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Big Bus Shanghai: Hop-On, Hop-Off Day Tour

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  • The Bund, Xin Tian Di, Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Nanjing Road – You name it and we have it in the tour
  • Hop on at your own convenience and hop off at your favourite spot
  • Also includes an entry ticket to Jin Mao Tower
  • Double decker bus ticket valid for 48 hours and audio commentary in 8 languages ensures you do not miss a thing


The most comprehensive tour of Shanghai City, the Big Bus Shanghai: Hop-On, Hop-Off Day Tour covers its most famous monuments, gardens and landmarks. The buses ply from two routes ensuring that you don’t miss a thing.

The carefully designed tour takes you to all the famous landmarks; from the Jade Buddha temple to the Oriental Pearl Television Tower and from People’s Square to the Bund - Shanghai’s world famous waterfront. Open-top buses run regularly and you are able to hop-on and hop-off at a variety of interesting places.

Your 48 hour Big Bus ticket provides access to all the Big Bus Tour routes. Together they enable you to experience the cultural heritage and stunning architecture that makes Shanghai such a fascinating city.

On the open-topped double decker bus, audio-commentary is offered in 8 languages - Mandarin, English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Korean.

Download the tour route map


This Big Bus Shanghai: Hop-On, Hop-Off Day Tour allows you to plan your sightseeing as per your convenience. You may hop on and hop off at any of the designated stops, sightseeing, and shop or eat and then hop back again when the next bus comes along.

Your Big Bus Shanghai ticket is valid for 48 hours, from when you first board the bus. The double decker bus will offer a panoramic view of the city and cover the major attractions of the city. With more than 10 breakpoints and two routes to choose from, each location has been carefully selected so that you are within easy reach of one of Shanghai's key attractions.

Some of the major attractions are:

Xin Tian Di: A pedestrian street which reflects the flavour of both old and the new, Xin Tian Di holds the historical and cultural legacies of Shanghai city. It is a traffic free area of restored Shikumen, or “Stone Gate” Houses, which are traditional buildings blending Chinese and Western architecture and were common place in Shanghai during the late 1800’s. Today, it houses a plethora of restaurants, cafes and bars and is one of the best loved dining areas.

Yu Garden: Yu in Chinese means pleasing and satisfying, and the garden was built by a government officer of the Ming dynasty for his parents. The garden consists of rockeries, ponds pavilions, towers and a lotus pool and has undergone drastic changes in its 400 years of existence.

The Bund: Also called Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, it is one of the most visited places in Shanghai. The Bund is famous for its magnificent 19th and 20th century architecture, especially the 26 buildings located at the west side of the Bund, which are built in different styles like Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance. It has been an important trading place for ages and has been the former headquarters of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the former Customs House, and the old Shanghai Club, once home to the longest bar in the world.

Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street: It is one of the busiest shopping streets in the world and has been a centre of commerce for over 100 years. It houses the top brands and is a fashionista’s paradise.

Jade Buddha Temple: One of the most important Buddhist temples in Shanghai, the temple was founded in 1882 when two Buddha statues made of jade were imported from Burma. The peaceful atmosphere in the temple with other relics of cultural importance is worth a visit.

Oriental Pearl Television Tower: One of Shanghai’s most distinctive buildings, it provides brilliant view of the city and consists of observation decks, a restaurant and a hotel.

Shanghai Museum: Built in December 1952, the museum has a collection of over 120,000 pieces of Chinese art, including bronze, ceramic, calligraphy, furniture, jades, ancient coins, paintings and sculptures. The Museum has eleven galleries and three special temporary exhibition halls.

The other main attractions to be covered in the course of the tour are People’s Square, Shanghai World Financial Centre, Nan Pu Bridge, Jing'an Temple and Jinmao Tower.

While on the bus, you will discover Shanghai’s rich history through the informative personal commentary available in 8 languages - Mandarin, English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Korean.

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  • great experiences

    we enjoyed 48 hours of hopping on and off all over shanghai. Staff were all very helpful, even those with limited English. We were staying at radisson blue hotel so the stop...

    jennifer mccormack
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Activity Schedule

When does it run?



Your ticket is valid for 48 hours

Start time

Start time: The first departure on the City Tour (Red Route) from People’s Square is at 9:00 am and the last at 5:00 pm. The frequency of the bus is 30 minutes.
The first departure on the Pudong Tour (Blue Route) from The Bund is at 9:45 am and the last at 5:00 pm. The frequency of the bus is 45 minutes.
Duration: Your ticket is valid for 48 hours

Meeting point

You may board the bus at any of the designated stops

Ending point

You may get off at any of the designated stops as per your convenience

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  • Double decker bus tour
  • Personal recorded commentary is offered in your choice of 8 languages: Mandarin, English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Korean
  • Entry ticket to Jin Mao Tower


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance fee to the attractions


Dress in loose, comfortable clothes Wear a hat, sunglasses and carry sunscreen Don’t forget your camera Wear comfortable shoes

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Please note

Your Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket is valid for the date purchased.

Your ticket is valid for 48 hours from first use.

Your booking voucher can be exchanged for your Hop-on, Hop-off ticket at any one of the stops. Simply choose the stop which you wish to start the tour from and present your voucher to the driver who will exchange it for a ticket that will be valid for 48 hours from that time

Children under the age of 5 may travel free of charge as long as they are accompanied by a dedicated adult (1 adult to 1 child).

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions that you may have.
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Cancellation policy

See the Cancellation policy for this product

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