radisson Blu New World is located on 88 Nanjing Road! So you are on Nanjng Road! Please ask your hotel people for the direction to the pedestrian section of the Nanjing Road.

  23. Robin Greely says:

    Hi,

    Can you advise the best way and cost to get to the Seagull Hotel on the Bund from Pudong Airport? Thanks.

  24. admin says:

    Hello Robin Greely,

    Just take subway line 2 directly from Pudong airport and get off at the station of East Nanjing Road (南京东路). Then walk or take a taxi to Seagull Hotel by the bund. The station of East Nanjing Road is not far from your hotel. Cost around RMB 20 + subway fee.

  25. Joyce says:

    Hello,
    I like to have two question :
    1/ If i have a luggage for 20kg plus a camera bag, can you advise the bus transfer from Pudong Airport to shanghai city, do i have to carry up to the bus or they have a lower compartment at the lower bus area?
    2/ do you advise if i take the bus transfer to Galaxy Hotel then take a tax to bis Shanghai Lianyang? which way are more cost effective?
    Thanks

  26. admin says:

    Hello Joyce;

    it is faster and more convenient to take subway insread of public bus.

  27. gary says:

    hi! there’s 8 of us arriving at pudong international airport at 11:45pm. what is the best way to get to the new harbour service apartment located at no. 88 yongshou road, huangpu district? thank you.

  28. admin says:

    Hello Gary,

    It’s a bt late for subway and shuttle bus, you may try taxis, which are available 24 hours.

  29. Susan says:

    I have 7:55 a.m. flight to HKG from Pudong Airport. Will stay near Bund. Can I take subway line 2 to Maglev, transfer to Maglev and reach airport by 7 (and is that early enough?)? How hard is it to transfer from Line 2 to Maglev, buy ticket, etc.? Thanks.

  30. admin says:

    Hello Susan,

    You have three choices of transportation to go to Pudong airport:

    1. Take subway line 2 directly from downtown ( to say, East Nanjing Road Station or People’s Square station, both not far from your hotel ).

    Taking the subway of line 2 from East Nanjing Road (南京东路),interchange at Guanglan Road (广兰路),till you get to Pudong airport. If you take the earliest train starting from East Nanjing Road at 5:35 and you will get to Pudong airport in one hour at about 6:54am.

    2. Take subway line 2 and interchange at Longyang Station (龙阳)for Maglev. The first maglev train starts from Longyang Station at 06:45am. So you will arrive at Pudong airport around 7:00am.

    3. In your case, I suggest you prebook a taxi to get to Pudong airport at least 2-3 hours in advance since Shanghai – Hongkong belongs to a kind of international flights.

  31. deedee says:

    hi… im going to shanghai early this february 2013, we will be arrived at pudong international airport.. we have been booked hotel in east nanjing road…. can you help me how i can get to our hotel in east nanjing road? i have read about the metro line.. but i cant understand very well… can u help me…. step by step which way i should go…..
    and im confuse about the magleve and the train……. thank you for your help….

  32. admin says:

    Hello Deedee,

    To get from Pudong airport to the East Nanjing Road is very easy, just take subway line 2 directly from Pudong airport and get off at the station of East Nanjing Road (南京路), then walk to your hotel nearby. By the way, on the subway transportation from Pudong airport to East Nanjing Road, you have to interchange at the station of Guanglan (广兰站).

  33. Nana says:

    Hi,

    Can I know what is the best way to pudong international airport from The Bund hotel shanghai and how much does it cost?

    Btw, how long does the journey takes?

    Thank you.

  34. admin says:

    Hello Nana,

    1. Take a taxi directly from the Bund hotel Shanghai to Pudong airport: approx. RMB 170

    1. First take a taxi to your nearest subway station of East Nanjing Road 南京东路 ( Subway Line 2). Then take the subway line 2 directly to Pudong airport: approx. RMB 25.

  35. Danica says:

    Hi there,
    My flight time is 0910 from PuDong Airport to Tokyo which means I have to be at the airport around 0700. I have checked the Shanghai metro website about the train departure time. However, I can’t find any information about travelling time.

    Can you please help me out with this? From East Nanjing Road to PuDong airport. To be arrived at the airport around 0700am. Do you think I can catch the earliest metro to the airport?
    Many thanks

  36. admin says:

    Hello Danica,

    Yes, You can catch the first metro to get to Pudong airport around 7:00am.

    06:04am : First Train (Metro Line 2) leaves from East Nanjing Road

    06:28am: Your train arrive at Guanglan Road Station (广兰路),you get off and interchange for Pudong Airport around 06:3oam

    07:05am (Approx.): You train leaves from Guanglan Road Station around 06:30am and arrive at Pudong Airport at 07:05am

    —————————————

    East Nanjing Road – Guanglan Road Travel time: 24 minutes ( every 5 minutes)

    Guanglan Road – Pudong airport travel time: 35 minutes (every 6 minutes)

  37. Nelli says:

    Hi,

    We are old senior citizen couple arriving Shanghai Pudong International airport on the 7th October 2013 at 15.00 hrs. we got a booking at Salvo hotel, 339 Guangdong road, shanghai 200001. Kindly tell us considering our age and we got 30 kg luggage also, we feel bus will be best for us or you please suggest us what is the best way to reach hotel and how much does it cost. we will not be able to interchange etc., if it is taxi how much it cost? is there any airport shuttle we can take? please give us right direction. thank you.

  38. admin says:

    Hello Nelli,

    Considering your age and heavy luggage, we suggest you take a taxi directly from Pudong airport to Salvo Hotel, 49km, taxi fare approx. RMB185.

  39. Nelli says:

    Thank you. Is there is any airport registered taxis, which are prepaid and safe? and where to take them, and how about coming back to airport our flight back home is on the 11th at 10 pm night, Whether I should book return taxi at the airport? or can I get at hotel?

    How to find a English speaking guide in Shanghai, who can arrange for us, and how much it will cost per day? specially if we want to go for shopping and sight seeing etc., We want to go by ourselves with the guide no arranged tours. Also is these local guides are reliable?

  40. admin says:

    Hello Nelli,

    Basically, people would wait in line at the official taxi stand for your turn to take a taxi, which is normally safe. If you prefer to prebook a private car for airport trasnfer, you may contact a local travel agency for airport private transfer. Please check the airport transfer rates at the page below:

    http://www.tour-beijing.com/shanghai_travel_guide/shanghai_transportation/car_rental.php.

    As for the transfer back to the airport, you may either ask your hotel to arrange a taxi or, hail taxi on your own, or book a private car for your airport transfer.

    On the page below:
    http://www.tour-beijing.com/shanghai_travel_guide/shanghai_transportation/car_rental.php, there are some tour guide rates for your reference.

    You may join in a local group tour to go sightseeing in Shanghai, see
    http://www.tour-beijing.com/shanghai_bus_tour/ .

    You may book a private day to visit Shanghai, see:
    http://www.tour-beijing.com/shanghai_private_tour/.

    Or you may just travel on your own and walk around Shanghai.

    Have a good stay in Shanghai!

  41. Marcel Jones says:

    Hello

    Could you tell me please how long it would take on subway line 2 from Pudong Airport to travel to West Nanjing Rd? Im staying at Howard Johnson Business Club Hotel Shanghai. Thank You very much

  42. Daniel says:

    Hello Marcel Jones,

    It takes about one and half hours.

  43. j.moule says:

    Please advise the best way of how to get to the hotel Sunrise on the Bund and appox cost of

    1. By taxi
    2. Maglev train and then taxi
    3. Bus
    regards

  44. Daniel says:

    Hello J.moule,

    1. By taxi: 48km, taxi fare approx. RMB190

    2. Maglev train and then taxi: arrival at the Maglev station (Longyang) from the airport and take a taxi to your hotel: 12km, taxi fare approx. RMB60

    3. Subway + Bus: it is better first to take subway line 2 directly from Pudong airport and get off at the stop of East Nanjing Road (南京东路) and exit from Eixt 7 and walk 20 meters to take public bus No.921 and get off at the 4th stop of Gaoyang, Dongdamin Road ( 东大名路高阳路站) and walk to your hotel (170 meters )

  45. Jimmy Sendersley says:

    I am arriving at Pudong Int. Airport with 2 of my frinds on July 13, 2013, 10.45pm. How far is Wyndham Grand Plaza Oriental Shanghai from the airport and how much will it cost us to get a taxi.

  46. Daniel says:

    Hello Jimmy Sendersley,

    Wyndham Grand Plaza Oriental Shanghai is about 39km to the northwest of Pudong Airport and taxi fare approx. RMB 160

  47. Jimmy Sendersley says:

    Thank you very much Daniel. Would it be good to book a taxi in advance, prior to arrival date or can easily get a taxi at the taxi stand on arrival?

  48. Daniel says:

    hello Jimmy Sendersley,

    yes, just follow the sign for official taxi stand and take the taxi to your hotel. It is easy

  49. joyce d says:

    we are transporting from shanghai pudong airport to manila but we have at least 7 hrs layover before we board for manila. where is the nearest shopping mall or a flea market that we go during that time.

  50. Daniel says:

    Hello Joyce D,

    You have to go to the downtown area in Puxi ( the airport is in Pudong ). You may take the subway line 2 from Pudong airport and get off at East Nanjing Road Station where you can shop along the famous shopping street – Nanjing Road.

    For more markets, please visit
    http://www.tour-beijing.com/blog/shanghai-travel/top-10-markets-in-shanghai-shopping-in-the-markets-of-shanghai/

    Have a good time in Shanghai.

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