Shanghai Maglev Train (SMT)

Shanghai Maglev Train

Shanghai - a booming metropolis in east China - is the first stop of many people when they travel to China. Want to feel the pulse of the city immediately? It is recommended to take the maglev train if you are just arriving at Pudong International Airport of the city. You will be impressed by the amazingly fast speed of the train and have an exciting first experience in the city.

Build with the technological help from Germany, Shanghai Maglev Train (SMT) has been operated since the end of 2002. It is the world's first and only commercialized maglev train line in operation. It runs from Pudong International Airport to Longyang Rd. Station located at the intersection of Longyang Road and Baiyang Road in Pudong New Area. The whole journey takes only eight minutes.

The fast and convenient maglev train is operated by Shanghai Maglev Transportation Development Co., Ltd., which was set up in 2000.
Comfortable Carriage of Maglev
Comfortable Carriage of Maglev
Any questions or complaints, you may go to the Maglev Service Center established by the company on the second floor of the station.
Maglev Hotline: 021-28907777

The following is a guide to facilitate your maglev trip, including introduction to Maglev Train stations, speed, schedule, ticket, transfer and some useful tips.

  Maglev Train Stations
1. Longyang Rd. Station
Surroundings: New International Exhibition Center (SNIEC), Century Park, Longyang Road, Baiyang Road

2. Pudong International Airport Station
Surroundings: Pudong International Airport, Lingkong Agriculture Garden, Les Charmes Outlet Boutiques, Yingbin Avenue

  Maglev Train Ticket
shows you the time and places for you to buy maglev tickets, the categories and prices of the tickets and points on returning tickets.

  Transfer at Maglev Stations
In Shanghai Maglev Pudong International Airport Station, you can transfer to the airport to take a plane to your destination. At Maglev Longyang Rd. Station, you can transfer to Subway Line 2 and many buses which can take you to the urban area of Shanghai.

  Maglev Operation Schedule

Station First Train Last Train
To Pudong International Airport To Longyang Rd. To Pudong International Airport To Longyang Rd.
Longyang Rd. 06:45 21:40
Pudong International Airport 07:02 21:42

Note: Two extra trains are scheduled at 22:15 and 22:40 departing from Pudong Airport.


Period of Time Interval
Longyang Rd. Station Pudong International Airport Station
06:45 - 17:00 07:02 - 17:02 15 min.
17:00 - 21:40 17:02 - 21:42 20 min.

  Maglev Max Speed

Period of Time Top Speed
Longyang Rd. Station Pudong International Airport Station
06:45 – 08:45 07:02 – 08:47 300 km/h
09:00 – 10:45 09:02 – 10:47 430 km/h
11:00 - 12:45 11:02 - 12:47 300 km/h
13:00 - 16:45 13:02 - 16:47 430 km/h
17:00 - 21:40 17:02 - 21:42 300 km/h

1. The maglev ticket has date printed on it. Please be sure to get to the ticket examiner in the maglev stations at least five minutes before the departure time of the train you plan to take on the day.
2. If you are curious about the maglev train, you can go to Shanghai Maglev Transportation Science and Technology Museum at the bottom of Longyang Rd. Maglev Station in Pudong New Area. The museum opened in the summer of 2007 is built to exhibit the history, actuality and future of maglev technology as well as the advantages of Maglev Train.