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Shanghai Sightseeing Bus

For tourists who only have a short layover in Shanghai, taking sightseeing bus to explore the beauty of the city undoubtedly is a good idea. In this way, visitors can squeeze limited time to tour around more must-sees during their one or two day(s) trip.

Currently, two types of open-top double-decked sightseeing buses are available - City Sightseeing Bus with 4 lines & Shanghai Big Bus with 3 tour routes. Tourists can have unlimited hop-on & hop-off with the 24h or 48h tickets. They may either have a through trip or stop at any station at will. Free route map and earphones are provided. Free audio guides in 8 different languages - Chinese, English, Korean, French, Spanish, German, Russian and Japanese bring a lot of convenience for tourists to know more about the city.

  Tip: For passengers who want to experience the sightseeing bus after landing at Pudong International Airport, People's Square Subway Station  is the nearest and most convenient boarding site.

Shanghai City Sightseeing Bus Map
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Double-decked
Sightseeing Bus


 City Sightseeing Bus
 Ticket Fare

Type Fare Applied Lines
24 hours ticket CNY 30/person Unlimited rides & interchanges on line 1 and line 2
48 hours ticket CNY 50/person Unlimited rides & interchanges on line 1, line 2, line 3 and line 5

 Notes: 1. Children under 4.6 feet (1.4 meters) can enjoy free ride.
              2. Passengers can easily find a ticket booth near the bus stop and purchase tickets there. Or just pay cash to the driver onboard.

 Operating Hours and Duration

Routes Operating Hours Duration Frequency
May 1st – Oct. 31st  Nov. 1st – Apr. 30th
Line 1 09:00 - 20:30 09:00 - 18:00 80-90 minutes 15-20 minutes
Line 2 09:00 - 19:30 09:00 - 17:30 50-60 minutes 30-40 minutes
Line 3 09:00 – 16:00 70-80 minutes 30 minutes
Line 5 09:30 – 18:00 60-70 minutes 30 minutes

Line 1 (Puxi Line)
Stop Boarding Site
Urban Planning Exhibition Center
(People's Square Subway Station)
No.100, People's Avenue
Nanjing Road (west) No.325, West Nanjing Road, near North Huangpi Road Intersection
Madame Tussaud's No.68, West Nanjing Road, opposite to the New World Department Store
Century Square Middle Zhejiang Road Intersection, near YongAn Department Store
Nanjing Road (east) No.181, East Nanjing Road
Garden Bridge on the Bund No. 24, East Zhongshan 1st Road
Customs House on the Bund No.14, East Zhongshan 1st Road
East Jinling Road Ferry Dock No.127, East Zhongshan 2nd Road
Huangpu River Cruise Terminal on the Bund Near the entrance of the Ancient City Park on Renmin Road
Old Street No.1, Renmin Road
Old City God Temple, Yuyuan Garden No. 269, Middle Fangbang Road
Former Provisional Government Site of the Republic of Korea Opposite to No.322, Madang Road
Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China Opposite to No.76, Xingye Road
Xin Tian Di, Taiping Lake No.222, Hubin Road
Middle Huaihai Road No.158, Middle Huaihai Road
Shanghai Museum Pu'an Road Transportation Hub
Urban Planning Exhibition Center
(People's Square Subway Station)
No.100, People's Avenue
 
Line 2 (Pudong Line)
Stop Boarding Site
Shanghai Museum To the north of Pu'an Road Bus Terminus
Urban Planning Exhibition Center
(People's Square Subway Station)
No.100, People's Avenue
Oriental Pearl TV Tower No.1416, Lujiazui Ring Road
Dongchang Road Ferry Dock No.1, Dongchang Road
Jin Mao Tower, World Financial Center Gate 4 of Jin Mao Tower
Shanghai Museum To the north of Pu'an Road Bus Terminus
 
Line 3 (World Expo Special Line)
Stop Boarding Site
Garden Bridge on the Bund No. 24, East Zhongshan 1st Road
Customs House on the Bund No.14, East Zhongshan 1st Road
East Jinling Road Ferry Dock No.127, East Zhongshan 2nd Road
Huangpu River Cruise Terminal on the Bund Near the entrance of the Ancient City Park on Renmin Road
Old City God Temple, Yuyuan Garden No. 269, Middle Fangbang Road
China Art Museum Near the Gate of China Pavilion
Expo Cultural Center Expo Avenue Transportation Hub
Saudi Arabia Pavilion Near the entrance of the Pavilion on West Gaoke Road
South Cool Docks on the South Bund South of No.653, Waimalu
North Cool Docks on the South Bund North of Waimalu's Parking Lot
East Fuxing Road Ferry Dock No.1, East Fuxing Road
Old Meteorological Signal Tower No.7, East Zhongshan 2nd Road
Garden Bridge on the Bund No. 24, East Zhongshan 1st Road
 
Line 5 (Hongkou Line)
Stop Boarding Site
Garden Bridge on the Bund No. 24, East Zhongshan 1st Road
Customs House on the Bund No.14, East Zhongshan 1st Road
East Jinling Road Ferry Dock No.127, East Zhongshan 2nd Road
Old Meteorological Signal Tower No.7, East Zhongshan 2nd Road
Broadway Mansions No.70, Huangpu Road
International Cruise Passenger Terminal No.500, East Daming Road
Binjiang Greenland on the North Bund Haiping Road Gaoyang Road
Gongping Road Ferry Dock Haiping Road Gongping Road
Jewish Refugees Museum No.111, Changyang Road
Xiahai Temple Kunming Road Haimen Road
Suzhou River Cruise Dock North Suzhou Road
Postal Museum No.224, North Suzhou Road
Garden Bridge on the Bund No. 24, East Zhongshan 1st Road


 Big Bus Tour
 Ticket Fare

Type Fare
48 hours tickets CNY 300/adult
CNY 200/child (5-15 years old)
Free for children under 5 years old

 Notes:
1. The ticket is valid for 48 hours and also includes the ticket of Huangpu River Cruise, as well as the entrance tickets of Jade Buddha Temple and Jin Mao Tower Sightseeing Floor.
2. With a ticket, passengers can get on and off at any station of the three tour routes.
3. Tourists can buy the tickets at any Big Bus sales counter (near each boarding site) of these three routes. Dialing (+86) 021-63515988971 and emailing at infosh@bigbustours.com are also available ways to book tickets. In addition, there are many star-rated hotel concierges that provide tickets.

 Operating Hours and Duration
Routes Operating Hours Duration Frequency
City Tour (Puxi)
 
09:00 – 17:00 1 hour 30 minutes
Pudong Tour 09:30 – 17:30
Temple Tour 09:15 – 16:45

 City Tour (Puxi): Red Route
Stop Boarding Site
Nanjing Road, New World Centre Opposite Madame Tussaud's by People's Square Metro Exit 7
People's Square Outside Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
People's Park Clock Tower & Entrance to the Art Museum
Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street Howard Johnson Hotel
The Bund A Opposite Peace Hotel
The Bund B No.14 the Bund
Huangpu River Cruise Terminal No.501, East Zhongshan 2nd Road
Yuyuan Garden Opposite Chinese Style Entrance Gate
Xin Tian Di Main Gate of Xin Tian Di
Nanjing Road, New World Centre Opposite Madame Tussaud's by People's Square Metro Exit 7

 Pudong Tour: Blue Route
Stop Boarding Site
The Bund A Opposite Peace Hotel
The Bund B Outside No.14 the Bund
Oriental Pearl Tower Outside Entrance No.2
World Financial Centre & Jin Mao Tower Opposite Entrance to Jin Mao Tower Observation Deck
Cool Docks No.505, South Zhongshan Road
Huangpu River Cruise Terminal No.501, East Zhongshan 2nd Road
The Bund A Opposite Peace Hotel

 Temple Tour: Green Route
Stop Boarding Site
Nanjing Road (New World Centre) Opposite Madame Tussaud's by People's Square Metro Exit 7
Shanghai Museum Next to Main Entrance
Huaihai Road Huashi Plaza, No.688 Huaihai Road
Jing'an Temple Opposite Main Entrance to Temple
Portman Ritz Carlton Hotel Outside Exit 8, Exhibition Center Metro Station
Jade Buddha Temple Temple Main Entrance
TV Station Next to the Entrance to the TV Building
People's Park Clock Tower & Entrance to the Art Museum, Grand Theatre
Nanjing Road (New World Centre) Opposite Madame Tussaud's by People's Square Metro Exit 7

Sightseeing Bus in Nanjing Road
Nanjing Road Sightseeing Bus


 Nanjing Road Sightseeing Bus

Small sightseeing buses can be found on the renowned Nanjing Road. Composed of three carriages, each bus can accommodate 20-30 passengers. It goes through the bustling commercial street very slowly so that visitors can take photos. 


A single trip takes around 15 minutes. It costs CNY 5 per person, and only infants under 2.6 feet (80cm) can enjoy free ride. The service hours are from 08:00 to 22:30 every day. Some vehicles are decorated with colorful sparkling lights at night that attract more visitors; some are painted with lovely cartoon animals patterns, which wins high popularity among children.

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