If your nationality is not Chinese, please apply for a single entrance F category Chinese visa beforehand. Please check with the closest Chinese Embassy /Consulate about entry requirements and apply for entry visa. For details of visa application, please visit the related websites as below.
Chinese Visa Application Service Center
2.1 Transportation to Hope Hotel
* If taking taxi , you are advised to get a taxi receipt when getting off.
2.1.1 From Pudong International Airport (PVG)
Approximate driving time is one hour and distance is 46 km (29 miles).
Option 1 (one hour): Take a taxi at the official taxi stand (around 170 RMB).
Option 2 (90 minutes): Take maglev train to Longyang Station; transfer to Line Two Metro, get off at Century Ave. Station transfer to Line Nine Metro, get off at Zhaojiabang Rd. Station, take the No. 2 exit, walk east along Zhaojiabang Rd. for about 500 meters. (around 54 RMB).
2.1.2 From Hongqiao Airport (SHA)
Approximate driving time is 40 minutes and distance is 16 km (10 miles).
Take a taxi at the official taxi stand (around 50 RMB).
2.1.3 From Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Approximate driving time is 45 minutes and distance is 17 km (11miles).
Take a taxi at the official taxi stand (around 55 RMB).
2.1.4 From Shanghai Railway Station
Approximate driving time is 30 minutes and distance is 8 km (5 miles).
Option 1 (30 minutes): Take a taxi at the official taxi stand (around 30 RMB).
Option 2 (40 minutes): Take Line One Metro to the Hengshan Road Station, take the No. 2 exit, then walk about 20 minutes. (around 3 RMB)
2.1.5 From Line One Metro Station:
(20 minutes): Get off at Hengshan Rd. Station, take the No. 2 exit, then walk to the Hope Hotel.
2.1.6 From Line Seven Metro Station:
(7 Minutes): Get off at Zhaojiabang Rd. Station, take the No. 2 exit, walk east along Zhaojiabang Road for about 500 meters.
2.2 More Transportation Information
Getting to Shanghai
Electricity in China is 220 V. If you are travelling from a country that uses 110 V, you may need a converter for electrical devices. There are two types of wall sockets in China (see photo). Some wall outlets only have one of the two socket types. The two-pin socket at the top can take plugs with two flat pins (Type A, as long as the two pins are the same size), or two round pins (Types C/E/F). Standard German plugs should fit this socket. The three-pin socket at the bottom takes Type I pins (same as Australia and New Zealand). You may also find extension packs with universal sockets, which can take UK and other types of plug. If in doubt, bring a universal adapter plug with you. Such adapters can also be bought in China.
Credit cards are widely accepted in Shanghai, with some exceptions. Most hotels, restaurants and shopping centers accept credit cards, but taxi drivers don’t accept credit cards. ATMs will have signage showing what cards they accept. The following credit cards are widely accepted in China: Master Card, Visa, American Express, JCB and Diners Club.
Chinese currency (known either as RMB or yuan) can be exchanged at banks, airports and hotels.
Add: Ming De Lecture Hall, 2nd Floor, Building A, Shanghai Information Center for Life Sciences, CAS, 319 Yueyang Road, Shanghai, China
© Copyright 2019 Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS - All rights reserved.