Shanghai Hongqiao Airport

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA)


Located eight miles (13km) from Shanghai, Hongqiao International Airport is an enormous facility processing millions of 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

Public buses serve the airport, linking to People's Square and the main railway stations; buses depart regularly from 6am to around 11pm. Line 2 and 10 of the Shanghai Metro connects the airport to the city. The bigger hotels offer shuttle bus services to and from the airport.


GMT +8.

Car rental

Car rental is available.

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 it is best to indicate your destination on a map, or have it written down in Chinese.

Transfer between terminals

The two terminals are linked by free shuttle buses and subway line 10.


There are ATMs and currency exchange facilities, as well as 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 you want to shop in earnest there is a shopping centre just outside of the airport.


Parking is available and is charged at RMB 7-10 per hour.




Wifi is available throughout the airport.

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.