Shanghai Transportation

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    Pudong International Airport

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 18, 2014

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    the new airport of Shanghai is located at the former Farmland of the Pudong District and it was built in 1999 as the main International Gateway to Shanghai (Hongquiao International Airport is the main domestic gateway to Shanghai). It is located about 30 kilometers from downtown Shanghai and 40 kilometers away from Hongquio International Airport. It has 70 boarding bridges along with 218 parking positions and three main runways. It has airlines flying in and out of providing service to 62 domestic cities and 73 international destinations. It has two Terminals, Terminal one is where most of the domestic airlines and some International Airlines like KLM, China Airlines and Japan Airlines dock and Terminal 2 serves the Rest of the International Airlines and Cargos.

    Pudong International Airport has many duty free shops, coffee and tea houses, restaurants and transient inns in the complex and the famous transport to and from the airport is the popular MAGLEV Train of which a ride only takes 8 minutes (for 30 kilometers) to Downtown Shanghai at 50 RMB per person one way (RMB 80 Roundtrip), unfortunately we did not use it as we were on a private tour service and rode a private van. Other ground transport options to and from the airport to Shanghai is the Subway Line 2 from Pudong Airport to Shanghai (RMB 9 per person) or via Taxi at 150 RMB per ride one way.

    address: S1 Yingbin Expy, Pudong, Shanghai, China

    inside huge the complex waiting for flight at departue area
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    Hongqiao International Airport

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 18, 2014

    the old airport of Shanghai and the flights here are mostly domestic but with some International Ones as well, all from the east asian region of Macau; Gimpo, Korea, Tokyo Japan; Taipei Taiwan; Hong Kong. The rest of the international flights are at Pudong International Airport. The Airport has two terminal, of which Terminal 1 is where all of the International Flights are located and some domestic flights, Terminal 2 is where all the domestic flights are located. It has a duty free section, various eateries and shops and about 13 kilometers (about 8 miles) from downtown area and about 60 kilometers (about 37 miles) from Pudong International Airport. There are free shuttle buses running between terminals. They run every a few minutes and it takes 15 minutes between T1 and T2. It is the Main Hub of China Eastern Airlines.

    Transport to and from the Airport include: Subway Line 2 and Line 10 connect the two terminals of Hongqiao Airport to the city center and further to Pudong Airport. Passengers can use these two subway lines to Hongqiao Railway Station, Yuyuan Garden, Jing'an Temple, People's Square, Nanjing East Road, Lujiazui, Longyang Road and Pudong International Airport directly from Hongqiao Airport. Subway station is in basement of the terminal building. Public Taxis cost about RMB 60 one way to hotels in downtown shanghai.

    address: 2550, Changning, Shanghai, China

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    Huangpu River Boats

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 18, 2014

    nice way just to see the sights around shanghai and pudong. The Shilufu Huangpu River Cruise Pier along Zhongshan Road in the Bund has various ticketing posts for the many Huangpu River Cruise Companies that offer various River Cruise Packages from the 1 hour cruise to the half day cruise to and around various areas of Shanghai and Beyond. You can take a pick on the kind of River Cruise Ships you want. An Average Huangpu 1 hour river cruise is about 50 RMB per person and you can order drinks, beer and food and even a full meal at the river boats as they are large and are multi level.

    Shilifu Huangpu River Cruise Terminal is open from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday

    the ride my friend w/ the tour guide boat cruise wow!
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    Huangpu River Cruise Terminal (Shiliupu Wharf )

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 17, 2014

    the main docking area for huangpu river boats who do day and night Huangpu River Cruises. It is located along the Huangpu River Cruise Terminal along the Bund where there are many Huangpu River Cruise companies having offices and ticket stands where you can buy the various Huangpu River Cruise Packages from the 1 hour to the 3 hour cruise. the Cruise Terminal is located along Zhongshan Road (bund) at the Shiliupu Wharf Wai Ma Lu 19, 1 block east of Zhongshan Nan Lu 171.

    the wharf is open from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday and besides the various ticket booths of the various tour companies, there are restaurants, souvenir shops, food stalls galore.

    the terminal line to the station boats inside the boat
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    Huangpu Underground Tunnel

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 17, 2014

    connects the Bund Area of Shanghai to the Pudong Area underground via a tunnel in the Huangpu River. The Tunnel and the automated tram ride to and from Bund to Pudong was built in 2000 and since then is a nice way to go to Pudong from the Bund. the automated tram travels to and from and ends near the Oriental TV Tower in Pudong and is open from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday. the automated tram is available every 10 minutes duration and the ride is about 3 1/2 minutes each side where you are entertained by an digitized voice and some dazzling lights at the tunnel.

    Price for a one way automated tram ticket is 45 RMB per person

    address: 300 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu, Huangpu district, Shanghai

    the tram inside going to the tunnel the tunnel blocked
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    Nanjing Road Trolley Bus

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 17, 2014

    the cite mini trolleys in Nanjing Road, which is the most famous Shopping Area of Shanghai, The Nanjing Road Trolleys ply the 5.5 kilometer Nanjing Road everyday from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday and the various Trolley buses charge about 5 RMB per person for you to ride in one, whatever the distance travelled. The trolley have different designs and are owned by different companies.

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    Shanghai Public Buses

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 17, 2014

    the public Buses of shanghai, a cheap way to go around and if you plan to do a backpacking tour around shanghai, this is the cheapest means of transport besides the Shanghai Subway. there are some 1,100 lines covering the length and breadth of the city. Shanghai Railway Station, People's Square, Xujiahui, Zhongshan Park Wujiaochang, Shanghai Indoor Stadium and Dongchang Road serve as the main bus transfer stations in downtown. There are 9 different categoris of public buses like DowntoBridge Line X, Tunnel Line Xwn Regular Lines, Rush Hour Lines, Night Lines, Pudong New District Special Lines, etc. None airconditiones Buses Charge RMB 1 for journeys less than 13 kilometers (air conditioned buses at 2 RMB per person). Have some loose change as some public buses have no conductors and only have a payment slot at the bus entrance for coins.

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    Private Tour

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 17, 2014

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    more expensive than group tours but more flexible and informative and it is my and my friends prefernce when travelling around. If you have your own van for convenience instead of a big bus of big group of tourists. You can do this kind of tour if you want the convenience of extra time to spend on each destination around Shanghai, like more time walking the bund or at Pudong and less time at Yu Yuan Gardens and this set up is ideal fro groups of 8 persons or less and if your a big spender, why not do a personalized tour of Shanghai with your friends.

    Private tour vans are generally more expensive by 80 to 150 RMB per person than a big bus group tour.

    the van me my friend
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    Tour Buses

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 17, 2014

    there are various tour buses in Shanghai that the many tour companies operate for big bus tours for tour groups and Shanghai Even has a local Hop On Hop Off Buses too.

    there are lots of tour buses and tour companies in Shanghai. they are for hire or Hop On Hop Off variety or Package Tours. If you are on a budget or you want to spend more time on the various tourist sites in and around the Shanghai area, your best bet wil be the Hop On Hop Off Bus that offers unlimited rides from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and they offer 2 day passes as well since the Shanghai Hop-on Hop-off City Tour is based on the increasingly popular bus tour concept now found in major cities worldwide, with buses running every 15 or 30 minutes from most of the key points of interest around the city. They operate a circular route taking in some 48 attractions. you can have free brochures of the bus tours and hop on bus tours at hotel and malls.

    a two day pass will cost 220 RMB per person and a one day pass at 110 RMB per person

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    China Eastern Airlines

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 10, 2014

    one of China's International Airlines and is a rival to China Southern Airlines and the State Carrier China Airlines.It also owns the Shanghai Airlines and it's main hub is at the two Shanghai International Airports (Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport) and it has daily flights to international destinations mainly in Asia, North America, Australia and parts of Africa like Johannesburg and Parts of Europe like London and Rome. It has a total of 380 various kinds of Aircraft both for domestic and International Routes and has 4 daily flights to and from Beijing to Shanghai and also 4 daily flights to and from Hong Kong. It is a member of the Skyteam Alliance so you can earn miles here if you have an airmiles card of a Skyteam Alliance Partner.

    Shanghai Office:

    No. 258, Wei Hai Road, Shanghai City

    phone: +86 21 95530
    fax: +86 21 64878770

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    Dragon Air

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 10, 2014

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    a subsidiary of Cathay Pacific Serving regional destinations in East and South East Asia.

    Subsidiary of the Cathay Pacific Airways but is mainly a regional East Asian and South East Asian Carrier.

    Dragon is a Regional Asian Budget Carrier and is a subsidiary of Cathay Pacific (since 2006, when it was bought by Cathay Pacific). It competes with Low Cost Carriers like Air Asia, Tiger Airways for regional supremacy (Budget carrier means having some frills like airline meals, check in luggage allowance and business class, albeit much cheaper fares than legacy airlines). It's Main Hub is at the Chep Lap Kok International Airport and it has a fleet of 41 planes (consisting wholly of Airbus Planes like A320s, A321s and A330s) and it flies to 47 destinations in 13 countries and territories across South East Asia and East Asia and Nepal in South Asia.

    It is also a member of OneWorld Alliance and you can accumulate MR's via Marco Polo Rewards Club of it's owner, Cathay Pacific.

    It's Hub is in Hong Kong and Shanghai is one of the Main Destinations to China where it has 4 daily flights to and from Hong Kong.

    Shanghai Office:

    Cathay Pacific / Dragonair (Hongqiao):
    Dragonair Hongqiao International Airport Office

    Town Office
    Room 1605-1608, 1788 Nanjing Xi Road, Shanghai, China
    Office Hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1700

    Phone: 400-888-6628
    Mon-Sun: 0700 - 2300

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    Better than expected

    by solopes Updated Feb 23, 2014

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    I didn't use public transportation in Shanghai, and only used the bus in a couple of short trips, but found the traffic much more organized and fluent than expected.

    Lots of people, of course, but not the mess seen in the films; some narrow streets, yes, but also many large avenues, where the traffic seems to flow in an intense but efficient sequence.

    Incorrect idea, born from a quick observation? Maybe! But my general idea about Shanghai's traffic was very positive.

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    Shanghai Metro

    by cheezecake_deli Updated Jan 26, 2014

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    The Shanghai Metro is a cheap way to get around the city. Trains and stations are clean and air-conditioned, though can be very crowded at peak times. Beware that some of the stations are humungous, and changing between lines may involve a lot of walking. Fares cost between RMB3 and RMB6 depending on distance. The stored value card is a convenient way to pay your fares - it can also be used on buses and taxis as well, and requires a deposit of RMB30, refundable when the card is returned.

    Explore Shanghai (http://www.exploreshanghai.com/metro/) provides a user-friendly interactive map of Shanghai Metro in English and Chinese. The Metro's own website (http://www.shmetro.com/EnglishPage/EnglishPage.jsp) isn't too bad either.

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    Shanghai Railway Station

    by cal6060 Updated Jun 17, 2012

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    This is one of the four railway stations in Shanghai. It has been renovated and the station looks new and modern. It is well connected to the Shanghai metro line 1, 3, and 4 (Shanghai Railway Station). I prefer this railway station than other railway stations in shanghai as being closer to the City. I took a taxi from the North Bund, and cost me Y25. The luggage storage service in Shanghai Railway station is expensive comparing to other Railway Station in China. I left my backpack and cost me Y20.

    Easy to get train ticket to Hangzhou, Nanjing, and Suzhou. The overnight speed rails to Beijing leave here everyday.

    In Chinese: 上海站, shang hai zhan

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    Shanghai Sightseeing Bus

    by cal6060 Updated Jun 17, 2012

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    Shanghai Sightseeing Bus is a red color double-decked bus that stops at major tourist locations in Shanghai both Puxi and Pudong area. They come with a free audio guide in 8 different languages. The day pass will cost Y30 for unlimited ride and children under 1.4m ride for free accompany with an adult.

    Puxi Route: April- Oct (9:00-21:30); Nov-March (9:00-19:00)

    1) Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center (People's Avenue)
    2) Nanjing Road (west), opposite to the New World Department Store
    3) Century Square
    4) Nanjing Road (east), Exit 2 Henan Middle Road station
    5) Garden Bridge on the Bund
    6) Customs House on the Bund
    7) Huangpu River Cruise Terminal on the Bund
    8) Chenghuang Miao, or Yuyuan Garden
    9) Shanghai Ancient City Wall
    10) Former Provisional Government Site of the Republic of Korea
    11) First National Congress of the Communist Party of China
    12) Huaihai Middle Road
    13) Shanghai Museum

    Pudong Route:

    1) Shanghai Museum
    2) Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center (People's Avenue)
    3) The Oriental Pearl TV Tower
    4) The Jin Mao Tower

    You can buy ticket on board!!

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