Shanghai is located at latitude 31 degrees 14 ‘north and longitude 121 degrees 29’ east.It is on the west coast of the Pacific Ocean, along the east coast of the Asian continent, in front of the Yangtze River Delta. And it is near the East China Sea in the east, Hangzhou Bay in the south, Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces in the west, and the Yangtze River estuary in the north, where the Yangtze River and the East China Sea are connected. With convenient transportation, vast hinterland and superior geographical position, Shanghai is a good river-sea port in the middle of the south-north arc coastline of China.

Annex: Shanghai’s geographical location


When Shanghai opened its port, its population was less than 100,000. By the end of 2010, the registered population of the whole city had reached 23 million, including nearly 14 million resident population and over 9 million floating population.


Shanghai belongs to the north subtropical monsoon climate, with distinct seasons, ample sunshine and rainfall. Shanghai has a mild and humid climate with shorter spring and autumn and longer winter and summer. In 2007, the average temperature was 18.5℃, sunshine was 1416.6 hours, and rainfall was 1208.8 mm. About 60% of the annual rainfall is concentrated in the flood season from May to September, and there are three times of rainy period: spring rain, plum rains and autumn rain. The highest temperature in Shanghai is in July and August. Recently, in summer,Shanghai is getting hotter. The number of days with the air temperature higher than 35℃ is about 10 days. In winter, it is the coldest from late January to early February (usually the Spring Festival period). Although the number of days with severe cold is not large (generally lasting for 3 days), the damp and cold in the south of the Yangtze River is too much for northern Chinese population. Piercing northerly winds often blow. People have to wear some thick warm clothes, and should also armed to the teeth, including gloves, scarf and hat. It doesn’t snow much, sometimes all the year round. Spring is in bloom from March to May.,which is the best season to travel. In particular,it is the plum rain season from mid-June to early July, which varies from sunny to rainy. The rainfall of more than 20 days accounts for about 1/4 of the whole year. It is not suitable to travel during this period. From the end of August to the middle of September is the typhoon season, often pouring rain. You must take a umbrella with you when you visit Shanghai during these two periods. Fortunately,  and it can also be used for shading and avoiding the sun when sunny ,because the the temperature is so high.

Shanghai Terminal information

Shanghai has two international airports — Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao International Airport, which are about 40 kilometers apart. Shanghai Pudong International Airport (IATA code PVG) is located in Jiangzhen, Shiwan and Zhuqiao coastal area of Pudong, Shanghai, covering an area of 40 square kilometers and about 30 kilometers away from the downtown.
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (IATA code SHA) is located in the western suburbs of Shanghai, about 13 km from the downtown.

Shanghai Rail Transit

As of June 30, 2010, there are 12 urban rail transit lines put into operation in Shanghai , including rail transit Line 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and maglev line. The types of lines are subway, light rail and maglev line, which have basically formed a “cross plus ring” network pattern. The total length of operation is about 410 km, and the number of stations has increased to 267.

Shanghai Maglev train

Longyang Road station: the opening time 6:45, the closing time 21:30
Pudong Airport station: the opening time 7:02, the closing time 21:32

Departure interval

6:45-17:00   15 minutes
17:00-21:00   20 minutes
21:00-21:30   30 minutes


Longyang Road station:2100 Longyang Road, Pudong
Pudong Airport station: East side of Shanghai Pudong International Airport terminal


Ordinary ticket: ¥50 one way, ¥80 for one day round-trip;
VIP ticket: ¥ 100 one way, ¥160 for one day round-trip
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