Information & Facts
Metered taxis are available outside the airport terminal. Do not
expect drivers to speak English. Use a map to indicate your
destination. Rates are RM3.2 per kilometre; a surcharge is added
for journeys between 11pm and 5am.
There is a self-drive car hire service available during business
hours, and Avis and Hertz have desks in Arrivals.
The airport is linked to Shanghai's metro with a new magnetic
levitation train, the Maglev; the journey takes only eight minutes
and costs ¥50. Taxis are available and usually the most convenient
way to the city, but they are more expensive. Journeys take an hour
to most downtown areas. Public buses are also available, but are
only advised for hardened travellers. Many hotels meet their guests
at the airport.
Tel: +86 (0)21 6834 1000.
¥90 (international flights), ¥50
Facilities at the airport include banks, ATMs and currency
exchange, a post office, luggage storage, Business Centre and an
Internet cafe. There are also several restaurants and shops,
including duty free. Smoking is banned throughout the airport.
The official language is Mandarin Chinese, but there are
hundreds of local dialects.
The currency used in China is the Renminbi Yuan (CNY). The Yuan
is divided into 10 chiao/jiao or 100 fen. Make sure you exchange
your leftover Yuan before returning home because this currency can
be exchanged only within China's borders. Travellers cheques,
preferably in US Dollars, and foreign cash can be exchanged in
cities at the Bank of China. Banks are closed weekends. The larger
hotels and the special 'Friendship Stores' designed for foreigners
will accept most western currencies for purchases. Major credit
cards are accepted in the main cities at various establishments,
but outside the major cities acceptance is limited. ATMs are scarce
outside the main cities.
Local time is GMT +8.