Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Shanghai is served by Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). It has been rated as one of the top 20 international airports in the world. A record 70 001 237 passengers enplaned and deplaned at the airport.

Location: The airport is about 30 kilometres (19 mi) drive to east of the city center. It’s spread over a 40-square-kilometre (10,000-acre) site adjacent to the coastline in eastern Pudong.

The airport is the main hub for China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines, and a major international hub for Air China, as well as secondary hub for China Southern Airlines. It is also the hub for privately owned Juneyao Airlines and Spring Airlines,

Public Transport Connectivity

With great public transportation (rail and bus) services, taxis, and a large array of rental car companies to choose from, you can easily navigate to any corner of the city and return.


Metro Line 2 has Shanghai Airport has its origin station. Two routes with destinations, namely, Guanglan Rd and East Xujing Subway Station operate to and from the airport. The metro has its services between 6.00 AM and 10.00 PM. The station is easily accessible from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.


Buses from Line 1 to Line 9 of the airport operate on a regular interval. You are likely to find a bus service after every 10 to 25 minutes. Bus stops are located in Terminal 1. The fare is between Yuan 2 and 34. The buses operate between 5.30 AM and 11.00 PM.

Maglev (Magnetic Levitation-based Fast Moving Train)

Maglev are high speed trains (300 to 430 km/hour). In the peak hours (09:02-18:47), you are likely to find train after every 15 minutes. The frequency reduces in the morning and late evening hours. Expect the service after every 20 minutes. The normal fares are as follows: Single ticket 50; Round-trip 80 | VIP: Single ticket 100; Round-trip 160.


Taxis are available 24/7. The charges can vary between 14 yuan per km for the distance in 0-3 km range and 3.6 yuan/km for over 15 km.

Destinations Served by Carrier


City Carrier
Moscow–Sheremetyevo Aeroflot
Kuala Lumpur–International AirAsia X
Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver Air Canada
Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Barcelona, Beijing–Capital, Beijing–Daxing, Changchun, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Frankfurt, Fukuoka, Fuyuan, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Harbin, Hohhot, Kunming, Lanzhou, London–Gatwick, Milan–Malpensa, Munich, Nagoya–Centrair, Nanning, Osaka–Kansai, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Sendai, Shenzhen, Taipei–Taoyuan, Tianjin, Tokyo–Narita, Wenzhou, Xi’an, Xichang, Yinchuan Air China
Paris–Charles de Gaulle Air France
Delhi, Mumbai Air India
Pyongyang Air Koryo
Macau Air Macau
Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles American Airlines
Busan, Seoul–Incheon Asiana Airlines