Shanghai City-Bus

More than 10 Shanghai bus companies operate 1,400+ city bus lines in downtown and suburbs, offering convenient alternatives to metro. These lines can be identified either by numbers or Chinese characters representing the terminals. Shanghai bus stops of most downtown lines are announced by automatic reporter in Mandarin, Shanghai dialect and English, while a small part are announced in Mandarin and Shanghai dialect only.


Shanghai City Bus Routes

1. Regular Downtown Lines: 01 to 995, Daqiao Line 3 to 6, Tunnel Line 1, 2, 3, 6, 8 & 9

2. District/Regional Lines & Suburban Lines: Starting with Pudong, Jiading, Baoshan, Qingpu, Minhang, Fengxian, Songjiang…

3. Cross-district Lines: Starting with Huzhu Express, Shangzhu, Shangshi, Nanchuan, Xinjia, Songmei, Songxin, Shenchong, Lianzhu, Nanqing, Huqingying…

4. Night Lines: 301 to 342, Xumin Special Line, Tunnel Night Line 1

5. Downtown Shuttle Bus: 1001 to 1849 to solve the last-kilometer commute to/from metro station, and transfer between main roads and communities.

6. Rush-hour Lines: 04 Inter-zone, 50 Inter-zone, 140, 145, 173, 176, 179, 180, 192, 195, 216, 222, 252, 253, 257, 522, 609, 635, 638, 703B, 707, 752, 753, 764, 793, 831, 832, 833, 866, 877, 878, 991 Inter-zone , Songjiang Line 29, Daqiao Line 1, Songxin B Inter-zone, Qinghua Special Line, Longgang Express B

7. Sightseeing Bus: City Sightseeing Lines by Spring Tour, Shanghai Bus Tours, Nanjing Road Sightseeing Train…

8. Shanghai airport to city bus: Pudong Airport Shuttle Bus, Hongqiao Airport Shuttle Bus

9. Other categories: Hongqiao Transport Hub Line 1 & 4 to 10, Ferry Lines, Customized Lines…

10. Intercity Lines: K319 & routes starting with Bahe, Shangliu, Taijia, Huliu Express, Yangshan and Qingshang.

Shanghai City Bus
City Bus
Getting on the Bus
Getting on the Bus

Shanghai Bus Schedule

 Most bus routes start running from 05:30 – 06:30 and stop service at 19:30 – 21:30.

 Rush-hour Lines operate from 06:00 – 08:00 to 16:30 – 18:30.

 Night Lines are in operation from 23:00 to 05:30 the next day.

City Bus Inside a city bus

Shanghai Bus Fare & How to Pay

The city bus fare varies a little according to the vehicle types. Most routes including the downtown lines, suburban lines, night lines and rush-hour lines charge CNY2. The downtown shuttle buses only cost CNY1.

Passengers need to prepare some loose change to insert coins or banknotes into the coin box, or swipe the Shanghai Public Transportation Card to pay.

Most cross-district lines charge by distance and the ticket price is CNY1-12. Conductors sell tickets on these city buses on which passengers must pay in cash.


Tourists can have a general look at Puxi, Pudong and the World Expo by the double-decked City Sightseeing Lines 1, 2, 3 & 5. They can hop on and hop off to visit attractions including Nanjing Road, Madame Tussaud's, the Bund, Yu Garden, Xintiandi and Shanghai Museum. There are also three lines of Big Bus Tours: Downtown Line in Puxi, Pudong Line, and Old City Line. Besides, the sightseeing train on the Nanjing Road is worth trying.

Sightseeing Bus
City Sightseeing Bus
Shanghai Sightseeing Bus Map
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This is a traditional tour dispatch center operating special tourist lines to Zhouzhuang, Tongli, Wuzhen, and Wild Animal Park…


Shanghai Trolley Bus: CNY2; 05:00 – 23:00

Bus No. Terminals
6 Changbai Road Tumen Road  - Wujin Road North Henan Road
8 Sanmen Road Shiguang Road – Songpan Road Yangshupu Road
13  Tilanqiao – Zhongshan Park Metro Station
14  Jiangpu Road North Zhongshan 2nd Road - Dongxinqiao
15  North Zhejiang Road East Tianmu Road – Shanghai Stadium
19  Tangshan Road Tongbei Road – Putuo Road Jiangning Road
20  Jiujiang Road/ the Bund – Zhongshan Park Metro Station
22  Changbai Road Tumen Road – Minhang Road Changzhi Road
23  South Zhongshan 1st Road South Xizang Road - Xinkangli
24  Doushi Street East Fuxing Road – Changshou New Village
25  Pingliang Road Jungong Road – South Chongming Road
26 Xinkaihe Road – West Guangyuan Road Hongqiao Road
28  Baotou Road Nenjiang Road - Tilanqiao
71  East Yan’an Road/ the Bund – Shenkun Road Bus Hub


Trams in Shanghai


Zhangjiang Line 1:

Location Map of Shanghai Bus Stations
Map of Zhangjiang Tram
Line 1
It is the first modern tram in Shanghai.
Route & Stations: Zhangjiang Metro Station - Bibo Road Gaoke Road - Huatuo Road Darwin Road - Huatuo Road Keyuan Road - Cailun Road Jinke Road - Cailun Road Halei Road - Copernicus Road Libing Road - Ziwei Road Gaosi Road - Gaosi Road Zhangjiang Road - Zhangjiang Middle School - Guanglan Road Zuchongzhi Road, close to Guanglan Road Metro Station - Guanglan Road Dangui Road - Dangui Road Qingtong Road - Dangui Road Zhangdong Road - Zhangdong Road Jinqiu Road
Hours: 06:30 - 22:25 from Zhangjiang High-Tech Park; 05:45 - 21:45 from Zhangdong Road Jinqiu Road
Ticket Price: CNY2

Songjiang Tram Lines:

Line T1 connects Chenta Road and Xinqiao, while line T2 runs between North Sanxin Road and Jincuo Road. They will be put into service in mid 2018. Before 2020, Songjiang Tram Line T3 to T6 will be constructed. Shanghai will have more tram lines in Fengxian District and Pudong New Area in the future.
- Last modified on May. 06, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai City-Bus
Asked by Rosi from GERMANY | May. 21, 2019 07:33Reply
From Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Tongji Guest House
From Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Tongji Guest House, 69 Zhangwu Rd, Yangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200092,
What ist the best way?
And how long does is take?
Where I get Tickets for Bus or Metro?
Asked by Nagarajan from INDIA | May. 16, 2019 23:23Reply
how do i reach zhabei holiday inn express from Shanghai Pudong Airport?
i reach around 11.00pm. how much time it take to reach Holiday Inn express hotel from airport PVG
Answers (1)
Answered by Muller from AUSTRALIA | May. 19, 2019 20:27

You can take the night shuttle bus from East Yan'an Road, Zhejiang Road and then take a taxi to your hotel. The bus fare is about CNY30 and the cab fare is about CNY20.
Asked by Jennifer Harsono from AUSTRALIA | May. 11, 2019 02:54Reply
Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Hong Qiao Railway Station

I will arrive in Pudong international airport at 8 AM and want to catch train in Hong Qiao Railway Station at 12, how can I get there specifically?
How much is it for bus and how much for metro line 2?
Do we need to change in metro line 2?
Answers (1)
Answered by Amanda from CANADA | May. 12, 2019 23:20

1. Take Airport Bus Line 1 for about 70 minutes to the railway station. The bus fare is CNY34.

2.Take Metro Line 2 East Extension Line to Guanglan Road and transfer to Metro Line 2 to Hongqiao Station. It takes about 1.5 hours and costs CNY8 per person.
Asked by Khoze from SWEDEN | May. 09, 2019 09:08Reply
From pudong airport going to Shanghai National Convention & Exhibition Center, what is the best way?
And how long does is take?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nancy from NEW ZEALAND | May. 09, 2019 20:26

Take Subway Line 2 East Extension Line from the airport to Guanglan Road and then transfer to Metro Line 2 to East Xujing. Get out of the Exit 5 and walk northeast about 100m to the center. It takes around 1.5 hours.
Asked by Alex Del Castillo from USA | May. 04, 2019 00:19Reply
Hi. I arrive at Shanghai pudong airport and going to hotel in Central Hotel.
Hi. I arrive at Pudong Airport and going to hotel in Central Hotel At 555 jiujiiang road. What’s the best option ? Pudong Maglev train then subway at Longyang? If so what stations?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lisa from SINGAPORE | May. 06, 2019 23:08

The most convenient way is to take Shuttle Bus Line 5 from the airport to East Yan 'an Road, Middle Zhejiang Road. Then walk north about 700m to the hotel. The bus fare is CNY20 and it takes about 1 hour to get.
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