Shanghai (called Hu for short) is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of the Central Government in China. It is a renowned international metropolis, with a population of over 24 million. Located at the tip of the richly endowed Yangtze River Delta, and interlaced with the local Huangpu River, Shanghai became a major trade port as early as in the 19th century. Nowadays, it serves as the most influential economic, financial, international trade, and cultural center, drawing more and more attention from all over the world. With the settling down of China (Shanghai) Free Trade Zone, and the opening up of Shanghai Disney Resort, Shanghai is bound to embrace new opportunities for development in the coming decades.
Traveling Within The Location
By City Bus and Subway
Bus transportation is efficient and convenient in Shanghai. Most buses operate from 6:00 to 21:30. Fares are normally ¥2 per person. The bus routes cover both the city and outskirts of the city.
The Shanghai Metro has 14 metro lines (line 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16) which reach various parts of the city’s districts. The fare depends on the length of travel distance and starts from ¥3.One-day pass (¥18) and Three-day pass (¥45) are also available at all stations in Shanghai Metro
Taxis in Shanghai are convenient. Fares are ¥14 /¥16 (¥18 between 23:00-05:00) for the first 3km, ¥2.4 (¥3.2 between 23:00-05:00) for the following 4-10km, and then ¥3.6 (¥4.7 between 23:00-05:00) per kilometer thereafter. Cab fare from the Pudong Airport to the downtown area is approximately ¥150-200, and is approximately ¥50-100 from the Hongqiao Airport to the down town area.