Shanghai Hongqiao Airport(SHA) Guides

Located 13km west of Shanghai city centre, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport(SHA) is 7th busiest airport in China and the 45th busiest in the world. The airport handled 4,5676,600 passengers in 2019.

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport was opened in May 1923. It was rebuilt for civilian use, and was re-opened in April 1964. Two major expansions took place in 1984 and 1988. The terminal 2 was operated in Mar 16, 2010. The renovation of T1 was finished on Oct 15 2018. Terminal 1 includes first self-service check-in in China that allows passengers to print tickets, check in luggage and board without queuing at staffed counters. It can shorten the check-in and boarding process.

Terminal 1 is located 2km east of Terminal 2. Terminal 2 mainly serves domestic flights. Terminal 1 serves domestic and international and Hong Kong-Macau-Taiwan flights.

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport can be reached by Metro line 2, Metro line 10, taxi, and airport bus.

T2, Terminal 2, Shanghai Hongqiao international Airport, SHA Airport

Shanghai Hongqiao international Airport, SHA Airport

[Important]Travel restrictions of COVID-19

All overseas arrivals are required to take a nucleic acid test and being quarantined in designated facilities for 14 days. Travelers are expected to cover the costs of the quarantine.

And China suspended the entry into China by foreign nationals holding valid visas or residence permits since Mar 28 2020. And 144-HOUR VISA-FREE TRANSIT also is unavailable.

But entry with diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas are not affected. And if you got a new Chinese Visa after Mar 28 2020, you also can enter China.

Effective from 28th September 2020 (12AM), foreign nationals holding valid Chinese residence permits for work, personal matters and reunion are allowed to enter China with no need to apply for new visas. If the above three categories of residence permits held by foreign nationals are expired after 12 a.m of 28 March 2020, the holders may apply for relevant visas by presenting the expired residence permits and relevant materials to the Chinese embassies or consulates on the condition that the purpose of the holders' visit to China remains unchanged.

Location and Map

Address: No. 2550 Hongqiao Road, Changning District, Shanghai, China

Shanghai Hongqiao international Airport(SHA) is located 13km west of Shanghai downtown, 57km southeast of Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG), 800 metres west of Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, and 19km southwest of Shanghai Railway Station.

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport map, map of SHA Airport

FAQs of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport

1. How far is Shanghai Hongqiao Airport from downtown of Shanghai?

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is located 13km west of downtown of Shanghai

2. How far is Shanghai Hongqiao Airport from Shanghai Pudong Airport(PVG)?

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is located 57km northwest of Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG)

3. How far is Shanghai Hongqiao Airport from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station?

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is located 800 metres east of Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station.

4. How to get to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport by metro, bus or taxi?

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport can be reached by metro line 2, metro line 10, taxi, and airport bus. Metro is mostly recommended.

5. How many terminals are there at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport?

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport has two terminals: T1, T2. But Terminal 1 is located 2km east of Terminal 2.

6. When do I need to arrive at the airport before the departure?

Allow yourself plenty of time, at least 2 hours to queue up for security checks and boarding.

7. Are there any foods at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport?

There are many options foods and restaurants, including Chinese foods, Western foods, Japanese foods, halal food, noodles, KFC, McDonald's and Starbucks. Get details

8. Are there any hourly lounges or hotels at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport?

There are one time-charging hotel and some VIP lounges in Terminal 2. Get details

9. What is and how to get 144-HOUR VISA-FREE TRANSIT at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport?

144-HOUR VISA-FREE TRANSIT is a policy that allows citizens from 53 countries who hold valid international travel documents, and a passenger ticket for connecting travel to a third country (region) with confirmed seats and a departure time within 144 hours, to travel in Shanghai without a visa for six days. Get details

10. How many airports in Shanghai?

There are two civil airports in Shanghai: Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA), Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA).

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