Information & Facts
Taxis are available outside the airport but finding the right
one can be confusing without assistance. Taxi drivers usually do
not speak English so it is best to indicate your destination on a
map, or have it written down in Chinese. The meter should be turned
on and the charge should not exceed RMB3 per kilometre.
Car rental is available. Tel: +86 (0)21 5114 2112 for more
Taxis are available outside the airport. Public buses serve the
airport linking to People's Square (#925A) and the main railway
stations (#941). Departures are every 15 minutes from 6am to around
11pm. The fare is approximately RMB4. The bigger hotels offer
shuttle bus services to and from the airport.
Tel: +86 (0)21 6268 8899.
¥90 (international flights), ¥50
There are ATMs and currency exchange facilities, a post office,
and duty-free shops. There is a shopping mall just outside the
entrance to the airport. There are also a variety of food outlets,
bars, an information counter and business centre. 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.