PVG: Meeting Place in Pudong Airport

If you and your friend arrive in Pudong Airport on different flight and you want to meet him/her/them, but you don’t know where is the best place to wait because you may not be able to use your mobile phone to communicate, this article is right for you.

Unlike other airport, Pudong Airport is designed that all the international flight passengers pass the same custom inspection gate, then down to the luggage claim area. Then, guess what, they will all come out of the luggage claim area through the same gate.

So the gate is the best place to pick up another passenger. Check this page:

http://wangjianshuo.com/personal/places/pudongairport/Arrival.htm

The gate is shown in the picture below:

The two persons were waiting for their friends coming out of the gate. Below is the picture looking into the gate when it is open – you can directly see the luggage claim area.

Wait there and you will not miss anybody coming from outside China (including Hong Kong, and Macau) to Shanghai via PVG. Please note that the domestic and international sections of the airport are seperate and there is a domestic arrival gate for domestic arrival like this too.

There will typically be a lot of people waiting there and the gate will be crowded. Lots of them will holding a large name plate for the friend they will pickup.

If you don’t feel safe enough, you can agree to meet at certain gate. For example, gate 18 is a good choice since it is just at the opposite side of the arrival gate.

12 thoughts on “PVG: Meeting Place in Pudong Airport

  1. Thanks. This is some useful information. I shall be flying to Shanghai from London for the 1st time on June 14th and shall be meeting a friend coming from Hong Kong

    Alan

  2. Hi, jiangshou. Thank you very much for your posting the information in your blog site. It is really good.

    My family (a group of 5) will be visiting Shanghai this summer. This is the first time my family will visit Shanghai. In order to save time and transportation expenses, please advise which area is the most convenient and concentrated with tourist attractions.

    Moreover, I would like to store some of our luggages in Pudong Airport so that we can travel light while we are visiting Shanghai and Hangzhou. Is it safe and is it expensive to store luggages in Pudong Airport? Please advise. Thanks.

  3. Hi, jiangshou. Thank you very much for your posting the information in your blog site. It is really good.

    My family (a group of 5) will be visiting Shanghai this summer. This is the first time my family will visit Shanghai. In order to save time and transportation expenses, please advise which area is the most convenient and concentrated with tourist attractions.

    Moreover, I would like to store some of our luggages in Pudong Airport so that we can travel light while we are visiting Shanghai and Hangzhou. Is it safe and is it expensive to store luggages in Pudong Airport? Please advise. Thanks.

  4. Hi ID,

    Welcome to SH. I just checked Pudong Airport Website.

    http://www.shanghaiairport.com/en/airline03_b.jsp

    Actually you can find the symbol in the first Picture of this website, fifth row on the direction board.

    Luggage Storage:

    Location Domestic Arrival Hall (Between No. 8-9 Door) Tel:68346324

    International Arrival Hall (Between No. 10-11 Door) Tel: 68346078

    International Departure Hall (Between No. 14-15 Door ) Tel: 68345035

    Domestic Departure Hall (Between No. 5-6 Door ) Tel: 68345021

    Service Time 6:00–Flight over

    Related Policies Passengers should show the flight ticket and valid certificate before registration.

  5. Hello,

    Thanks for the prompt reply to the last question – very good!

    One more question:I have found that there is an hourly hotel at PVG:

    http://www.shairport.com/en/pd1.jsp?categoryId=OUT_CON_B0190

    but I am not clear when it closes – it says when the last flight leaves but how can I find that out? Even though it closes, can I even stay the night (2200h to 0700h)? It looks like I can stay the night there because there is a rate for the night but I am very confused by the information. Can you offer information on this, please?

    Barry

  6. If arrive in International and go to International area for luggage storage, how long can I store my luggage? I am arriving Nov 5 and want to leave 1 piece of luggage while traveling until Nov 20. Is that possible? Do you know the cost?

    Also, what terminal is the international arrival and domestic? What terminal is the domestic?

    Is a taxi large enough to hold 2 large suitcases and 2 carry on suitcases?

  7. I would like to book a room at the Hourly Hotel on November 11th 0900am until about 16.00pm. How much will it be and can I book on line?

    Many thanks and regards,

    Monica Alabaster

  8. I have a 12 hour layover in Pudong on an international flight between Bangkok and US. I would like to take advantage of the hotel with hourly rates for beds during this layover. Do I have to leave the international terminal and go through security again to take advantage of this service? How do I reserve a bed or is it on a walk-in basis? Please let me know. Thank you.

  9. I am on a 14 hour lay over at PVG and I heard there is a hourly hotel, do you know the prices and if they are open 24 hors

  10. For those who are looking for the hourly hotel in Pudong Airport, I read in another website that the service is no long available. I guess they went out of business. This is not confirm yet. Can someone who is going confirm it please?

  11. i am ariving in shanghai on 5 nov 2011 at 8 pm. check out may take 2 hrs . is the hourly hotel available for me to spend 10 hrs as i have a flight to beijig earl next morning. how much will it cost and can i book it on line in case it goes full or is it ok to book on arrival.

    if not can i spend the night at the airport itself if hotel is not available.

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