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Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, Hongqiao Airport Shanghai

Sunday, May 20th, 2018
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Plan your Shanghai tour? Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport has two terminals – Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2). The terminal 1 is the old Shanghai Hongqiao Airport located east of the present Terminal 2. Terminal 1 and terminal 2 are linked by subway line 2 and 10 as well as free inter-shuttle buses.

Terminal 2 is actually part of the Hongqiao Transportation Hub, the largest Transportation hub in China covering railway station, airport, subway, taxi, city bus and long-distance bus. The terminal 2 is adjacent to the terminal building of Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station .

Terminal 1 is about 3km to the east of Terminal 2,  20 minutes by bus.

Terminal 1
T1 has two parts – Building A and Building B. The building B is exclusively for Spring Airlines, and  the building A is for All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air and flights to Japan and Korea by Shanghai Airlines, China Eastern Airlines.

Terminal 2
The terminal 2 was opened to the public on March 16, 2010. Terminal 2 is designed for domestic flights, about the 4 times the size of the Terminal 1 and now accommodates 90 percent of all airlines at the airport while Terminal 1 is now exclusively for international flights and Spring Airline.

11 airlines use the new terminal (T2):  China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Air China, China Southern Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and Juneyao Airlines.

The terminal 2 building has three floors above the ground and one underground for subways. The arrival hall is on the first floor. The departure hall is on the third floor.

Outside the third floor – the departure floor of Terminal 2

Outside the third floor – the departure floor of Terminal 2

Flight check-in counters inside the departure floor (F3)

Flight check-in counters inside the departure floor

Arrival floor – the first floor (F1)
 

Arrival floor – the first floor

Subway Line 2 and Line 10, and long-distance bus are on the underground floor (B1),  linking Terminal 2 to the city of center of Shanghai.
 

Subway Line 2 and Line 10, and long-distance bus are on the underground floor

Taxi stands and free inter shuttle buses to terminal 1 are outside the first floor (F1).

Free inter shuttle buses to terminal 1 are outside the first floor.

You are able easily to walk from Terminal 2 to the terminal building of Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and vice versa.

Terminal 1
The terminal 1 is actually the former “Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport”. Terminal 1 has two parts – Building A and Building B. The building B is exclusively for Spring Airlines, and  the building A is for All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air and flights to Japan and Korea by Shanghai Airlines, China Eastern Airlines.

Building B for international flights by Shanghai Airlines, China Eastern Airlines

Building B for international flights

Building A for All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air and flights to Japan and Korea by Shanghai Airlines, China Eastern Airlines.

Building A for Spring Airlines

The terminal 1 is a two storey building. The first floor is built for arrival floor and the second floor for departure floor.

Building A Departure Hall (F2)

 

Building A Departure Hall (F2)

The taxi stand is outside the first floor of the building A of Terminal 1.

The subway line 10 links the terminal 1 with the city center of Shanghai.

Free inter-shuttle bus line connects Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.  T1 and T2 are 3km apart, 20 minutes by bus.

 

Free inter-shuttle bus line connects Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

 

Tip:  Hassle-free Shanghai Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself bus route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Shanghai:

Shanghai Highlight Day Tour from US$ 65
Afternoon Ambling & Evening Brilliant Cruise Day Tour from US$ 55
Historic Shanghai and Ancient Water Town Day Tour from US$ 59
Shanghai 2 Day Tour Package from US$ 145
Shanghai 3 Day Tour package from US$ 199

Further Readings


Top 10 Attraction in Shanghai 
Top 10 Markets in Shanghai
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Shanghai
Top 10 Things to Do at night in Shanghai
Best Places for Autumn Leaves in Shanghai
Top 10 Things to Do in Winter in Shanghai 
Top 10 Souvenirs in Shanghai

Any questions, just drop a line.

Shanghai Hop On Hop Off

Saturday, February 24th, 2018
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 Plan your Shanghai tour?  Shanghai has taken one step ahead of Beijing in introducing the western hop on hop off sightseeing bus into Shanghai Bus Tour market. Shanghai Spring Tour, a local tour company now manages the “vernacular” hop on and hop off open double-decker buses in Shanghai.

Where to get on a double decker bus?
There are quite some spots where you can get on a double decker bus.  As far as I know, there is a bus stop at No. 100, People’s Avenue (Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall).
停靠位置:人民大道100号,公交线49路并站。

The open top decker city sightseeing tours have been carefully selected to give you a glimpse of Shanghai’s culture and city landscape. The loop trips take you around two and half hours. If you are a newcomer to Shanghai, it is advisable to take a loop Shanghai Bus Tour.

The hop on hop off sightseeing bus Passing by the Bund.

 

Open top double-decker buses operated by Spring Tour

 

Commentary – Digitally Recorded Multi-Lingual in 8 languages.

The city sightseeing bus follows two routes: Line 1 through Pudong, and Line 2 through Puxi, with a total of 14 stops along the way. The bus links famous city attractions such as People’s Square, the Bund, Town God’s Temple, Huaihai Road and the Lujiazui Financial District.

The city sightseeing bus operates 365 days a year with a system that allows passengers to embark and disembark as they please, at any number of shopping, entertainment or sightseeing locations.

The 24 hour ticket is valid for one person (with the option of an accompanying child under 1.4 metres in height), and includes one pair of earphones. The GPS-triggered audio tour comes with 8 language options: Chinese, English, Korean, French, Spanish, German, Russian and Japanese.

Operation Periods: 
Peak Season: May 1st to Oct 31st       Puxi: 09:00-20:30. Pudong: 09:00-19:30  Puxi: every 20 mins. Pudong: every 30 mins Low Season: Nov. 1st to April 30 th          Puxi: every 30 mins. Pudong: every 30 mins Puxi: 09:00-18:00.  Pudong:09:00-17:30 Booking

Hotline and Bus Fares
Hotline: 400-820-6222(7X24H)
Bus Price: RMB 30 ( 24 hour); RMB 50 (48 hours)

Tour Route Line 1 (Red Line): 14 Stops
No. 1  Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall (No.100 People’s Avenue close to Mid Xizang Rd.)
No. 2  Shanghai Art Museum (Temporary Stop now) (No.325 West Nanjing Rd. close to North Huangpi Rd.)
No. 3  Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street (Western stretch ) (Opposite to No.68 West Nanjing Rd.)
No. 4  Century Square (The corner of Nanjing Rd.and Mid Zhejiang Rd. Wing On Department Store)
No. 5  Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street (Eastern stretch) (Mid Henan Rd. Close to Metro line10 East Nanjing Rd.Station No.7 Exit)
No. 6  The Bund – Garden Bridge of Shanghai (No.24 East Zhongshan No.1 Rd.)
No. 7  Customs House on the Bund (No.13 East Zhongshan No.1 Rd.)
No. 8  Huangpu River Cruise Dock Location (Xinkaihe Rd. Close to East Zhongshan No.2 Rd.)
No.9  Shanghai Old Street (No.1 Renmin Rd Tonghanchuntang)
No. 10  City God Temple and Yu Yuan Garden (No.269 Mid Fangbang Rd.)
No. 11  Former Site Of the Korean Provisional Government (Opposite to No.322 Madang Rd.)
No. 12  The Site of the First National Congresss of the Communist Party of China. Xin Tian Di (South Huangpi Rd.close to the Rolex in Hubin Rd.)
No. 13  Huai Road (Middle ) Shopping Street (No.158 Mid Huaihai Rd.close to Huaihai Park.)
No. 14  Shanghai Museum & Shanghai Concert Hall (Pu’an Rd.close to East Yan’an Rd.)

LINE 2 (Green Line) : 4 Stops
No. 1 Shanghai Museum (Pu’an Rd.close to East Yan’an Rd.)
No. 2 Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall (No.100 People’s Aveneu close to Mid Xizang Rd.)
No.3  Oriental Pearl TV Tower Station (Close to No.1416 Lujiazui loop Rd.)
No.4  Jin Mao Tower (Garden Stonebridge Rd. Huanyuanshiqiao Rd. Opposite to Gate 4 Jinmao Tower. No. 1  Shanghai Museum (Pu’an Rd.close to East Yan’an Rd.)

Interchange of Line 1 and Line 2 Line 1: No. 1 Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall     No. 14 Shanghai Museum Line 2: No. 1 Shanghai Museum

Where to get on a double decker bus?
There are quite some spots where you can get on a double decker bus.  As far as I know, there is a bus stop at No. 100, People’s Avenue (Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall).
停靠位置:人民大道100号,公交线49路并站。

Alternatively, you can take our Shanghai Day Tour, a Local English Speaking Tour Guide Escorted the Entire Time.
Our daily group sightseeing tours of Shanghai are a great way of visiting the fascinating metropolis. These tours are available on daily basis all the year round.

All the bus tours include free hotel-to-hotel service. Each morning, you are picked up from your downtown hotel in Shanghai, then you will see the attractions together with other tourists. Groups are kept to around 10 passengers in a comfortable coach with a professional driver.

Our licensed English-speaking tour guide stay with you the entire time and tells you the history and story behind each attraction or landmark. Our group tours have attracted people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities.

Planning your Shanghai tour? No matter you like it or not, a side trip to the old town in Shanghai is worth your valuble time

Tip:  Hassle-free Shanghai Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself bus route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Shanghai:

Further Readings


Top 10 Attraction in Shanghai 
Top 10 Markets in Shanghai
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Shanghai
Top 10 Things to Do at night in Shanghai
Best Places for Autumn Leaves in Shanghai
Top 10 Things to Do in Winter in Shanghai 
Top 10 Souvenirs in Shanghai

Any questions, just drop a line

Ferry from the Bund to Pudong

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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Standing on the promenade of the Bund,  you are hooked by the magnificent Pudong Skyline ( also known as “Lujiazui Skyline“).  The temptation is so great that you are eager to explore further the forest of the avant-garde megatall buildings in Pudong.

You may wonder if there is a ferry taking you from the Bund across to the east side of the river while having wider views of the riverside buildings in the course of ferry – old art deco buildings on the Bund and futuristic on Pudong. The answer is yes!

It is said that there are totally 18 ferry lines on the both sides of Huangpu River and all of them are operated by the state-run Shanghai Ferry Company. Don’t be scared by the numerous ferry points. There is only one ferry wharf on the Bund, namely Dongjin Line.

So the ferry line on the Bund is officially known as “Dongjin Line”. The ferry starts from the Dongchang Road on Pudong to Jinling Road on the Bund, hence “Dongjin Line”.  Still sounds too complicated to you? Then just remember “The Bund Ferry”, forget the so-called “Dongjin Line”. That’s okay!

How to get to the Bund Ferry ( Dongjin Ferry Line) ? 东金线轮渡
Just keep walking on the Bund to the south and soon you will find a pier home to two ferry boats shown on the picture below, then you have hit the  Bund Ferry Wharf ( or Dongjin Ferry Line Pier )

The Bund Ferry Wharf

The Bund Ferry Wharf

Where is the box office?
When you see the wharf above, then you try to find a passage down from the elevated promenade to the road on your right side. Below the promenade and on the left side of the road, you can find the English characters – Tickets – that’s the ticketing office for the ferry line.

You wait in line and only need to pay 2 yuan for the ticket.

The Box Office "English"

The Box Office “Tickets”

Important Notice:
If you keep on walking in the south direction, you will soon get to the box office for cruising on Huangpu River. Check out the link “How to Book Huangpu River Cruise Tickets” for more information.

After purchasing your ferry ticket, walk ahead to the place with iron handrails where you enter by through your ticket ( a plastic coin ). The condition of the waiting hall is very basic with very few seats available for passengers. In most cases you have to wait for your ferry.

Wait for getting onto the ferry baot.

Wait for getting onto the ferry boat.

The ferry is air-conditioned, two-deck, upper and lower. If you prefer to take pictures, you’d  better go up to the upper deck.The upper deck is covered on the top, but open-air above the one-meter high fence surrounding the edge of the boat.

Try to grab a space next the fence and take clear pictures of the views on both sides of the river.

The picture taken from the ferry boat.

The picture taken from the ferry-boat.

Below is the ferry timetable:
From the Bund: 07:15, 7:45, 8:15, 8:45, 9:15, 9:45, 10:15, 10:45, 11:15, 11:45, 12:15, 12:45, 13:15, 13:45, 14:15, 14:45, 15:15; 15:45, 16:15, 16:45, 17:15, 17:45, 18:15, 18:45

From Pudong: 07:00, 7:30, 8:00 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00; 15:00, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00

In 5 minutes, your ferry-boat will bring you to the east side of Huangpu River – Pudong. Get off the ferry, and don’t forget your mission – to explore Lujiazui ( the core of Pudong ).

Disembark from the ferry

Disembark from the ferry

How to explore the amazing megatall buildings?
From the pier you need to get to Lujiazui.  Lujiazui is rife with the futuristic, avant-garde buildings – Shanghai Tower (632 m),  Shanghai World Financial Center (492 m ), Oriental Pearl Tower (467.9 m), Jin Mao Building (421 m) and other over 30 buildings with 25 stories.

Over 500 domestic and overseas financial and insurance corporations are located in Lujiazui.

Lujiazui

Lujiazui

Basically you have two options of going from the wharf to Lujiazui – Walking ( 1000 meters ) or take the double-deck bus ( 30 yuan ).  If you have healthy legs, you just keep walk on the left side for 15 minutes, you will reach the core area of Lujiazui.

If you purchase the ticket for the double-deck bus, you can use the day pass for the rest of the day including the bus tour around Pudong area. The bus will take you to the stop near Oriental Pearl TV Tower.

For more information on Lujiazui, check out the link” How to Visit Lujiazui “.

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