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Shanghai Travel Guide

Shanghai Airports

Shanghai Hong Qiao Airport (SHA)


Location: 

The airport is situated eight miles (13km) southwest of central Shanghai.

Time: 

Local time is GMT +8.

Contacts: 


Transfer 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 fare is approximately RMB4. The bigger hotels offer shuttle bus services to and from the airport.


Car Rental: 

Car rental is available. Tel: +86 (0)21 5114 2112 for more information.


Airport Taxis: 

Taxis are available outside the airport but finding the right one can be confusing without assistance. Taxi drivers usually do not speak English so it is best to indicate your destination on a map, or have it written down in Chinese. The meter should be turned on and the charge should not exceed RMB3 per kilometre.


Airport Facilities: 

There are ATMs and currency exchange facilities, a post office, and duty-free shops. There is a shopping mall just outside the entrance to the airport. There are also a variety of food outlets, bars, an information counter and business centre. Smoking is banned throughout the airport.


Car Parking: 

Parking is charged at CNY 5-7 per hour, with a daily maximum of CNY 60.


Departure Tax: 

¥90 (international flights), ¥50 (domestic).

Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG)


Location: 

The airport is situated 19 miles (30km) from central Shanghai.

Time: 

Local time is GMT +8.

Contacts: 


Transfer 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.


Transfer 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 ¥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.


Car Rental: 

There is a self-drive car hire service available during business hours, and Avis and Hertz have desks in Arrivals.


Airport Taxis: 

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.


Airport Facilities: 

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.


Car Parking: 

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.
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