Huangpu River Cruise

To experience the best way to enjoy the scenery along Huangpu River, a cruise has to be the top choice. A Huangpu River cruise has now become a must-have activity when visiting Shanghai. If you have time to join a Huangpu River night cruise, you can enjoy the most extraordinary night view. On board the ship, a choice of Chinese food, western cuisine and a buffet is available. You can enjoy a delicious meal while admiring the scenery. This way of travel not only appeals to visitors but also the local people who sometimes choose a river cruise for relaxation.
Huangpu River Cruise, Shanghai
Huangpu River Cruise, Shanghai
Night Piece on Huangpu River
Charming Night View

Two Cruise Routes

At present, travelers have a choice of two routes that sail along the Huangpu river. There is the regular route and the route of the 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 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 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 times and book tickets in advance on the websites of different cruise companies.

Huanghu River Cruise Price and Duration

Route Duration (min) Price (CNY/person)
Regular Meal Excluded Meal Included Meal Excluded Meal Excluded
50 90 120 128-188
Shanghai Expo 90 128-188


Embarking Notes

1. Children under 1.3 m (4.3 ft) travel free
2. The Shanghai Expo route tickets are unavailable on site, so you need to book them in advance.
3. The timetable information is for reference only. Please check locally for confirmation.
4. Please arrive at the wharf at least 10 minutes prior to the ships’ departure time.

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

Scenery along the River

Taking a Huangpu River Cruise along 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 Tower and Jin Mao Tower, the modern skyscraper SWFC, etc. The night view with all the illuminations is truly amazing.

In order to make the river cruise even more attractive and colorful, a special route is provided so that visitors can appreciate the Shanghai Expo site of 2010. In addition to the attractions along the regular route, this special route will enable you to have a glimpse of the remaining features of the grand event.


Cruise Ships

All the cruise ships on Huangpu River are of high quality, providing great conditions and good services. However, they do vary in design, size, passenger capacity, facilities and features. Most Huangpu River cruise ships have a bar, a sun deck, a restaurant and large screen TV. You can either stay in the ship to enjoy the entertainment facilities or go out on deck to savor 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

- Last modified on Sep. 03, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Huangpu River Cruise
Asked by Akib from BANGLADESH | Aug. 22, 2019 19:11Reply
Huangpu River Cruise Tickets are available on date?
Answers (1)
Answered by Olivia from USA | Aug. 28, 2019 23:30

Yes, generally speaking, there will have enough tickets when you arriving there. Don't worry. Just purchase them when you arriving there.
Asked by Stephen Chittick from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 05, 2019 01:58Reply
Specific boat of Huangpu River Cruise
I've noticed that there a number of different styles of boat that do the cruise, how do we get tickets for a specific boat? Do they have the details at the booking office?
Answers (1)
Answered by Alyssa from GERMANY | Jul. 08, 2019 01:56

Yes, you can get the detailed information at the booking office. And you can purchase the specific boat. Don't worry.
Asked by may joy from PHILIPPINES | Jun. 02, 2019 01:01Reply
Can we still buy tickets for Huangpu River Cruise at 5PM?Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Arie from DENMARK | Jun. 03, 2019 23:01

Yes, you can still purchase the tickets at that time. Have fun!
Asked by Philip Leung from UNITED STATES | May. 30, 2019 09:36Reply
Where do I buy the ticket for the regular Huangpu River Cruise? Where to embark?
Can you describe the difference between the meal and no meal cruise? Is it on the same ship? What is in the meal? Lunch or dinner?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ivey from FINLAND | Jun. 03, 2019 23:04

You can puchase the tickets at No.341 or 479, East Zhongshan 1st Road. The boarding site is Shiliupu Wharf, which is located at No.481, East Zhongshan 2nd Road.

As I know, the meal and no meal cruises are different ships. It has lunch and dinner. You can choose one.
Asked by Mariah from USA | May. 21, 2019 04:51Reply
How far in advance should you purchase tickets of Huangpu River?
Hi! Do they sell out? How far in advance should one purchase tickets? Thanks!
Answers (1)
Answered by Leo from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 21, 2019 23:22

Well, in general, there will have enough tickets. Don't worry. Just buy the tickets when you arriving there. Have fun!
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