Transfer to/from - Pudong airport (PVG)

 

Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Pudong airport (PVG)

Transportation

Bus

There are several services to the city departing from Terminal 2. They operate between approximately 6:30 am and 11:00 pm, with intervals of 30-60 minutes. More information: Tel +86 216 834 6612 / 216 834 6830 / 215 151 5519 / 216 802 2000.

1 - to Hongqiao airport and railway station and Hub East Traffic Center
2 - Yunshan, Deping, Yuanshen, Dongfang, People's Square
4 - Wujianchang, Yunguang Xincun, Hongkou Football Stadium
7 - Chuansha, Huaxiadong, Huaxiaxi
8 - Haitiansan, Huhang, Zhupan, Chuannanfeng, Nanzhu
9 - Xinshuang metro station

District line 1 runs to Shiwan and Hang Cheng Garden between 8:00 am and 7:15 pm.

There is also a night bus to Hongqiao airport which runs from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am, with a frequency of 45 min.

Frequent long-distance services are available to Qidong, Nantong, Wuxi, Jiangyin, Suzhou, Kunshan, Changzhou, Qingtian, Hangzhou, Cixi, Jiashan, Yiwu, Tongxiang.

Train

The Maglev (Tel +86 212 890 7777) is a high-speed train that connects the airport with metro line 2 at Longyang Road Station (travel time: 8 minutes). It departs every 15 min. from 7:02 am to 9:42 pm.

Metro

Line 2 from Shanghai Metro (Tel +86 216 437 0000) travels to Guanglan Road (transfer stop to East Xujing) from 5:20 am to 11:44 pm, with 10-minute intervals. Intermediate stops include Chuansha, Tangzhen, Zhangjiang High Technology Park, Lujiazui, People's Square, Jing'an Temple, Zhongshan Park and Hongqiao airport and railway station.

 

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Taxi

Vehicles available outside the Arrivals Hall of both terminals. Shanghai Dazhong (Tel +86 219 6822) is one of the companies available for pre-booking. Extra charges apply for travel between 11:00 pm and 5:00 am. Travel time to downtown Shanghai is 25-40 minutes.

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Latest updates: October 16, 2023

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
 
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
 
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
 
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
 
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
 
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
 
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign. If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
 
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