How to Get from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Pudong Airport

It is approximately 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Pudong International Airport (PVG). There are 4 popular ways to travel:

1. The most recommended way to travel from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Pudong Airport is by airport shuttle bus line 1, which takes 70 minutes and costs CNY34. It will take longer if you get stuck in a traffic jam.

2. Metro line 2, which takes 90 minutes and costs CNY8, is also a great choice. You don’t need to worry about the traffic jam, but you will need to carry your luggage up and down the cabin.

3. If you want to save some time, take metro line 2 then change to the world’s fastest maglev train. The total travel time is about 75 minutes and the total cost is CNY56.

4. A taxi is another option but the most expensive.

 Kind Reminder:
The times mentioned in the text is only the duration onboard, and does not include the time for transferring and waiting. Plan on at least half an hour more for transferring and waiting.

1. First Choice - Airport Shuttle Bus Line 1: 70 minutes, CNY34

 Pick-up point: Near the east exit of the Hongqiao Railway Station
 Drop-off point: Terminal 1 (T1) or T2
 Duration: about 70 minutes
 Ticket Fare: CNY34
 Opening Time: 06:00 - 23:00
 Frequency: every 15 - 25 minutes or when full

Airport Shuttle Bus Line 1 is the most recommended and popular way due to its shorter duration and relatively cheap ticket price. However, there is a possibility of traffic congestion on the way.


2. Metro Line 2 + Maglev Train: 75 minutes, CNY 56

→ Walk following the bilingual direction signs to the metro entrance on level B1 of the Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station.
→ Take metro line 2 to Longyang Road, 17 stops.
→ Change to the Maglev Train to Pudong International Airport, 1 stop. The Maglev leaves every 15-20 minutes.

The Maglev station is between T1 and T2 in the Pudong airport, about 500 meters (550 yards) away from either of them. Pay attention to the direction signs and make sure you go to the right terminal building. 


3. Cheapest Way: Metro Line 2 + Metro Line 2 East Extension Line: 90 minutes, CNY 8

→ Take metro line 2 to Guanglan Road, 20 stops.
→ Transfer to Metro Line 2 East Extension Line to Pudong International Airport, 8 stops.

The metro line 2 station is between T1 and T2, about 200 meters (220 yards) from both.

This is the cheapest way to travel from the Hongqiao Railway Station to Pudong Airport. However, it takes the longest and the cabins are always crowded during peak hours.


4. Taxi: 70 minutes, CNY 230

There is the most expensive way to go and is not always the fastest. There are south and north pick-up points on the B1 level of the Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. The cheapest and most direct way is to use the south pick-up point. Be prepared for a long queue at peak hours.

Further Reading:
How to Travel from Beijing to Shanghai 
Beijing - Shanghai High Speed Train 
Beijing - Shanghai Overnight Sleeper Train 
Beijing - Shanghai Train VS. Plane 
Cheapest Way to Travel between Beijing and Shanghai 
How to Get from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to the Bund
How to Get from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to People’s Square & Nanjing Road 

- Last modified on Apr. 29, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on How to Get from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Pudong Airport
Asked by Josiah from USA | Apr. 28, 2020 17:35Reply
Is there cheaper way to get from Hongqiao Station to downtown after midnight?
Answers (1)
Answered by Opal | Apr. 29, 2020 18:57

Maybe two options: a. There is night bus 316 running from 11pm to 5am next day from Hongqiao East transportation hub to East Yan'an Road (the Bund area). b. You can walk to Hongqiao airport T2 nearby and take the night shuttle bus to Lujiazui. The shuttle bus ends after the landing of final flight. The cost is from CNY2 to CNY16 per person for these options. Not sure if they can works for you or not.
Asked by Oksana from УКРАИНА | Nov. 02, 2019 06:41Reply
night shuttle bus from shanghai hongqiao railway station to pudong airport, terminal 2.
The night bus goes from pudong airport to shanghai hongqiao railway station after 11pm. Can I use this Night bus to get from shanghai hongqiao railway station to pudong airport, terminal 2? if yes, where is the bus stop? My train arrives at 23:23.
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Answered by Kelly | Nov. 03, 2019 18:09

I think the bus to Pudong stops at 1pm. There are night bus from Hongqiao airport nearby to The Bund and Lujiazui area. You may need taxi or go to The Bund and Lujiazui area first by night bus and then to PVG by taxi.
Asked by carlene Dillimore from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 15, 2019 01:00Reply
approx cost for a taxi from Pudong airport to wuzhong road
how much would it cost approx to get a taxi from the Pudong international airport to wuzhong Road Minhang Shlalnghai thank you
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Answered by Hunter | Oct. 16, 2019 02:59

It could be around CNY180 to 200
Asked by G from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 03, 2019 01:15Reply
What is the best route to go to Nanjing if we will arrive in Shanghai Pudong at 1am?
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Answered by Marcus from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 08, 2019 20:28

You can take a taxi to Shanghai railway station and take a train around 5:48am or 5:53am to Nanjing.
Asked by daniel from MALAYSIA | Sep. 06, 2019 23:22Reply
pudong airport to east nanjing subway
Im reaching pudong airport 1am in the morning and need to go to hotel near East nanjing sub. What is the option i have ?
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Answered by Pike | Sep. 09, 2019 00:50

I think there is night shuttle bue to East Yan’an Rd –Middle Zhejiang Rd which is not very far from Dashijie metro station. Not sure if it is near your hotel or not. Except the bight shuttle bus, you may only use taxi.
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