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Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) is a really historic airport that could be dated back to 1907. For its long time service and healthy development, Shanghai Hongqiao Airport provides very high standard experience for passengers from about 91 domestic and international cities and regions. Also, in 2015, it is regarded as the 31st of all the top 100 world airports by the international organization – Skytrax.
From January 30, 2016, the 144-hour visa-free transit policy began to be implemented so that people from the named 51 countries can stay in Shanghai, Zhejiang and Jiangsu within 144 hours without a visa.
Hongqiao Airport as a major airport for serving most domestic flights also works for some frequent flights to and from certain international cities and regions like Seoul, Tokyo, Macau, Hong Kong, Taipei, etc.
Shanghai has a lot of domestic flights to and from many major cities and tourist destinations, which offers great convenience for you to transfer to other places to enjoy China’s splendors and to travel Shanghai and nearby regions. These cities are: Beijing, Xian, Guangzhou, Changsha, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Guilin, Kunming, Lijiang, Guiyang, Lhasa, Chongqing, Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Jinan, Luoyang, Jingdezhen, Lanzhou, Jiayuguan, Xishuangbanna, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Hohhot, Urumqi, Sanya, Haikou, Tianjing, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Wuyishan, etc
Shanghai Hongqiao Airport now has two terminals, namely Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, serving for domestic and international flights. Check the detail airlines!
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Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is situated in Changning District, about 13 km west to the city center, which takes about 40 mins. Various kinds of transportation ways have connected the terminals in the airport with the downtown and other places in Shanghai. Check each way as below.
Shanghai Metro Line 2 (East Xujing – Pudong Airport) passing Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2 is a main way to transfer to the city center and Pudong New Area to enjoy Nanjing Road, the Bund and super high-rises in Lujiazui area. And also, it saves much time for people going to Pudong International Airport. The light green trains can be accessible beneath the Terminal 2.
Besides, Subway Line 10 (Hangzhong Road - Xinjiangwancheng) links Hongqiao Airport Terminal 1, 2 and Hongqiao Railway Station can take you to Xintiandi, Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Nanjing Road and other hot places in Shanghai. You can take the lavender trains at the south side of Terminal 1 and the underground of Terminal 2.
Shanghai Hongqiao Airport has many buses taking you to some famous attractions, like the Bund, Shanghai Zoo, People’s Square (Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center), Lujiazui (Skyscrapers like Shanghai Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, Oriental Pearl Tower, and Jinmao Tower), and transportation destinations like Shanghai Railway Station, Pudong Airport, subway stations, etc.
Both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 in Hongqiao Airport have taxis to serve passengers. You can take one at the arrival floor of Terminal 1 and south side of Gate 4 of arrival floor of Terminal 2 to any places in this large city. See the prices of taxis in Shanghai.
|Distance||Prices at Daytime(5:00-23:00)||Prices during Night(23:00-5:00)|
|0-3 km||RMB 14(including RMB 1 for fuel surcharge)||RMB 14|
|3-10 km||RMB 2.4 / km||RMB 3.1 / km|
|Over 10 km||RMB 3.6 / km||RMB 4.7 / km|
Note: the above prices are for your reference only, the detail prices are according to the specific case.
Just about 1 km from Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2 (about 12 mins’ driving), the Shanghai West Passenger Station is one of four major passenger depots in Shanghai. You can take a long-distance coach to enjoy the nice views and culture in other cities in China, such as Hangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing, Kunshan, Wuxi, Jiaxing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Zhengzhou, Dengfeng, etc.
Note: the above information about Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport transportation is only for your reference. If you have any questions about the transportation in Hongqiao Airport, please contact our Travel Consultant!
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The check-in time of domestic flight is usually closed 45 minutes before the departure time, and 30-40 minutes for most international flights. It is recommended to arrive at the airport in advance for about 2 hours.
Note: To board on the flight smoothly, it is suggested make sure about the airline and terminal of your flight while booking and reach the airport in advance to get your flight ticket and check in.
Gate Arrival – Domestic Arrival Access – Luggage Claim – Arrival Hall
Gate Arrival – International Arrival Access – Inspection & Quarantine –Immigration – Luggage Claim – Customs – Arrival Hall
First Class passengers can have 2 pieces of carry-on luggage, and Business Class and Economy Class passengers with only 1 piece. Every piece of luggage shall be no more than 20*40*55 cm and the total weight shall be under 5 kg.
Usually, every piece of carry-on luggage shall be no more than 20*40*55 cm and the total weight shall be under 7 kg.
Different airlines have slight differences in the regulation of baggage allowance, and there are also difference between the domestic flight and international flight. For more details, you can check the Baggage Allowance for Entry & Exit China and What to Pack for China Travel!
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