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  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Duration:  2 days (approx.)
See Shanghai’s highlights on this hop-on hop-off tour! Visit Jade Buddha Temple, Nanpu Bridge, the Bund, Jing’an Temple, Xintiandi, the People’s Plaza and more. Your pass is valid on all three routes, and you can hop off at any of the 22 stops to explore attractions by foot with your provided map. Your 2-day pass includes a Huangpu River cruise and admission to the Jin Mao Tower observation deck.


  • See Shanghai’s highlights aboard an open-top, double-decker bus
  • Hop off at any of the 22 stops to explore by foot with your provided map
  • Visit top Shanghai attractions including Xintiandi, the Bund, Jade Buddah Temple, People’s Plaza and Yuyuan Garden
  • Enjoy onboard audio commentary available in 8 languages
  • Catch sweeping city views from the Jin Mao Tower observation deck
  • Relax on a scenic 1-hour Huangpu River cruise
  • Enjoy the flexibility to explore at your own pace with your 2-day pass

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What You Can Expect

Big Bus Shanghai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Shanghai Skyline

Based on the attractions you want to see, choose from three different routes: the Shanghai City Tour (Red Route), Temple Tour (Green Route) and Pudong Tour (Blue Route). Your pass is valid for all three routes. Then, hop aboard the open-top, double-decker bus at any of the 22 stops around Shanghai to begin your hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. On board, enjoy informative audio commentary that brings Shanghai’s culture and ancient history to life.

Drive down beautiful tree-lined streets, past outstanding colonial style buildings and under soaring skyscrapers. With your provided map in hand, hop off the bus to explore by foot. Visit sites such as Jade Buddha Temple, People’s Square, Yuyuan Garden, the Bund, Nanpu Bridge, Jing’an Temple and Xintiandi.

Your hop-on hop-off pass includes a 1-hour cruise on the Huangpu River, letting you experience Shanghai from a different perspective. You can also visit Jin Mao Tower, one of Shanghai’s most iconic skyscrapers, and whiz up to the 88th-floor observation deck for incredible panoramic views of the city.

See the Itinerary below for a full list of stops on each route. Your pass is valid for unlimited hop-on hop-off transportation within a 48-hour period.

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Stops include:

Red Route (Shanghai City Tour):
People’s Square
Shanghai Art Museum
Nanjing Road
The Bund
New Cruise Terminal
Yuyuan Garden
Xin Tian Di

Blue Route (Pudong Tour):
The Bund
Oriental Pearl Tower
World Financial Center & Jin Mao Tower
Cool Docks
New Cruise Terminal

Green Route (Temple Tour):
Shanghai Museum
Huaihai Road
Jing’an Temple
Portman Ritz Carlton Hotel
Jade Buddha Temple
Shanghai Art Museum

Customer Reviews

mark palmer
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Always a great way to see a city

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This is an excellent way to tour Shanghai. The buses stop locations are all very well located, the map provided is great, the audio tour is interesting and educational, the buses are clean and the staff are very helpful.

Some info that may prove helpful. It is best to print out a ticket. I used the digital ticket and started my tour at a main stop, but the digital ticket caused some confusion. It worked out in the end, after a supervisor call. Start your tour at a main stop, look for a terminal with a physical kiosk, the biggest one is in People's Square. Keep track of the free tickets that come with your Tour, they are very well selected. The map will tell you the last time a bus will go by a certain stop (usually between 5-7). There is another bus company that runs buses in the evening, so do not get confused. You are provided ear buds, but if you want you can use your own. Keep your map, it was the best tourist map, I found all week in Shanghai. Buses come by each stop in 15 or 30 minute intervals, depending on if the stop over laps with another line. There are three lines that intersect each other (Red, Blue and Green). Each line has great sights and all are worth experiencing. Exchange some money before you start the tour, the audio program will inform you of many events, museums, restaurants and cultural sights which charge.

This tour was a great value, and in my opinion the best way to get introduced to Shanghai. I meet a Melbourne couple who have used this service in a few other cities. They always take advantage when visiting a new city. After my experience in Shanghai, I will too.

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