Shanghai Ferry Terminal
Shanghai sits on a one of the tributaries of the Yangtze River (also spelled Yangzi or called the Chang Jiang River). The name Shanghai means "city on the sea", and the city first became famous as a seaport. Although China's recorded history dates back thousands of years, Shanghai really only became prominent in the late 19th century. After the first Opium War, Great Britain made Shanghai a treaty port, thus opening the city to a melting pot of cultures. The British, French, and Americans each had their own sector of the city to administer, independent of Chinese law.
Shanghai, situated at the estuary of the Yangtze River in the middle of China's eastern coastline, is the world's third largest port and China's largest seaport. It is the only port in China connecting the country's shipping system of sea, river, and freshwater.
Ships sailing from Shanghai Port voyage to some 500 ports in over 160 countries and regions all over the world. Due to the slow speed, some long-distance sea routes have been closed. However, the quantity of the goods moved in and out of Shanghai port ranks highly among the world's major ports. Passenger transportation through Shanghai port is also busy. The following is detailed introduction to the main passenger ports in Shanghai.
Ships sailing from Shanghai Port voyage to some 500 ports in over 160 countries and regions all over the world. Due to the slow speed, some long-distance sea routes have been closed. However, the quantity of goods moved in and out of Shanghai Port ranks high among the world's major ports. Passenger traffic through Shanghai port is also busy. The following is a detailed introduction to the main passenger ports in Shanghai.
Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal
Located at the North Bund Area in Hongkou District near downtown, the Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal has been under construction since 2004 and the entire project, including the passenger port, the Shanghai International Port Group Building, and certain corresponding business establishments, will be completed by the beginning of 2008. With the passenger port already in operation, Gaoyang International Passenger Transport Center, the future parking for Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, is now serving temporarily to handle the business of international cruises. The port in use now has berths which can accommodate large passenger liners. Sailing from Shanghai, international cruises can reach Japan and South Korea.
Costa Allegra', the first cruise ship berthing in this port, operates a regular 6-day tourist cruise routed: Shanghai (China) <---> Nagasaki (Japan) <---> Cheju (South Korea).
'Korea-China Bridge' ship operates regularly between China's Shanghai and Mokpo Port in South Korea. A single journey takes only 12 hours.
'New Jianzhen' is a passenger and cargo ship sailing regularly between Shanghai and Japan. It starts from Shanghai at 13:00 every Saturday, and arrives at Kobe or Osaka Ports of Japan on Monday morning the next week. The ship makes its return voyage from Kobe or Osaka at 12:00 every Tuesday, and it reaches Shanghai on Thursday. The speed of the ship is low, and a round trip usually takes over 80 hours. However there are still many people who choose this liner because of the good environment, excellent service, and low price. A single journey ship passage costs CNY1,300 to CNY2,600 (JPY20,000 to JPY40,000) per person according to the standard of cabin chosen. Alternatively you can pay CNY6,500 (JPY100,000) for a VIP room, which can accommodate two persons. For more information of this liner, you can phone 021-63257642.
'Suzhou' ship also voyages between Shanghai and Osaka in Japan. Starting from Shanghai at 11:00 every Tuesday, it reaches Osaka at 9:00 on Thursday. Every Friday, the ship makes its return at 12:00, and gets to Shanghai on Sunday. The ship passage is almost the same as that of 'New Jianzhen' ship.
When you take an international cruise, you'd better go to the port two hours before departure to conduct the boarding procedures. Ship tickets can be bought or booked at Shanghai International Ferry Co., Ltd. with your passport or other valid identification.
Ticket Office Address: D-G, 15 F, Jin'an Mansion, No.908, East Daming Road, Hongqiao District
Ticket Information Line: 021-65375111
Wusong Passenger Transport Center
Shanghai Port Wusong Passenger Transport Center, located at the meeting of the Yangtze River estuary and the Huangpu River, is an important passenger port with many domestic sea routes in operation. Succeeding the former Shiliupu Port, it has regular departures for neighboring areas like Nantong City in Jiangsu Province; Dinghai, Shengsi, Zhoushan, and the Putuoshan Mountain area of Zhejiang Province, as well as cities along the Yangtze River.
Wusong Passenger Transport Center can be reached by many city buses as follows:
51: Wusong Passenger Transport Center <---> Dabaishu <---> Baochang Rd.
116: Baoshan <---> Wusong Passenger Transport Center <---> Quyang Xincun
522: Wusong Passenger Transport Center <---> Dongfang Rd. <---> Lanling Rd.
719: Haijiang Xincun <---> Wusong Passenger Transport Center <---> Gongkang Xincun
728: Baoyang Rd. Bus Station <---> Wusong Passenger Transport Center ßà West Changjiang Rd.
848: Mohe Rd. <---> Wusong Passenger Transport Center <---> Zhapu Rd.
849: Baoshan Hotel <---> Wusong Passenger Transport Center <---> Pushan Rd.
952: People's Square <---> Wusong Passenger Transport Center <---> Haijiang Rd.
Baoyang Port Special Line: Baoyang Rd. Bus Station <---> Wusong Passenger Transport Center <---> Shanghai Railway Station
Songjia Line: Wusong Passenger Transport Center <---> Luodian <---> Jiading Passenger Transport Center
Songjia Special Line: Wusong Passenger Transport Center <---> Luodian <---> Jiading Passenger Transport Center
Songma Line: Wusong Passenger Transport Center <---> Fengzhou Rd.
Yongluo Line: Wusong Passenger Transport Center <---> Luodian Bus Station
Song'an Special Line: Wusong Passenger Transport Center <---> Yanghang Town <---> Malu Town <---> Anting Town
Songjing Special Line: Wusong Passenger Transport Center <---> Changfa Rd.
Tourist Bus 5: Shanghai Stadium <---> Wusong Passenger Transport Center <---> Baoyang Port
Here is information on ways to get to Wusong Passenger Transport Center from several transportation hubs in Shanghai:
1. From Shanghai Railway Station: take Baoyang Port Special Line; or take Metro Line 3 to Jiangwan Town, and then take the bus No. 51.
2. From People's Square: take No. 952 bus; or take Metro Line 1 to Shanghai Railway Station, and then transfer to Baoyang Port Special Line.
3. From Wujiaochang: take No. 90 bus to Zhanghuabang, and then transfer to No. 51 bus.
4. From Hongqiao International Airport: take No. 941 bus to Shanghai Railway Station, and then transfer to Baoyang Port Special Line.
5. From Pudong International Airport: take Airport Line 4 to Dabaishu, and transfer to No. 51 bus.
Other Ports in Shanghai
Gongping Road Port in Hongkou District has ships bound for Dalian about 558 nautical miles (1033 kilometers or 642 miles) away in Liaoning Province. Luchaogang Port in Nanhui District has ships to Putuoshan Mountain, Shengsi, and Zhoushan Archipelago. Jinshan Port in Jinshan District also has ships sailing to Zhoushan Archipelago. In Chongming, Luhua Port operates ships voyaging to Haimen in Jiangsu Province; Nanmen Port has ships to Liuhe in Jiangsu; and Xinmin Port has ships bound for Qidong in Jiangsu.
Note: Ship schedules can vary according to the weather conditions, and you can get up-to-date information by contacting the main ports of Shanghai listed below:
Port Address Tel Bus Route
Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal No. 800, East Daming Road 021-65952299 22, 37, 135, 330 (Night Line), 868, 921, 934
Wusong Passenger Transport Center No. 251, Songbao Rd., Baoshan District 021-56575500 51, 116, 522, 719, 728, 848, 849, 952, Baoyang Port Special Line
Gongping Rd. Port No. 60, Gongping Rd., Hongkou District 021-65418829 13, 19, 37, 135
Luchaogang Port No. 1969, Luchaogang Rd., Nanhui District 021-58281919 631, Longlu Line, Ludu Line
Jinshan Port Qijiadun, Jinshan District 021-57944431 Puwei Line, Tangwei Line, Jincao Line
Luhua Port Lugang Village, Luhua Town, Chongming 021-69693666 Nanjian Special Line
Nanmen Port No. 93, Nanmen Rd., Chongming 021-69693666 Nanniu Special Line
Xinmin Port Nanshou, Xinmin Town, Chongming 021-59465396 Nanbao Line, Hengxing Line
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