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Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)

Pǔdōng, 浦东
  • Turgut Can K.
    "Well it is an ok airport if your flight is about to take off ,)"(27 Tips)
    Vincent M.
    "Get the Maglev and travel at 431kph"(17 Tips)
    Vincent L.
    "Go straight to the e-Channel at right of immigration."(15 Tips)
    Ekaterina K.
    "Huge airport, free wifi only if you have Chinese mobile sim-card"(25 Tips)
401 Tips and reviews
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  • Keith R.
    Keith Rives6 days ago
    Terminal 1 is a broken mess. No ATMs past security so bring cash as card usage is spotty. Limited amenities, no climate control and the staff could care less of your existence it seems.
  • Kari H.
    Kari Hakala2 weeks ago
    Just figured out that it's not because there are loads of ppl in Pudong but how they managed the lines. If I can prefer T1 or hongqiao over T2 at Pudong. In there they know how to control the speed
  • Eszter G.
    Eszter G.2 weeks ago
    If you happen to travel with China Eastern and no online checkin available, make sure you get to the airport early. Like very early. It took us 4,5h to get from the checkin queue to the gate.
  • Turgut Can K.
    Turgut Can K.3 weeks ago
    Well it is an ok airport if your flight is about to take off ,)
  • Frankie J. 😎 G.
    Pretty dead airport by night for such a big city, most of the shops closed 😁
  • 5 B.
    5 BeoNovember 1
    1 of busy airport in the world,u sit on the plane but after wait 50min or 1hours,u can take off.Almost officer is friendly,speaking english well,but officer in duty free shop not friendly enough.
  • 5 B.
    5 BeoNovember 1
    Fr airport u can take the maglev (high speed train 45rmb/pax) or metro line 2(7rmb/pax-it take 1hours to People Square-central of Shanghai).Remember change the other side metro in Guanglan Road.
  • 5 B.
    5 BeoNovember 1
    Free wifi but can not acess when u have to fill up chinese phone number (buy simcard with at least price 150-180rmb).Very unconvenience.Big space,security check strictly.Price in duty shop expensive
  • Enis A.
    Enis AksoyOctober 29
    Large big airport! The gates change and they may take you to the plane like Istanbul Atatürk Airport. I felt similar to each other in this way!
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChenOctober 26
    Been here 5+ times
    Maglev can connect to downtown convenient
  • Casey
    CaseyOctober 24
    Been here 50+ times
    Convenient to get to but HQ airport much better
  • M Fadzril Faez
    M Fadzril FaezOctober 22
    Be careful when choosing your next transport to your next destination. An airport shuttle could cost up to RMB650 to go to Shanghai. Choosing local taxis can end you up with a long queue.
  • M Fadzril Faez
    M Fadzril FaezOctober 22
    For aliens ( Non-China ppl ), please be reminded to fill up your embarkment & departure form before heading to the immigration counters.
    Downvoted 4 weeks ago
  • M Fadzril Faez
    M Fadzril FaezOctober 22
    Your lighter will surely be confiscated sooner or later. Don't worry! The airport prepares fixed lighters at each & every smoking room for your own convenience. 😅
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Nick T.
    Nick TanOctober 15
    SSID: #AirportPVG-WIFI Username: 576518 Password: 3852
  • Nils
    NilsOctober 7
    Been here 5+ times
    Very modern and well organized. Can be crowded at times though.
  • progressive t.
    huge airport!
  • Sangho. N.
    Sangho. Na mSeptember 14
    Been here 10+ times
    Midnight aitport bus schedule.
  • Anup K.
    Anup KumarSeptember 8
    i think they are selling fake ones in the duty free, Dont buy in these duty free shops
  • Meltem K.
    Meltem Kt OzAugust 23
    Love it here :)
  • Sybil S.
    Sybil SeokAugust 18
    Only people with China and HK telco can register their number to get free wifi.
  • Andrew O.
    Big airport...
  • Mike K.
    If traveling from downtown to PVG consider appr. 60min taxi ride (traffic depending) / 180-200CNY
    Upvoted Oct 3
  • Rami I.
    Rami IsmailAugust 2
    There is barely any expedited service for frequent fliers, and lounges are spread apart and not stocked well. There is a bus service from lounges to faraway gates on request.
  • 🌹Sun!
    🌹Sun!July 31
    ✈️Shanghai Pudong!🛫
  • Toutou
    ToutouJuly 31
    Competitive price of cosmetics in Sunrise duty free stores. Most products are even cheaper than Hongkong. Ask for express line for late arrival passenger in immigration and security check.
  • Kassyn N.
    Kassyn NgJuly 17
    Been here 5+ times
    Nothing much inside.
  • mohammed a.
    Would Shanghai really have this airport. I think it deserves much more better
  • Sam G.
    Sam GrundmanJuly 4
    Been here 5+ times
    The only airport in the world without convenience stores and fast food restaurants by the gates, only expensive sit-down restaurants, so be sure you bring your own food before going through security!
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Renato V.
    Don't let its impressive size fool you and prepare for a crappy experience. Staff will misinform you or send you in the wrong direction if you even make it through the massive lines. Avoid if you can.
  • Luiza M.
    Worst airport ever! I travel like 7 times a year and the stress here I never had in any other airport! Just come here if you really need to!
  • Soroush 苏.
    Free WiFi. Foreigners, make sure you have your yellow arrival and departure card filled out while on the plane. The customs process will go smoothly.
    Downvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Moris R.
    Big airport.....
  • lily l.
    lily liuMay 17
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  • Simple Discoveries
    Clean & modern airport. Taking the Maglev train gets you into town in about 7 minutes, but will cost you more than taking the bus or slow train. A taxi takes about 45 minutes.
  • progressive t.
    So many delayed flights
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WoodsApril 28
    International transfer process is fairly strait forward. The departure wing could use a couple more restaurant venues but overall a nice airport for those connecting elsewhere.
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel WyssApril 21
    Been here 5+ times
    Seems the free WIFI isn't working, if you've got an international SIM card and not a Chinese mobile number.
  • Jan H.
    Jan HarnischApril 16
    Been here 50+ times
    BEWARE!! Departures area full with scammers (iPhone bait + switch / beggars asking for ticket money). Police is aware but does not care as usual!
  • Scott Y.
    Scott YueApril 15
    Been here 10+ times
    So many bad things happen to me at this airport, permanent delays, slow wifi, and they may even force you to checkin your luggage at last moment before boarding.
  • progressive t.
    free Wi-Fi
  • Phunyawee R.
    Rabbit candies outside (near toilet row C) was 28 yuan while duty-free costs 48 yuan...
  • Meraj I.
    Meraj IslaniaApril 3
    Been here 5+ times
    There is a currency exchange desk near the Maglev and metro drop off points.
  • Ray
    RayFebruary 20
    No one is available at information desk in night. People are clueless cuz of flight delay and no one is there to ask abt it
  • Ray
    RayFebruary 20
    If your reading this then remember all shops and restaurants will be closed at 11pm. Make sure you eat something incase your flight gets delayed
  • Nick K.
    Nick KFebruary 12
    Take maglev train! Very cheap sunrise duty free, especially for Estée Lauder (one of the cheapest in the world)! You can buy 5% discount coupon for 1 rmb cent in taobao for this duty free.
    Upvoted Sep 21
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas CraenenJanuary 15
    Our international flight arrived in T1 which has mostly domestic flights departing. Not a pleasant place to wait with few if any international shops or restaurants.
  • shanghai c.
    shanghai carDecember 30, 2015
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  • Nick T.
    Nick TanDecember 27, 2015
    China Unicom SIM cards can be availed right after clearing immigration. It's a must-have in Shanghai as all free wifi signals in the city require a Chinese mobile number as your username.
  • Momoko
    MomokoDecember 23, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Turn on your uber and there is Uber English (English speaking driver) available in Shanghai.
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