Most China Eastern, Air France, KLM, Hainan Airlines, JAL and Korean Air flights depart from Terminal 1, with the rest leaving from Terminal 2.
The airport ranked fourth (behind Beijing in third) on Airport Council International’s (ACI) list of best airports in Asia-Pacific in 2013.
Intense competition is pushing Shanghai hotels to continuously finesse their game.
Consequently, contemporary luxuries like in-room Broadband, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, laptop-size safes and rainforest showerheads are standard amenities in Shanghai’s four- and five-star hotels.
Travellers can look forward to Starbucks and Yogo Juice among the improved snacking options, plus there’s a Muslim restaurant beside Check-in on the third floor.
The high-profile Maglev (magnetic levitation) train makes an eight-minute, 431kph dash between Pudong Airport and Longyang Road Station (out in the Pudong suburbs).
Covering 1.5 million square metres, this transport intersection connects the airport with the Shanghai metro system (about 30 minutes to People’s Square), plus high-speed trains to Beijing, Nanjing, Hangzhou and beyond, and long distance buses.
Terminal 1 is accessible via metro line 10 or a courtesy bus.▲ top Shanghai has two airports – Pudong International Airport in the east is the stepping off point for most international arrivals, while Hongqiao Airport in the west serves domestic departures and arrivals, plus some flights to Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.Local carriers include national airline Air China, plus Shanghai-based China Eastern and Shanghai Airlines.Cashing in on the consumer passion of Chinese travellers, the airports have been steadily improving their duty free shopping experience. Three strategically placed pathways allow you to cross between the two terminals in just 15 minutes, with easy access to the Maglev high-speed train and Metro Line 2 in between, plus a bus station and well-managed taxi queues.Airport prices in Shanghai may not be the cheapest but you can find pretty much all the major brands, plus a variety of Chinese cultural souvenirs, from loose-leaf teas to silk nighties and cuddly panda toys. For arriving visitors, don’t be waylaid by the official-looking suited attendants at the arrivals gate asking if you need a taxi.Upstairs, you can get a decent cup of coffee at Costa.