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 Nov. 06, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Maglev Train
Asked by Benny Lim from MALAYSIA | Nov. 06, 2019 00:55Reply
Which metro line to use in Shanghai?
Using Metro which Line to use from Longyang Rd to get to Hidden Garden International Youth Hostel, Pudong Xinqu, China, 上海大隐国际青年旅舍(陆家嘴店)
No. 840A, Lane 834, Pudong Avenue,Pudong New District 200120
上海市浦东新区浦东大道834弄840号甲, 浦东新区, (上海市, 200120)

How much it cost if by taxi from Longyang Rd?
Answers (5)
Answered by Kenny from USA | Nov. 07, 2019 19:01

You can take metro line 2 to Century station (Exit 5) with CNY3, and take taxi to your hotel. If you take taxi directly, it costs around CNY30.
Answered by Benny Lim from MALAYSIA | Nov. 07, 2019 23:48

Hey thanks for the helpful tips. I will do just that then.
Answered by Benny Lim from MALAYSIA | Nov. 08, 2019 01:01

By the way, Century Station means Century Park or Century Avenue?
Answered by Kenny from USA | Nov. 10, 2019 22:11

It is Century Avenue station.
Answered by Benny from MALAYSIA | Nov. 11, 2019 19:39

TQ for your kind reply.
Asked by Colin from SINGAPORE | Oct. 30, 2019 04:18Reply
Shanghai Longyang Road Station To Pudi Boutique Hotel
How should I transfer from Longyang Road Station to 99 Yandang Lu ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ross from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 31, 2019 20:55

You can take metro line 2 to People's Square station, and transfer to metro line 1 to South Huangbei station (Exit 1), and walk south around 600m. It takes 35 minutes with CNY4/person.
Asked by E. Ang from SG | Oct. 23, 2019 09:55Reply
Transport from Pudong airport to Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei

I have 3 pax travelling from Pudong airport to Holiday Inn Express Zhabei (Address: No 1738 Zhongxing Road) and will be staying in the city for 12 days.

What is the most cost effective way to travel from Pudong airport to the hotel for 3 pax?
Should I buy the Shanghai Public Transportation Cards for 3 pax during the 12 days stay?

Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Austin from NETHERLANDS | Oct. 24, 2019 01:35

1. Upon landing, take subway line 2 to Century Avenue Station. And transfer to metro line 4 to the Main Railway Station, Exit 5. Walk west around 750 meters to find the hotel.
2. Yes, you can suggested to purchase a transportation card during your stay in the city.
Asked by F. Lau from CANADA | Oct. 22, 2019 14:03Reply
Pudong Airport to city center by Maglev train
I would like to go to Okura Garden Hotel (58 Mao Ming Nan Road) from Pudong Airport. I want to try the Maglev train. After getting off at the Longyang Station, can I take a taxi to the hotel. There are two of us with three pieces of luggage and one carry on.
F. Lau
Answers (1)
Answered by Savannah from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 22, 2019 23:12

Yes, upon landing, you can take the Maglev train to Longyang Road. Then from Longyang Road to your hotel, the cab fare is CNY 50 to CNY 60 in the day time.
Asked by Alan from MALAYSIA | Oct. 18, 2019 08:20Reply
What is the best and easy way from Pudong Airport to Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mirranda from ITALY | Oct. 21, 2019 00:21

You can take metro line 2 to People's Square Station (Exit 8), and walk north around 500m to your hotel. It costs CNY7 with around 75 minutes.
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