Shanghai, situated on the estuary of Yangtze River, is the busiest transport hub in eastern China. As an important financial and business center of China and of the world, it has highly developed infrastructure, including a convenient public transportation network.

Shanghai is the only Chinese city that has two international airports – Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao International Airport. The two modern airports are equipped with very advanced facilities. Every day, about 1,000 flights travel through the two airports, linked with many domestic and international cities such as Beijing, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Tokyo and Singapore.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport is located in Pudong New District, about 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from downtown area and about 40 kilometers (24.9 miles) from Hongqiao International Airport.
Hongqiao International Airport is situated in the western outskirts of Shanghai, about 13 kilometers (about 8 miles) from downtown area and about 60 kilometers (about 37 miles) from Pudong International Airport.
You can take airport shuttle bus, Maglev, subway and taxi to downtown. You can also  choose CUCAS’s “Airport Pick up service”. Our staff will meet you at the arrival area of Airport, and send you to the universities safe and sound.

Shanghai has an extensive public transport system, largely based on buses, trolley buses, taxis, and a rapidly expanding metro system.
Shanghai Metro
Shanghai Metro is the longest one in the world. There are 12 metro lines (number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13) currently while four lines are under construction. The metro fares are from ¥3 to ¥9 according to the distance.


Shanghai Bus
Public bus is a convenient way of transportation. There are up to 1,100 lines covering the city. Bus fares are usually ¥1, ¥1.5 and ¥2.
Bus Categories:
Shanghai public buses are identified either by numbers or Chinese characters. Buses can generally be classified into the following nine categories:
1. Downtown Regular Lines: 1 (01) – 200
2. Rush Hour Lines: 201 – 299 (although some include regular lines)
3. Night Lines: 301 – 399
4. Cross-River Lines (the new cross-river lines): 401 – 499
5. Bridge Line X, Tunnel Line X (the old cross-river lines): X = specific route number
6. Special Lines: 504 – 599, 801 – 899, 901 – 999
7. Pudong New District Special Lines: 601 – 699
8. Outskirts Regular Lines: 701 – 799
9. Suburban Lines: usually identified by Chinese characters representing an abbreviated form of the first and terminal stations’ names.

Daytime(5:00-23:00): Starting price 14 Yuan(including 1 Yuan fuel tax) for the first 3 km. 2.1 Yuan/km after 3km. 3.6 Yuan/km after 10km.

Nighttime(23:00-5:00): Starting price 18 Yuan(including 1 Yuan fuel tax) for the first 3 km. 3.1 Yuan/km after 3km. 4.7 Yuan/km after 10km.

Shanghai Public Transportation Card
All public transport can be paid for using the contactless Shanghai Public Transportation Card. It is common for the new users to pay ¥100 for the card, including a ¥20 deposit and ¥80 for use. The card can be used repeatedly and you can deposit more money in it at designated subway stations, bus stations, banks or stores.