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Shanghai Transportation


The international metropolis Shanghai is a top important arrive-in and departure city which is of equal significance with Beijing and Hong Kong. With two international airports and three regular railway stations, Shanghai is linking closely with all major cities and regions. And within the city, every place is easy to get to by taking city bus, metro, or taxi.


Shanghai possesses two international airports: Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, operated by 17 airline companies, which are running more than one thousand flights landing and taking off daily. The air routes of all directions are connecting Shanghai with 282 major cities home and aboard, say Beijing, New York, Paris, Melbourne, Tokyo, etc.

a. Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Location: No.300 Qihang Rd, Pudongxinqu District
Distance: 30 km away from downtown; 52 km away from Hongqiao Airport
Focus: International flights


Pudong Airpoty Terminal


Pudong Airport Traffic
Shanghai Airport

b. Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Location: No.2550 Hongqiao Rd, Changning District
Distance: 13 km away from downtown; 52 km away from Pudong Airport
Focus: Domestic flights


Hongqiao Airport Terminal


Hongqiao Airport Traffic

Direct flight information of two airports

direct flight

Shanghai has three regular railway stations in operation, each taking its respective role. Both common trains and bullet trains in Shanghai extend to a wide range of big and small cities, making train always a top popular transport means for travelers. Especially for people making a trip to Suzhou or Hangzhou, two hot tourism city neighboring Shanghai, frequent G-train less than 1 hour is the best choice. And 144-hour visa-free international transit policy has taken into effect in Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang for 51 countries, including America, Canada, Australia, etc.

a.Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Location: No.1500, Shengui Rd., Minhang District
Operation: July 1, 2010
Focus: G-train & D-train
Traffic: Metro Line 2, Line 10; Hongqiao Hub Line 1, Line 6, Line 8, Line 9

b.Shanghai Railway Station

Location: No.303, Moling Rd., Jina’an District
Operation: Established in 1908; reconstructed in 1987
Focus: G-train, D-train, and common trains
Traffic: Metro Line 1, Line 3, and Line 4; No.106, 115, 117, 305, 306, 310, 817...

c.Shanghainan Railway Station

Location: No.9001, Humin Rd., Xuhui District
Operation: Established in 1912; reconstructed in 2006
Focus: common trains
Traffic: Metro Line 1 & Line 3; No.180, 301, 303, 703, 973 ...

Train Information

shanghai railway
3City Public Transport

a. Metro

Convenient, safe, and efficiency, metro is the primary public transport of the city. Currently, Shanghai has 14 lines all together extending to different directions and forming a mature metro network. Travelers could transfer flexibly and reach easily to traffic hubs, commercial centers, and hot attractions.


b. City Bus around Attractions


c. Taxi

Taxi is the most direct way to get to the destination. The base fare (0 - 3 km) of Shanghai taxi is CNY14 (5:00 - 22:59)/CNY18 (23:00 - 4:59), and the extra fare is charged for beyond kilometers. Popular Taxi Apps like Didi and Uber are helpful for you to hail a taxi in Shanghai.

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