Most people will arrive from abroad at Pudong International Airport. It’s easy to get to Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park … by metro (30 minutes), taxi (30-40 minutes) or by Maglev (around 7-9 minutes)
The training centre is a 5-minute walk from the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park stop on Line 2 (light green on most maps) of the Shanghai Metro system. It’s the key line running across the whole city – from Pudong Airport in the East to Hongqiao Hub (joint high-speed rail and domestic airport) in the West. In between is the city centre, which is approximately 20-30 minutes from the training centre.
There are 2 supermarkets near the school in Chamtime Plaza – at the Jinke Metro stop. One is an Auchan Hypermarket – selling just about everything; the other is a smaller ‘import’ supermarket – specialising in imported foods, such as cheese and coffee, which are often popular with foreign visitors.
Starbucks is 5-minute walk away at the nearest subway station. The Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Metro stop is surrounded by a food mall, including lots of Chinese, Korean and Japanese options.
The ‘German Centre’ is 5-minutes the other way and is a good place for a coffee and a sandwich – or a more substantial western meal.
There’s also Chamtime Plaza – 20 minutes on foot or 1 stop on the metro – which has a much bigger range of options for food, shopping and cinema. It also has the nearest bar to the training centre – ‘The Blue Frog’.
There’s a wide range of accommodation nearby, as there a lot of visiting temporary workers for the hi-tech park. There’s a wide range of possibilities for hotel accommodation, but there are also short stay serviced-apartments and AirBnB.
Accommodation can be expensive in Shanghai and there’s a very wide range on offer, but, in general, visitors should budget for at least 5000 RMB per month.
We can’t book accommodation directly, but we will help candidates to contact suitable local accommodation.