Transfer to/from - Pudong airport (PVG)

 

Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Pudong airport (PVG)

Transportation

 
COVID-19 - Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, services and schedules of the different transportation options may be subject to change as well as the limit of available capacity could be reduced. In turn, due to the changing situation, some services may even be temporarily canceled.
 
Pudong airport (PVG)

Bus - There are several services to the city. Line 1 - to Hongqiao airport and train station and to Hub East Center; 2 - to the city terminal and Jing'an Temple; 4 - to Wujiaochang, Yunguang Xincun and Lu Xun Park; 5 - to Shanghai Railway Station, with stops at Yangjing Guangqiao and Dongfang Hospital; 7 - connects the enclosure with Shanghai South Railway Station; 8 - to Nanhui via CNAF Station, Zhupan Highway-Chuannan Feng Highway, Nanzhu Highway, Zhouzhu Highway and Yan Cang; 9 - East Xinjian and Baocheng. They operate approximately between 7:00 am and 11:00 pm, with frequencies of 10-25 minutes. District line 1 goes to Shiwan and Hang Cheng Garden between 8:00 am and 7:20 pm. There is also a night bus to Hongqiao Airport that runs from 11:00 pm until 45 min. after the last flight, with 45 min. intervals. More information: Tel +86 216 834 6612 / 216 834 6830 / 215 151 5519 / 216 802 2000.

From 6:00 am to 1:00 am there is a shuttle to People's Square, Hongqiao, Lujiazui, Jing'an Temple and Xujiahui (Tel +86 400 920 1984), while at 11:00 am a bus leaves from Terminal 2 to Disney West Transit Hub (Tel +86 216 833 9986).
Frequent long-distance coaches are available to Hangzhou, Jiaxing, Yiwu, Qingtian, Wenzhou, Nantong, Qidong, Kunshan, Suzhou, Wuxi, Zhangjiagang, Huzhou, Changzhou, Taicang, Keqiao and Jingjiang. More information: Tel +86 216 834 5743.

Train - The Maglev (Tel +86 212 890 7777) is a high-speed train that links the airport with metro line 2 at Longyang Road Station (travel time: 8 minutes). It leaves every 15-20 min. from 7:02 am to 10:40 pm.

Metro - Line 2 from Shanghai Metro (Tel +86 216 437 0000) travels to Guanglan Road (transfer stop to East Xujing) from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, with 8-minute intervals. Intermediate stops include Chuansha, Tangzhen, Zhangjiang High Technology Park, Lujiazui, People's Square, Beixinjing and Hongqiao airport.

 

Car rental search

 
Taxi - Cabs available outside the Arrivals Hall of both terminals. Extra charges apply for travelling between 11:00 pm and 5:00 am. Journey time to downtown Shanghai is 25-40 minutes.

Latest updates: June 13, 2019

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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