About Shanghai

Shanghai is in the southeastern portion of China. It is bordered on the north and west by Jiangsu Province, on the south by Zhejiang Province, and on the east by the East China Sea. Shanghai is a metropolis and China’s largest port. Did you know that Shanghai was originally a fishing village and market town? Shanghai became a financial and primary commercial hub during the 19th century due to trade in its central port location. Shanghai is approximately 2 hours from Beijing and 2.5 hours from Hong Kong via airplane. As of 2018 Shanghai is home to more than 24 million people.


Shanghai is easy to reach from anywhere in the world. Shanghai has two international airports - Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao International Airport. Shanghai has the world’s most extensive public transportation system comprised of bus, metro train, taxi and ferry.


Kerry Hotel, Pudong, is about 30 minutes from Pudong International Airport, and 40 minutes from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport in Puxi.

A very fast and convenient way of travelling from Pudong International Airport to Kerry Hotel, Pudong, is to travel on the Maglev High Speed Train to Longyang Road Metro Station, located just five minutes from the hotel.

The Maglev train operates about every 20 minutes daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.. One-way economy fare costs ¥50 CNY ($7.00 USD) and VIP seats cost ¥100 CNY ($13.00 USD). Passengers can purchase tickets at the Ticket Centre on the day of the journey. The journey takes about eight minutes each way.

It is about a three-minute walk to the Hua Mu Road Station of Metro Line 7.

You can click here to view the Kerry Hotel, Pudong’s bus schedule or contact the hotel concierge for details..

Taxis are metered. The fare between Pudong International Airport and the hotel costs approximately ¥130 CNY ($19.00 USD) per journey.

Fares from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport are approximately ¥150 CNY ($24.00 USD).

Driving directions to the Kerry Hotel Pudong from Pudong International Airport:

  1. Take A1 and A20 out to the Ring Road
  2. Continue to Luo Shan Road
  3. Exit at Hua Mu Road
  4. Turn left to the hotel.

Traffic drives on the right-hand side of the road in Shanghai.

Public Transport

On 8 March 2019, Shanghai Metro set a record of daily ridership of 13.3 million! The Shanghai bus system is the world’s most extensive with 1,000 different lines! Bus fares are usually ¥1, ¥1.5 or ¥2, sometimes higher, while Metro fares run from ¥3 to ¥9 depending on distance. Public transportation is accessible via Shanghai Public Transportation Card.

Click here to view the map of Shanghai Metro.

Paying for public transport
The transport card is a smartcard that can store credit for use of Shanghai Metro, taxis and most bus and a few ferries. A refundable deposit may be required. Plastic tickets can be used on the metro. Cash and coins can be used on buses and in taxis. Transport cards can be bought or refilled at the service counters in metro stations, convenience stores or banks.

Shanghai has 19 ferry lines and has been operating Ferry boats for more than 100 years. It is a popular form of transportation for many pedestrians and cyclists. Click here for more details.

Rates & Payment for Parking
In most cases, in downtown Shanghai, garages will charge you ¥10 CNY ($1.42 USD) for the first hour and ¥5 CNY ($.71 USD) for every following hour. Please ask for parking receipt tickets. When you park on streets, normally in downtown Shanghai, you will pay ¥15 CNY ($2.13 USD) for the first hour and ¥10 CNY ($1.42 USD) for every following hour.

Click here for more parking tips and helpful information.

Taxicabs are affordable, accessible and are the best options for short or late-night trips around the city. Prices on average are ¥14 - ¥18 CNY ($1.98 - $2.55 USD) after 11pm for the first 3 kilometers. Real taxis have a logo light on the top of the car. A meter and an illuminated vacancy disk on the dashboard are also necessities for a cab. Without all these things, the taxi is probably unlicensed, and you should avoid it, even if the driver solicits you. When the rain pours, taxis can be in short supply.