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Shanghai Transportation: - Getting Aroud-

 

Taxi
Shanghai has several big taxi companies that have their own colors. Dazhong Taxi Company paint their cars sky blue, Qiangsheng orange, Jinjiang white, Bashi green and Nonggongshang blue. Of all the taxi companies, Dazhong and Qiangsheng are the best.

In the daytime, the price is CNY 11 for the first three kilometers (1.9 miles), an additional charge of CNY 2.1 for every succeeding kilometer within 10 kilometers and about CNY 3.15 for every succeeding kilometer after 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). At night from 23:00 to 5:00 next morning, the price of taxi is about CNY 14 for the first three kilometers, an additional charge of about CNY 2.73 for every succeeding kilometer within 10 kilometers and an additional about CNY 3.36 for every succeeding kilometer after 10 kilometers. You can bargain over prices when taking taxis at night. Anything unreasonable, you can complain through 021-63232150. You can also find the complaint telephone number on the taxis' body.

Taxi booking:
Qiangsheng: (021) 62580000
Dazhong: (021) 96822
Jinjiang: (021) 96961
Nonggongshang: (021) 62145588
Bashi: (021) 96840

Bus
Public buses in Shanghai are very convenient. Some 1,200 public bus lines cover the city. Generally the ticket fare of the common bus is CNY 1 and CNY 2 for an air-conditioned bus. Special-line bus charges from CNY 1 to CNY 4. Some buses have no conductors, so please be sure to take small changes, CNY 1, CNY 1.5 or 2 to put into the slot at the entrance of the bus. No change is given if you put in a ten-Yuan note! Shanghai Railway Station, People Square, Xujiahui, Zhongshan Park and Wujiaochang area are the main public bus depots in downtown Shanghai.

Sightseeing Bus
Jinjiang Sightseeing Bus is the oldest travel line operating in Shanghai. Its route connects some famous sights in the downtown area, like People Square (west to Shanghai Museum), Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden, and the Bund. The bus adopts a one-stop ticket that is valid for the day of issue. That is to say, one can use the ticket to take the bus repeatedly in the day one buys it.
There are also sightseeing buses on Nanjing Road. Composed of several small compartments, the bus drives tourists through the bustling Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street. The operating time is from 8:00 to 22:30 every day. The fare is CNY 2 per person.

Subway
The speedy, safe, comfortable and convenient subway is a fine choice for traveling around Shanghai. Main attractions and bustling commercial areas such as the Bund, Longhua Temple, Nanjing Road, Huaihai Road and Xujiahui are linked by two subway lines, Subway Line 1 and 2, and the light rail, Pearl Line (Mingzhu Line). Subways have adopted an electronic ticket system. A one-way ticket, valid for two hours, can be bought at the ticket dispenser or an annual season ticket from the ticket booth. Shanghai Public Transportation Card is also available and convenient. It can be used not only on subway, but some public buses, ferries and even taxis. The card costs CNY 100, including CNY 30 for deposit and CNY 70 for use.

Ferry
As well as bridge and tunnel, ferryboats provide links between Pudong District and Puxi District. Pedestrians, cyclists, motor cyclists and trucks, etc. can cross by ferryboat. The price is between CNY 0.5 (pedestrian) to CNY 20 (heavy truck).

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