To help travelers to Asia’s biggest cities, we are running a series of articles on how to travel from major airports to downtown. Today, we’re focusing on Shanghai.
Shanghai has two main airports: Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA). This article covers Hongqiao Airport, see also our guide to Pudong Airport. Hongqiao Aiport is situated about 13 km west of downtown.
Hongqiao Airport has two terminals, both with a metro station. Terminal 1 station is on Line 10, while Terminal 2 station is on Line 2 and Line 10. On Line 2, trains run every 6-12 minutes and take about 35 minutes to central Shanghai (People’s Square station) between 5:35 and 22:50, a ticket is 5 RMB to People’s Square. On Line 10, trains run every 10-15 minutes between 5:55 and 22:00. There are numerous interchange stations to other lines on both line 2 and line 10.