Shanghai Subway - 14 Shanghai Metro Lines

Shanghai now has almost 14 metro lines operating, which make the subway transportation very convenient for local people and visitors. You can arrive at the main airports, railway stations, bus terminals, top popular attractions, etc., which will make your Shanghai visit very happy and time-saving.

If you want to experience faster public transportation in modern Shanghai city, you can try Shanghai Maglev Train that has max speed of 430 km per hour.

Shanghai Metro Maps – Operating Lines

Shanghai Metro Map

Click to Enlarge Shanghai Metro Map (updated in November, 2019 - check latest metro lines at official website)

Shanghai Metro Line 1 (Bright Red)

Shanghai Metro Line 1 runs from Xinzhuang (莘庄) to Fujin Road (富锦路)

Operating Hours: about 5:30-22:30

Main Stations:

  • Shanghai South Railway Station (上海南站): you can take a train in this large Shanghai South Railway Station or transfer to Shanghai Metro Line 3;
  • People’s Square (人民广场): you can have a relaxing time watching the leisure life of Shanghai people in the People’s Square, walk about couples of minutes to visit Shanghai Museum (Exit 1) and Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center (Exit 2), to see the prosperous Nanjing Road, or you can transfer to Lines 2 and 8 easily;
  • Shanghai Railway Station (上海火车站): it is very convenient to take a train in Shanghai Railway Station, take a long-distance coach in Shanghai Intercity Bus Terminal (Exit 6) and transfer to Line 3 and Line 4 from this stop;
  • Shanghai Circus World (上海马戏城): you can enjoy the so wonderful performances in Shanghai Circus World from the Exit 3.

Transfer lines: Lines 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13.


Shanghai Metro Line 2 (Light Green)

Line 2 is running between East Xujing (徐泾东) and Pudong International Airport (浦东国际机场).

Operating Hours:

Pudong International Airport - Guanglan Road: 6:00-22:00

Guanglan Road - East Xujin: about 5:30-22:50

Main Stations:

  • Hongqiao Railway Station (虹桥火车站): you can take a train in Hongqiao Railway Station that is one of the largest in Shanghai, and transfer to Line 10;
  • Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2 (虹桥2号航站楼): you can easily walk to Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2 for about 3 minutes
  • West Nanjing Road (南京西路): you can get off to do some shopping along Nanjing Road or transfer to Metro Lines 12 and 13.
  • People’s Square: you can have a relaxing time watching the leisure life of Shanghai people in the People’s Square, walk about couples of minutes to visit Shanghai Museum (Exit 1) and Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center (Exit 2), or you can transfer to Lines 1 and 8 easily;
  • East Nanjing Road (南京东路): very great station to let you stroll at the prosperous Nanjing Road, or you can get off and walk about several minutes to appreciate the ancient international buildings at the Bund, or you can transfer to Line 10;
  • Lujiazui (陆家嘴): you can get off to see the world top skyscrapers like Shanghai Tower (Exit 6), Shanghai World Financial Center (Exit 4), Jinmao Tower (Exit 6), Oriental Pearl Tower (Exit 1), and experience the modern charm of Shanghai;
  • Pudong International Airport: you can get off and walk about several minutes to the terminal of Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

Transfer lines: Lines 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, and Shanghai Maglev.


Shanghai Metro Line 3 (Yellow)

Line 3 runs between Shanghai South Railway Station and North Jiangyang Road (江杨北路).

Operating Hours: 5:25-22:30

Main Stations:

  • Shanghai South Railway Station: you can take a train in this large Shanghai South Railway Station or transfer to Shanghai Metro Line 1;
  • Shanghai Railway Station: You can take a train in the large Shanghai Railway Station and transfer to Lines 1 and 4;
  • Hongkou Football Stadium (虹口足球场): you can take a bus or long-distance coach in the nearby bus terminal and transfer to Line 8;

Transfer lines: Lines 1, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13.


Shanghai Metro Line 4 (Violet)

Line 4 is a circle line of Shanghai downtown.

Operating Hours: about 5:30-22:00

Main Stations:

  • Shanghai Railway Station: You can take a train in the large Shanghai Railway Station and transfer to Lines 1 and 3;

Transfer lines: Lines 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13.


Shanghai Metro Line 5 (Aubergine)

Line 5 is a short line between Xinzhuang to Minhang Development Zone (闵行开发区).

Operating Hours:

From Xinzhuang: 6:00-22:30

From Minhang Development: 6:00-22:00

Transfer lines: Line 1


Shanghai Metro Line 6 (Magenta)

Line 6 is now running between Gangcheng Road (港城路) and Oriental Sports Center (东方体育中心), crossing Pudong New Area.

Operating Hours: about 5:30-22:30

Transfer lines: Lines 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12.


Shanghai Metro Line 7 (Orange)

Line 7 is between Huamu Road (花木路) and Meilan Lake (美兰湖).

Operating Hours: about 5:30-22:30

Transfer lines: Lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16, and Shanghai Maglev


Shanghai Metro Line 8 (Blue)

Line 8 runs between Shendu Highway (沈杜路) and Shiguang Road (市光路).

Operating Hours: about 5:30-22:30

Main Stations:

  • Dashijie(大世界): you can go to see the precious cultural relics in Shanghai Museum (Exit 4) and enjoy the fun and food in the Great World;
  • People’s Square: you can have a relaxing time watching the leisure life of Shanghai people in the People’s Square, walk about couples of minutes to visit Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center (Exit 2), to see the prosperous Nanjing Road., or you can transfer to Lines 1 and 2 easily;
  • Hongkou Football Stadium: you can take a bus or long-distance coach in the nearby bus terminal and transfer to Line 3;

Transfer lines: Lines 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, and 12.


Shanghai Metro Line 9 (Sapphire)

Line 9 links the Songjiang South Railway Station (松江南站) and Caolu (曹路).

Operating Hours: about 5:30-22:30

Main Stations:

  • Songjiang South Railway Station: you can take a train in Songjiang South Railway Station to get to the nearby cities in Yangtze Delta and Beijing area;
  • Dapuqiao (打浦桥): you can get off to stroll along the mazy lanes in Tianzifang to see the blending scene of traditional Shanghai and international features.

Transfer lines: Lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, and 13.


Shanghai Metro Line 10 (Lavender)

Line 10 connects Hangzhong Road (航中路站) and Xinjiangwancheng (新江湾城站).

Operating Hours: about 5:30-22:00

Main Stations:

Shanghai Metro Station Shanghai Metro Station Environment of Line 9
Shanghai Metro Line Shanghai Metro Line 10
  • Hongqiao Railway Station: you can take a train in Hongqiao Railway Station (Exit E) that is one of the largest in Shanghai, and transfer to Line 2;
  • Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2: you can easily walk to Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2 for about 3 minutes
  • Hongqiao Airport Terminal 1: you can easily walk to Hongqiao Airport Terminal 1 (Exit 1) for about 4 minutes
  • Xintiandi (新天地): you can appreciate the old Shikumen buildings, buy high-end products, enjoy international food, etc. in Xintiandi, or you can transfer to Line 13;
  • Yuyuan Garden (豫园): visit Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar to feel the ancient Chinese gardens;
  • East Nanjing Road: very great station to let you stroll at the prosperous Nanjing Road, or you can get off and walk about several minutes to appreciate the ancient international buildings at the Bund, or you can transfer to Line 2;

Transfer lines: Lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 11, 12, and 13.


Shanghai Metro Line 11 (Nigger-Brown)

Line 11 runs between Disney Resort (迪士尼) and Huaqiao (花桥).

Operating Hours:

From Disney Resort to North Jiading: 6:00-22:30

From Disney Resort to Huaqiao: 5:35-22:10

From North Jiading (嘉定北) to Disney Resort: 5:38-22:10

Main Stations:

  • Shanghai West Railway Station (上海西站): you can take a train from Shanghai West Railway Station;
  • Disney Resort: you will have a so wonderful time playing in the Disney Resort (Exit 2).

Transfer lines: Lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, and 16.

Metro Shanghai Shanghai Metro Staff at Line 11

Shanghai Metro Line 12 (emerald)

Line 12 links Jinhai Road (金海路) and Qixin Road (七莘路).

Operating Hours: about 5:30-22:30

Main Stations:

  • West Nanjing Road: you can get off to do some shopping along Nanjing Road or transfer to Metro Lines 2 and 13

Transfer lines: Lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 13.


Shanghai Metro Line 13 (Pink)

Line 13 runs between Jinyun Road (金运路) and Shibo Ave (世博大道).

Operating Hours: About 6:00-22:10

Main Stations:

  • West Nanjing Road: you can get off to do some shopping along Nanjing Road or transfer to Metro Lines 2 and 12;
  • Xintiandi: you can appreciate the old Shikumen buildings, buy high-end products, enjoy international food, etc. in Xintiandi, or you can transfer to Line 10;

Transfer lines: Lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, an 12.


Shanghai Metro Line 16 (Aqua)

Line 16 connects Dishui Lake (滴水湖) and Longyang Road (龙阳路).

Operating Hours: About 6:00-22:00

Main Stations:

Transfer lines: Lines 2, 7, 11, and Shanghai Maglev.

Shanghai Metro Tickets

Fees

Cost of Shanghai Metro Transportation is measured according to the distance. It costs 3 RMB for 0 to 6 km and every 1 RMB for every exceeded 10 km.

Types

Single Journey Ticket: this type of ticket needs buying every time you want to take a subway in Shanghai for the single time take;

One-Day Pass: this One-Day Pass of 18 RMB can be used for taking Shanghai Metro for endless times within the 24 hours you first use it;

Three-Das Pass: this pass of RMB 45 enables you to take the subway timelessly within the 72 hours after your first use;

Shanghai Metro Ticket Single Journey Ticket
Shanghai Subway Tickets One-day Ticket

How to Plan Your Travel in Shanghai

The most popular itinerary for Shanghai tour is the 2 Days Classic Shanghai Tour - Day 1 to visit the landmarks of Shanghai, including the Bund, Nanjing Road, Yu Garden & Bazaar, Shanghai Museum and Shanghai World Financial Center; On the Day 2, you can go to Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center and Jade Buddha Temple in the morning, and depart Shanghai in the afternoon. It time allows, you can have a half day tour to the nearby ancient towns – Zhujiajiao / Fengjing, or enjoy different activities and thrill in the dreamland – Shanghai Disney Resort.

Shanghai is also a popular gateway to Suzhou, Hangzhou and Huangshan which are well linked with each other by high speed trains. Moreover, you can combine Shanghai with Beijing, Xian, Yangtze River, Guilin, Zhangjiajie and Chengdu for a longer China holiday.

Recommended Shanghai Tours:

>>2 Days Classic Shanghai City Tour

>>3 Days Shanghai Past and Present Contrast Tour

>>8 Days Best Shanghai, Xian & Beijing Tour

Warm Tips to take Shanghai Metro

1. Steps to take the metro: get into the station – security check – buy the ticket – ticket check & entry – take the escalator – wait for the train – get on the train – get off the train – ticket check & exit – get out of the station;

2. One adult can take the metro with one child (no more than 1.3 m), and pay the full ticket of his/her other child if there are more than one (no more than 1.3 m)

3. Take care of the child especially while passing the turnstiles.

4. Barrier-free facilities, hot water, toilets, etc. are available in most Shanghai Metro stations;

5. Items or luggage you take shall be within the limited weight of 23 kg, volume of 0.2 m³, and length of 1.7 m;

6. Flammable, Explosive, poisonous articles are prohibited to take on the train.

7. Bicycles, inflation balloons, animals, etc. are not allowed to take on the train.

8. Smoking, drinking, eating, etc. are not allowed in the train.

Recommended Tours

Top 3 tours chosen by most customers to explore in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Beautiful The Bund
2 Days Classic Shanghai City Tour

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the Bund
3 Days Shanghai Past and Present Contrast Tour

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Zhujiajiao Water Town
3 Days Shanghai Highlights & Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour

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