Shanghai Maglev Train (SMT)

SMT Facts:

Open Date: Dec. 31st, 2002
Total Length: 30 kilometers (19 miles)
Highest Speed: 430km/h  (267 mi/h)
Duration per Single Journey: 8 minutes
Frequency: 15-20 minutes
Route: Longyang Rd. – Pudong International Airport (PVG)

Shanghai Maglev Train Map
Shanghai Maglev Train Map

Shanghai maglev train is suggested 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,  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.

Any questions or complaints, you may go to the SMT Service Center established by the company on the second floor of the station.
 Hotline: 021-28907777

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

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

Shanghai Maglev Train
SMT in Shanghai
Comfortable Carriage of Maglev
Comfortable Carriage of Maglev
shows you the time and places for you to buy tickets, the categories and prices of the tickets and points on returning tickets.
 It is easy to transfer to the SMT station from Pudong Airport; At Longyang Rd. Station, you can transfer to metro line 2, line 7 , line 16 & Line 18, as well as many buses which can take you to the urban area of Shanghai.

Service Hours


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.

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 ticket has date printed on it. Please be sure to get to the ticket examiner in the 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 train, you can go to Shanghai Maglev Transportation Science and Technology Museum at the bottom of Longyang Rd. Station in Pudong New Area. The museum opened in the summer of 2007 is built to exhibit the history, actuality and future of the SMT technology as well as the advantages of the train.
- Last modified on Sep. 10, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Maglev Train
Asked by Niti from THAILAND | Sep. 13, 2019 19:32Reply
Hi Admin, What is the best and easy way from Shanghai Pudong Airport to IBIS Expo Hotel,
Address : no800 Chengshan Rd.,Lujiazui. New Int'l Expo Center Pudong
My flight will arrive at PVG on Sept.26 at 1900pm. Thanks. Can i take MAGLEV or others?
please advise
Answers (2)
Answered by Karen from USA | Sep. 16, 2019 20:57

You can take maglev to Longyang Road station, and take metro line 7 to West Gaoke Rd station, and take metro line 6 to Dongming Rd station (Exit 5), then walk east around 300m to your hotel. It takes around 1 hour with CNY54.
Answered by niti from THAILAND | Sep. 17, 2019 18:46

Many thanks for your advise.
Asked by Ruxie from PHILIPPINES | Sep. 11, 2019 17:52Reply
Hello! I would like to ask, how I get to Hanting Express Shanghai Zhenping Rd at No.2250 Zhongshan N
Hello! I would like to ask, how I get to Hanting Express Zhenping Rd at No.2250 Zhongshan North Rd Putuo District, 200000? ETA to PVG is 11pm or 11:30pm? Metro Subway still available by that time? Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Luke from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 11, 2019 18:44

There is no metro or subway at that time. Thus you can take shuttle bus Night Line and get off at Huashan Road Middle Yan'an Road Bus Stop. Then take a taxi to your hotel.
Asked by justin from PHILIPPINES | Sep. 10, 2019 09:56Reply
Shanghai Pudong Airport to Riverside Hotel
What would be the best way to get from PVG to Riverside Hotel located at No 36 South Zhongshan Road, Huangpu, 200010 China?

Would taking a taxi be a good idea?

Answers (1)
Answered by Gabriel from CANADA | Sep. 11, 2019 18:37

By taxi, it costs CNY150 to 170 in the day time.
Or upon landing, you can take metro line 2 to Century Avenue Station and transfer to metro line 9 to Xiaonanmen Station, Exit 3. Afterwards, walk north around 900 meters to find the hotel.
Asked by AG from USA | Sep. 08, 2019 22:40Reply
Is it safe to assume that I can get tickets on arrival from the Shanghai airport?
or will I need to get them in advance? Is the train more crowded going from the airport or to it?
Answers (1)
Answered by James from UK | Sep. 09, 2019 16:06

You can get the tickets from the airport on the day and it is usually open enough to seat groups together.
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