Travellers can look forward to Starbucks and Yogo Juice among the improved snacking options, plus there’s a Muslim restaurant beside Check-in on the third floor.
The high-profile Maglev (magnetic levitation) train makes an eight-minute, 431kph dash between Pudong Airport and Longyang Road Station (out in the Pudong suburbs).
Upstairs, you can get a decent cup of coffee at Costa.
Through customs on the airside, there is a Starbucks and Subway among a pack of Chinese and Muslim cafes.
Covering 1.5 million square metres, this transport intersection connects the airport with the Shanghai metro system (about 30 minutes to People’s Square), plus high-speed trains to Beijing, Nanjing, Hangzhou and beyond, and long distance buses.
Terminal 1 is accessible via metro line 10 or a courtesy bus.
Trains run daily between 6.45am and 9.40pm at 15 to 20-minute intervals.
A one-way ticket costs Rmb50 or Rmb40 if you can show a same-day airline ticket. From the station, it is a 12-minute subway ride to Pudong’s exhibition centre or 25 minutes to downtown.
▲ top Shanghai has two airports – Pudong International Airport in the east is the stepping off point for most international arrivals, while Hongqiao Airport in the west serves domestic departures and arrivals, plus some flights to Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.
Local carriers include national airline Air China, plus Shanghai-based China Eastern and Shanghai Airlines.
The Metro Line 2 (green) conjoins both Shanghai’s international airports via a two-hour subway ride.