Shanghai Pudong Airport
Shanghai Pudong Airport is the busiest airport in China and the 20th busiest airport worldwide. It has two passenger terminals and three runways and handles 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. Renovations planned for 2015 will possibly see the airport handling between 60 and 80 million passengers each year.
The airport is situated 19 miles (30km) from central Shanghai.
Getting to the city
The airport is linked to Shanghai's metro with a new magnetic levitation train, the Maglev; the journey takes only eight minutes and costs RMB 50. Taxis are available and usually the most convenient way to the city, but they are more expensive. Journeys take an hour to most downtown areas. Public buses are also available, but are only advised for hardened travellers. Many hotels meet their guests at the airport.
Local time is GMT +8.
Tel: +86 (0)21 6834 1000.
There is a self-drive car hire service available during business hours, and Avis and Hertz have desks in Arrivals.
Metered 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. Rates are RMB 3.2 per kilometre. This amounts to a fare of RMB 150-180 for the 45-minute drive into town. A surcharge is added for journeys between 11pm and 5am. Tips are not expected.
Transfer between terminals
A shuttle bus runs between the terminals at ten minute intervals. It is also possible to walk between terminals as they are all connected via long corridors.
Facilities at the airport include banks, ATMs and currency exchange, a post office, luggage storage, Business Centre and an internet cafe. There are also several restaurants and shops, including duty free. Smoking is banned throughout the airport.
Short-term and long-term parking is provided at the Shanghai Pudong Airport. Rates range from RMB 10 per hour, for the first two hours, up to a daily maximum of RMB 50.
RMB 90 (international flights), RMB 50 (domestic).
Websitewww.shairport.com (Chinese only)
Booking flights to Shanghai Pudong is relatively easy with airlines such as Aeroflot, Aeroméxico, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air India, Air Koryo, Air Macau, Air Mauritius, Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Asiana Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Dragonair, Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Finnair, Garuda Indonesia, Hong Kong Airlines, Japan Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Spring Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, Thai Airways international, Transasia Airways, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Xiamen Airlines all flying to Shanghai.
Free wifi is provided in both terminals of Shanghai Pudong Airport.
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.