Ship Transportation

Shanghai is the middle point of China’s north-south coastline and the largest port city in China, connecting China’s shipping system of seam river and freshwater. Ships sailing from Shanghai can reach more than 400 ports in the world. Due to the speed is too slow, manly long-distance sea routes and river routes have been closed. However, some liners are still available, including liners to nearby areas (Nantong City in Jiangsu Province, Dinghai, Zhoushan City and Putuo Mountain in Zhejiang Province and some cities along the Yangze River) and cities in Japan and South Korea.

Shanghai Ports

PortAddressTelBus RouteLeave For
Shiliupu Port515 Zhongshan Dong'er Road021-6595229922, 37, 135, 330 (Night Line), 868, 921, 934Ningbo City, Wuhan City, Chongqing City, Putuo Mountain, etc.
Wusong Port196 Songbao Road, Baoshan District021-5657550051, 116, 522, 719, 728, 848, 849, 952, Baoyang Port Special LineCongming County, Hengsha
Gongping Rd. Port60 Gongping Road, Hongkou District021-6541882951, 116, 522, 719, 728, 848, 849, 952, Baoyang Port Special LineDalian City, Qingdao City
Luchaogang Port1969 Luchaogang Road, Nanhui District021-5828191913, 19, 37, 135Ningbo City, Putuo Mountain
Jinshan PortQijiadun, Jinshan District021-57944431Puwei Line, Tangwei Line, Jincao LineZhoushan City, Zhenhai District in Ningbo City
Luhua PortLugang Village, Luhua Town, Chongming021-69693666Nanjian Special LineHaimen City
Nanmen Port93 Nanmen Road, Chongming021-69693666Nanniu Special LineNanmen Town
Xinmin PortNanshou, Xinmin Town, Chongming021-59465396Nanbao Line, Hengxing LineQidong City

Shanghai to Japan Cruise

There is a ship to Japan every Saturday. The journey takes about 45 hours. Read details.

Shanghai to Mountain Putuo Cruise

There is one ship sailing from Shanghai to Putuo Mountain each day. This sailing route is frequently used by travelers, as it is a very comfortable way to travel to Putuo Mountain from Shanghai. Putuo Mountain is located on the island, one of the Four Sacred Mountains of Buddhism. There are a number of temples on Mount Putuo. During it heyday, there were 3 main temples, 88 monasteries, and 128 thatched houses. China Highlights can help you customize a tour to visit Putuo Mountain.

Sailing schedule

Shanghai to Putuo Mountain


Departure Port

Destination Port

Daily Departure

Sailing Time

Ticket Price / Person

Shanghai Luchao Port

Putuoshan Port

10:00

Two hours and fifteen minutes

Tourist Class: CNY 195;
First Class: CNY 225.

Putuo Mountain to Shanghai


Departure Port

Destination Port

Daily Departure

Sailing Time

Ticket Price / Person

Putuoshan Port

Shanghai Luchao Port

13:00

Two and a half hours

Tourist Class: CNY 196;
First Class: CNY 226.

Note: Ticket price contains the bus ticket from Shanghai Nanpu Bridge to Shanghai Luchao Port (1969 Luchaogang Road, Nanhui District). The bus will take 1.15 hours.

Ticket Offices

1 east Jinling Road 金陵东路1号
385 Meiyuan Road 梅圆路385号
16 Yangpu Road杨树浦路16号
511 Zhongshan Dong Er Road中山东二路511号
60 Gongping Road公平路60号(公平路客运站)

Tickets begin to sale three days before the departure.

Travelers can also book the tickets through the following companies which have obtain the right to sale the tickets for the boat company.

Baitong Boat Ticket Office百通船票代售处
Location: 782 Wuyi Road, Changning District长宁区武夷路782号

Lantian Hotel 篮天宾馆
Location: 2400 Siping Road, Yangpu District杨浦区四平路2400号

Wusongkou Developing Company吴淞口开发公司联合售票处
Location: 50 Mudanjian Road, Wusongkou 吴淞牡丹江路50号

Old City God Temple Travel Agency 老城隍庙旅行社
Location: 1088 Lujiabang Road, Huangpu District黄浦区陆家浜路1088号

Shanghai Travel Agency上海旅行社
Location: 739 Shenzhou Road神州路739号

East Shanghai International Travel Agency东上海国际旅行社
Location: 535 Dongfang Road, New Pudong Area浦东新区东方路535号

Place to buy tickets in Wuxi

Lianyun Company无锡市联运公司代售处
Location: 51 Middle Renmin Road无锡市人民中路51号

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