Shanghai Bus Tour Hop-on Hop-off Premium Ticket including City Top Attraction Admissions

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Shanghai Bus Tour Hop-on Hop-off Premium Ticket including City Top Attraction Admissions
from AUD $49.45
See Shanghai’s highlights on this hop-on hop-off tour! Visit Jade Buddha Temple, Nanpu Bridge, the Bund, Jing’an Temple, Xintiandi, the People’s Plaza and more. Your pass is valid on all three routes, and you can hop off at any of the 22 stops to explore attractions by foot with your provided map. You can choose 1 or 2-day pass includes different city attraction admission combos, such as Huangpu River Cruise, Jinmao Tower observation deck (88th floor), The Bund sightseeing tunnel, Shanghai World Financial Center (100th floor) and Shanghai Tower (121th floor)!
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In Brief

Shanghai, China
2 days
Tour run every day of the year with regular departures between 9:00-17:00.
May to October Red Route runs extended operating hours.
please ask our staff of details.
Important InfoInfo
Based on the attractions you want to see, choose from three different routes: the Shanghai City Tour (Red Route), Temple Tour (Green Route) and Pudong Tour (Blue Route). Your pass is valid for all three routes. Then, hop aboard the open-top, double-decker bus at any of the 22 stops around Shanghai to begin your hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. On board, enjoy informative audio commentary that brings Shanghai’s culture and ancient history to life.

Drive down beautiful tree-lined streets, past outstanding colonial style buildings and under soaring skyscrapers. With your provided map in hand, hop off the bus to explore by foot. Visit sites such as Jade Buddha Temple, People’s Square, Yuyuan Garden, the Bund, Nanpu Bridge, Jing’an Temple and Xintiandi.

There are 5 different comb options for you to choose from:
• 48-hour Bus Tour + 3 attractions (Huangpu River Cruise + Jinmao Tower 88th floor observation deck + The Bund sightseeing tunnel)
• 24-hour Bus Tour + Jinmao Tower 88th floor observation deck + The Bund sightseeing tunnel
• 24-hour Bus Tour + Huangpu River Cruise
• 48-hour Bus Tour + Shanghai World Financial Center 100th floor observation deck 
• 48-hour Bus Tour + Shanghai Tower 121th floor observation deck 

Option 1 and 3 hop-on hop-off pass includes a 1-hour cruise on the Huangpu River, letting you experience Shanghai from a different perspective. You can also visit the choice of Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, or Shanghai Tower, the Shanghai’s most iconic skyscrapers, and whiz up to the observation deck for incredible panoramic views of the city.

See the Itinerary below for a full list of stops on each route. Your pass is valid for unlimited hop-on hop-off transportation within a 24-hour or a 48-hour period.


  • Transport by open-top, double-decker bus
  • Audio commentary in 8 languages
  • Map of route and sites
  • Huangpu River cruise (Tour option 1 and 3)
  • Sightseeing tunnel (one way, tour option 1 and 2)
  • Entry/Admission - Jin Mao Tower


  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Stops include:

Red Route (Shanghai City Tour):

People’s Square

Shanghai Art Museum

Nanjing Road

The Bund

New Cruise Terminal

Yuyuan Garden

Xin Tian Di

Blue Route (Pudong Tour):

The Bund

Oriental Pearl Tower

World Financial Center & Jin Mao Tower

Cool Docks

New Cruise Terminal

Green Route (Temple Tour):

Nanjing Road

Shanghai Museum

Huaihai Road

Jing’an Temple (on Nanjing West Road)

Portman Ritz Carlton Hotel (on Nanjing West Road)

Jade Buddha Temple

Shanghai Art Museum

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Tour departs from any of the 22 stops

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Children 4 years old and under ride free

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.96 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Tour options were great - took the red line - short wait time for the buses. Frequency of buses was maybe 15 minutes - routes were quite good (3 to choose from)
• Submitted 12 Nov 2019
Sorry I bought the deluxe ticket as we only used 1/2 day if it. Buses were great. Routes seemed good and wish we had more time. We were on a cruise with only an overnight.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
Many interesting stops. Easy on and off at all stops.
• Submitted 17 Apr 2018
This ticket made it so easy to get around Shanghai and see all of the sights!! The sightseeing tunnel was maybe the only part that I was disappointed with. The Huangpu River Cruise was great, and although I wouldn't have chosen to do the Jin Mao Tower observation if it wasn't included with my 2-day pass, I'm glad to have done it, even on a overcast day. It must be spectacular on a clear, sunny day!! Very convenient and easy to use!! :
• Submitted 09 Apr 2018
Was so easy for us because we had bought our voucher thru Viator. Great deal.
• Submitted 08 Apr 2018
awesome sights
• Submitted 01 Mar 2018
Great way to see the city. Very enjoyable and reasonably priced. I am disabled and walk with a stick so this was fantastic. If we had had more time we would have purchased a 3rd day so we could hop off at more places. All the bus stops are near main attractions and run frequently- we never had more than 10mins to wait. There were Big B helpers who spoke English at most of the bus stops if you wanted assistance. On the first day we easily found the Red coloured Big B bus stop near our hotel on the Bund and were taken by the bus to exchange our voucher for tickets, so easy and stress free. N.B. There is another company who do the same sort of bus tour, the bus stops are usually next to each other. You are given ear phones with tickets to listen to the on-board commentary but take your own if you wish. You are also given a map with all stops and attractions on. Very enjoyable way to see the city and hop off to see what you want. Because my mobility/energy levels are bad we knew I would not be able to see/experience everything and had to 'cherry pick' so this was great because we felt that we got a good view of the city without all the walking. I purchased 48 hour tickets with: River cruise - fabulous great views, highly recommended. We went in the afternoon but cruise is available until early evening so you can still go after the buses have stopped running. 88 floor tower city view - again fantastic but you need to pick your day/time as the buildings are so tall they can be lost in the clouds. We were lucky and had a clear sunny afternoon. Amazing views. Bund sight seeing tunnel - goes under the river. I'm unsure how to rate this attraction :-. It is a fast way to get over the river from the Bund instead of using the hop on hop off bus and was very enjoyable because it was so funny. It is like a badly done fair ground ride! However, we had a great time with the other people in the carriage laughing at the effects. If you are having trouble fitting it all in perhaps this is the one to miss. Over all this was a great purchase, I would highly recommend this way to see the city. My daughter 23 and her boy friend also really enjoyed the buses and will use them when they return to Shanghai with friends.
• Submitted 01 Mar 2018
• Submitted 22 Feb 2018
good you will see al the important things in a short time, I recommend Hop on Hop off in the whole worls.
• Submitted 13 Feb 2018
Buses on all three lines ran frequently. Buses on each line red, green and blue were timed to make connections to buses waiting at the next line. Lots of very friendly and helpful staff.
• Submitted 17 Dec 2017
This was a great way to get around Shanghai! The staff spoke english quite well which is always helpful.
• Submitted 26 Oct 2017
Good way to get around Shanghai
• Submitted 06 Oct 2017
We purchased the 48 hour bus with 3 attractions. The bus was good and regular,never over crowded and although it states the last bus is 5pm on our visit during Golden Week the buses ran until 9pm. The river cruise in the evening was excellent the buildings on both sides of the riverside where quite spectacular when they were all lit up. The Tourist Tunnel and the Observation Deck were also worth a visit. Overall this is an excellent way to see Shanghai in a short time.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2017
A great way to see all the sights in Shanghai! The included boat trip was excellent as well. The traffic was fine to get to places and this allowed us to see a lot of the city in the 2 days we had available. Well worth the money as we didn't have much luck with cab drivers who didn't speak English.
• Submitted 13 Sep 2017
This is a great way to get around to the sights of Shanghai at your leisure. A very efficient and comfortable service.
• Submitted 26 May 2017
A great, easy way to get around Shanghai and see the sights!
• Submitted 16 May 2017
A wonderful way to see Shanghai!
• Submitted 15 Apr 2017
I had 2 great days on the bus, and took advantage of the extra inclusions on the premium ticket. I did get a surprise when I got off the tunnel ride and found myself on the other side of the river. I then walked to the Jon Mao tower and enjoyed the view internally and externally.
• Submitted 14 Apr 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 07 Apr 2017
We usually use hop-on-hop-off in major cities around the world where we travel. This Shanghai tour was no different, very good. There are many tour companies operating similar routes using the same locations for stops. Kind of annoying seeing the bus far away coming, but when arriving at the station, you realise that is not yours.
• Submitted 01 Apr 2017
Excellent service on site, up-on / off site well organized and available, employees available and friendly
• Submitted 26 Mar 2017
This is something I would advise anyone to do and being able to buy in advance from Viator was an added advantage.
• Submitted 20 Mar 2017
Very great tour for the price! They give you a ticket that is good for two days, along with tickets to the tunnel, Jin Mao observation deck, and river cruise. Just make sure you hold on and don't lose your tickets. I didn't think all of this could be included for the price but it was! One day I took the red and blue lines and the next day the green. They give you headphones and you plug them into the wall next to your seat to hear the commentary. I would recommend to the the tour more so on the weekend because it seems like you wait a little longer for buses to arrive at the stops during the week. I took the river cruise right at dusk about 5pm and the buildings looked gorgeous lit at night. They even had snacks, beer, and wine for sale on the boat. I would recommend to everyone!
• Submitted 28 Nov 2016
Easy to find hop on hop off bus personal night tour was great tour guide very good with English . The bund ride was confusing as it was only one way and it didn’t say on ticket or where to pick the bus up but otherwise good
• Submitted 25 Nov 2019

In Brief

Shanghai, China
2 days
Tour run every day of the year with regular departures between 9:00-17:00.
May to October Red Route runs extended operating hours.
please ask our staff of details.