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Shanghai Transportation: - Getting There -

 

By Air

Shanghai has two international airports something no other city in China can boast. The Pudong International Airport (PVG) handles 60% of flights including most flights from all over the world, while the remaining 40% use Hongqiao International Airport (SHA). As one of the main Chinese airline hubs, Shanghai has opened connection with nearly two hundred cities, half domestic ones and half international and regional ones. Direct flights connect Shanghai to dozens of international air terminals such as Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Fukuoka, Osaka, Tokyo, Bangkok, Brussels, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, London, Moscow, Rome and so on as well as regional links with Hong Kong and Macau. Domestic flights link Shanghai with Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xian, Xiamen, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shenyang, etc.

PVG, situated in the east of Shanghai is about 30 kilometers (19 miles) away from the city center and 40 kilometers (25 miles) from SHA. In total some sixty or so airlines have flights shuttling between Shanghai and other cities worldwide.

Six special bus routes handle transfers from PVG to the city center as follows:
Route 1 : PVG <---> SHA
Operating times: from 07:00 (from Pudong International Airport) - until the last flight arrival.
Interval: 20 minutes
Price: CNY 30

Route 2 : City Terminal Building (Jing An Si) <--->PVG
Operating times: from 06:00 (from Pudong International Airport City Terminal Building (Jing An Si)) - until 21:30
Interval: 15 minutes
Price: CNY 19

Route 3 : Galaxy Hotel<---> Xu Jia Hui <---> Long Yang Road Subway Station <--->PVG
Operating times: from 05:30 (from Galaxy Hotel)- until 20:00
Interval: 15 minutes
Price: Charged according to mileage with the ceiling price of CNY 20

Route 4 : Lu Xun Park <---> Da Bai Shu <---> Wu Jiao Chang <---> PVG
Operating times: from 05:40 (from Lu Xun Park)- until 21:00
Interval: 20 minutes
Price: Charged according to mileage with the ceiling price of CNY 18

Route 5 : Shanghai Railway Station<--->People's Square<---> Orient Hospital <--->PVG
Operating times: from 05:30 (from Shanghai Railway Station)- until 21:00
Interval: 20 minutes
Price: Charged according to mileage with the ceiling price of CNY 18

Route 6 : Shanghai West Railway Station<---> Bai Yu Road<---> Cao Yang Road<--->Chang Ning Road<---> Hua Shan Road<---> Orient Hospital<---> Dong Fang Road Zhang Yang Road Long Yang Road Subway Station <---> PVG
Operating times: from 06:00 (from Shanghai West Railway Station)- until 20:00
Interval: 30 minutes
Price: Charged according to mileage with the ceiling price of CNY 18
The taxi fare is about CNY 80 from PVG to the People Square, the center of Shanghai

Maglev train operates between Longyang Subway Station of Pudong New District and PVG, every day from 8:30 - 17:30 with an interval of 20 minutes. The charge is CNY 50 one-way (common seat) and CNY 100 for VIP, CNY 80 round-trip (common seat), and CNY 160 for VIP. It takes you only eight minutes to get to the airport from the Longyang Road Station.

Located in the west of Shanghai, SHA is only 13 kilometers (8 miles) away from the center of the city. Buses, taxis, hotel buses all provide transfers to the airport. From SHA to the city center, seven airport bus lines provide regular services.
Route 1 : SHA <---> PVG
Operating Time: 6:00-21:00
Route 2 : SHA <---> Shanghai Exhibition Center (Yan'an Middle Road)
Operating Time: 8:30-23:00
Bus No. 806: SHA <---> Xujiahui<--->Dapu Bridge <--->Zhongshan Nan Yi Lu (Luban Lu)
Operating Time: 6:00-21:30
Bus No. 807: SHA <---> Beixinjing <---> Changfeng Park<--->Shanghai West Station (Zhenguang Xin Cun)
Operating Time: 6:00-21:00
Bus No. 925: SHA <---> Hongqiao Development Zone <---> Jing'an Temple <---> People Square (Shanghai Museum)
Operating Time: 6:00-21:00
Bus No. 938: SHA<--->Shanghai Gymnasium<--->Tang Bridge<--->Pudong Yangjiadu (Ba Bai Ban)
Operating Time: 6:00-21:30
Bus No. 941: SHA<---> Zhongshan Park<--->Caojia Du<--->Shanghai Railway Station (South Square)
Operating Time: 6:00-20:15
The taxi fare is about CNY 40 from Longyang Subway Station, Pudong New District to SHA.

By Train
Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai West Railway Station and Shanghai South Railway Station provide convenient transportation for tourists. Of these, Shanghai Railway Station serves as the main passenger station. Everyday 70 or so pairs of trains run between other cities all over the country. A train journey to Suzhou, takes between 40 and 90 minutes. Shanghai West Railway Station owns several pairs of trains serving routes between Shanghai and Yantai, Zaozhuang, Hengyang, Ganzhou, Chengdu. Round trips between Shanghai South Railway Station and Hangzhou, Jiashan, Jinshan, etc involving 11 pairs of trains are made daily. You may take the train at No. 289, Old Humin Road, Shanghai.

A special 'Holiday Train' from Shanghai is bound for Mt. Sanqingshan and Mt. Longhushan of Jiangxi Province, Mt. Wuyishan of Fujian Province, Mt. Yandangshan of Zhejiang Province and Mt. Huangshan of Anhui Province every Friday and returns on the following Monday morning. If you intend to travel on weekends, please go to the railway station, or any other branches of Shanghai Railway Administration for reservation.

Train Ticket Office:
Shanghai Railway Station:
Ticket Office: Underground of the Complex Ticket Office of the Railway Station
No. 230, Beijing East Road
No. 121, Tibet South Road
No. 431, Changyang Road
No. 73, Wanhangdu Road
Shanghai West Railway Station:
Ticket Office: No. 22, Taopu Road
Shanghai South Railway Station:
Ticket Office: No. 289, Old Humin Road
You can buy ticket at the ticket office, or through a travel agency.

By Bus
National Highway Line 312 (Shanghai-Yining City of Xinjiang), 318 (Shanghai-Zhangmu Town of Tibet) and 320 (Shanghai-Ruili of Yunnan) all start from Shanghai and go westward. National Highway Line 204 (Tongjiang-trunk line of Sanya's national highway) links lots of cities through Shanghai.

Apart from its own attractions, scenic spots around Shanghai are well worth a visit. There are three tourist collecting and distributing centers set in Shanghai. They are located in Shanghai Stadium, Hongqiao Football Field and Yangpu Sports Center. It is convenient to buy tickets for one or two days travel around Shanghai, especially some of the ancient towns, like Zhouzhuang, Tongli, Zhujiajiao, etc.

Shanghai, with lots of passenger transport stations, offers convenient vehicles to neighboring cities.
The following are some main coach stations.
Hengfeng Road Passenger Station---Shanghai Long-distance Transport Company
Located at No. 270, Hengfeng Road, Shanghai, this station provides buses to Suzhou, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Wuxi, Nanjing, Jiujiang, Wuhan, Beijing, Jiaxing, etc.
Long-distance Shortcut Passenger Station---Shanghai Public Coach Transportation Co., Ltd.
Located at No. 605, Hutai Road, Shanghai, this bus station has buses bound for Suzhou, Hangzhou, Shaoxing, Ningbo, Nanjing, Zhenjiang, Lianyugang, Hefei, etc. You can reach the station by taking any of the following buses: Nos. 40, 47, 58, 69, 128, 129, 140, 213, 216, 224, 510, 524, 525, 710, 741, 839, 844, 845, 849 and 866.
Shanghai Coach Station---Shanghai Transportation Co., Ltd.
Situated at No. 1015, Zhongshan North Road, it is convenient to find buses bound for Yantai, Qingdao, Rizhao, Yangzhou, Ma'anshan, Wuhu, Shaoxing, etc. And also tourist buses to Mt. Huangshan, Mt. Jiuhuashan and Wuzhen can be found here.
Jiaotong Dazhong Transportation Center---Shanghai Jiaotong Dazhong Passenger Transport Co., Ltd.
Located at No. 168, Taopu Road, the station provides coaches to Nanjing, Hefei, Huai'an, Ma'anshan, Zhenjiang, Changzhou, Wuxi, Wuhan, Suzhou, etc.

Shanghai has opened tourist shopping buses bound for Yiwu (a famous wholesale market of small articles in China) of Zhejiang Province. Every morning at 7:00 a bus starts from People's Square of Shanghai and Yiwu respectively. After three hours, it will reach the destination and it will leave at 17:00.

By Sea
Shanghai, situated at the midpoint of China's north - south coastline, is the world's third largest port and China's largest seaport. Ships sailing from Shanghai Port voyage to some 400 foreign ports. Due to the slow speed, some long-distance sea routes have been closed. Shiliu Pu Dock has regular ships for neighboring areas like Nantong City, Dinghai City and Mt. Putuoshan area. Shanghai Changjiang (Yangtze River) Shipping Corporation provides ships to Chongqing, Nanjing and Wuhan. Shanghai has also international travel boat to Incheon and Pusan ports of South Korea and Osaka and Kobe ports of Japan, starting from Wai Hongqiao Dock. Ship schedules can vary according to the weather conditions and up to date information can be obtained by phoning 021-63261261.

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