The Shanghai Pudong International Airport is the primary international airport for Shanghai City. If you are flying into Shanghai from outside China, it is most probable that you will be landing at this airport. The other airport in Shanghai City, the Hongqiao International Airport, caters primarily to domestic flights within China.
The Shanghai Pudong International Airport is located in the eastern part of Shanghai City, the Pudong District. There are two terminals in Shanghai Pudong International Airport; Terminal 1 and 2. So ensure that you know which terminal you are flying from before you proceed there to catch your flight.
The Shanghai Pudong International Airport is served by the ultra fast German-built Magnetic Levitation Train, or the Maglev Train in short. This train is capable of reaching up to 430 km/hr during the trip and is extremely comfortable. The Maglev Train connects the Shanghai Pudong International Airport to a subway station, the Longyang Station of Shanghai Metro Line 2 in Pudong District. There is a designated taxi stand in Longyang Station where passengers may continue their journey by taxi if needed.
Apart from the Maglev Train, Shanghai Pudong International Airport is also connected to the subway, the Shanghai Metro Line 2, which has a similar-named metro station called the Shanghai Pudong International Airport Station. The Metro Line 2 also connects to the other airport, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. It is possible to catch a flight transfer by taking the Metro Line 2 between these 2 airports.
Being an international airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport is also well connected by numerous bus lines and taxis. Indeed, if you are living in one of the many expat areas in Pudong District, or if you are visiting the financial district of Lujiazui which is also in Pudong District, then it is more convenient to simply hail a cab from the airport especially if you are carrying luggage.
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