East Nanjing Road

East Nanjing Road is a part of Nanjing Road, the symbol of flourish. There's a saying that goes 'you have not ever been to Shanghai unless you go to the Nanjing Road'.

Shanghai East Nanjing Road Facts

Chinese name: 南京东路 (nán jīng dōng lù)
Length: about 1,600m (1,750 yards)
Location: Start from The Bund and west to Middle Xizang Road, Huangpu District;
1h metro ride away from Pudong International Airport;
40mins metro ride away from Hongqiao International Airport & Hongqiao Railway Station;
30mins metro ride away from Shanghai South Railway Station.

Map of Shanghai Nanjing Road
Map of East Nanjing Road (Click to enlarge)


1. Shopping

Modern buildings stand on Shanghai East Nanjing Road together with some old European-style ones. A great many large shopping malls, time-honored stores, famous stores and specialty shops cluster along both sides of the road like Shimao Plaza, No.1 Department Store, and Yong’an Departure Store. Thus, East Nanjing Road can be regarded as the ‘Shopping Paradise’ in Shanghai. You can find whatever you want - commodities, home appliances, communication equipment, photographic equipment, fitness equipment, clothing, shoes, fabrics, cosmetics, jewelries, watches, glasses, books, food, medicine and children's needs.

If you are interested in Chinese culture and art, the specialty shops in Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street will gratify your taste. You can choose from various special local products such as silk, calligraphy, paintings, traditional Chinese medicine, handicrafts and other souvenirs.
 Top Shopping Malls on East Nanjing Road

Bustling Nanjing Road
East Nanjing Road
Night Scene of East Nanjing Road
Charming Night Scene

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1. Most stores along Shanghai East Nanjing Road open from 10:00 to 22:00.
2. The credit cards issued by China UnionPay, the following can be used in most of the shopping malls along East Nanjing Road: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB, Federal and Million.

2. Tasting Local Snacks and Enjoying Bars

Wandering on the road and hungry? You can try those delicious special snacks along Shanghai East Nanjing Road. The famous meat moon cake provided by Zhenlaodafang Cake Store is very popular among visitors; besides, their turnip strips cake and crab-yellow pastry is worth a try. Next to the store is Bee Cheng Hiang, another famous local store along the road, and their special snacks include dried pork slices, dried pork floss and sausages. Other local snacks like Nanxiang steamed stuffed bun, fired stuffed bun, and chop rice cake are also great! In addition, other famous Chinese snacks can be found here like hot and sour rice noodles, duck blood cake, and Ma Po Bean Curd.

After having a fully enjoyable but busy day, bar is a great place to start nightlife and get some relaxation. Bars like 505 Bar, Jinzhong Café Bar and Jazz Bar are good choices, which win high popularity among local young people.

3. Shanghai East Nanjing Road Dang-dang Sightseeing Bus

The red tram running along the road from Middle Xizang Road to Middle Henan Road with no stop is worth a try. Sitting in the tram, you can enjoy many time-honored stores along the way.
Operating Time: 08:00 – 22:30
Ticket Fare: CNY 5; free for children under 80cm (2.6ft)
Duration: 10 minutes

At the east end of the Shanghai East Nanjing Road is the Bund, where you can enjoy the famous Bund sightseeing tunnel. It is the first cross-river pedestrian tunnel through Huangpu River from the Bund to Oriental Pearl Tower. The whole length is about 647 meters (707 yards).

East Nanjing Road vs West Nanjing Road

Compared with West Nanjing Road, East Nanjing Road is more prosperous and popular among tourists, since most of the goods here are affordable; while there are more world-famous brands in West Nanjing Road, like Chanel, Hermes, LV, Dior and Prada.

East Nanjing Road covers many ancient buildings in foreign style like Gothic architecture, European classical architecture and Renaissance architecture. More modern Buildings stand along West Nanjing Road.

East Nanjing Road Metro Station

Frist of all, it is the transfer station of Metro Line 2 and Line 10. Secondly, as one of the most important metro stations in the city, it provides convenience facilities for people: clear English signs, escalator and toilets.

The station has 7 exits and here list the popular attractions, shopping malls and hotels nearby each exit.
Exit 1 & 4: Landmark Plaza, Sendnes Shopping Mall, Mankattan Square, Sofitel Hyland Hotel, Central Hotel, Grand Central Hotel, People's Square, Madame Tussauds Shanghai
Exit 2 & 5: Henderson Metropolitan, the Bund Riverside Hotel
Exit 3: Hongyi Plaza, Yuehui Plaza, Huangpu Sports Center, Westin Shanghai
Exit 6 & 7: Shanghai New World Daimaru, Peace Hotel, Peninsula Hotel, the Bund, Huangpu River Cruise

How to get to East Nanjing Road from Pudong International Airport

 Take Metro Line 2 to get there directly. It costs CNY 7 and takes about 1h. The metro is available from 06:00 to 22:00 from the airport.

 Take Maglev to Longyang Road and then transfer to Metro Line 2 to the road. It costs CNY 54 and takes about 25mins in total. The Maglev runs from 07:02 to 22:40.

How to get to East Nanjing Road from Hongqiao International Airport / Hongqiao Railway Station

Take Metro Line 2/ Line 10 to reach there. It takes no more than 40mins and costs CNY 5.

How to get to East Nanjing Road from Shanghai South Railway Station

 Take Metro line 1 to People’s Square and then transfer to Line 2 to the road. It takes 30mins and costs CNY 4.

 Take Metro Line 10 to South Shaanxi Road and then change to Line 2. It takes about 30mins and costs CNY 4.

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- Last updated on Apr. 06, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai East Nanjing Road
Asked by Ingemar from SVERIGE | Mar. 30, 2021 01:16Reply
Transport options between Leshan and Jiayang?
Answers (1)
Answered by Abigail | Apr. 06, 2021 19:34

You can take direct coach from Leshan Lianyun Coach Station to Jiayang. The bus schedules are 10:00, 14:50. The ticket fare is CNY 18.5 per person.
Asked by Clar Ty from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 01, 2020 16:17Reply
How do i get to pudong airport from west nanjing road area?
Answers (1)
Answered by Phil from USA | Jan. 05, 2020 17:07

Take metro line 2 from West Nanjing station to the airport station, which takes 1.5 hours with CNY7.
Asked by Heng from SINGAPORE | Nov. 13, 2019 07:29Reply
Hi, i will reach Shanghai at the Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station from Nanjing.
Which is the hotel that you can recommend to stay for 3 nights at the shopping district?
Answers (1)
Answered by Theo from USA | Nov. 17, 2019 18:17

Well, you can choose the hotel located in People Square area. For example, Lingdianyi Boutique Hotel (Shanghai Railway Station), which is situated at No.688, Hengfu Road, Jing'an district. Or Yitel Premium (Shanghai Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street), which is located at No.379, Middle Zhejiang Road, Huangpu district.
Asked by Helen Vivian from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 13, 2019 21:45Reply
Can we take a boat from Yibin to Leshan on the 30 September? Do you have a timetable?
Answers (1)
Answered by Gerry from USA | Jul. 16, 2019 23:37

No, you can't. Nowadays people take bus or train.
Asked by susi from INDONESIA | Apr. 28, 2019 06:56Reply
from Shanghai pudong airport to east nanjing metro station
Good day

is anyone know about how to take metro from pudong airport to east nanjing metro station?
is it directly in 1 train, from pudong airport diretly to east nanjing station? or should i stop at guanglan road station first and take another line 2 train?

thank you

Answers (1)
Answered by Ryan from CANADA | Apr. 28, 2019 19:27

Yes, you need to transfer to another Metro Line 2 in Guanglan Road.
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