Maglev Train, known as a new modern land vehicle with very advanced Maglev technology and amazing running speed, currently is only operated in three Asian countries, South Korea, Japan and China.
Shanghai Maglev Train (also called Shanghai Transrapid) is the first Maglev line in China and the first and the fastest operational commercial Maglev Train in the world, which represents the high technology, wisdom, creativity of human being. Started from 2006, Shanghai Maglev Train runs between Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) and Longyang Road in downtown Shanghai. With a top speed of 431 km/h, it shortens the 30 km (18.6 mi) journey to only 8 minutes, offering great convenience and special Maglev Train experience for transferring between downtown Shanghai and Pudong International Airport. If you’re planning a cool Maglev Train travel or yearn for more information, here got everything about it, covering the top features, speed, route, map, stations, tickets and fares and hours.
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Shanghai Maglev Train runs between Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) and Longyang Road. There are two stations on each side only, without any stopover en route.
Pudong International Airport Station (浦东国际机场站): It is located between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of Pudong International Airport, next to the station of Shanghai Metro Line 2, about 43 km, 1 hour’s drive to Shanghai city center.
Longyang Road Station (龙阳路站): It lies in East Baiyang Road, South Longyang Road, Pudong New Area. The station is also the transfer center for Shanghai Metro Line 2, Line 7 and Line 16, about 12 km, 30 minutes’ drive to central Shanghai.
|Departure Station||Operating hours||Interval|
||06:45 ~ 21:40||20 mins|
|Pudong Airport||07:02 ~ 21:42||20 mins|
Note: Check-in will stop 5 minutes before the departure time and the train will close 1 minute prior to departure.
1. Passengers holding a same-day personal flight ticket can enjoy a 20 % discount for a one-way ticket, namely 40 RMB per person.
2. Each adult passenger can take the train with 2 children no more than 1.3 meters high. Children above 1.3 meters need to buy full price tickets. Preschool children must be accompanied by adults.
3. Prohibited articles: flammable, explosive, poisonous, radioactive, corrosive articles, pets, etc. Smoking and drinking are not allowed.
4. Luggage Allowance: within the limited weight of 23 kg, volume of 0.2 m³, and length of 1.7 m.
|Ticket Type||Normal Seat||VIP Seat||Note|
||50 RMB||100 RMB||valid on the same date of purchase|
|Round-Trip Ticket||80 RMB||160 RMB||valid for 7 days from the date of purchase|
|Public Transportation Card||40 RMB||80 RMB||/|
|Maglev Single Trip & Metro One-Day Pass||55 RMB||/||1 Maglev Train trip + multiple metro rides within 24 hours|
|Maglev Round Trip & Metro One-Day Pass||85 RMB||/||2 Maglev Train trips + multiple metro rides within 24 hours|
❶ You can buy a ticket from ticket center at Pudong International Airport Station and Longyang Road Station.
❷ Maglev Train & Metro Day Passes are sold at the two Meglev Train stations and many metro stations in Shanghai.
❸ Download Shanghai Metro APP (link: http://service.shmetro.com/en/dtapp/index.htm) to make online payment by scanning the QR Code.
Warm Tips: The only acceptable payment is Chinese currency. So you’d better prepare some Chinese cashes in advance.
Since Shanghai Maglev Train runs between Shanghai Pudong International Airport and the downtown area, you can experience the speedy train trip after your flight arrives at Pudong Airport or when you need to get to Pudong Airport to take a flight from the downtown area, or make a special ride when touring Shanghai.
If you take an international or a domestic flight landing at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, you can directly take the Maglev Train at the airport and get to Longyang Road, then transfer to Shanghai Metro (Line 2, 7, 16) to visit attractions in Shanghai, such as People’s Square, Nanjing Road, Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Tower, World Financial Center in Lujiazui, etc. Likewise, once finished your Shanghai sightseeing, you may get to Pudong Airport by Maglev Train from the downtown, Shanghai Disney Resort (the closest tourist attraction from Pudong Airport.) at a real flying speed.
If you are quite interested in the Maglev Train without any air travel plan, we can also arrange a Shanghai Maglev Train journey with the best travel itinerary for you. Private transfer service will be provided to save your time and engergy with local experienced tour guide and driver. Please feel free to contact us to customize a Shanghai tour covering the Maglev Train based on your own interests and travel time.
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The Maglev Train makes it convenient and efficient to make Shanghai layover from Pudong Airport, without facing traffic jam. Travelling with us, our tour guide can pick you up and bring you to take the Maglev Train after landing. Private car will be arranged for your Shanghai tour followed. Thus, you can make the best of your time and energy on your sightseeing trip.
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To Nanjing Road Take Maglev Train from Pudong Airport to Longyang Road and transfer to Metro Line 2, get off at East Nanjing Road Station and walk 200 meters.
To the Bund: same route as for the Nanjing Road, walk 1.3 km, about 20 minutes from the East Nanjing Road Station.
To Lujiazui: take the Maglev Train from Pudong Airport to Longyang Toad and transfer to Metro Line 2 to get off at Lujiazui Station, and then walk to Shanghai Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, Oriental Pearl Tower and Jinmao Tower to Appreciate their super height and enjoy the panorama view of Shanghai city.
To Yu Garden & Bazaar: take the Maglev Train to Longyang Road Station and take the Metro Line 2 to East Nanjing Road Station and then transfer to Metro Line 10, get off at Yuyuan Station.
To People's Square: take the Maglev Train to Longyang Road, and then transfer to Metro Line 2 and get off at People’s Square Station. There you can visit Shanghai Museum and Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center within short walking distance.
To Shanghai Disney Resort: take the Maglev Train to Longyang Road and transfer to Metro Line 16 to Luoshan Road Station, and then take the Metro Line 11 to Disney Resort Station.
1.How fast is the Maglev Train in Shanghai? - Shanghai Maglev Train Speed
The max speed of Shanghai Maglev Train is 431 km (267.8 mi)/h. It ran that speed at the beginning period, and later adjusted to specific time frames. According to the latest official news published on May 1, 2021, the top speed has been slowed down to 300 km (186.4 mi)/h during the whole day.
2.How many passengers can the Shanghai Maglev Train carry?
Shanghai Maglev Train normally has 3 to 5 carriages, and the maximum capacity is 959 passengers each train.
3.Where to know more technology information about Shanghai Maglev Train?
Shanghai Maglev Train Museum at the Longyang Station (No.2100 Longyang Road) is a maglev train-themed museum which introduces the production, advantages, technological secrets and future outlook with many interaction projects and emulational parts. (Opening Time: 09:00 - 17:30; Ticket: 10 RMB, free admission if you hold same-day Maglev Train ticket.)
4.Which country made Shanghai Maglev Train?
Shanghai’s first Maglev Train was bought from Germany, however, Shanghai started China-made Maglev Train since 2016.
5.China has unveiled a high-temperature Maglev Train prototype with the world’s highest speed of 620 km/h in Chengdu on January 13, 2021.
6.More Maglev Trains in China:
a.Changsha Maglev Train (speed: 100 km/h, stations: Changsha South Railway Station -> Changsha Huanghua International Airport)
b.Beijing Subway Line S1 (speed: 120 km/h, running in the east suburb)
c.Guangdong Qingyuan Maglev Train: tourism line, open soon
d.Guangzhou Shenzhen Maglev Train: under planning.
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