Shanghai Sightseeing Bus

The Shanghai sightseeing bus is a strong recommendation for travelers who desire a one-day or two-day city tour. Passengers who have a few hours layover in the city can also take the sightseeing bus hop-on hop-off Shanghai to enjoy a short visit. There are mainly two types of sightseeing double-deckers: City Sightseeing Bus with four loop lines and two special lines operated by Spring Tour Bus Company, and Shanghai Bus Tours with three lines. Besides, two Shencheng sightseeing bus lines also connects the most popular sites of the city.

Shanghai Sightseeing Bus Route Map
Shanghai Sightseeing Bus Route Map
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Shanghai Sightseeing Bus
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Shanghai Hop on Hop off Bus

Shanghai City Sightseeing Bus 

City Sightseeing Line 1

 Interval: 20-30 minutes
 Operating Hours: 9:00 – 21:30
 Main Stops: Shanghai Museum, Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, West of Nanjing Rd. Pedestrian Street, Monument of the May Thirtieth Movement, Nanjing Rd. Pedestrian Street, Garden Bridge, the Bund, Shanghai Customs House, East Jinling Rd. Ferry Terminal, City God Temple & Yu Garden, Korean Provisional Government Site, Site of First National Congress of Communist Party, Middle Huaihai Rd. Commercial Street
 

City Sightseeing Line 2

 Interval: 40 minutes
 Operating Hours: 9:00 – 19:30
 Main Stops: Shanghai Musuem, Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Oriental Pearl Tower, Jinmao Tower, Dongchang Rd. Ferry Terminal
 

City Sightseeing Line 3

 Interval: 60 minutes
 Operating Hours: 9:00 – 16:00
 Main Stops: Garden Bridge, the Bund, Shanghai Customs House, East Jinling Rd. Ferry Terminal, Huangpu River Cruise Terminal, City God Temple & Yu Garden, Oriental Pearl Tower, China Art Museum Shanghai, Mercedes-Benz Cultural Center, South the Bund Old Wharf Southern End, South the Bund Old Wharf Northern End, East Fuxing Rd. Ferry Terminal, Old Shanghai Meteorological Signal Station
 

City Sightseeing Line 5

 Interval: 40 minutes
 Operating Hours: 10:00 – 21:30
 East Jinling Rd. Ferry Terminal, Old Shanghai Meteorological Signal Station, SIPG Cruise City (Magnolia Square), Raffles City North Bund (Jewish Refugees Museum), Garden Bridge, the Bund, Shanghai Customs House
 

Architectural Art Special Line

 Interval: 45 minutes
 Operating Time: 9:30 – 21:00
 Main Stops: 
Monument of the May Thirtieth Movement, Garden Bridge, the Bund, East Jinling Rd. Ferry Terminal, City God Temple & Yu Garden, Oriental Pearl Tower, Magnolia Square
 

Memorial Special Line

 Departure Time: 8:30, 11:00, 13:30, 16:00
 Main Stops: Monument of the May Thirtieth Movement, Site of First National Congress of Communist Party, Memorial Hall of the 2nd National Congress of the Communist Party of China, East Nanjing Rd., Memorial Hall of the 4th National Congress of the Communist Party of China 
 

Ticket Price

CNY60 for 24 hours;
CNY80 for two-day pass;
 Note: Visitors can take unlimited rides at any stop of the chose lines.
 How to buy the ticket: passengers can buy it from the conductor by cash when boarding. 
 

Three Bus Tour Lines

Red Line

 Interval: 30 minutes
 Operating Time: 9:00 – 21:00
 Main stops: Nanjing Rd., People’s Square, People’s Park, Nanjing Rd. Pedestrian Street, Shiliupu Pier (Huangpu River Tourist Pier), the Bund, Yu Garden, Xintiandi
 

Blue Line

 Interval: 30 minutes
 Operating Time: 9:30 – 17:30
 Main stops: the Bund, Oriental Pearl Tower, Jinmao Tower, the Old Wharf, Shiliupu Pier (Huangpu River Tourist Pier), the Bund
 

Green Line 

 Interval: 30 minutes
 Operating Time: 9:15 - 16:45
 Main stops: Nanjing Rd., Shanghai Museum, Huaihai Rd., Jing’an Temple, Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, West Nanjing Rd., People’s Park
 

Ticket Price

CNY100 for 24 hours;
CNY180 for 48 hours;
 Note: Visitors can take unlimited rides at any stop of all the three lines. 
 How to buy the ticket: passengers can buy it from the conductor by cash when boarding. 
 
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Shencheng Sightseeing Lines

Sightseeing Line 1

 Interval: 15-20 minutes
 Operating Time: 10:00 – 18:00
 Main Stops: Information and Service Center of the Bund, Jiushi Building, Shiliupu Pier No. 3, Shiliupu Pier East Jinling Rd., The Bund Square, East Nanjing Rd., Jiushi Art Musuem, the Bund (Hankou Rd.), Xinkaihe Rd., City God Temple, South Henan Rd. Fuyou Rd., Yu Garden, Xintiandi, People’s Square, Nanjing Rd. Pedestrian Street
 

Sightseeing Line 2

 Interval: 15-20 minutes
 Operating Time: 10:00 – 20:00
 Main Stops: Information and Service Center of the Bund, Jiushi Building, East Fuxing Rd. Ferry, Shiliupu Pier No. 3, Shiliupu Pier East Jinling Rd., the Bund Square, SIPG Cruise City, Oriental Pearl Tower, Dongchang Rd. Ferry, Shanghai Tower, South Henan Rd. Fuyou Rd., Yu Garden
 

Ticket Price

CNY50 for 24 hours;
CNY60 for 48 hours
 How to Buy the ticket: by it from the driver by cash, Alipay or WeChat Pay after getting on the bus.
 Note: Visitors can take unlimited rides at the following transfer stations 
 Transfer stations: Information and Service Center of the Bund, Jiushi Building, Shiliupu Pier No.3, Shiliupu Pier East Jinling Rd., the Bund Square, East Nanjing Rd., East Fuxing Rd. Ferry, Henan Rd. Fuyou Rd., Yuyuan Garden (East Fuxing Rd.)
 

Donbar (Former Lujiazui Tourist Loop Line)

 Interval: 30 minutes
 Operating Time: 9:00 – 20:30
 Main Stops: Dongchang Rd. Ferry (Connected to the City God Temple and the Bund), Jinmao Tower, Shanghai Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Ocean Aquarium
Ticket Price: CNY30
 

Other Public Buses for Sightseeing: CNY2 for one ride

Bus No. Terminals & Schedule
11 Loop Line: Laoximen - Laoximen
05:30 – 23:00
Passing by: Confucius Temple, Menghua Street, Ancient City Park, Yu Garden, Old Street
20 Hankou Road Middle Sichuan Road Zhongshan Park
05:00 - 23:00 05:00 - 23:15
Passing by: Shanghai TV Station, Jing’an Temple, Zhongshan Park
33 East Zhongshan 2nd Road Xinkaihe Road Jungong Road Changyang Road
04:30 - 23:45 04:30 - 23:30
Passing by: Cool Docks, The Bund, Waibaidu Bridge, Broadway Mansions Hotel,  International Cruise Terminal
49 Hankou Road Middle Jiangxi Road Shanghai Stadium
04:45 - 23:50
Passing by: Shanghai Exhibition Center, Community Church, People’s Square, Swimming Club, Shanghai Stadium
911 Hangnan Road Hangdong Road East Zhongshan 2nd Road Xinkaihe Road
05:50 - 21:00 05:30 - 22:30
Passing by: Shanghai Zoo, Public Library, Huaihai Park, Old City Wall, the Bund
Note: The route includes several double-deckers, whose service hours are from 07:00 to 17:00.
- Last updated on Mar. 19, 2024 by Catherine He -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Sightseeing Bus
Asked by Kason Monrose from BEIJING | May. 21, 2024 23:45Reply
I need code to scan in wechat or alipay to buy tickets for city sightseeing in shanghai.
please send me the code in my e-mail so that I can scan with wechat or alipay and get the tickets for city sightseeing bus tour in shanghai. You can also add my whatsapp or wechat...1246 841-2121.
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Answered by Marcy | May. 23, 2024 01:25
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Well, as you have WeChat account, you can buy it on WeChat easily, just search for 申城观光, and then buy the ticket directly.
Asked by Shashi from INDIA | May. 07, 2024 04:06Reply
Which is the nearest pickup point to the pudong airport
as we get down at the Pudong airport & having much time for the check-in in the lodge. we want to have a ride.
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Answered by Keith | May. 08, 2024 20:04
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I'm afraid there is no pick-up point near the Pudong airport. You can take metro line 2 to People's Square or Nanjing Road area, where several sightseeing buseses have a stop.
Asked by Chaw from SINGAPORE | Mar. 18, 2024 21:48Reply
Sightseeing bus-is it wheelchairs accessible
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Answered by Randy | Mar. 19, 2024 18:26
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Most of them have low barriers and sometimes the driver will prepare the barrier-free facilities on the bus.
Asked by Anna from NETHERLANDS | Jan. 08, 2024 07:32Reply
How to get sightseeing bus from Baoshan Cruise Terminal and can I pay with credit card?
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Answered by Fred | Jan. 09, 2024 22:13
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Generally, it is suggested to take the bus at Bund or Yu Garden. From Baoshan cruise terminal, you can take Bus Line 51 from Baoyang Road Wusongkou Road to Yixian Rd, Changzhong Rd. Then take Metro Line 3 from Jiangwan Town to Hongkou Football Stadium Station, then transfer to Metro Line 8 to Dashijie. Exit from the station, there is still about 2 km to the Bund, and you can take a taxi.

I'm not sure if the credit card is available, and it is better to prepare some cash.
Asked by Sarawin from THAILAND | Nov. 26, 2023 01:18Reply
Does the Bus accept Alipay or Credit card ?
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Answered by Andrew | Nov. 27, 2023 18:42
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There is no problem of Alipay but I'm not sure about credit card.
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