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Airports in Shanghai

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA)

Overview

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.

Location

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.

Time

Local time is GMT +8.

Contacts

Tel: +86 (0)21 6268 8899.

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Pudong International Airport (PVG)

Overview

Shanghai Pudong Airport is the 2nd busiest airport in China and the 19th 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.

Location

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 CNY50. 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.

Time

Local time is GMT +8.

Contacts

Tel: +86 (0)21 6834 1000.

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

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