Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) Information
One of China's newest air facilities, the Shanghai Pudong International Airport has risen quickly since opening in 1999 to become China's busiest international transport hub. This is the main airport for Shanghai, handling more than 40 million passengers every year. The Maglev Train zips arriving travellers into Pudong in just over seven minutes.
There are more than 80 airlines running regular flights here, connecting almost 200 destinations around the world. More than half of Pudong's air traffic is international, since Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai's main domestic facility, handles most of the city's domestic flights. PVG is the base of Eastern China Airlines and Shanghai Airlines, and a key hub for Air China. Most other national carriers have good links to this Chinese airport.
The two terminals at Pudong Airport both have an excellent selection of amenities for passengers and are connected by covered walkways. Terminal 2, opened in 2008, is a modern, sparkling facility. The Ramada Pudong Hotel is located directly onsite and provides both rooms and conference facilities.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)
Address: Yingbin Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, 201202, China, CN
Tel: +86 21 6834 1000
The Shanghai Pudong International Airport is located 30 km / 19 miles south-east of the city's downtown core. It lies adjacent to the sea, along the eastern flank of the Pudong New Area.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport Guide
- Four Chinese banks have walk-in branches at the terminal, where currency exchange services and ATMs can be found
- Dozens of eating options exist in both terminals, serving everything from Chinese fare to Western fast food, baked goods and coffee
- Duty free shopping is offered at the gates of the Departures Hall
- An hourly hotel can be found on the Transfer Level of Terminal 1
- Three airport medical clinics are on hand for those passengers with health concerns
- The Ramada Pudong Hotel is connected to Terminal 1
Cars and Taxis
Travellers who want to hire a car at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport will need to have a Chinese driving licence to do so, or alternatively opt for a rental car with a driver. Taxis from the airport to the centre of Shanghai take about 50 minutes.
Several airport bus lines offer an affordable option to get to various destinations around Shanghai. These buses serve many different routes and destinations, according to their line number. Of note, the resident tourism booth has information about specific lines.
The shining star of transportation based here is without question the Shanghai Maglev Train. This bullet train takes just seven minutes and 20 seconds to go from the Pudong Airport Subway Station to the Longyang Road Station in the city. Trains depart daily every 15 minutes between 06:45 and 21:40. The Metro Line 2 also runs from the airport to Longyang Road, as well as to People's Square and Hongqiao Airport, the city's main domestic airport.