How to Get to Shanghai & Get around Shanghai 2021
Being the biggest city in China, Shanghai shows the world amazing Chinese economic achievements and perfect blend of the West and East under the title of “Oriental Paris”. In this Magic City, you can check famous landmarks to deeply feel the city vitality and various cultures, such as witness breathtaking skyscrapers in Lujiazui, walk along the Bund to appreciate outstanding western-style architectures, spend leisure time in Tianzifang, Xintiandi to view local residential houses, lifestyle with modern arts, etc. Whether you take Shanghai as gateway city for a China tour or a transfer center to nearby Suzhou, Hangzhou, Huangshan Mountain, or the last stop before backing home, here has the most useful & detailed Shanghai transportation guide for you to better plan a China Shanghai Tour 2021/2022.
Where is Shanghai located in China?
Shanghai lies at the mouth of the Yangtze River, China’s east coast, bordering Jiangsu Province to the north and west and Zhejiang Province to the south, facing East China Sea on the east and Hangzhou Bay in the south. Shanghai is located about 100 km (0.5 hour’s high speed bullet train trip) from Suzhou, 175 km (1 hour’s high speed bullet train journey) from Hangzhou and around 420 km (2.5 ~ 3 hours’ high speed bullet train trip) from Huangshan Mountain, and nearly 1,200 km from Beijing and 1,400 km from Xian. With an excellent transportation network of flight, train and cruise, travelers can conveniently get to Shanghai and travel to nearby destinations, and use urban traffic to get around.
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Take Flight to Shanghai
Most recommended for international arrival and long-distance travel in China.
Shanghai is one of the biggest and most popular international air hubs to China. At present, Shanghai has two airports (both are international airports) serving tourists to/off Shanghai, namely, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) and Pudong International Airport (PVG). Both airports handle frequent airlines with hundreds of destinations at home and abroad. Pudong Airport far away from downtown area provides special Maglev Train and more international flights with over 130 international (regional) destinations, like Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Bangkok, Dubai, New Delhi, Sydney, Paris, Frankfurt, London, Moscow and so on. Shanghai Hongqiao Airport next to Hongqiao Railway Station operates lots of domestic flights to major cities in China, such as Beijing, Xian, Guangzhou, Changsha, Chengdu, Guilin, Kunming, Lijiang, Lhasa, Luoyang, Lanzhou, Urumqi, etc.
Tips: Shanghai has implemented 144 Hour Visa-Free Transit for qualified air and cruise visitors. Read more about the requirements, application guide and popular layover tours in Shanghai Visa Free!
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA)
Address: No.2250, Hongqiao Road, Changning District, Shanghai 上海市长宁区虹桥路2550号
Transportation: about 20 km, 40 minutes’ drive from the city center; about 20 km, 30 minutes’ drive from the Bund, Yu Garden; around 22 km, 35 minutes’ drive from Shanghai World Financial Center; nearly 43 km from Shanghai Disney Resort; about 60 km, 1 hour’s drive from Pudong Airport.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)
Address: No.6000, Yingbin Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 上海市浦东新区迎宾大道6000号
Transportation: about 45 km, 1 hour’s drive from downtown; about 45 km, 50 minutes’ drive from the Bund, Yu Garden; around 42 km, 50 minutes’ drive from Shanghai World Financial Center; about 22 km, 30 minutes’ drive from Shanghai Disney Resort.
Most Popular Shanghai City Tours:
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Take Train to Shanghai
Best fits for short-distance travel from/to Shanghai.
Making a train travel, especially a high speed bullet train travel has become increasingly popular in China nowadays. Shanghai is well-linked with other parts of China by railway, including the Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway, Shanghai-Wuhan-Chengdu High Speed Railway, Shanghai-Kunming High Speed Railway, etc. Each day, there are more than 800 trains (high speed bullet trains & normal trains) running between Shanghai and Suzhou, Hangzhou, Beijing, Xian, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Xiamen and other Chinese cities. Also, there is one high speed bullet train departing from Hong Kong to Shanghai daily. If you like a train trip and the duration is within half a day, it’s a good option to get to Shanghai by train, which will offer you efficiency, comfort and convenience and gorgeous scenery outside the window.
Shanghai Train Stations
Shanghai has 4 train stations. Among all, the following two are frequently used, and Shanghai Hongqiao serves most of high speed bullet trains to/off Shanghai, such as to Beijing, Xian, Suzhou, Hangzhou... while Shanghai Railway Station runs normal trains (to Lhasa, Xining, Hohhot, Urumqi...) and a few high speed bullet trains.
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Address: No.1500, Shengui Road, Minhang District, Shanghai 上海市闵行区申贵路1500号
Transportation: about 21 km to the Bund (30 minutes' drive); about 20 km to Shanghai Museum & Yu Garen (35 minutes’ drive); about 43 km to Shanghai Disney Resort (about 1 hour’s drive).
Shanghai Railway Station
Address: No.303, Moling Road, Jing'an District, Shangai 上海市静安区秣陵路303号
Transportation: about 5 km to the Bund (about 20 minutes’ drive); about 5 km to Shanghai Museum (about 15 minutes’ drive); about 7 km to Yuyuan Garden (about 20 minutes’ drive); about 10 km to Lujiazui (about 25 minutes’ drive).
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Popular Shanghai High Speed Bullet Train Schedules
- Beijing to Shanghai
- Xian to Shanghai
- Shanghai to Suzhou
- Shanghai to Hangzhou
- Shanghai to Huangshan
- Shanghai to Nanjing
- Hong Kong to Shanghai
- Chengdu to Shanghai
- Guilin to Shanghai
- Shenzhen to Shanghai
- Xiamen to Shanghai
- Tianjin to Shanghai
- Guangzhou to Shanghai
- Shanghai to Jiuhuashan
- Shanghai to Wuyishan
- Shanghai to Zhangjiajie
- Shanghai to Wuxi
- Shanghai to Ningbo
Take Cruise to Shanghai
Located in the east coast of China, Shanghai owns both river ports and seaports for cruise travelers. If you take an international cruise and dock in Shanghai, you can get ashore and make an excursion to central Shanghai. Eligible tourists can even apply for visa exemption, make a Shanghai day trip, and visit Shanghai with Suzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing and other cities in Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces. If you take a Yangtze River Cruise from Chongqing, Yichang or an upstream city, your cruise ship will land at Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal. There are public transports you can use to transfer to central Shanghai, visit the Bund, skyline of Lujiazui, Former French Concession and other sites, but it’s quite time-consuming and complicated. Travelling with us, you can enjoy a fast and convenient transfer service as well as well-organized itinerary and more considerate travel arrangements.
Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal
Address: No.500, Dongdaming Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai 上海市虹口区东大名路500号
Transportation: about 2 km, within 10 minutes’ drive from the Bund; about 3 km, 15 minutes’ drive from Yu Garden; about 8 km, 20 minutes’ drive from Tianzifang; about 30 km, 40 minutes’ drive from Shanghai Disney Resort.
Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal
Address: No.1, Baoyang Road, Baoshan District, Shanghai 上海市宝山区宝杨路1号
Transportation: about 23 km, 40 minutes’ drive from city center (the Bund, People’s Square); about 24 km, 40 minutes’ drive from Yu Garden; about 28 km, 40 minutes’ drive from Tianzifang; about 24 km, 50 minutes’ drive from World Financial Center.
▶Useful Links: Shanghai Cruise Ports to City Transfer
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Get from Beijing to Shanghai
Distance: about 1,200 km (745.6 mi)
Capital Beijing is another popular gateway city to China, which is best known for Great Walls and massive imperial heritages, like Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, etc. After exploring profound Chinese history in Beijing, many tourists like to travel to Shanghai, witness a different look of China, the best showcase of modern and future. There are flights and trains available every day and both gain popularity for respective advantages.
Beijing to Shanghai by Flight
Flight Time: about 2.5 hours
Frequency: over 40 flights per day
Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) and Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) have totally more than 40 direct flights to Shanghai each day. The flights take off from Beijing at about 07:00 am to nearly 22:00 and land in Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) and Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) after 2.5 hours’ fly. And, Hongqiao Airport closer to downtown has more arrival flights than Pudong Airport.
Beijing to Shanghai by Train
Train Time: about 4.5 ~ 6 hours by high speed bullet
train, 15 hours by normal train
Frequency: over 40 trains (about 40 high speed bullet train & several normal trains)
A high speed bullet train from Beijing to Shanghai takes less than half a day ride, that lets many tourists choose to experience the China’s busiest high speed rail - Beijing Shanghai High Speed Railway. Every day, Beijing South Railway Station sends around 40 high speed bullet trains, most are newest Fuxing Trains (speed: 350 km/h) to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. The trains leave Beijing at about 06:20 to 19:00, and pass Tianjin, Jinan, Nanjing and other cities before arrival. Besides, Beijing Railway Station has a few normal trains (all are overnight trains) to Shanghai.
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Our Customers Visited Mutianyu Great Wall in Beijing
Beijing South Railway Station
Get from Xian to Shanghai
Distance: about 1,370 km (851.2 mi)
Xian is an ancient Chinese capital of 13 dynasties, which is best known for the Terracotta Warriors and abundant cultural and historical relics of prosperous Tang and Han Dynasties. It is also a vital starting point of ancient “Silk Road” where diverse Asian cultures meet each other and coexist. Usually, tourists continue China discovery from Xian, the best representative of old China to Shanghai, the remarkable new face of China. Flying saves more time than a train for Xian to Shanghai travelers.
Xian to Shanghai by Flight
Flight Time: about 2 ~ 2 hour 20 minutes
Frequency: about 40 flights per day
There are nearly 40 non-stop flights flying from Xian Xianyang International Airport (SIA) to Shanghai Hongqiao and Pudong International Airports each day. Flights depart from 06:30 to 22:00, and the whole air travel takes less than 2.5 hours. Compared to longer high speed train travel, a flight is the common choice.
Xian to Shanghai by Train
Train Time: about 6 ~ 10.5 hours by high speed bullet
train, 15 ~ 20.5 by normal train
Frequency: about 30 trains per day (around 20 high speed bullet trains & 10 normal trains)
All Xian to Shanghai high speed bullet trains depart from Xian North Railway Station between about 06:30 and 20:30 each day. The daytime high speed bullet trains cost more than half a day, regularly 7 to 8 hours, while the overnight bullet trains take 10 -11 hours and get to Shanghai the next morning. For tourists who don’t want to waste time during the time, the overnight bullet train is a doable option, for it saves your accommodation, provides a special train sleeping experience and brings you to Shanghai when you wake up. Traditional ordinary trains are overnight trains with close to 20 hours’ ride, less chosen by tourist due to lower speed and simple facilities.
Most Popular Xian Shanghai Tours:
Terracotta Warriors in Xian
Xian Xianyang International Airport
Get from Guangzhou to Shanghai
Distance: about 1,440 km (894.8 mi)
Guangzhou is one of China’s largest cities which hosts Canton Fair annually for worldwide traders.
Guangzhou to Shanghai By Flight
Flight Time: about 2.5 hours
Frequency: over 30 flights per day
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) in Guangzhou executes more than 30 non-stop flights to Shanghai from about 06:30 in the early morning to 21:30 in the evening each day.
Guangzhou to Shanghai by Train
Flight Time: about 7 ~ 8.5 hours by high speed bullet
train, 18 ~ 24.5 hours by normal train
Frequency: about 10 trains per day
There are around 5 high speed bullet trains running from Guangzhou South Railway Station to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station during the day. In addition, Guangzhou Railway Station has several overnight normal trains to Shanghai South Railway Station daily with a much longer duration.
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
Get from Shenzhen to Shanghai
Distance: about 1,450 km (900.9 mi)
Situated in Guangdong Province, Pearl River Delta, Shenzhen is a busy portal to Hong Kong, the famous “Silicon Valley of China” and the home to many leading technology companies, like Huawei, Tencent, ZTE, OnePlus, BYD, etc. After you closely feel China’s advanced technology, it’s super cool to see more metropolis achievements and uncover mixed culture of the west and east in Magic City - Shanghai. Flying to Shanghai from Shenzhen is short within 2.5 hours while a high speed train needs at least 10.5 hours.
Shenzhen to Shanghai by Flight (More Recommended)
Flight Time: about 2 ~ 2.5 hours
Frequency: over 100 flights per day
Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport (SZX) has more than 100 direct flights to Shanghai on a daily basis. You can choose from flights taking off from about 06:40 to 22:00. Most flights lands at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport.
Shenzhen to Shanghai by Train
Train Time: about 10.5 ~ 19.5 hours
Frequency: over 10 trains
There are 5 to 10 bullet trains and a couple of normal trains running from Shenzhen to Shanghai each day. The bullet trains departs from Shenzhen North Railway Station, travel at least 10.5 hours and eventually arrives at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. Some are overnight bullet trains reaching Shanghai the second day morning. Still, Shenzhen Railway Station sends 2 overnight normal trains to Shanghai South Railway Station per day, with a duration of 19.5 hours.
Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Shenzhen North Railway Station
Get from Hong Kong to Shanghai
Distance: about 1,470 km (913.4 mi)
Hong Kong with magnificent financial status and distinctive island scenery is a hot destination for global tourists as well as a major transfer center to other Chinese cities. Tourists already on an international cruise may get ashore in Shanghai when the ship docks, others can either take a flight or a train to Shanghai from Hong Kong.
Hong Kong to Shanghai by Flight
Flight Time: about 2.5 hours
Frequency: 2 flights per day
So far, there are 2 non-stop flights flying from Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) every day. One leaves Hong Kong in the morning and another in the afternoon. Single-trip air journey is merely 2.5 hours.
Hong Kong to Shanghai by Train
Train Time: about 8.5 ~ 19.5 hours
Frequency: about 1 to 2 trains per day
The Shanghai-Kowloon Through Train takes nearly 19.5 hours from Shanghai to Hong Kong. But after the operation of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, a high speed bullet train from Hong Kong to Shanghai just requires 8.5 hours. That means, you can travel two international metropolises directly within one day. At present, there is one daily high speed bullet train running from Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station.
Best Hong Kong Shanghai Tours:
Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station
Get from Chengdu, Qingdao, Xiamen, Tianjin & Other Chinese Cities to Shanghai
Except the above mentioned cities, you may travel to Shanghai from other popular destinations, such as Chengdu, Qingdao, Xiamen, Tianjin, etc. The following travel time is listed for your reference. Please feel free to contact us to get more Shanghai arrival ideas and practical suggestion.
|From & To||Flight Time||High Speed Bullet Train Time||Normal Train Time||The Best Way|
|Chengdu → Shanghai||about 3 hours||11.5 ~ 13 hours||30.5 ~ 36 hours||flight|
|Xiamen → Shanghai||about 2 hours||5.5 ~ 8 hours||/||flight|
|Tianjin → Shanghai||about 2 ~ 2.5 hours||4 ~ 6.5 hours||12 ~ 17 hours||flight|
|Qingdao → Shanghai||about 1.5 hours||5 ~ 6 hours||/||flight|
Get around Shanghai
By Our Local Private Transfer
Traveling with China Discovery and taking advantage of our private transfer service is the most recommended way to get around Shanghai. On arrival, you can use our pick-up service at the airport, train station, cruise port to transfer to your hotel in downtown or directly to tourist spots. A licensed non-smoking private car will be offered during your entire tour. Thus, you won’t concern about your arrival time, luggage, because we will take care of all the details to ensure your a worry-free and efficient transfer and a high-quality tour package covering accommodation, meal, sightseeing, tour guide, etc. Contact us, if you need help and the best travel experience!
Getting around by taxi is also quite expedient. You can easily find a taxi at the airport, train station and most places to take you to any place you want to go. It charges by the meter as the following price table. You can also download car-hailing apps to call taxi, fast ride cars online. Be aware that you need to give a detailed address to the driver and long-distance transfer possibly costs you hundreds of RMB.
By Maglev Train
If you plan to transfer between the downtown area and Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), you can take the Maglev Train to feel the world’s fastest train trip, with a top speed of 341 km/h.
Know more about Shanghai Maglev Train Map, Stations, Ticket, Schedule.
With a total number of 20 subway lines, Shanghai has one of the most developed subway system in China. So you can take Shanghai Metro to most regions of Shanghai, such as the airports, railway stations, major attractions (People’s Square, Shanghai Museum, Nanjing Road, Tianzifang, Yu Garden, Shanghai Disney Resort, Zhujiajiao Water Town...).
Click Shanghai Metro to get detailed metro lines, stations, nearby attractions.
City bus is a common public transport for the locals. Shanghai has already opened thousands of bus routes, which spread all over the city. For travelers, it may be an accessible way to experience local life, but it’s kind of time-wasting, crowed and inconvenient with many times transfers.
Biking is an interesting and special way to tour the city. There are different types of bike you can rent, such as shared bikes and mountain bikes. It’s easy to find bikes in the streets of the downtown area. The most recommended biking area is in the old town of Shanghai and Former French Concession. Time and route depends on your fitness and personal reference. 3 Days Best Shanghai Tour with Half-day Biking is our most popular Shanghai biking tour packaged with customized biking adventure.
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Shanghai Maglev Train
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Get from Shanghai to Suzhou
Distance: about 100 km (62 mi)
Suzhou in the southeast of Jiangsu Province is wildly noted as the “Venice of the East” and its Classic Gardens and Grand Canal have been listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites. Together with the peaceful ancient water towns and brilliant silk, Suzhou presents the most poetic and elegant culture of Southern China. It lies quite close to Shanghai, so tourists love to make a Suzhou day trip or side trip from Shanghai. You can get to Suzhou from Shanghai by train, bus and private drive.
Shanghai to Suzhou by High Speed Train (Most Recommended)
Train Time: about 0.5 hours
Frequency: nearly 200 trains per day
Each day, there are almost 200 high speed bullet trains running from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Shanghai Railway Station and other stations to Suzhou North Railway Station, Suzhou Railway Station. The trains start from Shanghai between about 06:00 and 23:00. High speed train journey is merely 30 minutes, half of the time of the normal train.
Shanghai to Suzhou by Private Transfer (Most Flexible)
Drive Time: about 1.5 hours
Travel with China Discovery, you can enjoy the most efficient private transfer service from Shanghai to Suzhou. We can pick you up at an appointed time from your hotel, any attraction and place in Shanghai and escort you to your hotel or tourist attraction you plan to visit in Suzhou, maybe the poetic Lingering Garden or the Tongli Water Town. A clean, comfortable, licensed private vehicle will be provided during your entire trip. You will enjoy efficient and safe transfer with good rest and enough time for sightseeing at any time and place.
Shanghai to Suzhou by Bus (Most Time Consuming)
Bus Time: 2 ~ 3 hours
There are many buses to Suzhou from airports and bus stations in Shanghai daily. It takes more time than the train and private transfer.
Best Shanghai Suzhou Tours:
Suzhou North Railway Station
Lingering Garden in Suzhou
Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory
Get from Shanghai to Hangzhou
Distance: about 175 km (109 mi)
Hangzhou is described as the “Paradise on Earth” that has been long praised by scholars and artists. It has beautiful West Lake, a World Heritage property, profound tea culture and the famous Alibaba Group and many scenic sites. Therefore, travelers often visit Hangzhou from Shanghai to spend a weekend or make a relaxing side trip. Train and bus are the two main transport modes for getting from Shanghai to Hangzhou.
Shanghai to Hangzhou by High Speed Train (Best Option)
Train Time: around 1 hour
Frequency: over 150 trains per day
Most high speed trains to Hangzhou depart from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and get to Hangzhou East Railway Station, after 1 hour’s ride. Moreover, Shanghai South Railway Station delivers more than 40 normal trains to Hangzhou each day, which takes about 2 ~ 2.5 hours.
Shanghai to Hangzhou by Bus
Bus Time: about 3.5 ~ 4.5 hours
Shanghai Pudong International Airport and bus stations in Shanghai have direct buses to Hangzhou as well.
Best-selling Shanghai Hangzhou Tours:
Picturesque West Lake in Hangzhou
Hangzhou East Railway Station
Get from Shanghai to Huangshan Mountain
Distance: about 420 km (261 mi)
Huangshan Mountain, or Yellow Mountain, Mount Huangshan is one of the most beautiful mountains in China. As a World Natural & Cultural Heritage site, the mountain is located in Huangshan City, southern Anhui Province. There is no direct flight between Shanghai and Huangshan City, so taking a train is the common choice. But note that train travelers need to transfer from the train station to Huangshan Mountain via another bus.
Shanghai to Huangshan by High Speed Train
Train Time: about 2.5 ~ 3.5 hours
Frequency: over 15 trains per day
It’s superfast to get from Shanghai to Huangshan City by high speed train. The trains depart from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station between about 08:30 and 19:00, and terminate at Huangshan North Railway Station.
Hot Shanghai Huangshan Tours:
Huangshan Back Mountain (Stone Monkey Watching the Sea)
Huangshan North Railway Station
Get from Shanghai to Mount Jiuhua (Jiuhuashan)
Distance: about 430 km (267 mi)
Mount Jiuhua situated in Chizhou, Anhui Province is one of the four most sacred Buddhist Mountains in China. When you’re planning a Buddhist cultural exploration or a holy Buddhism pilgrimage tour to Mount Jiuhua, you can choose from a flight and a train.
Shanghai to Jiuhuashan by Flight
Flight Time: about 1 hour 10 minutes
Frequency: 1 flight per day
Shanghai has only 1 non-stop flight flying from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport to Chizhou Jiuhuashan Airport every day. After landing, you have to take another 40 minutes’ drive to Mount Jiuhua.
Shanghai to Jiuhushan by High Speed Train
Train Time: about 3.5 hours
Frequency: over 15 trains per day
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Shanghai Railway Station run totally more than 15 high speed bullet trains to Chizhou Railway Station. Upon arrival, 40 ~ 50 minutes’ ride to Mount Jiuhua is needed.
Most Popular Shanghai Jiuhuashan Tours:
Tiantai Temple on Heavenly Terrace Peak on Mount Jiuhua
Chizhou Railway Station
Get from Shanghai to Nanjing
Distance: about 300 km (186.4 mi)
Nanjing, the current capital of Jiangsu Province, is a renowned ancient capital of six dynasties, where preserves lots of Song Dynasty cultural and historical relics. Chinese history buffs often extend trip from Shanghai to Suzhou and Nanjing nearby by a fast train, capture diverse traditional treasures and city charms.
Shanghai to Nanjing by High Speed Train (Best Choice)
Train Time: about 1.5 ~ 2 hours
Frequency: about 200 trains per day
Every day, almost 200 high speed bullet trains run from Shanghai (mainly Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station & Shanghai Railway Station) to Nanjing. They depart between about 06:00 to 23:00, and stop at Nanjing South Railway Station and Nanjing Railway Station.
At the same time, there are over 35 normal trains going to Nanjing from Shanghai with a 3 ~ 4.5 hours’ train journey.
▶Useful Link: Shanghai to Nanjing High Speed Train Schedule
Most Popular Shanghai Nanjing Tours:
Night View of Qinhuai River
Nanjing South Railway Station
How to Plan a Shanghai Tour
How to Get to Shanghai: You can fly to Shanghai directly from Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, London, Los Angeles & many overseas countries (regions) and almost all major Chinese cities, like Beijing, Xian; or take high speed bullet train to Shanghai from domestic cities.
Best Time to Visit Shanghai: March to May (in spring) & September to November (in autumn), because these periods offer beautiful nature scenery and comfortable weather for outdoor sightseeing and activities.
Top Attractions to Visit in Shanghai: The Bund, Lujiazui Skyscrapers, Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum, French Concession, Shanghai Disney Resort…
Best known as an international popular tourist destination, Shanghai perfectly preserves mixed culture of the western and eastern. The duration and theme of your Shanghai tour can be flexibly arranged based on your time and interests. Usually, tourists spend 2 days on sightseeing the most famous landmarks, including the Bund, Yu Garden, skyscrapers like Shanghai Tower, World Financial Center, Former French Concession, Shanghai Museum, etc. With one extra day, you can enjoy family fun in Disneyland Park or visit Zhujiajiao Water Town in the suburb. Don't miss the Shanghai Maglev Train, wonderful nightlife and Shanghai Cuisine.
Travel Shanghai with Hangzhou Suzhou, More Nearby Destinations
Convenient transportation makes it quite efficient and popular to make day trips from Shanghai to Hangzhou, Suzhou, and longer vacation in Huangshan Mountain, Nanjing, Mount Jiuhua and other places in surrounding areas. So you can visit West Lake and learn Chinese tea culture in Hangzhou, marvel at tasteful classical gardens and witness Chinese silk productive process. Splendid rocky mountains with exotic pine trees are highlights in Huangshan Mountain.
Travel Shanghai with Beijing, Xian & More China Destinations
Beijing Xian Shanghai are golden triangle cities often visited together for a week holiday. You can use 3 days to visit the Great Wall and major iconic spots like Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven in Beijing, and leave 2 days for fulfilling your Terracotta Warriors tour in Xian. With more time, you can extend the trip from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie, Guilin, Chengdu, Yunnan, Silk Road, Tibet and more phenomenal destinations to enrich your China discovery. (more top China tours from Shanghai >>)
Travel with China Discovery
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