Transfer to/from - Pudong airport (PVG)


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



There are several services to the city. Line 1 - to Hongqiao airport and train station and to Hub East Center; 2 - Hotel Equatorial Shanghai; 4 - Yunshan, Pudong, Huangxing, Yunguang Xincun; 5 - to Shanghai Railway Station, with stops at Longyang, Xinkaihe and Middle Zhejiang; 7 - connects the enclosure with Shanghai South Railway Station; 8 - to Nanhui via CNAF Station, Zhupan Highway-Chuannan Feng Highway, Nanzhu Highway, Zhouzhu Highway and Yan Cang; 9 - Xinshuang Metro Station. They operate approximately between 7:00 am and 11:00 pm, with frequencies of 10-25 minutes.

District line 1 goes to Shiwan and Hang Cheng Garden between 8:00 am and 7:20 pm. There is also a night bus to Hongqiao Airport that runs from 11:00 pm until 5:00 am, with 45 min. intervals. More information: Tel +86 216 834 6612 / 216 834 6830 / 215 151 5519 / 216 802 2000.

Frequent long-distance coaches are available to Qidong, Nantong, Wuxi, Jiangyin, Suzhou and Kunshan. More information: Tel +86 216 834 5743.


The Maglev (Tel +86 212 890 7777) is a high-speed train that links the airport with metro line 2 at Longyang Road Station (travel time: 8 minutes). It leaves every 15-20 min. from 6:45 am to 9:40 pm.


Line 2 from Shanghai Metro (Tel +86 216 437 0000) travels to Guanglan Road (transfer stop to East Xujing) from 6:00 am to 10:30 pm, with 8-minute intervals. Intermediate stops include Chuansha, Tangzhen, Zhangjiang High Technology Park, Lujiazui, People's Square, Beixinjing and Hongqiao airport.


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Cabs available outside the Arrivals Hall of both terminals. Extra charges apply for travelling between 11:00 pm and 5:00 am. Journey time to downtown Shanghai is 25-40 minutes.

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Latest updates: March 24, 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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