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 modified on Mar. 20, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Ferry
Asked by susi from INDONESIA | Mar. 14, 2019 22:33Reply
Is it possible if i want to eksplor pudong side ( oriental pearl tower, etc)
by sight seeing ferry at morning around 9.00 AM?
Where should i buy ticket?
Where should i Stop?
how can i go to the ticket station from east nanjing road? (chunshenjiang hotel)

Thank you

Answers (4)
Answered by Olivia from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 19, 2019 18:41

Yes, it is possible. You can purchase the tickets at No.341, East Zhongshan 1st Road.
From Chunshenjiang Hotel, walk south around 200 meters to get to Jiujiang Road Middle Zhejiang Road Bus Stop. Then take bus no.37 to East Zhongshan 1st Road East Nanjing Road. Walk southeast around 100 meters to find the ticket office.
Answered by susi from INDONESIA | Mar. 20, 2019 01:27

Thank you olivia

for more information, could you tell me is the ferry depart from the same place with the ticket office?

thank you

Answered by Olivia | Mar. 20, 2019 19:35

Yes, the boarding site is located at Shiliupu Port, No.481, East Zhongshan 2nd Road, which is nearby the ticket office.
Answered by susi from INDONESIA | Mar. 20, 2019 23:09

Thank you Olivia

Asked by xianli from AMERICA | Dec. 12, 2018 04:14Reply
I would like to take the Shanghai Sightseeing Ferry
But I don't find any information about where I can purchase the ticket?

Thank you for your help!
Answers (1)
Answered by Violet from RUSSIA | Dec. 13, 2018 00:57

For buying the ticket, you can go to No. 341 or 479, East Zhongshan 1st Road.
The boarding site is Shiliupu Port, No.482, East Zhongshan 2nd Road。
Asked by Ian from ENGLAND | Oct. 28, 2018 08:53Reply
When will the Sanlin ferry open until 23:00 again?
I decided to cycle home from Pudong two weeks ago when I found that the Sanlin ferry closed at 6pm... That is so early... is there an alternative way to get to Puxi near the Sanlin ferry port?
Answers (1)
Answered by Qahira from CANADA | Oct. 30, 2018 18:27

Dear, I just found the information online that the ferry is still operated until 23:00, so I'm not sure whether it is closed at 18:00pm or not and when the ferry would reopened until 23:00. Maybe you can cycle through Yangpu Bridge or take the ferry at other ports, such as Nanmatou.
Asked by Gili Jacobi from ISRAEL | Aug. 06, 2018 11:44Reply
Sightseeing Cruise on Huangpu
I want to go on a sightseeing cruise at night bus.
I just want a simple cruise on the river just for the view like the cruise on the Seine river in Paris but I didn't understand which cruise to take. Could you please explain me and also where should I take it from and where to buy tickets?
Answers (3)
Answered by Ryan from CANADA | Aug. 07, 2018 20:09

You can buy tickets and take the cruise on Shiliupu Wharf. There is not so much difference, some cruises are larger, you can choose depending on your likes.
Answered by Gili Jacobi from ISRAEL | Aug. 08, 2018 08:37

Isn't the Sightseeing Ferry more suitable for my needs?
I just want to go on a boat and see the view
Answered by Ryan | Aug. 08, 2018 18:19

Yes, it is and hope you can have a nice journey.
Asked by JOYCEV | Nov. 24, 2017 02:12Reply
Hi! Could you help me find the schedule of ferry trips going to and from Chongming? Thanks!
Answers (1)
Answered by Alan from UK | Nov. 26, 2017 21:53

From Wusong Ferry Terminal: 07:50, 12:15
From Shidongkou Ferry Terminal: 06:45, 09:30, 10:30, 12:30, 13:30, 15:30, 16:30, 18:00
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