Last updated by elysees at 2015/11/5
Because Shanghai is a bustling metropolis, there are many forms of transportation, which you can take to get about the city. Available forms of transportation are taxis, buses, and subways. Most of these can be accessed with the use of the Shanghai Public Transportation Card, which can be reloadable by increments of 10 yuan.
Shanghai Subway lines
There are 12 subway lines in Shanghai at present, which cover most of the city. Ticket price ranges from 3 yuan to 7 yuan. Spend 18 yuan to buy a 1-day-ticket-package, visitors can take any subway lines without times limitation in 24 hours. Spend 45 yuan for a 3-day-ticket-package, visitors can take any subway lines without times limitation in 72 hours. Have a transportation card will bring much convenience in this city.
Generally, the first subway of each line starts running from 5:30 to 6:00 and the last one starts running from 22:00 to 22:30.
Line 1 is red, line 2 is green, line 3 is yellow, line 4 is deep purple, line 5 is purple, line 6 is pinkish red, line 7 is orange, line 8 is steel blue, line 9 is light sky blue, line 10 is light purple and line 11 is dark red.
With over 150 companies, there are close to 50,000 taxis servicing the province of Shanghai. For the best service, ride a Qiangsheng or Dazhong taxi. The flag down is CNY 13 for the first three kilometers, and CNY 2.4 for every succeeding kilometer. Come nighttime, the flag down is increased to CNY 17 for the first 3 kilometers, and CNY 4.1 for every exceeding kilometer.
The taxi fare in Shanghai is 13 yuan for the first 3 kilometers from 5:00 to 23:00 and 2.4 yuan for every exceeding kilometers. The fare of the part exceeding 10 kilometers will be 3.6 yuan per kilometer.Customers have to pay 1 yuan for additional fuel charge. Taxi waiting for 5 minutes costs 1 kilometer’s fare.
From 23:00 to 5:00, the taxi fare costs additional 30%, that is to say the starting taxi fare is 18 yuan (including 1 yuan fuel charge), and 3.1 yuan for every exceeding kilometers. The fare of the part exceeding 10 kilometers will be 4.7 per kilometer.
The starting fare of Shanghai suburb taxis (Hu C license plate) is 11 yuan. The fare of the part exceeding 3 kilometers will be 2.4 yuan and the fare stays stable all day long.
Customers can call taxi company to hail a taxi. Shanghai Qiang Sheng:021-62580000；Shanghai Volkswagen：021-96822；Shanghai Jin Jiang：021-96961.
It is very hard to take taxi during peak time.
Shanghai City Buses
The public transportation system is complete. Ticket price is 2 yuan. No. 300 - 399 buses run from 23:00 to 4:00.
1.Because of a large amount of one way streets, up lines and down lines of public buses in Shanghai are usually different. It is important to ask and know where is the returning station before you get off bus, or you will easily get lost.
2.Take 5 yuan in buying a latest transportation map in news stands.
With over 1000 bus lines in Shanghai, you won’t find it hard to travel around the city. There are nine routes, which you can determine by the number of the city bus. The Dongchang Road, Shanghai Indoor Stadium, Zhongshan Park, Xujiahui, People’s Square and the Shanghai Railway Station are the major bus stops within the city.
Shanghai Sightseeing Buses
If you want to see all of Shanghai without worrying what bus to take, then hop on a Shanghai Sightseeing Bus. It offers each rider an earphone, and he or she can listen to the narration in his or her language of choice. The ticket costs CNY 30 including Shanghai Old City Wall, and stops at famous sights such as the Shanghai Ancient City Wall, Shanghai Museum, and the Jin Mao Tower, among many others.
Recommended sightseeing buses
Sightseeing Bus Line 1
People Square Station - West Nanjing Road Station - Jiujiang Road and Zhejiang Center Road Station - East 1Zhongshan Road & East Beijing Road (The Bund) Station - East 1 Zhongshan Road & Hankou Road (The Bund) Station - Xin Kaike Station - New North Gate Station - Shanghai Old City Wall Station - Old Site of Korean Provisional Government Station - The Site of the 1st National People’s Congress Station - Center of Huaihai Road & Songshan Road Station - Pu’an Road & East of Yan’an Road Station - People Square Station
Sightseeing Bus Line 2
People Square Station - Lujiazui Subway Station - Garden Stone Bridge Road & Dongtai Road Station - Pu’an Road & East Yan’an Road - People Square
Operation time: from Apil 1 to October 31: 9: 00 - 21: 30; from November 31 to March 31: 09:00 - 19:30.
Tips: Every 20 minutes, there is a bus running one way. Visitors who buy the ticket can take sightseeing bus within 24 hours without times limitation. Buses will stop in a station for a while. This tour way is suitable for those who have enough time and like sitting on the bus to view attractions.
Shanghai Long-Distance Buses
Even if you arrive at Beijing or Guangdong, you can still visit Shanghai by riding any of the long-distance buses headed to the province. There are 9 stations serviced by long-distance buses, and they are the Shanghai Long-Distance General Bus Station, the Hutai Road Long-Distance Bus Station, Jiaotong Dazhong Long-Distance Bus Station, Hutie Long-Distance Bus Station, Beiqu Long-Distance Bus Station, Bailianjing Bus Station, Hudong Bus Station, Xujiahui Bus Station, and Pudong International Airport Long-Distance Bus Station.
There are a lot of ferries along both banks of Huangpu River. 17 lines are in operation. Visitors can use Shanghai Transportation Card to take ferry.
Sansong Line (Wusong Ferry - Sanchagang Ferry)
Address: No. 114, Songpu Road, Baoshan District
Operation time: from 6:00 to 21:00, there is a ferry departing from here.
How to get to Wusong Ferry: Take bus No. 51, 90, 116 and 952
Address: No.38, 1st Alley of Jiangdong Road, Pudong District
Operation time：from 5:50 to 20:45，there is a ferry departing here
How to get there: 611
Caolin Line (Linjiang Ferry - Caozhen Ferry)
Address: No. 1, Linjiang Road, Xuhui District
Operation time: from 6:00 to 20:20，there is a ferry departing here every 20 minutes
How to get there：take bus No. 90, 147, 522, 729 and 813
Address: Qinsha Road, Pudong New District
Operation time: there is a ferry departing every 20 minutes from 5:50 to 20:35
How to get there: take bus No. 611
Dongnen Line (Nenjiang Road Ferry - Dongtang Ferry)
Nenjiang Road Ferry
Address: No. 1, Nenjiang Road, Yangpu District
Operation time: every 20 to 30 minutes, there is a ferry departing here from 5:30 to 21:20
How to get there: take bus No. 102
Address: No. 604, Dongtang Road, Pudong New District
Operation time: from 5:40 to 21:30, there is a cruise ship departing here every 20 to 30 minutes. At the weekends and on holidays, a cruise departs here every 10 minutes
How to get there: take bus No. 81, 640, 962 and 971
Jinding Line (Dinghai Bridge Ferry - Jin Bridge Ferry)
Dinghai Bridge Ferry
Address: No. 4, Gongqing Road, Yangpu District
Operation time： from 00:00 to 4:00, there is one cruise ship departing every 1 hour; from 4:30 5:40, a ferry leave here every 20 minutes; from 6:00 to 20:00, a ferry departs every 10 minutes; from 20:20 to 23:40，a cruise ship departs every 10 minutes.
How to get there：take bus No. 60, 135 and 577
Jin Bridge Ferry
Add: No. 1. Jin Bridge Road, Pudong New District
How to get there：take bus No. 85, 455, 589, 610, 797, 978 and 981
Xiening Line (Ningguo Road Ferry - Xiepu Road Ferry)
Ningguo Road Ferry
Add: No. 1, Ningguo South Road, Yangpu District
Operation time: from 6:40 to 18:20，there is a ship departing here every 20 minutes
How to get there: take bus No. 8, 28, 135, 538, 813 and 940
Mindan Line (Dandong Road Ferry - Minsheng Road Ferry)
Add: No. 65, Dandong Road, Yangpu District
Operation time: from 5:00 to 22:00，there is a ship departing every 10 to 20 minutes
How to get there：take bus No. 28, 70, 80, 135, 310, 841, 853, 940 and 960
Add: No. 1,Minsheng Road, Pudong New District
Operation time：from 5:10 to 21:50，there is a ship departing every 20 to 30 minutes
How to get there：bus No. 619
Qiqin Line (Qinhuang Island Ferry - Qichangzhan Ferry)
Qinhuang Island Ferry
Add: No. 1, Qinhuangdao Road, Hongkou District
Operation time: from 5:20 to 23:30，there is a ship departing here every 10 to 20 minutes. From 00:00 to 5:00，there is ship departing here every 1 hour.
How to get there: take bus No. 28, 37, 79, 134, 135, 137, 325, 330, 746, 841, 853, 921 and 940
Add: No. 1, Dongfang Road, Qudong New District
Operation Time：from 5:20 to 23:30，there is a ship departing here every 10 to 20 minutes. From 00:00 to 5:00, there is a ship departing here every 1 hour
How to get there：take bus No. 609, 771 or 779 to get there
Taigong Line (Gongping Road Ferry - Taitongzhan Ferry)
Gongping Road Ferry
Add: No. 1, Gongping Road, Hongkou District
Operation time：from 7:00 to 19:00，there is a ship departing here every 1 hour
How to get there：take Bus No. 13, 22, 22, 37, 134, 135, 223, 235, 319, 330, 510, 842, 868, 875, 921, 922, 934 or 940
Add: No. 1, Pudong South Road, Pudong New District
Operation time：from 7:10 to 18:50，there is a ship departing here every 20 minutes
How to get there：take bus No. 119, 214, 607, 625, 630, 792, 792b, 796 or 818
Jinling East Road Ferry
Add: No. 127, Zhongshan 1st South Road, Huangpu District
Operation time：from 7:00 to 22:00，there is a ship departing here every 20 minutes.
How to get there：take bus No. 22, 26, 37, 55, 6, 123, 126, 135, 145, 251, 330, 503, 576, 868, 910, 921, 926, 928 or 934
Dongchang Road Ferry
Add: No.1, Dongchang Road, Pudong New District
How to get there：take bus No. 81, 86, 313, 338, 339, 797, 961 or 977
Operation time：from 7:00 to 22:00，there is a ship departing here every 20 minutes.
Dongfu Line (Fuxingdong Ferry - Dongchang Ferry)
Address: No. 1, Fuxingdong Road, Huangpu District
Openning hours: Every 30 minutes a ferry from 7:00 to 19:00
Buses to Fuxingdong Ferry: Public bus No. 24, 65, 576, 715, 736, 801, 868, 910, 928 and 930
Dongchang Road Ferry
Address: No. 1, Dongchang Road, Pudong New District
Operation time: Every 30 minutes a ferry from 7:15 to 18:45
Transportation：81, 86, 313, 338, 339, 797, 961 and 977
Yangfu Line (Fuxingdong Ferry - Yangjiadu Ferry)
Fuxing Dong Ferry
Address: No. 1, Fuxingdong Road
Operation time：Every 10 minutes a ferry from 5:00 to 23:00
Transportation: public bus No. 24, 65, 576, 715, 736, 801, 868, 910, 928 and 930
Address: No. 1 Zhangyang Road
Operation time：Every 10 minutes a ferry from 5:10 to 22:50
Transportation：public bus No. 130, 773, 791, 938 and 977
Tangdong Line (Dongjiaqiao Ferry - Tangqiao Ferry)
Address: No. 737, Waima Road
Operation time：Every 10 minutes a ferry from 6:20 to 18:00
Transportation：public bus No. 65, 305, 576, 736, 801, 868, 910 and 928
Address: No. 1, Tangqiao Road
Operation time：Every 10 minutes a ferry from 6:30 to 18:10
Transportation：public bus No. 601 and 968
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