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, 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 Nov. 22, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Maglev Train
Asked by rivera alejandro from MÉXICO | Nov. 21, 2018 11:13Reply
how can i get to The Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from pudong intnl. airport
Arriving from Mexico on thursday 29 at 8:45 a.m.
Answers (1)
Answered by Aaron from SINGAPORE | Nov. 21, 2018 23:37

You can take the maglev at the airport and get off at Longyang Road. And then transfer to the metro line 7 and get off at Huamu Road. Get out from the exit No.2 and walk northeast about 350 – 400 meters to the destination.
Asked by saw chinkui from MALAYSIA | Nov. 20, 2018 03:34Reply
Shanghai Maglev train and metro 1 say pass
If I use the metro pass on 02/12/18, 9.00a.m, can I use this to get the maglev train from Longyang Road Station to pudong international Airport on 03/12/18 at 7.00a.m?
Answers (2)
Answered by Abel from CANADA | Nov. 21, 2018 23:46

Yes, you can. The metro one-day pass is valid within 24 hours and Maglev train is valid within 7 days.
Answered by c k saw from MALAYSIA | Nov. 22, 2018 01:08

Thanks. Have a nice day.
Asked by Angela from USA | Nov. 18, 2018 20:57Reply
How do I get from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Marriott City Center on Maglev?
Answers (1)
Answered by Uuli from USA | Nov. 19, 2018 23:04

First, take the maglev at the airport and get off at Longyang Road. Then transfer to metro line 2 and get off at People's Square and get out from the exit 8. Then walk about 600 - 650 meters to the hotel.
Asked by Angela Gregson from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 12, 2018 10:57Reply
Can I use the Maglev to get from Pudong Airport to the Park View hotel on Dingxiang road?
Answers (1)
Answered by Alex from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 12, 2018 21:55

First, you need to take the maglev at the airport and get off at Longyang Road. Then transfer to take the metro line 2 and get off at Science and Technology Museum. Get out of Exit 2 and walk along the West Guangchang Road and turn left. Go towards Century Avenue to Dingxiang Road for about 750 meters. Then you can find your hotel.
Asked by Jaslyn from USA | Nov. 08, 2018 20:49Reply
How can I get to the Ritz Carlton in Pudong from Shanghai Deco hotel using the Maglev?
Answers (1)
Answered by Abbott from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 11, 2018 17:57

Walk about 2 minutes to Chenyang Road Xiaowei Bridge to take the bus Pudong28. And get off at Chuansha Road Nanqiao Road. Then walk about 5 minutes to Chuansha metro station to take the metro line 2 East Extension Field and get off at Guanglan Road where to transfer to the metro line 2. Finally, get off at Lujiazui and walk about 7 minutes to the hotel.
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