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 Mar. 03, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Maglev Train
Asked by Planner from SINGAPORE | Mar. 09, 2019 22:11Reply
Travel guide for my entire shanghai and suzhou joruney
1. I will be arriving at Pudong International Airport and my hotel is located in Yanan Road.
2. I had purchased the bullet train from SH railway station to Suzhou train station in the next 2 days.
3. I will be travelling again from Suzhou train station to Pudong International Airport on 2 days later.

I am seeking to advise on what and how should I take the faster way during my entire journey.
Answers (1)
Answered by Paisley from DENMARK | Mar. 14, 2019 02:07

1. From PVG to Yan'an Road: Take metro line 2 to People's Square Station and transfer to metro line 1 to South Huangpi Road Station, Exit 3. Walk northwest around 850 meters to find the destination.
2. From Yan'an Road to SH Railway Station: Take metro line 1 from South Huangpi Road to the railway station.
3. From Suzhou to PVG: From Suzhou Railway Station, walk northwest around 300 meters to arrive at the coach station. There are direct coaches that can take you to PVG.
Asked by Carlo Volpi from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 02, 2019 10:57Reply
Are there taxis at Shanghai Longyang road station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ellie from POLAND | Mar. 03, 2019 22:56

Yes, of course. You can easily find taxis at Longyang Road Station.
Asked by Liz from USA | Feb. 25, 2019 07:39Reply
What's the most convenient transportation to take us from PVG to Les Suites Orient Bund?
Also, if we take a train, what is the cost? I appreciate your help.
Answers (1)
Answered by Theodore from UAE | Feb. 25, 2019 17:57

You are suggested to take the Maglev Train from PVG to Longyang Road first. The ticket fare is CNY50/person. Then take metro line 2 to East Nanjing Road Station and transfer to metro line 10 to Yuyuan Station, Exit 4. The ticket fare is CNY4/person. Afterwards, walk east around 850 meters to find your hotel.
Asked by Michelle from INDONESIA | Feb. 18, 2019 09:51Reply
My hotel is on Changshou road, so is it better to take taxi straight from Shanghai pudong
or just take maglev and taxi afterwards? We have three people
Answers (1)
Answered by Claire from CANADA | Feb. 18, 2019 19:31

It is worth to experience the Maglev Train. Thus you can take it to Longyang Road first. Then transfer to metro line 7 to Changshou Road or take a taxi to there.
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