Member since 22 Dec 2017
Total posts 5
First time to China. We are landing at Pudong at 1825 (QF 129), with wife and 1 child.
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 14 Jun 2017
Total posts 50
There are four Radissons in Shanghai, and zero on Pluto, so you’ll need to be more specific.
thanks for the quick reply, the address is below
Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai Hong Quan
No. 210 Tao Pu Road,
Putuo, 200333 Shanghai, China
Yes if was me alone, it would be a no brainer Maglev - big boys toys :)
Yes thats a great suggestion, taxi after the Maglev
Member since 18 Aug 2018
Total posts 2
Member since 24 Feb 2015
Total posts 53
Look up the timings for the Maglev as certain hours it will go at 400km/h and other times i think it was 300ish. The scenery goes past pretty quickly. Maglev is great but a bit of a pain - taxi is easy and not that expensive by the time you consider maglev + taxi. Maglev Station is 25-45 mins from the city.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
Putuo is in the NW so other side of the city to airport. Easiest to take a taxi and go via ring road - probably about one hour travel
Member since 30 May 2013
Total posts 108
Take the Maglev and then taxi from there. Make sure you have your hotel name printed out in Chinese though!
Thanks for all that great advice
Member since 06 Oct 2016
Total posts 6
I was there a month ago and it was just easier to get a taxi from out the front. Then Maglev is cool, but when you have family, it's just easier to jump in a cab.
Member since 24 Oct 2016
Total posts 1
Taxi...I went through last week and customs was 5 mins..Can be longer
Member since 30 Nov 2018
I live in shanghai and use this airport a lot. Customs can be a bit slow, as all bags are x-rayed on your way out, but if the queue gets out of control they will wave people through to keep things moving.
Member since 29 Jan 2016
Total posts 4
Member since 23 Oct 2015
Total posts 8
Trying to get a taxi on arrival at the Maglev station in Shanghai is a nightmare. There is no real taxi rank, people scramble to grab them and there is a taxi mafia who rip off foreign visitors mercilessly. Especially if you have a baby, and don't speak Chinese it could be quite a traumatic experience . While the Magelv is fun I would save it for the reverse trip to Pudong. Inbound take a taxi or splash out on a hire car - its worth it.
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 14 Jul 2017
Maglev is now 300Km all day. No more 430Km services. Chinese claim it is due to noise but in reality it is about the power consumption. Still cool at 300kph.
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