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 May. 06, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Maglev Train
Asked by epyqi from MALAYSIA | Jul. 14, 2019 18:40Reply
Capsule hotel / hourly rate at Shanghai Pudong Airport
Does Pudong airport have hourly rate hotel? can you suggesting me the cheapest hotel at Pudong airport if dont have the hourly rate hotel? is there any place in airport that we can rest few hours before starting the journey?
Answers (1)
Answered by Addy from USA | Jul. 15, 2019 00:45

There is time-charging hotel in T2. It is located at Dining Floor near the Entrance of International, HK-Macao-Taiwan Departures Hall. I'm not clear about the price.
Asked by John | Jul. 12, 2019 11:01Reply
Minhang to pudong airport
What is the fastest and cheapest way, i have my flight at 23.15
Answers (1)
Answered by Hazel from USA | Jul. 14, 2019 19:35

You might need to take public transport. Take metro Line 1 from Shenzhuang Station to People Square Station, then transfer to metro Line 2 to Pudong Airport Station. It takes around 2 hours with CNY9.
Asked by Dao Thu Thao from VIỆT NAM | Jul. 12, 2019 08:09Reply
From Maglev Station at Shanghai Pudong Airport, how can i get to hongkong airline check in counter?
Asked by Jobeth from SINGAPORE | Jul. 09, 2019 01:01Reply
how do I get from Shanghai pudong airport to Holiday INN EXP NEW Jinqiao (HOLIDAY INN)
No. 450 Jiaqiao Rd. Pudong NEW Area 200126 China
Answers (1)
Answered by Shirley from USA | Jul. 09, 2019 19:21

Take metro Line 2 to Middle Chuangxin Rd Station (Exit 2), then transfer to bus No.17 from Middle Chuangxin Huadong Rd Station to Jingao Jiajing Rd Station, and walk northeast of 900m to your hotel. It takes around 1.5 hours with CNY7.
Asked by Chirag kathiria from INDIA | Jul. 06, 2019 11:46Reply
How to reach Hanting Express hotel xinjinquioa road from Shanghai pudong airport by train?
Answers (1)
Answered by Benny from USA | Jul. 08, 2019 02:14

Take metro Line 2 to Century Avenue Station, and transfer to metro Line 9 to Tai'erzhuang Station (Exit 3), then walk east of 650m to your hotel. It takes around 1.5 hours with CNY7.
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