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Getting Around in Shanghai

By Air By Maglev Train By Bus By Taxi By Metro

By Air
Shanghai airportShanghai boasts 2 international airport, which are situated in the old town and new town respectively. Hongqiao International Airport is the perfect choice for travellers who plan to stay in the old town and appreciate the classic Shanghai cityscape. On the other hand, Pudong International Airport is the best choice for those wishing to tour around Pudong New Area, which is right opposite to the old town across Huangpu River.

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By Maglev Train
Shanghai maglev trainShanghai maglev train is the first commercially operated of its kind in the world. In addition, the maglev train can't be experienced elsewhere in China. Shutting between Pudong Airport and Longyang Road (a 30-kilometer-long section of Shanghai Metro Line 2), it meets the needs of the on-the-go businesspeople and family especially.

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By Bus
The bus system in Shanghai is probably the cheapest and most convenient way to get around the city. The bus lines in the downtown area, crisscross Shanghai like a spider web, but don't expect to get anywhere in a hurry by buses in Shanghai. Shanghai busSome buses have conductors but others only have money boxes in the front of the bus with no change given. For visitors on a brief tour of the city, there is a sightseeing Bus Center located under the No. 5 Staircase at Gate 12 of the Shanghai Stadium. The sightseeing bus lines run to many sites located on the outskirts of the city. Shanghai also has new air-conditioned buses, special line buses, medium buses and double deck buses which have different rates depending on the type of bus. An average bus costs 1RMB, while an air conditioned bus costs 2 RMB.
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By Taxi
Shanghai taxiShanghai has taxis roaming the city and they are available 24 hours a day. Visitors can take a taxi from virtually anywhere, and it is the most common means of transportation to get around Shanghai. Taxi is the speediest form of transportation in the city, except during rush hour. Rush hour in Shanghai is from about 7:30 to 9:00AM, and then again in the evening from about 4:45-6:30PM. During 5:00 AM---11:00PM, the flag-down fare is 14 RMB and the distance should cover at least 3 km. The cost is 14 RMB and 2.4 RMB per km (from 3 km to 10 km). When it goes beyond 10 km, the cost is 3.6 RMB per km after that.

Travel Tips: All visitors to Shanghai are recommended to take one of your hotel's business cards. You will have directions back to the hotel. If you get lost, you just need to hand it to the taxi driver and you can get back without a problem.
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By Metro
Shanghai subwayThere are 11 metro lines which have connections all over the city of Shanghai, and have stops at or nearby all of the main attractions and commercial areas. Except during rush hour, the subway is the fastest and most comfortable way for visitors to get around Shanghai. The subway trains are very clean, and their stations and exits are clearly labeled in English and Chinese. The base fare is 3 RMB.

Travel Tips: For visitors who plan to stay in Shanghai for a long period of time, it would be wise to buy a rechargeable Shanghai Public Transportation Card which could be used to pay for subway, bus, ferry, and taxi rides. The card can be purchased in the Shanghai's subway stations.

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