Pudong Airport of Shanghai - One of the Best Airports in China

Pudong Airport, about an hour's drive from the city center, handles most international and some domestic flights. It is the most important and famous airport in China.

  • The airport provides services to 73 international areas and 62 domestic cities. The airport consists of 2 passenger terminals which are connected by 2 parallel runways and it is the 3rd-busiest airport in China. Apart from passenger services, it also serves as a major hub for air freights.
  • The first phase of construction of the Pudong International Airport was completed and put into operation in 1999.
  • It is serving about 50 domestic and foreign airlines, connecting with over 70 international and regional destinations and 60 domestic destinations.

    Pudong AirportPudong Airport


In the east of Shanghai, about 30 km away from the city center, and about 40 km away from Hongqiao International Airport.


How to Get to the City Center from the Airport?

You can take a taxi, an airport bus, or a maglev train.

How Long Does it Take?

  • By Taxi: 30 to 40 minutes. (not in rush hour)
  • By Airport Bus: 30 to 40 minutes. (Operation time: every 1 hour or 2 hours)
  • By Maglev Train less than 8 mins from Pudong International Airport to Longyang Road Metro Station

How Much?

  • By Taxi: 150 to 200 RMB, depending on where you go.
  • By Airport Bus: 2 to 36 RMB, depending on where you go.
  • By Maglev Train: one-way 50 RMB, from Pudong International Airport to Longyang Road Metro Station (Passengers with current-day flight tickets can buy a one-way ticket on Maglev Train at a 20% discount. )

    Pudong AirportPudong Airport

Airport Services

Currency Exchange, Communications and Banking Facilities

ATMs can be found in various locations in the terminal, while a total of four banks offering currency exchange and other services are on hand in various parts of the airport.

Two Post Offices

In the Domestic Departures Hall and the Domestic Departures Concourse on the third floor. Regular and international telephones can be found throughout the airport.


  • In Terminal 1, two banks will provide you with foreign currency exchange services.
    Pudong Development Bank: Arrive at the lobby between doors 10-11.
    Bank of China: Departure Hall between Gate 8-9.
    Service hours: 07:00-19:30
    In Terminal 2, SPD Bank, located behind D Island in the departure hall, can provide services for you. Its service hours are 06:30-23:00.

Services Tel

  • Airport Inquiring Tel: 021-96990
  • Coach Service Tel: 021-68345743
  • Airport Bus Service Tel: +86 189 1846 1468/021-51515519/021-61760338

Shopping and Dining

  • Duty-Free Shops: They are located at No.15-20 Gates of the international departure public area.
  • International Stores: Shops dot the business street of departure public area and international departure restricted area.
  • Domestic Stores: They are situated on the business street of departure public area and international departure restricted area.
  • Airport Food: Greeting Hall of International Arrival ( near No. 19 Door) Greeting Hall of Domestic Arrival (near No. 1 Door)
  • In the Shopping Area north of CIQ in International Departure.
  • In the Shopping Area of Domestic Departure.
  • (Maybe the cheapest restaurant in the airport is KFC, Which is situated at the interface channel of the two terminals.)

Passenger Guides

International Arrival Procedures

Quarantine - Immigration - Luggage Reclaim - Customs - Enter greeting hall

International Departure Procedures

Checkin - Luggage Delivery - Getting Boarding Card - Quarantine - Customs - Immigration - Security Check - Waiting and Boarding

International Flight Transfer Counter

On the West of the Arrival Hall on the Second Floor of the terminal

Domestic Flight Transfer Counter

In the West of the Arrival Hall on the Second Floor of the terminal

Transfer Area In the middle of the terminal concourse on the Second Floor

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