Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is situated in the western outskirts of the city, about 8 miles (13 kilometers) from downtown area and about 37 miles (60 kilometers) from Pudong International Airport. Being the first civilian airport in this city, Hongqiao Airport is more than eighty years old. After a series of renovations it has become one of the three international air transit centers in China. 91 airlines currently fly here to both domestic and international cities.

Since March 16, 2010, 14 airlines use the new terminal (T2). They are:  Hainan Airlines, Hebei Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, China United Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Tibet Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Air China, China Southern Airlines.

In T1, there are: Korean Air, Air Macau, Dragon Air, Asiana Airlines, Japan Airlines, Eva Air, TransAsia Airways, All Nippon Airways, Hong Kong Airlines, Spring Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Air China, China Airlines.

Terminal 1 is comprised of Zone  A and Zone B cover about 20.3 acres (82,000 square meters) with 15 waiting halls, 18 VIP lounges and 15 baggage transfer belts. Terminal 2 is completed and open into public use on March 16, 2010, which is a support to the Expo. After extension, in addition to a new terminal, there is a new runway of 3300 meters and a new set of assistant facilities. The newly built runway is applicalbe for the largest aircrafts, including A380.

Transport between Hongqiao Airport and City Center
Shuttle Bus
Bus routes at T1:  807, 806 and 1207
Bus routes at T2: Shuniu Line 4, Shuniu Line 9, Airport Bus Line 1 and 941 at daytime; night lines are 316. 

The taxi fare from Hongqiao International Airport to People's Square in the city center is approximately CNY60 and it takes about half an hour. A taxi from Hongqiao International Airport to Xujiahui, a bustling commercial area in Xuhui District, costs about CNY 40-50 and takes 20 minutes.

Pick-up point: 
Exit of the Arrival Hall, T1
south side of Gate 4, Arrival Hall, T2
Special Notes: Not easy to get a taxi in peak hours.

Line 2  and Line 10 connect the two terminals of Hongqiao Airport  to the city center and further to Pudong Airport. Passengers can use these two subway lines to Hongqiao Railway Station, Yuyuan Garden, Jing'an Temple, People's Square, Nanjing East Road, Lujiazui, Longyang Road and Pudong International Airport directly from Hongqiao Airport. Metro station is in basement of the terminal building.
Tips: Passengers, who take metro Line 2, have to get off at Guanglan Road Metro Station from a 8-car train and change to a 4-car train to go on to Pudong Airport.

144-Hour Visa-Free Transit 
The city has adopted the 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit policy. The policy is available to the citizens of 53 countries and regions under the condition that they fly in and fly out within 144 hours. Passengers are allowed to travel inShanghai, Hangzhou, or Nanjing rather than be limited to stay in the transit city.

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