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Transportation to Shanghai Airport from the City Center

Shanghai Hongqiao Intl. Airport

Hongqiao International Airport is located 13 km from the city center, in the Changning district. The airport is the city’s main domestic airport, serving few international flights.

Rail

The Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station connects directly to Terminal 2 at the airport. There are 2 major lines that run through the airport station, connecting the city with the airport in a very convenient way. Passengers who want to get to the airport from the city center by train need to take Line 2 or Line 10, which take about 19 to 22 minutes to get to the airport.

Bus

Buses are not a preferred method of transportation due to the heavy traffic in the city. However there are various bus lines that provide transportation to the airport from the city center. Bus line 941 runs from Shanghai Railway Station, among other stops, to Terminal 2. Bus line 316 is a night bus providing transportation to the airport.

Taxi

Taxis are not the most preferred method of transportation to get to the airport from the city center due to the heavy traffic in the city. Nevertheless, you can easily find a taxi in the city’s commerce, arts, culture, and residential areas. Despite being located in close proximity to the city center, taking a cab to the airport can take 30 minutes because of traffic.

Car

To get from the city center or trade center to the airport by car you have to take the Yan’an Road, which is a major road that goes through the center of the city, to the G50 Expressway. This will connect to the Hongyu Road, which connects to the airport. There are 3 different parking lots at the airport that have a combined capacity of 800 vehicles.  

Airport Information

Located 13 km from the city center, Hongqiao International Airport was the first civilian airport in the city. However today the airport mainly serves domestic flights. The airport consists of two terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2; the second terminal was built in 2010 to support the Shanghai Expo. There are free shuttle buses that provide inter-terminal transportation. The airport contains many restaurants and shops that cater to the Asian demographic. There are also world-famous restaurant chains as well as a large duty free shop and event spaces located at the airport.

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

Shanghai Pudong Intl. Airport

Pudong Airport

Located 30 km from the city center, Pudong International Airport is the city’s main international airport. The airport is located in the Pudong district and is an important international hub for Air China.

Rail

To get to the airport from the city center or People’s Square, you have to take Metro Line 2. You can get on the metro at the Nanjing Road East Station and take it to Longyang Station. At this station transfer to the Maglev Train, which provides direct access to the airport. You have to purchase a ticket for both the maglev train and the metro you will be transferring to. It takes about 30 minutes to get to the airport from the city center.

Airport Bus

Bus line “Airport 5” departs from the main train station in the city and provides transportation to the airport. However since the traffic in the city is generally very congested the arrival time can vary. Most passengers don’t want to take that risk so airport buses aren’t a very popular transportation alternative. It can take over 2 hours to get to the airport using this bus.

Taxi

English is not widely spoken in the city so we recommend you have the name of your destination written down in Chinese or use a map to point out where you want to go. You can also have the hotel staff help arrange a taxi for you. A taxi from many parts of the city to the airport takes around 45-50 minutes. For taxi rides that are over 10 km the taximeter charges 3.6 Chinese yuan per kilometer.

Car

Driving is a troublesome transportation alternative since traffic in the city is bad and the roads are constantly changing. However to get to the airport from the city center you have to take the North-South expressway, pass the Huangpu River, and connect to the Huaxia expressway. Following this road will connect you directly to the airport. The airport contains a parking lot with a capacity of 4,500 vehicles. Parking is free for the first 20 minutes.

Airport Information

Pudong International Airport is the city’s main international airport, handing 51 million passengers a year. The airport features a rich variety of services and amenities, serving passengers out of two main terminals. The airport contains ATMs belonging to all major international banks, restaurants that offer delicious international cuisine as well as Asian cuisine, a large duty free shop and more. 

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

Transportation to Leeds City Center from Airport

Leeds Bradford Airport is located 13 km from the city center. There are a variety of transportation alternatives available to travelers. Buses are among the most preferred method of transportation because they are both easy and affordable. Those who prefer a faster and even more convenient transportation alternative should consider taking a taxi or renting a car.

Taxi

The fastest way to get to Leeds city center from the airport is by taxi. The licensed taxi company that operates at the airport is Arrow Cars. It takes about 26 minutes to get to the city center from the airport by taxi. Taxis depart from the terminal exit. In addition to getting a taxi in person once you exit the terminal you can also book a taxi online, through the app, or over the phone. The company offers an executive fleet of Mercedes for those who want to upgrade to use this service. They also feature vehicles that can hold up to 8 passengers. The company does not charge any additional fees such as baggage fees.

Bus

You can get to the city center from the airport via the Flying Tiger Bus vehicles, a cooperative bus company in the city. Buses are a more economical alternative compared to other methods of transportation. Buses to the city depart from the bus stops at the terminal. These buses are equipped with free internet access and real time bus information, which make traveling to the city by bus even more convenient. Bus line 757 operates every day, running once an hour in the evenings and every 30 minutes during the day. These buses run less frequently on Sundays.

Rental Car

Renting a car is another convenient transportation alternative to get to Leeds from the airport. It is a great option to explore the beauty of the city and its surroundings.

There are various rental car companies located at the Car Rental Centre. There are free shuttle buses that provide transportation from the terminal to the Car Rental Centre. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, and Hertz. You can also return your vehicle at the airport before your departure.

Last Updated: 30 Jan 2017

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For Shanghai-Leeds flights, you can use Shanghai Hongqiao Intl. Airport, Shanghai Pudong Intl. Airport as departure airport, and Leeds Bradford Airport for arrival.

How many kilometers is the flight distance from Shanghai-Leeds and how long does the flight take?

The flight distance between Shanghai-Leeds is 9093 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 11 hour 20 minutes.

Which day is the most convenient for Shanghai-Leeds flights?

When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for Shanghai-Leeds flights is Monday.

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