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

 Timetable

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.

 Interval

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

 Tips:
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.
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- Last modified on Dec. 29, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Maglev Train
Asked by cc from MALAYSIA | Jan. 13, 2020 20:25Reply
can pls adv how to i get to Hangzhou from Pudong airport ?
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Answered by Nate from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 14, 2020 19:54
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You can take direct intercity bus from the airport to Hangzhou at 8:40, 9:50, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 17:40, 18:20, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00. The ticket fare is CNY120. The duration is around 3 hours on the way.
Asked by ANNIE NELEMAN from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 01, 2020 03:42Reply
Shang Hai Pu Dong Airport to Raddisson Hotel
Hi, may i ask what will be the convenient way to travel from Pu Dong airport to Radisson Hotel at 88 Nanjing Road (W), for four person (two adults and two teenagers) with a few luggage? thank you.
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Answered by Sally from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 02, 2020 18:23
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You guys can take metro line 2 to Renmin Square station (Exit 8), then walk north around 250m to the hotel. It takes around 1 hour with CNY7.
Asked by John from SWITZERLAND | Dec. 27, 2019 05:03Reply
What is fastest / easiest / cheapest way to get to Wuning Road station from Pudong Airport?
Take the Maglev Train or not? Go to Longyang and then take the taxi?
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Answered by Chris from USA | Dec. 29, 2019 22:43
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The cheapest way: Take metro line 2 to Renmin square station, then transfer to metro line 1 to Hanzhong Road station, then take metro line 13 to Wuning Road station. It takes around 1.5 hours with CNY7.
Asked by Junkyung from SINGAPORE | Nov. 24, 2019 05:12Reply
How do I get to Suzhou (via train) upon arrival at Pudong Airport?
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Answered by Daniel from GERMANY | Nov. 26, 2019 02:10
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Maglev to Longyang, Subway Line 2 to Hongqiao Railway Station, High speed train to Suzhou
Asked by Yigal from ISRAEL | Nov. 12, 2019 06:34Reply
What is the cost one way for Maglev from Pudong Airport to Longyang Road?
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Answered by Nate from NEW ZEALAND | Nov. 14, 2019 19:10
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It costs CNY50.
Answered by Daniel from GERMANY | Nov. 26, 2019 02:12
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If you show a flight ticket from the same day, it is 20% off, so 40 RMB
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