Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Destinations > Asia > China
Reload this Page >

Transfering from PVG to SHA in Shanghai

Transfering from PVG to SHA in Shanghai

Old Oct 22, 14, 4:02 am
  #46  
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 186
Originally Posted by jackal View Post
(I've done the maglev once before, but my traveling companion hasn't, and I think it's great fun. Plus, it was late at night last time and the train was "only" going 300kph--I'd like to see if it's doing the full 450kph this time!)
This web page tells you what times of day it goes at what max speeds:
http://www.smtdc.com/en/jszl1_2.html
Departures from 9:00 - 10:47 and 15:00 to 15:47 go at the highest speed (430km/h).
bridgeair is offline  
Old Oct 22, 14, 8:35 am
  #47  
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: China and Canada
Posts: 1,860
Originally Posted by bridgeair View Post
I checked on Baidu maps, and it says that driving from Longyang Road Station to SHA takes 44 minutes, and going by subway takes 75 minutes. I'd recommend allowing a bit longer than these times though.
It is actually exactly 49 minutes.
JPDM is offline  
Old Oct 22, 14, 10:07 am
  #48  
Moderator, Alaska Airlines & FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: SGF
Programs: AS, AA, UA, AGR (ex-75K, GLD, 1K, and S+), Choice Diamond, HZ PC, Costco Exec, NPS Passport
Posts: 22,921
Originally Posted by bridgeair View Post
This web page tells you what times of day it goes at what max speeds:
http://www.smtdc.com/en/jszl1_2.html
Departures from 9:00 - 10:47 and 15:00 to 15:47 go at the highest speed (430km/h).
Yup, thanks--I saw your link you posted earlier--hence my comment that I'm a bit disappointed I don't think I can make that work and wait until 9am to take the Maglev, as that would put us arriving at SHA around 10:30 for my 11:50 flight, just a bit too close for comfort, I think.

Or is it? It's a domestic flight from SHA to PEK (albeit connecting in PEK internationally to SFO, if that adds any complexity). I'm Star Gold (and connecting onward from PEK in biz, although I'm in Y on this segment), and we will have checked luggage. Is arriving at the counter an hour and fifteen minutes before departure a bad idea? What is SHA like in terms of check-in lines, security lines, walking times to the gates, etc.?

If 1h15m is perfectly fine, then maybe it's worth waiting and taking the 9am maglev. Then both I and my travel companion get a cool and new experience.

(FWIW, I have little problem arriving at any U.S. airport 1h ahead, albeit with elite status and usually no checked bag.)
jackal is offline  
Old Oct 22, 14, 10:26 am
  #49  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Shanghai
Posts: 31,132
Originally Posted by jackal View Post
that would put us arriving at SHA around 10:30 for my 11:50 flight, just a bit too close for comfort, I think.
T-80 minutes is extremely comfortable for intra-China flights with the possible exception of PEK-T3.
moondog is online now  
Old Oct 22, 14, 9:48 pm
  #50  
Ambassador: China
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Malibu Inferno Ground Zero
Programs: UA AA CO
Posts: 4,623
Originally Posted by JPDM View Post
Not quite. The announcement was made in 2009 and construction began in 2011.
As usual in the middle kingdom it takes more time to negotiate the
deal than it does to complete the project.
anacapamalibu is offline  
Old Oct 23, 14, 6:33 am
  #51  
Moderator, Alaska Airlines & FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: SGF
Programs: AS, AA, UA, AGR (ex-75K, GLD, 1K, and S+), Choice Diamond, HZ PC, Costco Exec, NPS Passport
Posts: 22,921
Originally Posted by moondog View Post
T-80 minutes is extremely comfortable for intra-China flights with the possible exception of PEK-T3.
Might make a go of it on the 9:02 maglev, then!
jackal is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: