Shanghai Pudong Airport

Pudong International Airport (PVG)


Shanghai Pudong Airport is the second busiest airport in China and one of the busiest worldwide. It has two passenger terminals and three runways and handles well over 40 million passengers each year. It is located just 19 miles (30km) east of Shanghai and is one of Asia's main aerial hubs. Passengers spending time in Shanghai Pudong Airport have a great range of passenger amenities, including duty free and upmarket retail stores.


The airport is situated about 19 miles (30km) east of central Shanghai.

Getting to the city

Metro Line 2 (Green Line) connects the airport with the city, with regular departures between 6am and 10pm. Public buses also service the airport. Taxis are available and are a convenient way to get to the city, but they are a more expensive option. Many hotels provide an airport pick-up service for their guests.


GMT +8

Car rental

Car hire is available at the airport and vehicles can be booked in advance.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available outside the airport terminal. Do not expect drivers to speak English; use a map to indicate your destination, or get it written down in Chinese. The drive into central Shanghai takes about 45 minutes.

Transfer between terminals

Shuttle buses run between the terminals at 10 minute intervals between 6am and 12am.


Facilities at the airport include banks, ATMs and currency exchange, a post office, luggage storage, and business facilities. There are also several restaurants and shops, including duty free.


Short-term and long-term parking is provided at Shanghai Pudong Airport. Rates range from CNY 10 per hour, for the first two hours, up to a daily maximum of CNY 60.




Free wifi is provided.

Business Lounges

The business centre provides telephone, copying, faxing, and internet facilities. It is located between the international and domestic arrivals halls.

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