Travel to Shanghai

Shanghai has two commercial airports: Hongqiao International and Pudong International, the latter of which has the third highest traffic in China, following Beijing Capital International Airport and Hong Kong International Airport. Pudong International handles more international traffic than Beijing Capital however, with over 17.15 million international passengers handled in 2006 compared to the latter’s 12.6 million passengers. Hongqiao mainly serves domestic routes, with a few city-to-city flights to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and Seoul ‘s city airport.

Shanghai has an extensive public transport system, largely based on buses, taxis, and a rapidly expanding metro system. All of these public transport tools can be accessed using the Shanghai Public Transportation Card.The Shanghai Metro rapid-transit system and elevated light rail has 11 lines (numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7, 8 ,9,10 and 11) at present and extends to every core urban district as well as neighbouring suburban districts such as Songjiang and Minhang. It is one of the fastest-growing systems in the world – the first line opened in just 1995. Shanghai also has the world’s most extensive bus system with nearly one thousand bus lines, operated by numerous transportation companies. Not all of Shanghai ‘s bus routes are numbered – some have names exclusively in Chinese. Bus fares are usually ¥1, ¥1.5 or ¥2, sometimes higher, while Metro fares run from ¥3 to ¥9 depending on distance.

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In cooperation with the Shanghai Municipality and the Shanghai Maglev Transportation Development Co. ( SMT ), German Transrapid constructed the first commercial Maglev railway in the world in 2002, from Shanghai’s Longyang Road subway station in Pudong to Pudong International Airport . Commercial operation started in 2003. The 30 km trip takes 7 minutes and 21 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 431 km/h ( 267.8 mph ). Normal operating speeds usually reach 431km/h, but during a test run, the Maglev has been shown to reach a top speed of 501km/h.

Longyang Road Station: First train: 6:45, Last train: 21:30 ;
Pudong Airport Station: First train: 7:02, Last train: 21:32 ;

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Official Hotel

Pullman Shanghai South, Shanghai

Pullman Shanghai South is an international upscale business hotel, situated in ZStar Plaza in the new CBD of Shanghai Xuhui District with easy access to Shanghai South Railway Station and Shanghai National Convention & Exhibition Center. The hotel has 333 contemporary rooms and suites, an executive lounge, spa, gym and indoor swimming pool. It has 3 restaurants and 2 bars and meeting facilities that include a 1300sqm ballroom and 7 function rooms.

Address: No.1 Pubei Road, Xuhui District 200235 Shanghai, P.R. China

Book online through the official hotel agent “Times Exhibition Services” to enjoy special rates.

Accommodation in Shanghai

Shanghai offers a big choice of accommodation types from boutique and star-rated hotels to budget hotels and serviced apartments to suit all budgets and needs.

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