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About Shanghai Pudong International Airport (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.

Airport news:

A third terminal and a satellite terminal are currently under construction, due to open in 2019. Additional plans for a new rail link connecting Shanghai's two international airports have been unveiled.

Information:

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).

Website:

http://www.shairport.com

Driving directions:

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.

Airport Info

Code:
PVG
Address:
Pudong, S1 Yingbin Expressway, Shanghai,
Location:

Shanghai Pudong International Airport is located 30km (19 miles) southeast of central Shanghai, in eastern China.

No. of terminals:
2
Telephone:

+86 21 96990

Public Transport

Public transport road:

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 (departures every 15-25 minutes from 0700-2300; journey time: 30-40 minutes). 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 (same frequency and times).

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.

Public transport rail:

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). Trains run every 15 minutes from 0700 to 2140. 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.

Terminal facilities

Money:

Several banks, bureaux de change, and ATMs are located within the terminal buildings, within both the arrivals and departure areas.

Food:

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.

Shopping:

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.

Luggage:

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).

Other:

Baby change/feeding rooms can be found within the terminals. There is a pharmacy in the shopping centre on the third floor of Terminal 2, and nursing rooms in both terminals. Transit beds are available on an hourly basis.

Airport facilities

Disabled facilities:

There are lifts and ramps to provide easy access for wheelchair users; free wheelchairs are available for passengers over 70 years old, pregnant women and those with disabilities. Passengers requiring other special assistance should contact their airline prior to travel. Disabled toilets and TDD telephones can be found within the passenger terminals.

Car parking:

There is an open-air car park for short- and long-term parking, located in front of the terminal buildings.

Car rental:

There are no car rental services available at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.