Shanghai Pudong Airport(PVG) Guides

Located 35km southeast of Shanghai city centre, Shangahai Pudong International Airport(PVG) is the second biggest airport in China and the ninth-busiest in the world. Pudong Airport is the main hub for China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines, and a major international hub for Air China, as well as secondary hub of China Southern Airlines.

Shanghai Pudong Airport(PVG) served a total of 76,156,340 passengers in 2019, making it the third-busiest airport in China Mainland after Beijing Capital Airport(PEK). Pudong airport also is the world's third-busiest airport by cargo traffic.

Shanghai Pudong international Airport, PVG Airport

Pudong Airport has two terminals. Terminal 1 was opened on Sep 16 1999 which is primarily used by two domestic Airlines: China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, and SKYTEAM Airlines, including Qantas, American Delta Airlines, Air France, Japan Airlines, Korean Air.

The Terminal 2 was opened on March 26, 2008 which is primarily used by Air China and other Star Alliance members, including Cathay Pacific Airways, Air Canada, Qatar Airways, American Airlines, Finnair, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, etc.

Opened on Sep 16, 2019, Shanghai Pudong International Airport Satellite Terminal was opened that is located south of the airport's existing T1 and T2. This H-shaped Satellite Hall is the world's largest single-building satellite terminal.

Shanghai Pudong international Airport, PVG Airport

[Important]Travel restrictions of COVID-19

All overseas arrivals are required to take a nucleic acid test and being quarantined in designated facilities for 14 days. Travelers are expected to cover the costs of the quarantine.

And China suspended the entry into China by foreign nationals holding valid visas or residence permits since Mar 28 2020. And 144-HOUR VISA-FREE TRANSIT also is unavailable.

But entry with diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas are not affected. And if you got a new Chinese Visa after Mar 28 2020, you also can enter China.

Effective from 28th September 2020 (12AM), foreign nationals holding valid Chinese residence permits for work, personal matters and reunion are allowed to enter China with no need to apply for new visas. If the above three categories of residence permits held by foreign nationals are expired after 12 a.m of 28 March 2020, the holders may apply for relevant visas by presenting the expired residence permits and relevant materials to the Chinese embassies or consulates on the condition that the purpose of the holders' visit to China remains unchanged.

Location and Map

Address: 6000, Yingbin Road, Pudong District, Shanghai, China

Shanghai Pudong international Airport(PVG) is located 35km southeast of Shanghai downtown, 57km southeast of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA), 58km southeast of Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, and 43km southeast of Shanghai Railway Station.

Shanghai Pudong International Airport map, map of PVG Airport

FAQs of Shanghai Pudong Airport

1. How far is Shanghai Pudong Airport from downtown of Shanghai?

Shanghai Pudong Airport is located 35km southeast of downtown of Shanghai

2. How far is Shanghai Pudong Airport from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport(SHA)?

Shanghai Pudong Airport is located 57km southeast of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA)

3. How far is Shanghai Pudong Airport from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station?

Shanghai Pudong Airport is located 58km southeast of Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station.

4. How to get to Shanghai Pudong Airport by metro, bus or taxi?

Shanghai Pudong Airport can be reached by metro line 2, taxi, airport bus and maglev train. Metro line 2 is mostly recommended.

5. How many terminals are there at Shanghai Pudong Airport?

Shanghai Pudong Airport has two terminals: T1, T2, and two satellite terminals: S1, S2

6. When do I need to arrive at the airport before the departure?

Allow yourself plenty of time, at least 2 hours to queue up for security checks and boarding.

7. Are there any foods at Shanghai Pudong Airport?

There are many options foods and restaurants, including Chinese foods, Western foods, rice, noodles, KFC, McDonald's and Starbucks. Get details

8. Are there any hourly lounges or hotels at Shanghai Pudong Airport?

There are two hourly lounges and some VIP lounges in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Get details

9. What is and how to get 144-HOUR VISA-FREE TRANSIT at Shanghai Pudong Airport?

144-HOUR VISA-FREE TRANSIT is a policy that allows citizens from 53 countries who hold valid international travel documents, and a passenger ticket for connecting travel to a third country (region) with confirmed seats and a departure time within 144 hours, to travel in Shanghai without a visa for six days. Get details

10. How many airports in Shanghai?

There are two civil airports in Shanghai: Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA), .


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