You have many options for how to get from the airport in Shanghai to the hotel:
- Private car: We can arrange a private car for you ($75 one way or $150 round trip) - simply go here to choose and pay for this service. Once payment is confirmed, we will coordinate with you to arrange the pickup (maximum of 3 passengers per car). There will be a driver waiting for you outside of customs and baggage claim, holding a sign with your name on it. If you want to book this, please make your booking before April 1, 2018.
- Taxi: You can take a taxi from the airport to the hotel. After you exit customs and baggage claim, follow signs "Taxi". Make sure you have local Chinese currency (known as Yuan or RMB) with you before getting in the taxi, as they only accept payment in local Chinese currency. The cost should be around 150RMB (approximately $US25) - make sure the meter on the taxi is running when the driver starts driving so that the taxi fare is clear at the end of the trip (there might be a small extra fee for tolls that will be added onto the regular fare). Also note that the taxi drivers do not speak or read English, so in order to tell them which hotel to take you to, you should show them the Chinese name and address of the hotel (you can copy and paste this on your phone or print it out):
Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel, 159 South HeNan Road, HuangPu District, Shanghai 200010
Phone: +86 21-2321-8888
上海豫园万丽酒店， 黄浦区河南南路159号，中国 上海, 邮编 200010
- Maglev train: Take the fastest commercial high-speed electric train in the world! The trip downtown takes a measly 7 minutes with speeds topping out at 430 kilometers per hour. After you exit customs and baggage claim, follow signs to "Maglev". The cost of a one way ticket from the Shanghai airport to downtown is 50RMB (approximately US$8). However, please note that once you arrive at the downtown train station, you will have to take a taxi the rest of the way to the hotel, or transfer to the subway. Again, you should have the name and address of the hotel in Chinese available to show a taxi driver if you choose to do this. To take the subway from the Maglev downtown station (called Longyang Road Station), buy a subway ticket to Yuyuan Garden for 4RMB (approximately US$0.60). You will take Line 2 from Longyang Road Station to Nanjing East Road (6 stops). Then transfer and take Line 10 one stop to YuYuan Garden - use exit #3 - the hotel is directly across the street.
- Subway: After you exit customs and baggage claim, follow signs to "Subway" and buy a subway ticket to YuYuan Garden station for 7RMB (approximately US$1). You will take Line 2 for 17 stops (you will have to exit the train after 8 stops at Guanglan Road, but you will simply get on a different train on the same line 2 then continue for 9 stops) and get off at Nanjing East Road. Then transfer and take Line 10 one stop to YuYuan Garden - use exit #3 - the hotel is directly across the street.