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Shanghai Maglev Train

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Shanghai Maglev Train (Shanghai Maglev Demonstration Line) is the first commercial maglev line in the world. The line runs between Longyang Road Station on the Shanghai Subway Line 2, to Pudong International Airport, and the journey takes no more than 8 minutes to complete the distance of 30 km (19 miles). It can reach up to 431 km/hr (268 mph) during the journey. In 2003, it was enrolled by Guinness Records to be the fastest train in the world in commercial use.

Inside the train, it is very modern, clean and comfortable, much like that in an airplane. Trained attendants are present. There is enough sitting space, since there are only 2 or 3 seats in a row. Air-conditioning is available and passengers can adjust the temperature by themselves. There is an LCD screen indicating the current running speed of the train. Many passengers pay close attention and some even take a picture, when the number of “431” appears on the screen. Check Out Shanghai Essence Tour with Maglev Train Experience.

Operation Hour

The service operates every 15 - 20 minutes.

Starting Station

First Train

Last Train

Longyang Rd. Station

06:45

21:40

Pudong Int. Airport Station

07:02

21:42

How to get to Longyang Road Station

By subway: Take Subway Line 2, get off at Longyang Rd. Station, and use exit #3 or exit #4.

By bus: Airport Bus # 3 and #7; Bus # 983 and #976.

Ticket Purchase

Passengers can buy tickets on the day they want to take the train.

Longyang Rd. Station Ticket Center: 2nd floor of Longyang Rd. Station

Pudong Int. Airport Ticket Center: 2nd floor of Terminal 2 at Pudong Int. Airport.

Ticket Price

Ticket

Detail

Price

Single Trip

(standard class)
Valid for a single trip of the purchase day

50 Yuan

Round Trip

(standard class)
Valid for a round trip within 7 days since purchase day

80 Yuan

VIP Single Trip

(VIP Class)
Valid for a single trip of the purchase day

100 Yuan

VIP Round Trip

(VIP Class)
Valid for a round trip within 7 days since purchase day

160 Yuan

Note:

  • Passengers can buy a single trip ticket (standard class) at 40 Yuan, if they show their airplane tickets (or boarding pass) arriving or departing Pudong Int. Airport of the same day of taking the maglev train.
  • A child at or shorter than 120 cm (3.9 feet) can ride the train free of charge, only when accompanied by an adult. Children taller than 120 cm (3.9 feet) should buy full-price tickets.

How to board the train

Passengers should board the train at least 5 minutes before its departure, otherwise please wait for the next one.

  • After you have bought the tickets, please follow the sign, pass through the ticket entrance, and get to the platform on the 3rd floor by the escalator.
  • Wait behind the safety line.
  • Show your tickets to the attendants.
  • Once onboard, please quickly put your belongings in place and sit down.
  • Smoking is not allowed in the carriage.
  • On arrival, please get off the train and follow the attendants’ instructions.

Tips

  • Please keep your tickets for passing both the entrance and the exit gate. The tickets will be collected at your final exit.
  • Please keep your tickets clean and unfolded. Tickets become invalid once damaged, and you will be denied boarding.
  • Passengers should board the train at least 5 minutes before its departure, otherwise please wait for the next one.
  • When you get off the train, please make sure that you take all your belongings.