Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport Guide (SHA)

Airport info
Code: SHA
2550 Hongqiao Road, Changning, Shanghai, 200335, China

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is situated 13km (8 miles) southwest of Shanghai city centre.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +86
(021) 96990.
Timezone: GMT ++08:00
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport map

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is Shanghai’s second busiest airport and the city’s main hub for domestic flights – although it does also operate a number of international routes. Our Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport guide provides information on terminal services, airport transportation and accommodation options nearby.

Airport news

An extension to the city's Maglev system is proposed, which would provide a direct connection with Pudong airport about 55km (33 miles) away in about 15 minutes.


Tourist information is available by telephone (tel: (021) 2234 1147). All signs and intercom announcements are in English and Chinese.

Driving directions

Taking the westbound Yan’an Xilu Highway is the easiest route to reach the airport from central Shanghai. The Hongqiao exit is clearly signposted.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

Rail:Metro lines 2 and 10 (tel: (021) 643 70000; link the airport with central Shanghai. Line 2 also runs east to Shanghai Pudong Airport. The journey time to the city centre is about 35 minutes, and the fare is around ¥6.

Public transport road

Bus:Public buses run regularly to city destinations, including the city ticket office. Bus 941 runs to Shanghai Railway Station, bus 938 links to Pudong Yangjiadu, bus 806 operates to Zhong Shan Nan Yi, bus 807 runs to Shanghai West Railway Station, and Airport Bus 1 serves Shan Xi Lu. There is limited space on buses for luggage.

Shuttle:Most major hotels run shuttle buses to/from the airport.

Coach:Long-distance coach services run to Suzhou, Nan Jing and Hangzhou.

Taxi:Taxis are available outside the arrivals area; the driver should use the meter but, if it is not working, agree on the fare before leaving the airport. Travellers should make sure they join the correct taxi queue as there are separate queues depending on the distance of the journey. A taxi trip into the centre (journey time: around 25-40 minutes) includes a toll upon exiting the airport, which is added to the fare. It is best to have the destination required written in Chinese or indicated on a map. Average fares into the city start at between ¥70 and 100.

Terminal facilities


Bureaux de change, banks and ATMs can be found throughout Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.


There are post offices in each terminal. International direct dial telephones are available in Arrivals, while public telephones take local coins and phone cards. Internet access is available within the terminals, and free Wi-Fi is available at several locations.


There are numerous restaurants, bars and coffee shops in both terminals, ranging from local eateries to international brands.


Duty-free shopping can be found just outside the airport entrance. Chinese specialities, such as silk clothing and scroll paintings, are available for purchase within the terminals, and there is also a range of international luxury boutiques to explore.


Luggage trolley hire is available at various points within the terminals. Uniformed porters can be hired to assist with baggage – travellers should note that tipping is not allowed. A left-luggage service is available for those wishing to secure their luggage. Enquiries into lost or found items should be made to the lost property office in the arrivals hall of Terminal 2 (tel: (021) 2238 1085).


Other facilities at the airport include smoking areas, medical clinics and a beauty salon.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

Three small business centres at the airport offer copying, fax and internet services – one is located in Terminal 1 and two are in Terminal 2. For more extensive business facilities, the Shanghai International Airport Hotel (tel: (021) 6268 8866; provides various meeting rooms, telephone, fax and photocopying facilities, as well as catering services. A selection of VIP lounges are located in the departures area.

Disabled facilities

There are toilets for disabled travellers in the terminal buildings and the airport is equipped with lifts and ramps for wheelchair access.

Car parking

Extensive long- and short-term parking is available in front of both terminal buildings.

Car rental

Most visitors hire a car with a driver (often from their hotel) on a daily or weekly basis. Otherwise, Angel Car Rental and Avis offer self-drive cars and cars with drivers.


There are a number of hotels near Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, but the majority of accommodation – including many international chains – are located closer to the city centre. Many hotels offer shuttle connections, and assistance with hotel reservations is available within the terminals.

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Shanghai Marriott Hotel Hongqiao

(021) 6237 6000.

A good option for those on business with its choice of meeting and event facilities, the 5-star Shanghai Marriott Hotel Hongqiao is located less than 2km (1.3 miles) from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. On-site dining is available in the form of a steakhouse and a café, and there is a fitness centre to work off the jet lag.

Novotel Atlantis Shanghai

(021) 5036 6666.

The 4-star Novotel Atlantis Shanghai hotel is located 5km (3 miles) from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. The hotel has a health club, spa, indoor pool and four on-site restaurants. Meeting space for up to 150 people is available to hire.

Regal Shanghai East Asia Hotel

(021) 6415 5588.

Boasting a bowling alley among its various leisure facilities, the 5-star Regal Shanghai East Asia Hotel is located 8km (5 miles) from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. A choice of restaurants is available to guests, while business travellers can make use of the extensive meeting space.

Sheraton Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel

(021) 6275 8888.

Boasting Chinese, Japanese and Italian restaurants, the Sheraton Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel is a 15-minute drive from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Meeting facilities and fitness services are also available on-site.

Shanghai International Airport Hotel

(021) 6268 8866.

One of the closest hotels to the terminals, this budget option offers remote check-in for flights to Japan and a shuttle transfer to the international terminal.

368 Yingbin 1 Road, Changning, 200335, Shanghai, China

Jin Jiang New Garden Hotel

(021) 6242 6688.

Branding itself as a business hotel, the Jin Jiang New Garden Hotel is located close to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. The hotel has a range of dining options, a beauty salon, and meeting space for up to 250 people.

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1900 Hongqiao Road

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