I talked with a taxi driver from Qiangsheng Taxi Company on may way back home. He is a experienced driver. I consulted him about the typical taxi fares from Pudong Airport to downtown Shanghai. He said he is very confident that the fare he estimated will not differ from the real charge by 10 RMB.
From Shanghai Pudong Airport to
People’s Square – 130 RMB
Pudong Shangri-la Hotel – 115 – 130 RMB
Xujiahui – 140 RMB
Hongqiao Airport – 150 – 160 RMB
Hong Qiao Area (ShanghaiMart, Ressaniance Hotel, Sheraton Hotel) – 140-150 RMB
Fudan University – 125 – 130 RMB
Shanghai Railway Station – 135 RMB (via Lupu Bridge)
Metro Longyang Station (End of the Maglev) – 90 RMB
To any place within the Outter Ring Road (A20) – less than 200 RMB
To any place within the Inner Ring (The Elevated Highway) – less than 150 RMB
From Pudong Airport to Nearby Cities
Ningbo – 600 KM, 1800 RMB (+150 RMB Toll Fee)
Hangzhou – 200 KM 500 RMB (+60 RMB Toll Fee)
Suzhou – 100KM 300 RMB (+30 RMB Toll Fee)
How to Use the Number
The number the driver gave is a very good reference for people new to Shanghai. If there is traffic jam, the fare will be higher (5 minutes of waiting = 1 km. Waiting means speed lower than 12 km/hour).
So you know if the taxi driver over charges you.