The 4-star Novotel Atlantis Shanghai 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 also available.
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport Guide (SHA)
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is situated 13km (8 miles) southwest of Shanghai city centre.
Shanghai’s second largest airport, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is a key hub for domestic flights, although it does still operate a number of international routes. The airport is also among China’s busiest. Our Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport guide provides information on services, transportation and accommodation.
A new terminal, extensions to metro lines 2 and 10 linking the airport with downtown Shanghai, and a new bus terminus were completed in time for the World Expo 2010. Plans to extend the city's high-speed Maglev line to the airport have been put on hold.
Tourist information is available by telephone (tel: (021) 6439 0630). All signs are in English and Chinese, as are the intercom announcements.
Taking the Yan’an Xilu Highway is the easiest way to get to the airport from central Shanghai. The Hongqiao exit is clearly signposted.
Rail: Metro lines 2 and 10 (tel: 643 70000; www.shmetro.com) link the airport (Terminal 2) with central Shanghai. Line 2 also runs east to Shanghai Pudong Airport. The journey time to the city centre is around 35 minutes, and the fare is ¥6.
Bus: Public buses run regularly to city destinations, including the city ticket office. Bus 925 runs to People's Square, bus 938 runs to Pudong Yangjiadu, bus 806 runs to Zhong Shan Nan Yi, bus 807 runs to Shanghai West Railway Station, and Airport Bus 1 runs to Shan Xi Lu. There is limited space on buses for luggage. Further information is available from Airport Shuttle Bus Services (tel: (021) 6834 6912 or 6645).
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 arrivals; the driver should use the meter, however, 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: approximately 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.
There are bureaux de change, banks and ATMs throughout Shanghai Hongqiao airport.
There are two post offices, one in each terminal. International direct dial telephones are available in Arrivals, while public telephones take local coins and phone cards. Internet access is also available.
There are numerous restaurants, bars and coffee shops in both terminals.
There is duty-free shopping, as well as a shopping market located just outside the airport entrance. Chinese specialities, such as silk clothing and scroll paintings, are available for purchase.
Trolley hire is available. Uniformed porters can also be hired, although travellers should note that tipping is not allowed. A left-luggage service is also available. A lost property office is located in the arrivals hall of Terminal 2 (tel: (021) 5114 2071).
These include smoking areas throughout the terminals, two clinics and a beauty salon.
There are three mini business centres at the airport, offering mainly 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; www.siah.com) offers various meeting rooms, telephone, fax and photocopying facilities, as well as catering services, 24 hours a day. VIP lounges are also available.
There are toilets for disabled travellers in the terminal buildings and the airport is equipped with lifts, elevators and ramps to provide easy access.
Extensive long- and short-term parking is available in front of both terminal buildings.
Most visitors hire a car with a driver (often from their hotel) on a daily or weekly basis. Otherwise, Angel Car Rental is based at the airport. Avis is currently the only international car hire company to operate at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport; it offers self-drive cars and cars with drivers.