Flying from LAX to India via Shaghai and Kunmung-Baggage checkout/checkin
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Dec 10, 2012 4:14 AM Last Post By: chrisj
Dec 9, 2012 9:13 PM
Flying from LAX to India via Shaghai and Kunmung-Baggage checkout/checkinHi
I have a bad itinery.
LAX -Shanghai (14 hours halt)
Shaghai -Kunmung (12 hous halt)
Return same way only 2.5 hours halt
They are saying both ways I have to checkin and checkout my baggage .At Shanghai I have to change airports too.That sucks.
Its so much hassle.Coming back I have only 2 hour halt.Can someone tell me how far are the international arrival and domestic departure.How long does the process take?
Dec 9, 2012 9:15 PM
Dec 10, 2012 4:14 AM
2Pudong to the far east of Shanghai is the international airport. Shanghai HongQiao 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) west of downtown is the domestic airport. I have not been to Kunming since the new airport was built there. Used to be 5 km south. There are frequent shuttle buses between the 2 airports in Shanghai.
"Eight Airport Bus lines serve Pudong International Airport, providing rapid links to various destinations. Buses are labelled "机场X线" (Airport Bus Line X) and typically operate on a 15-to-30 minute basis. Fares range from 2 to 22 depending on distance travelled."
If you are travelling with other 2-3 people, it’s not a bad solution to charter a taxi. Distance from Pudong Airport to Hongqiao Railway Station is 60km and taxi fare is about RMB 240 Yuan in daytime working hours ( from 5:00 to 23:00) and it’s about RMB 310 Yuan if you take taxi at late night (23:00 to 05:00 the next day). Please note, this is an estimated cost only _
Passenger can take airport line 1 (bus) to Hongqiao East Transportation Center and then take a walk of about 15 minutes from there to Hongqiao Train Station. Ticket fare is RMB 30 Yuan and total journey time is 65-95 minutes. Operation hour of airport line is from 6:30 to 23:00 Monday to Sunday.
This solution may not fit you if you are visiting Shanghai first time and bring with big baggage.
Shanghai Metro Line 2 can take you from Pudong Airport to Hongqiao Train Station. Do follow these transfer procedures:
Firstly, taking Shanghai Metro line 2 at Pudong Airport for Guanglanlu direction. Secondly, making a transfer at Guanglanlu Station (change a 4-car train to an 8 car train) for Xujing East direction and just get off line 2 metro at Hongqiao Train Station.
Cost is RMB 8 Yuan and riding time is from 105 to 115 minutes. Shanghai Metro line 2 operates from 6:30 to 21:00."
Note that the airport, train station, & long distance bus station, are all together at Shanghai Hongqiao.
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