Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Operating flights to 250+ domestic and international destinations, Shanghai Pudong Airport, abbreviated as PVG airport, is one of China's most important air traffic hubs.

Airport Code: PVG

 Location: No.6000, Yingbin Avenue, Pudong New Area; 30 kilometers (19 miles) from the downtown area and 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Hongqiao Airport.
 Two Terminals: T1, T2
 Pudong 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: 45 mins. before take-off; International Flight: 50 mins. before take-off
Closing Time for Boarding: Domestic & International Flight: 15 mins. before take-off

2. Arrival & Departure Procedures at T1 & T2 in Pudong Airport

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

3. How to Travel Between Pudong Airport & Downtown Shanghai

(↓details underneath): Airport Shuttle Bus, Maglev + Metro, Metro Line 2, Taxi
 See more How to Get from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Pudong Airport 

4. Transfer in Pudong Airport

 Minimum Connection Time: D refers to Domestic; I refers to International
Transfer in the Same Terminal: D ⇒ D: 80 mins.  D ⇔ I: 90 mins.   I ⇒ I: 100 mins
Transfer between Two Terminals: D ⇒ D: 120 mins.   D ⇔ I: 160 mins.   I ⇒ I: 120 mins.
Map of Transfer in T1       Map of Transfer in T2

 Transport between Terminals 1 & 2:
a. Walk around 500 meters, 10 min.
b. Free Terminal Shuttle: Map
Route: Exit No. 27, T2 - Exit No. 8, T1
Time: 5 min.
Service Hours: 6:00 - 24:00
Frequency: 10 minutes

5. Transfer between Pudong Airport & Hongqiao 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
Above Transportation Choices: Shuttle Bus Line 1; Metro Line 2
Pudong International Airport
Pudong International Airport
Pudong Airport Maglev
Maglev to Downtown

Terminal 1 of Shanghai Pudong Airport

T1 operates domestic and international flights.
Departure Hall: 3F
Arrival Hall: 1F, 2F, MF
Map of Terminal 1

 Domestic Airlines: China Eastern Airlines (MU), Shanghai Airlines (FM), China United (KN)
 International Airlines: Air France (AF), Japan Airlines (JL), Korean Air (KE), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Qantas (QF), Jin Air (LJ), American Delta Airlines (DL), Sri Lankan Airlines (UL), China Airlines (CI)

Terminal 2 of Shanghai Pudong Airport

T2 operates domestic and international flights.
Departure Hall: 2F, 3F
Arrival Hall: 1F, 2F, MF
Transfer Hall: 2F
Map of Terminal 2

 Domestic Airlines: Air Changan (9H), Donghai Air (DZ), Colorful Guizhou Airlines (GY), Fuzhou Air (FU), Hainan Air (HU), Hebei Airlines (NS), China Express (G5), 9 Air (AQ), Kunming Airlines (KY), Uni Air (B7), Shandong Airlines (SC), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Eva Air (BR), Tianjin Airlines (GS), West Air (PN), Xiamen Airlines (MF), Hong Kong Airlines (HX), Lucky Air (8L), Zhejiang Loong Airlines (GJ), Spring Air (9C), Air China (CA), China Southern Airlines (CZ)
 International Airlines: Etihad Airways (EY), Emirates Airlines (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Austrian Airlines (OS), Scandinavian Airlines (SK), Lufthansa (LH), Aeroflot Russian Airlines (SU), Philippine Airlines (PR), Philippines AirAsia (Z2), Finnair (AY), Cathay Pacific (CX), Asiana Airlines (OZ), Hebei Airlines (NS), Juneyao Airlines (HO), Air Canada (AC), Cambodia Angkor Air (K6), Cambodia Airlines (VJ), Suparna Airlines (Y8), 9 Air (AQ), Qatar Airways (QR), Peach Aviation (MM), UNI Airways (B7), Malaysia Airlines (MH), American Airlines (AA), United Airlines (UA), All Nippon Airways (NH), Swiss (LX), Thai Airways (TG), Thai Lion Air (SL), Turkish Airlines (TK), Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS), Hong Kong Airlines (HX) , Singapore Airlines (SQ), Air New Zealand (NZ), AirAsia X (D7), Mahan Air (W5), Garuda Indonesia (GA), British Airways (BA), Vietnam Airlines (VN)

Pudong Airport Terminal Buildings in Neighboring Cities

Passengers can enjoy check-in service and luggage consignment service, which applies to flights of Shanghai Airlines and China Eastern Airlines departing from PVG.

 Kunshan City Terminal
Location: 2nd Floor of Kunshan International Conference and Exhibition Center, no. 388 East Qianjin Road, Kunshan City
Services: check-in, security check, luggage check-in, shuttle buses to Pudong Airport and Hongqiao Airport
Operating Hours: 6:10 - 17:00
Bus Time to PVG Airport: 2 hours

 Suzhou City Terminal
Location: No.18, Tianmu East Street, Suzhou Industrial Park
Services: check-in, security check, luggage check-in, shuttle buses to Pudong Airport and Hongqiao Airport
Opening Hours: 6:45 - 17:45
Bus Time to PVG Airport: 2.5 - 3 hours

Pudong Airport Terminal
Pudong Airport Terminal
Waiting Hall
Waiting Hall

How to Travel Between Pudong Airport & Downtown Shanghai

Pudong Airport Shuttle Bus - 8 Lines to Downtown Shanghai

No. Route/Destination
Line 1 Hongqiao Traffic Hub East Center
Line 2 Pu'an Rd. East Yan'an Rd.
Line 4 North Square of Shanghai Railway Station
Line 7 South Square of South Railway Station
Line 8 Nanhui Bus Station
Line 9 Xinzhuang Metro Station
Ring Line No.1 Hangcheng Park
Airport Night Bus Hongqiao Traffic Hub East Center

 Tip: Besides downtown lines, Shanghai PVG Airport offers long-distance buses to nearby cities in Jiangsu and Zhejiang.
Read more: Pudong Airport Intercity Bus

Route: PVG Airport – Guanglan Road – Hongqiao Airport – East Xujing
Operating Hours: PVG Airport: 06:00 – 23:31; East Xujing: 05:28 – 00:02
Main Stops: People's Square, West Nanjing Road, East Nanjing Road, Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, Zhongshan Park, Jing'an Temple, Century Park
Single Journey Time: 1.5 hours to Hongqiao Airport and 60 minutes to East Nanjing Road.
Ticket Fare: CNY 3-9 for a whole journey; PVG Airport to Hongqiao Airport: CNY 8
Boarding Site at PVG Airport: between T1 and T2
* Note: At Guanglan Road Station, passengers have to get off and transfer between a 4-car metro train and an 8-car train.

Route: Pudong International Airport – Longyang Road
Operating Hours: Pudong Airport: 07:02 – 21:42; Longyang Road: 06:45 – 21:40
Frequency: 15-40 minutes
Single Journey Time: 8 minutes
Ticket Fare: single ticket: CNY 50; return ticket (valid in 7 days): CNY 80
Ticket Offices & Boarding Points: 2F of Pudong Airport Maglev Station; 2F of Longyang Road Maglev Station (No. 2100 Longyang Road)

* Notes:
1. Longyang Road is the interchange station for metro line 2, line 7 and line 16.
2. Passengers can enjoy a 20% discount when buying ordinary single ticket by using Shanghai Public Transportation Card.

Official Taxi Stands:
T1: Outside Gate 12 on 1F
T2: Outside Gate 26 on 1F

 Reference Taxi Fare:

Destination Fare (Day/Night) Time (min)
People's Square CNY 180/CNY 230 55
Yuyuan Garden /Old City God Temple CNY 175/CNY 220 50
The Bund /Nanjing Road /Huangpu River CNY 185/CNY 240 55
Oriental Pearl TV Tower /Lujiazui CNY 165/CNY 210 45
Jing’an Temple CNY 185/CNY 240 60
Disneyland Park CNY 80/CNY 110 25
Xujiahui CNY 180/CNY 230 55
Shanghai Railway Station CNY 185/CNY 240 60
South Railway Station CNY 145/CNY 220 55
Shanghai Intercity Bus Terminal CNY 185/CNY 240 60
Hongqiao International Airport CNY 230/CNY 290 60

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

Transportation Sigh
Transportation Signs
Direction Boards in Pudong Airport
Bilingual Direction Boards

Facilities & Services of Shanghai Pudong Airport

 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit:
Citizens of 53 countries and regions can make an air transit in Pudong or Hongqiao Airports without a visa if the period of stay does not exceed 144 hours. During these six days, they can travel in Shanghai, Zhejiang and Jiangsu Provinces.
 Recommended Visa-free Tours:

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T1: Near Gate 8 & 6 of the Departure Hall; Service Hours: 6:00 - 24:00
T2: Opposite Starbucks, Middle Wuzhou Rd.; near Gate 25 of Departure Hall; Service Hours: 06:00 to 24:00

 Left Luggage: Passengers can leave their luggage there for a maximum of 2 months at most.
Location & Service Hours:
T1: Between Gates 4 & 5 in the Departure Hall: 06:00 to 24:00; Between Gates 6 & 7 in the Arrival Hall: 06:00 to 24:00
T2: Near Island A in the Departure Hall: 06:00 to 24:00; Beside Exit 2A of the International Arrival Hall: 06:00 to 24:00
Charge: (price for one piece of baggage, by length+width+height)

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
Pudong International Airport

 Money Exchange:
Location: 1A-J1, near Gate No.11, Public Area of Arrival
Service Hours: 9:00 - 17:00

Ctrip Foreign Currency
2A-J4, near Gate No.20, Public Area of Departure
Service Hours: 24h

Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
1. 2A-J6, ear Check-in Area D, Public Area of Departure; Service Hours: 9:00 - 17:00
2. 2B-J3, near Boarding Gate D75, Int'l, HK-Macao-Taiwan Departure; Service Hours: 9:00 - 17:00

Travelex Foreign Currency Exchange
2C-J4, Domestic Departures and Arrivals Mixed Floor
Service Hours: 6:30 - 23:00

United Money Foreign Currency Exchange
2E-J1, near Baggage Claim 30, International, Hong Kong-Macao-Taiwan Arrival
Service Hours: 10:00-19:00

Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
Location: between Gate No.10 & 11, Arrival Hall
Service Hours: 7:00-19:30

Bank of China
Location: between Gate No. 8 & 9, Departure Hall
Service Hours: 7:00-19:30

Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
Location: near Island D, Departure Hall
Service Hours: 6:30 - 23:00

 24 Hours Tax Refund Service:
T1: near Gates 19 and 20, Restricted Area of International, HK-Macao-Taiwan Departures
T2: near Gate D83, Restricted Area of International, HK-Macao-Taiwan Deaprture

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


Name Location
Starbucks Near Boarding Gate 12,  Domestic Departure, T1
Near Boarding Gate 8,  Domestic Departure, T1
Subway Sandwich Near Boarding Gate 1, Domestic Departure, T1
Hefu Noodle Near Boarding Gate C84,   Domestic Mixed Floor, T2
Axiang Rice Noodles Public Area of Arrival Hall, near North Wuzhou Rd., T2
KFC Public Area of Arrival Hall, near North Wuzhou Rd., T2

Name Location
Coach Near Boarding Gate 14, Domestic Departure, T1
Silker Near Boarding Gate 19, Int'l, HK-Macao-Taiwan Departure, T1
Shanghai Specialty Near Boarding Gate 26,  Public Area of Departure, T1
Sunrise Duty-free Near Boarding Gate G152, Int'l, HK-Macao-Taiwan Departure, Satellite Terminal S2

 Post Office: the end of Island A of the Domestic Departure Hall in T1
Service Hours: 08:00 to 11:00; 11:30 to 19:00

 Business Center: near Gate 7 of the Arrival Hall in T1; opposite Exit 2A, Arrival Hall in T2
Service Hours: 6:00 to 24:00

Airport Clinic
Airport Medical Service

 Medical Service Room
Beside Gate No.1, Departure Hall;
Near Boarding Gate No.9;
Satellite S1: Bridge D119, near International Departure;
Service Hours: 24h

At the end of Island D, opposite Gate No.22, Departure Hall;
Bridge No. 73, near International Arrival Corridor;
Bridge No.170, near International Departure;
Service Hours: 24h

 Lost & Found: between Gates 8 and 9 in the reception area of the Arrival Hall in T1
Service Hours: 06:00 to 24:00
 Police Station: at the intersection of Haitian 4th Road and Huhang Road; Middle Wuzhou Road (near T1); Service Hours: 06:00 to 22:00
 Temporary ID Card: Middle Wuzhou Road (near T1); 06:00 to 22:00
 Outdoor Smoking Area: 200-203 Domestic Departure Lounge & 213-216 International Departure Lounge in T1; Remote Boarding Gate 220-221, Domestic Departure waiting area; beside Boarding Gate No. 68 & 69 International, HK-Macao-Taiwan Departure Waiting Area 

Further Reading:
 What to Do in Shanghai Airport - Pudong Airport
 Shanghai Hongqiao Airport

- Last updated on Dec. 12, 2023 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Pudong Airport
Asked by Tanya from NEW ZEALAND | Feb. 27, 2024 19:20Reply
Getting to Luoyang
I will arrive in PVG at about 7am from New Zealand. Could you please advise me the fastest way to Luoyang from the airport.
Answers (1)
Answered by Andrew | Feb. 28, 2024 19:51

You can take a flight from Hongqiao airport directly or take a bullet train from Hongqiao Station to Luoyang Longmen Station. It takes about 6-7 hours by train and a second class ticket costs CNY 500-580 per person.
Asked by Thusi from SRI LANKA | Feb. 23, 2024 04:55Reply
enough time for transist
Hi I am traveling from Hong Kong to Colombo through China Eastern airline and I'm going to lay over 1 hour and 45 that enough time to transfer to my next flight to Colombo
Answers (1)
Answered by Jessica | Feb. 25, 2024 19:18

Generally, the time is enough if you transfer in the same terminal.
Asked by Sanduni from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 14, 2024 19:46Reply
Prices for Airport Lounge
I have an overnight 18hour layover at the Shanghai Airport.Can I stay inside the airport without getting a lounge?
What are the prices of a lounge for overnight stay
Answers (1)
Answered by Olivia | Feb. 18, 2024 19:44

Yes, of course you can stay in the airport without getting a lounge; but it will be quite tired. Holding an Australian passport, you will be allowed to leave the airport to enjoy a brief city visit. Just apply for a stamp at the immigration desk.

There is no hourly lounge in Pudong airport. But there are some hotels around it, costing CNY300-1,000 per day.
Asked by Yelizaveta from RUSSIA | Jan. 21, 2024 01:42Reply
Can you please tell me if there is free internet at the airport Pudong International Airport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Diana | Jan. 22, 2024 01:35

Yes, there is. It is named SPIA-guest (Airport Free wi-fi)
Asked by Richard from NEW ZEALAND | Jan. 08, 2024 20:49Reply
144 hour Visa exemption Transit Policy
I am travelling to PVG on Air New Zealand and have a separate ticket for the next day with SAS Airlines for onward travel to London. Does that meet the transit policy requirements if I hold 2 separate ticket bookings ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jessica | Jan. 09, 2024 23:09

Yes, it does. It doesn't matter if you have two separate tickets as long as your itinerary is eligible.
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