Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA)Location: The airport is situated eight miles (13km) southwest of central Shanghai.
Time: GMT +8.
Contacts: +86 21 6268 8899
Transfer between terminals: The two terminals are linked by free shuttle buses and subway line 10.
Getting to the city: Public buses serve the airport, linking to People's Square and the main railway stations; buses depart regularly from 6am to around 11pm. Line 2 and 10 of the Shanghai Metro connects the airport to the city, found outside terminal 2. The bigger hotels offer shuttle bus services to and from the airport.
Car rental: Car rental is available.
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.
Facilities: There are ATMs and currency exchange facilities, as well as duty-free shops. There are also a variety of food outlets, bars, an information counter, a post office, a children's playground, medical facilities, and business centre. Smoking is banned throughout the airport but there is a smoking room. If you want to shop in earnest there is a shopping centre just outside of the airport.
Parking: Parking is available outside terminal 2. The first two hours cost RMB 10 per hour, after two hours, its costs RMB 5 per hour. A day costs RMB 60.
Pudong International Airport (PVG)Location: The airport is situated about 29 miles (47km) east of central Shanghai.
Time: GMT +8
Contacts: +86 21 96990
Transfer between terminals: Shuttle buses run between the terminals at 10 minute intervals between 6am and 12am.
Getting to the city: Metro Line 2 (Green Line) connects the airport with the city, with regular departures between 6am and 10pm. Public buses also service the airport. Taxis are available and are a convenient way to get to the city, but they are a more expensive option. Many hotels provide an airport pick-up service for their guests.
Car rental: Car hire is available at the airport and vehicles can be booked in advance.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available outside the airport terminal. Do not expect drivers to speak English; use a map to indicate your destination, or get it written down in Chinese. The drive into central Shanghai takes about 45 minutes.
Facilities: Facilities at the airport include banks, ATMs and currency exchange, a post office, luggage storage, a children's playground, medical facilities, and business facilities. There are also several restaurants and shops, including duty free.
Parking: Short-term and long-term parking is provided at Shanghai Pudong Airport. Rates range from CNY 10 per hour, for the first two hours, up to a daily maximum of CNY 60.
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