Code: SH29

One-Day Shanghai Big Bus Tour

The Bund area
Route: People's Square - the Bund - Pudong New Area - Yu Garden & City God Temple

Take subway line 1, 2, or 8 to People's Square Station and use Exit 19. You will see the red ticket booth of Shanghai Big Bus the moment you get out of the metro station. Then, walk northwards onto the West Nanjing Road and take the Red Route to the Bund. After visiting there, transfer to Blue Route and get off at Oriental Pearl TV Tower to start your exploration of the Pudong New Area where towering skyscrapers are densely located, including the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, World Financial Center, and Jinmao Tower. It is highly suggested you reach the top of the World Financial Center to have an overlook of this area. After that, still take Blue Route back to the Bund and change to Red Route to visit Yu Garden and the nearby City God Temple.
Highlights of this one-day Shanghai big bus tour:
The Bund Stretching along the western bank of the Huangpu River, this area is nicknamed as the 'Expo' of the world's architecture, as 52 buildings there are of various styles, such as Gothic, Roman, and Baroque. It is also the best viewing point to enjoy the river landscape and the excellent skyline of Pudong New Area on the opposite bank.
World Financial Center The glass corridor on the 100th floor of the building is the highest viewing platform in the world, which is 474 meters (1,555 feet) above the ground. Walking along the corridor with numerous buildings under you feet must make you feel like wandering in the sky.
Yu Garden It is a private garden constructed during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) with elaborate pavilions, bridges, corridors, and ponds wisely distributed in it. Shaded by lush trees, the garden will reveal its beauty of quietness to backpackers.
City God Temple Snack Street If you want to feast your stomach with local Shanghai cuisines, this snack street can be the best destination for you. You will find this place full of booths and restaurants selling all kinds of authentic Shanghai snacks, such as Nanxiang steamed stuffed buns, pastries of Lubolang, veggie dishes of Songyuelou, and Ningbo dumplings.
Big Bus Ticket including Red and Blue routes CNY 100
World Financial Center (94F + 97F + 100F) CNY 180
Yu Garden CNY 40 (Apr. 1 ~ Jun. 30 & Sept. 1 ~ Nov. 30)
CNY 30 (Jul. 1 ~ Aug. 31 & Dec. 1 ~ Mar. 31)
1. There is usually a long queue at the World Financial Center waiting to take the elevator to the skywalk on the 100th floor, so it is suggested you avoid setting out this independent Shanghai big bus tour on weekends or public holidays.
2. There is a Chinese restaurant on the 93th floor of the World Financial Center, which is 416 meters (1,365 feet) above the ground. You may go there to have lunch while enjoying the full view of Pudong New Area.
3. Yu Garden stops ticketing at 16:45. Make sure you arrive there on time.
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Questions & Answers
Asked by ERIC FRANS from INDONESIA | Dec. 12, 2017 13:43Reply
What are good attraction we can find in Suzhou?
- How to get to Suzhou from Shanghai? How far is it?
Answers (1)
Answered by Wong | Dec. 15, 2017 00:27

The best way from Shanghai to Suzhou is by high speed train. There are many trains available daily and the journey takes about half an hour.

Suzhou is famous for the classic gardens. The popular sites are Humble Administrator's Garden, Suzhou Museum, Tiger Hill, Lingering Garden, Pingjiang Road and Guanqian Street for dinning and shopping. Besides, a side trip to nearby Zhouzhuang Water Town or Tongli Town is also recommended.
Asked by C. Caso from SPAIN | Mar. 26, 2017 11:24Reply
Where can I buy tickets for the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in advance?
Is it worth doing it? Do you avoid queuing if you do so?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lee | Mar. 31, 2017 03:15

There are many Chinese website selling the tickets online. You can buy tickets online in advance. Otherwise, you need to buy the tickets at the spot. Actually it is worth of visiting if you are lucky in a sunny and clear day. If you meet a cloudy or smoggy day, it is not so enjoyable.
Asked by NKGKOLKATA | Mar. 26, 2016 05:31Reply
Hotel at Shanghai owned/maintained by an Indian .
I looking for a Hotel owned/maintained by an Indian so that I can enjoy food and lodging under one roof preferably near National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) , South entrance, No.168 East Yinggang Rd. Qingpu District, Shanghai, P.R. China.

Please help.
Answers (1)
Answered by Lynn | Mar. 29, 2016 03:12

For the hotels near National Exhibition and Convention Center, you may consider G-LUXE Hongqiao Shanghai by Gloria, Howard Johnson Hongqiao Airport Hotel, Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Hotel or some comfortable 3-star chain hotels, like Home Inn, JI Hotel, Vienna International Hotel and so on.
Asked by Vishant from INDIA | Oct. 30, 2014 08:17Reply
I am there in shanghai for this weekend.. Can any one guide me for one day tour for shanghai?
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Answered by Dave | Oct. 30, 2014 20:58

You can join the one-day itineraries of
They are the leading online operator in that area.
Asked by David G | Sep. 06, 2013 05:51Reply
In Shanghai next week for just 7 days, can you give me the Top 10 things to see & do there.
I'll be in the Hongkou District, Shanghai.
Thanks in advance
Answers (1)
Answered by Dorothy | Sep. 08, 2013 20:32

Three days are enough for you to visit the highlights, including the Bund, Huangpu River, Nanjing Road, Yuyuan Garden, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Musuem and so on. Since you have 7 days, you can extend your visit to other places around, such as Suzhou, Hangzhou or the famous water towns neaby.
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