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Updated:2017-07-19

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Maglev trains levitate above the tracks and are propelled forward by electromagnetic force. The levitation means trains can reach up to 500 kilometers per hour with an exceptionally smooth ride.

Starting operation on January 29, 2004 as the first commercial high-speed maglev railway in the world, the Shanghai Maglev Train links Pudong International Airport with Longyang Road Metro Station, a transfer to Line 2 and Line 7. The 30-kilometer ride from Longyang Road Metro station to Pudong International Airport takes less than eight minutes, with the maximum speed reaching 431 kilometers per hour. The maglev trains operate every 15 minutes.

A standard one-way ticket costs 50 yuan and is valid for the whole day, and a round-trip ticket valid within 7 days cost 80 yuan. VIP tickets cost 100 yuan (single-trip) or 160 yuan (round-trip within 7 days) are also available.

Maglev train information

Operation time

6:45am-9:40pm

First train

Longyang Rd. Station

6:45am

Airport Station

7:02am

Last train

Longyang Rd. Station

9:40pm

Airport Station

9:42pm

Interval

6:45am-5pm

every 15 mins.

5pm-9:40pm

every 20 mins.

Max speed

6:45am-8:45am

300km/h

9am-10:45am

430km/h

11am-12:45pm

300km/h

1pm-4:45pm

430km/h

5am-9:40pm

300km/h

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