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 17 ferry lines serving nearly 40 ferry stations along both sides of the Huangpu River, providing links between Pudong and Puxi.

 Ticket Price:
Pedestrians: CNY2; free for children under 6 or 1.3 meters (4.3 feet)
Cyclists: CNY2.8
Motorcyclists: CNY4
1. All the ferry stations offer self-service ticketing, and the ticket can be paid for by Alipay, WeChat Pay, Shanghai Public Transportation Card or cash. For cash users, it is advised to prepare loose change in advance.
2. Within the same day, pedestrians and cyclists with Shanghai Public Transportation Card will enjoy a discount of CNY 1 on the second journey.

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

Ximin Line
Puxi: 290, Jiangpu Rd. 05:00 - 21:00
Pudong: 2, Huhang Rd. 05:15 - 21:10
Duwu Line
Puxi: 1, Jianchuan Rd. 06:00 - 19:00
Pudong: Duhang 06:15 - 19:08
Chengche Line
Puxi: 11, Chengjiang Rd. 05:50 - 19:00
Pudong: Tangkou 06:00 - 19:05
Sangang Line
Puxi: 1900, Longwu Rd. 06:00 - 21:00
Pudong: Sanlin 06:10 - 21:10
Nanlu Line
Puxi: 1, Lujiabang Rd. 04:50 - 23:10
Pudong: 2, Nanmatou Rd. 04:40 - 23:20
Tangdong Line
Puxi: 735, Waima Rd. 07:00 - 19:00
Pudong: 1, Tangqiao Rd. 07:08 - 19:10
Yangfu Line
Puxi: 1, Fuxing Rd. 06:00 - 21:20
Pudong: 1, Zhangyang Rd. 06:10 - 21:30
Dongfu Line
Puxi: 119, Middle Zhongshan Rd. 7:00 - 22:00
Pudong: 1, Dongchang Rd. 7:15 - 22:00
Dongjin Line
Puxi: 127, East Jinling Rd. 07:15 - 18:30
Pudong: 1, Dongchang Rd 07:00 - 18:15
Taigong Line
Puxi: 50, Gongping Rd. 7:00 - 19:00
Pudong: Taitong Rd. 7:10 - 19:10
Qiqin Line
Puxi: 1, Qinhuangdao Rd. 05:00 - 23:00
Pudong: 1, Dongfang Rd. 05:10 - 23:10
Mindan Line
Puxi: 65, Dandong Rd. 06:50 - 18:30
Pudong: Minsheng Rd 07:00 - 18:40
Xiening Line
Puxi: 1, South Ningguo Rd. 06:00 - 20:00
Pudong: Xiepu Rd. 06:10 - 20:10
Jinding Line
Puxi: 4, Gongqing Rd. 05:00 - 23:30
Pudong: 1, Jinqiao Rd. 05:10 - 23:40
Dongnen Line
Puxi: 1, Nenjiang Rd. 05:30 - 21:20
Pudong: 604, Dongtang Rd. 05:45 - 21:30
Caolin Line
Puxi: 1, Linjiang Rd. 06:00 - 20:20
Pudong: Caozhen 05:50 - 20:35
Sansong Line
Puxi: 114, Songpu Rd. 06:00 - 21:00
Pudong: Sanchagang 09:45 - 20:00

 Note: The information above is for reference only. The actual time will depend on the weather.

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
Bus: 508, 719, Baoshan Line 10

 Shidongkou Port
lines: Chongming (Xinhe, Nanmen)
Add: No.1, Shengshi Road, Baoshan District
Bus: Baoshan Line 14

Shanghai Wusong Port map Wusong Port
lines: Chongming (Nanmen, Baozhen, Xinhe), Changxing (Majiagang), Hengsha
Add: No.100, Songpu Road, Baoshan District
Bus: 116, 508, 719, 728

 Baoyang Port
lines: Chongming (Nanmen, Baozhen), Changxing (Majiagang), Hengsha
Add: No.18, Baoyang Access Road, Baoshan District
Bus: 51, 116, 160, 728

Shanghai Sightseeing Ferry

Among the 17 normal lines above, three lines are economic choices for sightseeing: Nanlu Line, Dongfu Line and Dongjin Line. Nanlu Line, also called Setting Sun Line by the citizens, offers the most amazing view and is more recommended. 

Besides, the sightseeing ferryboats of Shanghai provide you with a chance to experience the exciting Huangpu River cruise. The sightseeing ferries sail from Shiliupu Pier, Oriental Ferry Terminal and East Jinling Rd. Ferry Terminal, passing by the prosperous Lujiazui Financial District, Jinmao Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, Yangpu Bridge, Garden Bridge, and the iconic architecture near the Bund. The ticket price is CNY120 – 130. It is recommended to take the night lines to enjoy the prosperity of the international metropolis.

Huangpu River Ferry
Huangpu River Ferry
Get on the Ferry Boat
Get on the Ferry Boat

- Last updated on Aug. 15, 2023 by Gabby Li -
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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