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Shanghai Cruise Ports — Location, Transport, and Shore Excursions

Shanghai Cruise Port is an important port of call on all Asia Pacific cruises. Shanghai Cruise Port has three international cruise terminals: Wusongkou Cruise International Terminal, Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, and Waigaoqiao International Cruise Terminal.

Cruise companies and ships using these three cruise terminals are Royal Caribbean Cruises, Costa Rica Cruises, Star Cruises, Holland America Volemdam, Ocean Princess, Sapphire Princess, Crystal Symphony, Diamond Princess, Celebrity Millennium, Arcadia, Azamara Quest, and Oceania Nautica.

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Cruise Port Terminals Transfer Service

There is no direct public transport between the cruise port terminals and downtown Shanghai and other cities. The most recommended option is to book a transfer service with us. We are confident our service beats taxis for cost, comfort, and convenience. If you need any help, please feel free to contact us.

Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal

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Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal (or Wusongkou Cruise Port) is the best-built port in Shanghai. It is located in Paotaiwan Bay, where the Yangtze River meets the Huangpu River and flows into the sea. It is the Yangtze River Delta shipping junction.

The natural water depth advantage and top municipal and service infrstructure make Wusongkou the  best cruise terminal. The cruise terminal has a constant depth of 9 to 13 meters in its forepart, 1 to 2 kilometers from the Yangtze main channel. The frontage of the terminal is 1,500 meters in length and 30–40 meters in width.

Its enables 3 big cruise ships of 100,000–150,000 tons to berth at the same time. The total area of its harbor district is more than 160 hectares, of which the core zone takes 49 hectares.

  • Chinese: 上海吴淞口国际邮轮港 Shànghǎi Wúsōngkǒu Guójì Yóulún Gǎng /shung-high woo-song-koh gwor-jee yo-lwnn gung/
  • Address: 1 Baoyang Road, Wusongkou, Baoshan District, 宝山区吴淞口宝杨路1 号
  • Tel: 0086-21-56120623

Wusongkou Cruise Port Transportation

Wusongkou Cruise Port is about 25 km from Shanghai center city.

There is no direct public transportation between the port and Shanghai city center. You can go to the port by subway or taxi. By subway, you may need to change lines, and walk some way. The most convenient way is to book a transfer service or take a taxi.

Wusongkou Cruise Port Taxi Summary

To/From Distance Journey Time Approximate Fares
Shanghai city center 25 km (15 mi) 50 min 85 yuan
Shanghai Railway Station 24 km (15 mi) 45 min 80 yuan
Shanghai South Railway Station 36 km (22mi) 1 min 135 yuan
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station 47 km (29 mi) 1 h 165 yuan
Shanghai Long-Distance Bus Station 22 km (14 mi) 40 min 75 yuan
Shanghai Pudong International Airport 51 km (32 mi) 1 h 180 yuan
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport 38 km (24 mi) 50 min 130 yuan

From Wusongkou Cruise Port to Other Cities

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There is no direct transportation between the port and other cities like Suzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Wuxi. The best way to go from the port to these places is to book a private transfer service in advance. Contact us and let us help you get where you want to go.

If you prefer to go to other cities on your own, we would like to give you some suggestions as follows.

Suzhou is about 117 km from Wusongkou Cruise Port. The most convenient way to go to Suzhou is to take a taxi from the port. It takes about 2½ hours. You can also take a taxi or subway as above to Shanghai Railway Station, and a bullet train to Suzhou. There are 58 daily bullet trains to Suzhou daily from 06:18 to 22:20. It takes about 25 minutes and costs about 40–60 yuan.

Hangzhou is about 205 kilometers from Wusongkou Cruise Port, 3 hours' drive. The best way to go to Hangzhou is to get to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station as above. There are 41 daily bullet trains to Hangzhou, departing from 06:20 to 21:31. It takes about 70 minutes. The ticket price is 78–124 yuan.

Wuxi is about 151 kilometers from Wusongkou Cruise Port, one hour and 50 minutes' drive. First go to Shanghai Railway Station as above, from which there are 53 daily bullet trains to Wuxi, departing from 06:18 to 21:40. It takes about 50 minutes and costs about 60–95 yuan.

Nanjing is about 300 kilometers from Wusongkou Cruise Port. It takes about four hours by taxi. We recommend getting to Shanghai Railway Station as above, and taking a bullet train to Nanjing. There are 53 daily, departing from 06:18 to 21:40. The trip costs 140–220 yuan and takes about one hour and 40 minutes.

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Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal

Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal is the largest cruise port terminal in Shanghai. It is located on the Huangpu River, near the downtown area, with a water front of 880m, covering 41 hectares. It can berth three large passenger liners of 70,000 tons–80,000 tons at the same time, with an annual passenger throughput of 1 million .

  • Chinese: 上海国际客运中心 Shànghǎi Guójì Kèyùn Zhōngxīn /shung-high gwor-jee ker-ywnn jong-sshin/
  • Address: 500 Daming Road, Hongkou District, 虹口区东大名路500号
  • Tel: 0086-21-61818000, 61819900 

Shanghai Port Taxi Summary

To/From Distance Journey Time Approximate Fares
Shanghai city center 5 km (3 mi) 15 min 20 yuan
Shanghai Railway Station 6 km (4 mi) 20 min 25 yuan
Shanghai South Railway Station 18 km (11 mi) 30 min 60 yuan
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station 24 km (15 mi) 40 min 80 yuan
Shanghai Long-Distance Bus Station 7 km (4 mi) 25 min 30 yuan
Shanghai Pudong International Airport 56 km (35 mi) 1 h 5 min 200 yuan
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport 19 km (12 mi) 35 min 70 yuan

Shanghai Waigaoqiao Port Cruise Terminal

Shanghai Cruise Port

Shanghai Waigaoqiao Port Cruise Terminal, the third port cruise terminal in Shanghai, is located at Waigaoqiao in Pudong New Area, about 6 kilometers from Wusongkou Port, 30 kilometers from downtown Shanghai. The water in this port is about 12.5 meters deep, which can berth the world's largest cruise ship. The length of the port is about 990 m.

It can berth four large cruise ships at the same time. When ships larger than 87,000 tons can not get to Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, because of the low bridge over the Huangpu River, they berth at Waigaoqiao Port or Wusongkou Port.

  • Chinese: 上海外高桥港区码头 Shànghǎi Wàigāoqiáo Gǎng Qū Mǎtóu /shung-high why-gaoww-chyaoww gung chyoo maa-toh/

Waigaoqiao Port Taxi Summary

To/From Distance Journey Time Approximate Fares
Shanghai city center 26 km (16 mi) 50 min 95 yuan
Shanghai Railway Station 24 km (15 mi) 55 min 80 yuan
Shanghai South Railway Station 40 km (11 mi) 1 h 140 yuan
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station 45 km (28 mi) 50 min 160 yuan
Shanghai Long-Distance Bus Station 24 km (15 mi) 40 min 85 yuan
Shanghai Pudong International Airport 36 km (22 mi) 35 min 125 yuan
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport 40 km (25 mi) 50 min 140 yuan

Chinese and Pronunciations You May Need

  • Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal: 上海吴淞口国际邮轮港 Shànghǎi Wúsōngkǒu Guójì Yóulún Gǎng /shung-high woo-song-koh gwor-jee yo-lwnn gung/
  • Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal: 上海国际客运中心 Shànghǎi Guójì Kèyùn Zhōngxīn /shung-high gwor-jee ker-ywnn jong-sshin/
  • Shanghai Waigaoqiao Port Zone Wharf: 上海外高桥港区码头 Shànghǎi Wàigāoqiáo Gǎng Qū Mǎtóu /shung-high why-gaoww-chyaoww gung chyoo maa-toh/
  • Shanghai Railway Station: 上海火车站 Shànghǎi Huǒchē Zhàn /shung-high hwor-cher jan/
  • Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station: 上海虹桥火车站 Shànghǎi Hóngqiáo Huǒchē Zhàn /shung-high hong-chyaoww hwor-cher jan/
  • Shanghai South (Railway) Station: 上海南站 Shànghǎi Nán Zhàn /shung-high nan jan/
  • Shanghai Pudong International Airport: 上海浦东国际机场 Shànghǎi Pǔdōng Guójì Jīchǎng /shang-high poo-dong gwor-jee jee-chung/
  • Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport: 上海虹桥国际机场 Shànghǎi Hóngqiáo Guójì Jīchǎng /shang-high hong-chyaoww gwor-jee jee-chung/
  • Please take me to …: 请带我到…… Qǐng dài wǒ dào … /ching digh wor daoww …/
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Things to Know about Planning Your Shanghai Trip

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Getting a Visa… or No Need to Get a Visa?

From Jan. 30, 2016, 144-hour visa-free transit policy is implemented to facilitate passport holders of 51 countries to enjoy a visa-free stay up to 144 hours when making a transfer via Shanghai ports.

If you meet the relevant qualifying criteria of the policy, you won't need to obtain a visa in advance.

Travel Individually or Travel with a Travel Company?

Public transportation in Shanghai is well developed. But it is not easy for a foreigner to figure out the complex transport network.

If you want no hassles, we recommend you travel with a professional travel company like us, who will take care of getting you where you want to go. Then you can enjoy a comfortable and relaxing tour. We are here to help.

How Many Days to Stay in Shanghai?

If your time is limited, you can spend one day to visit the most famous sites in Shanghai city, including the Bund, Yu Garden, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Museum. In the evening, it is enjoyable to take a relaxing cruise on the Huangpu River.

If your time permits, you can take a 2–3 day extension tour to Suzhou or Hangzhou. You will be amazed by classical Chinese gardens, and tranquil water towns.

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