Shanghai Transportation

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    Shanghai Sightseeing Bus, Shanghai
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    Subway in Shanghai

    by meteorologist1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The subway system in Shanghai is fairly convenient. The subway cars are all pretty new and air conditioned. There are currently 5 lines (as of summer 2006) and new ones are being built. The station at People's Square is the busiest. The subways are pretty crowded during rush hour, so stay alert to avoid being pickpocketed. Due to the extremely crowded conditions, some of the busy stations have glass screens installed on the platforms for safety (see picture). Although subway transfers are free (like in other cities), I suggest transfering as little as possible between lines, because you will have to walk through a lot of tunnels and climb up and down for the transfer -- the platforms for different lines are built unusually far apart at a station. The fare depends on the distance travelled and ranges anywhere from 3 to 8 yuan. The tickets can be bought at a ticket window or from a ticket vending machine. You scan the ticket card on the touchpad upon entering, and it is collected by the turnstile upon exiting.

    subway station in Shanghai
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    Transrapid - Maglev

    by nepalgoods Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The fastes way to get from the Airport Pudong to the city is to go by TRansrapid or as they say in Shanghai: Maglev. This is actually a demonstration Line - from Pudong International Airport to Longyang Road Metro Station - the 30-kilometer trip will take only eight minutes.

    It is the world's first commercial magnetic levitation line.From March 29 2004, It was put into use formally and operates everyday from 8:30am to 17:30pm. The operation interval is 20 minutes. For a few minutes it drives with a speed of 430km/h!!!! Really exciting!

    The round trip ticket cost 80 yuan and the one way ticket cost 50 yuan. Passengers with current day flight ticket can buy a one way ticket of Maglev Train at 20% discount.

    From the Longyang Metro Station it is easy to change into the metro, which goes to Nanjing Lu and Renmin Park

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    Taxis

    by Callavetta Written Feb 27, 2011

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    Taxis are easy to take and relatively inexpensive. So far, I have not experienced a taxi driver trying to cheat me by making a trip either too long or not turning on the meter. The only annoying thing about taxis in Shanghai is the incessent horn honking. But that seems to be a cultural thing. Zoom up to a red light, stop behind 6 other stopped cars and LAY ON THE HORN! Why? Where can they go? Where will we go? The light is RED!

    One important tip for dealing with Chinese taxi cabs; always bring one of the hotel's business cards, preferably with the name and address on the hotel in Chinese as well as English. You would think that all taxi drivers in Shanghai can understand "Grand Hyatt", right? Nope! Most taxi drivers in Shanghai do not understand any English so be prepared. Have your hotel write down your destination in Mandarin before you leave.

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    Shanghai Maglav Train

    by Burtty Written Jan 21, 2011

    Shanghai Maglav Train offers the rapid and the fantastic transportation between the Pudong airport as it is the one of the rarely operated train system with the magnetic technology. As the new connection of the Metro line two to the Pudong airport, Shanghai Maglav Train might not be the best option of the public transportation to the downtown now.

    The train is approaching to the station The train is operated at 300km/h upon my riding The outlook of Shanghai Maglav Train
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    Chinese Translation - a must!

    by purplefeet Written Nov 7, 2010

    make sure you have a print out (larger font better) of your hostel's name and address written in Chinese characters. you can email your hostel for this if it's not provided in their booking confirmation. going around, ask the hostel staff to write your itinerary in Chinese character as well to avoid confusion.

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    Tuk-Tuk

    by rabbit06 Updated Oct 16, 2010

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    The tuk-tuk is a very cheap form of travel and more often found out in the suburbs. We used these most day's and i think they all knew about the chunky westerner who would make these small motorbike's work for their money..lol
    But for 5rmb per trip that's great value!

    let's go! any room for Rabbit..??? from onboard! how modern is this one ?? everywhere.....lol!
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    Drive yourself?

    by rabbit06 Updated Oct 15, 2010

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    Good luck if your up to driving in and around Shanghai, try to avoid peak times and become oblivious of all other drivers as they do! Apart from that you do get used to the style of driving and the roading system tries to accomadate the traffic including four under the Huangpu River tunnels dividing Puxi and Pudong along with many bridges.

    one of the tunnels what a bridge! they don't build them small.....!!
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    Taxis In Shanghai

    by Zadig Written Oct 5, 2010

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    Catching a cab in Shanghai's not difficult, just get to the side of the road and start waving your arm. If you have more than four people you'll probably be out of luck. I'm not sure if there's a law prohibiting taking more than four people but we had a hell of a time trying to get a cab to take all five of us. One cab driver did it then looked very unhappy after he counted five as we got out.
    Anyway, if you speak Chinese be sure to tell them what part of town you're going to along with the address, that helped a lot. If you don't speak Chinese, be sure that you have your destination marked on the map and be sure you can pronounce the street it's on.
    Cab fares from the south side of Pudong to somewhere in the Huang Pu district cost about 40 RMB, from the south side of Pudong to the Airport (Pudong) will be about 130 RMB. For the most part it's pretty cheap to get around Shanghai by taxi.
    Be aware that they don't seem to obey any traffic rules at all so if you're not in an adventurous mood you may want to sit in the back and close your eyes. If you are in the right mood and have had a couple drinks siting in the front can be pretty exciting. Despite the crazy driving I still felt pretty safe, just remember, they're not trying to kill themselves.

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    Easy travel & go for it!

    by rabbit06 Updated Oct 2, 2010

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    Every two minutes the train arrives, so do not worry about waiting too long, the underground subway/metro is the way to travel, we would get the train at Song Hong Rd nearly the last stop on number two line before Hongqiao International Airport and get to places such as People's Square or Nanjing Rd, Jing'an Temple (one of Rabbit's favourites!) probably the best line to commute on. Get yourself a transport card which you can top up everywhere and use this for train, boat, cab, bus or what ever to get around.....a great transport system........way to go!!!!!

    oops another train Shirley. Travel made easy, it is the blue card. Shirley and her freind out for dinner!! Songhong Rd Station outside Lotus Mall look out!
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    Maglev

    by rabbit06 Updated Oct 2, 2010

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    Well this time Rabbit just had to ride on this famous train after everyone's postings (thanks Shirley) even though we could have taken the #2 metro from Pudong Airport to Song Hong Rd but was able to transfer to the #2 metro at the Longyang Rd Station where the Maglev takes about 10 minutes from Pudong Airport and don't forget to show your airline ticket for a reduced price.

    From Pudong Airport. Enjoy.....! This time of the morning only 300km...bugga! The view! At Longyang Rd Station
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    High Speed Train

    by AVSENT Updated Sep 23, 2010

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    I took this train coming and going from the airport and downtown Shanghai. It is the fastest way to travel to the Shanghai city area from the airprot. From the Maglev station you can find a taxi out front and travel the rest of the way to downtown or jump on the Metro. Since, I had luggage I took a taxi from my hotel and got on the Maglev the rest of the way to Pudong Airport PVG on my outbound trip. This saved me about a half an hour and a few dollars.

    Ticket Booth in the Airport
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    All Day Metro Pass

    by AVSENT Written Sep 18, 2010

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    The all day metro pass is a bargain. For 18 RMB (2.67 USD) you can travel unlimited for one day. I used this each day to get around Shanghai and to the EXPO. When you combine this with a bus or taxi travel becomes quite cheap.

    On the Metro
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    From Shanghai to Zhouzhuang

    by trackingo Written Aug 8, 2010

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    You have information for a organized trip there:

    http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/China/Jiangsu_Sheng/Zhouzhuang-979626/Transportation-Zhouzhuang-BR-1.html

    There are direct buses to Zhouzhuang from Shanghai. You can catch the public bus to Zhouzhuang at Shanghai Indoor Stadium (200 RMB roundtrip including the 120 RMB entry fee). Eight buses depart daily between 7:30 a.m. and midnight and there are two buses that also depart from Hongkou Football Stadium one at 8:00 a.m. and the other at 9:00 a.m. (240 RMB including the entry fee).

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    Maglev - Pudong - Longyang Road

    by matjung Written Jun 12, 2010

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    If you want to travel from Pudong Airport to Longyang Road, you can choose between a low speed metro - line 2 - and a high speed maglev train.

    Advertised with speeds of up to 400 kmh.
    At my trip it travelled only 300kmh.
    And as the distance between the Airport and this location is not really that far,
    waiting for the next train may take as long as the ride itself.
    I consider the maglev train as the first tourist attraction for 1st time visitors.
    Next time you might prefer to go straight by taxi from the airport to your hotel.

    The single fair on day of arrival for 40 Yuan.
    The train was more than half empty.
    There is plenty of storage space for luggage.

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    The Shanghai Metro

    by MikeySoft Updated Jun 8, 2010

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    The Metro is a good and easy way to get around the city.

    I've update the Website link to a newer better one where you can get a interactive map which gives the the best rount and total time. You can also download PDF files in English and Chinese. Download both so you can show the Chinese one to locals.

    The image of the online maps are better then the photo in this tip, especially if you download the PDF files. They also have addition upto date information.
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    The below web site has what the Shanghai Metro will look like in 2012. Today only lines 1 through 6 and 8, 9, 10 and a few others are running.
    Metro in 2012 Only in Chinese:
    http://home.wangjianshuo.com/archives/20070321_future_shanghai_metro_and_maglev_map.htm

    Please rate this and my other tips when you find them interesting, useful, or like the photos.

    Shanghai Metro
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