Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

Airport Code: SHA

 Location: Hongqiao International Airport, abbreviated as SHA airport, is located at No.2550, Hongqiao Road, Changning District;

about 13 kilometers (8 miles) from the downtown area and 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Pudong Airport.

 Two Terminals: T1 for domestic and international flights; T2 for domestic flights

 Hongqiao Airport Maps

Passenger Guide:


1. Time for Taking Flights

Arrive at the airport 2-3.5 hours before flight departure
Closing Time for Check-in: Domestic Flight: 40 mins. before takeoff; International Flight: 45 mins. before takeoff
Closing Time for Boarding: Domestic & International Flight: 15 mins. before take-off

2. Arrival & Departure Procedures in T1 & T2 of Hongqiao Airport

International Arrival: Inspection & Quarantine – Immigration Inspection – Luggage Claim – Customs – Leave the Airport
Domestic Arrival: Luggage Claim – Leave the Airport
International Departure: Check-in – Inspection & Quarantine – Customs – Immigration – Security Check – Waiting & Boarding
Domestic Departure: Check-in – Security Check – Waiting & Boarding

(↓details underneath): Airport Shuttle Bus, Metro Line 2 & Line 10, Taxi

Hongqiao Airport Pick-up and See-off Service: airport transfer to hotel, private car, professional driver, low price

4. Transfer in Hongqiao Airport

Minimum Connection Time: D refers to Domestic; I refers to International
Transfer in the Same Terminal: D ⇒ D: 1 hour, D ⇔ I: 1.5 hours
Transfer from T2 to T1: D ⇒ D: 2.5 hours, D ⇔ I: 3 hours
Guide Map of Transfer Procedures of T2

Transport between Terminals 1 & 2:
a. Metro Line 10: 4 mins.
b. Free Terminal Shuttle: east of official taxi stands outside the Arrival Hall on 1F of T1; north of Gate 1 of Arrival Hall on 1F of T2
Time: 15 min.
Service Hours: 06:00 to 22:30
Frequency: 5-15 min.

5. Transfer between Hongqiao Airport & Pudong Airport

Minimum Connection Time: Get on the shuttle bus/metro 3.5 hours ahead of time for domestic flights; 5 hours ahead for international flights
Prior Transportation Choices: Shuttle Bus Line 1; Metro Line 2

6. How to Travel from Hongqiao Airport to Hongqiao Railway Station

From T1: Beyond walking distance; take metro line 10
From T2: Walk around 600 meters, 10 min.

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
Hongqiao Airport
T2 of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
T2 of Hongqiao Airport

Terminal 1 of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport

T1 operates domestic and international flights.

Departure Hall: 2F, 3F, 4F  Map
Arrival Hall: 1F  Map

 Domestic Airlines: Shanghai Airlines (FM), Spring Airlines (9C), China Eastern Airlines (MU), Air China (CA), China Airlines (CI)
 International Airlines: Air Macau (NX), Korean Air (KE), Dragon Air (KA), Asiana Airlines (OZ), Japan Airlines (JL), All Nippon Airways (NH), Eva Air (BR), Hong Kong Airlines (HX)

Terminal 2 of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport

T2 only operates domestic flights.

Departure Hall: 3F, M2
Arrival Hall: 1F
Transfer Hall: 2F
Map of Terminal 2

 Domestic Airlines: Hainan Airlines (HU), Hebei Airlines (NS), Shanghai Juneyao Airlines Co., Ltd. (HO), Shandong Airlines (SC), Shanghai Airlines (FM), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), Tianjin Airlines (GS), Tibet Airlines Corporation Limited (TV), Xiamen Airlines (MF), China Eastern Airlines (MU), Air China (CA), Southern Airlines (CZ), China United Airlines (KN)

How to Travel Between Hongqiao Airport & Downtown Shanghai

Hongqiao Airport Shuttle Bus – 10 Lines to Downtown Shanghai

No. Route/Destination
807 Qingjian Xincun
176 West Tianshan Road Fuquan Road
Hongqiao CBD Ring Line 1 Shenhong Road Zhouhong Road
Airport Line 1 Pudong International Airport T1
Line 941 South Square of Shanghai Railway Station
Hongqiao Hub Line 4 Zizhu Science Park
Hongqiao Hub Line 9 Jiading Passenger Transportation Centre
Minhang Line 18 Jinhui Road Baole Road
Night Line 316 East Yan’an Road / The Bund
Night Shuttle Bus Lujiazui
Metro Line 2 Metro Line 10
Route Pudong Airport – SHA Airport T2 – East Xujing Xinjiangwancheng – SHA Airport T1 & T2 – Hangzhong Road
Hours Pudong Airport: 06:00 ~ 22:00;
SHA Airport: 05:35 ~ 22:50
East Xujing: 05:30 ~ 22:45
Xinjiangwancheng: 05:25 ~ 22:25 (Sun. to Thur.); 05:25 ~ 23:50 (Fri. & Sat.)
SHA Airport: 06:00 ~ 22:05
Hangzhong Road: 05:30 ~ 22:25
Main Stops People's Square, West Nanjing Road, East Nanjing Road, Lujiazui, Zhongshan Park, Jing'an Temple, Century Park, Pudong Airport South Shaanxi Road, East Nanjing Road, Hongqiao Railway Station, Hailun Road, Yuyuan Garden
Single Journey Time 1.5 hours to Pudong Airport;
35 minutes to East Nanjing Road
25 minutes to Xintiandi;
30 minutes to East Nanjing Road/Yuyuan Garden
Ticket Fare CNY 3-9;
SHA Airport – Pudong Airport: CNY 8
CNY 3-6;
SHA Airport – East Nanjing Road: CNY 5

Official Taxi Stands:
T1: Outside the Arrival Hall on 1F
T2: South side of Gate 4 of Arrival Hall on 1F

 Reference Taxi Fare:

Destination Fare (Day/Night) Time
People's Square CNY 75/CNY 100 45 minutes
Yuyuan Garden /Old City God Temple CNY 80/CNY 100 45 minutes
The Bund /Nanjing Road /Huangpu River CNY 80/CNY 100 40 minutes
Oriental Pearl TV Tower /Lujiazui CNY 90/CNY 115 45 minutes
Jing’an Temple CNY 40/CNY 50 35 minutes
Disneyland Park CNY 165/CNY 210 55 minutes
Xujiahui CNY 60/CNY 80 40 minutes
Shanghai Railway Station CNY 70/CNY 95 45 minutes
South Railway Station CNY 75/CNY 100 35 minutes
Shanghai Intercity Bus Terminal CNY 70/CNY 90 40 minutes
Pudong International Airport CNY 220/CNY 290 70 minutes

 Tip: The night fare starts from 23:00 to 05:00 the next day.

Taxi at Hongqiao Airport
Taxi at Hongqiao Airport
Parking Lot of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
Taxis at a parking lot

Facilities & Services of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport

 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit:
The policy is applicable to citizens of 53 countries. Passengers are allowed to fly in and fly out from Pudong or Hongqiao Airport in Shanghai, Hangzhou Airport, or Nanjing Airport, and can travel in Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang Provinces within the 144-hour time limit.

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 Inquiries: opposite to Gate 2 of Departure Hall and the reception area of Arrival Hall in T1; Departures Hall (3F) and the reception area of Arrival Hall (1F) in T2
Service Hours: according to the flight schedule

Enquiry Counter of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
Enquiry Counter
Check-in Counters of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
Check-in Counters

 Left Luggage:
Location& Service Hours:
T1: west of reception area of Arrival Hall
T2: reception area of Arrival Hall: 08:00 to 21:30; Island E of Hongqiao Traffic Hub East Center: 07:00 to 20:30
Charge: The prices for one piece of baggage range from CNY 25 to CNY 45 per day.
Hotline: +86 021-34661631

 Money Exchange:
T1: near Luggage Carousel 4 of Baggage Claim Area in International Arrival Hall; west of reception area in Arrival Hall; near Boarding Gate T11, T14 in International Departure Hall
T2: north of Check-in Area on 3F; south and north of Restricted Area of Arrival Hall

 Bank: Shanghai Pudong Development Bank: near Gate 3 in Arrival Hall
Service Hours: 09:00 to 17:00

 24 Hours Tax Refund Service: Restricted Area of International Departure Hall in T1

 Airport SHA Free WIFI: Passengers can scan their passport through the WIFI Ticket Machine to get a username and password, then enjoy the free WIFI inside T1 and T2.


Name Location Service Hours
McDonald's DF315-DF316 in T2 07:00 to 22:00
Bread Talk DF353 in T2 06:00 to 22:00
Subway Sandwich DF 354C in T2 08:00 to 21:00
Wasabi Sushi near Boarding Gates 47 and 50, Restricted Area of Domestic Departure Hall inT2 09:00 to 21:00

 Hourly Lounge: 21Meter-Floor of Departure Area in T2
Service Hours: 24 hours
Hotline: +86 021-22382966


Name Location Service Hours
Bvlgari near Boarding Gates 25-27 of Domestic Departure on 3F in T2 07:00 to 22:00
L’OOCITANE near Boarding Gates 25-27 of Domestic Departure on 3F in T2 07:00 to 22:00
Pandora south of Restricted Area of Domestic Departure on 3F in T2 08:00 to 22:00
Burberry Restricted Area of Domestic Departure Hall on 3F in T2 08:00 to 22:00
Hermes near Boarding Gates 46-50 of Domestic Departure on 3F in T2 07:00 to 22:00

 Business Center: west of reception area of Arrival Hall in T1; south of the commercial area on M2 Floor in T2
Service Hours: 08:00 to 18:00

 Medical Service Room:
T1: near Boarding Gate T09 of International Departure Area; Boarding Gate T01 of Domestic Departure Area
T2: waiting area on 3F: 06:30 to 22:00; M2 Transfer Hall: 07:30 to the last flight arrival; 1F of Arrival Hall: 08:30 to 17:00

 Lost & Found:
T1: west of reception area of Arrival Hall
T2: Arrival Hall: 08:00 to 21:30 Hotline: +86 021-22381086
Island E of Hongqiao Traffic Hub East Center: 07:00 to 20:30 Hotline: +86 021-34661633

 Police Station: Provide Temporary ID Card
Location: Administrative Area of 3F in Departure Hall in T1; M3 Floor in T2

 Outdoor Smoking Area:
T1: outside 4F VIP Lounge at International Departure Hall; outside no.T03 Domestic Departure Hall
T2: no.41 Domestic Departure Lounge; no.54 Domestic Departure Lounge

 Further Reading:
 6 Things to Do in Shanghai Airport - Hongqiao Airport
Shanghai Pudong Airport

- Last modified on Nov. 26, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
Asked by Hanna from SWEDEN | Oct. 01, 2019 03:19Reply
How do I get from Shanghai Pudong airport to Hongqiao airport
Answers (1)
Answered by RJ from CHINA | Oct. 03, 2019 10:17

You can get on Metro Line 2 from Pudong Airportwhich would take you directly to Hongqiao Airport. Travel time about 1.5 to 2 hours
Asked by Ruby from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 04, 2019 07:36Reply
Hello, what is the best way to get from Hongqiao T2 to The Eton Hotel, Pudong Avenue?
What is the best way to get from The Eton Hotel, Pudong Avenue to Pudong T1? Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Alaina from CANADA | Aug. 04, 2019 23:58

1. From Hongqiao Airport to your hotel: Take metro line 2 to Century Avenue Station and transfer to metro line 4 to Pudong Avenue Station, Exit 1. After arriving, walk east around 300 meters to find the hotel.
2. From your hotel to Pudong Airport: Take metro line 4 to Century Avenue. Then take metro line 2 to PVG.
Asked by Luka from GEORGIA | Jul. 19, 2019 12:50Reply
How do I get from Hongqiao airport T2 to Hongqiao Railway station?
Could you explain in as much detail as possible please?
Answers (1)
Answered by Carole from USA | Jul. 21, 2019 22:35

Actually, you can walk to Railway Station. Follow the signs and walk west of 800m from the airport, you can reach -1F of Railway Station.
Asked by Ben Curry from UNITED STATES | May. 26, 2019 18:47Reply
Transportation to see Xi'an terra cotta warriors
Our 10 day tour ends in Shanghai with an option to extend our holiday by 3 days. We would like to travel to see the Terra Cotta warriors and would like a recommendation for a flight (Airport/Airline/Terminal) and 4 or 5 star hotel in the city where the terra Cotta Warriors are on display.

Thank you
Benjamin Curry
Answers (1)
Answered by Tina from NEW ZEALAND | May. 26, 2019 20:36

There are a lot of flights from Hongqiao or Pudong Airport to Xi'an Xianyang Airport. You can choose anyone according to your time. Eastern Airlines and Air China are both available. As for the accommodation, most people choose to stay in Xi'an so that they can visit more attractions. From Xi'an to Terracotta Warriors, you can take bus from the main railway station. The Bell Tower Hotel is recommended since it is located at the city center and easy to take metro or buses.
Asked by Alex from REPUBLIC OF KOREA | Apr. 16, 2019 19:39Reply
Various options to get to Shanghai Hongqiao airport ?
How can I get to Hongqiao Airport Terminal 1 from Hyatt Regency Hotel Wujiaochang (address: 88 East Guoding Road) ? I am looking for other options e.g. bus, train, taxi than the metro (line 10). Could you also tell me how much it will cost & how long it will take time-wise? Thanks in advance.
Answers (1)
Answered by Adelaide from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 21, 2019 23:03

It is advised to take metro line 10 from Wujiaochang Station to Hongqiao Airport. The ticket fare is CNY5/person. It takes around 50 mins on the way.
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