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 Jan. 17, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Maglev Train
Asked by Cassi from USA | Jan. 17, 2019 13:51Reply
MagLev from Pudong Airport to either Shanghai Rail Station or Hongqiao Railway Station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Emery from FRANCE | Jan. 17, 2019 17:23

No, the Maglev train only operates between Pudong Airport and Longyang Road Station.
Asked by linda from SINGAPORE | Jan. 07, 2019 05:23Reply
How to get to four seasons hotel at pudong from shanghai pudong airport?
after reaching Pudong airport, if I take maglev train and after that how to get to four seasons hotel. Thank you.
Answers (2)
Answered by Judith from CANADA | Jan. 09, 2019 23:52

After arriving at Longyang Road Maglev Train, take metro line 2 to Dongchang Road Station. Then walk northwest along Century Avenue around 650 meters to find your hotel.
Answered by Linda from SINGAPORE | Jan. 10, 2019 12:17

Thank you for your reply!
Asked by Fuziah zainal abidin from MALAYSIA | Jan. 01, 2019 00:13Reply
Can we take maglev train from pudong airport to our hotel new harbour service apartment ? Tq
Answers (1)
Answered by Hunter from UKRAINE | Jan. 01, 2019 23:52

Upon arrival, take maglev train from PVG to Longyang Road Station first. Then take metro line 2 to People's Square Station and transfer to metro line 8 to Dashijie Station, Exit 1. Afterwards, walk northeast around 400 meters to get to the hotel.
Asked by MW from CANADA | Dec. 26, 2018 04:24Reply
I will be landing at Pudong at 7:35 pm and am hoping to be able to take Maglev train into the city.
I don't know how long immigration will take (taking advantage of the visa free transit program).

Do the 2 extra trains at 22:15 and 22:40 operate every night? I will be arriving on a Friday.

Thank you for your help!
Answers (2)
Answered by Emery from UKRAINE | Dec. 28, 2018 00:51

Yes, the extra frequency at 22:15 and 22:40 operates every night.
Answered by MW from CANADA | Dec. 28, 2018 01:29

Thank you so much for your help Emery! I really appreciate it!
Asked by Johan from BELGIUM | Dec. 23, 2018 01:22Reply
Shanghai Maglev to Chateau Star River Pudong Hotel
Hi, as we arrive at 05.50AM, then get a 24Hrs visum for the stop-over, we would stay in Chateau Star River Pudong Hotel. Would you advise tot take the Maglev?
Answers (1)
Answered by Aubrey from SINGAPORE | Dec. 23, 2018 23:44

After taking the Maglev train at PVG and arrive at Longyang Road Station, take metro line 7 and get off at Jinxiu Road Station, Exit 4. Then walk north along Jinxiu Road around 700 meters to find your hotel.
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