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 hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus to enjoy a short visit. There are two types of open-top sightseeing double-deckers: City Sightseeing Bus with four loop lines operated by Spring Tour Bus Company, and Shanghai Bus Tours, formerly the Big Bus Tours, with three lines.

With 24-hour and 48-hour tickets, both allow unlimited rides during the validity period of your ticket. Tourists can enjoy a free audio guide on Shanghai sightseeing buses in eight languages – Chinese, English, Korean, French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Japanese.

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Shanghai Sightseeing Bus Route Map
Shanghai Sightseeing Bus Route Map
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Shanghai Sightseeing Bus
Double-decked
City Sightseeing Bus

City Sightseeing Bus - Line 1, 2, 3, 5

Line 1 (Red): Puxi Line

Stop Boarding Site
Schedule: May 1 – Oct. 31: 09:00 – 20:30; Nov. 1 – next Apr. 30: 09:00 – 18:00.
Frequency: 15min
Duration: 80-90min
Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
(People's Square Metro Station)
No. 100, People's Avenue
Nanjing Road (West) No. 325, West Nanjing Road, near North Huangpi Road Intersection
Madame Tussauds No. 68, West Nanjing Road, opposite to the New World Department Store
Nanjing Road Middle Fujian Road
Century Square Middle Zhejiang Road Intersection, near Yong’an Department Store
Nanjing Road (East) No. 181, East Nanjing Road
The BundWaibaidu Bridge No. 24, East Zhongshan 1st Road
The Bund – Customs House No. 14, East Zhongshan 1st Road
East Jinling Road Ferry Dock No. 127, East Zhongshan 2nd Road
Huangpu River Cruise Terminal Near the entrance of the Ancient City Park on Renmin Road
Old Street No.1, Renmin Road
Old City God Temple & Yu 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
Xintiandi & Taiping Lake No. 222, Hubin Road
Middle Huaihai Road No. 158, Middle Huaihai Road
Shanghai Museum & Concert Hall Pu'an Road Bus Hub, near East Yan’an Road
Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
(People's Square Metro Station)
No.100, People's Avenue

 

Line 2 (Green): Pudong Line

Stop Boarding Site
Schedule: May 1 – Oct. 31: 09:00 – 19:30; Nov. 1 – next Apr. 30: 09:00 – 17:30
Frequency: 30-40min
Duration: 50-60min
Shanghai Museum & Concert Hall Pu'an Road Bus Hub, near East Yan’an Road
Urban Planning Exhibition Hall No. 100, People's Avenue
Oriental Pearl Tower & Ocean Aquarium No. 1416, Lujiazui Ring Road
Dongchang Road Ferry Dock & World Expo Ferry No. 1, Dongchang Road
Jin Mao Tower & World Financial Center Opposite to Gate no. 4 of Jin Mao Tower
Shanghai Museum & Concert Hall Pu'an Road Bus Hub, near East Yan’an Road

 

Line 3 (Yellow): World Expo Line

Stop Boarding Site
Schedule: 09:00 – 16:00, every 30min
Duration: 60-70min
The Bund – Waibaidu Bridge No. 24, East Zhongshan 1st Road, near East Beijing Road Intersection
The Bund – Customs House No. 14, East Zhongshan 1st Road, near Hankou Road
East Jinling Road Ferry Dock & World Expo Ferry No.127, East Zhongshan 2nd Road
Huangpu River Cruise Terminal Near the entrance of the Ancient City Park on Renmin Road
Old City God Temple & Yu Garden No. 269, Middle Fangbang Road
China Art Museum Near the Gate of China Pavilion
Expo Cultural Center Expo Avenue Bus 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
The Bund – Waibaidu Bridge No. 24, East Zhongshan 1st Road

 

Line 5 (Purple): Hongkou Line

Stop Boarding Site
Schedule: 09:00 – 18:00, every 30min
Duration: 60-70min
The Bund – Waibaidu Bridge 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 Creek Cruise Dock North Suzhou Road
Postal Museum No. 224, North Suzhou Road
Waibaidu Bridge on the Bund No. 24, East Zhongshan 1st Road

 

Shanghai City Sightseeing Bus Price

24-hour ticket CNY 30 Unlimited rides and transfers between line 1 & 2
48-hour ticket CNY 50 Unlimited rides and transfers among line 1, 2, 3 & 5
Notes:
1. The 24/48-hour period starts from the first swipe on board.
2. Children under 1.4m (4.6ft)  ride free.
3. Where to buy: from a ticket booth near each stop; or passengers can pay cash to the driver on board.
4. Free tour bus maps and earphones are offered when taking the sightseeing bus for the first time.
 

Big Bus Tour
Big Bus Tours
Big Bus Tour
Appreciate Shanghai by Big Bus Tours

Shanghai Bus Tours - former Big Bus Tours, 3 Lines

 

Red Line for Downtown in Puxi

Route: New World Center on Nanjing Road – People’s Square – Museum of Art – Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street – The Bund A – The Bund B – Shiliupu Huangpu River Cruise Terminal – Yu Garden – Xintiandi
Hours: daytime line: every half an hour from 09:00 – 17:00; night line: 17:00 – 19:00 from Monday to Thursday, 17:00 – 20:00 from Friday to Sunday
 

Blue Line for Pudong

Route: The Bund A – The Bund B – Oriental Pearl Tower – World Financial Center & Jin Mao Tower – The Cool Docks – Shiliupu Huangpu River Cruise Terminal
Hours: 09:30 – 17:30, every half an hour
 

Green Line for Old City

Route: New World Center on Nanjing Road - Shanghai Museum – Huaihai Road – Jing’an Temple - Portman Ritz Carlton Hotel - Jade Buddha Temple – Wujiang Road – Museum of Art
Hours: 09:15 – 16:45, every half an hour
 

Shanghai Big Bus Tours Fare

24-hour ticket for three lines CNY100
48-hour ticket for three lines CNY200
24-hour ticket for Green Line CNY50
24-hour ticket for Red Line Night Tour CNY50
24-hour combo ticket for sightseeing bus day tour, CNY200: unlimited rides + entrance fee for 88th floor sightseeing floor of Jin Mao Tower, or 100th floor sightseeing hall of World Financial Center
48-hour combo ticket, CNY300: unlimited rides + entrance fee for 88th floor sightseeing floor of Jin Mao Tower, or 100th floor sightseeing hall of World Financial Center + Bund Sightseeing Tunnel ticket + 1-hour Huangpu River Cruise
Note: Children between 5 to 15 years old can buy this big bus tour ticket at CNY200.

 

Nanjing Road Dang-dang Sightseeing Bus

Sightseeing Bus in Nanjing Road
Nanjing Road Sightseeing Bus
Small sightseeing trains and buses marked “City Sightseeing” can be found on Nanjing Road. Composed of three carriages, each bus can accommodate 20-30 passengers. It runs in the east-west direction from Middle Xizang Road to Middle Henan Road with no stop. It goes very slowly so that visitors can take photos along Nanjing Road.
Price: CNY5 per person; Children under 80cm (2.6ft) ride free.
Hours: 08:00 – 22:30
Duration: 10min
 

Lujiazui Tourist Bus in Pudong

The double-decked tourist bus runs in a loop line along Lujiazui Ring Road, passing the Jin Mao Tower, Oriental Pearl Tower, and Ocean Aquarium. Free coffee is offered on board.
Route: Dongchang Road Ferry Dock – Lujiazui Ring Road Dongtai Road – Dongtai Road Century Avenue – Lujiazui Ring Road Dongcheng Road – Lujiazui Ring Road Middle Yincheng Road – Dongyuan Road Middle Yincheng Road – Lujiazui Ring Road Fenghe Road – Oriental Pearl Tower, Lujiazui Ring Road Mingshang Road – Lujiazui Ring Road Huayuan Shiqiao Road – Dongchang Road Ferry Dock
Price: CNY20
Hours: 08:00 – 20:40
 

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 Jiujiang Road East Zhongshan 1st 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 Pingliang 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 Laoximen
05:50 - 21:00 06:00 - 22:00
Passing by: Shanghai Zoo, Film Art Center, Public Library, Huaihai Park, Old City Wall
Note: The route includes several double-deckers, whose service hours are from 07:00 to 17:00.

Further Reading:
Shanghai Tour Bus Center operates sightseeing buses to Zhujiajiao, Zhouzhuang, Tongli...
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- Last modified on Apr. 09, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Sightseeing Bus
Asked by Danny from INDONESIA | Mar. 29, 2019 18:01Reply
Is it the same shanghai sightseeing Bus and Hop On Hop Off Bus?
Answers (1)
Answered by John from CANADA | Apr. 09, 2019 00:21
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There are several kinds of hop on hop off bus in the city.

The City Sightseeing Bus Line 1, 2, 3, 5, operated by Spring Tour Bus Company and Shanghai Bus Tours, formerly the Big Bus Tours, provide hop on hop off service.
Asked by Napat from THAILAND | Mar. 17, 2019 22:18Reply
Can we buy the ticket of Shanghai sightseeing bus at the bus stop?
Do we have to start our journey at the meeting point ?
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Answered by Jeremy from GERMANY | Mar. 18, 2019 01:50
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You can buy tickets from the tickets' office near each bus stop or directly pay cash to the driver on abroad.

For the meeting point, what do you mean? In general, you can start your bus tour at any bus station you are close to.
Asked by Kim La from USA | Feb. 23, 2019 00:54Reply
Shanghai City Sightseeing Bus stop close to Wuyi Rd.
I would like to know what City Sightseeing Bus stop is close to 789 Wuyi Road, Changning, 200051. Thank you so much.
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Answered by Keira from CANADA | Feb. 27, 2019 01:03
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Well, I am afraid that there is no city sightseeing bus nearby the the place. You are suggested to go to the East Nanjing Road and take the bus.
Answered by Kim La from USA | Feb. 27, 2019 16:05
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Thank you so much, Kaira.
Asked by John Parlo from UNITED STATES | Feb. 05, 2019 09:43Reply
Shanghai sightseeing bus - Advance purchase verses purchase at the stop.
Can you purchase the 48 hr combo ticket unlimited rides / river cruise on the bus as cash payment to driver or do you have to book those in advance online
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Answered by Everly from DENMARK | Feb. 17, 2019 23:41
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No, you don't need to book the tickets online in advance. Just pay the cash to the driver. :)
Asked by bonjoa from KOREA | Feb. 05, 2019 06:49Reply
Shanghai Sightseeing Bus - price, stops
Q1. Is it 30 yuan a day? 40 yuan?
Q2. Is there 13 stops on line 1? Or 16?
Q3. Do children under 140cm provide earphones?
Q4. Is it true that there are bus stops that sell more than 30 yuan a day?
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Answered by Gaia from FRANCE | Feb. 17, 2019 23:44
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For the City Sighseeing Bus: it costs CNY30 for 24-hour tickets. Passemgers can enjoy umlimited rides and transfers between Line 1 & Line 2. The time starts from the first swipe on board. As I know, the children under 1.4m also enjoy the earphones.
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