Shanghai Hongqiao Airport

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA)


Located eight miles (13km) from Shanghai, Hongqiao International Airport is an enormous facility processing more than 31 million passengers each year. Since Shanghai Pudong Airport was built, Hongqiao International Airport has been used mostly for domestic flights within China; however, there are still flights to Hongqiao Airport available from Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei. The airport's new terminal opened in 2010 and houses world-class shopping and some excellent restaurants, including international chains like Starbucks that offer free wifi. Hongqiao International Airport is conveniently located near the city with easy public transport links into Shanghai.


The airport is situated eight miles (13km) southwest of central Shanghai.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available outside the airport. Public buses serve the airport linking to People's Square (#925A) and the main railway stations (#941). Departures are every 15 minutes from 6am to around 11pm. The bigger hotels offer shuttle bus services to and from the airport.


Local time is GMT +8.


Tel: +86 (0)21 6268 8899.

Car rental

Car rental is available. Tel: +86 (0)21 5114 2112 for more information.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available outside the airport, but finding the right one can be confusing without assistance. Taxi drivers usually do not speak English, so travellers best indicate their destination on a map, or have it written down in Chinese. The meter should be turned on and the charge should not exceed CNY3 per kilometre.


There are ATMs and currency exchange facilities, a post office, and duty-free shops. There are also a variety of food outlets, bars, an information counter and business centre. Smoking is banned throughout the airport, but there is a smoking room. If travellers want to shop, there is a shoppong centre just outside of the airport.


Parking is charged at CNY5-7 per hour, with a daily maximum of CNY60.

Departure Tax

CNY90 (international flights), CNY50 (domestic).




Flights to Hongqiao International Airport are available via Air China, Spring Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, and Juneyao Airlines.


Free wifi is available in the restaurants and VIP lounges.

Business Lounges

24-hour business facilities, including fax and copy services, catering, and VIP lounges are available in Shanghai Hongqiao Airport.

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.