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Shanghai is the largest and most prosperous city in China, and it is even a fast and modern metropolis in the whole world. Located in the joint region of Yangtze River and the eastern coastline, Shanghai enjoys convenient land as well as water transportations. The transportation network in Shanghai consists of two international airports, two railway stations and several long distance bus stations and passenger terminals, which connects Shanghai with many cities in and out of China.

Getting to Shanghai by Air

There are two airports in Shanghai. Shanghai Pudong International Airport has more international flights while Shanghai Hongqiao Airport has more domestic flights. Before your arrival and departure of Shanghai, please make sure to go to the right airport.

Getting to Shanghai by Train

Shanghai Railway Station is an important transportation hub in China. As the most prosperous station in this city, there are more than 70 pairs of trains departing from or arriving at this station everyday. Thus the station connects Shanghai with almost every city in China, such as Qingdao, Beijing, and Chengdu etc.

The New Hongqiao Train Station is the terminal for bullet trains departing for most cities in China.

Getting around Shanghai Long Distance Bus

As a key metropolis in China, Shanghai has a well-developed highway network radiating to every direction of this nation. The North China and the South China are closely connected by highways to and from Shanghai City. There are lots of long distance passenger stations in Shanghai and most of them have regular destinations. Besides, some stations also offer regular tourist buses to scenic spots in other cities, such as Mount Huangshan and Mount Jiuhua. Visitors can buy tickets from the ticket halls in stations or book tickets on telephone. Usually, the stations begin to sell tickets three days in advance.

Getting around Shanghai by Subway

The Shanghai Metro rapid-transit system and elevated light rail has eight lines (numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9) at present and extends to every core urban district as well as neighbouring suburban districts such as Songjiang and Minhang. According to the development schedule of the municipal government, by the year 2010, another 4 lines (numbers 7, 10, 11 and 12) will be built. It is one of the fastest-growing systems in the world - the first line opened in just 1995.

Getting around Shanghai by Taxi

The taxis in Shanghai are dominated by Santana series; of course, there are some other kinds of cars like Passat series. They share the same price; however, if you have special requirement for taxis, please book in advance.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 June 2013 10:19