Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG)
Location: The airport is situated 19 miles (30km) from central
Time: Local time is GMT +8.
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.
The airport is linked to Shanghai's metro with a new magnetic
levitation train, the Maglev; the journey takes only eight minutes
and costs ¥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.
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. Rates are ¥3.2 per kilometre. This amounts to a fare
of ¥150-180 for the 45-minute drive into town. A surcharge is added
for journeys between 11pm and 5am.
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- and long-term parking is provided at the airport. Rates
range from ¥10 per hour, for the first two hours, up to a daily
maximum of ¥50.
Departure Tax: None.