Shanghai Transport

Last updated by joyce at 2014/5/3

Because Shanghai is a bustling metropolis, there are many forms of transportation, which you can take to get about the province. 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 CNY 10.

Shanghai Taxis

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 succeeding kilometer.

Shanghai City Buses

With over 1000 bus lines in Shanghai, you won’t find it hard to travel around the province. 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. Cost ranges from CNY 1-2, depending on the route.

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, and stops at famous sights such as the Shanghai Ancient City Wall, Shanghai Museum, and the Jin Mao Tower, among many others.

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.

Shanghai Subway lines

There are 11 subway lines in Shanghai, which cover most of the province. 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.

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