How to Visit Shanghai Tower (Tips, Photos & Map)

Among the dazzling ziggurats of Pudong across the river from the Bund stands the tallest building in Shanghai – Shanghai Tower, a 632-meter (2,073 ft), 125-story above the ground and 5-storey underground. It is in a shape of spiralling curve with double outer glass walls, a green, human and Knowledge skyscraper.

Shanghai Tower is also the second tallest in the world, adding to the superlatives of a city that already boasts the world’ fastest train and highest hotels.

The locations of the 4 iconic towers in Shanghai (Google)

If you are planning your Shanghai tour, do you have the fancy idea of going up to its 118th-floor Shanghai Summit Observation Desk for a 360-degree view of the magical city of Shanghai?  Sure, you won’t miss the opportunity to be safely huddled in a huge transparent triangle 546 meters vertically high above the ground to experience the “Sky City”.

How to Get to Shanghai Tower?

Shanghai Tower is located at No.501 Yincheng Middle Road ( 银城中路501号) in Pudong District, Shanghai. Shanghai Tower is adjacent to Jinmao Tower (421 meters ) on its north and Shanghai Global Financial Center (492 meters) on its east.

By Subway
Taking Subway Line 2 and get off at the station of Lujiazui, exit from the Exit 6 and walk towards the southwest direction and you will reach the tower.

By Bus
Taking Bus 583, 939 and 799 and get off at the stop of Dongtai Road ( 东泰路站), very close to the tower.

How to Buy the entry tickets?
You can buy your ticket at the ticketing office on the northwest known as ” Shanghai Summit ” (上海之巅).
Entry fee:   180 yuan per person

How to get up to the 118th-floor “Shanghai Summit Observation Deck”?

First you go down to B1 “Shanghai Summit Exhibition Hall for some interesting interactive activities. Then further go dow to B2 where you will take the fastest elevator and get to the 536-meter 118th floor in 55 seconds and start your summit tour.

So the elevator of Shanghai Tower is the fastest of this kind in the world, 18 meters in a second.

The 118th-floor “Shanghai Summit Observation Deck”
The 118th-floor observation deck of Shanghai Tower is known as ” Shanghai Summit”, vertically 546 meters tall with an area of over 1000 square meters.

The covered observation deck is  in a shape of a transparent triangle where you can have a 360-degree of the city of Shanghai.

The 632-meter high Shanghai Tower
Shanghai Global Financial Center, Jinmao Tower and Shanghai Tower
Shanghai Tower seen before dark from the Bund
Shanghai Tower viewed across the river opposite the Bund
Shanghai Tower stands prominently on the Pudong skyline.

Hassle-free Shanghai Guided Tours

If you don’t want to do a self-guided tour and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Shanghai:

Shanghai Tour
Shanghai Day Tour
Shanghai Multi-Day Tour
Shanghai Evening Tour
Shanghai Cruise Port ( Transfer& Excursions )
Shanghai Beijing Tour
Shanghai Xian Tour
Shanghai Car Rental with Driver

Further Readings

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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
Top 10 Photo Spots in Shanghai
10 Non-Touristy Things to Do in Shanghai
Top Things to Do for Kids in Shanghai
Top family-friendly spots to visit in Shanghai
Top 10 Shanghai Museums
Doing things the local way in Shanghai
Shanghai Cherry Blossom Festival

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Shanghai in January Travel Guide
Shanghai Layout, the city layout of Shanghai

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