Shanghai Area Map
The best way to get around Shanghai is the metro. Immune to traffic (though crowding is inevitable), the metro is a fast and cheap way to travel within the city, and its extensive reach will put you close to all the top attractions and hotels. Taxis are another convenient and useful option, but they'll cost you a bit more. Buses will take you for a wild ride through the streets, so consider opting for the metro instead. Walking through Shanghai is an awe-inspiring experience and the only way to familiarize yourself with individual neighborhoods. That said, conquering the entire city on foot is an impossible feat. Biking through downtown Shanghai may seem like a death wish to some, but others find it to be a cheap and thrilling means of getting around.
Most international travelers arrive through Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), while the city's main domestic hub is Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA). PVG is located on the eastern edge of the city. Most visitors coming through this airport either take a cab or the Shanghai Maglev train into downtown. SHA is stationed just west of downtown; metro line 10 services this airport.Getting To & Around Shanghai»