Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all regular services and hours may be subject to change. Thus, if the idea is to spend the night in the public area, consider a plan B in case the stay inside the airport is only allowed for those who are close to boarding.
Spending the night at the airport
Pudong airport is, generally, not very comfortable for resting. Have some warm clothes ready and something for the noise, such as headphones or earplugs.
Where to rest: Most benches are made of metal and have armrests. In addition, in the public area they are pretty scarce. There are several VIP lounges with more amenities inside the enclosure, but none of them are open at night. Between the terminals, on the other hand, you can find a hotel.
Baggage: In both terminals there is a left luggage service, but only between 6:00 am and 0:00 am.
Eating and drinking: The only options available during the night are found in Terminal 2.
Restrooms: Showers inside the VIP lounges.
Wi-Fi: Free and unlimited.
The Da Zhong Airport Hotel is found between the terminals, above the train and metro stations. Other options in the surroundings operate shuttle services for their guests.
Ramada Plaza Shanghai Pudong Airport (1 km/0.6 miles)
Shanghai Airlines Travel Hotel (3.3 km/2.1 miles)
Home Inn Shanghai Pudong Airport Free Trading Area (3.4 km/2.1 miles)
Yitel Pudong Airport (3.4 km/2.1 miles)
Shenchun Hotel (3.9 km/2.4 miles)