Shanghai Tour Bus Center

Apart from Shanghai's own attractions, scenic spots around the city are well worth a visit. Shanghai Tour Bus Center (or Tourist Collecting and Distributing Center) has several branches in different parts of the city. It offers over 170 itineraries to more than 270 attractions in the city and neighboring provinces such as Jiangsu and Zhejiang. 


The attractions can be generally divided into five types:

Ancient water towns: Zhouzhuang, Tongli, Wuzhen, Xitang, Xidi
Famous mountains and beautiful water bodies: West Zhejiang Grand Canyon, Peach Blossom Island, Xianju National Scenic Area
Classical gardens: Grand View Garden, Shenyuan Garden, Orchid Pavilion
Theme parks: Wild Animal Park, Changzhou Dinosaur Park, Gongqing Forest Park
City landscapes: Oriental Pearl Tower, Jinmao Tower

Here below are Shanghai tourist buses to:

 Wild Animal Park
Fee: CNY 160 for return bus fare and admission for the zoo; CNY 45 for the return bus fare only.

 Zhouzhuang Town
Fee: CNY 150 for return air-conditioned bus fare and admission for the attraction; CNY 120 for one-way fare and admission for the attraction.

 Xitang Town
Fee: CNY 150 for return bus fare and admission for the attraction; CNY 75 for round-trip bus fare only.

 West Lake
Inclusions: one-way bullet train trip from Shanghai to Hangzhou, bus trip from Hangzhou Railway Station to the attraction site, bus trip from the attraction site to Hangzhou Railway Station, local guide service, admission for the attraction.
Fee: CNY 330

 Two Days of Yellow Mountain
* Combo A: round-trip bus trip to the foot of Yellow Mountain, one night hotel stay on Yellow Mountain, tour guide service.

Standard Hotel Room Stay VIP Hotel Room Stay
Fridays CNY 358 CNY 668
Saturdays CNY 418 CNY 768
Sundays to following Thursdays CNY 318 CNY 568

* Combo B: round-trip bus trip to the foot of Yellow Mountain, admission for the mountain, one night hotel stay on the mountain, tour guide service

Standard Hotel Room Stay VIP Hotel Room Stay
Fridays CNY 618 CNY 918
Saturdays CNY 668 CNY 1,018
Sundays to following Thursdays CNY 568 CNY 818

1. The standard hotel room on the mountain comes with 4-6 bunk beds, breakfast excluded, shower bath possible; more bunk beds may be added during peak seasons.
2. The VIP hotel room is a peak-standard four-star hotel room, breakfast excluded.
3. Departure schedule and location changes every now and then based on tourist numbers. Current information will be shown on the ticket.
4. The information for all the itineraries is for reference only. The information published by the Tour Bus Center prevails.

How to Get a Ticket

Visitors can get a ticket on the spot, or book online or via phone. However, the online webpage booking and phone booking only provide Chinese service. Thus, passengers are advised to arrive at Shanghai tour bus center as early as possible, especially during holidays.

Offices of Shanghai Tour Bus Center

 General Station of Shanghai Tour Bus Center
The general station has been in use since April 28, 2012. It replaced the previous Stadium Branch. The operation of the new station to a great extent assistslocals and visitors, and provides more Shanghai tourist bus routes and preferential prices.
Address: B1, No. 2409, South Zhongshan 2nd Road
Transportation: Take bus no. 42, 49, 111, 138, 342, 754, 824, or 985 to Stadium, and then walk there; or no. 87, 104, 144, 770, 808, or 956 to Swimming Center, and then get there by foot;
Take metro line 3 to Caoxin Road, leave through Exit 1 and then walk about 980 yards (890 meters) to get there; or take metro line 11 to the Swimming Center, leave through Exit 3 and walk 850 yards (780meters) to reach it.
Tel: 021-24095555

 South Railway Station Branch
Add: South Long Distance Bus Station, No. 666, Shilong Road, Xuhui District
Transportation: Take bus no.111, 144, 156, 157, 164, Nanchuan Line, Shangfeng Line, Shangjia Line, or Shangzhu line to South Railway Station (south square), and then walk to the branch;
Take metro line 1 or 3 to South Railway Station, leave through Exit 2 and then walk there.
Tel: 021-54363617, 021-64265555

 Hongkou Branch
Address: No.5 Gate, Hongkou Football Stadium, No. 444, East Jiangwan Road, Hongkou District
Transportation: Take bus no. 21, 132, 139, 302, or 502 to Hongkou Football Stadium, or no. 18, 47, 52, 139, 318, or 597 to Luxun Park, and then get there on foot;
Take metro line 3 or 8 to Hongkou Football Stadium, leave through Exit 2 and then walk there.
Tel: 021-56963248

 Yangpu Branch
Address: Yangpu Sports Center, No. 640, Longchang Road, Yangpu District
Transportation: Take bus no. 6, 169, 220, 308, or 870 to Kongjiang Road Longchang Road and then walk there, or no. 28, 145, 577, 813, 868, or 934 to Longchang Road Kongjiang Road and the get there by foot;
Take metro line 12 to Longchang Road, and then walk about 1,080yards (980 meters) to get there.
Tel: 021-65803210

 Baoshan Branch
Address: No. 271, Huacheng Road, Baoshan District
Transportation: Take bus no. 116B, 508, 728, 849, 952, or Song’an Line to Wusong Pier, and then walk there, or no. Baoshan 1, Baoshan 21, Shenchong No. 5 Line to Wusong Bus Terminal and get there by foot;
Take metro line 3 to Songbin Road, leave through Exit 1 and then walk about 1,600yards (1, 400meters) to reach the branch.
Tel: 021-56170116
- Last updated on Nov. 19, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Tour Bus Center
Asked by Choline from MALAYSIA | Dec. 19, 2017 07:07Reply
How long is the time to take tour bus from Shanghai to Mudu town? What is the daily bus schedule?
How much is the bus fare? Is the bus fare for round trip or one-way trip? What time is the first bus to Mudu, and the last bus from Mudu to get back?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mile from SINGAPORE | Dec. 19, 2017 21:00

As I know, no bus goes to the town.
You can take a bullet train from SH Railway Station to Suzhou, and it takes about 30 minutes, CNY39.5 for a second class seat, CNY59.5 for a first one.
After arrival, you can take Bus 64 to Lingyangshan, which is inside the Mudu Town.
Asked by Grigorios from GREECE | Jul. 28, 2017 08:16Reply
How can I check departure times for a Tongli Day Trip from Hongkou?
Are there many departures per day?
The website is not opening in my browser and I do not kspeak chinese.
Answers (1)
Answered by Jack from USA | Jul. 30, 2017 20:59

Do you want to know the departure time of the shuttle bus to Tongli?
As I know, the bus from Hongkou is not in service.
As a result, you can take a taxi to SH Long-Distance Bus Station. Then you may catch a direct coach to Tongli. This bus operates from 07:00 to 18:15 with the interval of about 35-55 minutes. The ticket fare is CNY36/person.
Asked by Chusri from THAILAND | Mar. 16, 2017 05:01Reply
I plan to stay overnight at Zhouzhuang water town.
Can I buy round ticket to go there and return on next day?
What is the time bus leave from Zhouzhuang back to Shanghai? Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Sophia from USA | Mar. 17, 2017 01:47

Well, as I know, there is no round-trip bus ticket. You need to purchase them separately.
From Zhouzhuang, the bus schedules are 06:30, 09:15, 10:20, 11:20, 13:20, 14:20, 15:20 and 16:30.
Asked by Chis from THAILAND | Nov. 18, 2016 22:22Reply
Buy online ticket for Zhouzhuang
I planned to visit Zhouzhuang next February. So that i interested to buy an online ticket but i don't know how to reserve or which one is a good website to read more information. Please advise me and if that website provide an english version will be great, thank you very much.
Answers (1)
Answered by Joe from USA | Nov. 20, 2016 23:40

Hi, dear! You can book the bus ticket from the official website of Shanghai General Bus Station. The booking system only has a Chinese version, so you may ask your Chinese friends or hotel staff for help. The buses are available from 7:05 to 16:20, and the fare is CNY 34. ;)
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