Shanghai Transportation

  • Shanghai Sightseeing Bus, Shanghai
    Shanghai Sightseeing Bus, Shanghai
    by cal6060
  • Shanghai Sightseeing Bus, Shanghai
    Shanghai Sightseeing Bus, Shanghai
    by cal6060
  • Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai
    Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai
    by cal6060

Most Recent Transportation in Shanghai

  • K.Knight's Profile Photo

    Overnight Train

    by K.Knight Written Sep 12, 2008
    Shanghai railway Station
    1 more image

    A very inexpensive way of traveling throughout China is to catch the overnight train services.
    The ticket from Shanghai to Xian was approx 50 Yuan (US$8.00 in July 2008) and represented the transport and accommodation costs.

    The trip took 16 hours, the compartments sleep 6, the beds are very comfortable and the trip proved to be hassle free. (For the cheap cost of the ticket you can always book out the entire compartment!!)

    When you choose to take the overnight train I would suggest packing food and drinks for both dinner and breakfast. (And perhaps a few snacks.)
    Anne and I took 5 overnight trains in China and we chose to either eat with the “locals” in the dining car or to purchase fresh fruit, drinks or pre cooked meals from the “snack” trolley that comes along at regular intervals.
    We found that eating in the dining car was fun as we laughed and joked with the locals, drank beers and played cards.

    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • Trains
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • MarioPortugal's Profile Photo

    Spring Travel - Spring Airlines

    by MarioPortugal Updated Aug 18, 2008
    1 more image

    Shanghai & other Chinese cities

    --------- quote from Spring Travel website ---------
    August 18, 2008.

    Overview
    Spring Tour is the only travel agency in China that has their own airlines, providing our customers with safe, economical, on-time, convenient, and comfortable flight service at extremely affordable prices.

    Spring Airlines currently operates eight new Airbus 320 passenger airplanes that fly from Shanghai to Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Xiamen, Kunming, Haikou, Sanya, Guilin, Wenzhou, Qingdao, and 20 other popular domestic destinations.

    Our professional ticket reservation team can also reserve domestic and international flight tickets from other large airlines in a time-effective manner helping you to design your itinerary in the most convenient and economic way, giving you one less detail to worry about when traveling.

    Domestic Flights
    Flight & Price
    Shanghai-Beijing 1130
    Shanghai-Shenzhen 1400
    Shanghai-Xian 1260
    Shanghai-Qingdao 740
    Shanghai-Dalian 1060
    Shanghai-Changchun 1600
    Shanghai-Fuzhou 780
    Shanghai-Taiyuan 1200
    Shanghai-Guangzhou 1280
    Shanghai-Tianjin 1030

    International Flights
    Flight & Price
    Shanghai-Los Angeles 3300
    Shanghai-New York 3100
    Shanghai-San Francisco/Los Angeles/Seattle 4550
    Shanghai-Chicago/New York/Washington 4800
    Shanghai-Vancouver 3500
    Shanghai-Toronto 5600
    Shanghai-Paris 4500
    Shanghai-London 7400
    Shanghai-Frankfurt 3750

    Related to:
    • Business Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • KrisHerron's Profile Photo

    A trip on the Maglev train

    by KrisHerron Written Jul 13, 2008

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    A trip on the maglev is a must if staying in Shanghai. We took a taxi from our city hotel, for the cost of $8.00AUD, and which took 45 mins. We then took a trip on the train to the airport, got off and bought another ticket back to the starting point, and then we got tickets for the underground. The tickets are sold at the airport and at the only other station, which I cant remember the name. The train seems to run every 15 or 30 minutes.

    Get your hotel porter to write down on a business card for the taxi driver where you wish to go before setting out, and make sure the driver tells you how much the trip is to be. I think it worked about at about 50 yuen. Thoroughly enjoyable experience. It goes to 431 klm per hour and gets to that speed in about 4 minutes.

    Related to:
    • Trains
    • Seniors

    Was this review helpful?

  • bladedragon's Profile Photo

    Pudong International Airport

    by bladedragon Updated Jul 5, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Terminal 1 after immigration
    4 more images

    This airport is better than Hongqiao airport, also in Shanghai.
    The interior is much nicer and there are more staff that speaks english.
    There are some restaurants at Terminal 1 and more on Terminal 2. KFC, BK and some cafes are in Terminal 2, in fact this tip is written using Caffè Ritazza's wireless.
    You can either walk or take Maglev to go between the 2 terminals. They are around 700m apart, around 10 minutes walk.

    Was this review helpful?

  • SWFC_Fan's Profile Photo

    The Maglev (431 km/h!)

    by SWFC_Fan Updated Jul 2, 2008

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Maglev at Longyang Road station
    4 more images

    Upon arriving at Shanghai’s Pudong Airport at the start of my week long visit in May 2008, I was faced with the choice of how I was going to make the 30km journey into the city centre.

    Did I want to spend the best part of an hour in the back of a taxi, sitting in heavy commuter traffic, or did I want to reach the city in just 7 minutes on board The Maglev train; one of the fastest trains in the world? The decision was easy!

    The Maglev runs between Pudong Airport and Longyang Road in Pudong (where it connects with the city’s metro line #2) frequently throughout the day. The first train from the airport to Longyang Road departs daily at 07:02 and the final train of the day departs from the airport at 21:32. In the opposite direction, the first train of the day departs from Longyang Road at 06:45 and the last one at 21:30. A full timetable can be found HERE.

    The Maglev’s technology baffles me, but as far I can understand some sort of powerful electromagnetic suspension allows the train to “levitate” above the tracks and the train can consequently reach the high speeds that it does due to the lack of friction between the train and the tracks.

    So, how fast does it go?

    I had read before my trip that the Maglev is capable of speeds of up to 430km/h, so I was a little disappointed on my early morning (08:47) journey into the city when the train “only” reached 301km/h. I could tell that that was the maximum speed reached thanks to a digital display inside the train’s carriage which informs passengers of the current speed and time of the journey. At the end of my stay, on my return to the airport, the Maglev reached its maximum speed of 431km/h. I later read that the Maglev reaches a top speed of 300km/h before 9am and after 5pm and reaches a maximum speed of 430km/h between the hours of 9am and 5pm.

    The train accelerates at a very rapid pace, reaching its top speed just a couple of minutes into the journey. It then spends the next 5 minutes gradually slowing down.

    How much does it cost?

    I would have expected this high speed journey to cost much more than it did. A one way ticket, as at May 2008, cost just 50 Yuan / 4 GBP, while a return ticket cost 80 Yuan / 6.50 GBP. Furthermore, if you present a flight ticket for that day when you purchase your ticket you get a 20% reduction, so a one way ticket costs just 40 Yuan.

    The Maglev departs from Terminal 2 at Pudong Airport; this is a 10 minute walk from the arrivals hall in Terminal 1. The journey from the airport to Longyang Road is direct, with no stops en-route, and takes between 7 and 8 minutes depending on the time of day.

    Tickets are purchased from desks at the airport and at Longyang Road and after purchasing a ticket you and your luggage must pass through a security screening area.

    The train carriages have comfortable seating and ample space for luggage storage. In contrast to the city’s metro, the Maglev is uncrowded and you’ll have no problem finding an empty seat.

    There are plans to extend the line from the airport to the city of Hangzhou (160km away from Shanghai) and, if complete by 2010 as some suggest, this would be the world’s first Maglev train to link two cities.

    The world’s first commercial Maglev train – arrive in Shanghai at 430km/h! Highly recommended!

    Was this review helpful?

  • anoum's Profile Photo

    Shanghai Maglev

    by anoum Written Jul 1, 2008

    Web site for Shanghai Maglev train

    This is what I got there.

    1. Operation time:
    At Longyang Road Station, operation time starts at 6:45 am and ends at 21:30 pm.
    At Pudong Airport Station, operation time starts at 7:02 am and ends at 21:32 pm.

    2. Ticket purchase:
    2.1 Purchase time:
    Passengers can get tickets at the Ticket Center on the day of taking the train.

    Single trip ticket by presenting air-ticket of the same day (with the exception of electronic ticket and other vouchers) RMB40 instead of RMB80.

    Ordinary single trip ticket of the day RMB50.

    Ordinary round trip ticket of the same day RMB80.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Budget Travel
    • Backpacking

    Was this review helpful?

  • bojomacaraig's Profile Photo

    Subway

    by bojomacaraig Written Jun 24, 2008

    getting around the shanghai always take a subway ...they have plenty of lines. minimum fare is 3Yuan.

    From Pudong International Airport to Pudong Area you can take the bullet train or the MAGLEV, then transfer to subway going to the old area of Shanghai to getting around.

    Related to:
    • Singles
    • Trains
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Shanghai Personal assistant

    by cbize_pa Written Jun 5, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    1 more image

    At present, China Business Engine has more than 50 personal assistant speaking varied languages. In order to ensure the service quality, all the personal assistants sign with our company after verification of identification and strict interpretation test. Most of the personal assistants have bachelor or masterfs degree and overseas study or work experience and rich experience in personal assistant service. Moreover, the price of PA service of our company is relatively low in this line.

    We provide the following services:
    Airport pick up/drop off
    Visiting factory/suppliers
    Exhibition/Show fair
    Business negotiations
    Tour guide
    Medical treatment companion
    Office/Home real estate rental assistant

    Our value-added services:
    i1j Interpreter for varied languagesFEnglish-Chinese, French-Chinese, German-Chinese, Spanish-Chinese, Portuguese-Chinese, etc. ;
    i2j Emergency order service: we knows exactly the available time of our personal assistant, and we accept order in 3 days prior to the tour;
    i3j Car rental and other agent order services.
    i4j As the most professional foreign-related business service organization in China, we can provide you with the suggestions and advices from our professional consultants in term of Visa, work and resident permit,, business registration, accounting and audit service, tax services, and human resource during the period of PA service, which never happens in common translation companies.

    Please send your requirement to Rosalyn@cbize.net
    You may place your order through our website:
    If you are in the territory of China, please visit http://www.cbize.com/brand_service/detail6.php
    If you are not in China, please visit our global site: http://www.cbize.net/brand_service/detail6.php

    Was this review helpful?

  • Shanghai personal tour guide

    by cbize_pa Written Jun 5, 2008

    At present, China Business Engine has more than 50 personal assistant speaking varied languages. In order to ensure the service quality, all the personal assistants sign with our company after verification of identification and strict interpretation test. Most of the personal assistants have bachelor or masterfs degree and overseas study or work experience and rich experience in personal assistant service. Moreover, the price of PA service of our company is relatively low in this line.
    For Shanghai personal tour guide, we provide the following services:
    i1j Interpreter for varied languagesFEnglish-Chinese, French-Chinese, German-Chinese, Spanish-Chinese, Portuguese-Chinese, etc. ;
    i2j Schedule arrangement: assist you to arrange your schedule for private tour in Shanghai;
    i3j Emergency order service: we knows exactly the available time of our personal assistant, and we accept order in 3 days prior to the tour;
    i4j Car rental and other agent order services.
    Please send your requirement to Rosalyn@cbize.net
    You may place your order through our website:
    If you are in the territory of China, please visit http://www.cbize.com/brand_service/detail6.php
    If you are not in China, please visit our global site: http://www.cbize.net/brand_service/detail6.php

    Was this review helpful?

  • mikelisaanna's Profile Photo

    Shanghai airports

    by mikelisaanna Written May 11, 2008

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Shanghai is served by two major airports, Pudong and Hongqiao. Choosing which one to use depends on which side of the Huangpu river you are staying. If you are staying on the Pudong side (the east side), then use Pudong Airport. If you are staying on the Puxi side (the west side), then use Hongqiao Airport. Pudong is the larger and newer of the two, but also the farthest from the city. Hongqiao is smaller and older, but closer the the central city.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Business Travel
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • World class Pudong international airport term. 2

    by thescene Written May 3, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The airport is the first thing that a traveler sees once he arrives in a foreign land. I guess you could say " first impressions last" and that often sets the tone for the trip ahead. With that in mind I have got to say that my trip started on the right foot once the plane landed. The first thing you will notice is the sheer size of the place. It was huuuuge! I was lucky enough that my airline was one of the few ones assigned to the new Terminal 2 of the Pudong airport which was only over a week old. The terminal itself was world class. Everything was clean and well lighted. Airport staff were on hand to direct us to the immigration section. What I was impressed while at the immigration desk was how fast they were able to check my passport and visas. The whole process from queuing to going past the desk was done in 5 minutes. I was also able to rate the service via a rating system located at beside the immigration officer. This gave me the chance to immediately rate their service. The facilities like the restrooms, restaurants, and shops were all top notch.

    The only unpleasant part of arrival was the army of people offering taxis. I knew not to take these taxis since they often would charge out of meter which meant I would be paying much more if I did. These people were rather persistent and hounded my party even after politely declining.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Travelling on the Shanghai Metro

    by thescene Written Apr 21, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This is best way to travel around Shanghai. It's cheap, fast and you don't need to deal with the language barrier which you may encounter with a cab or a bus. Just like any multi line metro system, you need to have a map of the whole system which you can pick up at your hotel or at the hotel. JUst know which station you are going to and figure out which line it's on and you are set.

    Ticket vending machines are in English and all you need to do is touch the station you want to go on the screen and select the number of tickets you will purchase. Be sure to have coins or bills in small denominations to facilitate quick purchases.

    The Metro is usually very crowded so you should be wary of people who might take advantage to pick you pocket so be carefull of your valuables.

    Was this review helpful?

  • MagLev: A fast and economical way to the airport

    by thescene Written Apr 10, 2008

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The MagLev, short for Magnetic Levitation train, is the best way to get from the PuDong airport to the city. The train which reaches speeds in excess of 400 KM/H travels the 40 KM stretch to the Fangbang Metro station in roughly 7 mins. The standard fare is 50 RMB but if you present a ticket with a departure/arrival date on the same day then it's discounted to 40 RMB.

    This is the best way to travel to and from the PuDong airport. The trains are clean and their is sufficient space to place all your luggage. This is an economical way to travel to the city centre as a taxi ride could reach over 150 RMB especially if you are lodged across the river.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Trains

    Was this review helpful?

  • Taxis in Shanghai

    by thescene Written Apr 9, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Since a lot of the cabbies in Shanghai do not speak English it would be advisable to have hotel staff write your destination in Chinese. Also when you are travelling you must make sure that the driver starts the meter as you start your journey. Otherwise you will be paying more than you should. Be sure to demand a receipt from driver as you are leaving so that you know who to call if you have any complaints.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • gaolei's Profile Photo

    The Shanghai Maglev

    by gaolei Updated Mar 30, 2008

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    431 KPH = 258 MPH to the airport in 7 min!
    3 more images

    The Maglev train runs from the Metro center to Pudong Airport. It offers a good alternative to get to and from the airport. It is nearly impossible to find the Maglev when you are standing in the arrivals area of the airport, because there are virtually no signs. If you find an elevator to the second floor, just walk ahead and you will find a sign to the Maglev. I think the people at the airport try to encourage people to only use the other ground transportation. They are reluctant to talk about the Maglev and the city has done a terrible job of posting signs to the Maglev. On the last trip I found a sign for the Maglev that pointed outside to the taxi area!

    A taxi to the airport cost 130 RMB from the City Hotel in Puxi. The taxi to the Maglev is 50 RMB plus 50 RMB for the Maglev and you get to the airport for 100 RMB. The bonus is the chance to go over 430 KPH or 250 MPH in the most advanced form of ground transportation in the world.

    On the minus side, the Maglev only runs from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

    Related to:
    • Business Travel
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Shanghai

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

73 travelers online now

Comments

Shanghai Transportation

Reviews and photos of Shanghai transportation posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Shanghai sightseeing.

View all Shanghai hotels