Huangpu River Cruise

To have the best experience enjoying the scenery along Huangpu River, taking a ship cruising on it is the top choice. A Huangpu River cruise has now become a must-have activity in Shanghai travel. Cruising at night, you can enjoy the most extraordinary sights. On the ship, meals like Chinese food, western food and buffet are available. You can enjoy the delicious meal while admire the scenery. Not only travelers prefer this way of travel, local people sometimes also take a ship cruising on the river to have a relaxation.
Huangpu River Cruise, Shanghai
Huangpu River Cruise, Shanghai
Night Piece on Huangpu River
Charming Night View

Two Cruise Routes

At present, two sailing routes along the river are at the travelers’ choice: the regular route and the route of Shanghai Expo. The regular route is chosen by most travelers.

Huangpu River Cruise MapRegular Route: Shiliupu Wharf near the Bund – Yangpu Bridge – Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) – Jin Mao Tower – Shanghai International Convention Center – Nanpu Bridge – Oriental Pearl TV TowerWaibaidu Bridge – Monument to the People's Heroes – Observatory on the Bund – Shiliupu Wharf

Shanghai Expo Route: Qichangzhan Wharf near Binjiang Avenue – Shanghai Expo Area – Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) – Jin Mao Tower – Shanghai International Convention Center – Oriental Pearl TV Tower – Waibaidu Bridge – Monument to the People's Heroes – Observatory on the Bund – Qichangzhan Wharf



Regular Route: 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 18:00, 18:30, 18:45, 19:00, 19:15, 19:30, 19:45, 20:00, 20:15, 20:30, 20:45, 21:00, 21:15, 21:30

Shanghai Expo Route: The timetable is not fixed. Visitors need to check the time and book the ticket in advance on the websites of different cruise companies.


Cost and Duration

Route Duration (min) Cost (CNY/person)
Regular Meal not included Meal included Meal not included Meal included
50 90 120 128-188
Shanghai Expo 90 128-188


Embarking Notes

1. Children under 1.3 m (4.3 ft) can get a ticket for free.
2. For Shanghai Expo route, no tickets will be sold on site, so you need to book it in advance.
3. The timetable information is only for reference. Please check locally for confirmation.
4. Please arrive at the wharf 10 minutes earlier before ships’ departure.

Scenery on Huangpu River
Wonderful River Scenery
Waibaidu Bridge, Shanghai
Waibaidu Bridge


Scenery along the River

Cruising on the regular route, you are able to view a majority of famous attractions in Shanghai, including the two outstanding bridges Yangpu Bridge and Nanpu Bridge, the old iron Waibaidu Bridge, the landmark Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Jin Mao Tower, the modern skyscraper SWFC, etc. The night view is extremely amazing.

In order to make the river cruise activity more attractive and colorful, a special route is provided for visitors to appreciate the Shanghai Expo site of 2010. In addition to the attractions along the regular route, this extra route will take you to have a glimpse on the remains of the grand event.


Cruise Ships

All cruise ships at service on Huangpu River are with high quality, great conditions and good services, although they vary in design style, passenger capacity, size, facility and feature. Most Huangpu River cruise ships have a bar, a sunny deck, a dining hall and large televisions. You can either stay in the ship to enjoy the entertainment facilities or stand on the deck to enjoy the abundant views along the river.

Huangpu River Cruise Ship Huangpu River Cruise Ship

 Note: We are sorry that the booking service for this cruise is not available at present.

 Further Reading:
Shanghai Nightlife
Huangpu River Ferry

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