I arrive late at Shanghai Pudong airport from a domestic flight then have a very early flight the next morning to Taiwan. I have spent long layovers in the airside section of PVG airport, but this time I will need to wait in the landside section of Terminal 2 until about 6 am. I'm not expecting it to be particularly comfortable but does anyone have tips or advice?

Also, the airport is open 24 hours, but will I get kicked out or moved on by security?



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According to this source:

Overall it’s not a comfortable airport to spend the night, but there are plenty of spots. Airport staff and security are generally tolerant of overnight travellers trying to sleep at the airport.

Landside is a lot less comfortable than Airside, with only a few benches and not much in the way of restaurants or amenities.

There is also the T2 Max VIP Hourly Lounge inside the airport with hourly rates which might suit you for some hours of uninterrupted sleep.

  • Is security set up so that one can go 'airside' at night, even if one's flight is only in the morning?
    – LSpice
    Commented Nov 26, 2018 at 22:13
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    Answering my own comment: no, it is not set up that way.
    – LSpice
    Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 1:18

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