Hongqiao Airport of Shanghai

Hongqiao Airport is located in Shanghai's western suburbs. It is a convenient 13-kilometer distance from the city's center and is one of the busiest airports in China.

It accommodates domestic arrivals and departures while also providing a service to Tokyo and Seoul, and having a standby capacity for international flight landings.

With 15 waiting halls, 15 luggage conveyors, 18 VIP lounges, and a variety of shops, restaurants, and other facilities, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is well-equipped to serve the millions of people who use it each year.

Shanghai's western suburbs are 13 kilometers from the center of the city.

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Shuttle bus to the Hotels

Many of the bigger hotels also have a shuttle bus system that is either free or costs 2-30RMB.

By Taxi

Taxis are readily available outside arrivals; the driver should use the meter, however, if it is not working, agree on the fare before leaving the airport (journey time: approximately 25-40 minutes).

By Bus

Public buses run regularly to city destinations including the city ticket office.

  • Bus 941: runs to South Square of Shanghai Railway Station
  • Bus 807: runs to Shanghai Zoo, airport
  • Bus 4: runs to Zizhu Science Park

Hongqiao hub line 9: runs to Jiading Passenger Transportation Center

By Subway

Two lines you can transfer to the airport. Metro Line 10 stops at both terminals. It goes through Xinjiangwancheng - SHA Airport T1 & T2 - Hangzhong Road.

Stops: South Shaanxi Road, East Nanjing Road, Hongqiao Railway Station, Hailun Road and Yuyuan Garden.

Metro Line 2 only stops at Terminal 2. Its route goes from Pudong Airport - SHA Airport T2 - East Xujing.

Stops: People's Square, West Nanjing Road, East Nanjing Road, Lujiazui, Zhongshan Park, Jing An Temple, Century Park, Pudong Airport. The fee is RMB 3-9 depending on destinations.

Money and Communications

There are Bureau de Change, banks and ATMs throughout the terminal, as well as postal and telecommunication services. International direct dial telephones are available in arrivals, while public telephones take local coins and phone cards.


Trolley rental is available at both departures and arrivals. Uniformed porters can also be hired, although travelers should note that tipping is not allowed. Luggage lockers are available.

Other Facilities

These include smoking areas throughout the terminal, a fitness center in the Shanghai International Airport Hotel, a medical center and a beauty salon.

Information Desks

Tourist information is available by telephone (tel: +86 (0) 21 3410 0340). All signs are in English and Chinese, as are the intercom announcements.

Service Tel

Information inquiry number: 021-96990

Complain Tel: 021-32531090


Duty-free shopping is available, and a shopping market is located just outside the airport entrance. Chinese specialties, such as silk clothing and scroll paintings, are available for purchase. Located at No. 3-5 Waiting Hall and No. 2-4 Entrance of Domestic Departure in Terminal A; At the No. 10-11 waiting Hall in Terminal B.

Book Stores

Located at No. 12 Waiting Hall in Terminal B.

Airport Food

Located at the No. 3-4 Entrance of Domestic Departure Hall, No. 7, No. 1-2 Domestic Waiting Hall and No. 2 Exit of Domestic Arrival & Greeting Hall in Terminal A; At No. 12 Waiting Hall and No. 4 Exit of Greeting Hall in Terminal B.

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