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.
The service operates every 15 - 20 minutes.
Longyang Rd. Station
Pudong Int. Airport 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.
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.
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Passengers should board the train at least 5 minutes before its departure, otherwise please wait for the next one.