Shanghai Hop-On, Hop-Off Open-Top Sightseeing Bus – 48 Hours

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Shanghai Hop-On, Hop-Off Open-Top Sightseeing Bus – 48 Hours BESTSELLER


See magnificent views of Shanghai from an open-top double-decker bus

Hop-on and hop-off at more than 20 places of interest

Explore all of the major sights of the city

Get personal audio commentary in a choice of 8 languages

See the city from the water on a complimentary river cruise


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See the best of Shanghai from an open-top double-decker bus. Hop-on and hop-off at more than 20 places of interest, with complete control of your itinerary. Entry into some of the city's most popular attractions is free with your 48-hour ticket.


The Big Bus Tour offers fantastic value for those who want to experience the best that Shanghai has to offer. Your ticket gives you complete flexibility to hop-on and off the bus at all of the city's major attractions, allowing you to plan your day as you please.

Enjoy magnificent views from the open-top double-decker bus, while your personal audio commentary brings the history and culture of the city to life.

The Red Route - Shanghai City Tour showcases Shanghai's historic waterfront, including The Bund, People's Square, Yu Garden and Xin Tian Di.

The Blue Route - Pudong Tour takes in the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, World Financial Centre and unmissable views of the city's famous skyline from Nan Pu Bridge.

The Green Route - Temple Tour combines the historic Jing'An and Jade Buddha temples with designer shopping on Nanjing Road.

Included with your ticket is access to all 3 sightseeing routes, valid for 48 hours (during bus operation times), giving you complete control of your itinerary.

Also included with your ticket is free entrance to the Jin Mao Tower 88th floor observation deck, a free 1-hour river cruise and entrance into the Jade Buddha Temple.

Buses depart every 30 minutes throughout the day from 09:00 until 17:00, so you will never have long to wait.

What's Included:

• All 3 bus routes
• Entrance to Huang Pu River Cruise
• Entrance to Jade Buddha Temple
• Entrance to the Jin Mao Tower 88th floor observation deck
• Headphones
• Map

What's Not Included:

• Lunch
• Hotel pick-up

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  • Rating: 5 “Easy way to experience old and new cultural-mix of this huge city”

    Reviewed by Sue – Qingdao, China on May 6, 2015 The three Shanghai routes are a great way to see the French Concession and Bund/Nanjing Rd river area and then contrast this older area with the huge skycrapers and modern developments across the river in Pudong. Buses regular and easy to find, with excellent historic commentary. Only complaint: Labour Day lack of staff meant no-one to show the correct entrance for the river cruise so wasted an hour following a maze of alleyways below the Bund, being refused entry by officious harbour security!

  • Rating: 3 “Remember to take your coat if sitting in the open part of the bus!”

    Reviewed by Nicky – Wellington, New Zealand on March 8, 2015 We enjoyed the tour and used all three bus routes.

  • Rating: 4 “Convenient, easy way to see the highlights of Shanghai - Recommended!!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer – Greensborough, Australia on October 12, 2013 Having used the Hop on, Hop off Bus in London, Paris & Dublin in 2011 we again chose to purchase vouchers for Shanghai. The staff at the office for exchange of the voucher for our tickets were MOST helpful & recommended several places we should visit. They spoke good english & made sure we boarded the correct bus for our 1st day of sight-seeing. The audio was detailed & gave a little of the history of the area as well as identifying current points of interest. We very much liked the helpful young lady at The Bund bus stop & thenk her for taking photos for us!! Maps were colourful & easy to use. The Temple Tour Route on the 2nd day again provided good stops though we had to wait quite a while in the heat for the bus to collect us at the end of our temple tour. Keep an eye on the tiime to make the most of your stops & avoid a lengthy wait like we did. Highly recommend this way to get around Shanghai.

  • Rating: 4 “Good way to go about the city.”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer – Mandaluyong City, Philippines on May 19, 2013 Staff were friendly and informative. However, there were a few outlets that didn't work. The upper front window had no wipers so the view was hazy when it rains.

  • Rating: 4 “Good way to see the sights in Shanghai”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer – Shanghai, China on April 8, 2013 Was a hassle free way to see shanghai. The only negative was had to wait quite a while for buses especially on the green route. Buses were good, commentary useful and plenty of staff at the stops to answer any questions.

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  • “very good city tour”

    “No issues with the online booking, the guide was very good, very good information at the meeting point- they covered all of the highlights”

    LutzfromNeustadt, Germany

  • “The Best way to see Shanghai”

    “Opted for the 48 hour pass. Excellent value. Helpful staff. Thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend”

    ClivefromWedmore, United Kingdom

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