Shanghai Bus Transportation

There are two main long distance bus stations in Shanghai. Buses depart from shanghai heading along the east coast to Suzhou, Wuxi, Nanjing, Hangzhou and other cities. More high expresses linking Shanghai and some other major cities are under construction will be put into use in the near future.

Shanghai has advanced net work of highway. Three westward National Highway Lines 312 (stretching from Shanghai to Yining City in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region), 318 (stretching from Shanghai to Zhangmu Town in Tibet) and 320 (from Shanghai to Ruili in Yunnan Province) are all start from Shanghai. Yantai–Shanghai National Highway 204 and Tongjiang–Sanyan National Highway run through Shanghai, linking North China to South China. Four main expressways (Shanghai–Nanjing, Shanghai–Jiading–Taicang, Shanghai–Qingpu–Pingwang and Shanghai–Hangzhou) provide great convenience to the transport between Shanghai and cities in its neighboring areas.

In Shanghai, there are more than 40 long-distance bus stations covering thousands of long-distance bus routes. These long-distance bus stations mainly concentrated in Zhabei District, especially the area around Shanghai Railway Station. The following is the information for several long-distance bus stations in Shanghai.

1. Shanghai Long-Distance General Bus Station 上海汽车总站
Main Destinations: most cities of 6 provinces in East China including Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangxi and Fujian; and some other cities like Zhengzhou, Xi’an, Changsha, Guilin, Guangzhou, Wuhan, etc.
Address: The North Square of Shanghai Railway Station, 1662 Zhongxing Road, Zhabei District (闸北区中兴路1662号)
Tel: 021-6629 9116
Hours: 05:00–23:30
Bus Routes: 06, 115, 117, 305, 310, 515, 517, 823, 859, 912, 928, 929, 962, or Subway Line 1 or 3

2. Hutai Road Long-Distance Bus Station 上海沪太路长途客运站
Main Destinations: Qingdao, Rizhao, Lianyungang, Nanjing, Yangzhou, Hangzhou, Shaoxing, Wuhan, Ma’anshan, Mt. Huangshan, Mt. Jiuhuashan and Wuzhen, etc
Address: 1015 North Zhongshan Road, Zhabei District (闸北区中山路1015号)
Tel: 021-5652 8400
Hours: 05:00–18:00
Bus Routes: 40, 47, 58, 69, 128, 213, 216, 224, 234, 309, 332, 510, 525, 706, 710, 741, 767B, 822, 844, 845, 849, 869, 924, 963, Beijia Special Line, Beiluo Line and Beian Line
Subway Line: Subway Line 1

3. Jiaotong Dazhong Long-Distance Bus Station 交通大众客运中心
Main Destinations: Wuhan, Nanjing, Suzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou, Hefei, Ma’anshan, Zhengzhou, Yangzhou, Pingdingshan, Rizhao, etc
Address: 168 Taopu Road, Putuo District (普陀区桃浦路168号)
Tel: 021-5285 8818
Hours: 05:15–17:30
Bus Routes: 1, 106, 117, 129, 136, 516, 708, 724, 742, 744, 754, 768, 807, 827, 832, 838, 856, 859, 866, and Airport Line 6

4. Hutie Long-Distance Bus Station 沪铁长途客运站
Main Destinations: Jining, Xuchang, Beijing, Ji’nan, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou, Zhejiang, Ningbo, JIaxing, Jiangyin, Wuahn, Hefei, Yichang, Jiujiang, etc
Address: 783 Hengfeng Road, Zhabei District (闸北区恒丰路783号)
Tel: 021-5100 5131 / 6353 5375
Hours: 05:30–18:00
Bus Routes: 64, 104, 109, 128, 301, 324, 710, 722, 741, 767B, 801, or 955

5. Xujiahui Bus Station 徐家汇客运站
Main Destinations: cities in some southern provinces including Nanjing, Wuxi, Suzhou, Yangzhou, Hangzhou, Jiaxing, Ningbo, Shaoxing, Hefei, Wuhu, Changsha, Wuhan, etc
Address: 211 Hongqiao Road, Xuhui District (徐汇区虹桥路211号)
Tel: 021-6469 9472 / 6487 1041
Bus Routes: 2, 15, 42, 50, 56, 72, 93, 122, 126, 205, 401, 548, 593, 712, 770, 806, 814, 830、840, 855, 864, 920, 927, 931, 946, Airport Line 3, Xumin Line, Xuchuan Line, Xuhua Line, Tourist Line 7 and 10
Subway Lines: 1, 3 and 4

6. Pudong International Airport Long-Distance Bus Station
Main Destinations: Hangzhou, Jiaxing, Qingtian, Suzhou, Wuxi, Kunshan, Zhangjiagang, Nanjing
Address: at the south end of on the second floor ofPudong International Airport Terminal's bus parking lot (Passengers can buy the tickets in Gate 6-7 and Gate 8-9, Arrival Hall, Terminal 1 (T1), or in the ticket office for long-distance bus at the exit of bus parking area, or in the Airport Long-Distance Bus Station.)
Tel: 021-6834 5743

Questions and Answers About Shanghai Bus Transportation

Vineet Rawal 2014-04-01
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I want to know for Bus from Shanghai to Guangzhou for 13 april
Mithalal 2014-03-23
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i want to go jiangyin city . i am in changzhou how i move
Hi Mithalal, there are direct buses from Changzhou Bus Station to Jiangyin, with very good frequency. Whitney Liao replied on 2014-03-24
Deborah 2014-02-16
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I want to get a long distance bus from central shanghai which will take me to Zhongyangmen long distance bus station in Nanjing - which bus station in Shanghai should I go from ? Thanks
Hi Deborah, it is from Shanghai South Bus Station. Whitney Liao replied on 2014-02-16
salman 2013-12-30
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I want to take a bus from shanghai pudong air port to wuhu is there any direct bus
Dear salman, There is no direct bus from Pudong airport to Wuhu. You need to take a subway to Shanghai train station, then take a train to get there. It takes about 7-8 hours. Lussie Lu replied on 2013-12-30
Bilal Shams 2013-12-15
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I am planning a trip on 11 Jan 2014 at 0100 hrs (night) from Qingdao (Huadong) to Shanghai International Airport. Please guide!
Hi Bilal, i think you can take flight from Qingdao to Shanghai direclty. If you need to book the flight, please visit our web page at http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-flights/ . Simon Huang replied on 2013-12-15
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