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“Great way to to travel towards-from Pudong to Shanghai airport”

Shanghai Maglev Museum
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Arrival Transfer by High-Speed Maglev Train...
Ranked #24 of 1,299 things to do in Shanghai
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Coming into Pudong airport in the evening around 8pm, I did not want to hassle or haggle over price with a cab driver, so I decided to take the maglev train. The signage after you go through customs is excellent, so it was easy to follow the signs to the maglev -- just be sure to make the right turn when the sign points that way. Make sure you show your airline ticket for a 10 RMB discount (40 instead of 50). At almost 200 mph, it was a smooth and quick 5-6 minute ride to Longyang station, where it was again easy to follow the signs and cross over to the metro. For English speakers, you can press the English button on the kiosk to make it easy to purchase your ticket -- just select the station you're going to and make sure you have cash (get it at the airport if you need it). It was just another 10-15 minutes (5 stops) to the Pudong station (Lujiazui) -- for less than $1 -- which lets out right at IFC mall. The Ritz Carlton is attached to the mall (lots of signage in the mall), and the Shangri-La hotel is across the street. Other Pudong hotels are nearby.

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

If you are interested to find out more about your journey and the technology behind the world's fastest train, then take a visit. It is either free or reduced entry if you show your maglev journey ticket...so ask to retain it at the barrier.

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Reviewed 11 December 2016

Shanghai has an amazingly fast train, quite a nice experience, the only negative is the shoddy interior - feels like taking a train in an outer province just going much faster

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Reviewed 25 November 2016

Having ridden on the magnificent Maglev it was great to have a look at the eponymous museum.

The technology enabling speeds of 430 km/h to be reached was fascinating to see. Its development in Shanghai as the first commercial Maglev in the world was interesting.

Fine models demonstrate in detail the wondrous achievements of this mode of travel.

We had three trips on the Maglev. One morning we took a return fare after 9am to experience the apogee of speed. On the day of our departure our apartment host kindly drove us to Longyand Road station for another great Maglev journey, again reaching the maximum pace.

Thank permia
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

I am writing on behalf of my Y3 class who visited the Maglev Museum last week. They absolutely loved the trip and are still talking about it.

Here are some of their points they want to share with you:

1. You must visit the museum and ride the Maglev on your visit. We went to the museum first to add more excitement, which happened when we could feel the ground shake every time the Maglev left the station (which is usually every 15 minutes) The museum is free if you have a train ticket, so go upstairs first to get one.

2. It was very quiet, we had the whole museum to ourselves so don't expect a busy day.

3. All the signs were translated into English so we could answer the questions in our quiz which was made by our teacher - this was fun so maybe adults could ask children, to keep them entertained.

4. We loved cycling on the bike to try to beat the speed of the Maglev - no one beat it! and we liked the computer game where you had to fix the Maglev.

5. There are plenty of resturants and shops near by for you to buy snacks. We recommend you go across the road to a grass area where you can play and eat with your family. Take something to play with and a mat to sit on!

6. The train ride was our favourite part. It was clean and quiet. We went from the museum to the airport for a reasonable price. Next time we would like to do a return and check the times to ride on the train when it goes at its fastest speed.

7. Take a camera! E

Everyone in your family will enjoy this experience! From 3A.

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