China vacations info – Airports in Shanghai

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There are 2 airports in Shanghai: Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Most international flights are in the Shanghai Pudong International Airport ( For the international flights, the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport only provides 11 flights to Tokyo,Japan every day). Both the two airports have the Chinese domestic flights services available. For the travellers, you will need to pay attention to the airport code in your flight tickets. A lot of people missed the planes because of heading to the wrong airport. The airport code for the Shanghai Pudong International Airport is PVG and the code for Hongqiao Airport is SHA. If you are going to catch a connecting flight to another city, you’d better make sure you are using the same airport of Shanghai. You will need to plan enough time for your transit if your flight is in another airport of Shanghai.

1. Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG):
There are 560 flights (in and out) here every day. You can fly to 73 foreign cities and 62 Chinese domestic cities from this airport. To get here from the downtown of Shanghai, you can take the Pudong airport buses. The subway is also a good choice. You can take the Line 2 subway to the stop named Longyanglu first, then get the magnetic suspension train (office hours:6:45 – 21:30) to the Shanghai Pudong International Airport. It takes only 7 minutes from the Longyanglu to the Pudong airport. The ticket price is 50 rmb and you can get 20% off if you can show your flight tickets ( airport code is PVG ). For the taxi servcie, it will take you 45 minutes from the downtown of Shanghai to the Pudong airport (cost 120 rmb). By the way, the bus service to Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wuxi and Suzhou is also availalbe here in the Pudong airport. (more info about the China vacations, Beijing flights and Lhasa travel at Travel2ChinaInfo Dot COM)

The Shanghai Pudong International Airport has 2 terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. You can get to the Terminal 2 by the Pudong airport buses and the magnetic suspension train. There are terminal links (buses) available for your transportation between the 2 terminals. The terminal link service is available every 15 minutes and the office hours are 6:00 – 21:00.

2. Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA):
There are 540 flights (in and out) here every day. This airport is only 13 kilometers away from the downtown of Shanghai. You can get here by taking the city buses or taxi. The taxi service will only cost you 40 rmb (from the Renmin Square to the Hongqiao Airport). If you met the rush hours of Shanghai, you can take the Line 2 subway to the Songhonglu first, then get a taxicab to the Hongqiao Airport. There are buses heading to Hangzhou, Nanjing, Suzhou, Wuxi here in this airport too.

3. Information about the Pudong Airport Buses:

There are 8 Pudong Airport Bus lines heading to the Shanghai Pudong Airport. ( phone number for the Pudong Airport Bus Service: 021-68346612 )

Line 1: Hongqiao Airport (6:00-21:30) – Pudong Airport ( 7:20 – time of the last flight ), 61 kilometers, about 60 minutes’ ride, available every 20 minutes, non-stop.

Line 2: Jinansi (6:00) – Pudong Airport (23:00), 53 kilometers, about 60 minutes’ ride, available 15 minutes, ticket price: 19 rmb.

Line 3: Yinhe Hotel (5:30 – 20:00) – Xujiahui (Wanpingnanlu) – Dapuqiao – Longyanglu subway station – Zhangjiang high tech – Pudong Airport (7:20- 23:00), 52 kilometers, about 90 minutes’ ride, available every 15 minutes, ticket price: 20 rmb.

Line 4: Swan (Tian e) Hotel ( 6:00 – 20:00 ) – Luxun Park – Dabaishu – Wujiaochang – Depinglu – Pudong Airport (8:00 – 23:00), 52 kilometers, about 80 minutes’ ride, available every 30 minutes, ticket price: 18 rmb.

Line 5: Shanghai Railway Station (5:30- 20:00) – Renmin Square – Dongfang Hospital – Luoshanlu – Pudong Airport (7:20 – 23:00), 50 kilometers, about 80 minutes’ ride, available every 20 minutes, ticket price: 18 rmb.

Line 6: Shanghai West Railway Station (6:00 – 20:00) – Nanshilu – Baiyulu – Changninglu – Huashanlu – Dongfang Hospital – Dongfanglu – Zhangjiang High Tech – Pudong Airport (8:00 – 23:00), available every 20 – 30 minutes, ticket price: 20 rmb.

Line 7: Shanghai South Railway Station (6:50 – 21:30) – Pudong Airport (7:50-23:00), about 60 minutes’ ride, ticket price: 20 rmb, non-stop.

Line 8: Hangchengyuan (7:30 – 18:45) – Lingangxincheng – Guoyuan – Shuyuan – Mianchang – Xingang – Laogang – Zhonggang – Wangjiatan – Dongmen – Yancang – Zhuqiao – Shiwanzhen – Cangchuerqu – Dongfang Hangkong – Hangyouzhan – Haiguancangku – Jiaotongdui – Baiguanzhongxin – Pudong Airport (8:00 – 19:15), ticket price: 2 – 16 rmb.


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