Shanghai Ferry

The Huangpu River running through Shanghai, divides the city into two parts - Pudong New District (east of the river) and Puxi Area (west of the river). The three islands of Chongming, Changxing, and Hengsha under the jurisdiction of Shanghai are separated from the main by the Yangtze River. As a result, ferries play a very important role in the city's transportation.

Huangpu River Ferry

Shanghai FerryAs many bridges, tunnels, and subways are built, people have much more choices when traveling across the Huangpu River. However, ferryboats with 100-year's history are still popular choices for pedestrians and cyclists because of their convenience and low price.

At present, there are in total 19 ferry lines serving nearly 40 ferry stations along both sides of the Huangpu River, providing links between Pudong and Puxi. A pedestrian pays CNY0.5 on common ferryboats and CNY2 on air-conditioned ones. The fare for a cyclist is CNY1.3 on common ferryboats and CNY2.8 on air-conditioned ones. The price for a motor cyclist is CNY1.5 on common ferryboats and CNY3 on air-conditioned ones. Motor vehicles cost more, usually CNY10 - 20. Shanghai Public Transportation Card can be used on Huangpu River Ferryboats.

 Here is more information on the Huangpu River ferry lines for your reference:

Tangmi Line
Puxi: Songjiang Mishidu 05:30 - 20:00
Pudong: Songjiang Tangkou 05:45 - 20:05
Ximin Line
Puxi: 290, Jiangpu Rd. 04:00 - 24:00
Pudong: 2, Huhang Rd. 04:10 - 24:05
Duwu Line
Puxi: 1, Jianchuan Rd. 05:00 - 19:00
Pudong: Duhang 05:08 - 19:08
Chengche Line
Puxi: 11, Chengjiang Rd. 05:00 - 19:00
Pudong: Tangkou 05:05 - 19:05
Sangang Line
Puxi: 1900, Longwu Rd. 05:00 - 23:00
Pudong: Sanlin 05:07 - 22:45
Nannan Line
Puxi: 200, Nanjiang Rd. 05:20 - 1:00
Pudong: 2, Nanmatou Rd. 05:00 - 24:40
Nanlu Line
Puxi: 1, Lujiabang Rd. 04:30 - 23:50
Pudong: 2, Nanmatou Rd. 04:45 - 23:40
Tangdong Line
Puxi: 735, Waima Rd. 05:30 - 22:30
Pudong: 1, Tangqiao Rd. 05:40 - 22:20
Yangfu Line
Puxi: 1, Fuxing Rd. 06:00 - 19:00
Pudong: 1, Zhangyang Rd. 06:10 - 18:50
Dongdong Line
Puxi: 1, Dongmen Rd. 24 hours
Pudong: 1, Dongchang Rd. 24 hours
Dongjin Line
Puxi: 127, East Jinling Rd. 06:00 - 22:00
Pudong: 1, Dongchang Rd 06:12 - 22:00
Taigong Line
Puxi: 50, Gongping Rd. 24 hours
Pudong: Taitong Rd. 24 hours
Qianqin Line
Puxi: 1, Qinhuangdao Rd. 05:40 - 22:40
Pudong: 1, Qiancang Rd. 05:50 - 22:30
Mindan Line
Puxi: 65, Dandong Rd. 05:00 - 22:00
Pudong: Minsheng Rd 05:10 - 21:50
Xiening Line
Puxi: 1, South Ningguo Rd. 04:00 - 24:00
Pudong: Xiepu Rd. 04:10 - 23:50
Jinding Line
Puxi: 4, Gongqing Rd. 24 hours
Pudong: 1, Jinqiao Rd. 24 hours
Dongnen Line
Puxi: 1, Nenjiang Rd. 05:30 - 21:20
Pudong: 604, Dongtang Rd. 05:40 - 21:30
Caolin Line
Puxi: 1, Linjiang Rd. 06:00 - 20:30
Pudong: Caozhen 05:50 - 20:35
Sansong Line
Puxi: 114, Songpu Rd. 06:00 - 21:00
Pudong: Sanchagang 05:50 - 21:05

1. Dongdong Line, Taigong Line, and Jinding Line offer 24-hour service.
2. Only pedestrians are allowed on Dongjin Line.
3. Dongnen Line can handle the transport of cars, trucks, or other motor vehicles.

Shanghai Ferry Terminal
Shanghai Ferry Terminal
Entering the Pier
Entering the Pier

Island Ferry

Changxing and Hengsha Islands of Baoshan District as well as Chongming Island can easily be reached by ferryboats. In Baoshan District on the mainland of Shanghai city, there are four main ports handling ferryboats to the ports of the three islands - Hengsha Port, Majiagang Port of Changxing, and three ports of Chongming, namely, Nanmen, Baozhen, and Xinhe. Detailed information on these ports is provided as follows:

 Wusong Passenger Transport Center
lines: Chongming (Xinhe), Changxing (Majiagang), Hengsha
Add: No.271, Huacheng Road, Baoshan District
Tel: 021-56575500, 021-56576606
Bus: 51, 116, 522, 719, 728, 848, 849, 952, Baoyang Port Special Line

 Shidongkou Port
lines: Chongming (Xinhe, Nanmen)
Add: No.1, Shengshi Road, Baoshan District
Tel: 021-69616666, 021-69693666
Bus: Pengshi Line, Beishi Line

Shanghai Wusong Port map Wusong Port
lines: Chongming (Nanmen, Baozhen, Xinhe), Changxing (Majiagang), Hengsha
Add: No.100, Songpu Road, Baoshan District
Tel: 021-56671202, 021-56671205, 021-56673346
Bus: 51, 849, Baoyang Port Special Line, Songjia Line, Songjia Special Line, Songjing Special Line, Songma Line

 Baoyang Port
lines: Chongming (Nanmen, Baozhen), Changxing (Majiagang), Hengsha
Add: No.18, Baoyang Zhi Road, Baoshan District
Tel: 021-69616666, 021-69693666
Bus: 51, 728, Tourist Line 5, Baoyang Port Special Line

Shanghai Sightseeing Ferry

The sightseeing ferryboats of Shanghai provide you with a chance to experience the exciting Huangpu River cruise. The River Sightseeing Line operating from 09:00 to 21:00 sails between Nanpu Bridge and Yangpu Bridge. The Water Bus Line stops at the Bund, East Jinling Road Ferry Station, and Dongjiadu Ferry Station on the west bank of Huangpu River, and Lujiazui, Dongchang Road Ferry Station, and Nanmatou Ferry Station on the east bank of the river. The line includes most of the famous attractions along the Huangpu River. It costs CNY 12 for the whole journey or CNY 2 for each stop.

Huangpu River Ferry
Huangpu River Ferry
Get on the Ferry Boat
Get on the Ferry Boat
Related Link: Huangpu River Cruise
- Last updated on Jul. 19, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Ferry
Asked by David from CZECH | Jul. 13, 2021 22:07Reply
Ferry from Wusong Port to Hengsha Island
Where could I find a timetable on a ferry from Wusong port to Hengsha island?
I can see above is a query on a ferry to Chongming Island. Is it the same situation? Is easier go from Baoshang port?
Answers (1)
Answered by Emily | Jul. 19, 2021 19:34

It's different. You can take a ferry from Wusong Port to Hengsha Island quite conveniently. The slow ferry departs at 7:15, 13:30, 17:15 and takes 1.5 hours; the fast ferry departs at 7:00, 9:20, 10:30, 11:45, 12:45, 15:20 and takes 45 minutes for a single trip.
Asked by Richard from INDONESIA | Sep. 14, 2019 04:55Reply
Where is the ferry ticket office at liujiazui area? I plan to depart from Liujiazui to The Bund.
Answers (1)
Answered by Lizzie from NEW ZEALAND | Sep. 17, 2019 01:28

It is located at Binjiang Avenue 3528.
Asked by Abe from PHILIPPINES | Jul. 11, 2019 21:50Reply
price of Shanghai Huangpu river sightseeing cruise
Hi! i have read in tripadvisor that the huangpu river cruise would cost around cny120 per person, while in this site it is stated that it would cost only around 12cny. can you tell me if there's a mistake here in the stated price; is this the same ferry sightseeing river cruise that these websites are referring to; or is there another ferry sightseeing line that cost only 12cny. For clarification please. Much thanks!
Answers (1)
Answered by Karan from USA | Jul. 15, 2019 19:03

Actually, they are two kinds of boats for different purpose. CNY120/person is for sightseeing and CNY12/person is mainly for transportation while you can also see the view.
Asked by Devansh Goyal from INDIA | Jun. 04, 2019 21:34Reply
Shanghai Maglev Metro card validity for Ferry
I am planning to buy Maglev ticket that provides me 1 day transfer + 24 hours metro pass. Will that pass work on ferries also?
Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Manny from THAILAND | Jun. 05, 2019 18:25

Sorry, it is only eligible for metro lines and Malgev Train.
Asked by Andriena from NEW ZEALAND | May. 03, 2019 21:58Reply
Ferry from Wusong Port to Chongming island
Hi there

Where can I find the ferry timetable and cost for the 3 ports on Chongming island?
Answers (1)
Answered by Claire from USA | May. 06, 2019 21:01

I haven't found the timetable from Wusongkou. But you can take a ferry from Baoyang Port, which has more ferries. The ferry operates from 6:00 to 17:30 every 40 mins and it takes about CNY20 per person.
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