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Shanghai serves as an important air, rail, road and water transport
hub in eastern China. The frequent flights, trains and buses make
one's travel a breeze. The urban transportation is also quite
satisfactory. Despite the traffic jam that do happen occasionally,
the convenient taxis, buses, metro trains etc. can take you to any
corner of the city.
Shanghai has two international airports something no other city in
China can boast. Pudong International Airport handles 60% of
flights, while the remaining 40% use Hongqiao International Airport.
As one of the main Chinese airline hubs, the city has opened
connections with nearly two hundred cities, half domestic ones and
half international and regional ones. Direct flights provide the
city with connections to dozens of international air terminals such
as Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Fukuoka, Osaka,
Tokyo, Bangkok, Brussels, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, London, Moscow,
Rome as well as regional links with Hong Kong and Macau. Domestic
flights link the city with Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xi'an,
Xiamen, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shenyang and others.
This city is the gathering point of many major high speed rail
lines; therefore it has convenient train services for tourists to
many destinations throughout China, including trains of Beijing,
Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Suzhou, Chengdu, Xi'an, Guilin,
Huangshan, and Shenzhen.
It has four main railway stations: Shanghai Railway Station, South
Railway Station, West Railway Station and Hongqiao Railway Station.
Passengers can purchase tickets for trains departing from the
mentioned railway stations from any railway station in the country.
Remember to bring your valid certificate such as passport, as
real-name ticket policy is strictly implemented.
Shanghai Train Ticket Offices
Tip: It is better to book the tickets in advance, especially during
the peak travel time, such as May Day, National Day, and Chinese New
Year. Because there is a great possibility that they will be sold
out in minutes once available.
Shanghai Metro is a speedy, safe, comfortable and convenient means
of transportation for traveling around the city. The main
attractions, transportation hubs and commercial areas such as the
Bund, Nanjing Road, Huaihai Road, People's Square, Shanghai Railway
Station and Xujiahui can be reached by several metro lines.
At present, there are 16 Shanghai subway lines in operation,
totaling 705 kilometers (438 miles). The right is a metro map
(English-Chinese version) for your reference, including the present
16 lines and several sections under construction or still being
programmed. Please click the map to enlarge it. Also you can see the
English Version and the Chinese Version, or go for more Metro Maps.
Shanghai Maglev Train (SMT)
Shanghai maglev train is suggested if you are just arriving at
Pudong International Airport of the city. You will be impressed by
the amazingly fast speed of the train and have an exciting first
experience in the city.
Build with the technological help from Germany, SMT has been
operated since the end of 2002. It is the world's first and only
commercialized maglev train line in operation. It runs from Pudong
International Airport to Longyang Rd. Station located at the
intersection of Longyang Road and Baiyang Road in Pudong New Area.
Open Date: Dec. 31st, 2002
Total Length: 30 kilometers (19 miles)
Highest Speed: 430km/h (267 mi/h)
Duration per Single Journey: 8 minutes
Frequency: 15-20 minutes
Route: Longyang Rd. – Pudong International Airport (PVG)
More than 10 Shanghai bus companies operate 1,400+ city bus lines in
downtown and suburbs, offering convenient alternatives to metro.
These lines can be identified either by numbers or Chinese
characters representing the terminals. Shanghai bus stops of most
downtown lines are announced by automatic reporter in Mandarin,
Shanghai dialect and English, while a small part are announced in
Mandarin and Shanghai dialect only.
More than 50,000 taxis are serving in Shanghai. They are operated by
over 100 taxi companies and are in different colors: cabs of Dazhong
Company are identified by the color of sky blue; Qiangsheng by
orange and green; Jinjiang by white and Haibo by dark blue. Lanse
Lianmeng and Falanhong Taxi Companies are also reputable and they
are respectively in red and blue.
The Huangpu River running through Shanghai, divides the city into
two parts - Pudong New District (east of the river) and Puxi Area
(west of the river). The three islands of Chongming, Changxing, and
Hengsha under the jurisdiction of Shanghai are separated from the
main by the Yangtze River. As a result, ferries play a very
important role in the city's transportation.
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