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Shanghai Maglev Train - Speed, Station, Map, Ticket & Price, Facts...

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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Where Does the Shanghai Maglev Train Go? - Shanghai Maglev Train Map

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Shanghai Maglev Train Route: Pudong Airport ⇄ Longyang Road

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.

Shanghai Maglev Train Stations

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.

Shanghai Maglev Train Schedule

Departure Station Operating hours Interval
Longyang Road
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.

How Much is the Shanghai Maglev Train? - Shanghai Maglev Train Ticket & Price

Must Know before you buy the ticket:

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
One-Way Ticket
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

How do I buy Shanghai Maglev Train Tickets?

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.

How to Plan a Maglev Train Trip in Shanghai?

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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How to Take Shanghai Maglev Train to Visit Major Attractions?

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 TowerShanghai World Financial CenterOriental 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.

Shanghai Attraction Map Shanghai Attraction Map (click to enlarge)
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Interesting Shanghai Maglev Train Facts & China Maglev Train News

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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Best Time to Visit Shanghai: March to May (in spring) & September to November (in autumn), because these periods offer beautiful nature scenery and comfortable weather for outdoor sightseeing and activities.

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Best known as an international popular tourist destination, Shanghai perfectly preserves mixed culture of the western and eastern. The duration and theme of your Shanghai tour can be flexibly arranged based on your time and interests. Usually, tourists spend 2 days on sightseeing the most famous landmarks, including the Bund, Yu Garden, skyscrapers like Shanghai Tower, World Financial Center, Former French Concession, Shanghai Museum, etc. With one extra day, you can enjoy family fun in Disneyland Park or visit Zhujiajiao Water Town in the suburb. Don't miss the Shanghai Maglev Train, wonderful nightlife and Shanghai Cuisine.

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Following are latest questions and answers from our webusers and customers. You can learn many useful information from the discussion and cases. You can also join in the discussions or ask your own question. Our experts will help you ASAP.

Maglev to Suzhou bullet train
Can I take maglev train from Pudong Airport to bullet train that goes to Suzhou?
2019-08-26 16:00
Hi Robert,

The Maglev train can not take you to the bullet train station directly. After getting of at Longyang Road Station, you can take a taxi or subway line 2 then change to line 4 at Shiji Dadao (世纪大道站) (about 35mins) to Shanghai Train Station to take bullet train to Suzhou. Shanghai Hongqiao Train Station also operates bullet train to Suzhou. It's further than Shanghai Train Station. You can get there by subway line 2 (about 50mins).
From PVG to Dorrsett Hotel
How do I go from Shanghai Pudong to Dorsett Hotel Century Park by maglev train?

2018-11-28 04:34
Hi Gideon,

Thank you for the message! From Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Dorsett Hotel, you can take Shanghai Metro Line 2 Extension Section (To Guanglan Road) first to Guanglan Road Stop with 8 stops and then transfer to Line 2 (To Xujingdong) to Century Park with 4 stops. The whole transfer needs about 55 minutes. Also, you can also take Shanghai Maglev Train from Pudong Airport to Longyang Road for only about 8 minutes and then transfer by Metro Line 2 to Century Park and walk out from the Ext 4 to Shanghai Dorsett Hotel. And such kind of transfer needs about 40-50 minutes according to the time waiting for the train.

Wish you a wonderful time traveling in Shanghai!
Maglev Train Question
How do I get from Pudong International Airport to Hangzhou via Maglev Train? Thanks
2018-11-03 00:33
Hi Khaiber,

Thank you for the message. There at present is no Maglev Train directly from Shanghai to Hangzhou. However, you can experience the Maglev Train from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Longyang Road Station for about 8 minutes, then, you can take Shanghai Metro Line 2 for about 1 hour to Hongqiao Railway Station to take a bullet train to Hangzhou City for another 1-1.5 hours’ riding. As there are frequently trains operating between Shanghai and Hangzhou, you can plan your schedule very easy.

Wish you a happy trip to Hangzhou!
How do I go from Pudong Airport by Maglev and Metro or bus to Songjiang University Town?
How do I go from Pudong Airport by Maglev and Metro or bus to Songjiang University Town?
2018-04-15 01:50
Hello SK,

Thank you for the message. For transferring from Pudong Airport to Songjiang University Town, you could first take the Shanghai Metro Line 2 at the airport to Century Avenue Station for about 14 stops and then transfer to Metro Line 9 to get off at Songjiang University Town Station for 20 stops, which would take you about 2 hours. Besides, if you want to experience the Maglev Train, you could take it at the airport to Longyang Road Station for only about 8 minutes, and then transfer to Metro Line 2 to Century Avenue for about 3 stops, and after that, you could take the Metro Line 9 to the Songjiang University Town, with spending totally about 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Wish you a nice day!
Fast Ways
From Pudong Airport to Regal International East Asia Hotel at Zheng Shan Road, Xuijahui?
2018-01-15 12:52
Hi Helen,

Thanks for your message. Regal International East Asia Hotel is about 46km's driving from Pudong International Airport. Taxi is the fastest way, and cost about 150~300CNY. You can also take subways, but need to change trains - first take Line 2 East Extension (2号线东沿线) to Guanglanlu(广兰路) to change to Line 2, and change to Line 1 at People's Square (人民广场), get off the Line 1 at Hengshanlu (衡山路), and walk 460m to get to Regal International East Asia Hotel. The subway ride costs about 90mins and 7 CNY.

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