International travel

Getting to Shanghai

Shanghai has two international airports; Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Both are serviced by over 50 airlines. 

Regarded as one of China's main travel hubs, getting into the city from most countries is easy and straightforward. Both airports have a direct bus service to major nearby cities and also fast trains.

Pudong International Airport

Pudong International Airport is Shanghai's main international gateway and is located within the east of the city.

Arrivals are on the first floor, departures on the third, and the airport has all the features you would expect of to find in the major hubs around the world. There are two large terminals (T1 and T2). A free shuttle bus service connects the two. Where possible, we would recommend flying into Pudong International Airport; which is located just 40 minutes away via taxi.

Many major airlines service Pudong including American Airlines, British Airways, Emirates and Virgin Atlantic. 

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

Shanghai's Hongqiao Airport offers mainly domestic flights and few international flights of city shuttle services.

The airport is a part of the world's largest transportation hub, which  consists of airport, bus terminal, railway station, metro station and taxi stands. There are two terminals, T1 and the new T2; which is beside the Hongqiao Railway Station. 

The two terminals are linked by terminal shuttle bus (free, 20-min ride, 06:00~22:30, leaves every 30 minutes) or Metro Line 10 (¥3, 3 minutes, T1->T2: 06:18~22:58, T2->T1: 05:56~23:01, interval: every 5~15min).