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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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 (656 yards), 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), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Airlines (CI), China United (KN)
 International Airlines: Korean Air (KE), Japan Airlines (JL),  AirFrance (AF), Jin Air (LJ), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Delta Airlines (DL), SriLankan Airlines (UL)

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), Shanghai Juneyao Airlines (HO), Shandong Airlines (SC), Shanghai Airlines (FM), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), Tianjin Airlines (GS), Tibet Airlines Corporation Limited (TV), China Eastern Airlines (MU), Air China (CA), Southern Airlines (CZ), China United Airlines (KN), Chengdu Airlines (EU), Lucky Air (8L)

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
Shenkun Rd. T2 Line Shenda 2nd Rd. Runhong Rd.
Metro Line 2 Metro Line 10
Route Pudong Airport – SHA Airport T2 – East Xujing Jilong Rd. – SHA Airport T1 - T2 – Hangzhong Road
Hours Pudong Airport: 06:00 ~ 23:31;
SHA Airport T2: 05:35 ~ 23:58
East Xujing: 05:28 ~ 00:02
Jilong Rd.: 5:25 ~ 23:43
SHA Airport T1: 05:29 ~ 23:38 (Sun. - Thur.); 05:29 ~ 00:42 (Fri. & Sat.)
SHA Airport T2: 05:26 ~ 23:41 (Sun. - Thur.); 05:26 
~ 00:45 (Fri. & Sat.)
Hangzhong Road: 05:30 ~ 23:36
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 3-7;
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 (min)
People's Square CNY 80/CNY 100 40
Yuyuan Garden /Old City God Temple CNY 90/CNY 110 40
The Bund /Nanjing Road /Huangpu River CNY 80/CNY 100 40
Oriental Pearl TV Tower /Lujiazui CNY 100/CNY 120 50
Jing’an Temple CNY 65/CNY 70 35
Disneyland Park CNY 180/CNY 230 60
Xujiahui CNY 60/CNY 80 40
Shanghai Railway Station CNY 75/CNY 95 40
South Railway Station CNY 70/CNY 100 35 
Shanghai Intercity Bus Terminal CNY 75/CNY 100 40 
Pudong International Airport CNY 220/CNY 290 70

 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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T1: opposite to International Departure Hall Gate No.2; beside Domestic Departure Hall Gate No.6; International and Domestic Pick-up Hall
T2: at the center of Departure and Check-in Hall on 3F; on the south of the transportation center on 3F; near Boarding Gate No. 50 at the waiting hall on 3F; Arrival and Pick-up Hall on 1F
Service Hours: according to the flight schedule

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

 Left Luggage:
Location& Service Hours:
T1: Gate No.5, Departure Hall; 7:00 - 20:30
T2: Opposite Gate No.1, Arrival Hall; 7:00 - 23:00

Time 38cm * 35cm * 67cm 62cm * 35cm * 67cm Oversize
0-4h CNY 15 CNY 30 CNY 50 per hour
4-10h CNY 20 CNY 40
10-24h CNY 25 CNY 45

 Money Exchange & Bank
T1: closed at present
T2: near Gate No.4 in Departure Hall (inside the corridor)
Service Hours: 09:00 to 17:00

 24 Hours Tax Refund Service in T1
Tax Refund Audit: Departure Hall (check-in area); Service Hours: according to the flight schedule
Tax Refund: Int'l, HK-Macao-Taiwan Flight Waiting Area, Departure Hall (opposite the Boarding Gate T09; Service Hours: 7:00 - the last flight

 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
KFC Restricted Area of Domestic Departure, T1 05:00 - 21:30
Starbucks Public Area of Arrival Hall, T1 07:00 - 24:00
Subway Sandwich Restricted Area of Domestic Departure,  T1 06:00 - 16:00
Hefu-Noodle Public Area of Arrival Hall, 1F, T2 10:00 - 21:30

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


Name Location Service Hours
Dior First-Line Brand Ave., Restricted Area of Domestic Departure 07:00 to 22:00
Tiffany First-Line Brand Ave., Restricted Area of Domestic Departure 07:00 to 22:00
Shanghai Specialty near Boarding Gate No. 71 of Departure Hall 06:00 to 22:00
Burberry North side of the Waiting Area 07:00 to 22:00
Pandora near Boarding Gate No. 50 of Departure Hall 07:00 to 22:00

 Business Center
T1: near Gate No.5 of Departure Hall; Service Hour: 7:00 - 20:30
T2: opposite to Gate No.1 Arrival Hall; Service Hour: 7:00 - 23:00

 First-aid Room:
T1: near Boarding Gate T01 of International Departure Area, Boarding Gate T20 of Domestic Departure Area;
Service Hours: 6:30 - 22:00 for International First-aid Room; 6:30 - 22:30 for Domestic First-aid Room
T2: near Boarding Gate No.50 in the Restricted Area
Service Hours: 6:30 - 22:00

 Lost & Found:
T1: near Gate No.5 of Departure Hall; Service Hours: 7:00 - 20:30
T2: opposite Gate No.1 of Arrival Hall; Service Hours: 7:00 - 23:00

 Police Station: Provide Temporary ID Card
Location: near Gate No.3 of Arrival Hall, T1; Transportation Center, 6F, T2
Service Hours: 6:00 - 23:00 for T1; 6:00 - 22:00 for T2

 Outdoor Smoking Area:
T1: beside Gate No.6 and No.7, outside Departure & Check-in Hall; outside Boarding Gate T16 & T22, Domestic Departure & Waiting Area; 
T2: near remote boarding gates of Departure & Waiting Area; beside Gate No.4, No.5, No.6, and No.8 of Departure Hall

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

- Last updated on Apr. 17, 2024 by Catherine He -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
Asked by JK from SINGAPORE | Apr. 17, 2024 02:02Reply
Any SIM card counters at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport?
Can we get a local SIM card upon arrival at the Shanghai Hongqiao Airport ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lori | Apr. 17, 2024 20:05

Yes. There are self-service machines for you to buy one.
Asked by Jenny from MALAYSIA | Dec. 28, 2023 22:37Reply
Train Ticket
May I know can I purchase other cities train ticket in Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, like Anhui to Wuhan to Changsha and last Guangzhou. Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Jessica | Dec. 29, 2023 01:12

Yes, it is possible.
Asked by Calvin from NEW ZEALAND | Jan. 09, 2023 12:49Reply
transport from Hongqiao Airport to Pudong Airport?
hello, could you please advice me the above question, what is the best way of transport? would you please also tell if there is a direct bus operating from Hongqiao Airport to Pudong Airport and if is yes where to take the bus from and how long it takes to get to Pudong Airport from Hongqiao Airport and what's the cost please, many thanks, Calvin
Answers (1)
Answered by Hank | Jan. 09, 2023 17:30

The airport bus line 1 shuttle between the two airports with the duration of about an hour and ticket fare of CNY36. It departs from Hongqiao airport transport hub; there are direction signs leading you there.
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.
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