Shanghai Pudong International Airport Guide (PVG)
Shanghai Pudong International Airport is the main international airport serving the Chinese city of Shanghai; it is also one of the major hubs of the region. Our Shanghai Pudong International Airport guide offers information on terminal facilities, public transportation access and nearby accommodation, as well as airport contact details.
A third terminal and a satellite terminal are currently under construction. Additional plans for a new rail link connecting Shanghai’s two international airports have been unveiled.
Flight information in English is available within the international terminal. Information counters are located in front of both the domestic and international security checks. Shanghai Pudong International Airport also has a flight and general information line (tel: +86 21 3848 4500).
Shanghai’s outer and inner ring roads link to the airport via Yingbin Road, which runs through the airport, and Fareast Road, which is west of the airport, respectively. The outer ring road also connects Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (journey time: 1 hour). The total drive time from central Shanghai to Shanghai Pudong International Airport is approximately 50 minutes, depending on traffic.
Rail:The Maglev Train (tel: +86 21 2890 7777; www.smtdc.com/en), a high-speed magnetic levitation train, connects the airport with metro line 2 at Longyang Station (journey time: 8 minutes; fare: ¥50). Trains run every 15 minutes from 0700 to 2100. The station is situated next to the airport and is connected to the terminal by a bridge. Underground metro line 2 links Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.
Another, cheaper and slower, option is Metro Line 2 (tel: +86 21 6437 0000; www.shmetro.com) which takes about an hour into the city centre and costs ¥8.
Bus:Several bus routes from the airport serve various areas of Shanghai. Airport bus 1 connects Shanghai Pudong International Airport with Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (journey time: 30-40 minutes; fare: ¥30). Other routes run to City Air Terminal (Jingan Temple), Galaxy Hotel, Hongkou Football Stadium, Zhongshan Park, Lin Gang Xin Cheng and Shanghai South Railway Station.
Taxi:Taxis are available from outside the terminals: passengers must join the correct queue for the desired destination. Passengers should ensure the driver uses the meter. The journey time to central Shanghai is 25-40 minutes, and fares start at around ¥160.
Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Telephones, mobile device charging stations and static internet kiosks are also located within the terminals. There is also an on-site post office.
There are numerous restaurants, coffee shops and bars, mainly on the third floor of both terminals. These include fast-food outlets, restaurants serving local fare, and international food retailers.
Shops at Shanghai Pudong International Airport include gift retailers, designer brand shops and duty-free outlets. The majority of shops are concentrated in dedicated shopping areas on the third floor of both terminals.
Left-luggage facilities are available in both terminals. A lost and found office can be found between Gates 6 and 7 in International Arrivals of Terminal 1 (tel: +86 21 6834 6324) and in the departure hall of Terminal 2 (tel: +86 21 6834 0417).
A business centre (tel: +86 21 6834 6519) is located between the international and domestic arrivals areas. This facility provides telephones, fax and internet facilities for business visitors. There is also a VIP room, as well as several lounges operated by various airlines at the airport.
Jinjiang Inn Pudong Airport Hotel (tel: +86 21 6835 3568; hotels.jinjiang.com) offers 24-hour business facilities, including various meeting rooms, telephone, fax and photocopying facilities. The Ramada Pudong Airport Shanghai Hotel (tel: +86 21 3849 4949; www.ramada.com) also has large meeting and business facilities, including a ballroom accommodating up to 280 delegates. The Shanghai New International Expo Centre is also nearby (tel: +86 21 2890 6888; en.sniec.net).
There is a three-floor multistorey car park with space for over 3,000 vehicles, and a surface car park for short- and long-term parking, located in front of the terminal buildings.
Self-drive cars are available, although most visitors choose to hire a car with a driver (often from their hotel) on a daily or weekly basis. Avis and Hertz are among the car hire operators represented at the airport.