Shanghai Pudong International Airport
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Getting to and from Pudong Airport
Pudong Airport is about 30 kilometers away from downtown Shanghai, an hour’s drive from People's Square. There are several forms of transportation, including airport shuttle buses, the maglev and the metro line 2.
By airport shuttle bus
Eight airport bus lines from Pudong International Airport serve passengers to destinations such as People's Square, Jing'an Temple, Xujiahui, Shanghai and Pudong railway stations, and Hongqiao International Airport.
The buses are labelled "机场X线" (Airport Bus Line X) and typically operate every 15 to 30 minutes. The bus ticket fees range from 2 to 22 yuan.
There are also long distance coaches that can take people to neighboring provinces and cities, such as Suzhou and Hangzhou, and a hotel shuttle bus that goes directly to hotels downtown.
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
Longyang Rd. Station
Longyang Rd. Station
every 15 mins.
every 20 mins.