Shanghai Transportation

Airports in Shanghai
There are two airports in Shanghai, that is Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, which are 40 kilometers apart.

Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Located in Pudong District, the airport is about 30 kilometers away from the downtown area. Shanghai Pudong International Airport serve both domestic and international flights,  visitors can fly from here to over 300 cities at home and abroad.

Transportation To & From Shanghai Pudong International Airport
1.Shuttle Buses
Currently nine airport shuttle bus lines are operated from Pudong International Airport to downtown and suburban areas of Shanghai, including Renmin Road, Jing’an Temple, Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai South Railway Station, Longyang Road and Hongqiao Airport. These shuttle bus lines are Line 1, Line 2, Line 4, Line 5, Line 7, Line 8, Line 9, Pudong Hub Line 1 and Late Night Bus. The service hours of Shanghai Pudong International Airport shuttle buses are different and the general time spans are 06:30- 45 minutes after the last flight arrival from airport to downtown and 05:00-21:30 from downtown to Pudong airport, with an interval of 15-45 minutes and expense of CNY 8-34. The Disney Line is suspended and its reopening time is unknown at the moment.

Line 2 of Shanghai metro has a stop at the airport, called "Pudong International Airport Stop". The metro operating time is 06:00-22:30. Passengers take Shanghai metro Line 2 for Pudong airport or the urban areas are suggested to pay attention to the terminal information.

3.Maglev Train
Shanghai Maglev Train connects Shanghai Pudong Airport and Longyang Road, from where passengers can transfer to Shanghai metro Line 2, 7 and 16. The single-trip price is 50 yuan per person and it only takes you eight minutes to cover the 30-kilometer distance. Its service time from Pudong Airport to Longyang Road is 07:02-21:42(extras at night: 22:15, 22:40), while from Longyang Road to Pudong Airport is 06:45-21:40, with an interval of 15-20 minutes.

Shanghai Maglev Train

Long distance coaches are available at Shanghai Pudong Airport to some cities of East China such as Hangzhou, Jiaxing, Yiwu, Suzhou, Wuxi and Ningbo.

Passengers can also choose to take taxi for Pudong airport or the urban areas if in a hurry, provided that there’s no traffic jam. The time and cost vary depending on distance.

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Hongqiao Airport is just 13 kilometers away from the downtown area, and most of its flights are domestic ones.

Transportation To & From Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Travelers can take Shanghai metro Line 2 or Line 10 to Terminal 2, or take Line 10 to Terminal 1 of Hongqiao International Airport.

Buses are available at Hongqiao Airport to downtown and suburban areas of Shanghai, including East Yan’an Road(The Bund), Lujiazui, Shanghai Railway Station and Pudong Airport. The service hours of these buses vary and the general span is 05:30- 45 minutes after the last flight arrival, with an interval of 20-40 minutes and expense of CNY 2-34.

Travelers can also take a cab at the Arrivals Level of Terminal 1 or the South to Gate 4 of Arrivals Level of Terminal 2.

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Railway stations in Shanghai
There are mainly three railway stations in Shanghai, that is, Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai South Railway Station and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station.

Shanghai Railway Station
Located in Jing’an District and adjacent to Shanghai Long-distance Bus Terminal, Shanghai Railway Station is an important part of Shanghai railway hub. There are Beijing-Shanghai Railway, Shanghai-Kunming Railway, Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity Railway passing through the station. Passengers can take bus such as No. 58, 234, 332, 510, 844, or Shanghai metro Line 1, 3 or 4 to get to Shanghai Railway Station.

Shanghai South Railway Station
The station is located in Xuhui District of Shanghai. Beijing-Shanghai Railway, Shanghai-Hangzhou Railway and Shanghai-Jinshan Line(the first municipal railway in Shanghai) go through the station. Buses such as No. 144, 867, 973 and 315(night bus to Shanghai Railway Station) are available at the south square of Shanghai South Railway Station, and buses such as No. 763, 729, 180, 747 and 301(night bus to Shanghai Railway Station) are available at the north square. Shanghai metros Line 1 and 3 are also available near the station.

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Most trains depart from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station are high-speed or bullet trains. Beijing-Shanghai High-speed Railway, Shanghai-Wuhan-Chengdu High-speed Railway, Shanghai-Hangzhou-Ningbo Passenger Railway and Shanghai-Kunming High-speed Railway pass the Hongqiao station, making it one of the important railway passenger transport hubs connecting East China with the whole country. Travelers can take bus such as No. 316, 320, 941, or metro Line 2, 10 or 17 to get to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station.

Shanghai Metro
Up till now, Shanghai Metro is the longest urban rail transit system in the world. Its first line was officially opened in 1993, making Shanghai the third city in China to open a metro after Beijing and Tianjin.

In 2019, the average daily passenger volume of the Shanghai Metro is approximately 10.65 million, with a total passenger volume of 3.88 billion.

Detailed information about Shanghai Metro can be found at the official website:

Cruise Ports in Shanghai
There are mainly two ports in Shanghai for international cruises, that is, Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal and Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal. Cruise ships connect these two ports with Japan, South Korea, Singapore and some other countries.