Shanghai airport: Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)

Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Pudong Airport was opened in 1999 to relieve Hong Qiao International Airport, but a few years after it was opened, its capacity turned out to be insufficient. That is why a new Terminal (2) was built, which was opened late March 2008. In Terminal 2, flights by Air China, Shanghai Airlines and other companies of the Star Alliance are handled. There are plans to build a third terminal.

Rates mentioned here are in the Chinese currency yuan (also known as renminbi), €1.00 is worth approximately 11 yuan (March 2008).

Address

Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Pudong New Area
Shanghai 201202
China

Airport codes

IATA airport code: PVG
ICAO airport code: ZSPD

Transport

Local transport

Train

A fast magnet train maintains the connection between the airport and Longyang metro station, where you can switch to metro line 2, the trip only takes 8 minutes. In 2010, the Shanghai World Exhibition will be organized, then there will be a metro connection between this airport and Hong Qiao airport.

Car and bus

The airport is located in Pudong New District, 30 kilometers from the center of Shanghai and 40 kilometers from Hong Qiao Airport. You can reach the airport by following Yingbin Road from the outer ring road or Far East Road from the inner ring road. The exit to the airport is clearly indicated.

From the bus station, there are five lines that depart for various destinations in Shanghai. Line 1 goes to Hong Qiao Airport (travel time is 30-40 minutes), line 2 goes to the Shanghai Exhibition Center. The other three bus lines end at Zunyi Road, Dongjiagwan Road and Shanghai South Railway Station. In addition, there is a shuttle bus connection to the Okura Garden Hotel (tel: +86(0)21 6834 6612) in the center of Shanghai.

Car rental - Shanghai Pudong International Airport

In the Arrivals Hall there are service desks from some local car rental companies. Most travelers choose to rent a chauffeur-driven car, usually via their hotel.

Taxi

There are plenty of taxis in front of the Arrivals Hall, but make sure to stand in the right queue. The queues are divided into the average length of the ride (to Shanghai 25-40 minutes), insist that the taxi driver uses his meter!

Airport Parking

Shanghai Airport has a car park with room for 3,000 cars and outdoor areas for short-term and long-term parking. The rates are 10.00 yuan per hour for the first two hours, after that, 5.00 yuan per hour with a maximum of 50 yuan per day, for big cars, higher rates apply.

Services

Services

Hotels

There are two hotels at the airport, Jinjiang Inn Pudong Airport Hotel (tel: +86(0)21 6835 3568), website only in Chinese, and Ramada Pudong Airport Shanghai Hotel (tel: +86(0)21 3849 4949). Hotels near the airport include: Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong (tel: +86(0)21 5830 6666), InterContinental Pudong Shanghai (tel: +86(0)21 5831 8888) and the Purple Mountain Hotel (tel: +86(0)21 6886 8888). For more hotels and to reserve online, visit Booking.com, they offer a wide range of hotels with very reasonable internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

Shanghai Pudong has a wide variety of restaurants and other places to eat and drink. Two of the best known, and most popular restaurants are the Canglang Ting Restaurant and the Hong Fangzi Restaurant, the latter of the two serves Western food. In addition, there are many shops, the Duty Free shops are located between Gates 15 and 20.

Baggage

The lost and found counter is located in the Arrivals Hall at Gate 7 (tel: +86(0)21 6834 6324), you can also store your baggage there.

Information

In the terminal building, there are two information desks, in the Domestic Departures Hall between Gates 3 and 4 and in the International Departures Hall between Gates 11 and 12. There is a separate telephone line for flight information (tel: +86(0)21 3848 4500).

Business

Between the Arrivals Halls for domestic and international flights, there is a business center (tel: +86(0)21 6834 6519), which offers telephone, copying and fax services, as well as computers with internet access. In addition, there is a VIP lounge, and most of the lounges of the airline companies can be found there. The two airline hotels Jinjiang Inn and Ramada (see under Hotels) offer more extensive business facilities, like meeting rooms and conference rooms.

Disabled facilities

Shanghai Pudong airport is very accessible for the disabled. There are modified elevators and toilets, as well as wheelchair slopes, text telephones are also available.

Other services

Exchange offices, banks, ATM's, telephones and internet cafés are located throughout the terminal. In the shopping area, there is a pharmacy and there are three First Aid stations: Domestic Arrivals, room A2-210 (tel: +86(0)21 6834 5328); Domestic Departures, between Gates 6 and (tel: +86(0)21 6834 5376); International Arrivals, room C2-213. In the transfer room, you can book a hotel room by the hour to rest if you have a long wait for your next flight (tel: +86(0)21 6834 6490).

Contact

Contact

Address

Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Pudong New Area
Shanghai 201202
China

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +86(0)21 6834 1000
Fax: +86(0)21 6834 2735
Email: not available

Airport codes

IATA airport code: PVG
ICAO airport code: ZSPD

Websites