Today, I got a question from my reader:
Are there any reasonably priced shuttle services to get me from Shanghai Pudong airport to my hotel near Peoples Park?
It must be a very frequently asked question. Unfortunately, it is not easy to get an answer — I checked on the web but couldn’t find any useful resource before I gave up after five minutes.
Here is my suggestion:
The most convienit and cheap way to get from Pu Dong Airport to anywhere in the dowtown is to go by the Airport Bus. There are five lines connecting Pu Dong and downtown Shanghai.
|#||From||To||Price (RMB) /Estm. USD|
|1||Pu Dong Airport||Hong Qiao Airport||22 RMB / 2.65 USD|
|2||Pu Dong Airport||Shanghai Exihition Center (Near Ritz Carlton or People’s Square)||19 RMB
/ 2.28 USD
|3||Pu Dong Airport||Zun Yi Road||20 RMB / 2.40 USD|
|4||Pu Dong Airport||East Jiang Wan Rd.||18 RMB
/ 2.16 USD
|5||Pu Dong Airport||Shanghai Railway Station||18 RMB /
The service time is 6:00~19:00 for downtown or 8:00~21:00 for Pu Dong Airport. For more information, you can call +86-21-38484500.
Hope this is useful for you if you travel to Shanghai.
Updated: Questions and Answers
Felicia from Singapore asked
What is operation hours & days that the bus from Pudong Airport to Shanghai Exhibition Center (Route #2) and vice versa operate?
A: It operates seven days a week. The first bus will leave Shanghai Exhition Center at 6:00 AM and returns at 8:00 AM from Pudong Airport. The last bus will leave Shanghai Exhibition center at 19:00 and returns from Pudong at 21:00
Is there fix timing for the buses daily eg departure every hour or half hour?
There is no fixed schedule for the bus. There is a fixed interval of 15 to 20 minutes. For busy hours, it is scheduled with 15 minutes interval and the interval is 20 minutes normally. There is no definition of busy hours or normal hours. Mabe it depends on the mood of the operator. :-)
How do I go about getting bus tickets from Shanghai Exhibition Center to Pudong Airport?
You can buy tickets after get onboard the bus. You don’t need a ticket to get onboard.
However, it is a little bit wired to find the bus stop. It is at the gate of Shanghai Exhibition Center on Nanjing Xi Rd. (or someone call it Nanjing Rd. West), opposite to Shanghai Center (Shanghai Center is also know for the Portman Riz-Carton Hotel inside). Please check your hotel receiption for detailed walking direction – there is no bus stop there though.